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By Kirsty McManus, National Director, Institute of Directors (IoD) Northern Ireland More often than not in Northern Ireland, our tendency is to downplay our achievements, not wanting to appear boastful or to flaunt success. Modesty is of course a good thing but in this part of the world, we have so much to celebrate. When…

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Director of the Year Awards 2021

The Institute of Directors Northern Ireland in partnership with AIB has launched its annual search for Northern Ireland’s highest achieving business leaders. The Director of the Year Awards 2021 will include a brand new Agility and Resilience category designed to recognise the achievements of business leaders as they responded to a year of adversity in…

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Let’s learn from others to shape infrastructure commission

By Kirsty McManus, National Director, Institute of Directors (IoD) Northern Ireland The recent commitment by the Northern Ireland Executive to establish an independent infrastructure commission was a crucial first step in delivering a new project planning regime that will catapult this region into the 21st century. The commission that will help drive Northern Ireland’s recovery…

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The Institute of Directors Northern Ireland (IoD NI) has awarded 22 new Fellowships to leading figures drawn from across business and wider society. Among the new Fellows are some of Northern Ireland’s most well recognised leaders, including Sir Michael Ryan CBE, Kevin Kingston, Janet McCollum CBE and William Barnett CBE and John Hansen. It brings…

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By Kirsty McManus, National Director, Institute of Directors (IoD) Northern Ireland Ask any business leader about what they consider to be their greatest barrier to growth, and you will receive a myriad of responses, but many will be repeated time and time again – among them, infrastructure, or should I say a lack of it?…

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Skills strategy

By Kirsty McManus, National Director, Institute of Directors (IoD) Northern Ireland Last week, Economy Minister Diane Dodds launched a new skills strategy designed to create better jobs and more of them. Part of her 10X Economic Vision for Northern Ireland, the Minister set out her plans to make the region “one of the world’s elite…

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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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