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Director of the Year Awards 2020 

IoD Scotland held its first online live Awards Ceremony on 8 September 2020. You can watch it here:

 

Nineteen winners were revealed in a ceremony that acknowledged the best in business across 12 key director categories, as well as seven regional awards. You can read the full list of all the National and Regional winners here.

IoD Scotland named Jim Galbraith, Scottish Friendly Assurance Ltd its Director of the Year – Large Business and Marshall Dallas, EICC as Director of the Year – Small-Medium Business. Both directors exemplify strong leadership, creativity and sustainable business growth. Both Directors emphasised that success is a team effort.

Professor Heather McGregor CBE, Executive Dean of the Edinburgh Business School, Heriot-Watt University and Non-Executive Chairman of the Taylor Bennett Foundation, was presented with the IoD Scotland Chair’s Award. IoD Chair Aidan O’Carroll said, “Heather is a true inspiration for so many people here in Scotland and around the world.”

Malcolm Cannon, National Director of the Institute of Directors in Scotland, commented “We were overwhelmed by the number of entries this year, and our judging panel had the tough job of whittling down almost 200 entries to just 54 final contenders for our prestigious awards. Amongst our winners, we were most impressed by those who, despite their position, are not afraid to continually develop and actively encourage training to keep ideas fresh. By creating vibrant and positive cultures, leaders are motivating their teams to improve their organisation. This is no mean feat given current market conditions.”

You can read about all the shortlisted finalists in the Awards Brochure.

Chef, Barry Bryson, from Cater Edinburgh has prepared a special IoD Gala Dinner menu and Isle of Harris Distillery has produced a Director of the Year Cocktail recipe.  Download the list of ingredients and watch the online masterclasses showing you how to create these!  

Cocktail Masterclass

Gala Dinner Masterclass

IoD Scotland’s Charity of the Year: Awards attendees raised over £1,400 for IoD Scotland’s Charity of the Year, Epilepsy Scotland. A big thank you to everyone who donated and thank you to the donors of the excellent raffle prizes: GleneaglesDoubleTree by Hilton Glasgow Central, Linlithgow Golf Club, Shirt by Hand and Kimpton Charlotte Square Hotel

IoD Scotland thanks the expert panel of judges, chaired by Raymond O’Hare, for their diligence and expertise.

The Awards would not be possible without our fantastic sponsors and supporters.

If you have any questions, please email awards@firstcityevents.co.uk 

 

 

The 2020 Scotland Winners
The Institute of Directors Scotland recognised Scotland’s top directors at its annual Director of the Year Awards, which were held virtually on Tuesday 8 September.

19 outstanding leaders collected awards in a ceremony that acknowledged the best in business across 12 key director categories, as well as seven regional and two special awards.

With the world facing the most collectively challenging situation known for a lifetime, there has been a significant impact on both consumer behaviour and organisational structures. As such, we would like to acknowledge the hard work and leadership skills of all those who entered the Awards this year.

NATIONAL WINNERS

IoD Scotland Director of the Year – Large Business
Jim Galbrait
h, Chief Executive, Scottish Friendly Assurance Ltd

IoD Scotland Director of the Year – Small-Medium Business
Marshall Dallas,
Chief Executive, EICC

          Highly Commended
          Michael Rolland
, Managing Director, The Paint Shed 

IoD Scotland Director of the Year – Family Business
Sponsored by Turcan Connell
Ed Monaghan,
CEO, Mactaggart & Mickel

IoD Scotland Director of the Year – Equality, Diversity & Inclusion
Lynne Cadenhead, Chair, Women’s Enterprise Scotland

IoD Scotland Director of the Year – Innovation
Sponsored by Scottish Government
Martin Murray,
Owner/ Director, Dunnet Bay Distillers Ltd

IoD Scotland Director of the Year – International
Colin Wade
Managing Director, Chemco International Ltd

IoD Scotland Director of the Year – Non-Executive
Sponsored by Wheatley Group
Sarah Deas,
Non-Executive DirectorBank of Scotland Foundation and Wellbeing Economy Alliance (Scotland)           

