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Jersey business leader wins at national director awards

Jersey business leader wins at national director awards

A senior professional from Jersey was recognised at the national finals of the Institute of Directors (IoD) UK Director of the Year Awards last week.

Tim Crowley, Managing Director of La Mare Vineyards, was named SME Director of the Year at the Awards, held in London on Friday 22nd September. It is the seventh consecutive year that Jersey has been represented at them.

Three other directors from Jersey were also shortlisted for the Awards, which are designed to recognise and celebrate the exceptional achievements of individuals at director level within private, public and voluntary organisations across Britain. They were:

Director of the Year for Public and Third Sector: Charlotte Valeur, Board Apprentice

Director of the Year for a Large Organisation: Paul Savery, Barclays

Young Director of the Year: Pippa Davidson, Fairway Group

In total, the Awards featured almost 80 individuals, including some of the UK’s most successful company directors from across England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales and the Crown Dependencies, in a variety of categories.

Tim, Charlotte, Paul and Pippa were all shortlisted for the Awards having been winners at the Jersey Director of the Year Awards held in April this year, where Appleby were Gold Sponsor and HSBC were Silver Sponsor.

Chris Clark, IoD Jersey Chair, said: “Strong leadership is what will stand Jersey’s organisations in good stead in this period of unprecedented change, so it’s fantastic that we were represented at these awards for the seventh consecutive year. All four of the Jersey contingent should feel proud of their achievement of reaching the UK finals and for flying the Jersey flag at a national level, and Tim thoroughly deserves his recognition having brought real enthusiasm, drive and innovation to his organisation.”

Previous Jersey-based winners of the national IoD Awards include: Lesley Harrison, Chairman of Prison! Me! No Way!!!, and Doug Bannister, Group CEO of Ports of Jersey, both Highly Commended in the Not for Profit/Third Sector Director of the Year and Mid-Market Director of the Year categories in 2016; Colin Macleod, CEO of the Channel Islands Co-operative Society (Jersey), for ‘Large Company Director of the Year’ Award in 2015; John McGuinness, Headmaster of Grainville School, for ‘Public/Third Sector Director of the Year’ in 2014; Eamonn Elliott, General Manager of the Grand Jersey, for ‘Young Director of the Year’ in 2013; Eliot Lincoln, CEO of Greenlight, for the same award in 2012; and Richard Rolfe, former headteacher at Le Rocquier School, for the ‘Public Sector’ category in 2011.