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Could you be the next Chair of our Coventry & Warwickshire Branch?

As David Trevis-Smith comes to the end of his tenure as Branch Chair, we are looking for someone to take on the role. Huge thanks to David for all of his support of the branch and region over the past few years.

As Branch Chair and part of the IoD West Midlands region, you would lead the IoD Coventry & Warwickshire Committee in activities to boost retention and acquisition of members, as well as representing the branch at regional level.

Working closely with the Regional Director and Regional Chair, you will be an engaged IoD Member with a track record in senior leadership and a network of established contacts within the region.

You will be a strong advocate for good governance and responsible business practices amongst Directors, with a good understanding of our Professional Development courses and our Chartered Director programme.

You will promote the positive impact of business on society, whilst actively supporting IoD members in their drive to grow purposeful, responsible organisations.

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To arrange a call to discuss this exciting and rewarding voluntary role with the Regional Director, please contact

Important Information

The IoD West Midlands Hub and office has moved to iHub, Colmore Gate, 2-6 Colmore Row, Birmingham B3 2QD.

The directors' room at the Library of Birmingham will be closed from Thursday, June 28th 2018.

The iHub (check in on fourth floor) will be open to members from Tuesday, July 3rd 2018 and opening times are 8am - 6pm, Monday to Friday.

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IoD West Midlands Director of the Year Awards

IoD West Midlands Director of the Year Awards 2019

Entries and nominations are now open for Director of the Year Awards 2019. We are looking for inspiring and pioneering business leaders from all corners of the region to enter the 2019 West Midlands Director of the Year Awards.

Our annual Awards has grown over the past years to represent the pinnacle of leadership and business excellence, highlighting the significant contribution business leaders can make to society and economic prosperity in the region.

  • Director of the Year – Non-Executive
  • Director of the Year – Innovation
  • Director of the Year – Young
  • Director of the Year – Public
  • Director of the Year – Third Sector
  • Director of the Year - Family Business
  • Director of the Year – Inclusivity
  • Director of the Year - International
  • Director of the Year – Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Director of the Year – Start-Up
  • Director of the Year – Small-Medium Business (up to £50 million turnover)
  • Director of the Year - Large Business (more than £50 million turnover)
  • Chairman’s Award for Excellence in Director and Board Practice

New categories have been added for 2019 to recognise the Young Director of the Year and the leading director of a business with a £50 million-plus turnover.

If you have accomplished great things in 2018, this is a great opportunity to showcase your achievements!

Deadline to enter is 01-03-2019

Enter now

IoD West Midlands Magazine

We are pleased to announce the Autumn addition of our magazine which looks at taking your fist steps overseas, the UK productivity challenge, IoD West Midlands' new hub and much more

Read the magazine

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, Brian Hall, 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

West Midlands branches

The regional head office is located at the IoD West Midlands Hub in the iHub Colmore Grate. It is led by our Regional Director Calum Nisbet, who is ably supported by Jordan Lowe.

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 Coventry & Warwickshire Branch is led by chair David Trevis-Smith. The committee is very active in the area and works hard to provide a regular programme of member events. The region's annual dinner is held at Warwick Castle in November.

IoD West Midlands Patrons:

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Autumn/Winter Calendar

Picture of the 2018 Professional Development Portfolio

You decide how high you reach and how far you go with the IoD. Download your autumn/winter training calendar now.

Download here

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
iHub Office
Colmore Gate
2-6 Colmore Row
B3 2QD