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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.

This year, the Institute of Directors Scotland received a record number of nominations for the IoD Scotland Awards across all categories representing all business sectors, including: renewables, digital, transport, arts and entertainment, engineering, fishing and third sector.

The quality of the entries was exceptional, reflecting the high calibre of individuals in Scotland’s boardrooms today.

The difficult process of the first phase judging has now been completed and we are delighted to list below those who have been selected to go through to the next phase in the Director and/ or the Regional Categories.

Sheenagh Adams, Registers of Scotland Nicola McAlinden, Barclays
Nathalie Agnew, Muckle Media Neil McKenzie, Alba Power Ltd
Rhona Baillie, The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice Stuart  McLeod, Delphian Ballistics Limited
John Bain, Berwickshire Housing Association Scott Mitchell, The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh Commercial Enterprises
Nicola Barclay, Homes for Scotland Les Morgan, COVEY Befriending
Moira Bayne, Housing Options Scotland Lawrence Nicholson, Labron Technical Ltd
Alistair Booth, The HR Booth Marcus Pickering, Pickering’s Gin, Summerhall Distillery
Tom Campbell, North Highland Initiative Wendy Pring, KCP Ltd
Shirley Campbell, Scottish Water John Reid, Michelin
Julie Chakraverty, Aberdeen Asset Management PLC Karen Reid, Care Inspectorate
Gregory Chauvet, Glasgow Bike Station Stuart Renton, Vetcel Limited
Stuart Common, Mackie’s Ltd John Reynolds OBE, Castle Water Ltd
Sonia Cottom, Pain Association Scotland Derek Robertson, Keep Scotland Beautiful
Mark Coulter, Coulters Stephen Robertson, Metis Partners Ltd
Andrew Dobbie, MadeBrave Maureen Ross, The Seaboard Centre
Martin Dorchester, David MacBrayne Ltd Gillian Russell, Scottish Government
Fiona Doring, Impact Arts Louis Schena, Swipii Labs
Duncan Dunlop, Who Cares? Scotland Viola Scott, IQX Limited
Andy Dytch, ILM Highland Theresa Shearer, ENABLE Scotland
Julie Ellen, Macrobert Arts Centre Celine Sinclair, The Yard
Alasdair Ferguson, Ferguson Transport & Shipping Alan Smith, SgurrEnergy Ltd
Matthew Gammell, Pickering’s Gin, Summerhall Distillery Emma Soanes, Unity Enterprise
Angus Grains, North Fish (Shetland) Ltd Bruce Tait, BTA (Bruce Tait Associates)
Mandy Haeburn-Little, Scottish Business Resilience Centre Michael Tait, Shetland Mussels Ltd
Lorraine Hall, Shetland Arts Development Agency Chris Thewlis, GTS Solutions CIC
Professor David Hillier, University of Strathclyde Lorraine Usher, Loreburn Housing Association
Jamie Livingston, Livingston James Group Lucy-Rose Walker, Entrepreneurial Spark
Cara Mackay, Gillies and Mackay Ltd Ken Welsh, VWM Wealth
Jennifer MacKenzie-Hallwood, TEFL Org UK Douglas Whyte, Hydro Group plc
Carol MacKinnon, Ferguson Transport & Shipping Theresa Wishart, Journeycall – part of the ESP Group
Marie Macklin CBE, Appointedd Becky Woodhouse, PURE Spa & Beauty
Florin Mandache, Migsoft Ltd Michael Young, MBN Solutions
Neil Mathers, Save the Children

The shortlisted finalists will be announced in mid February and will be acknowledged and celebrated at the Awards Ceremony and Gala Dinner on Thursday 23 March 2017 at the Crowne Plaza Glasgow.

Come along and join over 350 fellow guests at this black-tie dinner for an evening of celebration and connecting with colleagues.  To book 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 07483 812596.

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