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North West Isle of Man

Applications open for 2020 Director of the Year Awards

21 Oct 2019

As we approach a new decade in business, IoD North West & Isle of Man is looking for the region’s top business leaders to step forward for the Director of the Year Awards 2020.

Taking place in Manchester next year on 14 May, the prestigious awards which is in partnership with Kuits Solicitors will celebrate the incredible achievements of the North West & Isle of Man’s men and women who are achieving great things in the region, as well as on the national and international stage.

With categories including Director of the Year – Young,  Director of the Year – Family which is sponsored this year by Crowe and Director of the Year – Non-Executive which is sponsored by RSM, the awards recognise the successes of the diverse commercial landscape which is driving our local economy and beyond.

Applications open on the 21 October and are easier than ever to submit online here on the awards webpage until 17 January.

Claire Ebrey Regional Director for the North West and Isle of Man said: “Whether you are the leader of a start-up or the director of an established global corporation, the IoD awards are a great way to shout up about your successes over the past 12 months. With businesses entering from sectors including tech, banking, healthcare, hospitality, construction and more they really do shine a light on those directors who are making a difference.”

Last year, the awards celebrated the diverse achievements of entrepreneurial and inspiring business leaders from across the North West such as Stockport-based Donald Moore of employee-owned Rowlinson Knitwear who scooped both the Corporate Social Responsibility and Small-Medium Business Director of the Year awards as well as James Timpson OBE of Wythenshawe-based Timpson Group, who was awarded with the Family Business Director of the Year Award.

For more information about the 2020 Awards and to enter or nominate someone please visit the awards webpage here.

And for those of you who are considering entering or have already started your entry, we know it can be quite a difficult process, so to give you a helping hand we’ve put together a short webinar which is designed to give you the tools and tips you need to create an outstanding application.

The webinar will:

  •  Run through of how to register for entry portal
  • Offer top tips for entering - including input from Robert Levy, Executive Partner at Kuits Solicitors, Sandy Lindsay MBE, Chair of Tangerine (previous winner and judge) and Claire Ebrey, IoD North West & IoM Regional Director
  • Help you to decide which category is best for you
  •  Help you to make your entry stand out

The webinar will end with a Q&A to allow you to ask your own questions and fill any gaps.

It is free of charge and will be taking place on Tuesday 26th November at 10am. Make sure you register your place here.

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Isle of Man

Branch and staff contacts can be found on the main Contacts tab

IoD Isle of Man
6th Floor, Victory House
Prospect Hill, Douglas
Isle of Man IM1 1EQ

The Claremont 
18-22 Loch Promenade, Douglas
Isle of Man IM1 2LX

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