South West

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. 

Branch & Regional Chair Succession
The three-year terms of the South West Regional Chairman and the Devon & Cornwall Chairman will come to an end in December.
Please see the South West Regional Strategy.
If you are interested in standing for election for either of these roles please contact Simon Face at the Regional Office in the first instance for more information.

Please note: The closing date for all applicants will be 9.00am on Monday 14th September.

IoD South West CPD Workshops
You may be interested to know that a new programme of short IoD Development Seminars is due to launch in the spring.

These 90 minute interactive case-study led CPD workshops open to both members and non-members cover the latest in strategy,leadership and governance best practice with added opportunities for peer-learning and networking.

Please click here for further information.

Entrepreneurs Summer Celebration and Awards Dinner

Many congratulations to the winners of the IoD South West Director of the Year Awards 2015, announced on

17th June at the Entrepreneurs' Summer Celebration and Awards Dinner:

Director Development Award
Simon Gould, BMT Hi-Q Sigma, Bath

Third Sector Award
Vashti Seth, DEKI, Bristol

Family Business Director Award
Neil Way, Jeff Way Electrical Services Ltd, Bristol

Young Director Award
Darren Ryemill, Opus Professional Services Ltd, Bristol

Director of the Year Award Small Business
Christopher Smith, Marshfield Bakery Ltd, Bath

Director of the Year Award Medium Business
Julie Moore, Green Gourmet Ltd, Gloucester

Also congratulations to those who were Highly Commended in their category:

Director Development
Stephen Jackson – SA Group, Somerset

Director of the Year Small Business
Paul Mullen, Cubik Innovation Ltd, Bristol

Director of the Year Medium Business
Sandie Foxall - Smith, The Regard Group Ltd, Bristol

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, HSBC and The Faculty of Business & Law at UWE and also to Bordeaux Quay.

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