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Northern Chartered Accountant Students' Society

Supporting northern ACA students

NCASS Annual Ball 2022

The Northern Chartered Accountant Student Society (NCASS) is delighted to be hosting its annual black-tie ball for ICAEW students and newly qualified members at the Newcastle Civic Centre on 25th March 2022.

Event Information

The NCASS annual ball is at last returning after a three year absence and it is set to be the best one yet!

On the 25 March 2022, NCASS will be hosting a black-tie ball for ICAEW students and newly qualified members at the Newcastle Civic Centre. The annual ball is one of the highlights of the NCASS calendar, attracting over 300 students and newly qualifieds from firms across the North East.

On arrival attendees will be greeted with a drinks reception where you will have the opportunity to mingle with friends and colleagues before being invited to take a seat for a three-course dinner. Guests will be seated at tables of 10 with each receiving two complementary bottles of wine.

After dinner entertainment includes a DJ and disco as well as casino tables and photo booths.

During the evening we will also be raising money for our chosen charity, which this year is Children North East. There will be raffle tickets available for purchase with great prizes up for grab.

Tickets can be purchased individually or can be made in groups with a maximum of 10 guests per table.

Dress code: Black tie and ball gowns.

Cost
Rate Cost
Price £40.00 + VAT

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NCASS 30 x 30 Charity Challenge

There’s nothing quite like getting out, getting active and taking on a challenge! Take part and sign up for the 30×30 charity challenge where you can take in the local landmarks, meet new people and raise money for charity.

t’s basically Pokémon for landmarks! In randomly allocated teams you will need to walk 30 miles per person throughout September and get selfies with 30 of our handpicked landmarks located around the North. The winning team will win £10 amazon vouchers! Other prizes will be up for grabs too!

Event Information

Sign up and contribute £5 before 9pm on 27th August 2021 to take part.

To be in with a chance of winning you must submit your evidence by 1st October 2021. Evidence for mileage must be recorded using a tracking app such as Strava, and there must be photographical evidence of Landmarks captured with at least one team member also (visibly) included. The list of eligible landmarks and additional rules will be released by 5pm 31st August 2021.

On sign up please enter your chosen email address. This will be used to create a Microsoft Teams group so that you can share your progress, submit your evidence and meet your team members virtually!

Your contributions will be donated to our chosen charity for the year: Children North East.

Children North East exists because growing up can be hard. They create life-changing differences for babies, children and young people in their families, schools and communities.

They offer support at those times when a little help can make a big difference for a child and their future. They exist because if things go wrong during a child’s development, they are likely to have a far-reaching, detrimental impact.

This event is for current ACA members, students and other professionals across the industry.

Photographs will be used by the NCASS committee to share news about the event, and to publicise future events. Images may be used in press releases, social media including Facebook pages. If you would prefer not to be photographed, please contact Amy Napper ([email protected]).

Children North East are celebrating their 130th anniversary and have launched a film narrated by TV’s Tim Healy which explains more about this wonderful charity.

This can be viewed via the following link here.

Event enquiries 

Should you experience any difficulties booking onto the event, please go to our events support page – how to book. If you need assistance making a booking, please contact the Events Information team who will be happy to support with the online booking process.

Just click contact us.

Your local event organiser will also be able to assist with any last minute questions if you are unable to reach our Events Information team.

Event Organiser – Amy Napper

Event Organiser – Rebecca Wood

Cost
Rate Cost
Price £5.00
About Children North East

Children North East exists because growing up can be hard. We create life-changing differences for babies, children and young people in their families, schools and communities.

We offer support at those times when a little help can make a big difference for a child and its future. They are also the times when, if things go wrong, they are likely to have a far-reaching, detrimental effect on the child.

Ultimately, our mission is that all North East babies, children and young people grow up to be healthy and happy.

Whether it is in their family, at school or in their local community, we are here to support babies, children, young people and parents in the North East.

Find out more at: https://children-ne.org.uk/

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NCASS 2020 Annual General Meeting

Notice is given that the AGM of NCASS will be held virtually via Microsoft Teams on Tuesday 6th October 2020 at 5.30pm.

 

The Annual General Meeting is open to all members. Items to be discussed:

  • Approve the previous AGM minutes
  • Approve the NCASS Annual Report and Accounts for the year ended 31 December 2019
  • Elect committee members for the upcoming period
  • Elect an independent reporting accountant
  • AOB

Given the current working environment and additional restrictions in place in the region due to COVID-19, this year’s AGM will be hosted virtually on Microsoft Teams.  For the access code to the Teams call, please contact the secretary, Sam Hutson, at [email protected]

NCASS look forward to welcoming you on the video call.

