It’s an undisputed success story, accounting for 75% of Scottish food and drink exports in 2021, but does the Scottish whisky industry offer a template for success for the rest of Scotland’s food and drink sector?
We provide a local network for members, through our volunteer groups we offer support, help and advice to members across Scotland. We also offer a programme of professional development and business networking events and represent the interests of members to the wider business community.
Q4 2022: Business Confidence Index declines further in Scotland.
On 1 March 2022, the ICAEW Scotland Tech Sub-Group has launched its inaugural roundtable titled ‘Blockchain, cryptocurrency and security - In whom do we trust?’
The Scottish Government has issued its Resource Spending Review Framework for consultation and seeks feedback across three priority areas.
When we say it’s your IMS, that’s what we mean. Our goal is to support ICAEW members who live and work in Scotland. We offer a range of events where you can connect with other members, as well as providing help when things are challenging.
We represent you and champion your needs and concerns acting as your mouthpiece with the Institute in London along with our Council member, Carl Bayley.
In short, we’re all about you
Our group comes from all business areas from private practice to public sector. Some wear suits and do the 9-5 thing, some work in less traditional environments. But they all have one thing in common; they are committed to doing everything that they can for our members.
This ranges from making their voice heard at national level to organising social and networking events where members can meet and exchange ideas over a beer!
We’re always looking for new people, new ideas and new thoughts, so if you want to help shape IMS and the work we do, come along and find out how you can get involved.
Contact Fiona Ormiston our local executive and drop into one of our Wednesday evening meetings in Edinburgh.
ACA training in Scotland
The ICAEW Chartered Accountant qualification, the ACA, is one of the most advanced learning and professional development programmes available. It is valued around the world in business, practice and the public sector. Graduates, school and college leavers and those with other professional qualifications or experience can study for the ACA or the ICAEW Certificate in Finance, Accounting and Business (ICAEW CFAB).
Business confidence in Scotland
The ICAEW Business Confidence Monitor (BCM) is a quarterly report and analysis prepared for business and finance professionals in Scotland.
Based on research with ICAEW members in businesses across the UK with analysis from Oxford Economics, ICAEW’s partner and an acknowledged expert in research analysis, the reports give a quarterly snapshot of the state of the economy across sectors and provides a useful and accurate predictor of economic change.
Archive Business Confidence Monitors can be obtained from the Library email@example.com
IMS consultations and representations
The ICAEW Members in Scotland Group aims to represent members in Scotland and this includes responding to consultation and policy development in appropriate areas.
Information regarding current and forthcoming consultations which are being considered by the ICAEW members in Scotland Group can be obtained from your Regional Executive Fiona Ormiston.
The ICAEW Members in Scotland (IMS) exists to support ICAEW members living and/or working in Scotland. The IMS Group arranges a small number of professional development and networking activities in Scotland for members and guests. In addition to this networks of local members in Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Inverness and Glasgow exist.
Northern Society of Chartered Accountants
As a Scottish member, you may find events and information from ICAEW's northern societies useful too.