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IoD NI welcomes ‘New Decade, New Approach’ deal

Responding to the publication of the ‘New Decade, New Approach’ deal, Kirsty McManus, National Director, Institute of Directors Northern Ireland (IoD NI) said: “The ‘New Decade, New Approach’ deal is to be welcomed, filled with ambition that, if fulfilled, can deliver real improvements for the people and businesses of Northern Ireland. “We would therefore urge…

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Why reserving a seat for HR at boardroom table could prove vital

By Kirsty McManus, National Director, Institute of Directors (IoD) Northern Ireland Ask any businessperson what their biggest challenge is, and skills will undoubtedly be close to the top of their agenda. In fact, restricted access to skills and labour shortages, are consistently among the most common concerns raised to us by our members. It could…

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Institute of Directors leading the way to 2020 Women’s Leadership Conference

IoD NI launches Women's Leadership Conference

The Institute of Directors has rolled out the red carpet to invite business leaders to its 2020 Women’s Leadership Conference. The leading business organisation will once again bring together a community of inspiring and innovative leaders for the event, sponsored by Herbert Smith Freehills, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Belfast on 6th March 2020. An…

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Institute of Directors launches 2020 professional development programme

Leading business organisation the Institute of Directors Northern Ireland (IoD NI) has launched its new professional development programme for 2020. Courses are delivered by the IoD Academy, which provides training across a broad range of corporate disciplines and aims to raise standards of excellence among Northern Ireland’s business leaders. The launch of dates for the…

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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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IoD invites businesses to meet the Brexit experts at free lunch

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The Institute of Directors Northern Ireland (IoD NI) is inviting businesses to Meet the Experts at a free lunch later this month, as it seeks to help businesses prepare for the UK’s departure from the EU. The event at the Hilton Hotel, Belfast on Friday 25th October from 12 noon forms part of the IoD’s…

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IoD launches major free advice service to help businesses get ‘Brexit ready’

Frankie Devlin, Gordon Milligan and Jennifer Upton.

Leading business organisation Institute of Directors Northern Ireland (IoD NI) has launched a major new Brexit advice service, offering firms a wealth of free guidance on an unprecedented scale. The Brexit Ready NI initiative, open to members and non-members, will run throughout October featuring webinars and workshops across Northern Ireland, while companies can also avail…

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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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Invest in yourself and your business reaps the reward

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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


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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