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Northern Society of Chartered Accountants

At the heart of northern business since 1882

Tanni Grey-Thompson to speak at Northern Society Dinner 18 February 2015

TGT-head-and-shouldersWe are delighted to announce that our keynote speaker at the 133nd Northern Society Annual Dinner on Friday 16 October 2015 will be Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson DBE.

In Seoul in 1988, Tanni represented Great Britain and won her first Paralympic medal, the 400m bronze. Spinal surgery forced Tanni to take a year away from the track and incredibly, at the 1992 Barcelona Paralympics, she stormed to victory taking four gold medals in the 100, 200, 400 and 800 metres and a silver in the 4x100m relay.

The same year, she won her first of six London Wheelchair Marathons. Tanni won the 800 metres gold in the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics along with three silver medals in the 100, 200 and 400 metres. At the 2000 Sydney Paralympics, 31 year old Tanni returned with a vengeance, striking gold a fabulous four times in the 100, 200, 400 and 800 metres. In Athens 2004, aged 35, she takes first place in the 100 and 400 metres bringing her Paralympic gold medal tally to an astonishing eleven.

Her total Paralympic Medal tally is 11 gold, 4 silvers and 1 bronze.

In 2010 Tanni was appointed to the House of Lords, where she serves as a non party political crossbench peer.  Tanni took the title Baroness Grey-Thompson of Eaglescliffe in the County of Durham.  Tanni is a working peer and hopes to use her experience and knowledge to great effect in debates in the House.  She has most recently contributed in the Welfare Reform and Legal Aid Bill.

Look forward to a special evening this October – you don’t have to be a chartered accountant to enjoy the evening with us – our dinner is open to all. We would also love it if members would bring along their colleagues, clients and guests as well as their students and trainees to enjoy a memorable evening and a superb networking opportunity.

The Northern Society Annual Dinner is on Friday 16 October 2015 at the Civic Centre, Newcastle upon Tyne.

During the course of the evening we will hold a raffle to raise funds for the British Wheelchair Racing Association.

You can find out more information at norsca.co.uk/dinner and you can follow us on Twitter @NorSCADinner   twitter.com/norscadinner

Sponsorship opportunities

For further information and to discuss sponsorship opportunities please contact Joanne Lucking joanne.lucking@icaew.com 0191 300 0532.

The Northern Society of Chartered Accountants (NorSCA) represents ICAEW members 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.

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