Jonathan Jones heads up the latest Pan Professional Event

The Chester & North Wales professional societies recently came together for their second ‘Pan Professional’ event, and this time it was led by non-other than our very own Jonathan Jones.


The Chester and North Wales Society of Chartered Accountants, The Insurance Institute of Chester & North Wales, The Chester Association of Property Professionals and Cheshire and North Wales Law Society, hold these events to help bring together local professionals who all share common objectives.

It enables the opportunity to pool their resources and organise networking days that aid their professional development and act as a platform to promote regional prosperity.

Held over breakfast at The Storyhouse in Chester with 70 attendees, who all enjoyed Jonathan interviewing Brendon Batson OBE, who shared some thought-provoking insights on his experience during his professional football career.

Brendon was one of England’s pioneering black footballers, featuring for Arsenal and West Bromwich Albion, and going on to hold a pivotal position in the Professional Footballers Association as their Deputy Chief Executive, earning his OBE in the 2015 New Year’s Honours for services to football.

He covered his journey from Grenada to England, as part of the “Windrush” generation, his football success, the horrifying experiences of racism from his playing days, the opportunity his executive position presented to help address racism and what society can do now to combat it.

Jonathan said “Everyone was in awe of the challenges Brendon faced and what he has achieved. He is a real super hero and we all learnt a great deal from him. His motivation and determination is truly inspiring”.

“It was great to see the success of the event and hear all of the positive feedback from our members. I’m looking forward to seeing what the next event holds!”

Latest news and articles

  • 27 November 2023

    NHS Pension – what’s changing from April 2024

    For many years, we saw no changes in NHS pension contribution rates or pensionable earnings tiers. October 2022 marked the first changes in contribution rates and pensionable earnings tiers since 2015. This was a planned two step approach following earlier consultations. The Department of Health and...
  • 24 November 2023

    The Role of Property Accountants in Maximising Real Estate Investments

    Investing in real estate has always been a profitable venture, but with the ever-evolving financial landscape and unpredictable change in regulations, its fundamental for investors to seek professional guidance. To help explain in more detail the vital role property accountants play to help maximise...
  • 22 November 2023

    The Autumn Statement 2023 Explained

    The Chancellor, Jeremy Hunt, announced his Autumn Statement on Wednesday 22 November. In his opening statement, Hunt made it clear his plan centres around three priorities – reduce debt, cut taxes, and reward work. With The Office for Budget Responsibility stating that the economy will grow each...

Proud to work with: