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Director Of The Year 2019

National Director Of The Year Awards 2019

The Director Of The Year Awards is the highlight of the Institute of Directors' event calendar. I can share with you some of the highlights as official event photographer for the evening.

National Event Photography from awards to conferencesThe 2019 Winners

This year the venue for the 2019 Director Awards was the Brewery in London. The Brewery provided a unique location in the heart of the City. The stylish blend of historic and modern gave the perfect backdrop to this prestigious awards ceremony.

The Brewery Event LocationThe Brewery London, with Jaguar Cars as a sponsor The Brewery itself was decked out with the award sponsor graphics to make the whole venue feel that little bit extra special. You can read how I ensure that sponsors are fully documented in this article.

Director Awards Lift Graphics
Lift with graphics
Director Awards Stairway Graphics
Even the stairs have sponsor logos!

The outside area and lobby were all carefully decorated. Guests were led to the Porter Tun event room where a meal was to be had, speeches, and the all important awards handed out. This very large space was beautifully set out with great attention to detail.

The Porter Tun Room In The London Brewery The Porter Tun

Table Place At Director Of The Year AwardsBeautiful layout on every table

Maybe in years past the official photographer was the only one who really captured lasting memories of the day. With mobiles at the ready every aspect is recorded by someone! My job was to get great images of those receiving awards, the spectacle, the sponsors and guests, plus a touch of creativity too! One of the main differences is that I am objectively taking photos - documenting the celebration of the awards.

Awards Photographer Double Act

As with previous events my beautiful wife was my assistant and worked the areas downstairs when I was up (and vice versa).

Karen NutkinsKaren, my wife, posing for a light test

When Karen was not taking photos she was uploading images into the LIVE gallery for guests to download and share. Find out more about the event photography services we offer.

Going That Extra Mile

If you have met me you will know that I like to go that extra step to get the most creative image. Seeing a large puddle as we were waiting for guests to arrive, I decided to be creative.

Director Year Awards Puddle ShotYes, I did get wet!

In my mind I could grab a shot of one of the Jaguar cars and make it look as if it was standing on top of water. My efforts did not quite work as the puddle was below a rise in the cobble stones. Still, "A" for effort!

Jaguar Not In A PuddleThe Jaguar not in a puddle

Sir Trevor McDonald (Sir Trev) was the VIP special guest. He arrived in a lovely Jaguar and I promptly took his photo.

Director Awards Chat Sir TrevChatting with 'Sir Trev' and showing him how he could pose against the Jaguar

The ceremony itself was amazing. Highlights included the food (it was amazing) a video tie in with Prime Minister Boris Johnson from No. 10, and the winners getting their awards!

The Award Winners

Category Winner
Inclusivity Leona Barr-Jones, COO, Focus7 International
Start-Up Tom Hacquoil, CEO, Pinpoint
Corporate Social Responsibility Dara McCarthy, Director, RMF Construction Services
Innovation Dr Arnab Basu MBE, CEO, Kromek Group
Student Sarah McAnallen, CEO and Co-Founder, McAnallen Ltd
Non-Exec Lesley Cowley, Chair, DVLA / Companies House
SME Charmaine Vincent, CEO, Baltimore Consulting
Large Business Robin Watson, Chief Executive, Wood
Chartered Director Margot Cronin, Non-Executive Director, HSBC Life, Tesco Underwriting, Prudential International, Nazareth Care
International Guy Schanschieff, Founder and Manging Director, Bambino Mio
Third Sector Jonathan Spiers, Chief Executive, Autistica
Public Sector Pauline Howie OBE, Chief Executive, Scottish Ambulance Service (not able to attend but Scotland National Director collected on her behalf)
Family Business Lesley Wild, Chair of the Board, Bettys & Taylors of Harrogate
Young Director Oliver North, Managing Director, O&H Vehicle Technology
Dr Neville Bain Linda Pollard, Chair, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

The Director of the Year Awards, with sponsors Jaguar, Bamboo, Corporate Traveller, Hastee, Iosh and TISE, brought together finalists from regional heats across the UK.

Below are just a few images from the event.

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Jaguar Not In A Puddle

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