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Scotland’s IoD Director of the Year Awards shortlist announced

The crème de la crème of Scotland’s business leaders have been shortlisted for this year’s Director of the Year Awards.

The ceremony is to be held at Glasgow’s Crowne Plaza Hotel on Thursday 17 March 2016.

Announced today, a shortlist of 42 Scottish directors will go through to the final stages, competing for awards across nine main categories and six regional categories.

The Awards shine a light on Scotland’s most successful business Directors, Partners, Chairs, NXDs and entrepreneurs from 2015, leading any size of organisation, firm or social enterprise.

It is a celebration of Scotland’s diverse business life applauding those individuals whose creativity, leadership and responsible business practices have led to success for their organisation and the Scottish community. Categories include big business, SMEs, charities and the public sector with a special emphasis on sustainability and working practices singling out directors that foster ‘employee positive’ policies.

David Watt, Executive Director of the Institute of Directors Scotland, commented: “Quality leadership is the very definition of success within our businesses, civic institutions and third sector organisations, and for the Director of the Year Awards we will celebrate the very best of Scotland’s directors – the inspirers, visionaries, innovators and strategists that make Scottish businesses prosper.”

 

 

Award Category

Shortlist

Director of the Year (Turnover over £15m)

Craig Anderson, The Scottish Salmon Company

Peter Bruce, Entier Limited

Alan Foy, Smart Metering Systems Plc

Andy Lothian, Insights Learning and Development Ltd

Angela Vickers, Apex Hotels Ltd

Director of the Year (Turnover up to £15m)

Rory Cameron, Cobbs Group

Ken Dalgleish, Aspen People Ltd

Jim Duffy, Entrepreneurial Spark

Jennifer Paice, Safe Deposits Scotland

Sara Speirs, Spectrum Service Solutions Ltd

Emerging Director

Nathalie Agnew, Muckle Media

Magnus Houston, Coast & Glen Ltd

Robert Speir, Golden Charter Ltd

Chris Thewlis, GTS Solutions CIC

Female Director

Roz Cuschieri, Genius Foods

Louise Macdonald OBE, Young Scot

Sara Speirs, Spectrum Service Solutions Ltd

Angela Vickers, Apex Hotels Ltd

Non-Executive Director

Angus Hogg - Chairman, Carnegie UK Trust

Lesley Knox - Chairman of V&A Museum of Design, Dundee and Chairman of Grosvenor Group

Linda Urquhart OBE – NXD, Scottish Enterprise, Edinburgh Airport, Adam & Company

Public Sector Director

Sharon McKenzie, Fife Council

Prof Anton Muscatelli, University of Glasgow

Damien Yeates, Skills Development Scotland


Third Sector Director 

Josh Littlejohn, Social Bite

Louise Macdonald OBE, Young Scot

Jennifer Paice, SafeDeposits Scotland

James Wells, EMMS International

Director Award for Family Friendly and Flexible Working 

Bonnie Clarke, Badenoch & Clark

Ken Dalgleish, Aspen People Ltd

Julie McLauchlin, Perceptive Communicators

Bruce Tait, BTA (Bruce Tait Associates)

Director Award for a Carer Friendly, Healthy Workplace 

Sharon McKenzie, Fife Council

Alastair Muir, NATS Ltd

Jennifer Roe, Carers Link

Frank Sweeney, Cunninghame Housing Association Group of Companies

In addition to the main director categories, awards made across the six regions will see individuals honoured as Regional Directors of the Year.

Shortlist for Regional Directors of the Year

Aberdeen & Grampian Director of the Year

Peter Bruce, Entier Limited

Edel Harris, Cornerstone

Colin Welsh, Simmons & Company International Ltd

Edinburgh, Lothians & the Borders Director of the Year

Craig Anderson, The Scottish Salmon Company

Josh Littlejohn, Social Bite

Louise Macdonald OBE, Young Scot

Fife & Central Scotland Director of the Year

Craig Letton, MRM - Managed Response Marketing

Paul McGowan, First Scotland East/ Midland Bluebird Ltd

Bruce Tait, BTA (Bruce Tait Associates)

Glasgow & West of Scotland Director of the Year

Martin Darroch, Harper Macleod LLP

Alan Foy, Smart Metering Systems Plc

Prof Anton Muscatelli, University of Glasgow

Damien Yeates, Skills Development Scotland

Highlands & Islands Director of the Year

Lisa Buchanan, Cantraybridge College

Jennifer Hallwood, TEFL.org

Ingrid Webb, COPE LTD

Tayside Director of the Year

Michael Callachan, MTC Media Ltd

Eric Duncan, James Aimer Limited

Greig Johnston, Insights Learning and Development Ltd

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