Charity founder and chef amongst winners at IoD awards

Winners at the IoD awards

Winners at the IoD awards

A charity founder and chef were amongst the winners at the recent Institute of Directors (Iod) South West awards.

Vashti Seth, director of the Bristol-based international development charity Deki was named IoD South West Third Sector Director of the Year.

Whilst Julie Moore, managing director of the food innovation company Green Gourmet, was named Director of the Year 2015.

Darren Ryemill, founder and CEO of Opus Recruitment Services, an IT recruitment company, was also a winner on the night – being named Young Director.

Neil Way, managing director of Bristol-based family-owned business Jeff Way, which installs commercial and domestic electrical systems, took the family Director title, and Chris Smith, managing director of Marshfield Bakery, in Bath, was named best Director of a small company.

The IoD Director Awards aim to celebrate achievements across the region, bring all parts of the enterprise community together and focus UK-wide attention on South West success.

They seek to highlight outstanding business people across both the public and private sectors.

IoD South West Chairman Richard Ayre comments: “The entries this year demonstrate the breadth of enterprise and innovation in the SW region.

“It was a tough field to choose from so all our finalists, whether they walked away with an award or not, should feel a real sense of achievement.”

IOD Chief economist James Sproule was the guest speaker and the event at Bordeaux Quay was sponsored by the Faculty of Business & Law at the University of the West of England and HSBC.

All the regional winners now go forward to the national finals which take place in London in the autumn.

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