Directors' Advisory Service

Access professional resources and expertise

Exclusive to IoD members

No matter how well connected you are, sometimes you need confidential, independent business advice from a specialist.

The Directors' Advisory Service provides IoD members with just that, free of charge. Advice ranges from raising finance to board & shareholders' disputes. 

Key details 

  • Exclusive to IoD members
  • Free, unbiased and confidential advice on a vast range of issues
  • Advice is given by appointment either face-to-face at 116 Pall Mall or over the telephone, depending on Advisors' availability 
  • Up to four appointments per calendar year, 30-45 minutes each
  • Open 9am - 5pm, Monday - Friday, excluding public holidays
  • To book an appointment, T +44 (0)20 7451 3188, or email us.
  • Advisory briefings
  • Current advisors
  • How the service operates in detail 

Typical enquiries 

  • I am starting a new business and want to know whether it is better to form a limited company or not?
  • I need to raise £200k. Can you advise me on the different avenues open to me?
  • A member of our staff has been on sick leave for two months. What are our options?
  • Our company is being accused of trademark infringement and we would like to understand where we stand.
  • I would like to expand my business, and I'd like some advice on marketing. What are the most important aspects of a successful direct mail shot?
  • I am about to accept a directorship and would like to know if the service agreement I am being offered may cause problems.


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