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IoD Scotland recognises country’s business leaders “creativity and tenacity” in annual awards shortlist

27 Apr 2020


IoD Scotland recognises country’s business leaders “creativity and tenacity” in annual awards shortlist

2020 Director of the Year Awards receive record number of entries during extraordinary times

 

The IoD Scotland has revealed the finalists for the 2020 Director of the Year Awards. In a year that saw almost 200 entries, 54 business leaders from Forres to Dumfries have been included in a shortlist across 12 key director categories and seven regional categories. The annual awards celebrate individuals’ business accomplishments in 2019, with winners set to be announced on Tuesday 8 September at the DoubleTree by Hilton Glasgow Central.

 

In particular, the Director of the Year – Small-Medium Business category received the largest number of entries ever, and given the quality, the judges wanted to recognise the top six leaders. Those shortlisted in this category include Marshall Dallas of the EICC, Alan James of AJ Engineering & Construction Services Ltd, Heather Matthews of Little's Chauffeur Drive Ltd, Murray McCall of Anderson Strathern, Michael Rolland of The Paint Shed and Sara Speirs from Spectrum Service Solutions Ltd.

Other award categories recognise leaders from large, international, public and third sector as well as leaders from family-owned businesses.

Malcolm Cannon, National Director of the Institute of Directors in Scotland, said: “The journey that business leaders across Scotland have been on over the last 12-months has been incredible. Never before have they been faced by such high hurdles to success; from Brexit to now COVID-19. Given the challenges facing everyone, the IoD has been overwhelmed by quality of entries received. It goes to demonstrate the tenacity and creativity that our business community has shown in these unprecedented times. I look forward to celebrating each and every one of the community’s achievements later in the year when we announce the winners.”

As part of the 2020 awards, the IoD has introduced a brand-new award recognising leaders who demonstrate a positive social value and sustainability impact. Those shortlisted in this category include David Farquhar of Intelligent Growth Solutions, Iain MacRitchie of MCR Pathways, and Martin McCrimmon of CMS Window Systems.

 

Cannon added: “In a world where business leaders are constantly being asked to achieve more, they are also being asked to be more responsible, both as individuals and in the businesses they run. For some organisations, that is in their lifeblood and so we felt it was right to recognise those individuals going above and beyond to create a fairer and better society. The Social Value & Sustainability Impact Award will do just that.”

 

The awards represent the variety of business across Scotland with awards for directors of SMEs, charities and large businesses. Winners from last year’s awards included: Robin Watson, Wood, Jamie McGowan, Essence of Harris and Brendon O'Reilly, Fashion House Group.

The IoD Scotland is also proud to reveal that Epilepsy Scotland will be its Charity of the Year for 2020. The IoD will support the charity over the next 12-months with various fundraising efforts including a prize draw at the Director of the Year Awards.

The full list of individuals shortlisted for the IoD Scotland Director of the Year 2020 Awards include:

Award Category

Shortlist

Based in

IoD Scotland Director of the Year -International

·David Anderson, Score Diagnostics Limited

·Graham McWilliam, Glencraft (Aberdeen) Ltd

·Colin Wade, Chemco International Ltd

·Anna White, Browne White t/a Scotland Shop

·Peterhead

·Aberdeen

·Coatbridge

·Duns, Berwickshire

IoD Scotland Director of the Year -Family Business

Sponsored by Turcan Connell

·Isabella MacDonald, Kinloch Lodge Hotel Ltd

·Heather Matthews, Little's Chauffeur Drive Ltd

·Ed Monaghan, Mactaggart & Mickel

·Martin Murray, Dunnet Bay Distillers Ltd

·Isle of Skye

·Glasgow

·Glasgow

·Thurso

IoD Scotland Director of the Year -Third Sector

Sponsored by the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO)

