North Yorkshire businessman Nick Bradley has been awarded Fellowship of the Institute of Directors in recognition of his support for the region’s business community.
Nick is founder and CEO of Mandala Leaders, which delivers leadership development programmes to organisations ranging from the NHS and Cabinet Office to tech start-ups and established businesses.
Last year, Nick spotted an opportunity to launch a new IoD group that brings together York business leaders for social and networking events. Since lockdown restrictions came into effect, he has organised fortnightly online meetings on subjects ranging from business support to mental health.
He gives local members a voice by feeding their views and experiences into City of York Council’s Business Intelligence Committee.
The IoD has secured vital support for directors during the Covid-19 pandemic, including financial assistance for wage bills and changes to insolvency rules. Through its Policy Voice programme, it provides government with first-hand reports from those dealing with the crisis.
IoD Fellowship is exclusive and by invitation only. It is for directors of the highest standing who epitomise the IoD's founding values of integrity and enterprise.
Membership is granted through a strict qualification process considering several criteria, including seniority, business experience, contribution to the director community, commitment to the IoD and achieving the Institute’s prestigious Chartered Director status.
Nick said: “It is an honour to be awarded Fellowship. The past year has been extremely challenging for directors in York but we have seen really good engagement at our online events, while the council has been receptive to our input around business support. All of this bodes well as we help directors get back to what they do best - running successful businesses.”
Jonathan Geldart, IoD Director General, said: “I would like to thank Nick for his valuable contribution to the IoD in York. His skill, experience and leadership enable us to provide fresh connections, deliver first class professional development and influence policy makers at the highest level.”