The CA Scotland Dinner 2017 in pictures

Anton and CA dinner
By Lesley Stewart, CA Today

19 December 2017

The ICAS Foundation stole the show at the annual CA Scotland Dinner in Glasgow this year, with guests raising an impressive £11,000 for the charity.

With 350 attending a packed event, the dinner - in association with Investec Wealth & Investment - held at the Radisson Blu Hotel Glasgow on 24 November was one of the highlights of the professional calendar. The evening raised more than £11,000 for the ICAS Foundation.

Angus the Zebra, brought along by his owners and ICAS principal partner Investec Wealth & Investment, was just one of the VIP guests who attended the dinner.

The star of the show, however, was undoubtedly Dean, one of the students being helped through university by the ICAS Foundation, which supports academically talented young people living in disadvantaged communities who have the drive to succeed in a financial career.

Dean, who is in the second year of an Accounting and Finance degree, said: “The support I receive from the ICAS Foundation will help me develop into a successful accountant as well as becoming a role model for those that follow me including my younger brother.”

ICAS Chief Executive Anton Colella was in charge of the evenings charity auction. The auction of a cricket bat – signed by the England team and kindly donated by Investec Wealth & Investment - and a model of the Waverley paddle steamer donated by Gordon Henry CA, were auction highlights.

ICAS President Sir Brian Souter announced Gavin Loudfoot CA as his winner of the 2017 ICAS President’s Apprentice on the night.

Comedian, actor and presenter Angus Deayton took to the stage as the after dinner speaker.

How to support the ICAS Foundation

Find out more about the ICAS Foundation. If you want to help more young people reach their true potential and enhance the nature of the accountancy profession please make a donation.


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