NBS sponsors the Young Director Award at the IoD’s East Midlands Director of the Year Awards

NBS sponsors the Young Director Award at the IoD’s East Midlands Director of the Year Awards Since 2014, NBS has sponsored the East Midlands region of the Institute of Directors (IoD).

Nottingham Business School has sponsored the Young Director Award at the Institute of Directors' (IoD) East Midlands Director of the Year Awards Since 2014. We also sponsor the East Midlands region of the Institute of Directors (IoD), which means that the School has opportunities to attend their topical events and engage with leading local businesses. In June, the School also sponsored one of the categories in the 2015 East Midlands Director of the Year Awards, which celebrates the hard work and enterprise of regional business leaders.

Fourteen East Midlands directors from Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire and Nottinghamshire were named as leaders in their business fields at the IoD's East Midlands Director of the Year Awards 2015 held at the Nottingham Conference Centre.

Heading the awards were four category winners from:

  • Lincolnshire
  • two from Derbyshire
  • one each from Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire.

Karl Hick, Chief Executive Officer of Larkfleet Group construction company, based in Bourne Lincolnshire, was named overall East Midlands Director of the Year and also won the Large Company category.

Our congratulations go to the School's Entrepreneur in Residence (and alumnus) Daniel Hill, Managing Director of PPN, who was highly commended in the Young Director category.

Ron Lynch, IoD East Midlands Regional Director, said: "Our congratulations go to the winners who have come through a very strong field of company directors. All our finalists have demonstrated excellence in leadership. But they also have the personal qualities and business acumen that will help deliver growth in the regional and national economy."

List of winners and Highly Commended - by category

  • Director of the Year and Large Company: Karl Hick, Chief Executive Officer of Larkfleet Group, Bourne, Lincolnshire
  • Young Director: Jon Valentine, Chief Executive of Impero Software, Nottingham
  • H/C Ian Morris, Group Commercial Director of EHL Marketing, Leicester
  • H/C Daniel Hill, Managing Director of PPN, Nottingham
  • SME-Small Company: Sarah Stevenson, Managing Director of Astute Recruitment, Derby
  • H/C Barry Tong, Managing Director Stephensons On-line, Northamptonshire
  • H/C Iwona Lebiedowicz, Managing Director of PAB Translations, Boston, Lincolnshire
  • SME-Medium Company: Andy Leask, Chairman of Rodgers Leask, Derby
  • Mid Market Business Award: Alan Hawkins, Chief Executive Officer of Turbine Efficiency, Lincoln
  • H/C Malcolm Prentice, Group Chief Executive of Garrandale, Derby
  • H/C Robert Willey, Managing Director of Househam Sprayes, Lincoln
  • Family Business: Sean Ramsden, Chief Executive, Ramsden International, Grimsby
  • International: Sean Ramsden
  • Public/ Third Sector: Stephen Smith, CEO of EMB Ltd of Derby and Leicester
  • H/C Simon Gray, CEO, Nottingham Means Business

NBS sponsors the Young Director Award at the IoD’s East Midlands Director of the Year Awards

Published on 29 June 2015
  • Category: Nottingham Business School

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