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Julia Fintz, IoD member

Julia Fintz

Founder, Lekker Boutique Travel

“The growth of the IoD community has been fantastic, and the level of engagement and support among members has increased accordingly.”



What was the main challenge you experienced as a business leader before joining the IoD?

"My main challenge was building a business outside of my home country."

What have you found as a result of being an IoD 99 member?

"The meeting space has been particularly helpful, as has the additional exposure to other members and the promotion opportunities."

How long have you been a member of the IoD 99 network?

"I’ve been a member for just over a year."

What is your favourite thing about being part of the IoD Advance community?

"My favourite thing about being part of the 99 community is the diversity of the members and the high level of interaction between members."


“I highly recommend the IoD 99 network. It’s an excellent group of supportive people along with fantastic benefits and access to the IoD club.”


What are three other benefits you’ve enjoyed as a result of being a member?

"I often hold meetings at the IoD and earlier this year I took part in the IoD 99 Bites (a weekly video series about entrepreneurialism and business in the UK)."

How has being a part of the IoD 99 network helped you scale up your start-up?

"The networking opportunities have helped me scale up my business as well as giving me the comfort of knowing that there’s a community of people going through the same challenges and who are willing to offer advice and support where possible."


“Believe in yourself but don’t be afraid to ask for assistance where it’s not your area of expertise.”


How has the IoD changed for the better?

"The growth of the group has been fantastic, and the level of engagement and support among members has increased accordingly."

What does being an entrepreneur mean to you?

"It’s the freedom to make a difference and to build something from the ground up which is incredibly rewarding."

What would you say to anyone considering becoming a 99 member and would you recommend it?

"I highly recommend the IoD99 network. It’s an excellent group of supportive people along with fantastic benefits and access to the IoD club."

If you could give one piece of advice to fellow entrepreneurs, what would it be and why?

“Believe in yourself but don’t be afraid to ask for assistance where it’s not your area of expertise."