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  • Institute of Directors Scotland – Response to First Minister’s speech (3/14/2017) - In response to the First Minister’s speech earlier today (13 March) David Watt, Executive Director of the Institute of Directors in Scotland, said: “Not many in the Scottish business community wanted Brexit, and equally, few want a renewed Independence Referendum, and the associated continuation of uncertainty which has had such an impact on the ability […]
  • The quickest route to certainty will be best for business (4/19/2017) -   In response to this morning’s snap general election announcement, David Watt, Executive Director of the Institute of Directors in Scotland, said: “In the next seven weeks, there will be a lot of issues to be discussed and addressed, and most crucial is to remember that a general election should be about more than one […]
  • Scotland’s business leaders line up for the IoD Director of the Year Awards (2/20/2017) - Press Release 20 February 2017 Scotland’s business leaders line up for the IoD Director of the Year Awards Scotland’s top crop of directors have been shortlisted for the Director of the Year Awards, celebrating individuals’ business achievements in 2016. A record number of nominations have been received for this year’s awards, which will be held […]
  • New Institute of Directors Edinburgh chair appointed (11/22/2016) - Julie Ashworth, an experienced executive director and chair of rapidly growing retail technology start-up Clear Returns, has been appointed the new chair of IoD Scotland’s Edinburgh branch. Julie has previously held retail director positions and executive advisory roles at retail giants such as The Spirit Group, IBM and Marks and Spencer plc. She brings extensive […]
  • Susan Deacon, Chair, IoD Scotland: “The ship of certainty has long since sailed – now is the time for leaders to get on with business.” (11/7/2016) - Gleneagles, 04 November 2016: Chair of the Institute of Directors, Professor Susan Deacon MIoD, this morning urged business leaders to step up to the plate during the greatest upheaval and uncertainty of recent times, and steer their companies and organisations through the unfolding climate of political and constitutional change. Delivering the opening address to the […]
  • Scottish ‘youth champion’ triumphs on a UK stage (10/24/2016) - Scottish ‘youth champion’ triumphs on a UK stage Louise Macdonald of Young Scot receives accolade at UK Director of the Year Awards Louise Macdonald OBE, Chief Executive of Young Scot, has scooped the UK ‘Not for Profit/Third Sector’ Director of the Year title at the annual IoD Director of the Year Awards, which took place […]
  • Scottish Directors on a National Stage (7/27/2016) - Scottish directors on a national stage • Five Directors join the UK Director of the Year Awards shortlist • Two leading Scots assume positions on IoD National Council Over eighty of the UK’s leading directors from across the country, including five from Scotland, have been shortlisted for the Institute of Directors’ annual Director of the […]
  • New Institute of Directors Chairs for Fife and Tayside (7/13/2016) - New Institute of Directors Chairs for Fife and Tayside Douglas Millar, business consultancy co-owner, director and trustee has been appointed chairman of the IoD Fife Branch while Andy Doig, managing director at Arthurstone Management Limited has taken on the new chairmanship for IoD Tayside. Douglas Millar, the co-owner of Accelerating Business, a business consultancy in […]
  • JOINT STATEMENT FROM THE GROUP OF 6 – SCOTTISH BUSINESS GROUPS CALL FOR LEADERSHIP AND COLLABORATION FOLLOWING EU REFERENDUM OUTCOME (7/7/2016) - THURSDAY 7TH JULY 2016 JOINT STATEMENT FROM THE GROUP OF 6 SCOTTISH BUSINESS GROUPS CALL FOR LEADERSHIP AND COLLABORATION FOLLOWING EU REFERENDUM OUTCOME On Tuesday 5th July, Scottish business groups attended the First Minister’s EU Business Summit at Bute House. The 6 business groups included Scottish Chambers of Commerce, Federation of Small Businesses, Scottish Financial […]
  • Institute of Directors Scotland tees up deal for Gleneagles Leadership Conference (6/28/2016) - Press Release 28 June 2016 Institute of Directors Scotland tees up deal for Gleneagles Leadership Conference The Institute of Directors and The Gleneagles Hotel have agreed a deal which will see the IoD Annual Conference be held at the hotel for the next two years. The 2016 IoD Conference, which will be held on 3-4 […]
  • IoD Scotland responds to vote for Brexit (6/24/2016) - IoD Scotland responds to vote for Brexit (updated 1217hrs 24/06/16) Commenting on the outcome of the EU referendum, David Watt, Executive Director of the Institute of Directors in Scotland, said: “It is now crucial that the transition out of Europe is handled as smoothly as possible, and that stability is maintained in the meantime.  What […]
  • The Gathering Place for leaders in Scotland (5/23/2016) - IoD Scotland welcomes members to new flagship premises at 10 Charlotte Square IoD members from across the UK can now take advantage of a new flagship premises in Edinburgh at 10 Charlotte Square. Set only a few doors from the First Minister’s residence on the north side of the Square, the new premises signal a significant investment from the IoD in supporting business leaders in Scotland and across the UK.
