Two London directors were named as Highly Commended entrants in The Institute of Director’s annual Director of the Year Awards for London and South East 2017.
Mark Wright, founder and director of Climb Online and Tevin Tobun, CEO of GV Group (Gate Ventures) both picked up Highly Commended awards for Young Director of the Year 2017.
The directors were presented with their awards on Wednesday evening at the iconic 116 Pall Mall.
Mark Wright, former winner of the BBC’s show The Apprentice commented: “The IOD is one of the most well-known, highly respected business institutions in the world. To even be considered for an Institute of Directors award at such a young age and early stage of my career is an honour. To receive the Highly Commended award is a testament to the support from my friends, family and the amazing team that have helped me build my business.”
The awards, hosted by Television presenter Declan Curry, celebrate the exemplary leaders who are doing great work across London and the South East of England, rewarding individuals who display professionalism, diligence and creativity to inspire employees.
Alan Fitzwater, Director of Regional Engagement at the IoD said of the awards: “2017 saw a record number of entries made in the IoD South East & London awards, with over 500 businesses being initially considered for our 10 categories, the standard remains as high as ever. The award finalists represent the best of business across the South East, with SME’s, International businesses and startups all well-represented.”
Header image - From left to right: Jane Ollis, Director of Sales and Marketing, Quivium UK;Mark Wright, Climb Online; Tevin Tobun, Gate Ventures; Declan Curry, Television Presenter and Host of IoD London and South East Awards 2017
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About IoD Awards - Stephen Martin, Director General, Institute of Directors
Our awards seek to shine a light on directors who have enhanced and driven their businesses forward. The contenders come from different organisations but all share similarities in leadership, expertise and personal dedication.
During this critical period of political change, we will need to see ingenuity and tenacity displayed by professional leaders. The vibrancy and diversity of the businesses here gives me cause to be hopeful of the strength of British industries. Over the coming years the IoD will continue to provide the necessary support and guidance to members, while seeking to put the business perspective to government as Brexit negotiations take place.