Important Notice for Members visiting IoD Yorkshire (Leeds)
Temporary Relocation of Yorkshire Members Spaces -  From the 9th June 2016

The current IoD members lounge at Old Broadcasting House will close to members on
June 9th 2016 for a Refit.

It will then relocate to a new & temporary home at the Rose Bowl, re-opening after a refit on
June 16th 2016.

The full address for Members space, from 16th June 2016 until 22nd October 2016, shall be:
The Rose Bowl,
Portland Crescent,
Leeds, West Yorkshire,
LS1 3HB.

The Rose Bowl building is a short distance from our current office at OBCH and the proximity to increased short-term parking, available on site at the Rose Bowl, should happily benefit any visiting members.

To received your complimentary teas, coffees and hot chocolates at the Rose Bowl please show your membership card at the Cafe

IoD Regional Office

The IoD regional office will also temporarily relocate from OBCH to Queens Square House , which is directly opposite the Rose Bowl Members space. This relocation will take place on 14th June 2016.

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 1300 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.


 IoD Director of the Year Awards Yorkshire & the North East

We are delighted to announce the shortlist of business leaders who will compete for its prestigious Director of the Year awards.

The winners will be revealed at a gala dinner at Leeds Civic Hall on 30 June 2016, hosted by broadcaster Danni Hewson. They will go forward to the national IoD Director of the Year finals

Yorkshire and the North East
Large Company
Herwig Vennekens, Dunhills (Pontefract) plc
Ibrahim Najafi, R&R Ice Cream

Gillian Southern MBE, Wessington Cryogenics Limited
Joanna Robinson, Mansfield Pollard & Co
Mohamed Aslam MBE, Aagrah Restaurant Group
Paul Teasdale, Premier Technical Services Group PLC

Ibrahim Najafi, R&R Ice Cream
Jon Geldart, Grant Thornton International

Public & Third Sector    
Ammar Mirza CBE, Asian Business Connexions CIC Limited
Helen Ball, Barnsley Civic Enterprise Ltd
Joanne Roney OBE, Wakefield Council
Tom Riordan, Leeds City Council

Yorkshire Small Company                                    
Keith Jackson, JRI Orthopaedics
Peter Brook, Oracle Asset Finance Limited
William Bottomley, Lifetime FM
William Sutton, Vista

North East Small Company                                   
Adrian Holland, Choice Future Planning Ltd
Daniel Robson, Green Digit Limited
Dean Benson, Visualsoft
Joanne Thompson, Penrillian

Yorkshire Young Director                                      
Adam Walsh, The Right Fuelcard Company
Craig Benton, The London Deli Co
Euan Craig, Exemplar Healthcare
Sinéad Sopala, Ramsdens Solicitors LLP

North East Young Director                                            
Dean Benson, Visualsoft
John Savage, Flame Heating Spares
Daniel Robson, Green Digit Limited

Non-Executive Director of the Year
Peter Wilkinson, Unison Ltd
Qari Asim MBE, Makkah Mosque and DLA Piper UK LLP
Terry Hodgkinson CBE DL, NCFE

The Judging panel:

Richard Tuplin, of Jelf Insurance Partnership, chair of the judging panel.
Simon Walton, partner at Berwick Partners;
Andy Wood, managing partner of the Leeds and Newcastle offices of Grant Thornton UK.
Rachel Hannan,    Director at    The Hannan Partnership Ltd
Jude Browne, experienced corporate executive and business consultant and currently non-executive director for two substantial social enterprises
Carolyn Pearson, Managing Director  of  Maiden-Voyage.com Ltd


The 2016 Awards Dinner will be held at the Civic Hall, Leeds on 30th June 2016.

Highlighting 'the very best of the best' it provides an excellent oppirtunity to celebrate and recognise outstanding leadership in the boardroom and the regional category winners will automatically go forward to the UK Finals held in London later in the year.  Full details of the Awards dinner here

and we thank our 2016 partners :

 LeedsVista     Topic UKGE CapitalUKTILeeds Beckett University ES logo


  Marriott Leeds






To engage with the IoD Director of the Year Awards 2017 either as a category entrant or sponsor. email IoD Yorkshire




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Until 9th June 2016:
Members Space & regional Office

IoD Yorkshire
Old Broadcasting House
Woodhouse Lane

From 16th June 2016:
Members Space

Rose Bowl
Portland Crescent
West Yorkshire

From 14th June 2016:
Regional Office
Queens Square House
Queens Square Court
West Yorkshire
LS31 3HE