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Northern Society of Chartered Accountants

At the heart of northern business since 1882

Teesside Young Members Networking Event

Join young professionals in Teesside for a supper & quiz

We are delighted to announce a pan professional networking event taking place at the Dovecot Bar & Kitchen, Middlesbrough on 16 November 2023.

Event Information

This event is open to all young professionals and students across the Teesside region and will be a wonderful opportunity to network with like-minded people and to make business connections which may be beneficial in the future.

The evening will consist of a quiz alongside a hot buffet. The ticket price also includes a drinks token for one drink.

There will also be some prizes up for grabs for the winning quiz team as well as for best team name.

We look forward to seeing you all there for what promises to be a fabulous evening of quizzing and networking!

Price £12.50 + VAT


Cumberland Society of Chartered Accountants Christmas Lunch

A Christmas networking event for members and their guests

Back for 2023. Join the Cumberland Society of Chartered Accountants for their annual Christmas lunch and networking event.

Event Information

This year’s lunch is taking place at The Holston in Carlisle. Lunch is a three-course choice menu and must be pre-ordered at time of booking:



Split pea and ham hock soup

Watercress oil (gf)


Orange & Beetroot cured salmon

Red wine glaze, orange apricot gel, wasabi & radish salad


Mozzarella & tomato salad

Grilled asparagus, charred endive, shredded red cabbage & sherry garlic balsamic dressing


Traditional roast turkey

Pork & apricot stuffing, roast potatoes, honey roast carrots & parsnips, spouts, pigs in blankets & Halston gravy


Slow cooked Blade of beef

Bacon & leek creamed potatoes, seasoned roast roots, Yorkshire pudding & Halston gravy


Baked Stone bass

Pomegranate, orange & herb couscous, roast beets, cauliflower & fine bean salad & lemon avraga cream

Vegetarian/vegan options are available on request


Winter berry trifle

Vanilla mousseline & whipped mascarpone


Warm Chocolate fudge pudding

Salted almond & pistachio ice cream


Selection of local cheeses

Spiced poached pear, plum chutney & crispbread crackers

At time of booking please let us know of any additional special dietary requirements that you may have.

Price £35.00 + VAT


Retired members lunch & talk from Northumbria Blood Bikes

Join us for one of our regular lunches for retired and semi-retired members.

Join us for lunch followed by a talk by the Northumbria Blood Bikes on who the charity is, why they were formed and the work that they do.

This event is open to retired members and their guests. The cost includes a two-course lunch, Tea or Coffee plus VAT


Chicken breast, charred leek and butternut squash mousse, fondant potato,


Apple and black berry crumble, vanilla custard


Coffee & mints


12:00 for 12:30 Arrival and cash bar is available

12:30 Lunch is served

13:45 Talk by Northumbria Blood Bikes

14:30 Q&A

14:45 Formalities close followed by networking

15:00 Close


Price £25.00 + VAT

Northumbria Blood Bikes

Northumbria Blood Bikes is a registered charity established by local volunteers to deliver essential blood and urgent medical supplies, out of hours, between hospitals and other healthcare sites in North East England. We cover Darlington, Durham, Gateshead, Newcastle Upon Tyne City, North Tyneside, Northumberland, South Tyneside and Sunderland.

Read more at: northumbriabloodbikes.org.uk 


NCASS New Starters Event – Northern Chartered Accountant Students’ Society

Newcastle New Starters Event on 12 October at Spot White Newcastle at 5:30pm

Come along and meet all of the new students in your area and find out more about NCASS and the events that we run too!

Event Information

We have a private room booked at Spot White Newcastle where we will have snooker tables, a bar available and a buffet included in the ticket price! What a bargain! Start time is 5:30pm on Thursday 12th October 2023.

Price £3.33 + VAT


FD talk & tour – Beamish the living museum of the north

Don’t miss this opportunity to gain invaluable insights from the FD of Beamish Museum as he explains the impact the museum has had on both business and the local economy.

