Nominations sought for annual award

The search is on for the most talented and promising company directors.

Tuesday, 9th January 2018, 12:51 pm
Updated Tuesday, 9th January 2018, 12:54 pm
Simon Walton, chairman of the judges for the Director of the Year Awards, Yorkshire and the North East.

Entries have opened for the Director of the Year Awards, organised by the Institute of Directors (IoD), for the Yorkshire and North East region.

New categories have been added to recognise individuals who meet the highest standards of leadership in business, public and third sectors.

The winners of the Yorkshire and North East awards go through to the national IoD Director of the Year Awards.

The Director of the Year categories for 2018 are Non-executive; Innovation; Upcoming; Public/Third sector; Family business; Global; Inclusivity; Corporate Social Responsibility; and Early Stage Business.

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The IoD has also announced its judging panel for the Yorkshire and North East.

The panel will be chaired by Simon Walton, managing partner at Berwick Partners, Leeds.

He will be joined by Karl Pemberton, managing director of Active Chartered Financial Planners; Andy Wood, managing partner of the Leeds and Newcastle offices of Grant Thornton UK; Rachel Hannan, director of The Hannan Partnership; Etta Cohen OBE; and Jude Browne, managing director of Headmint.

Simon said: “The Director of the Year Awards are recognised as one of the most prestigious accolades for business leaders in Yorkshire and the North East.

“The judges look forward to receiving entries across all the categories and honouring the best business talent we have in the region.”

For more information or to enter the awards, go to

The deadline for entries is March 29.