As active members and supporters of the Institute of Directors in the East of England, we were delighted to attend the awards for the East of England Director of the Year Awards 2016 at the Jockey Club last week.
Park City's Operations Director, and recent former Chairman of the IoD, Tim Price said that the awards were "a great way to recognise and promote the high quality of business leaders in our region" and offered his congratulations to both the winners and the highly commended candidates.
The highly commended candidates are as follows:
International Director: Christine Bhatt, Systematics International
Up to £10m Business Director: Tom Fletcher, Jackson Fire and Security Solutions
CSR Director: Gary Packham, Lord Ashcroft International Business School, Anglia Ruskin University
Young Director: Helen Rudd, Prominent PR
Public & Third Sector Director: Emma Thornton, Visit Cambridge and Beyond
The winners in each category are as follows:
£100m+ Business Director: Mark Abraham, Wilson James
Young Director: Frederick Furber, F&M Cosmetics
CSR Director: David Gill, St John’s Innovation Centre
Public & Third Sector Director: Sean Kent, Freebridge Community Housing
International Director: Oliver Lincoln, VestGuard UK
£10m - £99m Business Director: Michael Swinhoe, Z-Tech Control Systems
Family Business Director: Andy Wood, Adnams
Up to £10m Business Director: Claire Woodman, Poppy Nursing and Care Services
The overall winner for the Region is Oliver Lincoln of Vestguard UK.
The category winners of the East of England Awards will be put forward for the IoD Director of the Year Awards UK National Final later in the year. There they will compete with other winners from across the UK, culminating in a prestigious event in London.
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