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2019 Director of the Year Awards launched

Claire Veale 09 Oct 2018
IoD Director of the Year Awards Launch

Leaders of businesses from all sectors across the Isle of Man are invited to celebrate their successes of the past year, as the Institute of Directors (IoD) has launched its annual Director of the Year Awards.

For the first time in the event’s history, the awards will this year be merged with the North West region, meaning Isle of Man business leaders will battle it out with nominees from Manchester, Lancashire, Cheshire, Cumbria and Merseyside.

Speaking of the awards, which seek to unearth the most inspiring and pioneering business leaders, with categories including Director of the Year of a Family Business, Corporate Social Responsibility Director and the Start-Up Director of the Year, Jennifer Houghton, Chair of the IoD in the Isle of Man said: “I am so excited to celebrate the achievements of our great leaders from across all sectors – and raise awareness of the great work we do in the Isle of Man, alongside directors in the North West.

“The awards are a brilliant opportunity for anyone with a great business story to tell – and they’re free to enter – so I would really would encourage any great Isle of Man leaders to get involved.”

Winners this year included Gary Lamb, CEO of Manx Telecom and Chairman of Strix plc, who scooped the coveted Chairman’s Award for Excellence. He said: “This award was a great achievement for us in 2018 and meant a lot to me personally; I felt particularly inspired receiving the award  and am really looking forward to attending the national awards in London.”

The awards celebrates entrants from Manchester, Lancashire, Cheshire, Merseyside, Cumbria and the Isle of Man; winners will also automatically go on to represent the region on the national stage at the IoD national awards in London in October 2019.

Entries for the 2019 Director of the Year awards can be made at here with nominations closing in December. For more information about the awards please contact the events team at or email Claire Veale.

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