Green Recovery Forum

The UK’s Net Zero Business Champion is to join the Institute of Directors Northern Ireland (IoD NI) to launch a new platform that will support local businesses to harness the opportunities presented by the green economy. The Green Recovery Forum, in association with NIE Networks, will hear from Andrew Griffith MP, during a live webinar…

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Green recovery

By Kirsty McManus, National Director, Institute of Directors (IoD) Northern Ireland The world has been approaching a climate crossroads for some years and as leading scientists and naturalists issue increasingly impassioned warnings on the future health of our planet, it appears we may soon (without action) reach the point of no return. There are difficult…

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Corporate Governance

By Kirsty McManus, National Director, Institute of Directors (IoD) Northern Ireland “Good business, well done, is a force for good in society”. Those are the words of Sir James Wates as he reflected on his set of corporate governance principles that he said would ultimately help companies improve the way they do business. Known as…

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Rachael Coulter

A software engineer turned ardent entrepreneur has won the Pitch Perfect competition, at the IoD Northern Ireland (IoD NI) Women’s Leadership Conference, securing £4,000 in funding for her start-up business. Rachael Coulter is CEO and founder of Stable Manager, a digital platform connecting horse owners with service providers offering the perfect technical solution for horse…

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Gender

According to a recent report, the number of women on the boards of leading UK companies has increased by 50% in the past five years to 1,026. The data was contained in the final report of the Hampton-Alexander Review, a government backed initiative to increase the representation of women in leadership and in the boardroom.…

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Gordon Milligan

Leading business body The Institute of Directors Northern Ireland (IoD NI) has reappointed Gordon Milligan as its Chairman for up to another three years. The reappointment of Gordon, who is Deputy Chief Executive of Translink, has been made as the organisation and the wider business community continues to deal with the impact of Brexit and…

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By Kirsty McManus, National Director, Institute of Directors (IoD) Northern Ireland It’s often said that adversity doesn’t build character, it reveals it. Each one of us, no matter our background or circumstances has had to deal with some level of adversity at some point in our lives. This is especially true at the present time…

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Iconic environmental activist and consumer advocate Erin Brockovich has been revealed as a guest speaker at this year’s IoD Women’s Leadership Conference. Known for “fighting hard and winning big”, Erin will join the leading business organisation for its virtual Women’s Leadership Conference sponsored by Herbert Smith Freehills, taking place in March. Erin, whose story became…

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