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IoD NI Chairman: “Still more questions than answers in Boris’ deal”

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The current Brexit deal still has more questions than answers for local businesses, the Chairman of leading business organisation Institute of Directors Northern Ireland has said. Gordon Milligan was addressing more than 140 delegates at a major lunch event organised by the business body in Belfast. He said: “The current deal agreed by Boris Johnson,…

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No use wishing away ‘no deal’ Brexit

By Kirsty McManus, National Director, Institute of Directors (IoD) Northern Ireland It is said that a week is a long time in politics – but judging by the relentless daily developments in Brexit, it seems that each day has enough activity to fill even the longest week. In one of several breaking developments yesterday, the…

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IoD highlights ‘grave concerns’ of no deal Brexit

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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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Northern Ireland business leaders shortlisted for national awards

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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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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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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Young directors vital to ensure businesses thrive well into the future

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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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Limited time remains for leaders to enter IoD Director of the Year Awards

Business leaders have until 1st February to enter this year’s Institute of Directors (IoD) Northern Ireland Director of the Year Awards. The awards, sponsored by First Trust Bank seek, to honour the best performing directors in the private, public and third sectors across the region, with category winners then considered for the UK-wide Director of…

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