IoD launches search for Yorkshire and the Humber’s Directors of the Year

The Institute of Directors (IoD) has launched a call for entries to its prestigious Director of the Year Awards.

There are five awards up for grabs, with the winners revealed at the Hilton Sheffield hotel in Victoria Quays on 11 June 2015. The regional winners will go forward to the national IoD Director of the Year awards.

Natalie Sykes, regional director of the IoD in Yorkshire and the Humber, said: “We are looking for applications from a diverse range of business people to demonstrate the true depth and breadth of Yorkshire business.

“If you are interested or know someone who should be entering these prestigious awards, I’d urge you to get in touch.”

The deadline for entries is 26 March 2015 and application forms can be downloaded from:

The awards categories are:

  • Director of the Year (small to medium company)
  • Director of the Year (large company)
  • Young Director of the Year
  • Not for Profit/CSR Director of the Year
  • Lifetime Achievement

The judging panel will determine the winner of the Overall Director of the Year for 2015.

The 2015 awards will also see the presentation of the North East Director of the Year (small to medium company) award.

Sponsors of this year’s awards event are GDF Suez Energy UK (large company); Leeds Beckett University; Hilton Sheffield; Vista; Sheffield Hallam University; and NGC Networks. Further sponsorship opportunities are available by contacting regional director Natalie Sykes:

At the 2014 awards, Gary Verity of Welcome to Yorkshire – the man who brought the Tour de France to the region – was named Director of the Year and given the Lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution to business and leadership.

Two Yorkshire and the Humber winners went on to triumph at the national (IoD) Director of the Year Awards, held in October. Julia Gash, founder of Bag It Don’t Bin It, was named Small and Medium Company Director of the Year. Susan Symington, a non-executive director at Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust, won New Chartered Director.

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