Awards

The Non-Executive Director Awards were established in 2006, by Peel Hunt, to recognise the achievements of Non-Executive Directors who contribute daily to the success and growth of businesses and Not-for-Profit organisations across the UK. There are six categories within the awards:

FTSE 100

To be eligible for this category companies must be in the FTSE100. The individual nominee can be a Chairman, Non-Executive Directors or Senior-Independent Director but the nominee must have been in their role for at least a year (from September 2017). The long form (Stage 2) must indicate:

  • how the nominee has made significant contribution to the organisation’s strategy
  • how the nominee has impacted on the financial success of the company
  • how the nominee maintains high ethical standards and shows good corporate governance
  • any challenges the nominee has helped overcome since being on the board

FTSE All Share

To be eligible for this category companies must be quoted on the Main Market but not be a constituent of the FTSE 100. The individual nominee can be a Chairman, Non-Executive Directors or Senior-Independent Director but the nominee must have been in their role for at least a year (from September 2017). The long form (Stage 2) must indicate:

  • how the nominee has made significant contribution to the organisation’s strategy
  • how the nominee has impacted on the financial success of the company
  • how the nominee maintains high ethical standards and shows good corporate governance
  • any challenges the nominee has helped overcome since being on the board

FTSE AIM

To be eligible for this category companies must be quoted on the FTSE AIM. The individual nominee can be a Chairman, Non-Executive Directors or Senior-Independent Director but the nominee must have been in their role for at least a year (from September 2017). The long form (Stage 2) must indicate:

  • how the nominee has made significant contribution to the organisation’s strategy
  • how the nominee has impacted on the financial success of the company
  • how the nominee maintains high ethical standards and shows good corporate governance
  • any challenges the nominee has helped overcome since being on the board

Private/Private Equity Backed

To be eligible for this category companies must be a private or private equity backed company. The individual nominee can be a Chairman, Non-Executive Directors or Senior-Independent Director but the nominee must have been in their role for at least a year (from September 2017). The long form (Stage 2) must indicate:

  • how the nominee has made significant contribution to the organisation’s strategy
  • how the nominee has impacted on the financial success of the company
  • how the nominee maintains high ethical standards and shows good corporate governance
  • any challenges the nominee has helped overcome since being on the board

Not–for–Profit/Public Service Organisation

To be eligible for this category companies must be a not for profit or public service organisation. The individual nominee can be a Chairman, Non-Executive Directors or Senior-Independent Director but the nominee must have been in their role for at least a year (from September 2017). The long form (Stage 2) must indicate:

  • how the nominee has made significant contribution to the organisation’s strategy
  • how the nominee has impacted on the financial success of the company
  • how the nominee maintains high ethical standards and shows good corporate governance
  • any challenges the nominee has helped overcome since being on the board

NED to Watch

To be eligible for this category, the nominee must be a Non-Executive Directors not a Chairman or Senior-Independent Director. The nominee must have been a Non-Executive Director for under 5 years (from September 2013). The long form (Stage 2) must indicate:

  • how the nominee has made significant contribution to the organisation’s strategy
  • how the nominee has impacted on the financial success of the company
  • how the nominee maintains high ethical standards and shows good corporate governance
  • any challenges the nominee has helped overcome since being on the board

Lifetime Achievement Award

Nominees are put forward by the judging panel and discussed at the judging dinner.

Judges

Our eminent panel of judges come from a variety of sectors, including the Not-for-Profit sector.

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