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Northern Society of Chartered Accountants

At the heart of northern business since 1882

Tea Break chat – Small Business Commissioner

Date: 1 July 2020 15:00

Type: Career and Personal Development

Organiser: NorSCA

An update for members on the role of the small business commissioner from one of their Non-Execs

Event information

If you work in a small business or are a practitioner with small business clients then this ‘tea break’ update will inform you of the role of the Small Business Commissioner (SBC) and how they can assist with late payment problems.

The session will include:

  • Who is the Small Business Commissioner (SBC)?
  • What does the SBC do?
  • Late payments assistance
  • How to manage cash flow
  • Case study – The SBC in action
  • Why small business should use the SBC

This is a free event, however pre-booking is required to be sent the information required to join.


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Virtual meeting - Covid-19 restrictions

In common with so much in business at the moment, this will be a virtual meeting. The decor will be familiar but the catering will be as good as you make it. Please check your joining instructions that will be provided to you after you have booked to join the event.


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Yvonne Gale

Organisation: NEL Fund Managers

Position: CEO

Dr Yvonne Gale

Yvonne is Chief Executive of NEL Fund Managers and a Non-Executive Director for Finance & Procurement, Office of the Small Business Commissioner.

She joined NEL Fund Managers in 2002 and is currently responsible for the strategic direction and leadership of all teams within the organisation. Her role also involves sourcing funds for management, fund design, achieving maximised returns and impact for investors, and for investor relations.

Yvonne is a Fellow of ICAEW and an Associate Member of the Institute of Economic Development. She holds a DBA, MBA, IoD Diploma in Company Direction. Dr Gale’s area of research is investment decision making. She is also a member of the Advisory and Decision Committee for the UAE Ministry of Finance-backed, Mohammed bin Rashid AED 2 billion Innovation Fund.

Prior to joining NEL, Yvonne qualified as a Chartered Accountant with a national accountancy firm and has held senior management positions in several high growth businesses. She brings a wealth of experience of investing in high growth businesses.

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.