Nominations and direct entries are invited from IoD members and non-members. The awards are open to directors and leaders of regional businesses and organisations in London, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Milton Keynes, Oxfordshire, Hampshire, the Isle of Wight, Kent, Surrey and Sussex.
The entry window will close on 15th March 2019 and the winners will be announced on 20 June 2019 at the London and South Awards ceremony at the Institute of Directors at Pall Mall in London. Each category winner will gain not only their regional title but become a finalist in the nationwide IoD Director of the Year Awards, to be judged in October.
Alex Pratt, chair, IoD South Region said: “These annual Awards give the most inspiring and high performing directors and leaders the recognition they deserve in their local business region. If they win, they gain a chance to make an impact on a national level. This event showcases the outstanding talent that London and the South contributes to British business.”
This year’s regional awards are sponsored by Succession Wealth. Celebrating the best of the best across British businesses and the directors at the forefront of leadership excellence, the Awards recognise outstanding achievements across all business sectors. Nominations and entries can be submitted in 12 categories to be judged by an eminent panel of business leaders and experts.
The categories span business types, specific areas of excellence, and personal excellence.
All entries will be evaluated around the three dimensions of the IoD Competency Framework, which span the director’s knowledge, skills and their mind set plus category specific criteria.
Danny Brooks, CEO of international technical recruitment specialists V-HR, who won Global Director of the Year 2018, said: “Being recognised at a personal level by the Institute of Directors is significant. The Institute of Directors is renowned in business, so it’s one of the best awards you can win.”
Dr Shaun Davis, global director of Safety, Health, Wellbeing & Sustainability at Royal Mail Group, CSR Director of the Year 2018, added: “My advice to anyone thinking about entering is: Why not? You can showcase the great work you do and get some recognition for it – but then use it as a way to further your work. We work in an increasingly competitive world, so awards like this can help you retain people, keep customers and secure executive buy in for your work, as well as delivering evidence of personal and organisational achievement.”
Directors may enter or nominate someone at www.iodawards.com/london-south