  • Scotland’s best in business triumph at the Director of the Year Awards (3/30/2016) - Scotland’s best in business triumph at the Director of the Year Awards Press Release – 17 March 2016 Scotland’s best in business triumph at the Director of the Year Awards Alan Foy of Smart Metering Systems and Sara Speirs of Spectrum Service Solutions scoop top awards For the first time, female directors dominate the winners […]
  • Scotland’s top business leaders gear up for the IoD Director of the Year Awards (2/18/2016) - Press Release 15 February 2016 Scotland’s top business leaders gear up for the IoD Director of the Year Awards The crème de la crème of Scotland’s business leaders have been shortlisted for this year’s Director of the Year Awards, to be held at Glasgow’s Crowne Plaza Hotel on Thursday 17 March 2016. Announced today, a […]
  • Institute of Directors: “Scotland’s future success depends on a workable post-study work visa scheme” (2/16/2016) - Press Release: For immediate use 16 February 2016 Institute of Directors: “Scotland’s future success depends on a workable post-study work visa scheme” The Institute of Directors in Scotland welcomed the publication this week of the UK Parliament Select Committee on Scottish Affairs report on Post-study Work Schemes in Scotland. The Committee’s report found that “…current […]
  • IoD set to establish new flagship HQ and member hub in the Capital (2/4/2016) - Press Release 4th February 2016 IoD set to establish new flagship HQ and member hub in the Capital The Institute of Directors in Scotland has this week signed a 10-year lease on 2,951 sq.ft. of office accommodation at 10 Charlotte Square, part of the Charlotte Square Collection of properties, to form a new hub for […]
  • Susan Deacon Appointed Chair of Institute of Directors in Scotland (11/4/2015) - Press Release 04 November 2015 Susan Deacon appointed Chair of Institute of Directors in Scotland First female Chair of IoD Scotland highlights importance of leadership and enterprise Susan Deacon has today [Wednesday 04 November 2015] been named as the new Chair of the Institute of Directors in Scotland. She was appointed following an open and […]
  • Tax Relief on your IoD Membership (8/13/2015) - Did you know that you can claim tax relief on your membership subscription with the IoD? The Institute of Directors has been approved by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) for members to claim tax relief for their annual membership subscription fees. How do I claim? Save up to £240 per annum by claiming Tax Relief […]
  • *Offer Extended Until Further Notice* First Class Upgrade with ScotRail Ltd (3/10/2014) - Free upgrade to First Class on ScotRail Services* – Offer extended until further notice ScotRail and IoD Scotland are delighted to announce the extension of the existing first class upgrade benefit to members of the IoD in Scotland retaining all the existing conditions until further notice. The IoD’s longstanding relationship and support of rail services […]

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  • Institute of Directors Scotland – Response to First Minister’s speech (3/14/2017) - In response to the First Minister’s speech earlier today (13 March) David Watt, Executive Director of the Institute of Directors in Scotland, said: “Not many in the Scottish business community wanted Brexit, and equally, few want a renewed Independence Referendum, and the associated continuation of uncertainty which has had such an impact on the ability […]
  • The quickest route to certainty will be best for business (4/19/2017) -   In response to this morning’s snap general election announcement, David Watt, Executive Director of the Institute of Directors in Scotland, said: “In the next seven weeks, there will be a lot of issues to be discussed and addressed, and most crucial is to remember that a general election should be about more than one […]
