The Institute of Directors has announced the winners of its Midlands Director of the Year Awards 2020.
The winners were unveiled at an online awards ceremony which combined the West and East Midlands for the first time.
The chair’s award for excellence and board practice for the West Midlands went to Clive Hickman who is chief executive of the Manufacturing Technology Centre in Coventry.
The centre was established in 2010 as an independent research organisation with the objective of bridging the gap between academia and industry.
Mr Hickman, who joined the organisation in 2011, has more than three decades of engineering experience in several roles within the automotive industry, including as head of engineering for Tata Motors in India, the company which owns Jaguar Land Rover.
He also worked for Rover, the Motor Industry Research Association and Ricardo Consulting Engineers.
The other winners were:
Large Company Director of the Year
Peter Jarvis, Contechs
Third Sector Director of the Year
Toby Porter, Acorns Children’s Hospice
Start-up Director of the Year
Tracey Paxton, The Employee Resilience Company
SME Director of the Year
Jonathan Hemus, Insignia Crisis and Reputation Management
Public Sector Director of the Year
Bill Skelly, Lincolnshire Police
Non-Executive Director of the Year
James Pinchbeck, Lincoln College Group
Director of the Year for Innovation
Chris Clay, Escalate Law, East Midlands
Director of the Year for Equality, Diversity & Inclusion
Roger Dix, Wesleyan
Family Director of the Year
Helen Wathall, Wathall’s
Director of the Year for Social Value & Sustainability Impact
Kevin Watson, Amadeus
Young Director of the Year
Suleman Sacraine, The GP Service (UK)
Brian Hall, chairman of the IoD in the West Midlands, said: “Congratulations go to all our winners who demonstrated outstanding success in their individual sectors.
“We were delighted to showcase and celebrate their achievements during our virtual awards ceremony which was run across the whole of Midlands to achieve a wide audience and maximum exposure for all our finalists.”