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The South Region of the Institute of Directors has around 12,000 members spread over a geographical area stretching from Banbury in the north to Dover in the east.

The region is ‘home’ to a wide diversity of businesses and one of high output and achievement where the activities of the Region and its 8 Branches provide an excellent platform for discussion and development of ideas. All business interests are represented in its membership.

It is responsible for the development and management of a programme of strategic events and seminars across the region including highly prestigious events such as the annual London and South East Director of the Year Awards.

Search begins for the 2015 London and the South East’s Directors of the Year

Business leaders, across the whole of London and the south east, are invited to enter the prestigious 2015 London and South East Director of the Year Awards.

Open to members and non-members of the IoD, the awards bring together company directors from a variety of backgrounds and recognise their qualities as business leaders.

Entrants will have the opportunity to follow in the footsteps of last year’s Winners all of whom have gone forward to the UK Director of the Year Finals – in London, later this year.

Rodger Broad, Director of the IoD South, added: “These awards are a wonderful way to raise the profile of your organisation and boost the morale of your staff, as success really does breed success.

“Many previous entrants, who were not lucky enough to win, have said just entering was still very worthwhile as it helped them to take a step back and take a fresh look at their operations.

2015 Awards categories

Director of the Year (large company)
This category is open to directors of companies with a turnover of over £100M

Director of the Year (medium company)
This awards category is open to directors of companies with a turnover of between £10M and £99.99M

Director of the Year (Small Company)
This category is open to director of companies with a turnover of under £9.99M

Young Director of the Year
To enter this award, directors must be under the age of 42 and must be able to point to outstanding achievements during the past 12 months

International Director of the Year
This award is open to all directors in UK-based companies with overseas sales. The entrant must be able to show that a minimum of 25% of the company’s turnover comes from overseas sales and must be successful in exporting, and committed to continued growth in the international business arena.

Public/Third Sector Director of the Year
This award is open to all directors in the public sector as well as those working in the third sector and other charitable or not-for-profit organisations.

Family Business Director of the Year
Entrants for this award will be directors in second generation or more family businesses and will have responded to the specific challenges that face directors in such well established firms.

Chairman’s Award for Leadership in Corporate Responsibility
This award is to recognise those directors who are able to demonstrate that, through their direct actions and leadership, their business has made a positive impact on the local community, wider society and/or the environment.

It is easy to submit an online nomination.  Just Click Here to open up the Awards website for full details and the nomination form.  Self-nominations from both members and non-members are encouraged.

Nominations are now closed. Please note that the deadline for Entries to be submitted is Sunday 13th December 2015 at 5.00pm.

Who knows - it could lead the person nominated right through to the UK Director of the Year Finals.

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