North West

About us

The North West is a vibrant, proactive region for the IoD, and has approximately 2,000 members, with the Regional Office located in the very heart of Manchester City Centre, in City Tower, Piccadilly Plaza. The Region is made up of 5 branches, with each one represented by a dedicated and enthusiastic committee who are assisted and supported by the Regional IoD staff.

At the helm of IoD North West are Regional Chairman Tony Attard OBE and Regional Director Rachel Smith. With the support of their IoD team and North West Committees, the North West region has grown from strength to strength over recent years and is an influential lobbying group, as well as a successful means to meet other Directors.

The North West led the way and has been the catalyst for many new initiatives. These include the Director of the Year Awards, which celebrate the achievements of the best and most dynamic directors in the region. The Regional Conference and Women’s events are also fantastic networking events, for peer-to-peer contact.

New Regional Director - Rachel Smith

Rachel Smith has recently been appointed as the new North West Regional Director and is looking forward to meeting and getting to know to as many members and their businesses as possible in the next few months.  If you would like to arrange a meeting to discuss your views on the IoD nationally and in the North West and how we can support you in 2014 and beyond please email Rachel at or telephone 07792 869299

North West Region Reset

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IoD North West
19th Floor
City Tower
Piccadilly Plaza
M1 4BT

Meeting room bookings:
T: +44 (0)161 212 2222
E: Meeting room bookings