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Northern Society of Chartered Accountants

At the heart of northern business since 1882

Teesside Society 2017 Annual Dinner at Wynyard Hall

Date: 24 November 2017 18:45

Type: Business and Industry, Career and Personal Development, Social and Networking

Organiser: Teesside

Teesside Chairs Emma and Angela - Northern Society of Chartered AccountantsEmma Read and Angela Foster, Co-Chairs of the Teesside Society of Chartered Accountants (TSCA), invite you and your clients, colleagues and friends to our Annual Dinner on Friday 24 November 2017 at Wynyard Hall from 18:45 until late.

Teesside Dinner - Northern Society of Chartered AccountantsLook forward to a special evening this November – you don’t have to be a Chartered Accountant to enjoy the evening with us – our dinner is open to all.

We would love for members to bring their colleagues, clients and guests to enjoy a memorable evening and a superb networking opportunity.

Our principal guest speaker this year will be Lembit Opik.

During the course of the evening we will hold a raffle to raise funds for MFC Foundation which has been kindly match funded by Barclays Business.

Teesside 2017 - Northern Society of Chartered AccountantsCost

Tickets are £41.67 + VAT

Online booking closes on Friday 10 November.

Speaker – Lembit Opik


Born in 1965 in Bangor, Northern Ireland to Estonian parents, Lembit Öpik is one of the most characterful and recognised politicians of his generation.

Newcastle upon Tyne

In 1988, after some dramatic years in student politics, Lembit joined American multi-national giant Procter & Gamble, where he worked in the advertising department on a number of household brands including Ariel and Fairy Liquid, rising to the role of Global Human Resources Training & Development Manager.

At the same time he pursued a parallel career in politics as a Liberal Democrat councillor in Newcastle upon Tyne.

Drinks-at-Teesside-Dinner - Northern Society of Chartered AccountantsMontgomeryshire

In 1997, Lembit was elected to Parliament as the MP for Montgomeryshire in Wales. Very quickly he began to be recognised as one of the more energetic and entertaining MPs in the country, with regular appearances on everything from Question Time to Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway, and most of the major entertainment shows in between.

‘The show had to go on’

In 2010, Lembit lost his seat in one of the most surprising results of the General Election. Despite this blow, 5 hours later he kept his promise to appear on the election special edition of Have I Got News for You in what was regarded as one of the strongest performances for any politician on the show. As Lembit said ‘I lost my seat, not my resolve. The show had to go on.’

TSCA - Northern Society of Chartered AccountantsSince then, contrary to expectations, Lembit has continued to increase his profile and in 2010 appeared on the blockbusting reality show I’m a Celebrity – get me out of here!

In August 2016 Lembit performed in the comedy Rocking Your Vote in which he played himself. The play was on the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

In November 2017 Lembit will be able to add entertaining to his many feats! Don’t miss it!

In support of MFC Foundation

MFC Foundation works across Teesside, delivering sport, health, education and inclusion projects that raise aspirations and change lives amongst the most vulnerable and disadvantaged in local communities.

MFC-Foundation-logoMFC Foundation was set up by Steve Gibson in 1996 as the independent charitable arm of Middlesbrough FC. Though it uses the official ‘Boro’ brand to engage with various members of the community, MFC Foundation exists as a separate entity from the football club.

‘Our mission is simple, by harnessing the passion and power of the Football Club brand, we work to raise aspirations and improve the life chances of young people and adults across Teesside.

We work in some of the most disadvantaged areas of Teesside, engaging with those who are hard to reach through the delivery of inspiring sport, education, health and inclusion projects.’

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Wynyard Hall Hotel

TS22 5NF

Tel No: 01740 644811

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.