After our name cropped up four times at The Drums Independent Agencies Census event last week, plus shortlist positions in the Employee Benefit Awards and the Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year Award for our CEO Dean, you can only imagine our delight to find out that our name has cropped up in another awards shortlist this week.
We received the news on Friday that our CEO, Dean, has been named as a finalist in The Institute of Director Awards, as the IoD Yorkshire & North East Director of the Year!
Open to Directors right across the business spectrum, the prestigious Director of the Year Awards – which is led by the Institute of Directors – gathers a selection of Directors who have shown innovation and leadership from around the UK. The finalists in each regional event have been through a comprehensive judging process, and been named the best in their field.
Other short listers include Herwig Vennekens – MD of confectionary giant Haribo UK.
Speaking about his newest accolade, Dean said, “I’m absolutely thrilled to have been recognised by the Institute of Directors, especially against some of the biggest names in the world of Directors – it’s a real honour!”
Chairman of the judging panel Richard Tuplin, who is sales and operations director of Jelf Insurance Partnership, said: “This is a very strong shortlist and it was a tough job for the judges to choose from a high standard of nominations.”
The awards will be handed out at the event on 11th June, with the winners going forward to the national awards later in the year. Good luck Dean!