West Midlands

About us

The IoD West Midlands region covers the counties of Staffordshire, Shropshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire and Warwickshire, as well as the urban areas of Birmingham, Coventry, Solihull and the Black Country and is made up of over 1,800 directors and senior decision makers.

The regional head office is found within the IoD West Midlands Hub in Birmingham. Local branches can be found in Hereford and Worcester, which covers Herefordshire and Worcestershire; Coventry and Warwickshire, covering Coventry, Warwickshire, Birmingham and Solihull; and the Black Country, covering the Black Country, North Worcestershire, Staffordshire and Shropshire.

Headed up by Regional Chairman Jason Wouhra, the IoD West Midlands host a programme of seminars, business breakfasts and special events which give members the opportunity to listen and question business leaders, politicians and decision-makers.

IoD West Midlands Hub - at the Library of Birmingham 

We are delighted to announce that our new Directors Lounge, home of the IoD West Midlands office, is now open at the Library of Birmingham.

The Birmingham Hub at the Library of Birmingham will now be open from 11am-5pm, Monday-Friday unless by appointment.  If you would like to use the directors’ room before 11am, please email  sue.hurrell@iod.com 

West Midlands - Director of the Year Awards 2016

Following the huge success of our coveted 2015 West Midlands Director of the Year Awards, we are proud to announce that we are accepting applications for the 2016 competition.

The Awards form the highlight of the region’s calendar, celebrating hard work and enterprise. They are a fantastic way to gain positive publicity for you and your business and entry is free of charge.

Nominations will be accepted under the following categories, which this year includes the “Non-Executive Director” Category.

• Small Company
• Medium Company
• Large Company
• Young Director
• Not-for-Profit/Third Sector
• Family Business
• Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
• Non-Executive Director

The judges will select a winner for each category and an overall West Midlands’ Director of the Year winner.

The closing date for applications is Friday 26th February 2016 (5 pm)

Six of our 2015 winners were nominated for the national IoD Director of the Year Awards held in London on 23rd October.

The 2016 Regional Awards will take place at a special champagne breakfast to be held at Edgbaston Stadium, Warwickshire County Cricket Club on Wednesday June 8th so make sure you hold the date for this popular event and remember to book early.

Please download the application form and if you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact John Phillips, Regional Director or Sue Hurrell at the regional office on: 0121 643 7801 / 07703 355891.or 07803 200189 or John.Phillips@IoD.com / Sue.Hurrell@IoD.com

Chairman's Message

I had the pleasure to be part of one of the highlights of the IoD calendar, our annual Director of the Year awards.
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Birmingham Venue

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For information on the West Midlands Director of the Year Awards click here.

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Library of Birmingham
Centenary Square
Broad Street
B1 2ND