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 THE 150th anniversary of the formation of the Liverpool Society of Chartered Accountants heralds a year of celebration, and the similar anniversary of the London Society starts just before the end of my own Presidential year in June.
I was very honoured to
be at the start of Andrew’s celebrations at his Annual Dinner, and on behalf of the London Society, I wish him and all members a wonderful official celebration today.
I am delighted that the
London celebrations are mainly going to arise in my successor’s Victoria Andrews’ year. It has a certain symmetry that in the year we are celebrating the 100th Anniversary in May 2020 of the first Woman, Mary Harris Smith being admitted to membership that the London Society will have a Woman President. It demonstrates that the ICAEW Diversity Policy is in full flow,
and I know that Liverpool take great pride in the six female Presidents that they have had.
On a personal note, what has been particularly fun
is the relationship with the Founding Society Presidents. All three of my fellow Founding Society presidents have
continued to show leadership combined with charisma in their Presidential years and I am lucky to have shared their company in my period in office and welcome the fellowship.
Finally turning to current events with the recent publication of the Brydon
report it is essential that all four Founding Societies take the lead in the future debate that is likely to influence the profession for many years.
Nathan Steinberg, London Society of Chartered Accountants 2019/2020
continued to strive to ensure that these desires are met without compromising the ability of future generations and to ensure that the newly qualified who are the ‘future of our profession’ have a sense of optimism and pride in their chosen profession.
I have no doubt that our successors will continue in the same vein.
Ted Wetton – President, Sheffield & District Society of Chartered Accountants 2019/2020
  Liverpool – Manchester – London – Sheffield
       Liverpool – Manchester – London – Sheffield
WE would like to congratulate Liverpool on its 150th Anniversary. We are proud to
be the youngest of the four Founding Societies of the ICAEW having been formed seven years later in 1877.
I am also delighted there is such a close relationship with our fellow ‘Founding Societies’ - Liverpool London and Manchester.
I congratulate Andrew Lovelady as President in this their special year and congratulate him
on such a splendid dinner held at the Titanic Rum Warehouse with over 350 in attendance,
and which helped start their special Sesquicentenary
in such fine style.
The founders of this profession were driven by a desire to build a long-term future for the accountancy profession, maintain high standards
and provide a professional excellence and service to the private, public and voluntary sectors.
I, along with my fellow Founding Society Presidents have, in our Presidential Year,

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