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Northern Society of Chartered Accountants

At the heart of northern business since 1882

Retired and Semi-Retired Group: A walk with John Hunston around Roseberry Topping and Captain Cook’s Monument

What better way to spend a Sunday than a walk on the northern edge of the North Yorkshire Moors?

Our route

Starting from the centre of Great Ayton, where Captain Cook was born and a pretty village with the usual facilities, the walk will include an ascent of Roseberry Topping, a prominent feature visible from miles around, and Cook’s Monument, a tribute to the legendary explorer, set at the summit of Easby Moor.

Walk details

The walk will start at 11 am and should take around four to five hours, following a seven mile route incorporating ancient woodland, high moorland and of course wonderful views.

The total height gain is about 1000 feet, with one fairly short, steep section onto Roseberry Topping, then another much easier ascent onto Easby Moor.

Waterproofs should be carried to ensure it doesn’t rain (!) and walking boots worn; warm clothing and a packed lunch including drink will also be required.

We will meet in the centre of Great Ayton, by the statue of Captain Cook as a young man on the High Green opposite the Co-op. There is on-street parking in Great Ayton.

Open to all members and non-members as well as retired and semi-retired members.



Following the success of our 2017 annual dinner we are pleased to announce that the 2018 dinner, same great event with a new location The Biscuit Factory.

The menu for the night will be:
Tomato and red onion bruschetta, parmesan shavings and rocket (v)
Roasted Chicken Supreme, Baby Onions, Smoked Bacon, Pomme Puree
Lasagne of Leek & Woodland Mushrooms, Brinkburn Goats Cheese (v)
Warm Treacle Tart, Homemade Brown Bread Ice Cream

Our chosen charity this year will be Caring Hands

Tickets are limited so you’ll have to be quick!
Please arrive at 19:00 for a 19:30 start

Bookings close Friday 9 March 2018


NEYCAG & NCASS bowling evening

Join NEYCAG and NCASS for this social event at Lane 7, Newcastle.

Kindly sponsored by Michael Page this event gives younger members the opportunity to network while having fun. Who will be the bowling champion of the night?

The cost of the ticket is £5 and includes admission and 2 drinks from the bar.

This event is for those members up to the age of 35


NCASS Go-Karting Race Day

Join NCASS for an afternoon on the karting track.

F1K-Karter-FrontRace for pride and glory in this team event!

Watch the short film below to see the Gateshead track in action!


£20 per person

How to book

Places are limited to 24 people, so if you are interested in coming along please send your email and ICAEW student number to Sam Hutson by email sam.hutson@colinhutsonaccounting.co.uk

The event will be first come first served and any names received after the first 24 respondents will be added to a reserve list.  You will receive an email confirmation of the list of attendees on 7 September 2015.

More venue information

What Else Do I Need To Know about F1K?

Customers of F1K are advised to wear comfortable clothing and trainer type shoes. Open-toe shoes and high heels will result in customers being refused entry to the circuit. We advise all drivers to arrive at least 45 minutes before your stated drive time.

Drivers will need to be at least 150cm in height and have an inside leg length of 60cm.

Scarves and neck-wear must be removed before driving. You are more than welcome to wear your own helmet, provided it is full face and has a visor. Customers using our helmets are asked to provide personal head coverings for hygiene reasons. Balaclavas are available at reception for only £2 and are yours to keep.

For more information on the venue please see the F1K Karting Gateshead website.


North East hospitality & tourism industry – a discussion

This is a sector specific discussion group for members that work in the tourism & hospitality industry.

Tourism and hospitality is an important industry for the North East economy which has been one of the hardest hit during this pandemic.

Event information

As we now start to come out of the crisis it is important for those working within this sector or have clients within the sector to come together to discuss and share how businesses can approach the recovery in order for the North East economy to return and remain strong.

For the roundtable discussion we will be joined by Ian Thomas Director of Tourism & Research at the Newcastle Gateshead Initiative’s (NGI), who will give an update on the support that NGI is offering the Tourism industry.  This session will be chaired by PwC’s Craig Willis, who sits on NGI’s emerging leaders’ board.


12:30              Welcome – Craig Willis

12:35              NGI support to Tourism in the region

13:15              Questions/discussion

13:30              Close

There is no charge to join this session, however booking is required to receive the log-in details

For more information please contact Joanne Lucking Joanne.lucking@icaew.com


NCASS Annual Dinner – Newcastle

The Northern Chartered Accountant Students’ Society (NCASS) invites you to join them for their Annual Dinner in Newcastle on Friday 28 March 2014.

Newcastle Civic Centre nightThis year’s dinner will be held in the Banqueting Hall at Newcastle Civic Centre, raising money for Zoe’s Place, the baby hospice in Middlesbrough.

This will be a great night for networking with fellow professionals as well providing the opportunity to wear your black tie outfit!

The ticket price is £37.50 per head (or £350 for a table of ten) and includes a cava reception, a three course dinner plus DJ and dancing until late.

To book your tickets please contact Joanne Lucking 0191 300 0532 or email joanne.lucking@icaew.com.

You can find out more about the charity NCASS will be supporting again this year by following this link to Zoe’s Place.




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