The South Region of the Institute of Directors has over 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 2013 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 2013 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 have the opportunity to follow in the footsteps of last year’s winners who went on to win no less than 5 of the 8 awards in the UK Finals – including overall Director of the Year.
Rodger Broad, Director of 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 have said that just entering was very worthwhile as it helped them to take a step back and take a fresh look at their operations.”
This year’s Awards will culminate in a Gala Awards Dinner, in June 2014, in the prestigious Nash Room at the Institute of Directors in Pall Mall - at which the finalists’ achievements will be publicly celebrated.
Director of the Year (large company) This category is open to directors from FTSE and other large listed companies.
Director of the Year (small and medium company) This awards category is open to directors of companies with 250 or fewer employees.
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.
Global 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 your online nomination by just going to the awards website and go to the Nomination button. Self-nominations from both members and non-members are encouraged.
Who knows, it could also lead you through to the UK Director of the Year Finals.
South East Directors lead the way at the UK Director of the Year Awards
There were many smiling faces at last week’s UK Director of the Year Finals – and most of them came from Directors based in the south east.
The south east scooped no less than 5 Awards including the prestigious Overall UK Director of the Year Award.
Our congratulations go out to all the Winners but, especially to those coming from the south east – who are listed below:
Overall Director of the Year Peter Digby - Xtrac Limited
Director of the Year Large Company Rami Ranger - Sun Mark Limited
Director of the Year SME Company Paul Lindley - Ella’s Kitchen
Global Director of the Year Peter Digby - Xtrac Limited
Family Business Director of the Year Stephen Blatchford - Stephen Blatchford & Sons Limited
It was a proud day for all of our Winners and a proud day for business leaders right across London and the south east.