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Award Categories

IoD Scotland Director of the Year 1
Non-Executive Director 2
Emerging Director 3
Public Sector Director4
Third Sector Director 5
Workplace Innovation Director 6
Family Business Director 7

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

Aberdeen & Grampian
Edinburgh, Lothians & the Borders
Fife & Central Scotland
Glasgow & West of Scotland
Highlands & Islands


IoD Scotland Director of the Year – the ultimate accolade. Depending on the number of entries, the judges may decide to give more than one award, based on turnover. Nominees will be informed

Non-Executive Director Award – there is no phased judging in this category.

Emerging Director Award – open to innovative leaders of new or established businesses who have operated at director level for less than five years.

4 Public Sector Director Award – for individuals who have implemented best practice (improved services to citizens, delivered significant efficiency through use of shared services or innovation) that could be transformational in building a sustainable organisation.

5 Third Sector Director Award – innovative individuals and effective communicators who have achieved organisational goals, followed through on governance initiatives and have a considered approach to risk, and who have successfully raised the profile of their organisation.

6 Workplace Innovation Director Award – this category is open to individuals who are engaging with their employees to unlock potential and who are promoting inclusive employment practices, including diversity, to deliver improved productivity and innovation.

7 Family Business Director Award – this NEW category is open to individuals in second-generation or more family businesses who have responded to the specific challenges that face directors in such well-established family firms and who have contributed to the success of the diverse, dynamic and innovative family business sector.

Read the full Awards Criteria and Guidelines.

If you have any queries please email or call Joyce on 01577 865498 / 07711 432745 or Alice on 07483 812596.

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