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.


IoD Members: Click here to email us your enquiry

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Christmas Services

Whilst our Information and Advisory Service will be closed over the Christmas period, our Legal and Tax Helplines will be open as normal but will be closed on Public Bank Holidays