East of England
The East of England region comprises branches in Cambridgeshire, which covers the county of Cambridgeshire and part of Lincolnshire; Essex, including the county of Essex (including the Southend on Sea and Thurrock unitary authorities) and some of the East London postal districts; Hertfordshire, covering Hertfordshire, Middlesex and parts of South Bedfordshire (including Biggleswade, Luton, Dunstable and Leighton Buzzard); Norfolk and Suffolk. The region has an IoD hub in Norwich based within the City College's St Andrew's House.
Headed up by Regional Chairman Chris Parkhouse and Regional Officer Camilla Calverley-Halford; the region has approximately 4,600 members.
The region hosts a full programme of events ranging from networking lunches and dinners to business seminars and social events.
The New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership, which helps to grow jobs in Suffolk and Norfolk is launching a newly re-designed website to help start-ups, small businesses and entrepreneurs. The Business Information Portal (BIP), www.bizinfoportal.co.uk is free to use. It brings together hundreds of local and national sources of business support and information. Topics range from finance to exporting and contract opportunities to resource efficiency. Users are provided with information tailored to their local area and focused on topics they select from an easy-to-use menu.
IoD members can also access a range of resources on topics such as business development & strategy, finance, technology and trading overseas by visiting the guiding section of our website.
East of England Region