Hydraulics Online co-founder, Helen Tonks, recognised amongst an impressive list of regional directors who are leading the way for businesses across the North West.
Ever since its formation in 1903, the Institute of Directors (IoD) has been at the forefront of British business. The Royal Charter, received just three years later in 1906, charged the IoD with promoting free enterprise, lobbying government on behalf of its members and setting standards for corporate governance in the UK.
The IoD is known for always speaking its mind, sometimes saying things political leaders do not want to hear or challenging leading companies or businesspeople whose actions may be damaging the reputation of UK entrepreneurialism. Over the years, the IoD has hosted prime ministers, presidents and royals – always demonstrating that it has the best interests of British business in mind.
A Royal Charter
Royal Charters are reserved for bodies that work in the interests of the public and represent pre-eminence, stability and permanence in their field. The Royal Charter remains at the forefront of everything that the IoD does, with its mission and responsibility having four key drivers:
- Better Directors | to promote, for the public benefit, high levels of skill, knowledge, professional competence and integrity on the part of directors and equivalent office holders of companies and other organisations;
- Better Economy | to represent the interests of IoD members and the business community, to government and all opinion-formers. To encourage and foster a climate favourable to entrepreneurial activity and wealth creation;
- Better Business | to promote the study, research and development of the law and practice of corporate governance, and to share findings;
- Better Services | to advance the interests of members of the institute, and to provide facilities, services and benefits for them.
Celebrating Inspirational Leadership
The annual North West and Isle of Man Director of the Year Awards are now in their 16th year. Once again, they will celebrate the most dynamic, entrepreneurial and inspiring individuals who help to make the North West and Isle of Man a great place to live and work. The esteemed awards profile the outstanding individuals who are leading the way not only here in the region, but also nationally and on the international stage.
Claire Ebrey, Regional Director for the North West, explained:
These awards are a true celebration of leadership talent, success and achievement and we have been astounded at the quality of entrants this year, with such a great cross-section of our amazing business community receiving a nomination.
The IoD in the North West is proud to shout about the incredible range of talent that we are fortunate to benefit from here. These awards are a real testimony to the hard work and commitment that our business leaders have invested in growing the regional economy. We look forward to welcoming all our shortlisted nominees to the awards ceremony in May and wish them all the very best of luck.
The final is set to take place at The Hilton Deansgate, Manchester on 21 September 2020, with all category winners then proceeding to compete at the national London finals in October.
Find out more about the Institute of Directors here.