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The South region of the Institute of Directors has members spread over a geographical area stretching from Banbury in the north to Dover in the east, with eight individual branches and the regional headquarters based in Reading.

IoD South is home to a huge variety of businesses and is one of high output and achievement. All business interests are represented in its membership and the activities of the region and its branches provide an excellent platform for inspiration, discussion and development of ideas.

The region is responsible for the development and management of a programme of strategic events and seminars for IoD South members including highly prestigious events such as the annual London and South East Director of the Year Awards.

May is going to be dominated by the election and it’s crucial the business voice be heard in the debates to ensure business can thrive in a genuine entrepreneurial environment supporting long term and robust growth.

To support this in May we have two of our Ambassadors for the IoD in Kent running Director’s Briefings. Starting with Pam Loch, Managing Partner at Loch Employment Law on May 3rd, Pam will be looking at the changing face of the workforce and to ensure your business is compliant and making the most of the new ways of working in 2017. Pam will be followed by Peter Boulton Founder of Intime Profit on May 11th with his proven methodology on unlocking hidden profits. Both Pam and Peter have years of experience and I can highly recommend them.

Also on my radar for May is the fabulous Kent Vision Live on May 10th at the Kent Showground. This is a must attend day for Kent business leaders and I hope you will make time to come and find me at the IoD stand and also listen to our Chief Economist and Director of Policy, James Sproule, who will be leading a session discussing post-Brexit Britain and its wide-ranging political, economic and business-related implications.

For details of these and other events as well as ways the IoD can support your business please visit our website or contact me, you Chair.

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As an IoD Member you have access to various premises, including Regus where you can get a 10-15% discount.

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Nominees Announced for the 2017 Director of the Year Awards for London and South East

Join us this year in congratulating our nominees, who have been selected across multiple categories. Some include the Chairman's Award for Leadership in Corporate Responsibility, Directory of the Year - (Large Company) Turnover £100m - £149.99m, Director of the Year - (Large Company) Turnover £599m and over, Director of the Year (Medium Company), Director of the Year (Small Company), Early Stage Business Director of the Year, Young Director of the Year and more. The Awards Ceremony will take place on 17th May at 116 Pall Mall in London.

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South branches

IoD South has seven branches: Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes, Berkshire, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, Kent, Oxfordshire, Surrey and Sussex.

Final Notice & Agenda of the Annual Members' Meeting

Notice is hereby given that the Annual Members Meeting of the IoD Berkshire is part of the Institute of Directors’ South region, and aims to meet the needs of IoD members across the county and offer a wide variety of events and activities to complement the general benefits of being an IoD member.

We also encourage our members to connect with each other. We firmly believe that by offering members the support they need to be effective as directors, and their businesses to be as good as they can be, we bring economic benefits to the whole of Berkshire.

Whether you are a new member or have been a member for several years we would like to encourage you to attend one of our events. Our popular Cliveden Breakfast Club is a good one to start with, discussions around a topic lead by a table host at a great venue. We hold a variety of events:  Breakfast briefings, Directors Lunches – Economic updates, Informal networking at IoD Connect, Women in Business lunches, Unconferences, Sailing Regatta, Henley Royal Regatta, Henley Festival and Wine Tasting plus many more!

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Final Notice & Agenda of the Berkshire Annual Members' Meeting

Notice is hereby given that the Annual Members Meeting of the Berkshire Branch of the Institute of Directors will be held at Cliveden, Taplow, SL6 OJF on Friday May 12 2017. It will be held straight after our Cliveden Breakfast Club at 9.35am

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About Buckinghamshire branch

IoD Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes is here to meet the needs of IoD members from across the county. We are one of the UK’s leading branches with a wide variety of events and activities designed to appeal to all members, whatever their needs.

Our aim is to encourage members to connect with one another, and to help them access the support they need to be more effective as directors and to help their businesses to grow.

Committee members

Our committee is made up of businesspeople from across Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes and from a variety of different sectors. Each committee member is dedicated to making Bucks and Milton Keynes IoD an exciting and effective group for our members.


Buckinghamshire & Milton Keynes Annual Members Meeting

Notice is hereby given that the Annual Members Meeting of the Buckinghamshire & Milton Keynes Branch of the Institute of Directors will be held at Hartwell House, Oxford Road, Aylesbury, Bucks, HP17 8NR on Thursday, 25th May 2017. 

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About Hampshire branch

Hampshire and Isle of Wight IoD is recognised as the premier business organisation for the area. We aim to represent the concerns of our members locally, nationally and beyond, facilitate networking relations and provide an unsurpassed platform for conducting business. 

