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Northern Chartered Accountant Students' Society

Supporting northern ACA students

NCASS Newcastle Annual Dinner 2018 20 April 2018

At this year’s Newcastle NCASS dinner on 16th March 2018 held at The Biscuit Factory, £1,500 was raised for local charity Caring Hands. This superb amount was raised from raffle ticket sales, the Heads and Tails game proceeds, as well as assistance from the Northern Society of Chartered Accountants (NorSCA).

With giant balloons and huge light up letters on the stage the room looked fantastic! Following a welcome and introduction from the NCASS Chair, each guest’s fate was sealed by the toss of a coin with a Heads and Tails game, expertly hosted by NCASS committee members Rich Tiffany (RSM) and Sam Hutson (Colin Hutson Accounting). Following a delicious 3 course meal the casino tables opened and guests enjoyed an evening of trying their luck on the roulette wheel and dancing! Yasmin Smith (PwC) NCASS Chair said “with 280 people in attendance it was a great evening, with a brilliant amount of money raised for Caring Hands which I know they are extremely grateful for and the money will make a huge difference to their charity”.

Chris Soan (Newcastle University Business School), NCASS President said “the annual dinner provides the ideal opportunity for ICAEW students to meet students from other firms across the Northern region. This is a perfect example of NCASS’s raison d’être – managed by ICAEW students for ICAEW students”.

There was a lot of hard work put in by committee members, all of whom are volunteers. In addition to attendees and firms for their support, NCASS would like to thank Newcastle University Business School, Nigel Wright and Broster Buchanan for their sponsorships, as well as the following organisations for their generous donations of raffle prizes which raised the magnificent sum for Caring Hands:

• Northern Society of Chartered Accountants
• The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales
• The Tyne and Wear committee
• PwC
• Deloitte
• EY
• Tait Walker
• Kaplan
• Nigel Wright
• Tyneside Cinema
• Northern Stage

The date of the 2019 Newcastle dinner is yet to be decided. However, before that, NCASS has a number of events including this year’s Teesside NCASS dinner which is on 18th May.


NCASS (Northern Chartered Accountant Students’ Society) is the official body that represents ACA students under ICAEW training contracts in the Northern Society area in the North East of England and Cumbria. We have been supporting student chartered accountants across northern England since 1896.
The society is run by ACA student volunteers for ACA students and, space permitting, new committee members are always welcome.

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