The North West and Isle of Man divisions of the Institute of Directors have joined forces today, bringing together their networks and benefitting members from both areas.
The move boosts the IoD’s North West chapter, meaning it now boasts six branches including Manchester, Liverpool, Lancashire, Merseyside, Cheshire, Cumbria and businesses on the Isle of Man. All six areas will collaborate on pan-regional events and awards as well as opening up introductions across a broader member database for the region.
Incumbent IoD North West regional director Claire Ebrey’s remit will also now extend to cover the Isle of Man; she explained: “I am delighted that we have joined forces with our Manx neighbours.
“This expansion of our North West division will open more doors for members, expanding our impressive network of business leaders and giving us strength in numbers as we voice their opinions on the national stage.”
Added Jennifer Houghton, Chair of the IoD in the Isle of Man: “There’s so much synergy and so little geographical distance between our respective networks, so this seems like a logical next step for us all.
“Our aim is to promote the views of members and give them access to a broad network of likeminded business owners to better help their own operations; a bigger core of members for myself and Claire will help us deliver that and I look forward to our new working relationship.
“We’re hitting the ground running, collaborating on new events and ideas – starting with our annual awards for the entire region early next year.”
The IoD in the North West is currently also seeking two new branch chairs as both its Manchester and Cumbria chairs reach the end of their tenures; individuals who will be a strong advocate for the IoD North West and who can continue to build and sustain an active committee are encouraged to apply via email firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications close at midnight on Monday 10 December 2018 with interviews taking place on Tuesday 15 January 2019 and the role commencing on 4 February 2019 (please note the first Regional Committee meeting would be on 5 February 2019).