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Cooper Parry has recruited two new Research and Development Specialists

Cooper Parry gather momentum in the South with double R&D recruitment

Cooper Parry have strengthened their London office with two highly experienced Research & Development (R&D) specialists.

Ece Akser and Jonny Brewster have both joined from EY, and they’ll play a key role in building out Cooper Parry’s influence in the South following their recent move into Moorgate.

They add an abundance of technical expertise and specialist sector knowledge to the ever-growing R&D team.

Ece has a MEng and PhD in Material Science and Engineering, 5 years’ experience as a Senior Scientist at Procter & Gamble, 8 years with KPMG R&D and a further 5 years at EY. While Jonny has a master’s degree in Physics, 3 years’ experience as a Research Scientist supporting the Ministry of Defence, and over 10 years’ experience in tax; 8 of which were at the Big Four.

Ece said:

“It’s the variety of work and the constant opportunities to learn in R&D that keeps me interested. Talking to incredibly bright people and making a difference to their company is both a humbling and rewarding experience. That’s why I’m really looking forward to meeting a new portfolio of clients and feeding into Cooper Parry’s desire to grow and expand in the South.

I have a small child, and therefore work-life balance is really important for me - I knew Cooper Parry would be a great fit culturally.”

Jonny said:

“I’m excited about working with clients in Cooper Parry’s large SME sweet spot; particularly helping them to employ more people in their business through fully developed R&D claims, and furthering not only their own science and technology, but the UK’s too.

I’ve been really impressed by the trust Cooper Parry have shown in me to lead the Thames Valley charge. It’s flattering, but ultimately motivating, and I’ve got the bit between my teeth to make a good impression and do the company proud.”

Chris Knott, Tax Partner and Head of R&D Incentives said:

“I’m absolutely delighted that both Ece and Jonny have agreed to join us at the same time to expand our offering in the South. Attracting established R&D advisors of their experience and calibre into the team, and our continued recruitment from the Big Four shows we’re now firmly established as one of the leading R&D advisors in the country.”


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