Guernsey’s next generation of business leaders have been awarded for their analysis of one of the island’s biggest events of the year.
Students Abigail Dempster, Nick Hutchinson and Eleanor Wallis are this year’s top Directors of Tomorrow bloggers – the result of a competition set up and sponsored by the Ana Leaf Foundation.
The trio, from The Grammar School and Sixth Form Centre, Elizabeth College and The Ladies’ College respectively, were among nine students invited to attend the annual Guernsey IoD Convention.
Each then wrote a blog reflecting on the convention’s theme of ‘infrastructure’.
Ahead of the convention, they spent time with event moderator and ITV News newscaster Alastair Stewart, as well as chair of the local IoD committee, Linda Johnson.
Linda said: “Every year, we try to include topics into the debate that young people can relate to. The Directors of Tomorrow initiative not only gives students the opportunity to sit among industry leaders and listen to their opinions on the current economic challenges, but also provides a forum for them to feed back their thoughts and views.”
The Directors of Tomorrow judging panel included representatives of The Ana Leaf Foundation, the IoD Guernsey Committee and Orchard PR.
Amanda Simmons, a trustee of the Ana Leaf Foundation, said it was inspiring that future leaders were able to get an insight into local business and current affairs: “It also gives them the chance to voice their opinions on issues that surround them, both vocally at the IoD event and via their blogs. This year, IT up-skilling and how vital this is for their futures resonated throughout.”
You can read Abigail’s blog here, in which she praised Alastair Stewart for his instrumental role in making the event a success.
Nick described the convention as ‘intriguing’ in his winning blog, here.
While Eleanor wrote in her blog here about how she relished the opportunity to be a part of the whole event.