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West Midlands

Birds Nest Library in Birmingham

The IoD West Midlands region covers the counties of Staffordshire, Shropshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire and Warwickshire, as well as the urban areas of Birmingham, Coventry, Solihull and the Black Country and is made up of over 1,800 directors and senior decision makers.

Headed up by regional chair Jason Wouhra, the IoD West Midlands hosts a programme of seminars, business breakfasts and special events which give members the opportunity to listen, question and be inspired by business leaders, politicians and decision-makers.

Women as Leaders

We held our IoD West Midlands International Women's Day 2018 which was a great success.

Thanks to Silver Mountain for the video


Director of the year awards

A Celebration of Leadership talent, success and achievement in the West Midlands

Nominate someone you know who represents excellence as a business leader and who you feel deserves recognition at our prestigious awards. If you have been nominated you will be invited to enter the awards, or you can enter on your own accord without being nominated. Please enter below, or to nominate someone send us their name, job title, organisation and a few words about your nominee.

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West Midlands branches

The regional head office is located at the IoD West Midlands Hub in the Library of Birmingham. It is led by our Regional Director Calum Nisbet, who is ably supported by Sue Hurrell.

The West Midlands region includes Birmingham, the Black Country, Shropshire, Staffordshire and parts of Derbyshire. It encompasses key towns and cities such as Wolverhampton, Dudley, Telford, Stoke, Shrewsbury and Stafford.

Within IoD West Midlands we are well supported by our two chairs, who help to ensure that we reach all our members across the region. Ian Priest is responsible for the Black Country area, while Richard Biseker looks after Staffordshire and Shropshire.

About Hereford and Worcester branch

With around 280 members, the Hereford and Worcester branch is ably led by Joanne Hodgetts and Mark Richardson who, with the help of the volunteer committee and IoD staff, support local members and organises inspirational and valuable business events in the area.

About Coventry and Warwickshire branch

IoD West Midlands, led by chair David Trevis-Smith, is looking for members from the Coventry and Warwickshire area to join the local branch committee.

We are very active in the area and work hard to provide a regular programme of member events and activities. We are in need of fresh member input in order that the voice of local directors is heard and the needs of the region prioritised. 

IoD West Midlands Patrons:

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Contact IoD West Midlands

For more information, please contact

0121 643 1868

West Midlands

Branch and staff contacts can be found on the main Contacts tab

IoD West Midlands
Library of Birmingham
Centenary Square
Broad Street
B1 2ND