We are very excited to announce that Sarah has made the finals for the Lancashire Young Director of the Year 2011. Nominated by we do not know who…we are truly grateful.

This year, despite the continued economic problems they received an impressive number of nominations for the awards. The independent panel of judges found the process challenging due to the standard and quality of business leaders and entrepreneurs in the region. The judges have assessed all of these nominations and following their considerations Sarah has been selected as a finalist for her category.

The North West is a vibrant, proactive region for the IoD, and has around 2500 members, with the Regional Office located in the very heart of Manchester City Centre, in City Tower, Piccadilly Plaza. The Region is made up of 5 branches, with each one represented by a dedicated and enthusiastic committee who are assisted and supported by the Regional IoD staff.

At the helm of IoD North West, is Regional Chairman Tony Attard OBE, and Regional Director Darrell Matthews. With the support of their IoD team and North West Committees, the North West region has grown from strength to strength over recent years and is an influential lobbying group, as well as a successful means to meet other Directors.

The North West led the way and has been the catalyst for many new initiatives. These include the Director of the Year Awards, which celebrate the achievements of the best and most dynamic directors in the region. The Regional Conference and Women’s events are also fantastic networking events, for peer-to-peer contact.

The Director and Young Director winners from across the North West will be announced at the Black Tie Gala Dinner on Thursday 6th October at the Hilton Hotel Manchester. The evening will be hosted by Radio 5 Live’s Nicky Campbell.

Lancashire Young Director

Richard Freye, Service Care Solutions

Sarah Goodall, Athena Programme

Majid Hussain, Accrol Papers Ltd

Lancashire Director

Mark Dale MACUK Neuroscience

Sky Jones, Out of the City

Ian Perry, Harvest Housing Group

For further details contact Andrea in the North West Regional Office on 0161 247 7634 or visit www.iod.com/home/local-network/north-west/