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The IoD is the UK’s leading business network. We help businesses of all size to access the essential skills, powerful insight and crucial networking opportunities they need to succeed.

We are completely focussed on the challenges that face businesses today and our growing voice is helping to shape the nation’s business agenda. We are not here just to influence, we are here to support you and your business in achieving your goals and growth and it is this aim which formulates the membership benefits that are on offer and you will see below.


What are the benefits?

  • World class advice and guidance  Our Information and Advice team are ready to offer you support, from legal advice to impartial advice on your business plan
  • Leading Professional Development courses An extensive range of courses, conferences, seminars, development programmes and services specifically designed by directors for directors and run throughout the UK.
  • A diverse event and conference portfolio Our event and conference portfolio allows you to connect with fellow members, hear from some of the most inspiring people in business and develop your knowledge and skills.
  • Thousands of meeting and networking spaces across the UK and the world With our premises offering stretching across the UK through our Regional locations and in association with Regus you are never far away from an IoD space to work, meet and network.
  • A voice championing British business to governments at home and abroad Our Policy Unit are in continuous discussions with ministers and persons of influence to ensure that British Business is top of the agenda at all times and that your voice is heard.
  • A range of specially negotiated products and services Chosen specifically and exclusively for IoD members our Preferred Programme benefits help with making insurance, travel services, health plans and more as easy as possible.

You can find information on all our benefits and those above by downloading our membership brochure


Am I eligible for membership?

You will usually qualify for membership if you have responsibility for the strategic direction of your organisation; you do not always have to be a board director to apply and you need not be a registered director. From entrepreneurs of start-up companies, to CEOs of large organisations, both private and public sector, we provide business leaders with the effective tools to support them in their role.

How much is membership?

The current annual membership fee is £385 (UK & EU). There is an election fee of £220 but if you join for two years or more, you will receive a substantial discount on that fee. A full breakdown on Fees can be found here.

How to apply

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If your application is successful, your IoD membership card, welcome pack and a receipt for this transaction will be posted to you within five working days.* Your IoD membership is activated on confirmation of membership and your benefits start immediately. If your application is unsuccessful, we will refund your payment immediately.

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