IoD Director of the Year Awards 2015 shortlist announced

IoD Awards 2015

The IoD has announced the shortlist of finalists for the prestigious Director of the Year Awards 2015…

These awards celebrate the value of leadership from businesses both small and large, public and private, and this year has attracted some of Britain’s top business talent.

The high-calibre entrants have made outstanding contributions in their fields and the overall winners of each category will be announced at a special celebratory lunch on 23 October at the Lancaster London hotel in the capital.

IoD awards categories

  • Overall Director of the Year
  • Large Company
  • Mid-Market
  • SME company
  • Family business
  • Young director
  • Public sector
  • Not-for-proftit/third sector
  • International
  • Leadership in corporate responsibility
  • Non-executive
  • Student member


Last year, James Taylor, managing director of SuperStars, scooped the overall Director of the Year Award as well as the prize for best young director.

“Winning this accolade is a huge piece of recognition,” said Taylor on winning his award.

“Right from the start I’ve had a lot of help from my team, who have worked with me and allowed me to continue to focus on the business while delivery is taken care of. I’ve also got some great peers around me – other business owners and chief executives – who have really helped me along the way.”

When asked about his success, Taylor said that part of his strategy was to surround himself with leaders who have managed to achieve fast growth in their companies.

“It allows me to learn from them, as at some point in their distinguished careers they have faced the challenges that I’m facing with SuperStars… it gives me the motivation to work hard to achieve similar success.”

The IoD would like to wish all this year’s entrants the very best of luck!

To view the full shortlist of candidates or purchase tickets for the Director of the Year Awards 2015, visit

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Hannah Baker

Hannah Baker

Hannah Baker is deputy editor at Think Publishing. Previously she worked as a features writer and sub-editor for Director magazine

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