Parry Hancock

Accountant · Webb House, 20 Bridge Road, Park Gate, Southampton, Hampshire

  • Making Tax Digital VAT Ready


    Making Tax Digital VAT Re…
  • Xero Migration


    Xero Migration
  • Gold champion partner

    Partner status

    Gold champion partner
  • Partner since 2013


    Partner since 2013
  • Xero payroll certified


    Xero payroll certified
  • Xero advisor certified


    Xero advisor certified

About us

Established for more than 30 years, we are a small and friendly team of professionals, including two Chartered Accountants. We've been Xero advisors since 2013 and all our client facing staff are Xero certified.

We are focussed on ensuring our clients use technology effectively and efficiently for their needs. There's no one size fits all. Our principles are focused around giving you Peace of Mind, enabling you to get on with your life and run your business free from worry about tax, bookkeeping and all other accounting issues. We provide tailored, fixed-fee quotes and these include unlimited ad hoc queries, meaning we’re always on hand to help. We'll help you understand your bookkeeping and tax on a jargon free basis. All of our staff are committed to client service - our team is your team  


  • Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales

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Meet the team

Parry Hancock advisors: 8 - Xero certifications: 9

To become certified, advisors complete learning modules on Xero’s key features and pass a practical exam.

David Hancock

Partner, Parry Hancock

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  • Xero advisor certified
    Has a strong understanding and practical knowledge of how to use Xero with clients.

Chartered Accountant. Senior Manager with Price Waterhouse then started own practice, David Hancock & Co, in 1988, The practice became a partnership in 2015 and changed its name to Parry Hancock

Lesley Ambrose

Accounts manager

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  • Xero advisor certified
    Has a strong understanding and practical knowledge of how to use Xero with clients.

I have two daughters and live locally with my husband. Hobbies include running and generally keeping fit and adventurous travel including hiking in Nepal and backpaking around Sri Lanka.

Lucy Parry


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  • Xero advisor certified
    Has a strong understanding and practical knowledge of how to use Xero with clients.
  • 1 year Xerocon attendance

I trained with PwC and became a Partner at Parry Hancock in 2015. I love advising small business owners and helping them achieve their goals. Outside of work my 3 daughters and dog keep me busy!

Linda Hopwood

Accounts and Payroll Assistant

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  • Xero payroll certified
    Has knowledge and experience of setting up payroll efficiently and ensuring a smooth payroll process.
  • Xero advisor certified
    Has a strong understanding and practical knowledge of how to use Xero with clients.
  • Xero Migration
    Has training and expertise in switching clients to Xero.

Parry Hancock: Bank experience

Clients of Parry Hancock connect to a range of banks via Xero. Parry Hancock specialises in working with some of those banks; they can help with setting up bank feeds, and are knowledgeable about accessing bank loans and streamlining payments through Xero.

Bank connections

  • Barclays Business (UK)
  • Barclays Personal (UK)
  • Capital on Tap
  • HSBC Business (UK)
  • Lloyds Business (UK)
  • Lloyds Personal (UK)
  • NatWest
  • PayPal
  • Santander (UK)
  • Starling Bank
  • Tide

Parry Hancock: Industry experience

Parry Hancock works with businesses across a range of industries. They specialise in helping to choose apps that integrate with Xero to boost business performance for some of those industries.

Industries Served

  • Accommodation and hospitality
  • Administration and support services
  • Arts and recreation
  • Construction and trades
  • Marketing, advertising and consulting
  • Professional services
  • Real estate and hiring services
  • Repairs and personal services
  • Retail

Parry Hancock : App experience

Parry Hancock serves clients who use 4 different apps that connect and integrate with Xero.

Connected apps

Find us

Parry Hancock has an office in 1 location


Webb House, 20 Bridge Road, Park Gate, Southampton, SO31 7GE, Hampshire

+44 1489885772

New to Xero? Parry Hancock can help

Xero is beautiful online accounting software for smaller businesses. Parry Hancock can help make your switch as smooth as possible.

Contact them to find out how they can help your business.

  • 1 Year Xerocon Attendance ?
    The firm shows a commitment to Xero and to professional development by having one or more of their people attend Xerocon, Xero’s annual global conference, for the number of years shown.
  • Partner since 2013
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Xero certification means that some or all team members have completed courses and been assessed by Xero as proficient in the use of the Xero application.

Xero specialisation means that some or all team members have completed several short learning modules to develop skills in that area.

Xero doesn’t assess any individual advisor’s or firm’s proficiency as an accountant, bookkeeper or financial advisor. And Xero certified advisors and advisors with industry or bank specialisations are not employees of Xero.