ICAS Admissions Ceremony and Dinner 2023

In Spring each year, ICAS celebrates the entry of new Chartered Accountants to the profession, and thanks those who have contributed to the work of the Institute over the previous twelve months.

ICAS Admissions Ceremony (Saturday 25 March 2023, EICC)

The ICAS Admissions Ceremony is the culmination of a new Chartered Accountant’s training contract, and an opportunity to celebrate success with friends and family.  This year, 13 ICAS Foundation graduates and 5 mentors were officially admitted as CAs, and we were delighted to host a private reception after the event for our graduates and mentors to congratulate them in person and provide the opportunity to meet senior ICAS and ICAS Foundation members, as well as others involved with the ICAS Foundation.

(Left to Right: ICAS Foundation Operations Manager Amy Drysdale, ICAS Vice-President Alison Cornwell CA, ICAS Foundation Director Sanjay Singh, graduate Tayyaba Binyameen CA, ICAS Deputy President Clive Bellingham CA, mentor Victoria Campbell CA, ICAS Foundation Chairman Norman Murray CA, graduate Liam Guthrie CA, mentor Frazer Little CA, graduate Emma Mathieson CA, graduate and Foundation trustee Ryan McVey CA, graduate Connor Boyd CA and mentor Joseph Calderon CA.)

We were especially proud that one of our graduates, Liam Guthrie CA, was chosen from the ICAS class of 2022 to deliver the Ceremony’s keynote address. Speaking about his experience of CA training during the pandemic, and the benefits he has gained as part of the Foundation student and alumni programmes, Liam delivered his speech with poise (while still raising a number of laughs from the audience!)

Liam Guthrie CA delivering the ICAS Admissions keynote address

ICAS Deputy President Clive Bellingham CA also delivered a speech welcoming new CAs to the profession, and encouraging those in attendance to look ahead and see what opportunities are now open with the passport of the CA qualification. He also noted that with its power, also comes great responsibility – particularly to uphold the ethical obligation and values of ICAS, and to become a force for good as a future leader.

The full ICAS Admissions Ceremony can be viewed online on the ICAS website.

ICAS Dinner (Thursday 23 March 2023, National Museums Scotland)

The ICAS Dinner is a celebration of the hard work of volunteers and supporters of ICAS, and those who have achieved exceptional results in their ICAS exams. The ICAS Foundation hosted two tables at this year’s black-tie dinner, with attendees including the Foundation’s trustees, graduates, new CAs and mentors.

(Left to Right: ICAS Foundation Operations Manager Amy Drysdale, ICAS Foundation graduates Charles Andrews CA, Tiffany Tang, Emma Mathieson CA, Liam Guthrie CA, Laura Mansley, Ryan Brown, Connor Boyd CA and ICAS Foundation Director Sanjay Singh)

We were particularly proud that ICAS Foundation graduate Tiffany Tang was presented with the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Award in recognition of her outstanding performance at TPE level.

Thank you to all of those who attended the Admissions Ceremony and Dinner with us, and we look forward to celebrating our students’ success again soon!


The ICAS Foundation is a registered Scottish charity No SC034836.

To find out more about the ICAS Foundation, visit the website at www.icasfoundation.org.uk. You can support its work by donating, volunteering to mentor a student or providing an internship or work placement. You can also contact us to discuss a specific area where you would like to help.