Latest News | 19 January 2022

Several Bondholders on leadership awards shortlist

Connect Derby
Rhodes Wealth Management
Vibrant Accountancy Limited
Ignite Your Inner Potential Ltd
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A host of Bondholders are up for awards at this year’s East Midlands Leadership Awards.

The awards, organised by, are due to take place at the Crowne Plaza, in Nottingham, on 10 March.

Shortlisted in the Public and Third Sector Leader category are Amo Raju, of Disability Direct and Ann Bhatti, from Connect Derby.

Amo is also a finalist in the Diversity & Inclusion Leader category, alongside fellow Bondholder Kul Mahay, of Ignite Your Inner Potential.

Flying the Marketing Derby Bondholder flag in the Mentor of the Year category is Adam Rhodes, of Rhodes Wealth Management.

Shortlisted for the Professional Services Leader award is Carl Hilton, of BSP Consulting, while Bev Wakefield, of Vibrant Accountancy, is nominated for Transformational Leader.

Finally, Stewart Vandermark, of Nelsons, is up for Company Leader (over 100 employees).

The overall Leader of the Year will be announced on the night.

Sam Metcalf, Midlands editor at, who chaired the judging panel, said: “The standard of this year’s entrants was higher than ever, displaying the depth and breadth of the leadership talent in the East Midlands.

“I’d like to thank our judging panel for their time and expertise and wish all the shortlisted individuals all the best for our awards evening in March.”

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