By Kirsty McManus, National Director, Institute of Directors (IoD) Northern Ireland The recent COP26 summit has placed the climate crisis in the spotlight, drawing attention to the severity of the situation along with the action that is needed to effectively combat it. Business leaders, both globally and locally, have undoubtedly been made more aware of…

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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 Northern Ireland Business Alliance has welcomed a commitment by the Northern Ireland Executive to set up an independent Infrastructure Commission that will drive forward the region’s post-COVID recovery. The commitment was revealed in the Executive’s action strategy to stimulate the economy through green growth included in its consolidated COVID-19 recovery plan ‘Building Forward’. It…

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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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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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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…

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