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In Pictures: Institute of Directors NI Annual Dinner

Invest NI CEO and Chartered Director Alastair Hamilton has been announced as the winner of the 2016 IoD Lunn’s Award of Excellence at the Institute of Directors Annual Dinner.

The IoD NI Chairman Paul Terrington was joined on stage by John Lunn, Managing Director of Lunn’s the Jewellers, to present Alastair Hamilton with the IoD Lunn’s Award of Excellence trophy and Rolex watch.

Mr Lunn commented: “Now in its 15th year, this award was created to celebrate individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to local business and to society in general.

“Alastair joins a long list of high-calibre leaders who are previous winners of the award and I warmly congratulate him on his well-deserved success.”

The guest speakers at the Annual Dinner were Northern Ireland snooker legend Dennis Taylor, who provided after-dinner entertainment with stories from his career, and Leo Johnson, brother of London Mayor Boris Johnson, who spoke about the opportunities and risks of sustainable leadership.

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