Director of the Year – New
This award recognises innovative leaders of new or established businesses who have operated at director level for less than two years and demonstrated the potential, ability, ambition, creativity and vision in their business.
Director of the Year - Non-Exec
This award recognises individuals that have made significant contribution to the organisation’s strategy, impacted on the financial success of the company, demonstrated high ethical standards and promoted the practice of good corporate governance.
Director of the Year - Start-Up
This award celebrates founders/co-founders of the UK’s most promising start-ups. Focusing on the market opportunity identified, the model to capitalise on it, and how it has been executed within the first three years of trading.
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
Director of the Year - Third Sector
Leadership is critical to good public governance, including good planning, efficiency, transparency and accountability. This award is open to directors whose business is a charity or not-for-profit organisation, which can generate a surplus but exists to serve the good of the community.
Director of the Year - Global
This award recognises international business leader with credible development plans in place to build on its company’s success. 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.
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 - SME
This award is designed to celebrate those directors working in a business that employs under 250 employees and has an annual turnover of less than £10 million.
Judges will look at how financial targets and KPIs have been met/exceeded, the vision for growth, innovation and the leader’s understanding of key challenges, customers and the competitive landscape.