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Northern Society of Chartered Accountants

At the heart of northern business since 1882

Our Speakers

Northern Society of Chartered Accountants is pleased that the top speakers in their respective fields take part in our annual programme of courses in the north east and Cumbria.  Information about each speaker is included on the event details for each course which are listed in the events centre.

Information on some of our regular speakers who are part of our courses in the coming months are listed below:

Rebecca Benneyworth 90x90Rebecca Benneyworth FCA, MBE
Rebecca is a lecturer and writer on a variety of tax matters. She also has her own practice in Gloucestershire, and was named tax lecturer of the year at the Lexis Nexis Taxation awards in May 2007. She is also Chairman of the ICAEW Tax Faculty, and a member of the Government’s Admin Burdens Advisory Board

BillTelford 90x90Bill Telford BA FCA
Bill qualified as an accountant with an international big four firm in 1975 and has spent the last 30 years in education and training. In 2000, he joined Baker Tilly as National Training Director and he has served on both the ICAEW Council the Learning & Professional Development Board. He has recently retired as a partner with Baker Tilly, and is now trading as a freelance lecturer and training consultant.

Stephanie Henshaw 90x90Stephanie Henshaw FCA
Stephanie is Technical Standards Partner with Francis Clark LLP and Chair of the ICAEW Financial Reporting Faculty Board.  She is a regular speaker for us on Northern Society CPD courses on audit, accounting and company law matters. As a partner in a busy practice she has direct experience of how changes in standards and legislation really impact on day to day working life.

Bob-TrunchionBob Trunchion FCA CTA
As head of tax training at Macintyre Hudson Advisory Services and a consultant for MHA Macintyre Hudson (as a Tax Partner), Bob is ideally placed to bring his expertise to delegates seeking greater understanding of issues such as capital tax planning, the tax implications of buying and selling companies, and trusts and share valuation work. Bob acquired an MSc in Management Science at Imperial before qualifying as a chartered accountant with Coopers and Lybrand – now PwC. Since joining MHA Macintyre Hudson, he has become a recognised authority on the ever-changing tax landscape; with national media keen to solicit his opinion on inheritance tax and other tax related matters.

Tim Palmer 90x90Tim Palmer CTA ATT
Tim is one of the UK’s best known and popular tax presenters. He lectures frequently all over the UK, three or four times a week on a wide variety of taxation topics. He also writes regular magazine articles for the leading taxation publications. Alongside his lecturing, Tim also provides tax consultancy services, and specialist tax advice. Previously Tim Palmer was a senior Tax Manager with Howarth Clark Whitehill LLP, advising on all areas of tax and NIC for the firm to their clients. He was also a member of the tax department of P&O where he specialised in Corporation Tax and the Construction Industry.

Martyn Ingles 90x90Martyn Ingles FCA CTA
Martyn qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1982 and he has specialised in taxation ever since. He became an Associate member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation in 1983 whilst working for a large international firm. His career has combined lecturing with tax consultancy, working for The Financial Training Company Ltd, Horwath Clark Whitehill, and more recently MacIntyre Hudson. His main area of interest is tax planning for the family business, in particular tax efficient remuneration, exit planning and restructuring.

Carl Bayley
Carl began training as a Chartered Accountant in 1983 with one of the ‘Big 4’ accountancy firms. He qualified in 1986, becoming a double prize-winner in the process, and began specialising in tax.

Carl is a popular speaker on taxation matters and frequently presents to groups of business owners, landlords, and professionals such as accountants, lawyers and surveyors. His highly acclaimed annual ‘Budget Breakfast’ for ICAEW has been running since 2002 and has outlasted two former Chancellors of the Exchequer.

Carl is a member of the governing Council of ICAEW, Deputy Chairman of the Tax Faculty and a former President of ICAEW Scotland.

Tim Sayers
Tim Sayers, Head of Consultancy & Training, PDW Group Ltd. Working with a range of clients in Hospitality, Agriculture & Professional Services Tim helps drive their business performance through the developed of their people. Fundamental to Tim’s success has been putting the customer first and being passionate about helping people and businesses to succeed.

John Selwood
John Selwood is a Chartered Accountant and independent training consultant. He also writes technical material for publishers, is the editor of the CCH publication ‘Auditing and Reporting’ and has previously been the technical partner for a top thirty firm of accountants and head of an accountancy network.

Robert Jamieson
Robert Jamieson qualified as a chartered accountant in 1972, when he subsequently moved to Financial Training where he spent 20 years specializing in tax.

Robert has been involved with the Council of the Chartered Institute of Taxation, been on the Editorial Board of the weekly magazine “Taxation” and more recently became the Capital Gains Tax correspondent for “Private Client Business”. As well as contributing to a variety of taxation literature Robert is an occasional commentator on private client tax matters for Legal Network Television. Robert joined STEP in 2009.

Christopher Soan
Christopher Soan is currently a Lecturer in Accounting at the Newcastle University Business School. A Chartered Accountant, he has external audit experience from two of the ‘big four’ accountancy practices as well as financial reporting experience in both the private and public sectors.