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Member Facilities in Nottingham – IMPORTANT, PLEASE READ

Our sincere apologies but the meeting space in the Business Lounge at Nottingham Trent University is no longer available.

We are seeking a longer term alternative but in the meantime we have negotiated with Crowne Plaza Hotel Nottingham (5 mins away from previous lounge) that IoD members can use their space in the atrium which has plenty of different seating areas, and the option to book private meeting rooms.

The entrance to the Crowne Plaza hotel is on Wollaton Street and the nearest tram stop to the hotel is the Theatre Royal stop, which is visible from the entrance to the hotel. This will take you directly to and from Nottingham train station, or the tram park and ride sites.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused and hope to see you in 2019.

Please note we have a new premise in Leicester. You can find out more here

IoD members enjoy the benefits of having an influential organisation on their side in representing their concerns to government, and at their side in providing professional business support wherever it is needed

Headed up by regional director Ron Lynch, with chair Garry Smith, the IoD East Midlands hosts numerous events for members and non-members alike. These range from business forums and networking events through to social days such as golf and racing.

IoD East Midlands Director of the Year Awards

IoD East Midlands Director of the Year Awards 2019

Entries and nominations are now open for Director of the Year Awards 2019. We are looking for inspiring and pioneering business leaders from all corners of the region to enter the 2019 East Midlands Director of the Year Awards.

Our annual Awards has grown over the past years to represent the pinnacle of leadership and business excellence, highlighting the significant contribution business leaders can make to society and economic prosperity in the region.

  • Director of the Year – Non-Executive
  • Director of the Year – Innovation
  • Director of the Year – Young
  • Director of the Year – Public
  • Director of the Year – Third Sector
  • Director of the Year - Family Business
  • Director of the Year – Inclusivity
  • Director of the Year - International
  • Director of the Year – Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Director of the Year – Start-Up
  • Director of the Year – Small-Medium Business (up to £50 million turnover)
  • Director of the Year - Large Business (more than £50 million turnover)
  • Chairman’s Award for Excellence in Director and Board Practice

New categories have been added for 2019 to recognise the Young Director of the Year and the leading director of a business with a £50 million-plus turnover.

If you have accomplished great things in 2018, this is a great opportunity to showcase your achievements!

Deadline to enter is 12-04-2019

Enter now

IoD East Midlands Magazine

We are pleased to announce the winter edition of the IoD East Midlands magazine. 

Read Here

East Midlands branches

The IoD East Midlands is composed of branches in Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire and has more than 1,800 members. The regional office is found in the heart of the city, housed within the Nottingham Conference Centre as part of the completely refurbished Nottingham Trent University. Membership gives you access to the Directors Lounge free of charge and to bookable private meeting rooms.

About Leicestershire branch

The Leicestershire branch of the IoD has more than 400 members, representing city and county, large companies and SMEs, and all sectors of the economy both private and public.

The branch and its associated committee are here to represent the interests of individual directors in Leicestershire and to provide opportunities in professional development and less formal areas of interest for its members. 

This is achieved by a varied programme of events throughout the year, sponsored by Nelsons Solicitors, including links with local universities and other branches within the IoD East Midlands region. These events offer great opportunities to meet with and learn from other directors and hear from a variety of fascinating speakers. 

We are delighted to welcome all members – and indeed someone thinking about becoming a member.

Leicestershire Chairman:
Stephen de Looze MBA FRSA MIoD

07595 414484


IoD Leicestershire is sponsored by:


Nelsons, optimised

About Lincolnshire branch

The Lincolnshire branch has around 230 members and is ably led by chairman Gary Headland who, together with IoD staff and the volunteer committee, supports local members and organises inspirational and valuable business events in the area.

The Lincolnshire branch covers a large geographical area from the Humber ports of Grimsby and Immingham in the north to The Wash in the south-east and Stamford in the south-west. Although comparatively small in numbers, with members spread across a wide rural landscape, our membership continues to grow. We have a busy programme of events that includes professional workshops, factory visits, social activities and entertainment.

Lincolnshire has been perceived as being almost exclusively dependent on farming but, although the county boasts some of the most productive and efficient farms in Europe and leading manufacturers and specialists in agriculture, only a small percentage of the population now work in the industry.

More than 10 per cent of the nation's sea-borne trade is handled through the Humberside ports and the south-eastern port of Boston continues to grow in stature. The oil refining and steel-making industry are both in north Lincolnshire, while Lincoln, home to a diversity of specialist manufacturing and engineering companies, is booming. The opening of the University of Lincolnshire has been a fillip for the local economy.

Lincolnshire IoD branch committee works hard to ensure that the county's industry and commerce are well represented in all their diversity and that members have a varied choice of professional and social activities.

IoD Lincolnshire Sponsored By

IoD East Midlands Sponsors

About Northamptonshire branch

Representing around 340 members, the Northamptonshire branch is ably led by chairman Sarah Canning who, with the help of the volunteer committee and IoD staff, supports local members and organises inspirational and valuable business events in the area.

The Northamptonshire branch is particularly active, and the branch committee works hard to encourage member participation through a varied range of events that provide opportunities to network and exchange experiences and ideas. We have links with many local business groups as well as the education sector.

About Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire branch

With around 550 members, the Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire branch is ably led by chair Stephen de Looze  who, with the help of the volunteer committee and IoD staff, provides invaluable support for members and organises a range of inspirational business events in the area.

The branch seeks to bring a mix of education, development, networking, interest and enjoyment to its varied programme for members, all with an eye to making it relevant to the Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire business community. We are proud to have been at the forefront of developing close links with local university business schools to encourage youth enterprise, with a significant number of IoD members volunteering to mentor undergraduates in business training exercises and finding this a remarkably stimulating experience.

IoD Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire is sponsored by:

IoD East Midlands Sponsor, Nelsons

East Midlands Young Directors Forum (YDF)

The YDF aims to provide opportunities for younger, less experienced directors and executives to learn both from each other and from the more experienced business leaders who attend the events.

Find out more

IoD East Midlands sponsored by:




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Contact IoD East Midlands

For more information, please contact

0115 8486 190

East Midlands

Branch and staff contacts can be found on the main Contacts tab

IoD East Midlands
Newton Arkwright Building
Nottingham Trent University
Burton Street