IOD Director of the Year Awards

A celebration of leadership talent, success and achievement

National Director of the Year Awards UK Finals WINNERS

NEW CATEGORY 

WINNER

Daniel O’Toole, Chief Executive Officer, Retail Merchandising Services  - Wales


SImpressive, building and growing on a solid legacy. This director has continued to drive the business and it's business forward in a challenging retail environment."


Judge James Morris, Managing Director, JF Marquees

 

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FAMILY BUSINESS CATEGORY  

WINNER

Naveen Ahmed, Managing Director, The Parklane Group – Yorkshire & North East

SThe Parklane Group Story was inspirational. The entry showed clear vision and strategy for the company. In turn there MD provided guidance and leadership through a recession. Excellent entry"

Judge Gareth Loye, CEO, M&M Contractors

 

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INNOVATION CATEGORY

WINNER

Denis Lynn, Chairman, Lynn’s Country Foods – Finnebrogue Artisan - Northern Ireland


SBrilliant Product development for world better health, showed a different approach to challenges, good business growth. This one gets a 4 and another Well done."

Judge Phil Jones, Founder & Organiser, Podge Events


 

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GLOBAL CATEGORY

WINNER

Danny Brooks, Managing Director, VHR – London & South

SDanny has done an excellent job of running VHR for 15 years, during which time it has grown organically to encompass many countries. It’s continued growth make it an impressive global business."


Judge Peter Digby, Chairman, Xtrac
 

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PUBLIC/THIRD SECTOR CATEGORY

WINNER

Simon Pirotte, CEO and Principal, Bridgend College - Wales

SA clear inspirational leader who is empowering employees to be a part of the mission of Bridgend College. Extremely impressive results, financially as well as being motivational."

Judge Fred Langford, Deputy CEO, The Internet Watch Foundation (IWF)
 

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CHARTERED DIRECTOR CATEGORY 

- in partnership with St. James’s Place -


This award recognises the best newly qualified chartered director of the past 12 months. Selection for this award is based purely on the marks and grades achieved through the examination and interview process.
 

Tamara Sakovska, Non-Executive Director, JP Morgan Russian Securities – London & South

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SME CATEGORY

WINNER


Simon Erlanger
, Managing Director, Isle of Harris Distillery - Scotland


SI cannot fault the vision, ethos and outstanding management displayed by this person."



Judge Chris Dodson OBE DL, Chairman, Mortimer & Torftech Groups


 

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INCLUSIVITY CATEGORY

- in partnership with Jaguar -

WINNER

Gary Thompson, Chief Fire and Rescue Officer, Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service - Northern Ireland

SI was seriously impressed with this entry. I know the context of NI well and think they NIFRS have shown extraordinary leadership with these examples. Good to see the Board taking responsibility for promotion of inclusion at their level an monitoring progress."
 

Judge Kathryn Stone, Parliamentary Commissioner, Standards Office


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START-UP CATEGORY

WINNER

Toby McCartney, CEO, MacRebur Limited - North West

 

SExcellent example of an innovative product with scalability globally. One to watch!"

 

Judge Josephine Swinhoe, Managing Director , The Tinnitus Clinic Ltd

 

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NON-EXEC CATEGORY

WINNER

Jeremy Brettell, Non-Executive Director, Guarantee Protection Insurance Ltd, Anderson Strathern Asset Management Ltd, Transact, Airdrie Savings Bank, Wesleyan Bank Ltd - Scotland

SGreat examples of managing risk in a regulated environment. It was clear what the candidate's role was in both examples. Qualifications included evidence of professional development as a director in achieving CDir."
 

Judge Paul Munden, CEO, Clearway Consultants
 

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CSR CATEGORY

- in partnership with IOSH -

WINNER
 

Dr Julian Skyrme, Director of Social Responsibility, The University of Manchester - North West

SThis is a large organisation with CR well resourced. Vision is strong and plenty of evidence of success. Great application."
 

Judge Simon Rawson, Head of Social Impact Communications, McKinsey & Company
 

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STUDENT CATEGORY

WINNER

Siti Aishah Mohd Selamat, PhD Researcher, DataDenizens.com - London & South
 

SWithin her application and presentation, it was clear to see that Aishah had a very detailed knowledge of her target market, and opportunities for growth.
 

Judge Junior Bammeke, Joint Institute Secretary and Data Protection Officer, Institute Of Directors
 

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DR. NEVILLE BAIN MEMORIAL AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN DIRECTOR AND BOARD PRACTICE 

WINNER 

Dr Andy Palmer
, President and CEO, Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd - London & South 

SCongratulations on the business turnaround, which is testament to good leadership skills, and an aligned and empowered team. Examples of the impact of the various initiatives would have provided additional useful evidence in judging."

Judge Ally Maughan, CEO, People Puzzles

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