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Member testimonials

The IoD is a network of 25,000 directors drawn from every sector and region of the UK who understand that better directors build a better world. Here a selection of members explain just why their IoD membership is so crucial to their success . . . 

Carole O'neil, Advance Electronics Company

Carole O'neill

Partner, HR & Training

“The different perspectives that you gain on business issues often help you to see a problem in a new light and can lead to much better solutions than if you try to figure everything our yourself!”

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Megan Drummond, Liverpool John Moores

Megan Drummond

Student, Liverpool John Moores University

“Being a part of The IoD Student Membership is a popular and great talking point in interviews as it helps to show my keen interest in the current business environment.”

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Julia Fintz, Lekker Boutique Travel

Julia Fintz

Founder, Lekker Boutique Travel

"I highly recommend the IoD 99 network. It's an excellent group of supportive people along with fantastic benefits."

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Danielle Nebiolo, London South Bank

Danielle Nebiolo

Student, London South Bank University

“Being part of the IoD Student community opens up the floor to network with all different people from Full Members to 99er to students.”

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James Pope, founder, Franco

James Pope


“The IoD 99 network has helped me scale up in three ways; credibility, inspiration and networking.”

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Yahya Shakweh, Advance Electronics Company

Dr. Yahya Shakweh

Vice President, Advanced 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.”

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Darren Wray, Fifth Step

Darren Wray

CEO, Fifth Step

“Being an Advance member has helped me meet lots of people from organisations of all different shapes and sizes.”

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Jamie Gray, Buddy Burst

Jamie Gray

Founder, Buddy Burst

"For less than £10 per month, there really is no other membership that compares. It really is brilliant."

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Heather Carr, Ten Minutes More Limited

Heather Carr

Managing Director, Ten Minutes More Limited

"Being a member of IoD 99 has been hugely beneficial both to me personally and to the development of my businesses."

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Leo Lourdes, Lekker Boutique Travel

Leo Lourdes

CEO, Yogasphere

"It’s given me the freedom to make decisions while feeling the safety net of support from the heritage of experience and resources I can draw from the IoD."

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Ellen Steensma, Suffolk One College

Ellen Steensma

Student, Suffolk One College

“Being a student member has given me the opportunity to connect with like-minded students throughout the regions who I would not have met otherwise and can now call my friends."

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Ges Ray, Speaking In Public

Ges Ray

Founder, Speaking In Public

“Advance is a trusted peer group, willing to share expertise, experiences, and opportunities for business.”

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Ayesha Sultan, Board Member

Ayesha Sultan CDir

Board Member

“Becoming a member of the IoD is a great boost to your career. The IoD gives you a platform and a community to be able to interact with like-minded individuals and share ideas.”

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