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ICAEW Chartered Accountants Birmingham & West Midlands

We organise events for members, ranging from CPD courses to annual dinners, social events and discussion groups, as well as representing the interests of chartered accountants in the district to the wider business community.


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2020 Essentials CPD

Bookings for the ICAEW 2020 Essentials CPD programme are now open, see the lectures being held in the Midlands.

Charities in the digital age - Black Country Museum style

More than 40 charity trustees and ICAEW members gathered in the historic Black County Living Museum (featured in many scenes from Peaky Blinders amongst other things) in October to hear from three leading speakers in the latest local committee event for members.

Spotlight: Ben Powell

Profile of Ben Powell of ICAEW’s Birmingham and West Midlands Group of Chartered Accountants.

Spotlight Will Buggey

Will moved into industry immediately after qualifying with a regional practice in Oxfordshire in the last 2000s and has gone on to lead finance department restructuring initiatives at Severn Trent and Genting Casinos.

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About us

The society was formed in 1882 and serves more than 6,000 members in Birmingham, Solihull, Coventry, Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Herefordshire and parts of the Black Country.

The society’s members come from accountancy practices small and large and from a range of business, public sector and Third Sector interests. The district society is deeply engaged in the development of the local economy and regards the promotion of the profession – especially among students – as a crucial part of its work.

It also acts as a link between the ICAEW in Moorgate Place and members in the district.

Links with other professional bodies


PIN WM is an Association of Professional Bodies based in the West Midlands for the purpose of :

  • Networking between professionals
  • Promoting CPD Events with Key Speakers
  • Raising the profile of the member Institutes
Solihull Business Discussion Group

Upcoming events

Solihull Business Discussion Group Program for 2019/20

10th October The Donald Healey Motor Car Company Rob Eyre
14th November
Forensic Fire Investigation Jason Dean
16th January
An Odyssey Adventure Andrew Lound
13th February
The Bournville Village Trust Duncan Cadbury
12th March William Bolton, - from Warwick to Madeira Paul Baker
16th April 39th Annual Dinner & Wine Tasting Guest after Dinner Speaker tba

 All evenings start at 7 pm at the Old Silhillians Clubhouse, junction 5 of the M42

Replies to:

Chris Jacob FCA - Meeting Secretary
Netherwood Cottage, Arbourtree Lane, Chadwick End, Solihull, B93 0AZ

T: +44 (0)1564 775325 F: +44 (0)1564 776673 Office: +44 (0)121 733 3003
E: chj@chadwick.demon.co.uk

Chairman John L R Hare FCA,
Netherwood Byre, Netherwood Lane, Baddesley Clinton, Warwickshire B93 0BB
T: +44 (0)1564 785454 M: +44 (0) 7768 321484 F: +44 (0)1564 785455 
E: johnhareltd@hotmail.co.uk

The Solihull Business Discussion Club is an informal gathering of chartered accountants, in practice, business and retired, where we invite speakers to come and talk to us on matters not directly related to our profession. For over thirty years the Solihull Business Discussion Group has been meeting on the second Thursday of the month October to April.

Anything but accountancy

In the mid 1970s ICAEW and BWMSCA set up a number of local discussion groups to encourage members to get together informally. For some reason Solihull Business Discussion Group is the only one that has survived.

The SBDG is a regular gathering of members of ICAEW who come together socially to hear a variety of speakers and to discuss topical and interesting matters over beer and sandwiches.

Members come from across the West Midlands area, not just Solihull, and the SDBG gives them the opportunity to network with similar thinking friends and colleagues in industry, commerce and the profession, and provides a regular meeting base for our retired and semi-retired colleagues.

The SBDG meets at the Old Silhillians’ clubhouse, Knowle, Solihull, Junction 5 of the M42, on the second Thursday of the autumn and winter months (October – April) at 7 pm.

In the recent past our speakers have been as diverse the Minister of the environment, Chair of the Solihull NHS Trust; we also had an evening with Sir Bernard Zissman and the tale of a Blacksmiths mate in the Royal Navy from Benin to Jutland.

In some cases it is probably the annual dinner combined with a wine tasting that keeps the members coming back. The evening takes the form of a combined four course dinner and wine tasting. Two wines are served with each course, plus a port; all you have to do is to identify the wines. Surprisingly all our well versed, expense account accountants, seem to fail miserably at identification without a price list. 

So why not come and join us at the Old Sils, Junction 5 of the M42 on the second Thursday of the month October to April, or just e-mail Chris Jacob at chj@chadwick.demon.co.uk to be put on the mailing list.

Solihull Business Discussion Group is the only one that has survived – could this be because we discuss - 'anything but accountancy'? To learn more, or to be placed on the mailing list please e-mail Chris Jacob at ChrisJacob@chadwick.demon.co.uk

Support for younger members and students

BCAG, Birmingham Chartered Accountants Group, is a Birmingham based social organisation for newly qualified chartered accountants. 

BCASS has been in existence for over 125 years and continues to provide all trainee accountants in the Birmingham area with support and networking opportunities through a variety of activities.

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