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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. 

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Search begins for the 2014 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 2014 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 four of last year’s winners who went on to win UK awards in their categories:

  • Peter Digby of Xtrac of Thatcham, Berkshire, won Overall UK Director of the Year and Director of the Year, Global Company;
  • Dr Rami Ranger of Sun Mark Ltd, of Greenford, won Director of the Year, Large Company;
  • Paul Lindley of Ella’s Kitchen, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, won Director of the Year, SME Company;
  • Stephen Blatchford of Chas A Blatchford & Sons of Basingstoke, Hampshire, won Director of the Year, Family Business. 

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.

2014 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.

Nominations and Entries open on Monday 15th September and it's easy to submit your online nomination now. Click Here for full details and to open up the nomination form.  Self-nominations from both members and non-members are encouraged. 

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

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