Business Link proudly sponsor the IoD Director of the Year Awards 2019

Ron Lynch, IoD East Midlands Regional Director

East Midlands Business Link Magazine is proud to be sponsoring the East Midlands’ IoD Director of the Year Awards 2019 – a celebration of the achievements of the region’s most hardworking and innovative business leaders .

The aim is to raise awareness among not only IoD members but also the wider business community and public of the significant contribution business leaders can make to society and to economic prosperity in our region.

Leicestershire businessman Shahid Sheikh OBE, Managing Director of Clifton Packaging Group, won the East Midlands award in 2018, along with other regional awards for Inclusivity and Innovation.

Ron Lynch, IoD East Midlands Regional Director, said: “Today’s challenging market-place demands leaders who are both entrepreneurial and resilient. These awards recognise excellence on the part of directors in the East Midlands.”

Entries for the 12 categories of awards can be made online via www.iodawards.com/eastmidlands. The closing date for entries is April 12. Nominations are accepted from IoD Members and non-members.

There will also be a Chair’s Award for Excellence in Director and Board practice which recognises a significant personal contribution to the region.

The East Midlands awards ceremony will take place at a lunch on Friday 21st June. Category winners will be selected for the IoD’s national finals later in the year.

Enquiries about sponsorship of the awards can be made via the IoD East Midlands Office on 0115 848 6190;sue.charlesworth@iod.com.

The award categories for 2019 IoD Director of the Year are:

  • Corporate Social Responsibility Director
  • Family Business Director
  • Inclusivity Director
  • Innovation Director
  • International Director
  • Non-Executive Director
  • Public Sector Director
  • Third Sector
  • Start Up Director
  • Young Director
  • Small-Medium Business Director (below £50million turnover)
  • Large Business Director (£50million+turnover)