Peter Davies, Managing Partner, concluded his two year fixed term as Chair of the World Board and has handed over to Tim Davidson from Australia. Peter has been re-elected to the European, Middle East and Africa Board as well as the World Board for a further two years.
Peter's final role as World Chair was to host the Latin America conference in Panama. Peter's main aim when he took over as World Chair 2 years ago was to grow and develop the Latin America Region of Prime Global and his efforts have culminated in this year conference, which has seen approximately 90 delegates attend. This is higher than any previous conference for the region and over the past two years membership for the region has seen a 20% increase.
Alex Boulter and Clare Wood represented CK at the West Midlands Regional Heat of the ICAEW BASE National Business and Accounting competition for 16-19 year olds. Alex mentored a team of students for a day of activities which culminated in the team presenting a business plan to the judges. Clare took part in a Q&A session with the teachers about what we look for when recruiting and the various routes to becoming a Chartered Accountant.
Alex has subsequently been asked to mentor a team at the national finals of the competition to be held in June.
Paul Carpenter has completed his two year apprenticeship and has been nominated for Kaplan Higher Apprenticeship of the Year awards as a result of him being an outstanding candidate. At the time of writing we are awaiting to hear the results. We are very proud of Paul and he continues as a trainee at CK, moving onto the next stage of his ICAEW exams.
Paul Carpenter has passed his first paper of the Professional Stage of the ICAEW exams. Ben Osbourne has passed all exams in the Knowledge Stage of his ICAEW exams. Congratulations to them both.