Scotland

A Celebration of Leadership Talent, Success and Achievement
Virtual Awards Ceremony held on Tuesday 8 September 2020

The 2020 Scotland Winners

The achievements of Scotland’s top directors were honoured at the IoD Scotland Director of the Year Awards, held virtually on Tuesday 8 September 2020.

19 outstanding leaders collected awards in a ceremony that acknowledged the best in business across 12 key director categories, as well as seven regional and two special awards.

IoD Scotland Director of the Year – Family Business
Sponsored by Turcan Connell

Ed Monaghan, CEO, Mactaggart & Mickel


IoD Scotland Director of the Year – Equality, Diversity & Inclusion

Lynne Cadenhead, Chair, Women’s Enterprise Scotland


IoD Scotland Director of the Year – Innovation
Sponsored by Scottish Government

Martin Murray, Owner/ Director, Dunnet Bay Distillers Ltd


IoD Scotland Director of the Year – International

Colin Wade,  Managing Director, Chemco International Ltd


IoD Scotland Director of the Year – Non-Executive
Sponsored by Wheatley Group

Sarah Deas, Non-Executive Director, Bank of Scotland Foundation and
Wellbeing Economy Alliance (Scotland)

Highly Commended

John Anderson Non-Executive Chairman, iMultiply Resourcing Limited


IoD Scotland Director of the Year – Public Sector

Simon Milne MBE, Regius Keeper, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh


IoD Scotland Director of the Year – Social Value & Sustainability Impact
Sponsored by Zero Waste Scotland

Martin McCrimmon Business Systems Director, CMS Window Systems

IoD Scotland Director of the Year – Large Business

Jim Galbraith, Chief Executive, Scottish Friendly Assurance Ltd


IoD Scotland Director of the Year – Small-Medium Business

Marshall Dallas, Chief Executive, EICC

Highly Commended

Michael Rolland, Managing Director, The Paint Shed


IoD Scotland Director of the Year – Start-Up

Dr Dave Hughes, Founding Director/ CTO, Novosound

Highly Commended

Nicki Sturzaker, Co-founder, Drylaw House


IoD Scotland Director of the Year – Third Sector
Sponsored by SCVO

Iain MacRitchie,  Founder & CEO, MCR Pathways


IoD Scotland Director of the Year – Young
Sponsored by Insights Learning and Development

Rebecca Bell, Operations Director, Spectrum Service Solutions Ltd


Chair’s Award for Excellence in Director and Board Practice

Professor Heather McGregor CBE, Executive Dean, Edinburgh Business School, Heriot-Watt University

REGIONAL DIRECTOR WINNERS

Highlands and Islands Enterprise Regional Director of the Year

Niall MacDonald, Previously Managing Director, Aquascot

Highly Commended

Lisa Kerr, Principal, Gordonstoun


Regional Director of the Year – Aberdeen & Grampian

Graham McWilliam, Managing Director, Glencraft (Aberdeen) Ltd


Regional Director of the Year - Central Scotland

Dr Ken Thomson OBE, Principal and CEO, Forth Valley College


Regional Director of the Year - Edinburgh & Lothians

Simon Milne MBE, Regius Keeper, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

 

Regional Director of the Year - Glasgow & West of Scotland

Iain MacRitchie, Founder & CEO, MCR Pathways

Special Recognition

Vanessa Gilpin, Director, strEAT Events Ltd


Regional Director of the Year – South of Scotland

Anna White, Managing Director, ScotlandShop


Regional Director of the Year – Tayside & Fife

Nathan Pyne-Carter, CEO, Ace Aquatec Ltd

Highly Commended

Mike Robinson, Chief Executive, Royal Scottish Geographical Society


Young Enterprise Scotland Director Award

Lyle Hamilton, Managing Director, Idiom (part of Dumfries and Galloway High School’s YES Programme)

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