Join us for our exclusive behind the scenes tour of Beamish where Finance Director Mark Pemberton and Assistant Director Sally Dixon will give us insights behind the business including funding, latest developments, and their sustainability journey. We will then take a 90-minute private bus tour around the site. Highlights will include The Pit village, 1950s Town, 1940s farm and much more.

After the tour you are free to wander around, explore the site and have lunch at one of the many eateries. The weekend of the 8 October is October Steam up weekend.

What’s included:

  • Talk by Mark Pemberton & Sally Dixon
  • Tea, coffee & biscuits on arrival
  • Private bus tour with a Knowledgeable Conductor
  • Meal voucher to be redeemed at one of the many eateries
  • Entrance into the museum

The cost of the event has been subsidised by the Northern Society of Chartered Accountants and is open to members, their family and guests. Places are limited and are booked on a first come, first serve basis.


10.00 Arrival at Beamish main entrance & proceed to the boardroom. Please make your way to the Boardroom in Barclays Bank in the 1900s town by bus, tram or on foot

10.15 Boardroom to be available with tea, coffee, & biscuits

10.30 Finance talk and background/developments of the site – Mark Pemberton & Sally Dixon

11.15 Private Bus Tour with a Knowledgeable Conductor

13.00 Attendees free to visit the site & lunch

Depart at leisure

Price £20.83 + VAT



Northern Chartered Accountant Students’ Society Annual Teesside Dinner 2023

The Northern Chartered Accountant Students’ Society (NCASS) is delighted to be hosting its Annual Teesside Dinner for ICAEW students and newly qualified members at the Middlehaven Suite in Middlesbrough Football Club.

Northern Chartered Accountant Students’ Society will be hosting its Annual Teesside Dinner on 19 May 2023, for students and newly qualified members at Middlesbrough Football Club.

The annual dinner is one of the highlights of the NCASS events calendar, attracting many students and newly qualified accountants from firms across the Teesside region.

Event Information

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.

This year sees the return of CU Peat prize in which the award winners will be presented with their prizes on the evening. The prize was last awarded at the 2019 student dinner so this year will be covering not one, not two but three years of well deserving winners!

After dinner entertainment includes a DJ, disco and a photo booth.

During the evening we will also be raising money for our chosen charity which this year is the Trussel Trust Foundation for the Stockton and Billingham area. There will be raffle tickets available for purchase with some great prizes to be won.

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

Dress code: Cocktail dress and lounge suits.

Menu options


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 Rebecca Wood ([email protected]).

Entrance to the Venue
Please note that the Middlehaven Suite has its own entrance located near to the Club Shop.


Rate Cost
Price £40.83 + VAT


Northern Society of Chartered Accountants Annual General Meeting 2023

An opportunity for you to meet members of the Northern Society Committee & find out what is planned.

Notice is given for the 141st Annual General Meeting of the Northern Society of Chartered Accountants to be held at Northern Counties Club, 11 Hood Street, Newcastle upon Tyne at 12:30 hours on Thursday 25 May 2023.

Event information


1 Notice of Meeting

2 Welcome by the President

3 Apologies

4 Deceased Members

5 To Receive and, if thought fit, Approve the:

Minutes of the 140th Annual General Meeting held on Thursday 19 May 2022

6 Review of the Year by the President


To Receive and, if thought fit, Approve the:

Annual Report and Accounts for the year ended 31 December 2022 (including the Report of the Independent Reporting Accountant)

7 Election of Committee Members under the provisions of Rule 13(a)

8 Election of the Independent Reporting Accountant under the provisions of Rule 13(c)

9 Any other business

Joe Walsh
Hon Secretary

Booking is essential as a buffet lunch will be provided after the event.



Northern Society Business and Awards Dinner with local author Ann Cleeves

Northern Society of Chartered Accountants Business and Awards Dinner will be on Friday 24 November 2023.

