Connect with other business leaders
Embrace the power of networking and elevate your business with IoD
At the Institute of Directors, we believe that networking is not just about making connections; it’s about creating a supportive and empowering ecosystem where business leaders can thrive. As a member, you’ll become part of a dynamic community of individuals who are passionate about driving positive change and shaping the future of business.
Connect with around 20,000 fellow business leaders online and in-person, engage in stimulating discussions at member-only networking events, and join any of our Special Interest Groups to connect with individuals who share your passions. Further expand your professional reach with our nationwide network of IoD branches and our 10,000 strong exclusive LinkedIn group.
Expand your network
Amplify your business reach by connecting with a diverse community of like-minded professionals and potential collaborators.
Engage in meaningful conversations to exchange valuable industry knowledge, governance and leadership best practice, and fresh perspectives.
Grow your business
Unleash the power of networking to discover new opportunities, forge strategic partnerships, and elevate your business to new levels of success.
Our business events are designed to help directors and business leaders network – online and in-person – to share ideas and build their business community.
Regions and branches
Tap into our network of 52 branches across the UK and internationally to broaden your network, build your career and strengthen your organisation.
Special Interest Groups
Special Interest Groups are the IoD’s centres of excellence, bringing together business leaders with specific industry knowledge to share best practice, participate in topic-led discussions and influence policy by offering feedback directly to UK ministers.
Premises and workspace
Explore our network of premises and workspaces providing members flexible options to meet and work right across the UK.
Director of the Year Awards
The IoD Director of the Year Awards celebrates the achievements of outstanding business leaders in our society. Hosted once a year, awards are given to those who excel in areas such as innovation, sustainability, equity, diversity and inclusion, and more.
Explore the inspiring stories of IoD members defying expectations, shattering glass ceilings, and shaping the future. From CEOs breaking barriers to community leaders igniting change, each story showcases the power of inclusion and diverse perspectives.
Exclusive LinkedIn group
With over 10,000 members, our LinkedIn group is the premier destination for business leaders to connect, share ideas, and grow their businesses.
The IoD has a wealth of information within its members and peer groups that you can tap into very easily. You can ask questions and you know that the answers you will get are of high value and trustworthy.
Connect with other directors, develop yourself and influence the people that matter.
Free registration with IoD
Stay up-to-date on issues that affect directors and get access to free resources.