On 8th March 2017, a team of 5 business students represented MV16 in the ICAEW National Base Competition. The ICAEW is a leading Accounting body who has 147,000 members worldwide and runs the business and accounting competition annually. As part of the competition students are given a 40 page pack of information relating to a businesses’ financial, strategy and market data. They have to decipher the data as a team and present their findings against a range of criteria to a panel of judges made up of professionals from the finance industry. Students are judged throughout the day on not only their final presentations but their team working and problem solving skills. The students delivered and an excellent presentation to the judges and answered a series of difficult questions from the panel. Emily Whitton, commented that “The day was really enlightening and challenging. Although presenting in front of the judges and all of the other competitors was very nerve wracking, it was also very rewarding and the day was a great experience”.