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Director of the year awards

Applications and Nominations now open for 2020 Awards 

IoD Director of the Year awards celebrate the hard-work and innovation of East Midlands Businesses. Applications are due midnight on the 26th June. 


  • Family Business
  • Equality, Diversity & Inclusion 
  • Innovation
  • International 
  • Non-Exec
  • Social Value & Sustainability Impact
  • Start-up
  • Young Director
  • Public Sector 
  • Small-Medium Business
  • Large Business

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Winners Announced for IoD Director of the Year Awards 2019

On Friday October 18th, business leaders from across the country won the prestigious award of IoD Director of the Year. Here in the East Midlands we saw one of two of our own recognized. 

Guy Schanschieff, Founder and Managing Director of Bambino Mio, was awarded the Director of the Year, International category.

Bambino Mio is the world's most widely used reusable nappy brand, offering an extensive range of award-winning, sustainable change-time essentials. Since launching in 1997, Guy has strived to not only develop and grow Bambino Mio but the entire reusable nappy industry. Education parents about the financial, environmental and health benefits of reusable nappies; helping to create and industry which has become relevant and popular all over the world. Over 21 years later, an MBE 60+ awards and distributing to over 50 countries; Bambino Mio has become one of the most accessible reusable nappy brands across the globe. 

Jake Third, Client Services Director of Hallam Internet, was Highly Commended for Young Director of the Year.  

Read more on All 2019 East Midlands Director of the Year Winners