Hatmill founder shortlisted for the IoD Awards

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Simon Dixon, the founder of Hatmill has been shortlisted for The Institute of Directors (IoD) Director of the Year Awards 2021 for Yorkshire and the North East

The finalists represent the full spectrum and diversity of business and industry, from young entrepreneurs to experienced public and private sector leaders. 

The winners will be revealed at a virtual awards ceremony on 18 November. 

Simon Dixon, Founder of Hatmill, said:  

‘It’s such an honour to be shortlisted for this prestigious award. It’s fantastic recognition of the team’s efforts after more than a decade of consistent growth and success. Transferring ownership into my amazing team’s hands earlier this year was such a great moment and I’m so proud of the team for what we’ve achieved.”  

“The last year has been one of the most challenging of Hatmill’s journey so far given the impact the pandemic has had on supply chains, but we’ve all pulled together in supporting our clients cope with unprecedented demand, changes and challenges.”  


Judging panel  

The judging panel was chaired by Simon Walton, managing partner of Berwick Partners/Odgers Berndtson, Leeds. He was joined by Ian Dormer of Rosh Engineering; Margaret Wood, ICW (UK); Diane Cheesebrough, Bloom/V4 UK Holdings; and Keith Jackson, Brandon Medical. 

Simon Walton, said: “Congratulations go to everyone who has made the shortlist which is a fantastic achievement in itself. The high standard of leadership required in business during the last year shines through in all our finalists.” 

Delroy Beverley, chair of IoD Yorkshire and the North East, said: “We are delighted to be staging our prestigious awards after a very challenging time for all of those in business.  

 We look forward to celebrating our winners and showcasing their achievements which demonstrate the strength and diversity of directors in our region.” 



Simon Dixon is shortlisted in the Small to Medium Business category (up to £50m) alongside: 

  • Matthew Ware – Intelligent Servers 
  • Nigel Apperley – Trustist 
  • Karen Mosley – HLM Architects 
  • Neil Moles – Progeny 
  • Adam Chandler – Reel Film Media  
  • Simon Dixon – Hatmill 

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