Institute of Directors (IoD) East of England Director of the Year Awards 2020 opens for applications

Institute of Directors (IoD) East of England Director of the Year Awards 2020 opens for applications

Business leaders across Essex are being urged to enter one of the region’s most prestigious business awards.

Entries are now open for the Institute of Directors (IoD) East of England Director of the Year Awards 2020.

A celebration of success and leadership talent, the IoD awards offer the business community a chance to acknowledge the excellence and professionalism we have here in the Enterprising East.

The annual event is a showcase for business excellence and the significant contributions made by business leaders to the region’s social and economic prosperity.

The IoD Awards are free to enter and are open to all directors or equivalent level, executive and non-executive, whether or not they are IoD members. Essex business leaders can submit their own entry online or nominate someone else they believe is making a significant difference. The deadline for entries is Friday 27 March.

Those shortlisted for the final will be invited to attend an awards lunch on Friday 12 June 2020 at the Bedford Lodge Hotel in Newmarket alongside many of the region’s leading business people.

Chosen by their peers

Simone Robinson, regional director IoD East of England said: “The IoD East Awards are a unique opportunity for Essex directors to celebrate their achievements as business leaders with their peers.

“Whether you enter, or are nominated, the IoD Awards recognise every aspect of business, from leadership and innovation to corporate social responsibility.

“Entry is free of charge via a dedicated online platform, so we urge Essex directors to take part and fly the flag for this amazing and commercially diverse region.”

 Past Essex winners

Business directors from Essex recognised at the East of England Director of the Year Awards in 2019 include Lara Fox, managing director of Chelmsford-based software development and data analytics company, Objective IT, who won the Young Director of the Year Award.

Managing director of engineering firm Tube Tech International in Rayleigh, Jon Camp, was named International Director of the Year, while Andrew Mead at The Finishing Line, a fulfilment and logistics business in Basildon, picked up the award for Innovation.

Jon Camp also won the Chairman’s Award for East of England Director of the Year and said:

“It’s an honour to gain peer recognition as a director. The awards process enabled me both from a business perspective and on a personal level to measure the skills, strategy and delivery framework outlined by the IoD that shape successful directorship. As directors, we spend much of our time looking at the now or what happens next. The awards process gave me the opportunity to take a retrospective look at the incredible achievements made by the business.

“I was humbled to take two awards back to Essex and the Tube Tech International team.”

The IoD East of England Director of the Year Awards 2020 are sponsored by Rickard Luckin Chartered Accountants and Tax Advisers, Direct Solutions and Focus 7 International. An online entry form and nomination form can be found at this link:

Pictured: 2019 Essex IoD award-winners (left to right) Cathryn Fox, Jon Camp and Andrew Mead


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