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Director of the year awards



Due to the fight against Covid we had to make the difficult decision to reschedule our 2020 awards that were due to take place this year.

Recently we have had to make a further decision as to whether or not to hold the awards virtually. At present we are still undecided as to whether these awards will be held virtually, face to face or a blended hybrid event. We will update you accordingly. The great news is our 2020 entries are to be rolled over to 2021 Awards. 

Our aim is to launch the 2021 awards late spring with the Awards ceremony taking place late autumn.

The 2020 entry portal remains open until the 2021 portal goes live, which will just be a re-branding exercise and therefore all submitted and ‘in-progress’ entries will be automatically transferred over into the 2021 Awards. If you have not yet started your entry, please do so at any time as the entry portal IS OPEN!

We would like to thank our headline and category sponsors for continuing to support these prestigious awards and we look forward to seeing you all at our awards ceremony, be it hybrid or face to face. 

In the meantime, thank you for your continued support. Please do take care and stay safe.

Robert Lloyd Griffiths OBE
Director – IoD Wales

2020 Entries Carried Over & Extended to 2021 Awards – ENTER HERE


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2019 Winners

Director of the Year – Non-Executive
Lesley Cowley OBE, Chair, DVLA/Companies House

Director of the Year – Innovation
Karl Morris, Managing Director, Bravura Foods

Director of the Year – Young
Jo Foxall, Managing Director, PTI Cymru Ltd

Director of the Year – Public & Third Sector
Angela Hughes, CEO, Welsh Air Ambulance Charitable Trust

Director of the Year - Family Business
Rayner Davies, Managing Director, A&R Contract Cleaning

Director of the Year – Inclusivity
Lynne Sheehy, CSR Manager, Legal & General

Director of the Year - International
James Rudolf, Chief Operating Officer, TrakCel

Director of the Year – Corporate Social Responsibility
Geraint Lewis, Managing Director, Call of the Wild Ltd

Director of the Year – Start-Up
Catrin Jones, Director, Crwst

Director of the Year – Small-Medium Business (up to £50 million turnover)
Jeffrey Pugh, Founder & MD, Pugh Computers Ltd

Chairman’s Award for Excellence in Director and Board Practice
Steve Dalton OBE, Managing Director, Sony UK Technology Centre

Directors Award
Raj Aggarwal OBE DL, R.K. Aggarwal Ltd