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Nominees Announced for IoD Director of the Year Awards

19 Apr 2017

IoD Director of the Year Awards

We are delighted to announce the nominees for the 2017 Director of the Year Awards London and South East

Please join us along with David Seall, Chairman of IoD South, in congratulating all of the nominees. “Congratulations to all of the nominees for their contributions to business and their communities. It is important that we celebrate the exemplary leaders who are doing great work, often unheeded, across the South of England. Through these awards, the IoD aims to champion both commercial success and responsible leadership, and reward individuals who display the qualities of professionalism, diligence and creativity that we think inspire employees and get results.”

The full list of nominees is below and we look forward to welcoming you on the 17th May in London for the Awards Ceremony. 

Chairman’s Award for Leadership in Corporate Responsibility

James Lloyd, Director, School Space
Jamie Gray, Founder, Buddy Burst
Nicholas Andrew Mercer, Commercial Director, Eurostar International Ltd

Director of the Year – (Large Company) Turnover £100m - £499.99m

Aileen McLeish,Chairman, Ashford & St Peters Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Alec Steven Ransom, Director, Turner & Townsend
Ian McLaren, Finance and Contacts Director, London and Birmingham Railway Ltd
Matthew Pack, CEO, Holiday Extras
Paul Stoddart, Managing Director - Strategy, Products, Marketing & Business Development, Deputy CEO, VocaLink Ltd
Russell Trenter, Managing Director - South, Alliance Medical Ltd 
Tom Beardmore-Gray, Finance Director, Girls' Day School Trust

Director of the Year – (Large Company) Turnover £500m and over

John Michael Barry Gibson, Chairman, HomeServe Plc
John Morea, Chief Executive Officer, SGN Ltd
Matthew Harris, Group Strategy & Risk Director, Costain Group PLC
Nicholas Andrew Mercer, Commercial director, Eurostar International Ltd

Director of the Year (Medium Company) – Turnover from £10 up to £99.99M

Marc Reddy, Managing Director, First Hampshire & Dorset Ltd, First Beeline Buses Limited
Paul Davis, Managing Director, Aerial Business Communications
Paul Lindley, Founder and Chairman, Ella's Kitchen
Stephen Rogers, MD, Swanstaff recruitment
Tom Cole, CEO, ITL
Wayne Hodgson, MD, Red Eagle Ltd

Director of the Year (Small Company) – Turnover up to £9.99M

Adrian Powell, MD, Active Facilities Management Ltd
Andrew Hookway, Managing Director, Extech
Derek Rodgers, Managing Partner, Gardner Leader LLP
James Dempster, Managing Director, Cobb Digital
Luke Quilter, CEO, Sleeping giant media
Nigel Parsons, Director, Answers Investigation
Pam Loch , Managing Director, Loch Employment Law
Paul Wetherfield , Director, Global associates
Sarah Gobran , Co-Founder & Producer, Guildford Shakespeare Company
Terry Roffey , Director, Brook Security

Early Stage Business Director of the Year

Amy McManus, Managing Director, AM Marketing
James Thompson , Managing Director, Spokes of Bagshot
James York , Founder, Worry+Peace
Jamie Gray, Founder, Buddy Burst
Katie Ellis , Director, The Able label
Sue Nelson , CEO and Founder, Breakthrough Funding
Thom Gibbons , Managing Director, Tatanka Future Ltd
Thomas Duncan Bell , Managing Director, Team Tops LTD 

International Director of the Year

John Bullivant , Managing Director, PSM Instrumentation Limited
John Michael Barry Gibson , Chairman, HomeServe Plc
Julianne Ponan, Owner & CEO, Creative Nature
Paul Lindley , Founder and Chairman, Ella's Kitchen
Tom Cole , CEO, ITL 

Public/Third Sector Director of the Year

Aileen McLeish , Chairman, Ashford & St Peters Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Ben Beadle , Managing Director, TDS Northern Ireland
Claire Horton , Chief Executive, Battersea Dogs & Cats Home
Gavin Stride , Chief Executive, Farnham Maltings
Tom Beardmore-Gray , Finance Director, Girls' Day School Trust 

Young Director of the Year

Ben Towers, CEO, Zest the Agency
Genevieve Wells, Founder / Owner, Lewis Visuals Ltd
James Morris , Managing Director, Trafalgar & JF Marquees
Julianne Ponan, Owner, CEO Director, Creative Nature
Mark Wright , Founder and Director, Climb Online
Martin Bamford , Managing Director, Informed Choice Ltd
Tevin Tobun, Chief Executive Officer, GV Group ( Gate Ventures)


Leadership in Mental Health Awareness Award

The IoD takes its responsibility to support its members seriously, and it is with that in mind that we are for the first year presenting an award to recognise the leader of a small-to-medium-size business who is showing the way forward when it comes to addressing the mental health of their workforce.


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