Norfolk business leaders urged to enter IoD East of England Director of the Year Awards 2020

The awards showcase business talent and contribution to the community and business leaders across Norfolk are being urged to enter one of the region’s most prestigious business awards.
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Entries are now open for the Institute of Directors (IoD) East of England Director of the Year Awards 2020.

A celebration of success and leadership talent, the IoD awards offer the business community a chance to acknowledge the excellence and professionalism we have here in the Enterprising East.

The annual event is a showcase for business excellence and the significant contributions made by business leaders to the region’s social and economic prosperity.

The IoD Awards are free to enter and are open to all directors or equivalent level, executive and non-executive, whether or not they are IoD members. Norfolk business leaders can submit their own entry online or nominate someone else they believe is making a significant difference. The deadline for entries is Friday 27 March.

Those shortlisted for the final will be invited to attend an awards lunch on Friday 12 June 2020 at the Bedford Lodge Hotel in Newmarket alongside many of the region’s leading business people.

Chosen by their peers

Simone Robinson, regional director IoD East of England said: “The IoD East Awards are a unique opportunity for Norfolk directors to celebrate their achievements as business leaders with their peers.

“Whether you enter, or are nominated, the IoD Awards recognise every aspect of business, from leadership and innovation to corporate social responsibility.

“Entry is free of charge via a dedicated online platform, so we urge Norfolk directors to take part and fly the flag for this amazing and commercially diverse region.”

In last years’ awards, Norfolk director Kane Halsey, founder and CEO of Norwich-based technology company Pickr beat of competition from across the East of England to win the Start-up Director of the Year Award.

Kane said: “To receive this level of recognition from a prestigious body like the IOD is a huge validation of Pickr’s journey so far! It’s been a huge honour to share the IOD shortlist with so many other amazing directors. I’m very proud to be part of a group of businesses thriving in the East.” 

Patrick Peal, Chief Executive of East Anglia Air Ambulance won the Third Sector award category, while Judeline Nicholas was highly-commended for Inclusive Director of the Year.

The IoD East of England Director of the Year Awards 2020 are sponsored by Rickard Luckin Chartered Accountants and Tax Advisers, Direct Solutions and Focus 7 International. An online entry form and nomination form can be found at this link:

Pictured: Norfolk’s 2019 IoD award winners (left to right) Kane Halsey, Patrick Peal and Judeline Nicholas

Photo: RMG Photography

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