Parkers in the 21st Century, in what is now the City of Brighton and Hove, was formed in 1986 by the merger of two existing practices Parker Challis & Arbenz (from Brighton) and Pollins Raynor & Boxall (from Hove), from which Chris Arbenz continues as a partner in Parkers (Chartered Accountants). Stephen Monk joined the merged firm later in 1986 to manage audit services and became a partner in 1988. The eponymous Mr Parker retired as Senior Partner in 2003.
In April 2000 we acquired the Paul Bouch & Co practice (also in Church Road, Hove) and Paul maintains his contact with the firm as a director of one of his old client companies.
In January 2001, the Hove practice of Crouch & Co joined the enlarged firm with David Jemmett as the continuing partner. This renewed some old associations as Ricky Patel, our associate partner had worked for Crouch & Co before joining Pollins, Raynor & Boxall.
The firm’s name has changed a number of times over the years after starting in 1986 as PRB Parker Pollins, subsequently shortened to Parker Pollins, changed in 1990 to The Parker Partnership and in 2005 shortened again to Parkers.
Our joint venture Independent Financial Advisory company, Parker Partnership Financial Management Ltd, came fully on stream in 2001.
The Team now stands at 25 people, including professional and support staff, who are committed to offering an excellent and personal service to our clients, with support from our IFA colleagues and other expert consultants as required.