Join Richard Slack, President of Northern Society of Chartered Accountants, fellow Northern Society members and their guests for an inspiring talk by our keynote speaker local author Ann Cleeves.

Our Business and Awards Dinner will be held on Friday 24 November 2023 at the Grand Hotel, High Gosforth Park, Newcastle upon Tyne from 18:30 for 18:45 with Dinner 19:30 until late to allow for informal networking after the meal.

Event information

Our principal guest speakers this year will be local author Ann Cleeves.

Event information

Why you should attend:

  • meet fellow ICAEW members, their guests and ICAEW staff – it’s a great chance to network
  • Northern Society Presidents’ Awards will be announced
  • ICAEW Chartered Accountants in the region who are committed to their thriving communities, Net Zero and good governance awards will be announced.
  • Our nominated charity for the evening is Down’s Syndrome North East. Registered Charity Number 1096003.

Recognition awards will be presented to:

  • Winners of the Northern Society Presidents’ Awards
  • ICAEW Chartered Accountants in the region who are committed to their thriving communities, Net Zero and good governance awards will be announced.

Pre-dinner drinks 18:30 for 18:45, Dinner 19:30.

Dress Code: Black Tie/Posh frocks

Special message for sole practitioners and members in business:
Again we will be hosting tables exclusively for Members in Practice and Members in Business allowing the opportunity to be seated with fellow chartered accountants.
If you think that this would be applicable to you then please contact Joanne Lucking to discuss this further.


Please note that the programme is subject to change

18:30 for 18:45 Drinks reception
Guests take their seats
19:30  Dinner
Awards Ceremony
Keynote speaker
Followed by networking
00:00 Carriages
ICAEW Member £83.33 + VAT
Non-Member £83.33 + VAT
Retired Member £62.50 + VAT
Young Members £62.50 + VAT


Guest Speaker – Ann Cleeves

Ann Cleeves is the author of more than thirty-five critically acclaimed novels, and in 2017 was awarded the highest accolade in crime writing, the CWA Diamond Dagger.

She is the creator of popular detectives Vera Stanhope, Jimmy Perez and Matthew Venn, who can be found on television in ITV’s Vera, BBC One’s Shetland and ITV’s The Long Call respectively.

The TV series and the books they are based on have become international sensations, capturing the minds of millions worldwide. 2022 marks 30 years of publishing with Pan Macmillan.

Ann worked as a probation officer, bird observatory cook and auxiliary coastguard before she started writing. She is a member of ‘Murder Squad’, working with other British northern writers to promote crime fiction.

Ann also spends her time advocating for reading to improve health and wellbeing and supporting access to books. In 2021 her Reading for Wellbeing project launched with local authorities across the North East. She lives in Northumberland where the Vera books are set.

You can find Ann on Twitter and Facebook @AnnCleeves.

Northern Society Awards 2023

Northern Society of Chartered Accountants www.norsca.co.uk

The following have been shortlisted for the Northern Society Awards which will be announced on the evening of the dinner. 

Presidents’ Award – Professional Stage

Emma Bhatti – EY
Henry Milson – PwC
Jonathan Cooper – KPMG
Heather Hart – Craig Hart Accountancy Services
Sarah Paul – Deloitte
Declan Smith – Clive Owen

Presidents’ Award – Advanced Stage

Oliver Morgan – EY
Taylor Jones – PwC
Owen Apedaile – Deloitte
Jonathan Gill – Colin Hutson Accounting Ltd
Emily Crawford – UNW LLP
Jack Ord – Robson Laidler

Presidents’ Awards Contribution to Net Zero

Michael Moran – Robson Laidler

Please see our Northern Society Awards page for more details of the awards to be presented at our 2023 dinner.


In support of Down’s Syndrome North East

We are fundraising in aid of Down’s Syndrome North East Registered Charity No.1096003. Down’s Syndrome North East is the leading organisation for the help and support of all people with Down’s Syndrome and their families and friends. We cover Northumberland, Tyneside, Wearside, Durham and Teesside. We are a registered charity run entirely by volunteers.

