The black-tie awards dinner celebrated the achievements of the region’s most hardworking and innovative business leaders. From 150 directors that applied and/or nominated across 10 different categories, 50 were shortlisted and 10 were proudly announced as the London & South winners. The winners are automatically entered into the UK finals of the IoD Director of the Year Awards, providing them with additional exposure and profile on a national stage as the ‘best of the best’ in British businesses.
The evening was hosted by the journalist and broadcaster, Naga Munchetty and Roger Tilling, best known as The Voice of the University Challenge. Held at the iconic 116 Pall Mall, the evening was full of accolades and celebrations.
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The 2018 UK finals of the IoD Director of the Year Awards will take place at the Royal Horticultural Halls, London, on the 18 October. For further details visit www.iodawards.com.
See the full list of winners below:
DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR – NEW
Amy Golding , CEO, Opus Talent Solutions
DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR – PUBLIC/THIRD SECTOR
Benjamin Ackim , Managing Director, Sports City London
Raoul Pinnell , Chairman, Bromley Healthcare
DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR – GLOBAL
Danny Brooks , Managing Director, VHR (Virtual Human Resources Limited)
Robert MacMillan , CEO, HH Global Ltd
DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR – INNOVATION
Dr. Anil Kumar Ohri , Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Regent’s Park Healthcare
Stephen Gaffer , Technical Sales Director, Frontier Pitts Ltd
DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR – CSR
Dr. Shaun Davis , Global Director of Safety, Health, Wellbeing and Sustainability, Royal Mail
DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR – START-UP
Joy Foster , Founder & Managing Director, TechPixies
Jamie Gray , Founder, Buddy Burst
DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR – INCLUSIVITY
Sally Austin , Group HR Director, Costain Group plc
DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR – FAMILY BUSINESS
Amalia Brightley-Gillott , Managing Director, Family Business Place
DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR – SME
Luke Quilter , CEO, Sleeping Giant Media
CHAIRMAN’S AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN DIRECTOR & BOARD PRACTICE
Mark Lumsdon-Taylor , Group Chief Executive Officer & Deputy Principal, Hadlow Group