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Adrian Rawlinson in an interview with ITV Border News
Adrian Rawlinson in an interview with ITV Border News

IoD North West Director of the Year Finalists announced

The region's top business and public sector leaders have been revealed as finalists in the Institute of Directors' 2015 North West Director of the Year Awards.

We are delighted that Marl's Managing Director, Adrian Rawlinson, has been shortlised for Director of the Year for a Small to Medium Company.

Some of the shortlisted finalists include pharmaceutical innovator Richard Anderson of Crawford healthcare, Manchester Airport Group's non-executive director Vanda Murray, PR professional Sandy Lindsay and Jim Nicholson, who led the taking private of his family business, Pochin, as he celebrated its 80th birthday.

Geographically and industrially diverse - the finalists cover sectors including creative, pharmaceutical, property, transportation and social enterprise. The group represents businesses spread right across the region including Cheshire, Manchester, Cumbria, Merseyside and Lancashire.

The shortlist comprises categories including director of the year in science and innovation, corporate responsibility, family business, global director and young director.

Rachel Smith, regional director at the Institute of Directors said: "Our shortlist represents some of the most innovative and inspiring leaders the region has to offer. I'm always interested to see what the finalists are doing differently to stand out in their fields, and this year we have some fantastic examples of success."

"The quality of this year's finalists has firmly established our awards as the talent scout for the North West, with market leading household names recognised alongside the best emerging business talent."

Winners will be revealed on the 25th of February 2015 at the Midland Hotel, Manchester.