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Whether it's business workshops, breakfast briefings, or major charity events, there's always something interesting happening at PKF Cooper Parry. Here's what's on the horizon at the moment...

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Brexit: Four months on

Unsure what Brexit means for your business? Tired of reading the numbing media coverage and awaiting Article 50? We’d like you to join us for a seminar about all of this and more. Are you coming to join the discussion?

What’s on?

We’ve assembled a team of PKF Cooper Parry Brexit experts and called them The Brexit Brigade. The Brexit Brigade will be joined on the day by leading economists and key industry experts in an attempt to save you from Brexit bemusement.

There’ll be an update on the economy and a discussion about what Brexit could mean for different financial sectors, including mergers and acquisitions, refinancing, and wealth and pensions. There’ll be plenty of opportunities throughout the morning and lunch to get involved in discussions and meet new people.


8.30am Arrival and Breakfast
9.00am Start and Welcome

  • Economic update
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Refinancing
  • Wealth and Pensions

10.15am Q&A
10.25am Coffee Break
10.45am Question Time style panel discussion
12.00pm Lunch and Networking
1.00pm Finish

Cooper Parry - Derby, Leicester and Nottingham based Business Advisors

PKF Cooper Parry’s Deals and Advisory team has landed in the West Midlands. It’s an exciting new offering for our firm in the West Midlands and we’re keen to tell you more.

Join us for drinks and a bite to eat on Thursday 3 November? It’ll be from 17:30 onwards at The Botanist in Birmingham.

The team

Jeremy Birch leads our Restructuring team in the West Midlands. Jeremy has more than 20 years’ experience in advising businesses and their stakeholders when they face financial and operational challenges.

Phil Hinson advises companies, management teams, entrepreneurs and investors on Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A), transactions and on raising finance.

Jeremy and Phil are supported by the broader Corporate Finance, Restructuring and Transaction Tax teams to provide a full service offering, meeting all the needs of a growing market.

Cyber Security Seminar

Meet Ryan Ackroyd, the man that hacked Sony, Fox and the FBI at our Cyber Security Seminar in November.

There’s nothing more terrifying for a business than the threat of cyber-attack, right? Still think your safe? How about a few gory details.

• Two thirds of businesses were hit by cyber-crime last year
• The average cost to resolve a cyber-crime incident is £358,956 and takes 31 days
• Only 10% of breached companies have a cyber security incident plan in place
Are you within that 90% that have no plan? Who better to help you than Ryan Ackroyd, former member of the notorious group of hackers – LulzSec. He now uses his insight to secure systems rather than break them.

About our speakers
Ryan Ackroyd (also known as Kayla) was the UK’s most notorious black hat hacker. As a member of ‘Anonymous’ and ‘LulzSec’, he was responsible for breaching Sony, the FBI, the CIA, the US Senate and many more. Ryan now uses his insight to secure systems rather than break them.

Joining Ryan will be university lecturer, Dr David Day and Neil Richardson from Snake Trap. David is a National Crime Agency special officer working with the National Cybercrime Unit. Neil is an academic, consultant and chapter lead for the Open Web Application Security Project.

Nick Ross is an IT Security Specialist for Sophos. Nick has been working in IT for over 16 years. He is passionate and knowledgeable about IT security, its impact on business and individuals and how they can implement best practice and end user education to protect themselves against ever increasing cyber threats…he’s also a bit of a geek.

Chris Tate from Datto brings 30 years of experience as he began his career as a programmer before ditching the code to join an IT Managed Service Provider. Chris now uses his knowledge to help IT Managed service providers explain the importance of proper business continuity solutions to their clients.

On the day
4 November – Sky View

9:00am – Breakfast and Networking
9:30am – Introduction from our IT Solutions Partner, Victoria Playford
9:40am – Snake Trap Presentation & Demonstration

This will involve Ryan, Neil and David performing live demonstrations and
breaching servers and mobile phones used within companies just like yours!
There'll be some shocking revelations here, you've been warned...

10:20am – Break
10:40am – Sophos Demonstration

The Anatomy of an Attack – The security landscape is changing with increasingly
sophisticated attacks. Find out how it's changed and how hackers threaten your security,
data and compromise your computers.

11:10am – Sophos Q&A
11:20am – Datto Demonstration

Introduction and positioning of Datto’s Total Data protection platform including a ‘Live disaster demo’

11:50am – Datto Q&A
12:00pm - Lunch



Cooper Parry - Derby, Leicester and Nottingham based Business Advisors

The latest Microsoft NAV update is being released on 28 October so, we’d love you to join us at our NAV 2017 Workshop on 6 December to learn all about it.

It’ll be a chance for you to see what’s new, hear about the new features and understand how the latest software can transform your business.

There’ll be breakfast from 8am and the session will last for 2 hours.