Institute of Directors
Natalie Sykes is passionate about the success of others.
As the Institute of Directors’ (IoD) regional director for Yorkshire and the North East, she is committed to fuelling regional prosperity and is a powerful advocate of the Northern Powerhouse.
The IoD supports its members by encouraging entrepreneurial activity and promotes responsible business practice for the benefit of the business community and society as a whole.
Previously chairman of its Young Directors for Yorkshire and the Humber and judge for its Director of the Year Awards, Natalie’s business experience encompasses a diverse range of interests, including: property, supercars, luxury hospitality, health and wellbeing. She has a property portfolio and is a board director for Groundwork UK, the environmental regeneration charity.
Natalie is passionate about extending business opportunities into the community in her role as an ambassador for the National Apprenticeship Scheme, whose main aim is to engage employers to commit to apprenticeship delivery in England. She believes that young people should have the belief to pursue a lifelong career and the awareness of alternative paths to success.
She is a firm believer in lifelong learning having launched her first business aged 17, and recently qualified as an IoD chartered director.