Carre’s Grammar School team wins accountancy advice challenge

Carres Grammar School sign.
Carres Grammar School sign.

Business-savvy students from Carre’s Grammar School beat off competition from 13 other local teams to win the Lincoln heat of ICAEW’s national business and accounting competition, BASE, last Thursday.

Students found out what it was like for finance professionals, preparing strategic business advice for a real life organisation and delivering this to their board of directors, just like real chartered accountants.

Carre’s pupils will go on to represent the Midlands at the National Final in June. The team from Sir William Robertson Academy in Welbourn were runners up.

This was one of 43 heats across the UK. Tom Madden ICAEW Midlands Regional Director said: “These budding business advisers looked beyond the numbers and they also showed they had an excellent instinct for business and ethics in order to give well-rounded advice.”