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Better Directors, Build a Better World

We believe that helping directors to improve, encouraging great governance, while fostering an entrepreneurial climate, helps generate prosperity in all its forms, making the world a better place.

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Raise your profile, make new connections and become part of something bigger when you join our growing community of directors.

You’ll have the opportunity to hear from some of the world’s greatest and most influential speakers, keep up to date on all topics of business and make valuable long-lasting connections.

Additionally, members can join our members-only LinkedIn group – giving you a digital hub for director-to-director networking.

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The IoD has been supporting business leaders for over a century and our world class professional development programmes are specifically designed around professional competencies. Our training is delivered by directors, for directors.

Access the IoD Academy for interactive CPD content - from polls to podcasts - to read, watch or listen on the go.

Learn from experienced Directors and enhance your knowledge and skills in a flexible and interactive environment with our open courses or become a Chartered Director, gain professional recognition and enhance your career prospects with the only director qualifications awarded under Royal Charter.

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Make informed decisions with confidence. Our award-winning Information and Advisory Service can offer you specialist advice on all areas of business, including access to tax and legal helplines alongside a wealth of other resources.

Work with researchers to gain information on everything from finance to market research and make informed decisions by gaining support and guidance through our advisory service or through our library at 116 Pall Mall or online, which can be accessed anywhere at any time.

You can increase your understanding on key business areas with our resources and factsheets or for help with tax and legal, whether it’s a personal or business enquiry, we’re here to help you find the right solution through our tax and legal helplines.

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Become a better leader

Continually enhance your capabilities, and achieve your career goals when you join
our community of over 25,000 business leaders.

900 IoD events held up and down the country on a variety of topics
52 Visits to IoD premises UK wide including 116 Pall Mall
25 Calls to the legal helpline for confidential advice on a vast range of legal issues
25 Enquiries to the tax helpline for both business and personal reasons
18 IoD premises across the UK, ideal for meetings and networking
25k Business leaders and directors for you to connect with
25 Enquiries to the business information service and our professional researchers
4 Sessions with a specialist for independent and confidential business advice
10k IoD members you can connect with via our exclusive LinkedIn Group
1 Step away from achieving your full potential
We are a part of something bigger, and there are over 25,000 of us
We work wherever and however we like, with free access to IoD hubs up and down the country
We boost our skills and achieve our full potential with exclusive professional development courses
We see, hear and experience more, with access to networking events nationwide
Get inspired with specialist advice and information on all key areas of business
Free legal and tax helplines and access to a comprehensive business library

Hear from our members...

Carole O'neil, Advance Electronics Company "Membership has given me access to a network of other Directors in my local area and elsewhere, as well as some great training opportunites." Carole O'Neil Partner, HR & Training
Yahya Shakweh, Advance Electronics Company "My favourite thing is the sense of belonging to a strong community of business leaders; a community of strong leaders empowered to influence the business landscape in the UK and beyond." Dr. Yahya Shakweh CDir Vice President, Advanced Electronics Company
Ayesha Sultan, Board Member "Becoming a member of the IoD is a great boost to your career. The IoD gives you a platform to interact with like-minded individuals and share ideas." Ayesha Sultan CDir Board Member

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Full Membership pricing

From just £35 per month.

Due to the current situation with Covid-19 we are waiving our election fees to reduce the price of membership so you can still get the support you need from the IoD in these difficult times.

Membership fee Election fee Total
1 year £415 £125 £415
2 years £780 £62.50 £780
3 years £1,145 £0 £1,145

To view all membership fees and discounts for multi-year and multi-person, please click here.

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Membership grades and criteria

IoD membership is open to anyone with senior-level responsibilities – you do not need to be a registered director or working in a commercial entity to be eligible for Associate status but only practicing directors can obtain Member and Fellow status of the IoD. For more information, please visit here.

Join for multiple years and save

Join for 2 years and save £50
Join for 3 years and save £100
Join for 5 years and save £200
Join for 10 years and save £500

Please contact your local membership team to join for multiple years and take advantage of these savings.

Membership fees are broken down into two parts: a one-off election fee and an annual subscription fee. A one- or two-year membership of the IoD will be subject to an election fee. 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 your local membership team.
You could also be entitled to a tax relief on your annual membership of up to £250. Read our FAQs for details.