This year’s IoD Director of the Year Awards has a real mix of categories and criteria which highlight the contribution to good governance and leadership.
Without effective leadership and good governance at all levels in private, public and voluntary organisations, it is practically impossible to achieve goals, to sustain quality and deliver first-rate services. With the increase in complex requirements occurring from the constant changes in society combined with the continuous push for higher levels of productivity, our shortlisted leaders have had the pressure of contributing and achieving effective and ethical leadership.
We are happy to announce that we have received a real fusion of shortlists and are very excited for the final winners to be announced. We have a range of dynamic entrepreneurs and new directors, family business directors, and even directors leading the way in innovation; ultimately, each category highlights the contribution to good governance and leadership.
Categories for London & South’s Director of the Year Awards 2018
Director of the Year – New
This award recognises innovative leaders of new or established businesses who have operated at director level for less than two years and demonstrated the potential, ability, ambition, creativity and vision in their business.
Director of the Year - Non-Exec
This award recognises individuals that have made significant contribution to the organisation’s strategy, impacted on the financial success of the company, demonstrated high ethical standards and promoted the practice of good corporate governance.
Director of the Year - Start-Up
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.
Director of the Year - Public/Third Sector
Open to directors whose business is a charity or not-for-profit organisation, which can generate a surplus, but exists to service the good of the community.
Director of the Year - Global
This award recognises international business leader with credible development plans in place to build on its company’s success. 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.
Director of the Year – Inclusivity
This award recognises leaders who can demonstrate that they have specific initiatives already in place to promote diversity and inclusion.
Director of the Year – Innovation
This award recognises leaders that have developed an innovative and transformational idea that displays creative thinking and that has beaten the competition and been developed and applied to improve commercial performance, operational effectiveness or customer engagement.
Director of the 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.
Director of the Year – Family Business
This award recognises individuals in second-generation or more, 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.
Chairman’s Award for Excellence in Director and Board Practice
This award is the highest accolade in the Director of the Year Awards, recognising the personal imprint of the UK’s most high profile leaders on the culture and success of their organisation’s through the implementation of good governance.
A range of organisations, from healthcare to consultant banking to travel agencies and more, have entered the 2018 Awards and we are extremely proud of the variety of businesses that have taken part.
To view the 2018 shortlist click here.