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Cooper Parry onboards James Peck as tax partner

Peck joins after serving an eight year tenure at Grant Thornton, where he worked in its fast growth technology and media team

Accountancy and business advisory firm Cooper Parry, has onboarded James Peck as a tax partner in its CP futures scale up team in London

Peck joins after serving an eight year tenure at Grant Thornton, where he worked in its fast growth technology and media team. 

He brings to the role over 15 years’ experience supporting high growth, VC and PE-backed businesses as they scale, building structured tax strategies and “helping them to anticipate challenges all the way through to a fundraise, sale or IPO”.

In addition, he specialises in raising finance, scaling overseas operations, R&D tax credits, implementing share option and remuneration policies, shareholder considerations and “preparing companies for future acquisitions or disposals”. 

Peck said: “Cooper Parry is a firm that truly understands the complexities and nuances that scaling businesses face on a day-to-day basis and matches those with the expertise, experience and mindset to provide scaling businesses with a team of advisers who care about their business and the next phases of growth. 

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“Stakeholders need advisers who can relate to the journey they are on, understand the ecosystem and have a strong desire to make a difference to their organisation. I am looking forward to bringing a wealth of experience to the table – along with a few battle scars – and continuing to support high growth businesses.”

Steve Leith, head of tech and high growth at Cooper Parry, added: “We are delighted to welcome James to the team – giving us additional tax capability and experience in the tech and high growth space. 

“We are building the no.1 team focused on the scale-up space and James will be a huge part of our continued work, not only with founders and CFOs, but also with the wider ecosystem of accelerators, investors, and networks that support high growth companies.”

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