The boss of north-east charity Cornerstone, Edel Harris, was last night crowned the Aberdeen and Grampian regional director of the year.
Jennifer MacKenzie-Hallwood, managing director of Inverness-based Tefl Org UK, triumphed in the Highlands and islands category.
Their accolades came at the Institute of Directors Scotland (IoD) Director of the Year Awards in Glasgow.
Mrs Harris is chief executive at Aberdeen-based Cornerstone, which is one of Scotland’s largest charities.
It provides care and support services throughout the country for adults, children and young people with disabilities and other support needs.
Tefl Org UK trains thousands of people every year in teaching English as a foreign language.
Other winners last night included Magnus Houston, managing director of north seafood firm Coast and Glen, who was named emerging director of the year.
Betty Andrews, managing director of a group of Kirkwall Grammar School pupils trading as Fjara won the Young Enterprise Scotland award.
Fjara made hand-crafted jewellery from sea glass collected from Orkney beaches and sold them at local events and craft fairs.
The two top IoD Scotland director of the year awards went to Alan Foy, chief executive of Glasgow-based Smart Metering Systems, and Sara Speirs, managing director of Paisley firm Spectrum Service Solutions.