IoD Director of the Year Awards 2017 finalists announced

Photo of Brendan McGurgan of CDE Global holding a sign saying 'Didn't I do well' at the IoD Director of the Year awards

The IoD has announced the shortlist of finalists for the prestigious Director of the Year Awards 2017…

These awards celebrate the value of leadership to businesses both small and large, public and private, and once again have attracted some of Britain’s top business talent. Last year’s winners include Dame Stephanie Shirley, who accepted the Director Lifetime Achievement award, and Brendan McGurgan (pictured) who was the overall director winner.

The high-calibre entrants to this year’s awards have made outstanding contributions in their fields, and the winners of each category will be announced at a special celebratory lunch on 22 September at the Lancaster London hotel in the capital.

To book your tickets for the event, click here! If you would like to book tables of eight, 10 or 12 for the awards, please contact the IoD events team or call 02077668919

Director of the year awards 2017 finalists

Leadership in Corporate Responsibility Director of the Year

Ian White, Managing Director, Beckett Investment Management Group Limited

Nicholas Mercer, Commercial Director, Eurostar International Ltd

Ian Finch, Managing Director, Mando

Andrew Scott, Managing Director, Ascot Group

Patrick Nash, Chief Executive, Connect Assist

Carol Shanahan, Managing Directors, Synectics Solutions

Early Stage Business Director of the Year

Tom Fletcher, Managing Director, Cambridge, Jackson Fire & Security

James Thompson, Managing Director, Spokes of Bagshot

Sue Coulson, Director, Coulson Associates Ltd

Sonia Cottom, Director, Pain Association Scotland

Family Business Director of the Year

Steve Miller, Managing Director, The Workplace Depot

Tom Davis, Managing Director, Amino Technologies

Jane Montague, Director, Majestic Publications Ltd

Gareth Loye, CEO, M&M Contractors & Mascott Construction

Chris Macnamara, Owner, The Brogue Trader

Kate Beardmore, HR Director, Synectics Solutions

International Company Director of the Year

Steven Pearce, Managing Director, Omega Ingredients

Paul Lindley, Founder & Chairman, Ella’s Kitchen

Glenn Cooper, President, ATG Access

Colin Williams, Creative Director, Sixteen South

Merle Hall, Managing Director, Kinneir Dufort

Large Company Director of the Year

Paul Savery, Managing Director & Country Manager, Barclays

Ian McLaren, Finance and Contracts Director, London & Birmingham Railway Ltd

Matthew Harris, Group Strategy & Risk Director, Costain Group plc

Janet McCollum, Chief Executive, Moy Park

Ian Graves, Director, European Business Development , National Grid

David Hurcomb, Chief Executive, NG Bailey Group Ltd

Herwig Vennekens, Managing Director, Dunhils (Pontefracts) plc (HARIB)

Mid-Market Company Director of the Year

Alan Hardy, Chairman/Owner, Paragon Interiors Group plc

Dr. Nik Kotecha, CEO, Morningside Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Shahid Sheikh, Managing Director, Clifton Packaging Group Ltd

Jacyn Heavens, CEO, Epos Now

Jamie Christon, Managing Director, Chester Zoo

Richard Anderson, CEO, Crawford Healthcare

Ross McMahon , CEO, Kendal Nutricare

Tina McKenzie, Group Managing Director, Staffline Ireland

Scott Liddle, Operations Director, Acorn

Daniel Wilson, Managing Director, PSL

Bridie Warner-Adsetts, Chief Operating Officer, Naylor Industries plc

Dr. Adam Beaumont, CEO, AQL

Non-Executive Director of the Year

Chris Brindley, Chairman (NED), GreaterSport

Bryan Keating, Chair, Learning Pool

Dean Kavanagh, Foundation Director & Chairman, The Romero Catholic Academy

Qari Asim MBE, Imam & Senior Lawyer, Makkah Mosque & DLA Piper UK LLP

Public & Third Sector Director of the Year

Mike Hughes, Chief Executive, TwentyTwenty

Alex Till, Chief Executive, Menta The Suffolk Enterprise Agency

Charlotte Valeur, Founder & Chairman, Board Apprentice

Claire Horton, Chief Executive, Battersea Dogs & Cats Home

Tom Campbell, Chief Executive, North Highland Initiative

Declan Cunnane, Chief Executive, Northern Ireland Chest Heart & Stroke

Suzanne Wylie, Chief Executive, Belfast City Council

Theresa Shearer, CEO, ENABLE Scotland

Louise Mitchell, CEO, Bristol Music Trust

Marie Bawden, Chief Executive, Castel Froma

James Ramsbotham, Chief Executive, North East England & Chamber of Commerce

Gregory Chauvet, Managing Director, Glasgow Bike Station

SME Company Director of the Year

Cameron Ford, Managing Director, Reflect Recruitment Group

Charlie Dalton, Managing Director, Smart Garden Offices

Tim Crowley, Managing Director, La Mare Vineyards Ltd

Adrian Powell, Managing Director, Active Facilities Management

Norah Anne Barron, Managing Director, Pi Communications

David Gilroy, Director, Conscious Solutions

James Smith, CEO & Co-Founder, DevOpGuys

Andy Wilkinson, Managing Director, OWB

Debbie Heald, Managing Director, Heald Ltd

Geoff Shepherd, Managing Director, iSource Group/The Yorkshire Mafia

Jennifer MacKenzie-Hallwood, Managing Director, TEFL Org UK

Young Director of the Year

Marc Wileman, Director, Sublime Science

Matt Wheatcroft, Founder & Managing Director, Purpose Media

Stuart Grainger, Managing Director, FWD-IP Ltd

Gary O’Connor, Director, Estera Trust (Isle of Man) Limited

Pippa Davidson, Head of Funds , Fairway Fund Services Limited

Julianne Ponan, Owner & CEO, Creative Nature

Carlos Oliveira, CEO & Founder, Shaping Cloud

Robert McConnell, Director (Engineering and Operations), CCP Gransden

Simon Brown, Director & Owner, Forrest Brown

Rob Dance, CEO & Founder, RockIT Ltd

Ahmed Farooq, Chief Financial Officer, Wesleyan

Adeem Younis, Founder & Chairman, Penny Appeal

Read the write up of Director of the Year Awards 2016:

Director of the Year Award 2016: The best in business

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