·Kirsteen Campbell, Scottish SPCA

·Julie Cosgrove, Caledonia Housing Association

·Iain MacRitchie, MCR Pathways

·Mike Robinson, Royal Scottish Geographical Society

·Halbeath, Dunfermline

·Perth

·Glasgow

·Perth

IoD Scotland Director of the Year -Public Sector

Sponsored by mclcreate

·Derek Crichton, Dumfries & Galloway Council

·Simon Milne MBE, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

·Alan Moore, thinkWhere Limited

·Dr Ken Thomson, Forth Valley College

·Dumfries

·Edinburgh

·Stirling

·Falkirk

IoD ScotlandYoungDirector of the Year

Sponsored by Insights Learning and Development

·Rebecca Bell, Spectrum Service Solutions Ltd

·Dr Lewis Brown, Star Refrigeration

·Brandon Clements, Isle of Gigha Heritage Trust

·Craig Everett, Holibob

·Paisley

·Glasgow

·Isle of Gigha

·Edinburgh

IoD Scotland Director of the Year -Equality, Diversity & Inclusion

·Lynne Cadenhead, Women's Enterprise Scotland

·Lisa Kerr, Gordonstoun

·Susan Russell, Women in Tourism Ltd

·Glasgow

·Moray

·Edinburgh



IoD Scotland Director of the Year –Innovation

Sponsored by Scottish Government

·Martin Murray, Dunnet Bay Distillers Ltd

·Chris Newlands, Spelfie Ltd

·Nathan Pyne-Carter, Ace Aquatec Ltd

·Martin Sayer, Tritonia Scientific Ltd

·Thurso

·Glasgow

·Dundee

·Oban

IoD Scotland Director of the Year -Social Value &

Sustainability Impact

Sponsored by Zero Waste Scotland

·David Farquhar, Intelligent Growth Solutions

·Iain MacRitchie, MCR Pathways

·Martin McCrimmon, CMS Window Systems

·Edinburgh

·Glasgow

·Cumbernauld

IoD Scotland Director of the Year -Start-up

·Dr Dave Hughes, Novosound

·Ken Morrice, MM Search

·Dr Keith Nicholson, Cyber Security Scotland

·Nicki Sturzaker, Drylaw House

·Edinburgh

·Glasgow

·Thurso

·Edinburgh

IoD Scotland Director of the Year –Non-Executive

Sponsored by Wheatley Group

·John Anderson, iMultiply Resourcing Limited

·Sarah Deas, Bank of Scotland Foundation & Wellbeing Economy Alliance Scotland

·Prof Lesley Sawers OBE, Crosswind Developments

·Brian Williamson, 4icg

·Edinburgh

·Edinburgh

 

·Edinburgh

·Glasgow

IoD Scotland Director of the Year –Small-Medium Business

·Marshall Dallas, EICC

·Alan James, AJ Engineering & Construction Services Ltd

·Heather Matthews, Little's Chauffeur Drive Ltd

·Murray McCall, Anderson Strathern

·Michael Rolland, The Paint Shed

·Sara Speirs, Spectrum Service Solutions Ltd

·Edinburgh

·Forres

·Glasgow

·Edinburgh

·Stirling

·Paisley

IoD Scotland Director of the Year –Large

Business

·Mark Atherton, Superglass

·Jim Galbraith, Scottish Friendly Assurance Ltd

·Niall MacDonald,previously withAquascot

·Stirling

·Glasgow

·Alness, Ross-shire

 

Regional Directors of the Year Shortlist

Edinburgh & Lothians

·John Anderson, iMultiply Resourcing Limited

·David Farquhar, Intelligent Growth Solutions

·Simon Milne MBE, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

·Robin Stevenson, Hamilton Waste & Recycling Ltd

Central Scotland

 

·Mark Atherton, Superglass

·Abeer Macintyre, BTA

·Michael Rolland, The Paint Shed

·Dr Ken Thomson, Forth Valley College

Glasgow & West of Scotland

·Patrick Byrne, 4icg Group Ltd

·Vanessa Gilpin, strEAT Events

·Iain MacRitchie, MCR Pathways

·Paul McColgan, Community Renewal Group

·Ed Monaghan, Mactaggart & Mickel

Highlands & Islands

Sponsored by Highlands and Islands Enterprise

·Stephen Kemp, Orkney Distilling Limited

·Lisa Kerr, Gordonstoun

·Niall MacDonald,previously withAquascot

·Martin Murray, Dunnet Bay Distillers Ltd

Tayside & Fife

 

·Kirsteen Campbell, Scottish SPCA

·Julie Cosgrove, Caledonia Housing Association

·Nathan Pyne-Carter, Ace Aquatec Ltd

·Mike Robinson, Royal Scottish Geographical Society

South of Scotland

·Joanna Campbell, Dumfries and Galloway College

·Derek Crichton, Dumfries & Galloway Council

·Lyle Hamilton, Idiom Marketing Ltd

·Anna White, Browne White Ltd, t/a ScotlandShop

Aberdeen & Grampian

·David Anderson, Score Diagnostics Limited

·Graham McWilliam, Glencraft (Aberdeen) Ltd

·Allan Merritt, Arnlea Systems Limited

·Nathan Payne, Optic Earth Limited

 

Ends

 

Issued on behalf of the IoD Scotland by Clark Communications.  Please contact:

Lisa Donnelly

07711 476 772

lisa@clarkcommunications.co.uk

 

Follow us on @IoD_Scotland and share the news using #IoDScotAwards

 

Notes to editors

Sponsors and supporters of the Director of the Year Awards

·         Highlands & Islands Enterprise, The Scottish Government, SCVO, Turcan Connell, Insights Learning & Development, Wheatley Group, Zero Waste Scotland, Edinburgh Business School, Heriot-Watt University, mclcreate, Young Enterprise Scotland, Solo Films, Kinloch Anderson, Caithness Glass and DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Glasgow Central

 

For further information on the Awards, or to reserve a table or seat visit https://www.iod.com/events-community/regions/scotland/director-of-the-year-awards or contact Joyce Lamond at joyce@firstcityevents.co.uk  

 

About IoD Scotland

·         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 30,000 members in the United Kingdom and overseas. Membership includes directors from right across the business spectrum – from media to manufacturing, e-business to the public and voluntary sectors. Members include CEOs of large corporations as well as entrepreneurs and directors of public sector bodies, charities and start-up companies. 

·         IoD in Scotland has eight branches – Edinburgh, Glasgow, Central, Tayside, Fife, South of Scotland, Aberdeen and Highlands and Islands – https://www.iod.com/events-community/regions/scotland

·         The IoD is dedicated to encouraging entrepreneurial activity through good governance and responsible business practice. It provides an effective voice to represent the interests of its members to key opinion-formers at the highest levels. Follow us on Twitter to get the IoD’s reaction on business and public policy issues.

·         For further information, visit our website: iod.com


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