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Directors’ Advice

An adviser in consultation with a director

Exclusive to IoD members

No matter how well connected you are, sometimes you need independent and confidential business advice from a specialist.

The Directors' Advice Service provides IoD members with just that, free of charge. Our expert advice covers issues from raising finance to board appointments and shareholder disputes. 

Key details 

  • Exclusive to IoD members
  • Free, independent and confidential advice on a vast range of issues
  • Advice is given by appointment either in a face-to-face business consultation at 116 Pall Mall or over the telephone, depending on adviser availability 
  • Up to four appointments per calendar year, 30-45 minutes each

Typical enquiries 

"I am starting a new business. Would it be better to form a limited company or not?"

"I need to raise £200k. Can you advise me on the different avenues open to me?"

"A member of our staff has been on sick leave for two months. What are our options?"

"Our company is being accused of trademark infringement and we would like to understand where we stand."

"I want to expand my business and I’d like some advice on marketing and social media. How should I shape my marketing strategy?"

"I am about to accept a directorship and would like to know if the service agreement I am being offered may cause problems."

Members only

To log an enquiry, simply call our business information team, or enquire online now.

020 7451 3188  Enquire online

To log an enquiry 

020 7451 3188

Directors' advice

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Opening hours

9am-5pm, Monday-Friday, excluding UK public holidays

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