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Director of the Year Awards

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Entries and Nominations are now open for IoD London & South Director of the Year Awards 2020

We are excited to launch our 2020 awards for IoD London & South, where we will celebrate the very best business leaders within our community. Don't miss the opportunity to nominate someone you know who deserves to be acknowledged among peers for the incredible work they do as a Director.

The awards will take place on the 25th June in the extraordinary 116 Pall Mall

Find out more

Nominate or enter now

How to write a great application

We recently held a webinar where our North West Regional Director, one of the Director of the Year previous winner, and two judges provided tips on how to create a good quality awards application

Watch the webinar now, which covers;

  • How to register on the portal and the application process
  • Choosing a category
  • How to make your entry stand out
  • Q&A

Watch Webinar

Sponsorship opportunities

Are you looking for brand exposure among the pinnacle of leadership and business excellence community? By partnering our awards you will benefit from brand awareness and have the opportunity to forge new relationships all whilst being provided with an exceptional hospitality occasion

Read more about sponsorship opportunities


Winners, IoD London & South Director of the Year Awards 2019

  • Director of the Year – Non-Executive: Allan Goodbrand, Chairman, UBH International 
  • Director of the Year – Innovation: Sue Nelson, CEO and Founder, The Breakthrough Group
  • Director of the Year – Young, in partnership with Succession Wealth: Hugo Tilmouth, CEO, Innovate Energy Solutions Ltd. (ChargedUp)
  • Director of the Year – Public Sector: Penny Agent, Director of Allied Clinical Sciences and Patient Engagement, Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust
  • Director of the Year – Third Sector: Jonathan SpiersChief Executive, Autistica
  • Director of the Year - Family Business, in partnership with Succession Wealth: Paul Crilly, Managing Director, NJC (Not Just Cleaning Limited)
  • Director of the Year – Inclusivity, in partnership with Succession Wealth: Sarah Gobran & Matt Pinches, Joint Artistic and Executive Producers, Guildford Shakespeare Company
  • Director of the Year - International: Paul Robinson, CEO, VHR
  • Director of the Year – Corporate Social Responsibility: Andrew Robertson, Managing Director, R&B Star
  • Director of the Year – Start-Up: Tagore Ramoutar, Managing Director, The Oxford Artisan Distillery
  • Director of the Year – Small-Medium Business (up to £50 million turnover), in partnership with Succession Wealth: Jonathan Richards, Founder & CEO, Breathe 
  • Chairman’s Award for Excellence in Director and Board Practice: Paul Crilly, Managing Director, NJC (Not Just Cleaning Limited)

Further information

2019 Headline Sponsor

Succession is an independent UK wealth management and financial planning business.   We look after £7.75 billion of client funds for more than 20,000 individuals, families and corporations.  Our team includes 600 dedicated individuals located across the breadth of the country, working in a position of trust with our clients on a bespoke basis across issues such as estate planning, pension transfer, taxation, intergenerational planning, investment and trusts.  Ensuring each of our clients receives personal and exemplary service is at the heart of our ethos. We are delighted to support the IoD London & South Director of the Year Awards for a second year.