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IoD West Midlands - Director of the Year Awards

11 Jun 2019
Edgbaston Stadium , Birmingham

*This event is almost full. Please call the office on 0121 643 1868 to book*

We are delighted to invite you to this year's champagne breakfast as we celebrate the best-of-the-best among West Midlands businesses and acclaim directors who are at the forefront of leadership excellence.

The morning will commence with a champagne reception at 7.30am followed by a full English breakfast. The award presentations will take place from 8.30am and we aim to finish by 10am.

Book now to secure your place and join us for this extra special celebration.

Key details

Date & time: 11 Jun 2019 07:30 - 10:00
Location: Edgbaston Stadium , Birmingham
CPD Hours:

Prices from

40.00 GBP + VAT - Member
40.00 GBP + VAT - Non-Member
360.00 GBP + VAT - Finalist Table of 9
400.00 GBP + VAT - Table of 10

Event manager:
Ms Jordan Lowe
Contact phone:
0121 643 1868
Contact email:

A celebration of leadership talent, success and achievement

There are 12 Director of the Year categories this year:

Corporate Social Responsibility
This award is aimed at leaders who can demonstrate how they integrate the success and smooth running of their business with a strong sense of responsibility and consideration for their role as a corporate citizen.

Family Business
This award recognises individuals in family businesses who have responded to the specific challenges that face directors in family firms and who have contributed to the success of the diverse, dynamic and innovative family business sector.

Today more needs to be done to ensure that we are inclusive, that people feel valued for what they bring to the organisation and that everyone has the same access to opportunities.  Judges are looking for examples that demonstrate that you have specific initiatives already in place to promote diversity and inclusion.

This award recognises leaders that have developed an innovative and transformational idea that displays creative thinking, that has beaten the competition plus has been developed and applied to improve commercial performance, operational effectiveness or customer engagement.

The leader will operate across borders and could be in any industry sector, but is likely to be gaining market share due to strong international growth from a great product or service.  The company must be trading a minimum of 30% of its business outside of the country it is registered in.

Non-Executive Director
The economic stresses of recent years and the ever-growing demands for responsible governance have resulted in a fundamental shift in the requirements of the Non-Executive Directors (NEDs) role.

Public Sector
Open to directors who have implemented best practice (improved services to citizens, delivered significant efficiency through use of shared services or innovation) that could be transformation in building a sustainable organisation. Directors whose business is a not-for-profit organisation, which can generate a surplus, but exists to serve the good of the community

Third Sector
Leadership is critical to good public governance, including good planning, efficiency, transparency and accountability.  This award is open to directors whose business is a charity or not-for-profit organisation, which can generate a surplus but exists to serve the good of the community.

This award celebrates founders/co-founders of the UK’s most promising start-ups. Focusing on the market opportunity identified, the model to capitalise on it, and how it has been executed within the first three years of trading. 

This award recognises upcoming leaders who have demonstrated excellent entrepreneurial potential, ability, ambition, creativity and vision in new or established businesses who have operated at director level for less than two years.

Small-Medium Business (below £50 million t/o)
This award is designed to celebrate those directors working in a business that employs under 250 employees and has an annual turnover of less than £50 million.  This award will go to the business that can show outstanding initiative, boldness and imagination in the enterprise, as well as sound management practices.

Large Business ( £50 million + t/o)
This award is designed to celebrate those directors working in a large business that has an annual turnover of more than £50 million.  Judges will look at how financial targets and KPIs have been met/exceeded, the vision for growth, innovation and the leader’s understanding of key challenges, customers and the competitive landscape.


We are thrilled to welcome back our fabulous compère, Dr Rachel New.

Rachel is a West Midlands based writer and radio broadcaster and is currently a regular presenter on Greatest Hits Radio and BBC Radio Derby.

In 2017 Rachel gained her PhD in Creative Writing from the University of Birmingham, has twice been writer in residence for the Birmingham Literature Festival and continues to work with them each year. 


We would like to thank our patrons:


Prices from

40.00 GBP + VAT - Member
40.00 GBP + VAT - Non-Member
360.00 GBP + VAT - Finalist Table of 9
400.00 GBP + VAT - Table of 10

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  • Edgbaston Stadium
  • Edgbaston Road
  • Birmingham
  • B5 7QU

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