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Northern Society of Chartered Accountants

At the heart of northern business since 1882

Northern Society Business and Awards Dinner with Tanni Grey-Thompson

Date: 16 October 2015 18:45 for 19:30

Type: Business and Industry, Social and Networking

Organiser: NorSCA

Northern Society of Chartered AccountantsThe Northern Society of Chartered Accountants Business and Awards Dinner will be on Friday 16 October 2015.

Northern Society of Chartered AccountantsJoin Rob Tindle, President of Northern Society of Chartered Accountants, fellow NorSCA members and their guests for an inspiring talk by our keynote speaker Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson DBE.

Our Business and Awards Dinner will be held on Friday 16 October 2015 in the Banqueting Hall, Civic Centre, Newcastle upon Tyne from 6.45pm until late to allow for informal networking after the meal.

Our principal guest speakers this year will be Baroness Grey-Thompson DBE and ICAEW President Andrew Ratcliffe.

During the course of the evening we will raise funds in support of the British Wheelchair Racing Association.

Why you should attend

Northern Society of Chartered Accountants

  • meet fellow ICAEW members, their guests and ICAEW staff – it’s a great chance to network
  • meet ACA students and celebrate their exam successes and achievements
  • BASE Mentor of the year will be announced
  • we will raise funds in support of the British Wheelchair Racing Association. All monies raised will be match funded by Barclays Business

Recognition awards will be presented to:

Northern Society of Chartered Accountants

Further information on all of the Northern Society Awards can be found at norsca.co.uk/awards.


Dress Code: Black Tie/Posh frocks

Follow us on Twitter for more about the dinner @NorSCADinner   twitter.com/norscadinner

Special message for sole practitioners and members in business:

New for 2015 the Society 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 [email protected] to discuss this further.

Time Planned event
18:45 Drinks reception
19:30 Guests take their seats
Awards Ceremony
Charity balloon pop
Keynote speaker
Followed by networking
01:30 Carriages
Guest speaker Tanni Grey-Thompson

We are delighted to announce that our guest speaker this year will be Baroness Grey-Thompson DBE. 

TGT-head-and-shouldersIn Seoul in 1988, Tanni represented Great Britain and won her first Paralympic medal, the 400m bronze. Spinal surgery forced Tanni to take a year away from the track and incredibly, at the 1992 Barcelona Paralympics, she stormed to victory taking four gold medals in the 100, 200, 400 and 800 metres and a silver in the 4x100m relay.

The same year, she won her first of six London Wheelchair Marathons. Tanni won the 800 metres gold in the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics along with three silver medals in the 100, 200 and 400 metres. At the 2000 Sydney Paralympics, 31 year old Tanni returned with a vengeance, striking gold a fabulous four times in the 100, 200, 400 and 800 metres. In Athens 2004, aged 35, she takes first place in the 100 and 400 metres bringing her Paralympic gold medal tally to an astonishing eleven.

Her total Paralympic Medal tally is 11 gold, 4 silvers and 1 bronze.

In 2010 Tanni was appointed to the House of Lords, where she serves as a non party political crossbench peer.  Tanni took the title Baroness Grey-Thompson of Eaglescliffe in the County of Durham.  Tanni is a working peer and hopes to use her experience and knowledge to great effect in debates in the House.  She has most recently contributed in the Welfare Reform and Legal Aid Bill.

You can read more at tanni.co.uk

Ticket cost and information
Ticket category Cost
Early bird price per person (ends 31 August 2015) £65 inc VAT
Standard price per person £75 inc VAT
ICAEW members under the age of 35 £45 inc VAT
ICAEW students £45 inc VAT
Retired ICAEW members £45 inc VAT
Sole Practitioners and Business Members £45 inc VAT

If you are an ICAEW member under the age of 35 or either a Sole Practitioner or Business Member please call the events booking team to receive the discounted prices.

Sponsorship opportunities

Sponsorship opportunities are available for your organisation. For further information and to discuss sponsorship opportunities please contact Joanne Lucking [email protected] 0191 300 0532.

In support of the British Wheelchair Racing Association

BWRA-logo2During the course of the evening we will raise funds for the British Wheelchair Racing Association

The BWRA is the governing body for wheelchair racing in Great Britain actively promoting participation, equality and governance for disabled people in this exiting sport on road and on track. BWRA are a voluntary organistion.

The majority of their operational expenses are funded by donations. You can read more about their work at bwra.co.uk

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Newcastle Civic Centre

The Civic Centre
Barras Bridge
Newcastle upon Tyne
Tyne and Wear

Tel No: 0191 277 7222

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.