Unsuitable clothing.

The ICAEW’s recent egm on restructuring the district societies proved an opportune moment for some of the membership to pronounce their radical views and defy tradition.

Out of a sea of dark suits strode Andy Jennings, a young finance director working for a rapidly growing hi-tech company. A vision in blue jeans, white trainers and red and white shirt, he stood at the speaker’s podium and radically called people by their first names, bolshily announced his intention to vote against the institute, and, for good measure, took a side swipe at the design of the ballot paper.

The institute won this time, but how much longer can the suits hold out?

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