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Thursday 4 April 2019 | The Hilton Deansgate, Manchester

The 2018 Finalists

DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR - NON-EXEC (sponsored by RSM)
Tom Bloxham MBE - Urban Splash Group Ltd
Christine Gaskell - Cheshire and Warrington Local Enterprise Partnership
Patsy Hodson - GMCVO
Martin Keelagher - Walford Cunningham and Hayes
Stuart Thompson - MGISS


DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR - NEW 
Andrew Avanessian - Avecto
Ben Darlington - Benefacto
Kelvin Wood - Shield Safety Group


DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR - INCLUSIVITY
Erica Ingham - MediaCom North
John Kersey - Kersey Hairdressing
Joelle Warren - Warren Partners


DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR - START-UP (sponsored by ACCA)
Gary Davison - Tosca Debt Capital
Toby McCartney - MacRebur Limited
Valerie McKie - Vision Villages


DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR - PUBLIC/THIRD SECTOR
Paul Bolton - Salford Professional Development Ltd
Anne Boyd - Active Cheshire
Richard Jeffery - Business Growth Hub
Andrew Reay - Great Schools Trust
Sue Weir - Medicash

DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR - GLOBAL (sponsored by DIT)
Richard Anderson - Crawford Healthcare
Doug Braun - BluJay Solutions
Paul Currie - MPE Limited
Barry Leahey MBE - Playdale Playgrounds Ltd
Simon McManus - MacDermid Offshore Solutions


DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR - CSR (sponsored by MediaCom)
Corin Bell - Real Junk Food Manchester
Paul Gerrard - Co-op
Spencer Hannah - herdy
Dr Julian Skyrme - University of Manchester
Sue Weir - Medicash


DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR - FAMILY BUSINESS
Karl Bond - Forest Gin Ltd
Alison Reuben - Bluebell Fitted Furniture Ltd
John Weedon - Weedon Group Ltd


DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR - INNOVATION (sponsored by Bruntwood)
Martin Jones - Home Instead Senior Care
Toby McCartney - MacRebur Limited
Craig Miller - AluFoldDirect
Graham Shapiro - Graham Shapiro Design
Ned Wakeman - BioHub


CHAIRMAN'S AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN DIRECTOR & BOARD PRACTICE (sponsored by Kuits)
Winner to be announced on the Awards Evening