          Highly Commended
          John Anderson, Non-Executive Chairman, iMultiply
          Resourcing Limited

IoD Scotland Director of the Year – Public Sector
Simon Milne MBE
, Regius Keeper, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

IoD Scotland Director of the Year – Social Value & Sustainability Impact
Sponsored by Zero Waste Scotland

Martin McCrimmon, Business Systems Director, CMS Window Systems


IoD Scotland Director of the Year – Start-Up
Dave Hughes
, Founding Director/ CTO, Novosound

          Highly Commended
          Nicki Sturzaker, Co-founder, Drylaw House

IoD Scotland Director of the Year – Third Sector
Sponsored by SCVO
Iain MacRitchie,
  Founder & CEO, MCR Pathways  

IoD Scotland Director of the Year – Young
Sponsored by Insights Learning and Development
Rebecca Bell
, Operations Director, Spectrum Service Solutions Ltd

Chair’s Award for Excellence in Director and Board Practice
Professor Heather McGregor CBE,
Executive Dean, Edinburgh Business School, Heriot-Watt University

Young Enterprise Scotland Director Award
Lyle Hamilton,
Managing Director, Idiom (part of Dumfries and Galloway High School’s YES Programme)

REGIONAL DIRECTOR WINNERS

Highlands and Islands Enterprise Regional Director of the Year
Niall MacDonald,
Previously Managing Director, Aquascot

          Highly Commended
          Lisa Kerr, Gordonstoun

Regional Director of the Year – Aberdeen & Grampian
Graham McWilliam,
Managing Director, Glencraft (Aberdeen) Ltd

Regional Director of the Year - Central Scotland
Dr Ken Thomson OBE,
Principal and CEO, Forth Valley College

Regional Director of the Year - Edinburgh & Lothians
Simon Milne MBE,
Regius Keeper, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

Regional Director of the Year - Glasgow & West of Scotland
Iain MacRitchie,
Founder & CEO, MCR Pathways

          Special Recognition
          Vanessa Gilpin,
Director, strEAT Events Ltd

Regional Director of the Year – South of Scotland
Anna White,
Managing Director, ScotlandShop

Regional Director of the Year – Tayside & Fife
Nathan Pyne-Carter,
CEO, Ace Aquatec Ltd

          Highly Commended

          Mike Robinson, Chief Executive, Royal Scottish                               Geographical Society

 

 

 

IoD Scotland Director of the Year Awards Judging Panel

IoD Scotland is grateful to our esteemed judging panel for their time, expertise and commitment.

Chair of the 2020 Judging Panel
Raymond O’Hare, Independent Non-Executive Advisor/Director, OC Solutions

Judging Panel
•   Tim Allan, Private Equity and Property Entrepreneur /                    President, Scottish Chambers of Commerce
•   Jo Armstrong, Non-Executive Director, Wheatley Group
•   Shirley C Campbell, Director for People, Scottish Water
•   Dr Jesus Canduela, Head of DBA Programme, Edinburgh                Business School, Heriot-Watt University
•   Gillian Docherty OBE, Chief Executive, The Data Lab
•   Anna Fowlie, Chief Executive, Scottish Council for Voluntary          Organisations (SCVO)
•   Margaret Gibson OBE, Deputy Chief Executive, EY Foundation
•   Iain Gulland, Chief Executive, Zero Waste Scotland
•   Poonam Gupta OBE, Founder & Chief Executive, PG Paper           Company Ltd
•   Mike Kane, Partner, Head of Business Law, Turcan Connell
•   Andy Lothian, CEO, The Insights Group and Co-founder,                Insights Learning and Development
•   Aidan O’Carroll, Chair, IoD Scotland
•   David Oxley, Director of Business Growth, Highlands and                Islands Enterprise
•   Professor Robert Raeside, Edinburgh Business School,                    Heriot-Watt University
•   Theresa Shearer, Group CEO, The Piper Group & ENABLE              Scotland
•   David Watt, Chair, Fife College & Scottish Forum on Natural         Capital Steering Group

Sponsors & Supporters

Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) is an ambitious organisation with a unique remit that integrates economic and community development. We work in a diverse region which extends from Shetland to Argyll, and from the Outer Hebrides to Moray, covering more than half of Scotland’s land mass.

