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Sponsors & Supporters

IoD Scotland is grateful to all sponsors and supporters of the Director of the Year Awards.  Their support of the event and partnership with IoD Scotland are greatly valued.

Award Category Sponsors

Highlands and Islands Regional Director Award – Sponsored by Highlands and Islands Enterprise

Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) is an ambitious organisation with a unique remit that integrates economic and community development. We work in a diverse region which extends from Shetland to Argyll, and from the Outer Hebrides to Moray, covering more than half of Scotland’s land mass.

We are the Scottish Government’s economic and community development agency for the north and west of Scotland. Our purpose is to generate sustainable economic growth across the region.

Our aim is for the Highlands and Islands to be a highly successful and competitive region in which increasing numbers of people choose to live, work, study and invest.

W:  |  E: info  |  T: 01463 234171

Non-Executive Director Award – Sponsored by Bank of Scotland

Bank of Scotland Commercial Banking, part of Lloyds Banking Group, has more than 300 years’ experience of providing guidance and support to businesses across all sectors. Our locally based relationship managers are well placed to understand the unique opportunities and challenges that businesses across Scotland are facing. For more information on Bank of Scotland, or to find useful tools and resources to support your business, visit:

For more information on Bank of Scotland, or to find useful tools and resources to support your business, visit:

All lending is subject to status.  Bank of Scotland plc. Authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority under Registration Number 169628. We subscribe to The Lending Code; copies of the Code can be obtained from The Lloyds Banking Group includes companies using brands including Lloyds Bank, Halifax and Bank of Scotland and their associated companies. More information on the Lloyds Banking Group can be found at

Female Director Award – Sponsored by Badenoch & Clark

Badenoch & Clark Executive is a specialist division of Badenoch & Clark, focused on hiring senior leaders for public, private and third sector organisations. Operating from offices in Edinburgh and Glasgow, we partner with clients across the whole of Scotland.  We recruit Executive level positions and their direct reports, including functional heads, as well as non-executive board members. Established in 1980 with over 500 employees and15 offices across the UK in addition to offices in Luxembourg, Switzerland, Germany, France, Spain and Turkey, Badenoch & Clark is part of the Adecco Group, a Fortune 500 listed company, headquartered in Zurich with a global presence.

W:  T: 0141 220 6460

Public Sector Director Award – Sponsored by mclcreate

At mclcreate, we deliver creative technical solutions for all live event applications. After the recent acquisition of what was mclcreate’s parent company the Avesco Group plc, we are now part of NEP Group Inc. NEP is one of the world’s largest outsourced production partners supporting premier content producers across the broadcast and live events industries. Alongside mclcreate and sister company Creative Technology, NEP operates four other Live Events businesses focused on Audio Visual solutions at live events. These comprise Faber Audiovisuals and Mediatec Solutions in Europe along with Screenworks and Sweetwater in the US. mclcreate has 5 UK offices along with 140 full time staff covering London, Birmingham, Manchester, Edinburgh and Glasgow. mclcreate has been providing technical support for the IoD Scotland Director of the Year Awards since they started in 2004, and are once again proud to be involved in this year’s awards.

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Third Sector Director Award – Sponsored by the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO)

SCVO is the national body for Scotland’s charities, voluntary organisations and social enterprises. It supports people to take voluntary action to help themselves and others and bring about social change. Scotland’s third sector turns over £4.5 billion a year and employs 138,000 people in more than 45,000 organisations. Through lobbying and campaigning, SCVO advances the interests of its members and the communities they support. Whether by arranging Scotland’s annual charity awards or creating thousands of jobs for young people across the voluntary sector, SCVO helps third sector organisations do what they do best.

W:  |  E:  |  T: 0131 556 3882  |  @SCVOTWEET

Director Award for Workplace Innovation – Sponsored by Scottish Business Pledge

The Scottish Business Pledge is a values-led partnership between Government and business with a shared ambition of boosting productivity, competitiveness, sustainable employment, and workforce engagement and development.

