Group finance director of Blue Diamond Garden Centre Richard Hemans has been appointed chartered director.
Chartered director is the Institute of Director?s prestigious and practical qualification for company directors and board members, following a rigorous process that has taken over two years.
The qualification enables candidates to demonstrate their understanding and knowledge of the role of a director and the role of the board across four key areas covering strategy, finance, leadership and stakeholder management.
It is tested by two exams before the final stage where applicants are invited to demonstrate their significant experience as a director in five key areas, evidenced through interview by two peer reviewers, and supported by a portfolio that documents their directorial roles.
Hemans said: ?I am thrilled to have been admitted as a Chartered Director. I have enjoyed the experience immensely and look forward to applying what I have learnt in my executive role at Blue Diamond and perhaps one or two non-executive positions.
?This has been a very rewarding and challenging process that I would recommend wholeheartedly to both aspiring and incumbent company directors.?