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Northern Society of Chartered Accountants

At the heart of northern business since 1882

Business confidence review with a perspective from the oil industry

Date: 16 March 2016 07:45 for 08:00

Type: Business and Industry, ICAEW Governance and Research, Social and Networking

Organiser: ICAEW

An overview of the latest ICAEW business confidence monitor including an insight from the oil industry and its effect on businesses in the North East and the rest of the UK.

Presentations will be followed by discussions of the findings and implications for businesses. As well as answering questions, presenters will be keen to hear your views about business conditions in your area.

Buisness confidence – Keith Proudfoot, ICAEW Regional Director

The latest findings from the quarterly ICAEW / Grant Thornton Business Confidence Monitor (BCM) will give an indication of the overall direction of the economy, what is driving change and highlights the key concerns of UK.

Oil Industry – Ian Williams, Campbell Dallas Chairman

An “off the record” update on the oil industry and how the price fluctuation has effected other businesses and organisations

Breakfast will be available from 07:45hrs, the briefing will start 08:00hrs. Please advise when booking if you have any special dietary requirements.

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Jesmond Dene House Hotel

Jesmond Dene House Hotel
Jesmond Dene Road

Tel No: 0191 212 3000


Ian Williams

Ian, who is based in Aberdeen, is head of the Firm’s Energy Practice (inc. Renewables) and Chairman of the UHY International Energy Special Interest Group, with active members in over 40 oil producing countries. He is a member of the Firm’s Tax Consulting Group, with responsibility for International Tax


Keith Proudfoot

Keith Proudfoot

Organisation: ICAEW

Position: Regional Director, Northern and Scotland

Keith Proudfoot was the first Regional Director for the then 3000 members of the ICAEW in the northern region from 2001 to 2017 and from 2002 also for the 1400+ members in Scotland.

Now holding a number of unpaid non-exec roles with charities and NFPs, Keith has an extensive business support network.  He has continued to be involved with ICAEW members in the Northern region in a voluntary capacity.

How to book

The easiest way to book is online by clicking the button to Book Online at icaew.com – you will be able to log into your account at icaew.com and pay with your debit or credit card.

You can also telephone the ICAEW central events booking team on 01908 248159 and pay over the phone.

Alternatively you can download a booking form or book by email.