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Awards shortlist announced

Awards shortlist announced

Shortlist announced for sixth annual IoD Jersey Awards

The Jersey branch of the Institute of Directors (IoD) has announced a 22-strong shortlist of individuals for this year's annual search to find the top business leaders in Jersey’s private, public and voluntary sectors.

The winners of the 2015 Jersey Director of the Year Awards, sponsored by Appleby and Airtel-Vodafone and with PBS as video sponsor, will be announced at a black tie awards dinner on Friday 24th April at the Hotel de France.

Designed to celebrate the achievements of shortlisted nominees and winners as well as recognise excellence in the wider business community, the ceremony will once again be hosted by special guest speaker, renowned writer, broadcaster, former MP and Government Whip Gyles Brandreth. The shortlist is as follows:


Marie-Christine Dix, Lido Wellness Centre & Back to Balance
Damon Eastwood, Switch Digital
Becky Hill, HR Now


Kevin Allen, Investec Bank
Danny Bannister, Total Solutions Group
Ricky Davey, Roberts Garages
Ewan Spraggon, Baker Tilly


Colin Macleod, CI Co-Op                                                                                                                                                     
Ben Robins, Mourant Ozannes                                                                                                     
Will Thorp, Standard Bank


Damon Eastwood, Switch Digital                                                                                                                   
Simon Gasston, Delta                                                                                                                                         
Heidi Gibaut, Law at Work                                                                                                              
Jordan Love, Codex                                                                                                         
Will Thorp, Standard Bank                                                                          

Ian Burns, SoJ Social Security                                                                                                                          
Shaun Findlay, Les Amis                                                                                                                                   
Wayne Gallichan, Locate Jersey                                                                                                                     
Dr Andrew Mitchell, Department of Cardiology                                                                                        
Jason Wyse, Silkworth Charity Group

Nick Kershaw, Ogier                                                                                                                                           
Nigel Le Quesne, JTC                                                                                                                                          Paul Savery, Barclays

In addition to these six categories, there will also be a brand new award this year that will recognise the best performer on the latest Chartered Director course.

Winners of the sixth annual Awards will be chosen by a specially selected panel of judges, chaired by Vicky Milner, Founder of Callington Chambers, and including Jason Laity, Executive Director, KPMG; John McGuinness, Head teacher, Grainville School; Chris Clark, CEO, Prosperity 24.7; and Claire Boscq-Scott, Managing Director, Claire Boscq-Scott Customer Services.

Vicky said: "During the initial round of judging, the panel was really impressed both by the quality of individuals nominated and the range of sectors represented, and this has made narrowing down a shortlist a real challenge. With market conditions beginning to improve, it’s clear that directors and senior individuals in Jersey are finding innovative ways to steer their organisations towards a successful future.  Creativity and dynamism are likely to be the hallmarks of our potential winners as we enter the final stages of judging.”

The 2015 Jersey Director of the Year Awards, organised by the IoD and sponsored by Appleby, Airtel-Vodafone and with PBS as video sponsor, take place on Friday 24 April at the Hotel de France, starting at 7pm with a champagne reception. Tickets to the black tie event cost £80, to include a three course dinner and entertainment, and can now be booked at or by calling (01534) 610799.


Contact for further comments or to arrange interviews:

Adam Riddell

Chair, PR Sub-Committee, IoD (Jersey)

T: 01534 639505



Notes to editors


  • The Institute of Directors (IoD) was founded in 1903 and obtained a Royal Charter in 1906. The IoD is a non-party political organisation with approximately 35,000 members in the United Kingdom and overseas. Membership includes directors from right across the business spectrum – from media to manufacturing, professional services to the public and voluntary sectors. Members include CEOs of large corporations as well as entrepreneurial directors of start-up companies. For further information, visit our website:
  • IoD Jersey has some 650 members from all sectors of the business community, both private and public sectors. The local branch promotes the business sector and strives through lobbying to ensure that political decisions do not stifle local business and free enterprise.


Sponsors of 2015 Jersey Director of the Year Awards

The IoD Director of the Year Awards are made possible by the generous support of our sponsors:

Co-Lead Sponsors

  • Appleby is the world's largest provider of offshore legal, fiduciary and administration services. It offers strength and depth across twelve jurisdictions, giving clients access to impartial offshore business knowledge and experience, as well as a talented pool of lawyers in each of its locations. Primary areas of service include: corporate and commercial, litigation and insolvency, property, private client and trusts. Clients include: financial institutions, global corporations, FTSE 100 and Fortune 500 companies and high net worth individuals. Complementing the firm's legal expertise is the Fiduciary and Administration Group offering corporate services, employee benefit trusts, fund administration, insurance management, listing services, management and accounting services, special purpose vehicles and trust services. Full details can be found at
  • Airtel-Vodafone is a partnership between two of the world’s leading telecoms companies that have come together to provide the Channel Islands best value network. Airtel: one of the fastest-growing mobile companies in the world, operating in over 20 countries in Africa and Asia. As at October 2012, Airtel is rated as the world’s 4th largest mobile operator by subscribers. Vodafone Group: the largest mobile community in the world, operating in more than 60 countries with more than 400 million customers worldwide. Airtel-Vodafone brings the combined expertise of these two world-class mobile phone companies to the Channel Islands, giving Islanders the opportunity to benefit from great value mobile communications backed up by a truly global network.

Video Sponsor

  • PBS Media is the largest independent television production facility in the Channel Islands.  Their state of the art purpose built studio and Ultra HD (4K) ready edit suites give clients access to the latest broadcast technology and ensure the highest quality productions. The PBS Media team headed up by Managing Director Richard Hall, have between them more than ten decades of broadcast experience and created hundreds of broadcast programmes, corporate films and television commercials for local, national and international clients and networks. PBS Media are passionate about storytelling and understanding their clients internal and external communication needs. Their in-house team of talented producers, editors, cameramen and graphic designers work closely with organisations to produce engaging, informative and entertaining videos that make a difference.