IoD Northern Ireland

Lighthouse Communications client IoD Northern Ireland supports business leaders through access to information, advice, peer networks and learning opportunities.  With over 950 members in Northern Ireland, the Institute of Directors is made up of business leaders from the private, public and third sectors.  Partnering with the Institute of Directors Northern Ireland, Lighthouse Communications delivers public relations, media relations and corporate video support to the organisation and its IoD Academy NI education arm.

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Latest IoD Northern Ireland news

Breaking the mould to attract diverse workforce

Breaking the mould to attract diverse workforce

7th January 2019

Ongoing skills shortages, not just in Northern Ireland, but across the United Kingdom, are consistently among the main issues cited to us by members as their most pressing business challenges. The extent to which these shortages could be addressed by ensuring organisations are equally attractive to both genders is also a major topic of conversation…

New members elected to IoD committee

New members elected to IoD NI committee

11th December 2018

The Institute of Directors Northern Ireland (IoD NI) has elected four new members, drawn from across the private and public sectors, to its Northern Ireland committee. Joining the committee are Paul Stapleton, Managing Director, NIE Networks; Barry Byrne, Managing Director, Mount Charles; Natasha Sayee, Senior Lead Public Affairs Specialist, System Operator for Northern Ireland, and…

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Long week ahead as pivotal Brexit vote looms

4th December 2018

By Kirsty McManus, National Director, Institute of Directors (IoD) Northern Ireland It is said that a week is a long time in politics and that being the case, the next seven days will surely prove to be among the longest on record. With the so-called meaningful vote on the draft withdrawal agreement set to take…

IoD WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE TO HELP LEADERS FIND WINNING EDGE

IoD Women’s Leadership Conference to help leaders find winning edge

21st November 2018

Business leaders will be inspired to aim for the ‘Winning Edge’ at the Institute of Directors Northern Ireland (IoD NI) Women’s Leadership Conference 2019. The leading business organisation has announced Riverdance co-founder Dr Moya Doherty as keynote speaker at the event, sponsored by Herbert Smith Freehills, which will take place at Titanic Belfast on 8th…

Responding to the publication of the draft withdrawal agreement, the national business organisations represented in Northern Ireland CBI NI, FSB NI, IoD NI and NI Chamber of Commerce have made a joint statement:

NI business bodies issue joint statement on withdrawal agreement

16th November 2018

Responding to the publication of the draft withdrawal agreement, the national business organisations represented in Northern Ireland CBI NI, FSB NI, IoD NI and NI Chamber of Commerce have made a joint statement: “The draft withdrawal agreement is a welcome step forward which provides some much needed clarity that local businesses have been calling for.…

Search begins for Northern Ireland’s top directors

14th November 2018

The Institute of Directors (IoD) has launched its annual search for Northern Ireland’s most outstanding business leaders. Entries and nominations open this Friday, 16th November for the prestigious IoD NI Director of the Year Awards 2019, sponsored by First Trust Bank. The awards seek to honour the best performing directors in the private, public and…

Invest in leaders to build better businesses and a better economy, IoD NI Leadership Lunch hears

5th November 2018

Investing in management and leadership training will build “better leaders, better businesses and a better economy” the Institute of Directors (IoD) Northern Ireland Leadership Lunch has heard. The event held at Belfast City Hall, which brought together business leaders from organisations across Northern Ireland and experts from the fields of productivity and skills, provided the…

Breaking the mould to attract diverse workforce

Withdrawal agreement vital to allow real Brexit discussions to begin

30th October 2018

Last week, the latest tranche of government advisory notes on the implications of a ‘no deal’ Brexit were released by HMRC covering a broad range of considerations from the trading of goods to and from the EU to the effects on tour operators and haulage companies. The publication of the guidance, as the government is…

Northern Ireland achieves double success at IoD Director of the Year Awards

24th October 2018

Two business leaders from Northern Ireland were among the winners at the Institute of Directors (IoD) Director of the Year Awards. Denis Lynn, Chairman of Lynn’s Country Foods – Finnebrogue Artisan was named Director of the Year for Innovation while Northern Ireland’s Chief Fire and Rescue Officer Gary Thompson won Director of the Year for…