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The UK's fastest growing community for entrepreneurs looking to grow their businesses. 

You've taken the leap, now let us help you succeed

Scale up your start-up

We bring young talent together in one community to create strong peer networks and offer access to professional guidance on transforming start-ups into scale-ups. We focus on enabling you to grow whilst taking some of the pressure off.

Download the IoD 99 start-up guide

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Expand your network and reach 

Attend free IoD 99 socials up and down the country and get the chance to give a micro pitch on your business to fellow 99ers and the wider IoD membership. The IoD 99 run events  every week, all year long up and down the country, encouraging entrepreneurs and early-stage start-up founders and co-founders to engage with the wealth of expertise and experience that is unique to every member.

Knowledge is power

Gain full access to the IoD event calendar which includes hundreds of events on a huge range of topics. IoD events are specifically designed to take the ‘work’ out of networking and enhance your knowledge on key business topics.

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"The IoD 99 network has helped me scale up in three ways; credibility, inspiration and networking. Other benefits I’ve enjoyed are the facilities, professional development and information. Being able to hold meetings in such a professional location adds significant credibility to my business. "

James Pope, Founder at Fanto

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Get the support and inspiration you need to succeed

Gain access to our community of over 2,500 amazing founders, running start-ups in all major sectors from across the UK. They can provide guidance based on their own experiences and we are really proud of the massive amounts of added value 99ers give each other, on a daily basis.

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What about business intelligence and advice

Gain access to the award-winning Information and Advisory Service where you can perform 12 searches a year from the Business Information Service. This includes calls to legal & tax advice helplines and access to information resources on everything you need to start-up and grow.

Join our community Find out more about IAS

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Learn wherever and however you like

Learn wherever and however you like

Be part of an innovative experience that’s setting the standards for business leaders everywhere. Create your own personal development plan and identify areas for growth with our self-assessment tool. With our brand new IoD Academy app you can assess your skillset against the IoD Director Competency Framework, create a personal development plan and track your progress while you learn on the go.

Join our community Find out more about IoD Academy

Get your voice heard on key business issues

Interact with the IoD policy team – the people who represent your views and lobby your interests to decision makers at the heart of government, media and industry. The UK's prosperity depends on enterprise and it is imperative that the views of directors are heard. We exert our influence in all matters of economic and public policy.

Join our community Find out more about Policy Voice

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"IoD 99 provides a fantastic support network where you can chat through your problems with other young entrepreneurs. Business opportunities have been generated through the network which has certainly helped us grow. There is a great camaraderie between the members and you get access to some great facilities and services. "

Charlotte Nichols, Founder at Harvey & Hugo 

Join the IoD 99 from £99 per year

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Invest in your future when you join the IoD. Membership fees can be paid annually by credit card, debit card or direct debit.  
If you would like an invoice for your fees or would like to pay by monthly direct debit please contact our membership team on 020 7766 8888.
You could also be entitled a tax relief on your annual membership of up to £250. Read our FAQs for details.

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Am I eligible to join the IoD 99 community?

IoD 99 is aimed to actively support founders & entrepreneurs who are looking for the resources and support network needed to effectively scale up.
As such there are some criteria in place that need to be met to join the network:

> Be a founder or co-founder of your own business <

> Have an annual turnover of less than £3m <

> Have been established for 5 years or less <

> Have not been an IoD member in the past two years <

Join the IoD today  View membership grades and criteria