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Northern Society of Chartered Accountants

At the heart of northern business since 1882

Back out into the world 5 April 2022

People do business with people they trust – some thoughts from Yvonne Gale CEO at NEL Fund Managers and Deputy President, Northern Society of Chartered Accountants

As we return to meeting people in person and solve the conundrum of whether to shake hands, a new problem has emerged of what is best done in person and what can stay virtual and how to juggle a day with contains both.

At my own employer, we are having a big push to reconnect with people in person.

People do business with people they trust and the virtual world is so much colder and often misses out on the social chit chat needed to form a business relationship. In person you can give some much more of your attention without the distraction of emails notifications, dodgy Wi-Fi and the drain of being zoomed out.

Hybrid CPD courses

At Northern Society of Chartered Accountants we are also keen to get back out and our programme of activities is full of opportunities for members who want to rebuild their social connections.

CDP courses are available in person, with hybrid as the backup in case of drama. We want you to be able to have the quiet chat about the bit you didn’t understand without the world watching the chat function. We want you have the clean head space that only being present in the room can bring.

Social events

On the social side, there are multiple events depending on how you like to make connections.

Our branches in Cumberland, Teesside and Tyne and Wear as all busy hosting small networking events that mix work, life and fun.

New for this year is a summer BBQ – Here comes the sun! where apparently our President Chris Soan says he’s booked the sun for an evening of socialising at South North Cricket Club on Thursday 9 June; ideal for a relaxed evening entertaining guests.

Northern Society of Chartered Accountants ICAEW

The big social event for 2022 will be our Northern Society Business and Awards Dinner on 14 October 2022. Put the date in your calendars, try on your posh outfit to see if it buttons up, book the babysitter, this is the return of the big one.

Look forward to seeing you at one of our upcoming events.

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 140 years.


There are more than 1.8m chartered accountants and students around the world and 189,500 of them are members and students of ICAEW. They are talented, ethical and committed professionals, which is why all of the top 100 Global Brands employ chartered accountants.*

ICAEW promotes inclusivity, diversity and fairness. We attract talented individuals into the profession and give them the skills and values they need to build resilient businesses, economies and societies, while ensuring our planet’s resources are managed sustainably.

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.

We believe that chartered accountancy can be a force for positive change. By sharing our insight, expertise and understanding we can help to create strong economies and a sustainable future for all.

Founded in 1880, we have a long history of serving the public interest and we continue to work with governments, regulators and business leaders around the world. And, as an improvement regulator, we supervise and monitor over 12,000 firms, holding them, and all ICAEW members and students, to the highest standards of professional competency and conduct.

ICAEW is proud to be part of Chartered Accountants Worldwide, a global network of 750,000 members across 190 countries, which promotes the expertise and skills of chartered accountants on a global basis.

ICAEW (Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales) is a founder member of Chartered Accountants Worldwide and the Global Accounting Alliance.

*CAW, 2020 – Interbrand, Best Global Brands 2019



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