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Teesside Mini Grand Prix

Start your engines!!

Join NCASS for a bit of friendly competition on the racetrack in Teesside and take a break from the busy season!

Your chariot awaits

Event information

Isn’t it great to let off some steam with colleagues on a weekend? You can do just that by coming along to TeamSport Karting, the UK’s No 1 indoor karting company, at their local track in Stockton and take on your colleagues and friends. This February, our NCASS event sees us take over tracktime in Stockton, allowing you the opportunity to take on the challenge on a Saturday evening. A great opportunity to socialise and network in an informal setting with no shortage of laughs!

This is a perfect opportunity to wind down after a week’s work in a unique manner! Why not get your co-workers involved and challenge each other? TeamSport Karting is the perfect place for epic team building. Students and recently qualified accountants are all welcome to the first NCASS Mini Grand Prix held on Teesside. Whether you’re a veteran racer or a beginner, all are welcome to compete for a spot on the podium.

Please arrive promptly for the pre-race safety briefing.

The race will be broken into 15 minutes sections of practice, qualifying and the final race and racers will be placed based on their fastest lap in the qualifying section.

Please refer to the ‘Additional information’ tab on the ICAEW event booking site for a detailed breakdown provided by the track for further details.

Safety gear will be provided by the venue with a nominal cost for balaclava.

The venue has on-site bar/café to serve food and drink, including fresh, stone-baked pizzas. These can be bought on the day or pre-ordered. Please see the website for details.

Cost

This event is open to ICAEW ACA students and qualified members living in the Teesside, North Yorkshire and Darlington areas – tickets are priced at £14.17 + VAT (£17.00) for trainees and £22.50 + VAT (£27.00) for qualified members and pre-booking is required through the ICAEW website (see the link below).

 

Rate Cost
Student Member £14.17 + VAT
Qualified Member £22.50 + VAT

 

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NCASS Annual Ball 2020

The NCASS Annual Ball is back on Friday 13th March 2020, tickets are now available!

Our annual student dinner celebrating our successes in the region. Join us for a welcome drink, dinner and entertainment on what promises to be an amazing evening!

Event information

Committee and PQ Awards at NCASS Ball 2019

After the successes of last year’s sold out dinner, attracting nearly 300 trainees and newly qualifieds, we have chosen to expand capacity this year, moving to the Newcastle Civic Centre.

On arrival you will be handed a welcome drink and given a chance to mingle before being invited down to take your seats for a three-course dinner. Each table will be furnished with two complimentary bottles of wine. After dinner entertainment will be provided, including a DJ who will allow you to dance the night away into the early hours!

Each year during the dinner, raffle tickets are sold for prizes donated by a number of organisations. This year we will be supporting our chosen charity, Children North East. Raffle tickets will be able to be purchased with either cash or card and will be priced at £5 per strip.

Group bookings are available through the online system. Tables are a maximum of 10 guests.

As in previous years, the dinner is open to students and newly-qualified members, along with your firm’s selected representatives.

Dress code: Black tie and ball gowns

 
Cost
Rate Cost
Price £45 (inc VAT)

Tickets are priced at £45 (including VAT) for all attendees.

Booking deadline

The deadline for all ticket purchases and menu choices is Friday 28 February 2020.

Other important information

How your data will be used
Please note, by booking onto this event your Personal Data will be shared with a third party event organiser and the chosen venue. Your data will be shared securely and only used for the purposes of this event. You may be contacted by the event organiser, the committee or the venue prior to the event. For more information about our data protection policy please go to icaew.com/dataprotection.

Photographs
Photographs will be taken on the night .These images will be taken by and used by the NCASS committee to share news about their event, and to publicise future events. Images may be used in press releases, social media including Facebook Pages. If you would prefer not to be photographed, please contact Therese McCollam (E: [email protected]).

If you would like to see your images, or would like us to delete them, please email Therese at any time.

Charity

During the evening we will be supporting our chosen charity for the year. 

Children North East exists because growing up can be hard. They create life-changing differences for babies, children and young people in their families, schools and communities.

They offer support at those times when a little help can make a big difference for a child and its future. They are also the times when, if things go wrong, they are likely to have a far-reaching, detrimental effect on the child.

Sponsor

The night will be kindly sponsored by Nigel Wright who will also be holding a Business Card Drop raffle where one lucky winner will be selected so bring your business cards along for the chance to win a prize!

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NCASS Teesside Dinner 2020 – SAVE THE DATE!!!

The NCASS Teesside Dinner is back on Friday 15th May 2020, tickets will be available early in the New Year!