We are the Scottish Government’s economic and community development agency for the north and west of Scotland. Our purpose is to generate sustainable economic growth across the region.

Our aim is for the Highlands and Islands to be a highly successful and competitive region in which increasing numbers of people choose to live, work, study and invest.

W: www.hie.co.uk  |  E: info@hient.co.uk | T: 01463 245245  |  @HIEScotland

Insights Learning and Development
Insights
is a global leader in self-awareness and people development solutions. It uses a simple and accessible model of personality type based on the work of Swiss psychologist Carl Jung and a broad range of psychometric models of increasing depth. 

Insights creates more effective teams by helping people better understand themselves and others, communicate with impact through the framework of a common language, and tackle pressing business challenges, putting people right at the heart of solving issues.

W: www.insights.com  |  E: letushelp@insights.com | T: 01382 908050|  @insights


Scottish Government
Scotland CAN DO is our statement of intent towards becoming a world-leading entrepreneurial and innovative nation.  We want businesses in Scotland to increase their level of innovation and realise their growth ambitions, creating jobs and wealth across the country. 

Our Innovation Action Plan is supporting innovation in businesses, sectors and places, using public sector spend to catalyse innovation, and making best use of research, knowledge and talent to drive innovation and growth.  Scotland can rise to the global challenges facing us and shape the future.

W: www.gov.scot  |  E: ceu@gov.scot |  T: 0300 244 4000|  @Scotgov

Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations
The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) is the national membership body for Scotland’s vibrant voluntary sector. We champion the sector, provide services and debate big issues. 

We’re passionate about what the voluntary sector can achieve. Along with our community of 2,000+ members, we believe that charities, social enterprises and voluntary groups make Scotland a better place. 

We lobby government on policy issues, create jobs for young people and support organisations to embrace and promote digital skills. We also help with day-to-day stuff, like affordable office space, discounted training courses, funding opportunities and information and support to help people set up and run their organisations.

W: www.scvo.org.uk  |  E: enquiries@scvo.org.uk  |  T: 0131 556 3882  |  @SCVOtweet


Turcan Connell
Turcan Connell
is one of the UK’s premier private client firms with offices in Edinburgh, Glasgow and London. We command a unique position by providing clients with an integrated set of legal services alongside a complete range of tax advice. 

Our success is due to the firm’s continued focus on meeting the needs of individuals, families, charities, entrepreneurs and family business owners. We believe that this joined-up, interdisciplinary approach of combining legal and tax skills and expertise really sets Turcan Connell’s solicitors apart and enables us to provide the very best advice and counsel to our clients.


Wheatley Group
Wheatley Group
is one of the UK’s most dynamic, agile and best-performing large housing, care and property-management groups. Its geographic footprint covers 19 local authority areas in Central and South of Scotland, providing homes and services to around 250,000 people.

All organisations within the Wheatley Group remain firmly rooted in their local communities, whilst drawing on the strength, size, scale and resources of the Group to contribute on a regional and national level to affordable housing, care and community regeneration across Scotland.

W:  www.wheatley-group.com |  E: info@wheatley-group.com  |  T: 0800 479 7979 |  @WheatleyHousing

Zero Waste Scotland
Zero Waste Scotland
exists to lead Scotland to use products and resources responsibly, focusing on where we can have the greatest impact on climate change. Using evidence and insight, our goal is to inform policy, and motivate individuals and businesses to embrace the environmental, economic and social benefits of a circular economy. 

We are a not-for-profit environmental organisation, funded by the Scottish Government and European Regional Development Fund.

