Tim Phillips, Managing Director at Gate One, has been named ‘Director of the Year’ by the IoD, one of UK’s leading business networks. Phillips won the award in the ‘Regional Small Company’ category in the East of England region. As part of his triumph, Phillips will progress to the national finals, which will be held in October.
Every year the Institute of Directors (IoD), with over 34,500 members across the UK one of Britain’s largest network of executives and managers, organises the ‘Director of the Year Awards’. The IoD holds the awards to celebrate best practice leadership in big corporates, small businesses, the public sector, as well as charities and start-ups. Awards are handed out in eleven categories, with winners recognised as the best in their field by a jury consisting of more than 30 experts from the business, public sector and academia.
In the run up to the national finals, this year held in October at the prestigious Lancaster London Hotel, the IoD unveils regional winners. In the East of England region – comprising of Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire (includes Middlesex and parts of South Bedfordshire), Norfolk and Suffolk – one of the awards went to Tim Phillips, Managing Director at Gate One, a fast growing management company specialised in business transformation services.
Phillips co-founded Gate One in July 2013*, and since the fast growing consultancy has expanded to its current team of 25 professionals. Prior to setting up Gate One, Phillips was a global partner at niche consultancy Molten and an executive director at Moorhouse. At the consultancies Phillips led and contributed to high profile, complex programmes for clients such as Transport for London, Lloyds, GSK, a leading investment bank, Astra Zeneca, BP and GazProm. Before then, he worked for Marks & Spencer as a senior Programme Managers, where he led a number of high profile business change programmes, including the separation of M&S Money. Phillips joined Deloitte Consulting in October 1999 in the Programme Leadership/Strategy Management Consultancy practice and managed large-scale business transformation programmes for clients including; Defra, the Child Support Agency and BBC.
The Gate One Managing Director has a Masters and a first class degree in engineering, an MBA from the Cranfield School of management and programme management accreditation (PMP, MSP Advanced Practitioner). Phillips is a Fellow of the Institute of Management Consultancy, a Certified Management Consultant, a Fellow of the Association for of Project Management and a Chartered Director.
“As a Chartered Director I am delighted that the IoD East of England has recognised me for this award. Gate One is a fast growing, innovative, management consultancy specialising in business transformation. Our ongoing success is down to the effective application of sound business management principles and a dedicated and talented team,” says Phillips on his recognition.
For Phillips it is not the first time he has been named a ‘Director of the Year’ by the IoD – in 2012 he won the Award in the London and East region for firms within the £5 million - £25 million revenue range.
* Other founders are Simon Dennis, David Holliday and Alex McEvoy.