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Northern Chartered Accountant Students' Society

Supporting northern ACA students

Women in Finance event

Join us to celebrate International Women’s Day.

To celebrate International Women’s day NEYCAG will be hosting an event with inspirational speakers to talk about their careers in the profession and how they have used the ACA to make the most of the opportunities available to them.

Event information

We will also hear from the IoD North East Chair on building your confidence in the work place.

Rate Cost
ICAEW Member No Charge
Student No Charge

Please note: This event is open to younger members up to 10 year qualified and students.

Time Session
18:00 Networking and buffet
18:30 Welcome and CABA update
18:40 Dr Yvonne Gale, NEL Fund Managers – How the ACA has helped her career to date
18:55 Dr Joanna Berry, Durham University – confidence building
19:10 Speaker TBC
19:20 Q&A
19:30 Close

Yvonne Gale
NEL Fund Managers are an economic development impact investor committed to growing the North East economy by investing in growing local small businesses.
Yvonne is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and an Associate Member of the Institute of Economic Development. She holds a DBA, MBA, IOD Diploma in Company Direction and is an FCA approved person. Dr Gale’s area of research is investment decision making. She is also a member of the Advisory and Decision Committee for the UAE Ministry of Finance-backed, Mohammed bin Rashid AED 2 billion Innovation Fund.
Prior to joining NEL, she qualified as a Chartered Accountant with BDO Binder Hamlyn and has held senior management positions in several high growth businesses. She brings a wealth of experience of working with growing businesses.

Joanna Berry
Joanna was born and brought up in Hartlepool, NorthEast England. Her academic experience runs from her Oxford University law degree (1985) to her MBA and PhD from Newcastle University. Her MBA focused on the impact of broadband connectivity on the TV industry, and her PhD took this one step further, using her creation and management of a London-based record label as a lens through which to assess the impact of digital technologies on the music industry’s business models and value chains.
Joanna is Regional Chair for the Institute of Directors and Board member of the Social Acumen Community Trust, where she focuses on community businesses and social enterprise. She is Board member for the NorthEast LEP “ScaleUp NorthEast” programme, where she is advising companies across the NorthEast LEP geography and in most industrial sectors, to help them scale and succeed.
Her professional experience encompasses law (mostly company and contract, practiced in South Africa from 1985 to 1987) but also science, creativity and technology. Joanna has undertaken a variety of international business development roles in marketing, advertising and publishing. Roles include Manager of Europe and East Asia for the World Economic Forum and international PR manager for Mobil 1 Motorsport with McLaren.
Joanna has founded, bought and run a variety of digital and creative companies, and continues her personal and practical involvement with new venture start-ups. Her current research and teaching interests encompass innovation, entrepreneurship, big data, ageing and health and the digital/creative industries. She places a particular emphasis on supporting the ‘women in STEM’ agenda in a variety of ways. She works closely with the Assistant Dean of External Relations and undertakes a wide variety of public and media activities, writing regular columns for NorthEast business paper The Journal and presenting a variety of insight activities with regionally-based businesses including Kromek, Ford Aerospace, Aston Martin, Barbour and intu MetroCentre.


Introduction to Poker

Do you have no idea what the difference is between a Full House and a Royal Flush? Come along to our event at Aspers Casino at The Gate, Newcastle and learn all about the ins and outs of poker.

The event is an excellent opportunity to network with junior professionals in the North East and learn about the intricacies of poker.

Tickets are priced at £7.50 per person and include an introduction to poker, two free drinks and a £5 bet on any game in the casino, so who knows – you could turn £5 into £5,000!

There are only 60 tickets available and they will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.
We look forward to seeing you there!

Please note this event is strictly for those aged 18 or over and you may be refused entry to the casino if you are unable to provide an accepted form of proof of your age identification upon request.

To book click here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/an-introduction-to-poker-tickets-26370338392


NCASS and NEYCAG Quiz Night

NEYCAG and NCASS invite you to attend our Quiz night on Thursday 29th September 2016 at the Central Pub in Gateshead.

Test your general knowledge in teams and meet other trainees and young chartered accountants in the North East.


Tickets are £5 and include 2 drinks and a buffet.

Drinks will be served from 6.30pm ready for a 7pm start, so please arrive promptly to be allocated seats or placed into teams.

Places are limited so book now to avoid disappointment- we look forward to seeing you on the night!

Thanks to Nigel Wright for supporting this event.


CABA: Introduction to Mindfulness

Mindfulness is everywhere at the minute! Would you like to know more about the concept of Mindfulness and what it can do for you?

During this free session you will explore the concept of mindfulness and how using it can enable you to become more aware of your thoughts and feelings so that instead of being overwhelmed by them, you’re better able to manage them.
This session will benefit all those want to learn more about how to train yourself to manage everyday situations which can sometimes get you down.

This session will examine the foundations of mindfulness, the empirical evidence behind it and its many applications in everyday life. You’ll also have the opportunity to try out a number of mindfulness strategies and with regular practice you will be able to Improve your mental and physical health, manage stress (at home and work), Reduce anxiety and Increase emotional intelligence.

The session will also be a brilliant opportunity to meet and socialise with other trainee and recently qualified accountants in the area. The event is free to all ACA students and NEYCAG/NCASS members.

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NCASS Teesside Annual Dinner

Northern Chartered Accountant Students’ Society (NCASS) is pleased to announce that the NCASS Teesside Annual Dinner will be on Friday 9 May 2014 in Middlesbrough.

Teesside Dinner-imageJoin fellow students on Teesside for our annual dinner at the Riverside Stadium for an evening of networking and entertainment.

A three course dinner and DJ is included within the price.

Tickets cost £37.50 (inc VAT) per person or £350 (inc VAT) for a table of 10 people.
Dress code: smart.

There will be a raffle raising money for NCASS’s chosen charity this year which is Zoe’s Place in Middlesborough.
More details about Zoe’s Place is available on their website.



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