Business Information Service

Access professional resources and expertise

Exclusive to IoD members

Wherever you are in the world, you always have access to our top professional researchers, who can provide you with valuable information on topics ranging from market forecasts and industry trends to trading abroad and employee salaries.

Key details

  • Free and exclusive service to you as an IoD member
  • Accessible from all over the world by e-mail, phone or fax
  • Opening hours 9am-5pm, Monday-Friday, excluding UK public holidays
  • Up to 25 enquiries per calendar year, with 30 minutes of research time on each occasion
  • Bespoke answers within 24 hours, or soon thereafter during exceptionally busy periods 
  • Wealth of information resources
  • How the service operates in detail

Typical member enquiries

  • What items should be included in a director’s service agreement?
  • Who are the directors and main shareholders of company X?
  • What is the typical salary of a finance director in a £10m company?
  • What is the value of the training market in the UK?
  • Can you provide a list of companies in West Yorkshire with a turnover of between £5-50m?
  • How should we go about setting up a remuneration committee?
  • Who are the major players in the sports equipment market?
  • Can you supply a job description for a managing director and what should their salary be?
  • How do I go about setting up a company in Germany?
  • Can you provide a template consultancy agreement?


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