Swindon IT and communications support firm Excalibur’s chief executive James Phipps will this evening find out whether he has won the prestigious South West Director of the Year award.
James, pictured, is shortlisted for the title in the Institute of Directors (IoD) regional awards, which celebrate excellence in the boardroom.
Swindon Business News, the area’s premium digital platform for authoritative business news, is official media partner of the awards, which will be presented this evening at a ceremony at Bristol’s Paintworks.
Other categories include Young Director, Public Sector and Family Business Director. Swindon Business News and its sister titles Bristol Business News and Bath Business News will be the only media outlet with full coverage of the awards ceremony and profiles of the winners.
Swindon Business News is also staging a round table discussion with IoD chief economist James Sproule and some of the region’s leading entrepreneurs – a full report of this prestigious event, chaired by Swindon Business News editor Robert Buckland, will appear in next week’s Swindon Business News e-bulletin.
If successful in this evening’s awards, James and other regional award winners will go on to compete for the national awards in the autumn. The three other shortlisted candidates for the Director of the Year award are Chris Smith of Marshfield Bakery, Esther McMorris, CEO of Bath-based management consultancy Nine Feet Tall and Simon Barbato, managing director of integrated creative, brand and digital agency Mr B & Friends, also based in Bath.
James also sits on the boards of Swindon Influence, Wiltshire Young Enterprise and the Swindon and Wiltshire Local Enterprise Partnership (SWLEP) and last year was awarded Best New Business Supporter by Young Enterprise South West.