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We support, you succeed

The biggest kept secret for small businesses

Every year we help thousands of small businesses, just like you, achieve their ambitions

As the UK's leading business community, we know the challenges and obstacles you face with running a small business. We give IoD members all of the help and support they need to grow their business and thrive in the constantly changing business landscape. Our diverse community gives members regular opportunities to network, share expertise and learn from thousands of passionate business directors across the UK.

How will you benefit from membership?

Whether you're a brand new or established small business, IoD membership will help support you and provide you with all the resources and tools you need to thrive. 

Expand your professional network
Join a thriving community and enhance your network with 30,000+ business leaders. Benefit from local and national networking with business leaders from all sectors in every major city of the UK.

Stay productive on the move
Access 15 exclusive IoD premises in every major city from Birmingham to Belfast, where you can work flexibly and book meeting spaces ahead of time.

Attend 900+ events every year
From national conferences to local networking events, we've got you covered. Hear from some of the world's greatest and most influential speakers, keep up-to-date on all topics of business and make valuable, long-lasting connections.

Stay ahead of your competition
Work with our top professional researchers to gain valuable information on topics ranging from market forecasts and industry trends to trading abroad and employee salaries, meaning you're always one step ahead of your competition. Increase your understanding on key business areas with online IoD resources and factsheets on everything from GDPR templates to raising finance.

Make informed decisions
IoD membership gives you access to specialist information and advice completely free of charge, including legal and tax helplines, a comprehensive business library as well as independent and confidential advice through our Directors' Advice service.

Influence Government with Policy Voice
Policy Voice enables you to make your voice heard in UK Government and seeks IoD members' opinions on the issues that matter most to business leaders through monthly surveys on everything from Brexit priorities to skills and the economy. 

Save money on essential business services
IoD membership gives you access to the IoD Preferred Programme with a range of handpicked offers for you and your business including discount on Business Insurances, International Payments, Car & Van Hire and much more.

Have time to do what you do best
Get support with the day to day running of your business with our IoD Office Solutions team. We'll help you raise the profile and status of your business with bespoke packages including a registered address in Pall Mall and central London telephone numnber.  

Learn whenever and however you like
Enjoy unlimited access to powerful learning tools including our Competency Framework, bite-sized content and CPD tracking on the new and exciting IoD Academy app.

Stay informed
Director magazine offers inspiration, advice and expert opinion to entrepreneurs and business leaders plus the latest news tailored to company directors.

Join today from £53 per month  Download our brochure 

What our members are saying:

"Being able to hold meetings in such a professional location adds significant credibility to my business. The regular networking events allow constant evolution of my business skills and with the IoD being at the forefront of relationships with significant national and international enterprise stakeholders, I'm always informed."

James Pope, Founder, Fanto

"The Research Service has been of huge benefit to me both in terms of general market knowledge but also for preparing a business plan for my new business venture. It is so simple and easy to use and the service provided is first class." 

Heather Carr, Managing Director, Ten Minutes More

"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. It's an excellent group of supportive people along with fantastic benefits and access to the IoD."

Julia Fintz, Founder, Lekker Boutique Travel

"I love the access to professional resources and templates. The research team are very efficient and turn around industry reports, searches, market overview and competitor information within 48 hrs, which is excellent."

Leo Lourdes, CEO, Yogasphere

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