Paul Bithrey FCCA
Director, Foxley Kingham

Vice chair

Yogesh Patel FCCA
Tax Manager, Godley & Co

Panel members

Alastair Barlow FCCA, Flinder
Paul Connolly FCCA, Director, United Practices Accountancy Ltd
Jane Heard FCCA, Partner, Jane Heard Associates
Gillian McCreadie ACCA, Robb Ferguson Chartered Accountants
Brian Ogilvie FCCA, Ogilvie & Co
Saba Shahid ACCA, BDO
Farhan Syed FCCA, Partner, Jeremy Knight & Co LLP

Member networks manager

Patricia Delbridge

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7059 5954


ACCA practice sector members page

How you are supported

Comprising around 24,000 members working in public practice throughout the UK, the Practitioners’ Network supports you in a variety of ways:

  • Magazine

    We publish a monthly e-magazine, In Practice, which is automatically emailed to you. This contains news and features on the key issues affecting those in public practice, as well as the latest news on relevant ACCA activities, facilities and publications. Access the most recent edition

  • Facilities/services

    ACCA UK offers a portfolio of ACCA-branded products, together with specially negotiated discounts on a range of external products to help practitioners manage their practices more effectively. These include professional indemnity insurance cover and a legal helpline. 

    For more information, visit our member support services page.

  • Technical advice

    Our Technical Advisory Service provides advice to practitioners on a wide range of topics. This includes offering comment and analysis on key issues such as the use of disclaimers in audit reports, and issuing detailed technical factsheets on important issues.

    For more information, visit our technical activities and advice pages.

  • Practising certificates

    You can only perform work under our definition of public practice if you hold a practising certificate from ACCA. Similarly, any practices involved in training students and members towards receiving a practising certificate should be registered and monitored by ACCA.

    For more information, visit our practising certificate page.

  • The ACCA logo

    Using our logo on your stationery and website provides both a stamp of authority and degree of reassurance. As an ACCA member, you’re entitled to download the logo from myACCA

    Window stickers featuring our logo are also available for your practice. Just ask your member networks manager for a supply.

  • Joint networking

    To find out what’s happening in your sector-specific network and surrounding areas, please search our resource finder for networking events near you.

    Got a question? Please email the member networks manager and don’t forget to follow @ACCACPD_Events on Twitter for all the latest news and information on CPD and events.