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Northern Society of Chartered Accountants

At the heart of northern business since 1882

Pandemic Perspectives – Tyne Theatre & Opera House

Date: 1 September 2020 12:30 - 13:00

Type: Business and Industry

Organiser: NorSCA

Hear from business leaders on how they and their businesses have adapted during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Join Northern Society of Chartered Accountants for an informal chat with Keith Proudfoot, Tyne Theatre & Opera House, on how they have been impacted in different ways by the unfolding crisis of the last few months and hear him provide his unique perspective on the pandemic. 

Event information

This session with Keith Proudfoot, Tyne Theatre & Opera House, will focus on how the theatre has operated over the past few months and looking into the future the importance of the ‘Panto’ on the business.  

Every few weeks a different speaker from a different key business across the Northern Society area will be interviewed and invited to talk about how the COVID19 pandemic has affected them. Unique insight and perspective will be given as they spend half an hour giving their reflections on the changes that they have witnessed and helped shape since the start of the year, both from an organisational and a personal point of view across the business as a whole.

We’ll also hear how business models have been forced to adapt and which new skills have had to be rapidly learned as the businesses have evolved

The interviews will cover businesses across different sectors including: Metnor Construction, Greggs, Venator, Tyne Theatre & Opera House and PD Ports and more.

About Keith Proudfoot BSc BFP FCA Tyne Theatre & Opera House

After qualifying as a Chartered Accountant in Newcastle upon Tyne with an international practice; he moved to a small firm helping many SMEs through their first few years. He then headed Finance & Admin in a regional firm of Chartered Surveyors, before an MBO saw him as FD and Company Secretary of a group of estate agents and property management companies.

Keith was appointed Regional Director for ICAEW in the northern region in 2001, and also for ICAEW members in Scotland 2002, positions he held until December 2017.

Keith holds Trustee/Director and other voluntary roles on a number of local culture organisations and charities. He is currently the President of the Northern Society of Chartered Accountants.

Beyond these roles and looking after his granddaughter two days a week, he is a keen follower of regional sport and participating in 12-car rallies and other more gentle events in his classic Mini.

About Tyne Theatre & Opera House 

The Tyne Theatre and Opera House is a Grade 1 listed theatre rated “in the top 4% of listed buildings” by English Heritage and is afforded a three star (the highest) rating by the Theatres Trust, “a very fine theatre of the highest theatrical and architectural quality”.

The importance of the architectural and theatrical heritage of the building is also recognised by The Associated of Historic Theatres in Europe and OISTAT (the International Organisation of Scenographers, Theatre Technicians and Architects).

Tyne Theatre & Opera House Limited

In January 2015 the theatre was given a new lease of life when a new operating company, Tyne Theatre & Opera House Ltd was set up to operate and manage the business.

The Limited Company is the Preservation Trust’s subsidiary. Together with the operating company, the Trustees of the Tyne Theatre & Opera House Preservation Trust are committed to restoring the theatre to its former glory and raising the necessary funds to ensure that its heritage is sustained for future generations.

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