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…

Read on

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…

Read on

By Kirsty McManus, National Director, Institute of Directors (IoD) Northern Ireland The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has dominated headlines for months, and rightly so, and as thoughts turn to how we will recover, a swell of opinion is building around the notion that this will be boosted by focusing on building a ‘green economy’.…

Read on

The government’s chief adviser on climate change has called on politicians to unite in their support of key infrastructure projects as part of the UK’s efforts to reduce carbon emissions. Chris Stark, CEO of the Committee on Climate Change was addressing a webinar of business leaders organised by the Institute of Directors and SONI, the…

Read on

The Institute of Directors (IoD) has revealed the finalists for the Northern Ireland Director of the Year Awards in partnership with AIB, with a list that comprises some of the best performing leaders in the region. The awards, this year marking their 10th anniversary, celebrate excellence across the public, third, and private sectors with judges…

Read on

The UK Small Business Commissioner will be among the guests of a major Northern Ireland business webinar this week. Hosted by the Institute of Directors Northern Ireland (IoD NI), Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and business advisory firm EY, hundreds of participants are expected for the Access to Finance webinar taking place this…

Read on

By Kirsty McManus, National Director, Institute of Directors (IoD) Northern Ireland It seems with every passing day currently, there is yet another ‘unprecedented’ development as our world keeps changing in a bid to cope with all that the coronavirus pandemic can throw at us. The most important message is that we will get through this…

Read on

The Government’s commitment to subsidise the salaries of workers at risk of redundancy by up to 80 per cent is a “huge measure that could save hundreds of thousands of jobs across Northern Ireland,” the Institute of Directors has said. The leading business organisation’s National Director in Northern Ireland Kirsty McManus said: “The Chancellor described…

Read on