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From CPD to social events, we’ve got some dates for your diary

2019 promises to be a busy year for NorSCA members, with a wide range of events taking place across the region. Grab your diary and start planning which ones you’ll attend…

A very special anniversary

The perennially popular Redworth Conference (1-3 March) is one of only a handful of residential courses created to meet the needs of General Practitioners and, after a quarter of a century, it’s also one of the longest running events of its kind in the UK. This year’s 25th anniversary event promises delegates a few special treats alongside the superb CPD that’s been the hallmark of the event since it began in the mid-nineties.

As always, the conference programme has been created based on delegate feedback, so you can be sure that the range of subjects covered will be as varied as the range of areas that you cover as a general practitioners.

As well as favourite sessions such, as Rebecca By Request – where delegates have the opportunity to put their tax questions to one of the UK’s most in-demand tax lecturers, Rebecca Benneyworth – there will also be talks on a everything from protecting your business against cyber-crime to planning for later life.

A date for your diary…

The NorSCA Dinner is always a highlight of the social calendar, and this year promises to be no exception. As you may have already seen in the latest issue of NorSCA news, comedian Jo Caulfield will be this year’s guest speaker, and demand for tickets is expected to be high, so early booking is strongly recommended.

The 2019 Dinner takes place on Friday 11 October, in the splendid surroundings of the Newcastle Civic Centre.

Networking with a twist

Whilst the NorSCA dinner may be the biggest social event of our year, it’s by no means the only opportunity to network with your peers. As always, there will be a packed programme of local dinners across the region, as well as special behind the scenes visits to some of the regions leading companies, starting with a special tour of the Nissan Factory on 11 February.

BCM events

Our Q4 BCM results hit the headlines at the end of 2018. If you’d like the chance to explore the results with your peers, hear more about the latest findings and discuss the latest business issues, our quarterly BCM events are designed to deliver.

There will be a quarterly breakfast events in Newcastle, plus there will be special lunchtime sessions in Teesside in Q1 and Q3. The first events are scheduled to take place in March and are already attracting a lot of interest; see the link at the bottom of the page for information and booking details.

Let’s do lunch

The Tyne & Wear Sole Practitioner and Small Firm lunches make a welcome return on 6 February, when Dr Yvonne Gale will be exploring the North East Small Loan Fund. There will be sessions on a range of key topics throughout the year, including a Tax Q&A in March and a session on Cyber Security in April.

That’s not all

From March onwards there’s a packed programme of accounting, audit and financial reporting updates and road shows taking place across the region.

And for members who specialise in tax, starting in February there’s a wide range of courses and events, covering all the top tax topics including MTD and employment taxes.

Celebrating student success

This year’s Northern Society Graduation and Prize Giving Ceremony takes place on 11 May – with formal invitations due to go out in March.

Students will also have the opportunity to celebrate at the NCASS Ball on 15 March, whilst younger members will be marking International Women’s Day with an event focussing on Women in Finance on 7 March.

Explore what’s on offer