Excitement builds for Director of the Year Awards 2023

With the Director of the Year Awards just days away, we would like to recognise those involved from our local business community.

The popularity of the event is clear; it is another sell-out, and we are delighted that this event has become the most prestigious event on the Island that celebrates individual leadership across the business community and third sector.

The event would not be possible without the support from our awards sponsors. So, before the spotlight falls on our winners, we took the opportunity to ask our sponsors to highlight what sponsorship of the awards means to them.

Gold Sponsor for the Director of the Year Awards is Lloyds Bank International.

“The Island is fortunate to have a wide breadth of quality directors within its business community and we are delighted to support IoD Isle of Man in recognising them and their achievements across 2023. Membership of the IoD offers such a great opportunity for our Island community to exchange ideas, solve problems together and progress sustainably and collaboratively. It’s not only for directors, but for anyone, from any sector, at any stage of their career. We’ve enjoyed a great relationship with IoD for many years and my colleagues have benefited from the benefits on offer to further their development through the professional and chartered director initiatives. ”
Matthew Beresford
Island Director (Isle of Man) Lloyds Bank International

Silver Sponsor is Appleby Isle of Man. Managing Partner Mark Holligon, stressed the importance that they place on recognising leadership talent in new directors.

“This year, we are delighted to be sponsoring the Young Director category, which recognises the talent of upcoming leaders in the Isle of Man and those who are generating excitement in their industry, inspiring others now and in the future. We continue to be proud to be a sponsor for the IoD Director of the Year Awards. We have supported this event for a number of years now, as we believe it’s important to recognise and celebrate our Island’s leaders.”
Mark Hollingon
Managing Partner, Appleby

As well as gold and silver sponsors, IoD Isle of Man is also grateful for the support of the bronze category sponsors.

Crowe Isle of Man LLC – sponsoring the SME award

“We are proud to continue our sponsorship of the Institute of Directors awards. Our sponsorship of the SME award in particular resonates with us as we understand the dedication and innovation necessary to achieve success in today's business environment.”
Phaedra Bird
Managing Director, Crowe Isle of Man LLC

Elite Group IT – sponsoring the Start-up award

“We are truly excited to be a part of this year's Director of the Year Awards! Our sponsorship isn't just about a single category; it's a testament to our commitment to the IoD and all the remarkable leaders being celebrated. By supporting this event, we embrace excellence and encourage innovation across the board.”
Jayne Hartley
Chief Executive Officer, Elite Group IT

KPMG in the Crown Dependencies – sponsoring the Large Business Award

“Sponsoring the Awards is the perfect opportunity to recognise and celebrate the visionary leaders who shape our local business landscape. These exceptional business leaders all play a key role in making the Isle of Man a successful place to do business. KPMG’s dedication to business excellence aligns with the Director of the Year Awards mission of honouring innovation, vision and extraordinary leadership. These essential attributes are key for the island to remain an international centre of excellence.”
Simon Nicholas
Head of Clients and Markets and Isle of Man Office Partner, KPMG in the Crown Dependencies

Ravenscroft – sponsoring the Family Business Award

“We delighted to be continuing our support of the Awards which recognise innovation, vision and extraordinary leadership. The Island’s future depends on us having the highest calibre of leaders who understand and appreciate the uniqueness of the Isle of Man but have the desire for us to continue competing at a global level. Those entered and shortlisted demonstrate the values that will enable the Isle of Man to prosper.”
Greg Easton
Managing Director, Ravenscroft (Isle of Man)

Turnstone Multi-Family Office – sponsoring the Third Sector Award

“We feel that governance is a very important part of any organisation, especially so in the Third Sector. The contribution which the IoD has made to installing proper governance is undoubted and we would like to voice our support with that of the IoD.”
Roelf Odendaal
Managing Director, Turnstone Multi Family Office

Find out more about the event, our guest speakers, finalists, and wonderful judges by viewing the digital programme.

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