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Northern Society of Chartered Accountants

At the heart of northern business since 1882

Northern Society Business and Awards Dinner with local author Ann Cleeves

Date: 24 November 2023 18:30 - 23:59

Type: Business and Industry, Social and Networking

Organiser: NorSCA

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 

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The Grand Hotel, Gosforth Park, Newcastle upon Tyne

The Grand Hotel
Gosforth Park
High Gosforth Park
Newcastle upon Tyne

Tel No: 0871 222 1758

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