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IoD South West - Annual Dinner & Director of the Year Awards

25 May 2017
Ashton Gate Stadium, Bristol

IoD South West is pleased to announce the Annual Dinner and Director of the Year Awards to celebrate the best of business in the South West region.

Taking place at Ashton Gate Stadium on Thursday 25th May, the event will highlight and reward the achievements of the South West’s foremost entrepreneurs, company directors, and organisational leaders in building business success, creating wealth and growing the regional economy.

We are delighted to present this year's finalists:

Simon Brown
Managing director and Owner of Forrest Brown

Jonathan Fraser
Director of Nurture Landscapes

David Gilroy
Director of Stuff and Things at Conscious Solutions

Merle Hall
Managing Director of Kinneir Dufort

Chris Holland
Managing Director at Water Source

Louise Mitchell
CEO of Bristol Music Trust

Andrew Scott
Managing Director at Ascot Group

Dean Bennett
Managing Director of the China Fleet Country Club

Mark Entwistle
Founder and Managing Director of KaarbonTech

Julie Finch
Chief executive of The Cheltenham Trust

Lucia Di Stazio
Managing Director of MRA Marketing

William Owen
General Manager at Metra Weather

Sara Spivey
Managing Director at Modulift UK ltd

Nicola Adams
Business Development Director BMT Group ltd

Dan Oakley
Marketing Director BMT Reliability Consultancy ltd

Alastair Shanks
Head of Operations at BMT Defence Services ltd

They will be competing in a number of categories, including Young Director, Director Development, Not for Profit/Third Sector, Corporate Responsibility, Director of the Year and International Director of the Year.

IoD South West chairman Nick Sturge said: “Once again we had an extremely high standard of entries demonstrating the breadth and depth of talent, enterprise and leadership across the region. I am also very pleased to be seeing more diversity in the nominees and the sectors they represent".

The guest speaker at this year’s event is IoD Director General Stephen Martin who will be making his first visit to the region since he took over the post at the start of the year.

Key details

Date & time: 25 May 2017 18:30 - 22:30
Location: Ashton Gate Stadium, Bristol
CPD Hours:

Prices from

80.00 GBP + VAT - Member Price
120.00 GBP + VAT - Non Member Price
750.00 GBP + VAT - Member Table of 10
1200.00 GBP + VAT - Non Member Table of 10

Event manager:
Mrs Debra Baker
Contact phone:
Contact email:


We are delighted to welcome the newly appointed IoD Director General, Stephen Martin as guest speaker at this year's Annual Dinner and Director of the Year Awards.



Prices from

80.00 GBP + VAT - Member Price
120.00 GBP + VAT - Non Member Price
750.00 GBP + VAT - Member Table of 10
1200.00 GBP + VAT - Non Member Table of 10


The IoD regrets that there can be no refunds should you cancel after 5th May 2017.
  • Ashton Gate Stadium
  • Ashton Gate
  • Bristol
  • BS3 2EJ

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