Posts Tagged ‘IoD NI’

Young Leaders to find ‘competitive edge’ at IoD conference

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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Invest in yourself and your business reaps the reward

IOD NI Director

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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William Barnett honoured at IoD Director of the Year Awards

WILLIAM BARNETT HONOURED AT IoD DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR AWARDS

The Managing Director of one of Northern Ireland’s oldest and best-known companies has been honoured at the annual Institute of Directors Northern Ireland (IoD NI) Director of the Year Awards. William Barnett, who represents the fourth generation of his family to lead W&R Barnett, was presented with the Chairman’s Award for Excellence in Director and…

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Forget the perfect timing and capatlise on city of opportunity

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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IoD reveals Director of the Year Awards finalists

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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Northern Ireland well placed to capitalise on digital distruption

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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Sarah proves to be ‘pitch perfect’ at IoD Women’s Leadership Conference

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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Politicians must not allow Northern Ireland to ‘sleep walk into no deal Brexit’, IoD NI Chairman tells Annual Dinner

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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Young directors vital to ensure businesses thrive well into the future

Kirsty McManus, IoD

By Kirsty McManus, National Director, Institute of Directors (IoD) Northern Ireland We often talk about the need to increase diversity on our boards as a means to create improved corporate governance and better businesses. This discussion can be dominated by a call to increase representation from women and those from ethnic minority backgrounds – each…

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Breaking the mould to attract diverse workforce

Kirsty McManus, IoD

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…

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