Mark Freebairn, Guest speaker

BASE is a fantastic competition which gives the people involved valuable exposure to what a life in business could be like. The calibre of the students attending was a real delight to see and the competition was fierce.

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Carl Swansbury

Carl Swansbury, Judge

Congratulations on organising, hosting and delivering a fantastic BASE National Final. The event was enjoyed by all, students, teachers and even us judges. I have received five emails from students requesting work experience, which is great news.

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Astrid Brown

Astrid Brown, Mentor

Thanks very much for organising such a great competition. I really enjoyed the experience and it was pretty evident the school I was working with thoroughly enjoyed themselves too.

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Rebecca Bennyworth, Judge

I think that the young people taking part would be a credit to any profession that they choose, and it would be great to think that some of them might join us as an ICAEW Chartered Accountant

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Business, Accounting and Skills Education (BASE)

BASE is ICAEW’s national Business, Accounting and Skills Education competition for students aged 16-19. A unique and exciting experience, students are able to engage in a challenging business game that enables them to develop key employability skills and understand what it’s like to be an ICAEW Chartered Accountant.

Consisting of 48 UK regional heats and one spectacular national final, students of all abilities attend their local heat to; find out more about careers in accountancy, finance and business, compete in a thought-provoking business game and network with professionals at a dedicated employer exhibition.

BASE offers an excellent opportunity for both students and professionals, to take part in a whole day activity to inspire the future generation of business leaders. With fantastic prizes and an invaluable experience on offer, make sure you get involved in this fantastic competition!

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