About Northern Society of Chartered Accountants

Northern Society of Chartered Accountants (NorSCA) represents 4,000 ICAEW members and ACA students working in business and the finance profession across the North East of England, Teesside, northern Yorkshire and Cumbria.

We have been assisting businesses in the north of England and producing chartered accountants for over 140 years.


There are over 1.8m chartered accountants around the world – talented, ethical and committed professionals who use their expertise to ensure we have a successful and sustainable future.

Over 180,000 of these are ICAEW Chartered Accountants. We train, develop and support each one of them so that they have the knowledge and values to help build local and global economies that are sustainable, accountable and fair.

We’ve been at the heart of the accountancy profession since we were founded in 1880 to ensure trust in business. We share our knowledge and insight with governments, regulators and business leaders worldwide as we believe accountancy is a force for positive economic change across the world.

ICAEW (Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales) is a founder member of Chartered Accountants Worldwide and the Global Accounting Alliance.

Find out more about Northern Society on our website norsca.co.uk
Follow us on Twitter @ICAEW_NorSCA
Follow our LinkedIn company page – ICAEW NorSCA – Northern Society of Chartered Accountants
Find out more about ICAEW at icaew.com 


Redworth 2023 General Practitioners’ Conference

Our popular general practitioners conference is back for 2023.

Having missed out on our annual conference in 2021 and 2022 we are returning in 2023 with our usual mix of high quality lectures and excellent networking opportunities.

The weekend is a great opportunity to gain valuable CPD at a competitive price. Over the weekend you will receive the equivalent of four half-day courses. It is aimed at partners, managers, and seniors in independent practices.

As well as hearing from our expert lecturers you will have the chance to connect with them and other practitioners throughout the weekend.

Event information

Topics are likely to include:

  • Latest Tax updates
  • Accounting updates
  • Rebecca on request
  • National Insurance
  • Cybersecurity and Fraud
  • Employment Law
  • Soft skills
  • Practice Matters
Why should you attend the conference?

The weekend is a great opportunity to gain valuable CPD at a competitive price. Over the weekend you will receive the equivalent of four half-day courses. It is aimed at partners, managers, and seniors in independent practices. As well as hearing from our expert lecturers you will have the chance to connect with them and other practitioners throughout the weekend

Many of the topics have been suggested by delegates who have attended previous Redworth conferences as well as the NorSCA CPD programme. Also, Rebecca Benneyworth will answer delegates’ specific tax questions in her popular “Rebecca on Request” slot on Sunday morning. You can be sure that the conference will meet your business and professional needs, as well as those of your staff.

As well as the lectures there is an excellent social aspect to the weekend, with delegates and speakers mingling during the free periods. You can benefit from lots of advice from the speakers, as well as comparing notes with other practitioners.

Spouses/partners of delegates are more than welcome to attend on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis.

Northern Society of Chartered Accountants reserve the right to change the timing of the programme and the speakers.

Rate Cost
Residential rate £235 +VAT
Non residential rate £280 +VAT

To assist the conference organisers and to ensure that we can secure the hotel before cancellation charges are applied (after 30 September) delegates not wishing to pay the full amount at time of booking have the option to secure their place and pay the final balance on 11 February 2023. A non-refundable deposit of £50 per delegate is required at time of booking. An invoice will be forwarded to you for payment in January 2023 where you will be charged the balance of £185+VAT residential rate or £230+VAT non-residential rate.

When you book you will only be charged for the conference element, the accommodation charges are paid to the hotel on departure. On booking, please indicate if accommodation is required and we will book this for you at our preferential rates.

