IoD launches 2021 search for Northern Ireland's top directors

  • The Institute of Directors Northern Ireland in partnership with AIB has launched its annual search for Northern Ireland’s highest achieving business leaders.

    The Director of the Year Awards 2021 seek to reward the successes of directors representing a wide spectrum of businesses, organisations and sectors within Northern Ireland.

    The awards will include a brand-new Agility and Resilience category designed to recognise the achievements of business leaders as they responded to a year of adversity in terms of the COVID-19 pandemic and dealing with the implementation of the Northern Ireland Protocol.

    IoD NI chairman Gordon Milligan commented on the awards: “It is always important that our outstanding business leaders receive the recognition they deserve, but we believe that this is particularly essential as we begin to focus on post pandemic recovery.”

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    The Awards will take place in person once again this year, having moved to a virtual setting last year.

    The IoD Director of the Year Awards recognise the outstanding achievements and leadership of directors in Northern Ireland across 12 categories:  Non-Executive, Agility and Resilience, innovation, Young director, Public Sector, Third Sector, Family Business, International, Small to Medium Business, Large Business, Chairman’s Award for Excellence in Board and Director Practice and Philanthropist of the Year.

    All Northern Ireland category winners are then shortlisted for the UK-wide Director of the Year Finals in London, providing the opportunity for recognition on the national stage.

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    Applications for this year’s awards are now open until Monday 11th October. A shortlist will then be released prior to the awards ceremony which will take place on 25th November at the Merchant Hotel, Belfast

    The Director of The Year Awards are open to both members and non-members, for more information on the awards and how to enter please visit the iod website.

    Source: Written from press release.

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