Students reach business final

Trinity Academy Halifax winners with head judge Adrian Rodaway
Trinity Academy Halifax winners with head judge Adrian Rodaway

Business-savvy students from Trinity Academy beat off competition from eight other local teams to win the York heat of ICAEW’s national business and accounting competition BASE.

Trinity Academy impressed the judges and will go on to represent West Yorkshire at the national final which takes place at in Birmingham in June. This was one of 49 heats attracting over 3,000 students around the country.

BASE links schools, students and employers to develop employability skills and provide an insight into what a career in accountancy, business and finance might be like.

Assuming the role of ICAEW Chartered Accountants, the students had two hours to analyse a business situation before presenting their ideas to a panel of top business professionals.

Chris Manners, ICAEW regional director, said: “The scenario we asked them to work on was fictional but true-to-life, and a good example of the sort of questions chartered accountants are often asked.

“The students had to weigh up financial, strategic and ethical factors before making their decisions and recommendations.”

Head judge Adrian Rodaway said: “The team from Trinity Academy were clear winners.

“Trinity didn’t win because they excelled at any single part of the competition; they won because they did everything consistently well through the whole day. All teams can be rightly proud of their achievements.”