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The Institute of Directors Isle of Man (IoD) are inviting nominations and entries for the 2023 Isle of Man Director of the Year Awards, sponsored by Lloyds Bank International.

The prestigious awards recognise the broad spectrum of leadership talent, success, and achievement in the Isle of Man. The awards are free to enter and are open to any directors based in the Island, even if they are not currently linked to the IoD in any way.

IoD Isle of Man Chair, Jennifer Houghton, said:

‘The awards are a celebration of leadership and success across our business and third sector communities. They also recognise good governance and other attributes such as accountability and ability to inspire a team.  The 2022 awards proved to be our most successful to date, both in terms of the quality and quantity of the submissions and in the demand to attend the gala awards evening.’

The 2023 awards feature eight categories in which local directors can be recognised:

  • Large Businesses (annual turnover > £10m)
  • SME (annual turnover < £10m)
  • Start-up (operating < 3 years)
  • Young Director (director < 3 years)
  • Non-Executive Director
  • Sustainability
  • Third Sectors
  • Family business

Matt Beresford, Island Director (Isle of Man), Lloyds Bank International said:

‘Lloyds Bank International is proud to be the gold sponsor for the ‘Isle of Man Director of the Year Awards 2023’.  The Island is fortunate enough to have a wide breadth of quality directors within its business community and we are delighted to support IoD Isle of Man in recognising them and their achievements across 2023.’

In addition to their gold sponsorship, Lloyds Bank International is also sponsoring the award for Sustainability.

Matt Beresford continued:

‘Sustainability is an important focus for Lloyds Bank International, both in reducing our own carbon footprint and in delivering future environmental prosperity for the Island and its communities. We are therefore delighted to sponsor the ‘Sustainability’ category that recognises directors that display strong ethical, socially responsible or green business values in the Isle of Man.’

Candidates may either be nominated or can submit an entry on their own behalf. The deadline for completed entries is midnight on 14 July 2023.

Full details on the criteria for each category and submitting an entry or nomination can be found at https://directoroftheyear.awardsplatform.com/ or by contacting Rachel McKenna, Executive Officer, IoD Isle of Man at rachel.mckenna@iod.com

The award winners will be announced at a special gala dinner being hosted by IoD Isle of Man at The Comis Hotel, Mount Murray, on Friday 6th October 2023.


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