Highly Commended in Business and Accounting Competition

Following their success in the Regional Final of the ICAEW (Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales) National Business and Accounting Competition, a team of six Lower Sixth students attended the National Final at the Hilton Hotel at the NEC in Birmingham last week.

Together they rose to the challenge set, advising a business on the merits of a merger and, having crunched the numbers, they presented their recommendations to the judges. Under scrutiny throughout the whole process, they were judged on their ethics, innovation, financial analysis, teamwork and presentation.

The team comprising Lucy Calderhead (L6ER), Oliver Jones (L6SW), Annie Powell (L6ER), Sheil Sethi (L6HF), Sophie Sinclair-Reeks (L6LM) and Olivia Wade-Jones (L6ER) was Highly Commended, being in the top eight teams at the final and 500 teams that entered nationally.

It was a great opportunity to meet and network with recruitment from the big accountancy firms, with the team impressing many key contacts.

They have won a trophy, certificates and an Insight session at EY (formerly Ernst & Young) one of the largest professional services firm in the world and one of the “Big Four” accounting firms.

Mr Smith and Miss Rowley would like to the thank the students for their great company at what was a fantastic experience.