About Parker & Co.


"Business is an adventure – enjoy it” – Gary Parker, 2003

Going into business can be compared to a mountaineering expedition, the idea, the excitement, the unknown, the commitment! You need equipment, a strong team, expertise, obstacles to overcome. Sometimes you have to stop, maybe retrace your steps and go again. You may need a guide or local knowledge – Parker & Co – we are your guide in business.

Gary Parker, Director


Our passions is to go home every day satisfied that

we have changed lives for the better. We do this by…
Listening to and communicating with our clients.
Understanding our clients business needs and how they work.
Providing pro-active advice on the development of the business.
Mitigating corporate tax liabilities by systematic tax planning.
Working with our clients to meet their long term objectives.
Providing expertise and advice to ensure business longevity.

A qualified team, fit to lead your expedition in business.


Gary Parker

Gary deals with all aspects of client relations at all levels. He is responsible for overseeing all accounts and tax returns prior to them being submitted to clients or the relevant authorities. In that way opportunities for tax planning etc are not missed. Gary also deals with the more complicated matters that arise during the life of a business or a client from plans for startups to succession, sale or just plain business survival!
Trainee Accountant

Debbie Evans

Debbie joined the Cwmbran office in 2020. Debbie has previously completed AAT studies. Debbie has built her client portfolio and is now responsible for book-keeping, preparation of VAT returns, Personal Tax and submitting of the same. Debbie is also Xero Certified.
Payroll Manager

Gloria Dodd

Gloria joined Griffiths & James in 2013, as a payroll officer and assisted with the preparation of accounts.
Since the merger with Parker & Co in July 2020, Gloria is now our Payroll Manager. 
Experience with the furlough claims, CIS, pensions and P11d’s.
Finance & Compliance Officer

Liz Francis

Liz is responsible for dealing with our own accounts and finance. Liz is also our Health and Safety officer and documents in house policies and procedures.

Gareth Pinder

Gareth joined the practice in 2020 and deals with financial statement preparation, personal and business tax affairs and VAT. He has worked in Accountancy since 2013 qualifying as a Chartered Certified Accountant in 2018. Gareth’s background is mainly audit working at both Big 4 and Top 10 practices being part of and leading teams for large corporations across various industries such as solicitor firms, the motor vehicle industry and engineering industry. Gareth was in charge of our merger with Griffiths and James and subsequently ran out Cwmbran office which has now merged with our extended Newport office. Gareth became a director on 1 May 2021.
Account Manager

Lucy Purnell

Lucy is currently in her last year of studying ACCA at the University of South Wales, with the ambition to become a Chartered Certified Accountant in 2023. Lucy continues to develop her client portfolio and has been highly successful in her exams. Lucy is involved with preparation of accounts, Corporation Tax returns, Personal Tax returns, VAT returns and submission of the same.
Trainee Accountant

Liam Underwood

Liam joined Parker & Co. team in 2022 as a Trainee Accountant. He is currently in his last year of studying AAT. Liam has been assisting the Accountants with preparation of Personal Tax returns and book-keeping. Liam’s ambition is to become a Chartered Certified Accountant by completing ACCA qualification.
Head of Payroll

Maxine Griffiths

Maxine joined the practice in early 2021 as Payroll Manager, dealing with clients’ payroll, CIS, pensions, furlough claims and auto-enrolment. Maxine is part qualified. Maxine also has an extensive knowledge of accounts and book-keeping as well as payroll.
Senior Accountant

Rebecca Webster

Rebecca originally joined the practice in 2010 as an Administration Assistant. She enjoyed the accountancy environment and soon began to train to be an Accountant. In 2015, Rebecca successfully qualified as a Chartered Certified Accountant and is now a member of ACCA. Rebecca achieved FCCA status in 2020. Rebecca deals with all aspects of the personal and business tax affairs of her client portfolio which incorporate sole trader, partnership and corporate businesses. Rebecca is also responsible for managing all our Legal compliance matters, overlooks our employees and will soon become a director.
Account Manager

Patricia Szczerba

Patricia’s main responsibility is Will Writing and Wealth Management for Parker & Co. Wills Ltd, which includes services such as Lasting Power of Attorney, dealing with Office of the Public Guardian and Land Registry. Patricia is also training to become an Accountant and is in her last year of studying AAT.
Office Manager

Karen Tingey

Karen joined Griffiths & James in 2006, as Receptionist/Administrator and assisted with the preparation of accounts and payroll. Since the merger with Parker & Co in July 2020. Karen is now our Office Manager. Managing clients and the Office, supporting the team with book-keeping, VAT and account preparation. Karen is also Xero Certified.
Admin / Accounts Trainee

Agne Butkeviciene

Agne joined the practice in 2022 as an Administration and Accounts Trainee. Agne’s main responsibility is assisting the team by carrying out Admin tasks within the office. Agne also offers support to our Payroll Managers and takes part in accounts preparation. Agne is also studying AAT.

One of the most rewarding parts of any expedition or being in business is overcoming obstacles.

Gary Parker, Director