Two Worcester business leaders have been shortlisted for the 'Director of the Year Award'.

The Institute of Directors has announced Mark Smith, of the Royal Life Saving Society and Michael Doolin of Clover HR as finalists for its awards.

The national awards recognise England's finest leadership talents from numerous business sectors.

Mr Smith has been nominated in the non-executive director category, while Mr Doolin is up for the innovation category.

Winners will be announced at a lunchtime presentation ceremony at The Grand Hotel in Birmingham on Friday, October 4.