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Become a better leader, continually enhance your capabilities, and achieve your career goals when you join our community of over 30,000 business leaders

Become a better leader today

Expand your reach and influence, gain fresh perspective and become part of something bigger when you join our community of like-minded business leaders. With regular networking events throughout the UK, professional development at your fingertips, and the chance to build new connections, you'll be in good company with the IoD.

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Learn wherever and however you like

Be part of an innovative experience that’s setting the standards for business leaders everywhere, with the IoD Academy. 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.

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Enhance your knowledge

Keep up to date on all topics of business, and make valuable long-lasting connections at our prestigious events running all year round. You’ll have the opportunity to hear from some of the world’s greatest and most influential speakers. From the UK-wide Director of the Year Awards series culminating in London, to the Annual Women's Leadership Conference, there are always opportunities to learn from those in the know.

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Achieve your full potential

Designed around professional competencies, our world class professional development programmes will give you the skills and knowledge you need to develop your expertise and gain untold recognition in the workplace. Our training is delivered by leaders for leaders, meaning you can benefit from expertly delivered world-class content.

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Boost your network

Raise your profile, meet new customers, and become part of something bigger when you join our community of 30,000+ likeminded business leaders. IoD networking events and opportunities are specifically designed to take the ‘work’ out of networking, whilst enhancing your knowledge on key business topics. 

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Access a wealth of knowledge & information 

Increase your understanding on key business issues and make informed decisions by gaining access to our award winning Information and Advisory services. As an IoD member you’ll receive specialist advice and information on all areas of business. You’ll also get access to our top professional researchers, including tax and legal helplines, Directors advice, resources and factsheets, and a comprehensive business library.

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Work flexibly nationwide

Increase your productivity wherever you are by gaining access to 15 IoD hubs up and down the UK. Our nationwide premises provide you with flexible working, networking and meeting space solutions. From Birmingham to Belfast, you’ll find a thriving community of IoD members in every corner.

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Work flexibly nationwide

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Influence all matters of economic and public policy

The IoD represents its members and advances the case for business in government, parliament, the media and other influential forums. Launched in 2008 to help fulfil the terms of our Royal Charter, Policy Voice seeks IoD members’ opinions on the issues that matter to business leaders, including Brexit priorities, regulation, skills and the economy. Get your voice heard today and make your mark in the corridors of power.

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Stay informed and get inspired

Director magazine offers inspiration, advice and expert opinion to entrepreneurs and business leaders plus the latest news tailored to company directors. IoD members receive Director Magazine as part of their membership. IoD members and IoD student members can also register to receive our iPad, Android and digital editions (on your desktop or mobile) for free.

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The Specifics of your membership

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Am I eligible to join the IoD?

If you are responsible for strategic leadership in your organisation, you will be eligible to become a Member. If you don't quite fit the Member criteria you can still join as an Associate.

What's the difference between an Associate and Member?

The different grades of membership are based on your individual experience. If your company turnover, budget or length of time in business doesn't meet the Member criteria you can still join as an Associate.

You'll still receive all of the same benefits and when you're ready you can upgrade to Member status.

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Full Membership Prices

Join from just £52 per month*

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*Monthly Direct Debit is only available when joining or renewing for a 1 year term.

Please note that all fees are subject to annual change. Fees listed above are valid until 31st December 2019 when an annual review will take place.

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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Seek knowledge

"Membership has given me access to a network of other Directors in my local area and elsewhere, as well as some great training opportunities. I found the training provided by the IoD to be excellent, in building both knowledge and self-confidence."

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Become inspired

“As I grew in my role, I embarked on the Chartered Director programme and joined the IoD, continuing to push myself to learn about corporate governance. This has led me to being a member of 5 boards.”

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Remove boundaries

“It felt like a minefield to get the business support from a central trusted source. IoD membership has given me the freedom to make decisions while feeling the safety net of support of the heritage of experience and resources I can draw from the IoD”

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Become part of something bigger

“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.”

Read Yahya's story

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If you would like any more information on membership then feel free to get in touch with one of our membership team on 020 7766 8888, alternatively send us an email at, and we'll be happy to help.

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