Ormesby HallOur annual student dinner celebrating our successes in the region. Join us for a welcome drink, dinner and entertainment on what promises to be an amazing evening!

Event information

NCASS committee at Teesside DinnerAfter the successes of last year’s dinner, attracting nearly 100 trainees and newly qualified members from the Teesside region, we are pleased to announce that the Teesside Dinner will be returning to the fantastic setting that is Ormesby Hall.

Full details to follow – watch this space and our twitter feed.

As in previous years, the dinner is open to students and newly-qualified members, along with your firm’s selected representatives.

Dress code: Black tie and ball gowns

Cost
Rate Cost
Price TBC
Booking deadline

The deadline for all ticket purchases and menu choices is Friday 24 April 2020.

Other important information

How your data will be used
Please note, by booking onto this event your Personal Data will be shared with a third party event organiser and the chosen venue. Your data will be shared securely and only used for the purposes of this event. You may be contacted by the event organiser, the committee or the venue prior to the event. For more information about our data protection policy please go to icaew.com/dataprotection.

Photographs
Photographs will be taken on the night .These images will be used by the NCASS committee to share news about their event, and to publicise future events. Images may be used in press releases, social media including Facebook Pages. If you would prefer not to be photographed, please contact Sam Hutson (E: [email protected]).

If you would like to see your images, or would like us to delete them, please email Sam at any time.

Charity

During the evening we will be supporting our chosen charity for the year – more details to follow.

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The NCASS Quiz 2019

Do you have what it takes to be crowned NCASS Quiz Champions 2019? #LetsGetQuizzical

Our quiz is open to anyone, from those with fountains of knowledge to those just looking for a relaxing social event after work! Why not come along and put your skills to the test against some of the North Easts finest accountants?

Event information


This photo of The Hancock is courtesy of TripAdvisor

Is your December going to be full of busy and cold weather? If so, our quiz is the perfect ‘warm up’ for the festivities. Whilst we can’t guarantee good weather, we can guarantee this event will be a great chance to socialise and network with fellow NCASS members, along with the opportunity to unwind as the weekend draws closer! Challenge your friends from member firms for bragging rights as the NCASS quiz takes our accountants inquisitive natures out of work and into the Hancock for a night of all things North East!

Teams can be up to 5 people, but no more than 5 per team. 

Your ticket price of £5 will get you entry into the quiz, a drink on arrival and some nibbles on the tables during the quiz.

Prizes will be on offer for the winners of the quiz – just in case you needed an added incentive.  Let’s Get Quizzical !!

Cost
Rate Cost
Per person £5.00

Payment will be taken in cash on the door.

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Cumberland Charity Quiz

Cumbria Society of Chartered Accountants and Cumberland Chartered Accountant Students’ Society (CCASS) are joining together to host an exciting quiz event.

Event information

A friendly, fun quiz in aid of Eden Valley Hospice. There will be prizes for the winner! And we will be hosting a charity raffle on the evening.

No specific parking at the venue but is a 15 minute walk from Carlisle Train Station or free disc parking available on surrounding streets.

Cost
Rate Cost
Price £10.00

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NCASS – Jump Around!

InflateSpace course

Join NCASS in bouncing around at InflateSpace.

INFLATABLES SHOULDN’T JUST BE FOR CHILDREN – THAT IS A FACT.  THEY SHOULD BE FOR ACCOUNTANTS TOO!

Event information

Isn’t it great to let off some steam with colleagues after the working day is done? You can do just that by coming along to the UK’s largest indoor inflatable arena and have a bounce with us- this September, our NCASS event sees us take over InflateSpace for an hour, allowing you the opportunity to take on the RocketRacers, Space Jam Slam Dunk and many more activities on a Thursday evening. A great opportunity to socialise and network in an informal setting with no shortage of laughs!

This is a perfect opportunity to wind down after a day’s work in a unique manner! Why not get your co-workers involved and challenge each other to a duel on the Battle Beam, or take on college peers in a race through the Planet Pillars? InflateSpace is the perfect place for astronomical team building.

Whilst there is parking on site, it is noted that during peak times the carpark can be filled. An alternate route to InflateSpace is to use the Metro – it is located directly behind Walkergate station. It is also noted that you will have to sign a Waiver on the InflateSpace website prior to bouncing. As noted above, by purchasing this ticket the same waiver is in place with regards to any liability from NCASS.

Cost

This event is open to ICAEW ACA students – tickets are priced at £5 and pre-booking is required through the ICAEW website.

Rate Cost
Student £5

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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.

Cost
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.

Programme
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
Speakers

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.

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