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Directors’ Advice

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 

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

Log an enquiry | 020 7451 3188 Directors' Advice


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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."


Find out more about our advisers here

Log an enquiry

Give us a call on: 
020 7451 3188

Send us an email on:
Directors' Advice

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Opening hours

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

Closed for training:
Friday 15th December

Christmas closure:
5pm 22 Dec- 9am 2 Jan


How the service operates