Director of the Year Awards
Celebrating Business Leadership
This year’s winners
Scotland’s top executives have been honoured in this year’s IoD Scotland Director of the Year Awards held at the Crowne Plaza Glasgow on Thursday 17 March 2016.
Guests gathered to celebrate with the winners and finalists at the Scottish business community’s most prestigious awards.
Often the most coveted, the IoD Scotland Director of the Year Awards went to:
- Alan Foy of Smart Metering Systems
- Sara Speirs of Spectrum Service Solutions
A reminder of the evening can be found here
The IoD Awards celebrate success, recognising those directors and leaders who have had the confidence to make bold decisions in the face of uncertainty, carefully weighing up the risks and believing in their own vision and leadership skills to see a project through that will place their organisation in a stronger and more sustainable position.
As leaders of teams and specialists in their field, these individuals drive and grow some of our most successful companies, providing employment and support for communities alongside their services or products. Most importantly, these set the example for those that aspire to follow in their footsteps – the future generation of leaders.
David Watt, Executive Director of the Institute of Directors in Scotland, commented:
“We have been very impressed with the accomplishments of this year’s nominees and winners. We are also very proud to note that, for the first time, more than half of the winners are female directors – evidence that balance is translating to Scottish boardrooms. That said, every winners’ story is an example of excellence in directorship that IoD Scotland applauds.
“What all winners have in common this year is vision and strong leadership, and the ability to recognise that any business is only as good as the capable and committed people who have the passion to make it succeed.
In addition to the main director categories, awards made across the six regions saw individuals honoured as Regional Directors of the Year. A further two regional nominations stood out as showing exceptional potential in young, emerging directors and were presented with the IoD Scotland Regional Emerging Director Award.