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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 ambitious entrepreneurial 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 encouraging your growth, while taking some of the pressure off.

Download the IoD 99 Start up brochure

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Expand your network and reach 

Attend free IoD 99 socials across the UK and perform 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. Our networking events encourage entrepreneurs, founders, and co-founders to engage with the wealth of expertise and experience that is unique to every IoD 99 member.

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Knowledge is power

Develop your knowledge, keep up to date on all topics of business, and make valuable long lasting connections by gaining full access to the IoD event calendar. Our events are specifically designed to take the ‘work’ out of networking and enhance your knowledge on key business topics. From weekly IoD 99 socials to IoD Open House, you'll be spoilt for choice.

Learn more about events

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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

Get involved with our community of over 3,000 amazing founders and entrepreneurs, running start-ups in all major sectors from across the UK. They can provide guidance based on their own experiences and we're massively proud of the added value 99'ers give each other, on a daily basis. Check out some of the case studies from 99’ers to find out how the community has helped them achieve their goals.

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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 free calls to legal & tax advice helplines and access to information resources on everything you need to start-up and grow.

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 with 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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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.

Find out more about Policy Voice

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Stay productive wherever you are

Whether you need a functional room for a client meeting, or just a flexible, relaxed and stylish working environment, our UK wide premises have you covered. From Birmingham to Belfast, you’ll find a thriving hub of leaders in every corner. As a 99'er you'll get 24 visits a year to any one of our collaborative hubs.

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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 


The specifics of your membership

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Join the IoD 99 for just £99 per year

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.

Invest in your future when you join the IoD. Membership fees can be paid annually by credit/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 community  FAQs

*The IoD Academy membership benefit is only applicable to those going in to their second year of IoD 99 membership. However, if you are enrolled on an IoD Professional Development course you will gain 3 months full trial access to the IoD Academy.

If you would like any more information on IoD 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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