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IoD East of England | Director of the Year Awards Lunch 2019

14 Jun 2019
The Jockey Club Rooms, Newmarket

Join the IoD East of England Director of the Year Finalists for a celebratory lunch at the beautiful Jockey Club Rooms in Newmarket.

This prestigious event will be attended by business leaders from across the East of England making it a perfect event for high level networking. During lunch we will hear from Ilka Gansera-Lévêque, Racehorse Trainer and Practising Vet, the only female racehorse trainer in the UK to also be a qualified veterinarian.

The IoD East of England Director of the Year awards, gives the business community a chance to acknowledge the excellence and professionalism we are fortunate to have here in the East. From start up, to large organisations there is a wealth of talent, and these awards allow the IoD to recognise the contribution individuals make to our local business and greater community.

Key details

Date & time: 14 Jun 2019 12:00 - 15:30
Location: The Jockey Club Rooms, Newmarket
CPD Hours:

Prices from

60.00 GBP + VAT - Member
70.00 GBP + VAT - Non-member

Event manager:
Regional Director of IoD East of England, Simone Robinson
Contact phone:
0203 006 2729

The IoD East of England awards is a prestigious event, that celebrates the very best of the regions business leaders. Hosted in an exclusive venue they are a public recognition of the key role that directors play, not only in the UK’s economy but also in job preservation and creation. They place emphasis on individual excellence and achievement.

The East of England event is a celebratory lunch held in the beautiful town of Newmarket. This area is chosen as it is the most central place for entrants and judges to reach from each of the 5 East of England branches (Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, Essex and Hertfordshire).

Enjoy a welcome drink and a fabulous three course meal within the beautiful surroundings of the prestigious Jockey Club Rooms in the heart of Newmarket.




Ilka Gansera-Lévêque - Ilka is a thoroughbred racehorse trainer based in Newmarket’s Hamilton Road. A director of her own business IGL-Racing, she is also a practising equine vet.

Ilka will introduce you to ‘Decoration of War’ a 3 year old bay gelding who came to her Saint Wendred’s racing yard with troubles of his own. As Directors, you have responsibility for getting the best out of your people and there’s the parallel with Ilka, naturally she helps to get her staff operating at an optimum level but, here’s the real challenge: Horses can’t talk and explain that they’ve got a headache, a hangover or just feel off – colour.

If you are planning to book tickets for our Director of the Year Awards Lunch then IIka would like to invite you along to visit her yard “Saint Wendred’s” in Newmarket on the Sunday 30th June at 10.00am. To reserve your place, please email IIka directly at

Click here to view a short video about Ilka's journey.



This event has been kindly sponsored by: -




Prices from

60.00 GBP + VAT - Member
70.00 GBP + VAT - Non-member


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  • The Jockey Club Rooms
  • 101 High Street
  • Newmarket
  • CB8 8JL

01638 663 101

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