Simplyhealth Chief Executive, Romana Abdin, shortlisted for The Institute of Director’s 2015 London and South East Director of the Year Awards

Simplyhealth is delighted to announce that its Chief Executive, Romana Abdin, has been shortlisted as a finalist in the Turnover £300m and over Category for The Institute of Director’s 2015 London and South East Director of the Year Awards.

Now regarded as one of the leading and most important events in the UK’s business calendar, The Institute of Directors London & South East Director of the Year Awards recognise and celebrate the very best business leaders in the UK.

Romana is now in the running to receive one of these prestigious awards. Offering a platform to represent and promote the organisation externally, this is also a great opportunity for us to collectively celebrate our organisation, our achievements and recognise the contribution our teams and employees across the business continue to make, acting as true catalysts for change within the business.

Romana Abdin – Chief Executive, Simplyhealth
I am surprised and delighted to have been shortlisted for this award. While it is always nice to be recognised, I consider that this could not have been achieved without the support of all my colleagues in the Simplyhealth team. We’ve come a long way together and we'll continue to pursue new opportunities as we seek to build a strong, vibrant and diverse organisation. I am proud to be part of a team that continues to embrace the challenge of the changes we are making in order to face the future with confidence.
Romana Abdin – Chief Executive, Simplyhealth

Hosted by the IoD’s Executive Chef, Roger Evans, plus guest presenter and speaker Jeremy Vine, the Awards ceremony will be held at the Institute of Directors in Pall Mall, London, on Thursday 28 April 2016.

For further information about the awards and to see the full list of shortlisted finalists visit:

Notes to Editors

About Simplyhealth


We have been helping people with their everyday health for over 140 years. Our roots are in the hospital funds set up during the Victorian era to help working people save for their medical care, and we still follow mutual values today. With no shareholders, our profits go back into supporting our customers and healthcare charitable causes, donating over £1 million each year. Last year, we donated £1.6 million.


In 2011, we acquired Denplan Limited, the UK’s leading dental payment plan specialist. Simplyhealth has 1,391 employees based across our offices in Andover, Manchester, Leeds and Denplan in Winchester. We serve nearly 3.5 million customers through cash plans, dental plans, Denplan and pet health plans. Our Independent Living Centres provide daily living and mobility products, including powerchairs, mobility scooters and wheelchairs, in Andover, Bristol, Burnham, Droitwich, Kenilworth, Leeds, Northfield, Norwich, Sutton Coldfield, Telford, Willenhall and Wolverhampton.


Simplyhealth is a trading name of Simplyhealth Access, which is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority.


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