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College chief on award shortlist

JOANNA CAMPBELL, principal of Dumfries and Galloway College, is shortlisted for a top award. The Institute of Directors Scotland has named the finalists for the 2020 Director of the Year Awards. In a year that saw almost 200 entries, 54 business leaders from across Scotland have been included in a shortlist across 12 key director categories and seven regional categories. Finalists from the South of Scotland include Miss Campbell – a frequent visitor to the college's Stranraer campus – and Derek Crichton of Dumfries and Galloway Council. The annual awards celebrate individuals' business accomplishments over the last year, with winners set to be announced on September 8 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Glasgow Central. As well as regional leaders, the award categories recognise leaders from large, international, public and third sector and from family-owned businesses. Malcolm Cannon, National Director of the Institute of Directors in Scotland, said: “No business has been able to escape the strain of the last 12-months. From the ongoing Brexit delays to the current challenge of our lifetime with Covid-19, for the vast majority of business leaders, it will feel as if they have been thrown curveball after curveball. "However, in the most trying of times, we have seen business leaders demonstrate the highest levels of passion and commitment as they strive for success and make sure they emerge from all of this. "These awards are testament to this, and our regional categories recognise the brilliant work of those who may not ordinarily have their voice heard. "As with other key director categories, more leaders than ever before have been put forward for a regional award this year. The IoD works hard to represent our members all over the country and being able to celebrate their achievements is a highlight of our year.” The awards represent the variety of business across Scotland with awards for directors of SMEs, charities and large businesses. Ryan Brown of Robinsons Scotland was awarded South of Scotland's Regional Director of the Year at the 2019 ceremony.

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