Wolfestone’s founder Anna Bastek will be judging the IoD Director of the Year Awards this year. The prestigious annual event is being held at the Lancaster London Hotel on the 24th of October.
Wolfestone’s founder Anna Bastek will be judging the IoD Director of the Year Awards this year. The prestigious annual event is being held at the Lancaster London Hotel on the 24th of October. The Awards celebrate directors at the forefront of leadership excellence and will once again be hosted by Michael Portillo, former high profile politician turned accomplished broadcaster and author. The awards take the winners of the local IoD Director of the Year awards and determine who will be recognised as the best in British business, a rigorous judging process in which Anna will be involved. As the first ever Welsh-based business person to win the award, Anna believes the acknowledgement of her hard work and winning the award really encouraged her to keep striving for success within her business. “I think events such as these are really important in terms of acknowledging people’s hard work and efforts. The effects of recognition have a positive impact on any prenominal achievements, it really motivates people to continue to improve their standards and push for further success. Success breeds success!” Robert Lloyd Griffiths OBE, Director for Wales at the IoD added: “I am absolutely delighted that business leaders from Wales will once again feature prominently at our National UK Awards finals. I am always thrilled and proud of the calibre and quality of all our award finalists and the contribution they, IoD members and the wider business community across Wales are making to the economy of Wales is immense – and long may that continue. I will certainly be cheering for Welsh success at the awards next month.” Anna felt that more Welsh businesses should apply for awards: “When Wolfestone won its first award in 2008 it motivated us to carry on working hard, innovating and winning more awards. I would encourage everyone to nominate themselves or their businesses for awards as it’s a good marketing tool.” Welsh nominees this year include Shane Bissett, Director at The Royal Mint in Llantrisant for Director of the Year, James Norvill from GC Environmental in Newport for Young Director of the Year, Penny Brockman, Finance Director at Mountain Rescue for Social Enterprise Director of the Year, and Judith Paget, Deputy CEO then COO of Aneurin Bevan Health Board for Public Sector Director of the Year.
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