IoD Scotland Director of the Year revealed

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The Institute of Directors (IoD) Scotland has unveiled the winners of its Director of the Year Awards 2021.

Among them was Duncan MacLean, Managing Director of Candle Shack, who won the title of Director of the Year – Large Enterprises, after being recognized for his agile leadership which enabled the company to thrive during the pandemic, expanding markets to the UK and Europe.

Simon Poole, Managing Director of Jerba Campervans, also won the Director of the Year award – Small and Medium Business, for championing high levels of employee well-being, including overseeing the company by being the # 1 company British automobile to achieve the Bargain Charter. and register for the Fair Tax Mark.

This year, a new award was presented to honor the commitment and drive shown by leaders during the pandemic. The first Agility and Resilience Director of the Year was won by Lynn Laughland, Managing Director of HRM Home Care Services, who went to great lengths to scale up critical care services, providing frontline support. to the most vulnerable.

Four discretionary prizes were also awarded, including the IoD Scotland Chair’s Award given to Vivienne MacLaren. In her role as President of Scottish Women’s Football, she was seen as having transformed the organization.

Louise Macdonald, National Director of the Institute of Directors in Scotland, said: “Executives have faced two incredibly difficult years in businesses and cross-sector organizations across the country, with many being forced to pivot their operations and to move from prosperity to survival and back to prosperous.

“The awards honor the resilience and tenacity of these directors, celebrating the leaders who continue to move the Scottish economy and communities forward with passion and determination despite the most extraordinary of conditions.”

The full list of individual winners includes:

Award Category

Winner (and highly recommended)

Situated at

IoD Scotland Director of the Year – Big business

  • Duncan MacLean, the candlelit cabin

IoD Scotland Director of the Year – Small and medium enterprises

  • Simon Poole, Jerba Motorhomes

IoD Scotland Director of the Year – International

  • Neale Campbell, Liquid Gas Equipment (as Babcock LGE)

IoD Scotland Director of the Year – Agility & Resilience

  • Lynn Laughland, HRM Home Care Services
  • Strongly recommended : Shelley Booth, Shelley Booth. The Feel Look Be formula

IoD Scotland Director of the Year – Family affair

  • Michael Longstaffe, Smith Anderson Group

IoD Scotland Director of the Year – Third sector

  • Alastair Davis, Social Investment Scotland
  • Strongly recommended: Jane-Claire Judson, Chest, Heart & Stroke Scotland

IoD Scotland Director of the Year – Public sector

  • Dr John Scally, previously National Library of Scotland

IoD Scotland Director of the Year – Young

  • Kathryn Strachan, house of copy
  • Strongly recommended: Lindsay Fyffe-Jardine, Edinburgh Dog & Cat House

IoD Scotland Director of the Year – Equality, diversity and inclusion

  • Dr Julie McElroy, academic and disability rights activist
  • Strongly recommended: Philip Gerrard, deaf action

IoD Scotland Director of the Year – Innovation

  • Viana Maya, PRESPECT / PRESPECT HUB CIC

IoD Scotland Director of the Year – Durability

  • Sara Roberts, Healthy Snack

IoD Scotland Director of the Year – Non-executive

  • Dr Brian Williamson, 4icg
  • Regional Directors of the Year 2021

Edinburgh and Lothians

  • Simon Poole, Jerba Motorhomes
  • Strongly recommended: Andrew Johnstone, Loft Boarding Scotland

Central Scotland

  • Duncan MacLean, the candlelit cabin

Glasgow & West of Scotland

  • James Gillespie, Kibble Education and Care Center

Highlands and Islands

  • Alan James, AJ Engineering and Construction Services

Fife & Tayside

  • Michael Longstaffe, Smith Anderson Group
  • Strongly recommended: Neale Campbell, Liquid Gas Equipment (as Babcock LGE)

South of Scotland

  • Joanna Campbell, Dumfries and Galloway College

Aberdeen and Grampian

  • Dr Idara Umoh, The Sidylle Group

IoT Discretionary Rewards in Scotland 2021

IoD Scotland Chair Prize

Vivienne MacLaren, Scottish women’s football

IoD Scotland One to Watch Award

Lucy McKee, ENABLE Scotland

IoD Scotland Leadership in Learning Award

Dr Ken Thomson OBE, Forth Valley College

IoD Scotland Young Enterprise Scotland Award – the evening highlighted the achievements of the 2020 and 2021 winners

2020: Finlay Matthews, Glasgow Academy

2021: Christian McCulloch, George Watson College

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