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Warrenpoint business leader Brain Reid honoured at IoD Director of the Year Awards

Warrenpoint business leader Brian Reid was among those honoured at the annual Institute of Directors Northern Ireland (IoD NI) Director of the Year Awards sponsored by AIB.


Brian Reid, CEO Director of Warrenpoint business Deli-Lites was named International Director of the Year at a ceremony, held virtually for the first time due to COVID-19 pandemic.


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Brain co-founded the Deli-Lites 22 years ago

Brian co-founded the firm in 1998 and is responsible for the day to day running of over 10 bustling departments from production, new product development, sales, marketing, and packaging.



Other recipients included Michael McCormack of Musgrave Group who was named the Large Business Director of the Year award while David Henry of Henry Brothers received the Family Business Director of the Year Award.

This year’s full winners were:

Chairman’s Award for Excellence in Director and Board Practice, sponsored by AIB – Brendan Mooney, Kainos Group

Director of the Year – Non-Executive, sponsored by Deloitte – Diana Fitzsimons

Director of the Year – Innovation, sponsored by KPMG – Daniel Crawford, Axial3D

Director of the Year – Young, sponsored by Carson McDowell – Glenn Speer, Fane Valley

Director of the Year – Public Sector, sponsored by Capita Managed IT Solutions Professor Nola Hewitt Dundas – Head of Management School, QUB



Director of the Year – Third Sector, sponsored by Capita Managed IT Solutions – Lynn Carvill, WOMEN’STEC

Director of the Year – Family Business, sponsored by BDO Northern Ireland – David Henry, Henry Bros

Director of the Year – International, sponsored by Invest Northern Ireland – Brian Reid, Deli-Lites

Director of the Year – Small to Medium Business, sponsored by Ulster University Business School – Sinead Higgins, Decision Time

Director of the Year – Inclusivity, sponsored by ABL Group – John Healy OBE, Allstate

Director of the Year – Large Business, sponsored by Amplifi Solutions – Michael McCormack, Musgrave Group

The inaugural Philanthropist of the Year, Community Foundation Northern Ireland award, which was awarded to Alan Nappin of the ARN Foundation.

Warrenpoint business congratulated by IoD NI Chairman

Speaking at the awards ceremony, Gordon Milligan, IoD NI Chairman, said, “A huge congratulations to all this year’s winners, once again proving that the economy here in Northern Ireland benefits from a wealth of leadership talent across the private and public sector, each of them performing to the very highest standards.”




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Speaking about their support for the awards Brian Gillan, Head of Retail & NI, AIB UK, said, “Leadership has been seriously tested in the last few months across all walks of life and will be crucial as we tackle the twin challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic fallout and the impending Brexit implications.

“As we emerge from lockdown and begin to focus on rebuilding the economy, what better time to recognise and showcase the leaders making a real difference here in Northern Ireland.

AIB “proud to support awards”

“We are proud to support the IoD Director of the Year Awards once again and view it as an important platform to do just that.

“We would like to congratulate Brendan Mooney and indeed all the category winners on their exemplary leadership skills.



“They all demonstrate a clear commitment to strong and innovative leadership that is undoubtedly contributing to the success of their respective organisations and Northern Ireland as a whole.

Brian adds, “Celebrating their achievements at this time will hopefully encourage others to follow suit and invest in their own leadership journeys.”


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