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Northern Society of Chartered Accountants

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Teesside Dinner raises £5,850 for High Tide Foundation 21 February 2015

The Teesside Society of Chartered Accountants Annual Dinner was held at the Thistle Hotel in Middlesbrough and raised £5,850 for local charity High Tide Foundation.

Teesside Dinner - Northern Society of Chartered AccountantsWith 195 people attending from local accountancy firms and businesses there was a real buzz in the function room in between enjoying the four course meal provided by the Thistle.

The evening was hosted by Linda Pach, Chair of Teesside Society and the guest speakers for the evening were Hilary Lindsay and Kevin Shakesheff.

Hilary Lindsay, ICAEW Vice President spoke about the increasing opportunities for all young people to become accountants and how we are promoting the message that accountancy is as much about people and developing businesses as it is about numbers.  Consequently accountancy can be a fun and rewarding career.

Northern Society of Chartered Accountants www.norsca.co.ukShe also spoke about ICAEW BASE, our business competition for schools and about how taking part in the regional heats and finals can be a totally energising experience for the young people and mentors and judges alike.

Linda commented: ‘In the mini BASE events I’ve attended I’ve been impressed by how well young people work together to run their own business, deliver a business plan presentation to the group and start to understand the different elements of running a successful business.’

Kevin Shakesheff is the chairman of locally headquartered businesses Caspar Shipping and Camair Freight Solutions and also the chairman and a founder member of the High Tide Foundation charity.  Kevin spoke about some of his earlier experiences and the opportunities which High Tide has been able to offer local youngsters.

Our nominated charity was the High Tide Foundation. High Tide was created by the businesses of Teesside to give local children employment related opportunities in the port, local businesses and beyond.

As at the NorSCA dinner Barclays Business generously agreed to fund match so we managed to raise £5,850 for the High Tide Foundation which was a great result.

Linda Pach commented: ‘As well as thanking Barclays Bank for their funding and assistance with the raffle on the night I would like to thank our sponsors for the evening (Aldermore Bank, Avensure, Happy Brokers and Hays), Teesside High School for their donation and the businesses and local organisations that donated prizes for the charity raffle.  I would also like to thank everyone for attending and all of those who helped on the evening or before make it such a successful event.’

Photographs from the Teesside Dinner can be found in the Gallery.

About Northern Society of Chartered Accountants

Teesside Society of Chartered Accountants is part of Northern Society of Chartered Accountants (NorSCA) which represents ICAEW members 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 130 years.


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