  • Scotland’s business leaders line up for the IoD Director of the Year Awards (2/20/2017) - Press Release 20 February 2017 Scotland’s business leaders line up for the IoD Director of the Year Awards Scotland’s top crop of directors have been shortlisted for the Director of the Year Awards, celebrating individuals’ business achievements in 2016. A record number of nominations have been received for this year’s awards, which will be held […]
  • New Institute of Directors Edinburgh chair appointed (11/22/2016) - Julie Ashworth, an experienced executive director and chair of rapidly growing retail technology start-up Clear Returns, has been appointed the new chair of IoD Scotland’s Edinburgh branch. Julie has previously held retail director positions and executive advisory roles at retail giants such as The Spirit Group, IBM and Marks and Spencer plc. She brings extensive […]
  • Susan Deacon, Chair, IoD Scotland: “The ship of certainty has long since sailed – now is the time for leaders to get on with business.” (11/7/2016) - Gleneagles, 04 November 2016: Chair of the Institute of Directors, Professor Susan Deacon MIoD, this morning urged business leaders to step up to the plate during the greatest upheaval and uncertainty of recent times, and steer their companies and organisations through the unfolding climate of political and constitutional change. Delivering the opening address to the […]
  • Scottish ‘youth champion’ triumphs on a UK stage (10/24/2016) - Scottish ‘youth champion’ triumphs on a UK stage Louise Macdonald of Young Scot receives accolade at UK Director of the Year Awards Louise Macdonald OBE, Chief Executive of Young Scot, has scooped the UK ‘Not for Profit/Third Sector’ Director of the Year title at the annual IoD Director of the Year Awards, which took place […]
  • Scottish Directors on a National Stage (7/27/2016) - Scottish directors on a national stage • Five Directors join the UK Director of the Year Awards shortlist • Two leading Scots assume positions on IoD National Council Over eighty of the UK’s leading directors from across the country, including five from Scotland, have been shortlisted for the Institute of Directors’ annual Director of the […]
  • New Institute of Directors Chairs for Fife and Tayside (7/13/2016) - New Institute of Directors Chairs for Fife and Tayside Douglas Millar, business consultancy co-owner, director and trustee has been appointed chairman of the IoD Fife Branch while Andy Doig, managing director at Arthurstone Management Limited has taken on the new chairmanship for IoD Tayside. Douglas Millar, the co-owner of Accelerating Business, a business consultancy in […]
  • JOINT STATEMENT FROM THE GROUP OF 6 – SCOTTISH BUSINESS GROUPS CALL FOR LEADERSHIP AND COLLABORATION FOLLOWING EU REFERENDUM OUTCOME (7/7/2016) - THURSDAY 7TH JULY 2016 JOINT STATEMENT FROM THE GROUP OF 6 SCOTTISH BUSINESS GROUPS CALL FOR LEADERSHIP AND COLLABORATION FOLLOWING EU REFERENDUM OUTCOME On Tuesday 5th July, Scottish business groups attended the First Minister’s EU Business Summit at Bute House. The 6 business groups included Scottish Chambers of Commerce, Federation of Small Businesses, Scottish Financial […]
  • Institute of Directors Scotland tees up deal for Gleneagles Leadership Conference (6/28/2016) - Press Release 28 June 2016 Institute of Directors Scotland tees up deal for Gleneagles Leadership Conference The Institute of Directors and The Gleneagles Hotel have agreed a deal which will see the IoD Annual Conference be held at the hotel for the next two years. The 2016 IoD Conference, which will be held on 3-4 […]
  • IoD Scotland responds to vote for Brexit (6/24/2016) - IoD Scotland responds to vote for Brexit (updated 1217hrs 24/06/16) Commenting on the outcome of the EU referendum, David Watt, Executive Director of the Institute of Directors in Scotland, said: “It is now crucial that the transition out of Europe is handled as smoothly as possible, and that stability is maintained in the meantime.  What […]