IoD Hampshire is a large and proactive branch. As well as laying on a range of events, we work very closely with other business organisations in the area, and have representation on various boards, such as the Local Enterprise Partnership, where our objective is to ensure that business remains involved and engaged.

Drawing on the practical experience of members and the expertise of the IoD Policy Unit, we have developed a strong business voice. Lobbying government is an important function of the IoD and helps Hampshire business to make its voice heard.   

About Kent branch

The Kent branch of the Institute of Directors has a large membership base from the full range of industry – agriculture, engineering, construction, transport and communications, manufacturing and the service sector – and we have particularly strong representation from the banking, financial and business service sector, at 41 per cent.

Members lead companies with turnovers ranging from less than £250k (eight per cent) to more than £500m (two per cent), while 37 per cent fall between £250k and £5m per annum and 28 per cent turnover between £5m and £500m. Forty per cent of our members employ 25 people or fewer.

Female members account for almost 10 per cent while members under 40 account for almost 13 per cent, reflecting our initiatives to fully represent the movers and shakers in business today.

Our vision

To maintain Kent IoD as one of the leading business organisations in the UK, we aim to:

  • Increase relevant membership
  • Activate a positive programme to retain members
  • Increase member satisfaction of activities and services
  • Increase representation among Kent's top companies
  • Involve a greater proportion of members
  • Introduce new youth and education initiatives
  • Encourage young people in business
  • Increase awareness in the business community
  • Generate funds to improve membership services
  • Facilitate change

IoD Kent sponsored by:

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About Oxfordshire branch

IoD Oxfordshire is an active and engaged branch, representing many members on a local basis. We work closely with the Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) to ensure the county continues to see an influx of investment. To that end, committee members have been taking on more ambassadorial roles to ensure business interests are fully represented in vital areas.

We are taking a particularly active interest in:

Education

We are building strong links with Young Enterprise and academy chains in the county, tackling the challenges of Generation Y’s entry into our workforces, asking what makes for employability and how we can boost it at a time of significant threats to further education funding.

Housing

House prices in the county are considerably above national average, but wages aren’t, with Oxford itself one of the least affordable cities in the country. IoD Oxfordshire is lobbying the LEP, ensuring the voice of business is heard in any measures taken to tackle this problem.

Employment

While the private sector is thriving in the county, the public sector is one of the largest employers, and the cuts continue. We need to be aware of the impact of these on ourselves and our staff, and, by working closely with the LEP and the various councils, we aim to represent and inform businesses.

Events

We hold interesting and enjoyable events, helping you build your professional development and widen your circle of business contacts. Our popular Blenheim breakfasts will continue, as will our recently introduced Connect evenings. 


Final Notice & Agenda of the Oxfordshire Annual Members' Meeting

Notice is hereby given that the Annual Members Meeting of the Oxfordshire Branch of the Institute of Directors will be held at Blenheim Palace on 10 May 2017 starting at 09:30am.

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About Surrey branch

IoD Surrey branch has a large member base. Chair Rob May, the staff and volunteer committee combine to support local members and organise valuable and engaging business events to boost professional development and extend networks and contact books.

We also host regular business briefings to ensure members have the best, most up-to-date economic intelligence on a range of issues from the state of Surrey business to the outlook for inflation, direct from the Bank of England.

IoD Surrey sponsored by:

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About Sussex branch

IoD Sussex branch has a large member base throughout the county. Sussex is rich in business variety, from the area’s traditional agriculture to the cutting-edge creativity of Brighton and Hove, and we encompass it all at IoD Sussex.

Committee members

Our committee comprises volunteers from a variety of business sectors. Everyone on the committee is dedicated to making the Sussex branch an effective and enticing group for members. We hope to foster a culture of mutual support in which members help each other to be more effective as directors and to help their businesses grow. Committee members are usually present at local events and are always available if you have questions.

Please let us know if you think you might like to join the Sussex committee. We always welcome new members.

Membership engagement

To encourage engagement and networking we recently launched the IoD Sussex LinkedIn group where you can connect with fellow members and find out about our latest activities. You will find it at LinkedIn under ‘IoD Sussex – members only’.


Upcoming Sussex Events

Rampion Offshore Wind Farm: a 'tour' of the development and construction process
Join us on 25th April at Malmaison and hear from Chris Tomlinson, Development and Stakeholder Manager, who has been working with the renewable energy project since its outset.

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Sussex Annual Members Meeting

Notice is hereby given that the Annual Members Meeting of the Sussex Branch of the Institute of Directors will be held at Malmaison, Brighton Marina, BN2 5WA on Thursday, 25th April 2017.

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IoD South sponsored by:

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Contact IoD South

For more information, please contact

020 7766 8805

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


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