Are you an outstanding entrepreneur? Businesses urged to enter south west awards

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Nick Sturge
Nick Sturge

Bristol businesses are being urged to enter one of the South West region’s top awards schemes recognising excellence and enterprise.

The Institute of Directors’ South West Director of the Year Awards 2017 seeks to recognise outstanding leaders and entrepreneurs and focus UK-wide attention on success in the region.

Award nominations are open to anyone working at director level in any type of business or organisation– they don’t have to be an IoD member.

Categories include: Family Business, Public Sector, Not for Profit/Third Sector, International, Corporate Responsibility, Young Director and Director.

A panel of experts will judge the entries and the winners will be announced at a dinner on May 25th at Ashton Gate Stadium, Bristol.

Last year’s winners included Simon Barbato, managing director Mr B and Friends; Mark Crutchley, Director of the Circadian Trust; Brady George, managing director of Almeda Facilities; James Piper,commercial director of ecosurety, and Andrew Robinson, Managing Director of Arc Energy Resources.

Brady George went on to win the national award for Leadership in Corporate Responsibility.

IoD South West chairman Nick Sturge, a winner in 2014 and Director of the enterprise hub Engine Shed, Bristol, said: “There are some exciting businesses in this region, from start ups to multi million pound turnover international players, many of whom don’t get the recognition they deserve.

“This year we really want to stretch the net wide and urge businessss who perhaps haven’t thought about entering before to give it a go. As a former winner, I can testify to the privilege of achieving one of these awards and the exposure it brings.”

South West winners are eligible to go forward to the UK Director Awards in London in the autumn. To enter visit

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