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Director of the Year Awards

Director of the Year Awards

Celebrating Business Leadership

The IoD Scotland Awards Ceremony, to be held on 23 March 2017, celebrates individuals’ business achievements in 2016.

The Institute of Directors exists to support businesses and the people who run them, and the IoD Scotland Awards celebrates those directors whose purpose, passion and perseverance have led them to leadership excellence.

A record number of nominations have been received for this year’s awards and the category finalists and winners will be acknowledged and celebrated at the Awards Ceremony and Gala Dinner on Thursday 23 March 2017 at the Crown Plaza Glasgow.

David Watt, Executive Director, IoD Scotland, commented: “I am delighted to see so many entries from across Scotland representing such a wide spread of industries and sectors. It is massively important for Scotland, and its economy and people, that we have effective and dynamic leadership at the very top of our businesses and organisations – so to see such recognition from their peers is just what the nation needs.”

The first phase category judging has commenced and the phase two candidates will be announced on 23 January.

Non-Executive Director Nominations

There is no phased judging for the Non-Executive Director category.  Please download the nomination form here and follow the instructions for its completion and return by 26 January 2017.

Here’s what a recent award winner said,Awards are a great recognition of the work the organisation has done. It is a privilege to be part of that. Inspiration comes with recognition and it encourages you to go out and inspire others.

Come along and join over 350 fellow guests at this black-tie dinner for an evening of celebration and connecting with colleagues on Thursday 23 March 2017.

To complete a booking form for your seat or table, please link to the booking page and reserve your place today.

If you want to find out more about the Awards, please email, call 01577 865498, Joyce on 07711 432745 or Alice on 07749 384032.


Over 400 guests celebrated at the 12th IoD Scotland Director of the Year Awards  –  a reminder of the Awards Ceremony, held on Thursday 17 March 2016 can be found here


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