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designed by Benjy James YoungThe West Midlands Director of the Year Awards has become the IoDs most successful annual event attracting a high standard of entrants. The organisation felt it was only fitting that those who have worked hard to create jobs and prosperity in the region were properly rewarded with a unique piece of art.

Benjy James Young, who studies Visual Communications, designed bespoke digital prints that all related to the individual categories.

IoD Regional Director, John Phillips, said: "We are delighted we are able to commission work for a new artist and not only provide them with a platform to gain valuable publicity but involve them in our event and mentor them with essential business advice.

This year we were particularly grateful to Benjy James Young. Benjy produced some very special art work which followed the theme of the six awards, including the prestige IoD West Midlands Director of the Year Award. It means our winners have a very individual and personal trophy and not just a block of glass taken from a shelf in a shop!”

The University has a strong bond with the IoD who supports the University through their student mentoring activity and utilises the valuable source of creative talent from the School of Art and Design.

Visual Communications Course Leader, John Clementson, said: “The Visual Communication team is always keen to create links with the wider business community and we delighted to support the Institute of Directors and further strengthen the university relationship. 

We are overjoyed with the work that Benjy has produced for the organisation and the experience and kudos gained from taking on such a project will be invaluable as Benjy embarks on what we hope will be a hugely successful career.”


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Date Issued: Monday 3 June 2013

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