  • Scotland’s top business leaders gear up for the IoD Director of the Year Awards (2/18/2016) - Press Release 15 February 2016 Scotland’s top business leaders gear up for the IoD Director of the Year Awards The crème de la crème of Scotland’s business leaders have been shortlisted for this year’s Director of the Year Awards, to be held at Glasgow’s Crowne Plaza Hotel on Thursday 17 March 2016. Announced today, a […]
  • Institute of Directors: “Scotland’s future success depends on a workable post-study work visa scheme” (2/16/2016) - Press Release: For immediate use 16 February 2016 Institute of Directors: “Scotland’s future success depends on a workable post-study work visa scheme” The Institute of Directors in Scotland welcomed the publication this week of the UK Parliament Select Committee on Scottish Affairs report on Post-study Work Schemes in Scotland. The Committee’s report found that “…current […]
  • IoD set to establish new flagship HQ and member hub in the Capital (2/4/2016) - Press Release 4th February 2016 IoD set to establish new flagship HQ and member hub in the Capital The Institute of Directors in Scotland has this week signed a 10-year lease on 2,951 sq.ft. of office accommodation at 10 Charlotte Square, part of the Charlotte Square Collection of properties, to form a new hub for […]
  • Susan Deacon Appointed Chair of Institute of Directors in Scotland (11/4/2015) - Press Release 04 November 2015 Susan Deacon appointed Chair of Institute of Directors in Scotland First female Chair of IoD Scotland highlights importance of leadership and enterprise Susan Deacon has today [Wednesday 04 November 2015] been named as the new Chair of the Institute of Directors in Scotland. She was appointed following an open and […]
  • Tax Relief on your IoD Membership (8/13/2015) - Did you know that you can claim tax relief on your membership subscription with the IoD? The Institute of Directors has been approved by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) for members to claim tax relief for their annual membership subscription fees. How do I claim? Save up to £240 per annum by claiming Tax Relief […]
  • Why Join? (6/2/2015) - All the reasons why you should be a member of the IoD! View our membership leaflet and learn more (PDF).
  • New Membership Offer for Officers Association Scotland (5/28/2015) - IoD Scotland is delighted to work with the Officers Association Scotland to offer their members a reduction in the first years membership fees The normal annual membership fee is £405 with an election fee of £220. In the case of ex-military personnel, the election fee has been waived, bringing the total payable down from £625 […]
  • Award Press Coverage (3/30/2015) - A round up of some of the press coverage from our sell out awards http://www.thenational.scot/business/edinburgh-airport-chief-named-scottish-director-of-the-year-by-iod.1487 http://www.aberdeenbusinessnews.co.uk/people-news/item/5615-entier-boss-named-aberdeen-grampian-director-of-the-year http://dailybusinessgroup.co.uk/2015/03/dewar-and-wayte-take-top-iod-honours/ http://www.thecourier.co.uk/business/news/christina-potter-and-paul-miller-recognised-in-iod-scotland-awards-1.856493 http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/business/business-news/top-awards-scotlands-high-flying-5406441 http://www.heraldscotland.com/business/people/edinburgh-airport-and-golden-charter-bosses-win-iod-prizes.121734201 View the full list of winners.
  • Award winners announced (3/26/2015) - The IoD Scotland Director of the Year Awards Ceremony acknowledged the very best of Scottish business and those who are leading them on Thursday 26 March at the Crowne Plaza in Glasgow. View the full list of winners.