Accommodation charges payable to the hotel on departure. Prices quoted include VAT

Single accommodation £290

Twin or double (per delegate) £188

Partner/spouse rate (per night) £50


Rebecca Benneyworth BSc FCA MBE is well known nationally for her enthusiastic and down to earth approach to tax. She has been a lecturer for in excess of 25 years, winning Tax Lecturer of the Year at the 2007 Taxation awards. She is also a tax writer and Editor of a number of tax publications. She was Chairman of the ICAEW Tax Faculty from 2013 – 2015. She also sits on a number of HMRC internal Boards, including the Admin Burdens Advisory Board which seeks to challenge HMRC on behalf of SME’s.

Peter Herbert
Peter qualified as a Chartered Accountant with an international accountancy firm before working in industry. He has over 20 years of training experience and is a founding director of Insight Training. Peter specialises in financial reporting, auditing, practice regulation and company law, as well as commercial awareness and business skills. He has a small practice, providing advice to mid-tier and small accountancy practices on aspects of accounting, auditing and practice regulation.


Teesside Society Annual Dinner 2022

Gursharan Singh, Teesside Society of Chartered Accountants (TSCA) Chairman, invites you and your clients, colleagues and friends to our Annual Dinner on Friday 18 November 2022 at Jury’s Inn Middlesbrough from 19:00 until late.

Annual Dinner 2022

Look forward to a special evening this November – you don’t have to be a Chartered Accountant to enjoy the evening with us – our dinner is open to all. We would love for members to bring their colleagues, clients and guests to enjoy a memorable evening and a superb networking opportunity.

Our principal guest speaker this year will be Paul Frost

During the course of the evening, we will hold a raffle to raise funds for Middlesbrough Foodbank. Registered Charity Number: 1151665

Rate Cost
Price £50.00 + VAT

Roasted Tomato and Red Pepper Soup with a Basil Pesto Garnish served with a Selection of Bread Rolls (v)


Thyme Butter Basted Chicken Breast with Roasted Winter Vegetables and a Rich Pan Gravy


Butternut Squash, Ricotta and Sage filled Tortellini with Wilted Spinach, Sugar Snap Peas and a White Wine Sauce (v)


Sticky Toffee Pudding with a Rich Butterscotch Sauce served with Vanilla Ice Cream (v)


Cheeseboard offering a Selection of Cheeses


Tea, Coffee and Chocolates

Speaker – Paul Frost

Paul’s career began on the Evening Gazette newspaper in Middlesbrough where he combined the strange bedfellows of crime reporting and the showbiz column before moving on to freelance for the national press.

He became a scriptwriter for TV, an ITN news reporter (covering such topics as the wedding of Charles and Diana) and for fifteen years the presenter of Tyne Tees TV’s nightly news programme Northern Life.

He was known as the Beard on the Box until he lost his whiskers on national TV as part of the Telethon with Michael Aspel.

Paul overcame his fear of flying by taking his pilot’s license (paid for with the proceeds of a pantomime on ice at Whitley Bay).

His popularity on TV and regular interviews with “the stars” such stars as Paul McCartney, Sting, Tina Turner, and Les Dawson and political heavyweights such as Margaret Thatcher and John Major opened the doors of the after-dinner circuit. Tony Blair booked him annually for his constituency dinner.

He formed his own PR and film company in 1994 and has produced a series of DVD documentaries including The Seeds of Goosepool which tells the fascinating tale of WWII Lancaster crews and their devastating losses and The Great Survivor, the story of Europe’s oldest battleship still afloat.

His book “Where’s Me Glasses?” is a squint from middle age, dedicated to everyone who has turned the corner from Adventure Avenue to Downhill Drive. He admits on the cover that he’s now an old git. But of course that hasn’t always been the case. He’s been a teenage git and a young married git.

Paul has two daughters and a son and lives in the village of Bishopton near Darlington in North East England with his wife Jo.

He has the ability to laugh at life and all around him and specialises in accents and mimicry. His talents once fooled Esther Rantzen with is impersonation of Prince Charles…..the story made the News of the World has delighted audiences ever since.



EGM called by Northern Society of Chartered Accountants

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Vera author Ann Cleeves to speak at business dinner

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