Aberdeen directors at Director of the Year Awards

Over sixty of the UK’s leading directors from across the country will be in London on Friday (October 24) for the Institute of Directors’ annual Director of the Year Awards Finals.

Peter Bruce Entier

Aberdeen directors in the running for awards are Robin Watson, CEO of Wood Group PSN, in the category for global companies and Peter Bruce, CEO of Entiér Limited in the mid-market category.

The awards will recognise and celebrate some of the nation’s most impressive business leaders, with nominees coming from a range of industries, sectors and backgrounds. The high-calibre entrants have all made outstanding contributions in their fields, and the overall winners will be announced on Friday (October 24) at the Lancaster London hotel.

The national finals of the Director of the Year Awards have been held every year since 2010. Winners from the regional heats progress to the final where they compete against directors from across the UK.

Commenting on the Aberdeen business candidates, Mike Bowyer, chairman of IoD Aberdeen, said:

“It is good to see two Aberdeen business leaders in the IoD UK Director of the Year awards. Our members are no strangers to success in these awards. In 2012, Alfie Cheyne, chief executive of ACE Winches won the IoD Global Director of the Year award.

“The success of our members in these awards underlines the calibre of the business leaders who have driven the Aberdeen area to become one of the UK’s strongest regional economies.”

Directors from Scotland on the UK Director of the Year Awards shortlist are:

Jane Wright, Chief Executive of Law at Work (Category: Director of the Year  - Small to Medium sized Company)
Dr Howard Dryden, Chairman and Founder of Dryden Aqua Ltd (Category: Director of the Year  - Small to Medium sized Company)
Peter Bruce, CEO of Entiér Limited (Category: Mid-market  Director of the Year)
Mark Logan, CEO of Skyscanner (Category: Mid-market  Director of the Year)
Robin Watson, CEO of Wood Group PSN (Category: Director of the Year  - Global Company)
Martin Dorchester, MD of CalMac Ferries (Category: Director of the Year – Large Company)
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