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Northern Society of Chartered Accountants

At the heart of northern business since 1882

President’s prize candidates for Northern Society dinner 5 October 2015

Northern ICAEW students’ success to be recognised – a message from Northern Society President, Rob Tindle:

Northern Society of Chartered AccountantsThis year sees the inaugural ‘Presidents’ Award’ for Northern Society of Chartered Accountants best performing students in the Professional and Advanced stages of the ICAEW exams 2014.

This will be awarded to one student at Professional Stage and one student at Advanced Stage who have demonstrated both:-

Northern Society of Chartered Accountantsa)    Academic excellence, by finishing in the top 20 of highest overall marks in the Northern Society Order of Merit; and
b)    Made an exceptional contribution to their firm/organisation by their professionalism, business acumen, teamwork or to the Northern Society or wider general community.

The judges (Past President Andrew Jackson, Michael McGregor President of the Newcastle upon Tyne Law Society and myself) met recently to consider the citations for the awards that had been received from the Qualified Person Responsible for Training (QPRT) at the students’ firm/organisation. You can read more at norsca.co.uk/awards

We have had a tremendous response with the judge’s finding it difficult to agree a shortlist and eventual winners, such was the quality of the students proposed. However we have now finally agreed a shortlist for the Professional and Advanced Stage Presidents’ awards.

From the shortlist below, the winner of the Presidents’ Award – Professional Stage 2015 and the Presidents’ Award – Advanced Stage 2015 will be announced during the Northern Society Dinner on 16 October 2015:

Presidents’ Award – Professional Stage 2015 shortlist

Michael Burke – National Audit Office

Ashleigh Jackson – National Audit Office

Beth Rogerson – Saint & Co, Chartered Accountants

Whitney Savage – Armstrong Watson

Leanne Smith – EY

Matthew Spears – Nickalls & Co

Presidents’ Award – Advanced Stage 2015 shortlist

Rachel Brown – Deloitte

Thomas Burt – Kenneth Easby, Chartered Accountants

Thomas Carson – EY

Rachel Farrer – PwC

Liam Ford – National Audit Office

Dawn O’Neill – EY

Northern Society BASE Mentor of the Year 2015 shortlist

BASE is ICAEW’s National Business and Accounting competition for students in school or college aged 16-19. BASE is tremendously popular with schools but relies upon many Northern Society ICAEW members and ACA students who volunteer their time to act as a BASE Judge or to Mentor the teams.

This award was judged by those individuals who served as a BASE judge at the 3 heats of BASE that took place in the Northern Society area in 2015 (one each in Tyne & Wear, Cumbria and Teesside) and the Northern Society President.

The winner of Northern Society BASE Mentor of the Year Award 2015 will be announced during the dinner on 16 October 2015. The mentors shortlisted are:

Linda Collins – Armstrong Watson

Craig Hart – Aspire Technology Solutions

Sam Hill – Clarke’s Chartered Accountants

We will also present our Order of Merit awards to the Northern Society student who achieved the highest marks in the ICAEW exams. The winners of all the awards will be announced on the night and will receive their awards from Andrew Ratcliffe, ICAEW President and myself.

More information about all of the awards can be found at norsca.co.uk/awards

I look forward to seeing you all at the Civic Centre on Friday 16 October for an evening of celebration of chartered accountants in the Northern Society.

There are still places available to book please contact Joanne Lucking (joanne.lucking@icaew.com) for more information.

Rob Tindle
President Northern Society of Chartered Accountants

Northern Society of Chartered Accountants

About Northern Society of Chartered Accountants

Northern Society of Chartered Accountants (NorSCA) represents 4,000 ICAEW members and ACA students working in business and the finance profession across the North East of England, Teesside, Northern Yorkshire and Cumbria. We have been assisting businesses in the north of England and producing chartered accountants for over 130 years.

Our members are part of a worldwide network of 144,000 ICAEW Chartered Accountants who help people do business with confidence.

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