CEO, Charmaine Vincent, Announced As IOD National SME Director Of The Year

Charmaine Vincent, CEO of Baltimore Consulting, has been announced as the National SME Director of the Year at this years’ IoD awards. Baltimore Consulting have endorsed a consultative approach to the public and third sector, fulfilling Local Authorities’ hiring requirements and supporting vulnerable subject areas such as Mental Health, SEN & Safeguarding Adults and Children since their inception in 2013.

Charmaine successfully completed a management buyout last year, paying Opus Talent Solutions £1.4million to obtain 100% ownership of the business. Since then, Baltimore Consulting have gone from strength-to-strength and recognition for this has been incredible.

Charmaine founded Baltimore Consulting in early 2013 and, with 20 years’ professional experience coupled with senior recruitment expertise spanning both the public and commercial sector, has driven strong growth year on year.

Charmaine Vincent, owner and CEO, said:

“Winning SME Director of the Year is such a huge accolade for both myself and the rest of the business and I really couldn’t be more proud. Since our inception, Baltimore has always had a strong moral compass. Our shared set of values and collaborative family culture, make leading from the front in this industry an absolute pleasure. Winning this award some 18 months after completing an MBO is all the recognition we need. Caring about your people, working hard and always believing really does make the difference”.

The finalists of the awards were chosen from the hundreds of Directors that entered into one of the 11 heats across the UK in 14 different categories. Based in Bristol, Charmaine was also awarded the SME Director of the Year in the South West region which is an amazing achievement in its own right.

The overall winners at the National awards were announced at the awards ceremony on Friday 18th October 2019 at The Brewery.

Jonathan Geldart, Director General of the Institute of Directors, said:

“I would like to congratulate all of our Award winners, each of whom have shown dedication, ingenuity, and leadership, inspiring those around them. Better directors make for better businesses, which is to the benefit of the economy and society as a whole. The judges had a tough job on their hands picking the first among equals, with all of our finalists standing as beacons of excellence from every corner of the UK.

It is undoubtedly a challenging time to be a director, making the achievements of our winners all the more impressive. The IoD is here to support leaders through the turbulence, but equally we think it is crucial to shine the spotlight on those who continue to raise the bar for British business despite the circumstances.”