Director of the Year - Corporate Social Responsibility
This award is aimed at leaders who can demonstrate how they integrate the success and smooth running of their business with a strong sense of responsibility and consideration for their role as a corporate citizen.
Director of the Year - Family Business
This award recognises individuals in family businesses who have responded to the specific challenges that face directors in family firms and who have contributed to the success of the diverse, dynamic and innovative family business sector.
Director of the Year - Inclusivity
Today more needs to be done to ensure that we are inclusive, that people feel valued for what they bring to the organisation and that everyone has the same access to opportunities. Judges are looking for examples that demonstrate that you have specific initiatives already in place to promote diversity and inclusion.
Director of the Year - Innovation
This award recognises leaders that have developed an innovative and transformational idea that displays creative thinking, that has beaten the competition plus has been developed and applied to improve commercial performance, operational effectiveness or customer engagement.
Director of the Year - International
The leader will operate across borders and could be in any industry sector, but is likely to be gaining market share due to strong international growth from a great product or service. The company must be trading a minimum of 30% of its business outside of the country it is registered in.
Director of the Year - Non-Exec
The economic stresses of recent years and the ever-growing demands for responsible governance have resulted in a fundamental shift in the requirements of the Non-Executive Directors (NEDs) role.
Director of the Year - Public Sector
Open to directors who have implemented best practice (improved services to citizens, delivered significant efficiency through use of shared services or innovation) that could be transformational in building a sustainable organisation. Directors whose business is a not-for-profit organisation, which can generate a surplus, but exists to serve the good of the community