Posted on Thursday 20 November 2014 by Ulster Business
Pictured judging the number of applicants is (L-R): Laura Jackson of BDO; Chairman of IoD NI Paul Terrington; Colin Coffey of RDA Group; Des Moore Head of First Trust Bank; David Elliott of Ulster Business; Pamela Gillies of BDO and Caroline Keenan of ASM.
The Institute of Directors Northern Ireland has announced the shortlist of finalists in this year’s IoD NI First Trust Bank Director of the Year Awards.
20 local business leaders will contest nine categories, as the Institute seeks to reward the individuals behind some of Northern Ireland’s most successful companies.
The IoD NI First Trust Bank Director of the Year Awards Lunch will be held in the Merchant Hotel in Belfast on 5th December.
The shortlisted finalists are:
Young Director of the Year, sponsored by Jaguar
Leader in Corporate Responsibility Director of the Year sponsored by Ulster Business
International Director of the Year sponsored by William J Clinton Leadership Institute
Family Director of the Year sponsored by BDO Northern Ireland
Large Company Director of the Year sponsored by 4C Executive Search
Non-Executive Director of the Year sponsored by First Trust Bank
Public Sector Director of the Year sponsored by Captia Managed IT Solutions
SME Director of the Year sponsored by the University of Ulster Business School
Third Sector Director of the Year sponsored by First Trust Bank
Young Director of the Year sponsored by Jaguar
There will also be an award for the Young Enterprise NI Director of the Year sponsored by Concentrix which celebrates the achievements of a Young Enterprise Northern Ireland graduate.
Chairman of the IoD NI, Paul Terrington, said:
“The calibre of business leaders in Northern Ireland is second to none. This year’s shortlist represents all sectors of the economy, many of whom are delivering results for their companies on a global stage.
“The Institute of Directors prides itself on providing local business leaders with the skills and opportunities to nurture talent and enable directors to achieve corporate goals, responsibly and effectively.
“Each year the awards celebrate local individuals who lead by example and deliver results for their organisations.
“The selection process this year was exceptionally difficult with an unprecedented number of high calibre applicants to consider, and I look forward to meeting each of the finalists at the ceremony in December.”
Head of First Trust Bank, Des Moore said:
“First Trust Bank supports the business community here in Northern Ireland by working closely with executive and non-executive directors from various sectors to help grow their business and strengthen the local economy.
“We are delighted to be the lead sponsor of this year’s IoD Director of the Year Awards and look forward to seeing which of the worthy nominees come out on top.”
Paul Terrington added:
“I would like to extend our appreciation to First Trust Bank and also thank you to each of the category sponsors, who share the same passion for supporting business leaders here Northern Ireland.”
Both members and non-members are welcome to book places at the lunch by visiting www.iod.com/events.