Old Broadcasting House, Woodhouse Lane, Leeds, LS2 9EN

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Being at Old Broadcasting House at Leeds Beckett University brings together our hub, regional office and the delivery of our renowned Company Direction Programme at the same location.

The Facilities that are available to IoD members are:
  • Public Meeting Space
  • Complimentary WiFi Available 
  • Private Meeting Space Available at Members' Rates
  • Complimentary refreshments
  • Members services & facilities available from 10:00 - 16:30hrs

For parking in the vicinity of Old Broadcasting House: click here

About us

Yorkshire IoD is committed to supporting our members through director development and the lobbying of key decisions makers in the region and nationally.

Through our four active branches in North, South, East and West Yorkshire we represent members interests at the highest level and  have been responsible for attracting some of the most influential and aspirational speakers in the UK to the region. Additionally our Young Directors are working across the region to represent the leaders of the future entrepreneurship. We encourage healthy debate, ask our members what their key issues are and seek to feed those back to make a real improvement to the business environment.

We are working with the region's universities to promote our IoD student membership. Yorkshire has secured earlier this year a pilot for apprentices to have access to the IoD's student membership programme to be launched in the Autumn.

Our Regional Director, supported by the administrative team from the hub in Leeds, works for our four branches to deliver a series of high profile events that have attracted national media attention, yet offering valuable networking opportunities for our members. Yorkshire Director of the Year 2015 

Read your Yorkshire’s E-News here

IoD Director of the Year Awards 2015 

the Awards dinner was held at the Hilton Sheffield Hotel 11th  June 

This year's winners are:

Not for Profit / CSR Director of the Year - 
Delroy Beverley, Property Solutions Incommunities Group Ltd

Young Director - 
Sophie Jewett, York Cocoa House

SME Director of the Year - 
Neil Fisher, Airco Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Ltd
Gav Winter, The Test People (Joint Winners)

Large Company - 
Herwig Vennekens, Dunhills (Pontefract) PLC (Haribo)
David Hurcomb, NG Bailey Group Ltd (Highly Commended)

International Director of the Year - 
Julia Gash, Bag It Don't Bin It Ltd 
Keith Jackson, JRI Orthopaedics (Highly Commended)

North East SME Director of the Year - 
Daniel Robinson, Gus Robinson Developments Ltd

Overall Director of the Year -  
Neil Fisher, Airco Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Ltd
Gav Winter, The Test People (Joint Winners)

Lifetime Achievement Award - 
Dr Paul Sewell, The Sewell Group

Special Judges' Award - 
Professor Ammar Mirza CBE

They automatically go forward to the UK Finals to be held in London and we wish each good luck!

Chairman of the judging panel Richard Tuplin, who is sales and operations director of Jelf Insurance Partnership, said it was a tough job for the judges to choose from a high standard of nominations.  

To register to enter for 2016 email IoD Yorkshire

The 2016 Awards Dinner will be held at the Civic Hall, Leeds in June

We appreciate the work done and time given by this year's judging panel:

Chairman - Richard Tuplin  Director, Jelf Insurance Partnership
Simon Walton  Partner, Berwick Partners
Carolyn Pearson Managing Director, Maiden-Voyage.com Ltd
Etta Cohen    Managing Director, Etta Cohen
Andy Wood     Managing Partner Leeds & Newcastle Offices,  Grant Thornton UK
Alastair Thompson    Director of Corporate Engagement, Teeside University
Shelia Stokes White Director,  Strategic Solutions
Stephen Hall  Partner, Deloitte
Anthony Knowles    Head of Employer & Delivery Service (North East), National Apprenticeship Service

and thank you to our Sponsors and Supporters:

Hilton Sheffield SBSNGCGDFLeedsVistadeloitte UKTI

Click Here to Read the IoD North East Chair's Annual Press Release



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