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Director of the year awards

We plan to formally launch the 2021 awards in early April. To register your interest please email More details to follow.


West Midlands & East Midlands join forces to deliver our esteemed Director of the Year Awards

Now, more than ever, it is imperative that we celebrate business leaders and their achievements, showcasing those at the forefront of leadership excellence. It gives us great pleasure to announce that our Director of the Year Awards will take place on 12th November 2020.

As leaders navigate possibly the most challenging business environment in their careers, it is right to focus on their positive stories and to bring leaders together to celebrate.

The unforeseen events and economic impact of 2020 have of course been a cause for concern, but Covid 19 has prompted many businesses to come up with novel ways of working and provided the opportunity to try new ways of doing things. As such, we have decided to join forces with our colleagues in West Midlands for this year and run the awards across the whole of the Midlands, offering greater visibility to our inspirational finalists.

As you would expect, we are not able to host our Champagne Breakfast as we would normally do and have moved the awards online, where we can provide an interactive virtual event with unlimited free tickets available for colleagues, friends, supporters and family. 

The IoD Midlands Awards will now take place on Thursday 12th November, from 5pm – 6:30pm, and will be live streamed on a variety of platforms, ensuring we reach the widest audience possible.

We will also announce two winners for the Chairs Award for excellence, one from each half of the Midlands, chosen by our Regional Chairs Brian Hall and Gary Headland.

We do hope you can join us to recognise and celebrate great leadership from across the Midlands. The ceremony will begin at 5pm on the 12th November and will finish around 6:30pm. 

Free tickets to attend the event are available now Here and full joining instructions will be circulated when you register.

Finally, the best of luck to all our finalists!   

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To see previous years winners: 

Read All 2019 East Midlands Director of the Year Winners