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An exclusive community for business leaders where you can share your expertise, connect with leaders at the right level and raise your profile. A place where your voice is heard. Our community thrives on sharing experiences and growing together.

Hear from our members...


“Advance provides additional networking and development opportunities, as well as the ability to share my own expertise with other members.” Jarmila Yu Managing Director at YUnique Marketing


"A fast-track route to being known for your expertise, building relationships with your peers based on example and delivery.”

Ges Ray Founder at Speaking in Public


"Advance offers the combination of pro-active networking, training and development opportunities that more than justify its additional cost." Alex Rocha Managing Director at IT Partnership

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Build lasting connections

As well as getting access to the whole calendar of IoD events, you'll also benefit from exclusive invites to all Advance events* – run by members, for members. Stay in touch and nurture relationships with the Advance app, our member-only platform, helping you connect with the people that will help grow your business and further your career.

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Growth through effective learning

As well as peer-to-peer learning, Advance membership offers inclusive training. Access a range of complimentary professional development courses covering the latest in strategy, leadership and best practice. On top of this, you'll also receive an exclusive discount on all IoD professional development and training courses.

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Feel the power of support

Make informed decisions with our award-winning Information and Advisory Service, offering you specialist advice on all areas of business. Your dedicated Advance Community Team will be on hand throughout your membership to ensure that you benefit from the best of the IoD.

Connect, share & learn

Advance members get all of the benefits from our Core Membership, including premises, representation and guidance, plus much more...

1,200 Community members for you to learn, share and grow with
1,000 Members of the Advance community, connected through the Advance app
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
25 Enquiries to our research professionals on a subject matter of your choosing
20% Discount on various flagship IoD events
20% Discount on function room hire at 116 Pall Mall
18 IoD premises across the UK, ideal for meeting and networking
4 Sessions with a specialist for independent and confidential business advice
1 Half day complimentary meeting room hire in the Business Centre at 116 Pall Mall
All of the benefits from our core membership
An extensive and exclusive calendar of webinars, socials and workshops
Maximum value from the Advance community team

Make long term contacts and professional connections via our exclusive social platform: the Advance app
Share insights, exchange advice, and present on topics of our own choice
Complimentary professional development courses in strategy, leadership and best practice