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Northern Society of Chartered Accountants

At the heart of northern business since 1882

Northern Society Awards

Awards to be presented at Northern Society Business and Awards Dinner – 14 October 2022

The President of Northern Society of Chartered Accountants, Yvonne Gale would like to recognise the achievements of members during 2021.

Now in their 6th year, the Northern Society Presidents’ Awards will be announced at the Northern Society Business and Awards Dinner on Friday 14 October 2022, at the Grand Hotel, Gosforth Park, Newcastle upon Tyne.

There are 3 new awards for 2022. You can read more details about the Northern Society Presidents’ Awards on this page.

More information on the Northern Society Presidents’ Awards

The awards section of the annual dinner will be split into 2 sections:

i)    Presidents’ Awards 2022 for students/ newly qualified members

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

a)    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.

We will contact the firm/organisation of the ACA students in the Northern Society area who finished in a top 20 position at Professional Stage or Advanced Stage and ask the Qualified Person Responsible for Training (QPRT) (normally the Training Partner) at that firm/organisation to provide information in support of their ACA student including an explanation of why their ACA student should be considered for such an award.

The Judging Panel will consist of the President of Northern Society, the Immediate Past President of Northern Society, the President of Newcastle upon Tyne Law Society and a representative from the Community Foundation. Following judging, the finalists will be contacted and a shortlist of finalists will be published on our website norsca.co.uk and included in the dinner programme which will be placed on every table for the dinner on 14 October 2022.

The winner of the Presidents’ Award – Professional Stage 2021 and the Presidents’ Award – Advanced Stage 2021 will then be announced during the Northern Society Business and Awards Dinner on 14 October 2022. The two winning students will be invited to the stage to receive their award from the ICAEW President and Northern Society President, Yvonne Gale.

Northern Society of Chartered Accountantsii)    Presidents’ Award 2022 for all members – new for 2022

New for this year, the Northern Society of Chartered Accountants are pleased to announce three additional awards.

These awards recognise ICAEW Chartered Accountants in the region who are committed to their thriving communities, Net Zero and good governance. All qualities that members should be committed to in being an ICAEW Chartered Accountant.

These awards are open to all members a a firm/organisation at any stage in their career. Members may self-nominate themselves.

Details of the awards can be found below:

Presidents’ Award for Commitment to Thriving Communities

Drawing on our heritage of Chartered Accountants as pillars of their communities, we want to recognise this and invite nominations for individual ICAEW Chartered Accountants who have gone above and beyond to help their community in 2021.

This could include volunteering, donating, sponsoring, pro bono work. Your community could be geographic or a cause or special interest group.

Send us one page (max) on why you want to nominate this person (see more details on the nomination process below).

Presidents’ Award for Commitment to Net Zero

COP26 sharpened all our minds on the scale of the challenge and how we need to adapt to prevent climate change. Nominations for individual ICAEW Chartered Accountants who have made change happen either within their organisation or in collaboration with their customers, clients or suppliers or at a personal level.

We want to hear what they have been doing, the impact it has made and what is next on their road to Net Zero.

Send us one page (max) on why you want to nominate this person (see more details on the nomination process below).

Presidents’ Award for Commitment to Good Governance

Governmental bodies, social enterprises, charities, and voluntary organisations need Chartered Accountants who bring financial acumen, rigour, and stewardship to their governance. Often those Chartered Accountants volunteer for no fee or chose to work within such organisations as employees because of their commitment to the purpose of the organisation.

Nominate the individual ICAEW Chartered Accountant who has personally implemented change in improving governance in organisations large or small.

Send us one page (max) on why you want to nominate this person (see more details on the nomination process below).

The nomination process for the Commitment to Thriving Communities, Commitment to Net Zero and Commitment to Good Governance Awards

Nominations (one page max for each award) should be forwarded to Joanne Lucking via email [email protected] by Friday 3 June 2022. After this date no further nominations can be accepted.

Judging will take place in mid-August.

The Judging Panel will consist of the President of Northern Society, the Immediate Past President of Northern Society, the President of Newcastle upon Tyne Law Society and a representative from the Community Foundation. Following judging, the finalists will be contacted and a shortlist of finalists will be published on our website norsca.co.uk and included in the dinner programme which will be placed on every table for the dinner on 14 October 2022.

The winner of the Presidents’ Award for Commitment to Thriving Communities; the Presidents’ Award for Commitment to Net Zero; and the Presidents’ Award for Commitment to Good Governance will then be announced during the Northern Society Business and Awards Dinner on 14 October 2022.

The winners will be invited to the stage to receive their award from the ICAEW President and Northern Society President, Yvonne Gale.

About Northern Society Business and Awards Dinner

The Northern Society Business and Awards Dinner will take place on Friday 14 October 2022 at the Grand Hotel, High Gosforth Park, Newcastle upon Tyne.  The evening will be hosted by Yvonne Gale, Northern Society President and we are delighted that we will be joined by our keynote speaker Rowan McCabe..

Tickets for the dinner will be available shortly –  to purchase either individually, in small groups or for tables of 10.
Find out more about the dinner and how to buy tickets on our website at norsca.co.uk/dinner

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.

About ICAEW

There are over 1.8m chartered accountants around the world – talented, ethical and committed professionals who use their expertise to ensure we have a successful and sustainable future.

Over 180,000 of these are ICAEW Chartered Accountants. We train, develop and support each one of them so that they have the knowledge and values to help build local and global economies that are sustainable, accountable and fair.

We’ve been at the heart of the accountancy profession since we were founded in 1880 to ensure trust in business. We share our knowledge and insight with governments, regulators and business leaders worldwide as we believe accountancy is a force for positive economic change across the world.

ICAEW (Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales) is a founder member of Chartered Accountants Worldwide and the Global Accounting Alliance.

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