Wake up to Westminster In less than 50 days the UK goes to the polls to determine our next government. Who will have the best policies to take Scotland and the UK forward?
ACCA Scotland has been running a series of Wake Up to Westminster! breakfast hustings events in partnership with the Institute of Directors to give members and guests the opportunity to hear and question candidates from the four main parties standing. Events have already taken place in Dundee, Edinburgh and Glasgow with the final event in Aberdeen last Friday:
Aberdeen, Friday 20 March, 7.45am – 9.45am
hosted by Aker Solutions
Conservative Colin Clark Candidate for Gordon
Labour Richard Baker MSP, North East Scotland
Lib Dem Aberdeen North Christine Jardine, Candidate Gordon
SNP Kirsty Blackman, Candidate for Aberdeen North.
Budget breakfast (Glasgow) On 19 March we were delighted to have again joined forces with BDO LLP for a budget breakfast event to bring you the latest news and views on the Chancellor’s Budget speech from a panel of BDO experts.
Martin Bell, Tax Partner and Head of Tax for Scotland
Peter Gouw, Tax Partner
Ross Marshall, Tax Director
Paul Russell, VAT Director.
ACCA Aberdeen Dinner On 13 March we held our annual ACCA Aberdeen Dinner at the Chester Hotel. Sponsored by Right People, we were delighted to welcome Highlands’ based fashion designer and professional golfer Christian MacLeod who is ‘one to watch’ in Scotland’s new breed of media savvy entrepreneurs.
We were also delighted to welcome Bafta award winning actress and comedienne Jane McCarry – better known as Isa from Still Game – who entertained us with an evening of comedy and theatrical anecdotes.