Posted Monday 19th May 2014

IoD Jersey Directors of the Year Awards

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

Panel chair Eliot Lincoln, founder of Greenlight and himself a winner of the Jersey IoD Director of the Year for a Medium Company and the UK National winner of the IoD Young Director of the Year, was impressed by the strength of the nominations. “So many high quality nominations made the judging extremely challenging,” he said.

The 2014 awards, sponsored by Appleby and JT, culminated in a celebration of excellence, innovation and best practice in Jersey business in an evening hosted by writer, broadcaster, former MP and one of Jersey’s favourite after dinner speakers, Gyles Brandreth. The awards recognise unsung heroes and heroines from all areas of the economy - private, public and third sectors. The past three years have seen winners of the IoD Jersey branch's Director of the Year award (DotY) go on to win their category in the IoD UK awards.

 

Digital Jersey would like to wish a huge congratulations to all the finalists and winners, we are very pleased to see this year has a strong digital influence. 

 

2014 IOD DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR AWARD WINNERS

 

  • Global Director of the Year:

Winner: Mark Loane - CEO - C5 Alliance & Digital Jersey Board Member | Follow on Twitter

What the judges said: "Mark's business has gone from strength to strength. Mark is a higly respected technology and business leader and his submission showed significant risk and investment and fantastic financial results.  A deserved winner."

 

  • Public/Third Sector Director of the Year:

Winner: John McGuinness - Head Teacher - Grainville School & Digital Jersey TAG Member | Follow on Linkedin

What the judges said: "John's story was really impressive, he has taken a school facing many difficulties and in just 5 years has absolutely turned it around, both educationally and financially. An amazing story with tangible results." 

 

  • Director of the Year for a Large Organisation:

Winner: Mark Pesco - Director - First Names Group | Follow on Linkedin

What the judges said: "We were impressed with the changes that Mark had led through the last few years, building a fantastic brand and a force to be reckoned with in the Channel Islands.  We were particularly impressed with Mark's Growth Strategy." 

 

  • Director of the Year for a Medium Organisation:

Winner: Chris Clark - Director - Prosperity 24.7 & Digital Jersey TAG Member | Follow on Twitter

What the judges said: "In three years, a really short space of time, Chris has built Prosperity 24:7 from just an idea to a player on the island's stage.  A tireless leader, Chris's enthusiasm and drive really shone through."

 

  • Director of the Year for a Small Organisation:

Winner: Claire Boscq-Scott - Director -  4 Star Services | Follow on Twitter

What the judges said: Claire's hard work, determination and imaginative entrepreneurship have seen her build an organisation that is well used and respected by her clients. She is the self-styled "Queen Bee" of Mystery Shopping and has exported her services to multiple jurisdictions."

 

  • Young Director of the Year:

Winner: Ben Davies - Director - Gallery Magazine (SixByNine Ltd)  | Follow on Twitter

What the judges said: "Ben has lovingly crafted the higly respected publication, Gallery Magazine and shown how to be successful with print even with the rising tide of digital media.  A true entrepreneur who richly deserves to be the Young Director of the Year."

 

This year’s awards were sponsored by Appleby and Jersey Telecom

For more information please visit: www.iod.je | Twitter | Linkedin

 

The shortlist 

DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR FOR A SMALL ORGANISATION (less than 10 employees)

  • Damon Eastwood - Switch Digital 
  • Claire Boscq-Scott - 4 Star Services 
  • Fiona Vacher - Jersey Child Care Trust 


DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR FOR A MEDIUM ORGANISATION (11-100 employees)

  • Danny Bannister - Total Solutions Group 
  • Chris Clark - Prosperity 24.7 
  • Louise Bracken-Smith - Fairway Group
  • Graeme McArthur - Crestbridge
  • Richard Blampied - Aurum of Jersey 


DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR FOR A LARGE ORGANISATION (100+ employees)

  • Mark Pesco - First Names Group
  • Liz Vince - Jersey Post 
  • Mark Loane - C5 Alliance 


YOUNG DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR

  • Damon Eastwood - Switch Digital 
  • Chris Clark - Prosperity 24.7 
  • Claire Boscq-Scott - 4 Star Services
  • David Ogilvie - Resilience Development Company
  • Ben Davies - Gallery Magazine


PUBLIC/THIRD SECTOR DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR

  • John McGuinness - Grainville School
  • Steve Haigh - Youth Arts Jersey
  • Fiona Vacher - Jersey Child Care Trust 


GLOBAL DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR

  • Helen Hatton - Sator Regulatory Consulting
  • Richard Corrigan - Jersey Finance  
  • Mark Loane - C5 Alliance