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Northern Chartered Accountant Students' Society

Supporting northern ACA students

Northern Society launches first BASE event of the season in Carlisle 26 February 2014

The first of our four regional BASE events was launched at Carlisle College on Tuesday 25 February 2014. Northern Society of Chartered Accountants (NorSCA) will host 4 out of the ICAEW’s 47 heats of this prestigious national school’s competition which is a fantastic percentage of the total!

Northern Society President Jeanette Brown chaired the judges panel of 3 alongside Chris Carr of Armstrong Watson and Tracey Wilson of BPP.

A total of 9 teams battled for the top slot which was eventually won by Lime House School from Dalston near Carlisle. They will be one of four Northern representatives at the national final which will be held in Birmingham at the end of June 2014.

Jeanette commented “It was a fantastic event. The kids enthusiasm for the competition really shone through. I’m really looking forward to the remaining heats – even though being a judge was slightly more exhausting than I expected!”.

Nine young ICAEW Chartered Accountants from the Cumberland branch of Northern Society also acted as mentors to the teams representing their firms from all over the County. Mentor to the winning team was Joe Abernethy from Saint and Co. in Carlisle who said “I am delighted that my team were the winners of this heat, they rose the challenge presented to them very well considering the size of the schools that they have been competing against this afternoon. I wish them well for the final.”

Lime House School win BASE CarlislePicture shows Lime House School, winners of the BASE heat in Carlisle with their mentor Joe Abernethy from Saint & Co. and Jeanette Brown, President of Northern Society of Chartered Accountants.

BASE is ICAEW’s national Business, Accounting and Skills Education competition for students aged 16-19. A unique and exciting experience, students are able to engage in a challenging business game that enables them to develop key employability skills and understand what it’s like to be an ICAEW Chartered Accountant.

You can watch the BASE video on another page on this website and you can find out more about BASE at icaew.com/base

The remaining 3 BASE heats supported by Northern Society will be:

  • 4 March 2014 – Newcastle upon Tyne (Newcastle University)
  • 12 March 2014 – Newcastle upon Tyne (Northumbria University)
  • 19 March 2014 – Middlesbrough (Teesside University)

The Northern Society of Chartered Accountants (NorSCA) represents ICAEW members working in business and the finance profession across the North East of England, Teesside and Cumbria. We have been assisting businesses in the north of England and producing chartered accountants for over 130 years.

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