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Merle Hall Wins International Director of the Year 2017

Published on Monday, 5th June 2017

Merle Hall (Managing Director, Kinneir Dufort), impressed the judges at the Institute of Directors South West Director of the Year Awards last week, and took the title of International Director of the Year.

Innovation and Design Consultancy, Kinneir Dufort has three UK offices, two based in Bristol and operates on a global level. Their work spans across Consumer, Medical and Industrial sectors, delivering value through multiple areas of expertise including Innovation, Design, Engineering and
Technology. The integration of these teams is one of the leading contributors for the success of the business.

It has been a successful year; Merle recently undertook a management buyout of the business, bringing a fresh energy to the firm which now leads business in eight international markets.  Judges commented particularly on Kinneir Dufort’s commitment to personal and professional
development for her team.

Merle added, “I’m extremely proud on behalf of Kinneir Dufort, as this award recognises our commitment as a business to creating a superlative working environment for our outstanding and inspirational team. As a consultancy, we recognise we are as good as our team and consequently focus upon ensuring that means best in class”.

These awards reflect inspirational businesses regionally that show strong growth and leadership.

“Once again we had an extremely high standard of entries demonstrating the breadth and depth of talent, enterprise and leadership across the region". IoD South West chairman Nick Sturge.

Merle has now automatically been entered into the 2017 National Director of the Year Awards, held at The London Lancaster Hotel in London on 22nd September.  “The Director of the Year Awards UK Final is held every year because we believe in the value of leadership. In big corporates, small businesses, the public sector and charities, the difference between success and failure is leadership. Directors who win these awards have been recognised as the best in their field by the organisation for business leaders, the IoD.”