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Entries Now Open for IoD Yorkshire and North East Director of the Year Awards

24 Jan 2017

IoD NE and Yorkshire Director of the Year Awards

Entries open for Director of the Year Awards

The Institute of Directors has launched its search for the most talented company directors in Yorkshire and the North East.

The Director of the Year Awards will recognise outstanding leadership in the boardroom across eight categories.

The winners will be revealed at a gala dinner at the Principal York Hotel on 22 June.

The awards recognise individuals who have displayed the highest standards of leadership in business, public and third sectors.

The winners go forward to the national IoD Director of the Year Awards, where they could follow in the footsteps of Keith Jackson, chief executive of Sheffield-based JRI Orthopaedics, who was named the UK’s top Mid-Market director in 2016.

The categories for 2017 are:

  • Director of the Year (Large Company)
  • Director of the Year (Mid-Market Company)
  • Director of the Year (Small Company)
  • Young Director of the Year 
  • International Director of the Year
  • Public & Third Sector Director of the Year
  • Family Business Director of the Year
  • Non-Executive Director of the Year

Richard Tuplin, chairman of the judges for the Director of the Year Awards, said: “Yorkshire and the North East boast some truly talented directors who lead their businesses by example. “We would urge directors to get their applications submitted in plenty of time and look forward to honouring the best of the best at our annual dinner.”

To enter the awards, email us for an application form. The deadline for entries is 9th May.

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Photo caption: Richard Tuplin, chairman of the judges for the IoD Director of the Year Awards.


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  • The Institute of Directors (IoD) was founded in 1903 and obtained a Royal Charter in 1906. The IoD is a non-party political organisation with approximately 35,000 members in the United Kingdom and overseas. Membership includes directors from right across the business spectrum – from media to manufacturing, professional services to the public and voluntary sectors. Members include CEOs of large corporations as well as entrepreneurial directors of start-up companies.

  • The IoD provides an effective voice to represent the interests of its members to key opinion-formers at the highest levels. These include Government ministers and their shadows, parliamentary committee members, senior civil servants and think-tanks. IoD policies and views are actively promoted to the national, regional and trade media. Follow us on Twitter to get the IoD’s reaction on business and public policy issues. 

  • The IoD offers a wide range of business services which include business centre facilities, with 15 UK centres (including three in London, Reading, Birmingham, Cardiff, Manchester, Nottingham, Norwich, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Belfast) and one in Paris, conferences, networking events, virtual offices, issues-led guides and literature, as well as free access to business information and advisory services. The IoD places great emphasis on director development and has established a certified qualification for directors – Chartered Director – as well as running specific board and director-level training and individual career mentoring programmes. 

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