It is built on:

  • a commitment from the Scottish Government, and its partners, to support sustainable business growth in Scotland
  • a voluntary code of business practice which you can use to guide and boost the future development of your company
  • a mutual pledge to ensure that prosperity, innovation, fairness and opportunity develop hand in hand in Scotland



Event Supporters


Edinburgh Napier University Business School is one of the largest and most modern Business Schools in Scotland, we believe in creating an international community of practice where people are given every opportunity to achieve their full potential, developing the knowledge and skills required for today’s global business environment. We work with private, public and third sector clients to develop executive learning from short courses to fully accredited Degrees, Consultancy and Research. Through our industry links, entrepreneurial outlook, business innovation and first-class facilities, the Business School supports and inspires students, staff and business across the world to achieve their full potential.


Event Design

When you need to connect with your audience – whether they are your customers, employees or shareholders – we can give you that voice.  We are Connect, Scotland’s largest specialist creative and content agency, and we innovate through communication. Whether you need to inform, inspire or entertain, or need engaging content that will travel by word of mouth or social media, we’ll help you deliver communication channels that will make people sit up and take notice.

For 18 years, we’ve been writing, designing and publishing to meet the communication needs of businesses and organisations across the corporate and public sector spectrum, at home and around the world. We produce quality creative and engaging campaigns for a host of well-known clients that engage with a multitude of audiences.

Find out who they are on our website.  Whatever your audience and whatever your communication challenge, talk to us.

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Awards Film

Solo Creative produces design for print, digital and web projects and online film content for clients throughout Scotland and the UK, Europe and America.  The company supported IoD Scotland by producing a short film to commemorate the Awards’ 10th Anniversary and has continued its support for this year’s event.

W:  |  E:  |  T:  0141 226 6726

Award Trophies

Caithness Glass is delighted to be the creator and sponsor of the IoD Scotland award trophies. As a world famous name in hand made glass we are proud that 100% of our products are still made in Scotland at our Crieff studios. Caithness has been providing presentation gifts and awards for businesses organisations for many years. We know that when “impressions count” you want a product that reflects your own quality and reliability. We can work to flexible volumes and to most given deadlines and budgets.

W:    |  E:   |  T:  07974 139331 – Jacqueline McCulloch

Award Winners’ Gifts

Kinloch Anderson is a family owned company currently managed by the fifth and sixth generations of the family. With history, heritage and expertise in the Scottish clothing and textile industry for 149 years, the company is innovative and internationally minded, never losing its belief in highest quality standards of product and service.

Kinloch Anderson is recognised as

  • Acknowledged experts in tartan and Highland Dress, both as manufacturers and retailers
  • Designers of tartans and tweeds for companies and individuals wanting to develop their own identity for clothing, accessories or exclusive profile purposes
  • Licensors for a wide range of clothing or other Kinloch Anderson branded merchandise with over 350 Kinloch Anderson shops mainly in Asia
  • Producers of the “Kinloch Anderson 1868 Menswear Collection” designed for the modern fashion conscious male whilst using textiles and tartans from the Company’s heritage.
  • Creators of an exclusive range of Kinloch Anderson blended and single malt whiskies

W:  |  E:  |  T:  0131 555 1355

 Additional Support

ScotRail Business Travel: Exclusive IoD Package

ScotRail Business Travel looks after your travel needs so you can get on with what you do best.

ScotRail Business Travel is a free service with no minimum account spend that makes arranging rail travel easy. You’ll have a dedicated account manager and website to help you every step of the way, to make sure you get the best value for your budget and save you time.

Exclusive IoD Members Package (only when signed up to ScotRail Business Travel)

  • Free 1st class upgrades
  • Tailored IoD Smart Card for tap in tap out service (invoiced monthly)



Thanks also to the following who continue to support the IoD Scotland Director of the Year Awards:

Crowne Plaza Glasgow

Business in the Community Scotland

Young Enterprise Scotland

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