Steph McGovern, the BBC breakfast business correspondent was our guest of honour and delivered the keynote speech at our recent annual dinner.
John Nolan, President of the Liverpool Society of Chartered Accountants, welcomed guests to the Crowne Plaza, Liverpool for an evening of fine dining and networking at the Society’s Annual Dinner on Friday 28 November. Over 230 guests heard insights from breakfast television’s Steph McGovern giving positive news of the economy both locally and nationally.
Steph also regaled our guests with her amusing tales of her career, and the very curious accounts of mock twitter versions of her which were in circulation, such as Steph’s Hi-Vis jacket.
Andrew Ratcliffe, Deputy-President ICAEW speaking at the dinner also gave a positive picture of the economy quoting results of the latest ICAEW UK Business Confidence Monitor, published earlier in the month with Grant Thornton which “shows that in the three months to September, business confidence remains buoyant and it translates into forecast growth for Q4 of 1.2%.”
John Nolan said “The dinner on Friday, the highlight of the Liverpool Society of Chartered Accountants’ social calendar, was a great success with everyone in particular enjoying Steph McGovern, the BBC’s breakfast business reporter’s witty and informative after dinner speech. We also raised nearly £4,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support during the evening which is a fantastic result for such a worthwhile charity and shows just how generous Liverpool’s business community is.”
Another highlight of the dinner centred around recent Past President Paul Christian who had that very day retired, after 33 years, from PwC. That moment was recognised with his colleagues having made a successful bid on the night for a signed Liverpool FC shirt, then presenting him with it.