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Northern Society of Chartered Accountants

At the heart of northern business since 1882

Northern Society Business and Awards Dinner with Rowan McCabe

Date: 14 October 2022 18:30

Type: Social and Networking

Organiser: NorSCA

Northern Society of Chartered Accountants ICAEW

Northern Society of Chartered Accountants Business and Awards Dinner will be on Friday 14 October 2022.

Join Yvonne Gale, President of Northern Society of Chartered Accountants, fellow Northern Society members and their guests for an inspiring talk by our keynote speaker Rowan McCabe. We will also be joined by Mark Rhys, ICAEW National Deputy President 2022-23.

Our Business and Awards Dinner will be held on Friday 14 October 2022 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 Rowan McCabe.

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.
  • All monies raised on the night will be match funded by the Community Foundation Tyne Wear & Northumberland

Recognition awards will be presented to:

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
Charity balloon pop
Keynote speaker
Followed by networking
00:00 Carriages
ICAEW Member £83.33 + VAT
Non-Member £83.33 + VAT
Retired Member £62.50 + VAT


Guest Speaker – Rowan McCabe

Guest speaker: Rowan McCabe is a poet and performer

Rowan McCabe is a poet and performer. Aware that poetry isn’t a proper job, he decided to create his own and became the world’s first Door-to-Door Poet. Knocking on strangers’ doors, he asks what is important to them. He then goes away and writes a poem about this, free of charge, before bringing it back and performing it on their doorstep. It’s sort of like the Avon lady…but with rhymes.

Rowan, has also written poems for Channel 4, Radio 3’s ‘The Verb’ and his work has been featured in The Guardian and on BBC Breakfast. He has performed on stages around the UK, including Glastonbury Festival and the Royal Albert Hall. In 2020, the National Trust invited him to be poet in residence at Wordsworth House.

Mark Rhys, ICAEW National Deputy President 2022-23

Mark Rhys has spent over thirty years auditing banking and capital market clients. His experience encompasses retail, commercial and investment banking, securitisation, stock broking, derivatives structuring and commodity trading. Mark is Deloitte’s Global IFRS for Banks co-leader and his specialty is financial instrument accounting. This role sees him regularly briefing non-executives, clients and regulators on the challenges and consequences of the shift from incurred to expected loss provisioning. In addition to his role as Partner and IFRS for Banks co-lead, he is Deloitte’s global lead contact for interactions with the Financial Stability Board. As joint chair of the GPPC’s Bank Working Group, he leads regular discussions between the profession, the FSB and IFIAR regarding bank accounting and audit quality. Mark also is the firm’s representative on the BCBS Accounting Experts Group and a member of the PRA’s Practitioner Panel. Mark is Deloitte’s representative on the FSB’s Enhanced Disclosure Task Force, where he led the credit risk disclosure working group. He was the first chairman of the ICAEW’s Financial Services Faculty and is a member of the ICAEW’s Technical Strategy Board.

Northern Society Awards 2022

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

Please see our Northern Society Awards page for more details of the awards to be presented at our 2022 dinner.

Read about the finalists for 2022 Northern Society Presidents’ Awards.

In support of Community Foundation Tyne and Wear and Northumberland

We are keen to raise funds in support of charities located and active in the Northern Society region. This year our choice of charities to support recognises the impact of the cost-of-living crisis on local households.

We are fundraising in aid of Community Foundation Tyne and Wear and Northumberland Registered Charity No. 700510. The Community Foundation will match fund up to £5,000 and make grants to FareShare North East and FareShare Lancashire and Cumbria.

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 130 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

How to book

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

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