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Thomas Westcott takes up the ICAEW's BASE Challenge in Plymouth!

PUBLISHED: 16:53 12 May 2011 | UPDATED: 19:21 20 February 2013

Thomas Westcott takes up the ICAEW's BASE Challenge in Plymouth!

Thomas Westcott takes up the ICAEW's BASE Challenge in Plymouth!

A team from Thomas Westcott took up the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales' (ICAEW) challenge.

A team from Thomas Westcott took up the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) challenge at the recent Plymouth heats of the Business Accounting and Skills Education (BASE) competition, to support schools from the area in a business challenge aimed at encouraging students to consider a career in finance.

The event was held at the University of the Plymouth - the Enterprise University and was aimed at 16-18 year olds BASE links schools, students and employers. Assuming the role of chartered accountants, the students had just two hours to analyse, discuss and decide on the next steps of fictional organisations before presenting their ideas to a panel of businesses professionals which included Thomas Westcotts team from the firms Plymouth Office.

The battle of the brains competition was won by the Queens College and Devonport High School for Boys, who won both of the two Plymouth heats on the day.

Shona Godefroy, Audit Partner at Thomas Westcott, said We were delighted to take part in ICAEWs BASE regional competition and to work with inspirational teams of young people. The event was an extremely positive insight to Accountancy. The teams were very focused on their challenge, and it was a great experience for our team to talk about their roles as accountancy and taxation advisers and to give advice on how you people can make the most of their talents and develop their future career. Many congratulations to the Queens College and Devonport High School for Boys and we wish the team every success at the national final in June.


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