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October Round Up

19 Oct 2018

IoD North West

It’s well and truly Autumn now, and we have a lot to tell you about, and tons of events before Christmas.

Director of the Year Awards

Firstly, and very excitingly, our Director of the Year Awards 2019 entries and nominations are now open! If you have accomplished great things in 2018, this is a great opportunity to showcase your achievements.

The deadline is 7th December. Please click here to see the categories and to apply.

Can I enter or nominate someone even if they are not IoD member? - Yes! Everyone is welcome to apply
How much does it cost to enter this award? - £0

If you are still not sure, you can watch the highlights of 2018 here

Reminder – we have moved. Your new member space in XYZ Building in Spinningfields. Read more about it here.

Enterprising Women Conference

Our Enterprising Women 2018, sponsored by Vodafone, took place on 11 October. What a conference, what a day! Hosted by IoD member Heather Wright, and kicked off in song by Sharon Amesu, other speakers included Warner Bros’ Jess Moore, shadow Business Secretary Rebecca Long-Bailey and Urban Splash’s founder Tom Bloxham. Over 200 attendees enjoyed the glorious Plaza 1930s super cinema; popcorn was served and the Wurlitzer was in fine tune. You can see all our pictures here

Director of the Year Awards 2018 Final

Yet again, our North West leaders did us proud at the national Director of the Year Awards in London. 
Against tough competition from across the UK, the North West scooped two awards. First up was Toby McCartney, Director at MacRebur - The Plastic Road Company, who won in the Start-Up category. Then Julian Skyrme, Director of Social Responsibility at The University of Manchester won ‘Director of the Year - Corporate Social Responsibility’.

Regional Director, Claire Ebrey said ‘I was so proud of all of our finalists, and delighted to take such great North West leaders to the national finals’.

The glitzy event was hosted by the wonderful Claudia Winkleman, from Strictly Come Dancing.

The North West Director of the Year Awards 2019 are open for applications now, with our ceremony taking place in April – all winners will represent the region in London later in the year.

Read more about all the winners here.

Upcoming events

We have lots going on in the next few weeks, including our Christmas Lunch on 29th Nov!

Manchester - Drinks & social at your new IoD lounge | 26 October

All members are invited to get together for the launch of your new Manchester space in Spinningfields. We will show you around the new building over a few drinks. Learn more

Manchester - Social Mobility Seminar with Gary Neville | 06 November

A breakfast seminar on the topic of social mobility and the role that business can play in raising the aspirations of young people and helping them to achieve their goals. You’ll hear from former footballer Gary Neville. Book now.

Cumbria - A Brand New World | 7 November

At this event, we will look at how Millennials’ and Generation Z’s values, tastes and behaviours are changing as a function of the rise of social media and technological change. Read more

Liverpool - Taking Control of your Financial Future | 13 November

Bringing the future into the present, taking control of your finances and helping you to plan for sale, succession, retirement and investment – are you ready? Find out.

Bolton - Family Business Roundtable – Planning for 2019 | 15 November

This is the first IoD North West Family Business Roundtable, where we aim to bring together leaders from family businesses of all shapes and sizes to benefit from each other’s’ expertise. Learn more.

Chester - Brunch with the Directors of the Year | 19 November

Be inspired listening to our IoD Award Winners share how and where they started, the challenges they faced and plans for the future. Read more.

Ormskirk - Clarifying value to drive profitable SME growth | 26 November

This event is designed to help small businesses (up to £4m turnover) to grow, and introduce a fully-funded support programme to Lancashire businesses. Learn more. 

IoD North West - 🎅 Christmas lunch 🍴 | 29 November

🎄 Our Christmas Lunch will take place at the Albert Square Chop House, right next to the German market and Manchester Town Hall.
Upon arrival, you will enjoy a complimentary glass of fizz or beer as you socialise with other business leaders. You'll be served a three course festive lunch, and half a bottle of wine per person. Reserve you seat here

You can view all our events here. Or you can download our fancy calendar here.

I hope to see you soon!


For more information, please contact

0161 521 8133

North West
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