IoD NI launches Women's Leadership Conference

The Institute of Directors has rolled out the red carpet to invite business leaders to its 2020 Women’s Leadership Conference. The leading business organisation will once again bring together a community of inspiring and innovative leaders for the event, sponsored by Herbert Smith Freehills, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Belfast on 6th March 2020. An…

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The Institute of Directors Northern Ireland (IoD NI) has warned of “grave concerns” over the possibility of a ‘no deal’ Brexit. It followed a roundatable dicussion with newly-appointed Northern Ireland Minster of State Nick Hurd, hosted by the leading business organisation at its Riddel Hall headquarters in Belfast. Following the meeting, Gordon Milligan, Chairman, IoD…

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Business leaders from across Northern Ireland have been named in the shortlist of the UK-wide Institute of Directors (IoD) Director of the Year Awards. The directors were among category winners at the recent IoD Northern Ireland Director of the Year Awards, sponsored by First Trust Bank.

Business leaders from across Northern Ireland have been named in the shortlist of the UK-wide Institute of Directors (IoD) Director of the Year Awards. The leaders, each of whom were among category winners at the recent IoD Northern Ireland Director of the Year Awards, sponsored by First Trust Bank, will be up for national accolades…

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IoD Young Directors Conference launch

Young business leaders are being invited to find their ‘competitive edge’ at the Institute of Directors (IoD) Northern Ireland Young Directors Conference. Former Coronation Street actress Julia Goodman – now a personal performance and communications coach – will be keynote speaker at the event, sponsored by Barclays. More than 150 delegates, representing organisations from across…

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By Kirsty McManus, National Director, Institute of Directors (IoD) Northern Ireland It goes without saying that building a new business or leading an established organisation requires a tremendous amount of skill, much of which comes naturally to those in leadership positions. For that reason, many senior directors fulfil their roles without having ever received any…

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By Kirsty McManus, National Director, Institute of Directors (IoD) Northern Ireland There’s no doubt about it – being in business can be tough. What I mean is, financial success does not come easily – or necessarily at the first attempt – but is the result of countless hours of hard work and a determination by…

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The Institute of Directors (IoD) has revealed the finalists for the Northern Ireland Director of the Year Awards, with a shortlist that features business leaders from across all sectors in the region. Winners of the prestigious awards, sponsored by First Trust Bank, will be announced at a gala ceremony in The Merchant Hotel, Belfast next…

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By Kirsty McManus, National Director, Institute of Directors (IoD) Northern Ireland The Northern Ireland economy has long been synonymous for innovation and being a place to grow world-class businesses, whether it be in manufacturing, engineering or pharmaceuticals. However, the strength of an economy is based, not just on its tradition and heritage, but on its…

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ARAH PROVES TO BE ‘PITCH PERFECT’ AT IoD WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE

An Armagh inventor has been awarded a £4,000 funding boost after proving to be ‘pitch perfect’ at the IoD NI Women’s Leadership Conference. Sarah McAnallen is the creator of Ezi-Sock, a device that makes putting on socks easier for people with reduced mobility. Delegates at the conference, which attracted around 450 business leaders to Titanic…

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Pictured at the Institute of Directors Northern Ireland (IoD NI) Annual Dinner held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Belfast, from left: Dale Guest, Director Corporate Banking Northern Ireland at main sponsor Bank of Ireland UK, Gordon Milligan, IoD NI Chairman, guest speaker Martin McCourt, Chairman of Glen Dimplex and Catriona Gibson, Managing Partner of associate sponsor Arthur Cox. The event, which was attended by more than 400 guests heard a warning that Northern Ireland should not be allowed to ‘sleep walk into a no deal Brexit’, as the clock runs down on negotiations.

Politicians risk allowing Northern Ireland to “sleep walk into a no deal Brexit”, by running down the clock on negotiations, the Chairman of the Institute of Directors in the region has said. Speaking at the organisation’s Annual Dinner, Gordon Milligan said Westminster MPs had shown a “dereliction of duty” by failing to find agreement with…

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