Entries open for Top Directors Awards

Ron Lynch, IoD East Midlands Regional Director

Entries are now invited for the coveted Institute of Directors (IoD) East Midlands Director of the Year awards 2018.

Leicestershire businessman Marc Wileman of Sublime Science won the IoD’s National Young Director of the Year 2017 award and a previous East Midlands Director of the Year was none other than Stephen Martin, now the IoD’s Director General.

The awards mark the achievements of the region’s most hardworking and innovative business leaders and new categories this year reflect global business and emerging directors.

Ron Lynch, IoD East Midlands Regional Director commented: “ In a fast-paced  and challenging business world it is great to see the effectiveness and entrepreneurial qualities of directors in the East Midlands.”

Entries for the ten categories of awards, plus the overall Director of the Year, can be made online via The closing date for entries is April 29. Nominations are accepted from IoD Members and non-members.

The East Midlands awards ceremony will take place at a lunch on Friday 8 June at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Nottingham. Category winners will be selected for the IoD’s national finals later in the year.

Enquiries about sponsorship of the awards can be made via the IoD East Midlands Office on 0115 848 6190;

The award categories for 2018 are:

  • Director of the Year East Midlands
  • Emerging Director
  • Non-Executive Director
  • Early Stage Business Director
  • Public/Third Sector Director
  • Global Director
  • Inclusivity Director
  • Innovation Director
  • Corporate Social Responsibility Director
  • Family Business Director
  • Chairman’s Award for Excellence in Director and Board Practice