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Northern Society of Chartered Accountants

At the heart of northern business since 1882

Northern Society Business and Awards Dinner with Steph McGovern

Date: 13 October 2017 18:45 for 19:30

Type: Business and Industry, Social and Networking

Organiser: NorSCA

Northern Society of Chartered Accountants Business and Awards Dinner will be on Friday 13 October 2017.

Northern Society of Chartered AccountantsJoin Karen Muir, President of Northern Society of Chartered Accountants, fellow Northern Society members and their guests for an inspiring talk by our keynote speaker Steph McGovern.

Our Business and Awards Dinner will be held on Friday 13 October 2017 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 BBC Business and BBC Breakfast journalist Steph McGovern and ICAEW President Nick Parker.

During the course of the evening we will raise funds in support of the Butterwick Hospice (registered charity number 1044816). Butterwick.org.uk

Northern Society Business and Awards Dinner ICAEWWhy 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
  • Order of Merit, Presidents Awards and ICAEW BASE Mentor of the year will be announced
  • we will raise funds in support of The Butterwick Hospice. 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:

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 [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

Speakers Nick Parker and Steph McGovern

nick-parker-northern-society-of-chartered-accountants-icaewNick Parker, ICAEW President

We are delighted to announce that we will be joined by Nick Parker, ICAEW President who will speak at the dinner.

Nick Parker is President of ICAEW, and he is a tax partner with RSM UK. He has had a wide portfolio of clients including professional partnerships and UK subsidiaries of overseas parent companies, but he has mainly specialised in the SME sector.

During his time on Council he has chaired a variety of committees including the Members Board, the Committee of Council and the Audit Committee. He was Chairman of Council for three years.

During his career, Nick has lived in Hampshire and has worked in London, Edinburgh, Southampton and Basingstoke. He is married with two grown up sons, one who is an equine surgeon and the other who is an equine yard manager.

In his spare time he likes to undertake adventures – he trekked to the base camp of Everest, trekked in Patagonia, sailed from Sydney to Cape Town across the Southern Ocean as part of the Global Challenge Yacht race and most recently attempted to climb Mount Aconcagua in Argentina, the highest mountain in the Western hemisphere. He also held a private pilot’s licence which has lapsed.

steph-mcgovern-keynote-speaker-at-northern-society-of-chartered-accountants-icaewGuest speaker Steph McGovern

We are delighted to announce that our guest speaker this year will be BBC Breakfast’s business journalist Steph McGovern.

For over a decade Steph McGovern has reported on business and finance from around the world; from international summits to small business success stories. She is an established part of the BBC Breakfast team, covering business developments daily, and also regularly taking to the sofa as main co-host.

During the financial crash Steph was the lead producer of financial news, working with then Business Editor Robert Peston at the forefront of the award-winning coverage of the credit crunch and banking crisis. She soon began broadcasting herself, and Steph has presented on 5Live, Radio 4 and on the Chris Evans show on Radio 2.

Steph’s Breakfast duties include meeting first-hand those on Britain’s business frontline. Speaking to factory workers and FTSE 100 CEOs, Steph’s mission is to uncover and explain what’s going on in the real economy.

Taking business away from news coverage Steph launched her own children’s TV show looking for the next generation of entrepreneurs, Pocket Money Pitch on CBBC. She is also the co-host of a new BBC One prime time show Shop Well For Less.

Off-screen Steph is also involved in BBC community projects such as BBC Outreach and BBC School Report. She is also a mentor for young people in her native Teesside and regularly runs workshops for schoolchildren around the North East. A former champion Irish dancer and still keeps her foot in, often attending international competitions, where she helps to coach dancers

Ticket cost and information
Ticket category Cost
Early-bird price per person (ends 31 August 2017) £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 £55 inc VAT

If you are an ICAEW member under the age of 35 or a retired member 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 Butterwick Hospice Care

During the course of the evening we will raise funds for the Butterwick Hospices.

Butterwick Hospice Care aims to improve the quality of life for those who have a progressive life limiting illness and those close to them and to offer positive support for every challenge they may encounter during their illness and to see death as part of life’s journey.

Butterwick Hospices offer better quality of life through pain and symptom control, soothing and beneficial therapies, helpful family support and ongoing bereavement counselling.

Butterwick Hospice in Stockton has been caring for the communities in the Borough of Stockton on Tees for over 30 years. The Hospice offers a wide range of supportive day services for people suffering life limiting illnesses and offers care and support to patients families. Butterwick Hospice, Stockton also offers 10 In-patient beds. The Hospice expertise is freely available to those living in Stockton, Billingham, Yarm, Norton and Eaglescliffe and surrounding villages.

Butterwick Hospice at Bishop Auckland provides many services to communities around the Durham Dales and Sedgefield areas including day services, palliative home care, outreach day hospices and services to people suffering from progressive neurological illnesses.

Butterwick House Childrens Hospice offers a very warm welcome to babies, children, teenagers, young adults and their families. Most of the children and young people who come to Butterwick House need round the clock care – 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  Some children and young adults come for the day, many come for a short break either by themselves or with their family

Registered Charity: Number 1044816. You can read more about their work at butterwick.org.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.

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