IoD South West - About Us
The IoD South West region is one of the most active and vibrant in the UK, representing almost 3000 members spread across 6 local branches - in Bath & Wiltshire, Bristol, Devon & Cornwall, Dorset, Gloucestershire and Somerset.
The South West Region is renowned for its programme of informative, inspirational and valuable business events. These include exclusive company visits and presentations, breakfasts with successful business speakers and dinners with entrepreneurs - all opportunities for you to learn, connect and build your business network.
The South West regional office is located within the stunning Bristol and Bath Science Park and is headed up by Regional Director Simon Face. The regional team aims to provide information, support and guidance for directors, entrepreneurs and other business leaders, helping their businesses to thrive and grow.
We are also extremely grateful to our many South West Committee Members whose ideas, experience and contacts within the South West business community ensures the success of these events.
Entrepreneurs' Summer Barbeque and Awards
Many congratulations to the winners of the IoD South West Director of the Year Awards 2014, announced on 12th June at the Entrepreneurs' Summer Barbeque and Awards:
Director Development Award
Andrew Robinson, ARC Energy, Gloucestershire
Public Sector Award
Nick Sturge, Science Research Foundation, Bristol
Family Business Director Award
Henry Williams, Williams Automobiles Ltd, Bristol
Corporate Responsibility Award
Steve Clark, Budget Pack Environmental, Bristol
Young Director Award
Helen Lacey, Red Berry Recruitment Ltd, Somerset
Director of the Year Award
Christopher Smith, Marshfield Bakery Ltd, Bath
Also congratulations to those who were Highly Commended in their category:
Public Sector Director
Julia Clarke CDir, Bristol Community Health CIC, Bristol
James Eades, Systemagic Ltd, Bath
Griff Holland & Ed Brown, Friska Ltd, Bristol
Director of the Year
Simon Barbato, Mr B & Friends Creative, Bath
This year's winners will now go forward to represent the South West in the IoD national Director of the Year Award finals in the autumn.
Many thanks to the sponsors, Jaguar and UKTI and also to Cherry Picked Catering who supplied the food and the bar facilities.
The Bristol Distinguished Executive Address Series is delivered by the Bristol Business School in partnership with Bristol City Council, Bristol Post, Business West, CBI,CMI, IoD and West of England LEP. It provides a unique opportunity to hear about the challenges, issues and decisions being made at the highest level of strategic leadership.
Photographs of the recent Distinguished Executive Address given by Sir Nicholas Young, Chief Executive of The British Red Cross on 17 October 2013.
South West Region