W: www.zerowastescotland.org.uk  |  E: info@zerowastescotland.org.uk  |  T: 01786 33930 |  @ZeroWasteScot

Edinburgh Business School, Heriot-Watt University
Edinburgh Business School (EBS)
is a graduate school of Heriot-Watt University. We give everyone the chance to study and pursue their dreams on their own terms, so you can take those intellectual risks to rise up and lead the way in the things that matter for tomorrow’s world. Our online postgraduate programmes in business are accessible, affordable and alternative; they give you the freedom to tailor and manage your studies around you and your commitments.

EBS carries out background checks on the Director of the Year finalists, including Companies House records and various other sources through the Centre for Networks and Enterprise (CNE). The CNE is an independent research centre located within the EBS and carries out applied and theoretical research and specialist consultancy into a wide range of issues. The centre is currently supporting research on gender and boardroom interlocks, finance syndication, social entrepreneurship and career progression. Its projects aim to optimise network interventions and offer policy advice where appropriate. Its research aims to support people to achieve their potential and facilitate business to optimise operations. 

W:  www.ebsglobal.net/ |  E: ebs.enquiries@hw.ac.uk  |  T: 0131 451 3090|  @EBS_Global


Director of the Year Award Categories & Criteria

Director of the Year - Small-Medium Business (up to £25 million t/o)
This award is designed to celebrate those directors working in a business that employs under 250 employees and has an annual turnover of less than £25 million.  This award will go to the business that can show outstanding initiative, boldness and imagination in the enterprise, as well as sound management practices.

Director of the Year - Large Business ( £25 million+ t/o)
This award is designed to celebrate those directors working in a large business that has an annual turnover of more than £25 million.  Judges will look at how financial targets and KPIs have been met/exceeded, the vision for growth, innovation and the leader’s understanding of key challenges, customers and the competitive landscape.

Director of the Year - Non-Executive
This award recognises individuals that have made significant contribution to the organisation’s strategy, impacted on the financial success of the company, demonstrated high ethical standards and promoted the practice of good corporate governance.

Director of the Year - Start-Up
This award celebrates founders/co-founders of the UK’s most promising start-ups. Focusing on the market opportunity identified, the model to capitalise on it, and how it has been executed within the first three years of trading. 

Director of the Year - Public Sector
This award is open to leaders of public services including public agencies, national bodies and governmental departments.  The judges are looking for leaders that can demonstrate how to get the best out of others' professional expertise and their contribution to civic society.

Director of the Year - Third Sector
This award is open to executive directors of charities, voluntary organisations and social enterprises whose business is a not-for-profit.  Entrants will be required to demonstrate how they live by the values of the organisation and the voluntary sector, and as innovative and effective communicators to achieve organisational goals. 

Director of the Year - International
This award recognises international business leader with credible development plans in place to build on its company’s success. The leader will operate across borders and could be in any industry sector, but is likely to be gaining market share due to strong international growth from a great product or service.  The company must be trading a minimum of 30% of its business outside of the country it is registered in.

Director of the Year - Family Business
This award recognises individuals in second-generation or more, family businesses who have responded to the specific challenges that face directors in family firms and who have contributed to the success of the diverse, dynamic and innovative family business sector.

Director of the Year -  Young
This award recognises upcoming leaders who have demonstrated excellent entrepreneurial potential, ability, ambition, creativity and vision in new or established businesses who have operated at director level for less than two years.

Director of the Year – Innovation
This award recognises leaders that have developed an innovative and transformational idea that displays creative thinking and that has beaten the competition and been developed and applied to improve commercial performance, operational effectiveness or customer engagement.

Director of the Year – Social Value & Sustainability Impact
This award is aimed at leaders who can demonstrate how they integrate the success and smooth running of their business with a strong sense of responsibility and corporate values.

Director of the Year - Equality, Diversity & Inclusion
This award recognises leaders who can demonstrate that they have specific initiatives already in place to promote diversity and inclusion.

Useful Information for Your Entry
The Awards are open to all at director level or equivalent, whether or not you are an IoD member.