  • David Watt interviewed by The Scotsman (4/21/2015) - David Watt interviewed by The Scotsman (13th April) with representatives from the four main political parties preparing for tonight’s economic debate on BBC2, David Watt awaits a discussion on the subjects that really matter to business – things like taxation, investment in infrastructure, and so forth. Read the full article here
  • Lady Barbara Judge CBE appointed as new IoD chair (2/17/2015) - Lady Barbara Judge CBE appointed as new IoD chair The Institute of Directors has today announced the appointment of Lady Barbara Judge CBE as its national chair. Lady Judge will become the first woman to hold the position when she takes up her role on 1st May 2015. Simon Walker, Director General of the IoD, […]
  • Poor health and safety could cost you (2/3/2015) - Act now and save your business money Since we last sent our free health and safety guide, Health Profits, we’ve helped Scottish businesses like yours comply with the law, lower sickness absence and reduce accidents. Not only that, they’ve also reported increased sales and productivity and a more motivated workforce. So don’t take risks, get […]
  • Devolution – delivering our promise (2/3/2015) - Devolution – delivering our promise The UK Government has published a command paper with draft clauses on further devolution for Scotland. We promised to provide draft legislation on new powers for the Scottish Parliament before the end of January and we have now published that legislation ahead of schedule. Read the command paper. This draft […]
  • Enhanced Holyrood powers must be aimed at economic growth (9/24/2014) - Enhanced Holyrood powers must be aimed at economic growth Scotland’s leading business, industry and employer organisations have today issued a joint statement urging the Scottish and UK governments to focus any new devolution settlement on driving economic growth. The statement – issued by the Federation of Small Businesses, Scottish Chambers of Commerce, Institute of Directors, […]
  • Chase de Vere in exclusive partnership with Institute of Directors in Scotland (9/24/2014) - Chase de Vere in exclusive partnership with Institute of Directors in Scotland  Chase de Vere, the national firm of Independent Financial Advisers, is pleased to announce an exclusive partnership with the Institute of Directors (IoD) in Scotland. This will be launched at the IoD Scotland Annual Conference on 31st October at the Fairmont in St […]
  • IoD Scotland Response to The Smith Commission (11/3/2014) - IoD Scotland Response to The Smith Commission Download our response to The Smith Commssion It is now clear that the people of Scotland have voted against independence and everyone must move on, working together to ensure continued growth in the nation’s prosperity. The key background to growth is stability and unity of purpose and this must […]
  • IoD Scotland Referendum ‘No’ result statement (3/14/2014) - IoD Scotland Referendum ‘No’ result statement Responding to the ‘No’ result in the Scottish Independence Referendum, the executive director of IoD Scotland, David Watt has pointed out that a new Scotland starts here.  We need to get together to focus on growth and the economy to deliver the prosperous country we all want. “Many will […]
  • Agreeing a post-independence currency union (9/24/2014) - Agreeing a post-independence currency union: Are there fiscal rules that Scotland can follow to satisfy UK concerns? Fiscal Affairs Scotland have published the above paper.
  • Permanent Secretary launches new cross sector training partnership (3/10/2014) - September 24, 2013. Scottish Government Permanent Secretary Sir Peter Housden launched a new programme to share cross-sector learning and best practice between Scotland’s private, public and third sector’s. The event was hosted by Tods Murray Each of the Partners, Association of Chief Officers of Scottish Voluntary Organisations (ACOSVO), Institute of Directors (IOD) and Scottish Business […]
  • Creating Cultures of Innovation (3/10/2014) - The Glasgow School of Art, the Institute of Directors Scotland and the University of Glasgow bring together internationally recognised expertise in design and management to provide businesses with a unique programme to transform in-house innovation capacity. The Creating Cultures of Innovation programme demonstrates the link between employee engagement and innovation to support sustainable economic growth in business. […]
  • Do you know someone who has the potential to be one of Scotland’s next generation of business leaders? (3/10/2014) -
  • Cars from Camargue – New Exclusive Scottish IoD Benefit for Members, their Companies and their Families (3/10/2014) - IoD Scotland receives exclusive member only discount car deals for purchasing, leasing and financing vehicles from Camargue Group, 40 year old vehicle supply specialist to UK member organisations including the Institute of Chartered Accountants Scotland (ICAS). Members, their companies and their families will be entitled to all the preferred supply terms of new and pre-owned […]

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