THE Institute of Directors (IoD), North West, has announced that nominations are now open for the prestigious North West Director of the Year Awards 2009.

Business leaders across the North West now have the chance to show there have been many high achievers in the past 12 months by naming contacts, colleagues or themselves.

Nominations are open until Friday, May 22, and can be made online at

The awards ceremony is at the Manchester Hilton on October 7. To book tickets for the event, contact Jo Williams at Out There Events on 0161 214 5200.