ICAS welcomes Royal Bank of Scotland to family of partners


8 August 2016

ICAS is delighted to announce a new sponsorship arrangement with Royal Bank of Scotland. 

Under the new agreement, Royal Bank of Scotland will become Partner for the ICAS Practice Community.

The aims of the partnership are to:

  • Bring together key Royal Bank of Scotland staff and Scotland’s Chartered Accountants to help grow the SME sector of our economy.
  • Work together to help improve the services that professional bankers and professional accountants give to Scotland’s small and medium sized businesses.

The agreement is part of ICAS' new approach to partnerships.

Commenting on the arrangement, Anton Colella, Chief Executive at ICAS, said: "This partnership between Royal Bank of Scotland and the ICAS Practice Community brings our professional bankers and our professional accountants closer together to help our firms, to help the SME sector and to help grow the economy. 

"We believe that a closer relationship between ICAS and Royal Bank of Scotland will help the bank serve our firms better and will, in turn, help our firms serve their clients better."

Malcolm Buchanan, chairman of the Scotland board for Royal Bank of Scotland, said: "Traditional roles within the banking and financial sectors are changing. Increasingly, accountants are often working as business partners, with advisory services and even societal support seen as core responsibilities alongside duties such as financial reporting. 

"This makes relationships within the industry more important than ever which is why the Royal Bank of Scotland is delighted to enter into this new agreement with ICAS as their Practice Community Partner.

"Working together we can maximise opportunities for ICAS members and continue to enhance Scotland's reputation as a leader in one of the world's most important professions."

Business roadshows

The ICAS and RBS partnership will include a series of autumn roadshows focused on issues affecting business.




36 St Andrew Square, Edinburgh

Tuesday 13 September

1800 - 2000

1 Albyn Place, Aberdeen

Wednesday 2 November

1800 - 2000

Commercial Centre, Unit A, Gateway East, Gemini Crescent, Dundee Technology Park

Wednesday 2 November

1200 - 1400

Kirkstane House, 139 St Vincent Street, Glasgow

Wednesday 23 November

1800 - 2000

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