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IoD East of England is an active and vibrant region, with strong representation in a diverse range of industries, from traditional manufacturing, agriculture, extraction, education and professional services, through to new sectors such as technology, biotech and cleantech. We also take great pride in our world-leading position in fast-moving contemporary industries.

The region has over 3,930 members and is headed up by chair David Sales. We host a full programme of events ranging from networking lunches and dinners to business seminars and social events. All are open to members and non-members.

Members can also access a range of resources on topics such as business development and strategy, finance, technology and overseas trading by visiting the information and advice section of our website. David or any of our branch chairmen will be delighted to talk to you and answer any questions you may have.

East of England branches

The region encompasses five separate branches in Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire (includes Middlesex and parts of South Bedfordshire), Norfolk and Suffolk.

About Cambridgeshire branch

With around 700 members, the Cambridgeshire branch is ably led by its chair Taus Nöhrlind who, with the help of IoD staff and the volunteer committee, supports local members and organises inspirational and valuable business events in the area.

The IoD Cambridgeshire branch covers the whole county, as well as the PE postcodes of South Lincolnshire, and has a membership comprising a diverse cross-section of business leaders and senior executives. The branch’s role is to provide for the needs of local members within the scope of the IoD charter.

Under the leadership of Taus Nohrlind, the committee, which represents local members' interests, puts together a diary of events to appeal to a wide range of people. These include networking meetings, company and industry visits and social activities. We work with neighbouring branches in the IoD East of England region on key events and to allow region-wide to access all events for our respective members.

The branch also has plans to engage more with the local business community, link with media organisations, improve connections with education and work hard to develop its appeal to diverse groups. We are particularly working on ways to improve communication with members and support for not-for-profit organisations such as charities.

All Cambridgeshire events can be attended by IoD members from other branches and in many cases non-members are also welcome to come along.

About Essex branch

The Essex branch of IoD has around 1050 members and is ably led by its chair Damon Langlois who, with the help of the volunteer committee and IoD staff, supports members and organises inspirational and valuable business events in the area.

The branch events programme includes networking occasions, social opportunities and director development courses to further your business education and leadership skills. Events are advertised to members here, in our quarterly magazine and our monthly mailings.

Our quarterly Essex Newsletter is sent to all members, as well as opinion–formers and influencers throughout Essex, and contains news about recent and forthcoming branch events and matters of topical interest.

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About Hertfordshire branch

The Hertfordshire branch of the IoD has around 1,600 members and is ably led by its chair, Edwin Whittingham who, with the help of the volunteer committee and IoD staff, supports local members and organises inspirational and valuable business events in the area.

About Norfolk branch

The Norfolk branch has around 260 members and is ably led by Howard Ingleson. We have developed a programme of event activity which is designed to meet the needs of as many members and business professionals as possible and includes breakfast, lunch and evening seminars and social events as well as major corporate functions and mini-conferences.  


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About Suffolk branch

The IoD Suffolk branch has over 400 members. The volunteer committee is led by Graham Kill. The branch aims to provide insights and networking that members cannot get locally elsewhere. 

IoD Suffolk not only is creative in its events programme, it also partners with different organisations to deliver something different for its members. A visit to the ex USSAF Bentwaters base profiled the region’s creative industries with members wooed by massive projections, flying film drones and working military vehicles including a tank used for props - whilst such a display of hardware is not available for every event, equally stimulating events are showcased.

Important partners include MENTA, that together with IoD Suffolk created a mentoring scheme called Expert Connections to match business owners who are in the infancy of their business with experienced business leaders. This not only benefits both businesses, but contributes towards members’ CPD. The scheme has caught the attention of other IoD Branches that are evaluating adopting the scheme.

Members also give generously of their time to support local students with projects that aid their studies. The partnership with Suffolk One was one of the first such sixth form college relationships for an IoD Branch.

On a recent visit to Tuddenham Mill, the boutique hotel we heard how the hotel delivers informal formality - creating a warm welcoming environment that consistently delivers to the highest standard - IoD Suffolk can claim such an approach too and we look forward to welcoming existing, new and non-members to our events.

Contact IoD East of England

For more information, please contact.

020 7766 8924

East of England

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


IoD East of England
(Interim postal address only)
116 Pall Mall
London
SW1Y 5ED