Highlights from the 2022 ICAS Admission Ceremony
Have a look at some of our favourite moments from the 2022 ICAS Admission Ceremony, held in association with Rutherford Cross, at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre on Saturday 26 March.
Pictures from the day
Newly qualified CAs gathered with family and friends to share in the celebrations.
ICAS Chief Executive Bruce Cartwright CA opened the ceremony. He said: “It is my privilege, honour and absolute delight to welcome you all here to the first Admission Ceremony we’ve been able to hold for two years.”
ICAS President Bruce Pritchard CA welcomed the new group of CAs to membership and inspired them to look to the future. "By gaining your CA qualification, you have become the holder of a passport which opens doors, wherever you dream your career will take you.”
Graduates were admitted to membership by the ICAS President.
This year’s ceremony was the first to formally welcome university students to membership who were supported through their accountancy studies by the ICAS Foundation.
Amjad Hassan CA, ICAS One Young CA 2020 winner, closed proceedings by sharing his journey to membership. He encouraged the newly qualified Members to bring their whole self to the workplace and prioritise mental wellbeing.
"I urge you to reflect on what your CA identity is, what is important to you and what you are going to do to make a difference”, Amjad said. "If an opportunity to get involved doesn’t exist, or the matter isn’t being discussed, create the opportunity and take ownership for driving the changes you want to see.”
The ceremony was followed by a drinks reception, sponsored by Rutherford Cross, where attendees had the opportunity to celebrate with peers and make new connections.
The ceremony was live streamed for those unable to attend and the recording is available to watch here.
Social Media Wall
Catch up with pictures and stories from the day via ICAS’ social media wall.
Video Credit: Walker Creative Video Production, Image Credit: Mike Wilkinson Photography