Sunday, 9 July 2017
Emily Cooksey - Institute of Directors Success
The IoD West Midlands region covers the counties of Staffordshire, Shropshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire and Warwickshire, as well as the urban areas of Birmingham, Coventry, Solihull and the Black Country and is made up of over 1,800 directors and senior decision makers.
The University of Wolverhampton sponsored the Large Company Director of the Year Award 2017 which was won by Ian Graves of National Grid.
Emily, designed each award based around the achievements and successes of the winners’ individual business.
Sue Hurrell, Regional Events Manager at the Institute of Directors West Midlands, said: “We were delighted to commission Emily to design the trophies for the Director of the Year Awards. Each category winner was presented with a stunning, bespoke print which they would be proud to display and treasure.”
Emily said: “I was personally asked by my tutors to design each of the awards for the ceremony. It was an enjoyable task for me as even though it was my first commission, I found it an interesting and stimulating challenge.
“Researching into each of the companies was a big influence for my ideas as I wanted to encompass all of the attributes each winner had shown and personalise the designs with a balance between their company and personal interests. My work is mainly hand-drawn using traditional materials, and so for the trophies I decided to create nine vibrant and eye-catching pieces.”