You are encouraged to enter more than one category where appropriate, but nominees will not be eligible to win more than one Director Award. 

You will also be asked to:
• Provide some profile information about you and your organisation
• Answer questions summarising your achievements;               demonstrating leadership; evidencing the delivery of tangible benefits and results; showing how you have generated new ideas, enhanced performance or affected change, and the provision of a testimonial (if relevant to the category)

You will be entered into the relevant Regional category, based on your business address:
• Aberdeen & Grampian
• Central Scotland
• Edinburgh & Lothians
• Fife
• Glasgow & West of Scotland
• Highlands & Islands
• South of Scotland
• Tayside 

If you have any questions, please email awards@firstcityevents.co.uk or call Joyce on 01577 865498 / 07711 432745 or Alice on 07483 812596

FAQs 

WHAT IS THE DEADLINE DATE FOR ENTRIES & NOMINATIONS?
All entries must be submitted by 5pm on Monday 22 February 2021

AM I ELIGIBLE TO ENTER?
Please download our Eligibility to Enter guidelines here >>>  

I AM ENTERING ON BEHALF OF ANOTHER COMPANY
If you are an agency entering a company on their behalf, please state the company name plus your contact details. 

OUR MOST UP TO DATE FINANCIAL INFORMATION ISN'T AVAILABLE
If you do not have sufficient information in time for the deadline, please fill out the financials form using your projected figures. If at a later stage you are able to update it, please email awards@firstcityevents.co.uk 

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO ENTER?
The Awards are free to enter.

WHO ARE THE JUDGES?
The judging panel will be announced on our website in due course. Our judges bring industry knowledge to assess every entry, helping us maintain the high standard of the awards. 

CAN I SUBMIT MORE THAN ONE ENTRY?
Absolutely! Take a look at all of the categories in detail to decide which ones are suitable for you, there is no limit. 

WHAT HAPPENS AFTER I ENTER?
You will receive an email to confirm that your entry has been submitted correctly. If you do not receive this please email awards@firstcityevents.co.uk
Sponsorship of the Director of the Year Awards

There are many opportunities for organisations to work with the Institute of Directors (IoD) in Scotland. Given the national context, it is attractive to a wide variety of agencies wishing to raise their profile in this “special” Scottish market and who wish to take advantage of the exclusive features of the IoD across the UK, including the unique nature of its members.

 

The IoD membership in Scotland represents 2,000 company decision makers focused on growing their businesses. They are interested in individuals or organisations that can help them do that.

By partnering with our Awards, your company will receive all the brand awareness and accreditation of being associated with the Institute of Directors and a major business dinner backed by the body for corporate leaders.  The event will also provide you and your team with an exceptional hospitality opportunity at the Awards Ceremony on Thursday 3 June 2021 at the DoubleTree by Hilton, Glasgow Central. You will forge new relationships with key business targets – nominees, finalists, winners, partners and the wider IoD membership.

Why sponsor?
The IoD membership in Scotland represents around 1,500 company decision makers focused on growing their businesses. They are interested in individuals or organisations that can help them do that.
 
• Gain credibility and prestige
   Align with a campaign run by the only organisation to                    represent and set standards for business leaders nationwide.
 
• Align with excellence
   Sponsoring the IoD Director of the Year Awards creates                unparalleled opportunities for your business to engage key            business communities, position your brand and network. 

•  Reach your target audience
 Our diverse business community is made up of entrepreneurs, SMEs, social enterprises, family businesses and the FTSE 100.

• Networking opportunities
 The Director of the Year Awards ceremony gives you an unparalleled opportunity to connect with some of the most renowned business leaders across the UK.

•  Return on investment
 The Awards marketing campaign reach is more than 250,000 views across the region, demonstrating remarkable value for money.
 
If you would like to get involved by sponsoring the IoD Scotland Director of the Year Awards, please contact Joyce Lamond for more information: awards@firstcityevents.co.uk / 07711 432745.

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