Posts Tagged ‘Institute of Directors Northern Ireland’

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…

Read on

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…

Read on

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…

Read on

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…

Read on

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…

Read on

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…

Read on

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…

Read on

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…

Read on

Long week ahead as pivotal Brexit vote looms

Non-executives play a crucial role in providing a creative contribution to boards by providing independent oversight and constructive challenges to the executive directors.

By Kirsty McManus, National Director, Institute of Directors (IoD) Northern Ireland It is said that a week is a long time in politics and that being the case, the next seven days will surely prove to be among the longest on record. With the so-called meaningful vote on the draft withdrawal agreement set to take…

Read on

IoD Women’s Leadership Conference to help leaders find winning edge

IoD WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE TO HELP LEADERS FIND WINNING EDGE

Business leaders will be inspired to aim for the ‘Winning Edge’ at the Institute of Directors Northern Ireland (IoD NI) Women’s Leadership Conference 2019. The leading business organisation has announced Riverdance co-founder Dr Moya Doherty as keynote speaker at the event, sponsored by Herbert Smith Freehills, which will take place at Titanic Belfast on 8th…

Read on