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Business leaders representing Scotland on a national stage


Next week, five of Scotland’s top directors will compete with the UK’s leading business leaders for a coveted IoD Director of the Year Award at the UK Finals.

The Scottish directors (who all won in their category at the Scottish Director of the Year Awards in March 2017) are:

Category: Public and Third Sector Director of the Year
• Gregory Chauvet, Managing Director at Glasgow Bike Station
• Theresa Shearer, CEO of ENABLE Scotland
• Tom Campbell, Managing Director at North Coast 500 Ltd

Category: SME Director of the Year
• Jennifer MacKenzie-Hallwood, Managing Director at TEFL Org UK

Category: Early Stage Business Director of the Year
• Sonia Cottom, Director at Pain Association Scotland

The awards, which take place on Friday 22 September at the prestigious Lancaster London Hotel, will recognise and celebrate some of the nation’s most impressive business leaders, with nominees coming from a range of industries, sectors and backgrounds. The high-calibre entrants have been recognised as the best in their field by the organisation for business leaders, the IoD, on the basis of having all made outstanding contributions in their fields.

David Watt, Executive Director of the IoD in Scotland, said: “These dynamic Scottish leaders have proven their exceptional capabilities, and have led their organisations with the determination, creativity and sensitivity that it takes to achieve business success, particularly in challenging times. As a group, they represent a fine example of the leaders we should all aspire to be, and we wish them luck as they go on to represent Scotland at a national level.”


Issued on behalf of the Institute of Directors in Scotland. Contact for further comments:
Lisa Donnelly, or Lesley Brydon
0141 204 7800 / 0131 225 9596 /

Notes to editors

• The Institute of Directors (IoD) was founded in 1903 and obtained a Royal Charter in 1906. The IoD is a non-party political organisation with approximately 35,000 members in the United Kingdom and overseas. Membership includes directors from right across the business spectrum – from media to manufacturing, e-business to the public and voluntary sectors. Members include CEOs of large corporations as well as entrepreneurs and directors of start-up companies.

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