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The IoD is pleased to offer preferential membership fees to The Mumpreneurs Networking Club. If you join today, you can save £220. We have been supporting businesses and the people that run them since 1903. As the longest standing organisation for professional leaders, we are best placed to offer you the tools, advice and support as you build and grow your company or organisation. We can offer critical support on the key areas that are vital to the success of any business venture, such as advice on how to write a business plan and organise finance through to market research and tax advice

IoD membership costs £370 per year, with a one-off election fee of £220. However, if you are a member of The Mumpreneurs Networking Club member, we would like to waive the election fee SAVING YOU £220.

What we do

Our aim is to serve and support you and your organisation. We focus our expertise and resources on developing good practice, enabling you to fulfil your leadership responsibilities that will benefit you individually, as an organisation, and society as a whole. This has earned us our trusted reputation as the leading membership body for professional leaders.

Membership criteria

Whether your organisation is only a few months old or has been operational for years, we are always keen to hear from people who are committed to their success. We have two categories, Full Membership and Associate Membership; the category we will assign you to is based upon your full professional history.

Free business information

Our award-winning team of researchers will provide business information and research which can be accessed in person, over the phone, or via email and the results delivered to you within 24 hours of your request. This time-saving service can provide a range of valuable information from market research data to example business contracts. You may want a list of small breweries in your area, accounts for a competitor or would like to know what the business culture is like in Dubai; our research team is there to provide prompt information you can trust.

Free business advice

Our specialist advisors provide confidential and independent one-to-one advice. Explore ideas or gain advice on a range of  topics such as raising finance, how to implement a marketing campaign or buying or selling a company.


Tap into our network of business leaders who face the same challenges and responsibilities as you. We hold over 50 regional networking opportunities across the UK every month, with events such as networking breakfasts and lunches, business briefings and general social

events. You can also network online with our growing member-only IoD Group on LinkedIn, where over 7,500 members are sharing ideas and advice.

Free business tax and legal advice

Our Directors’ Tax Line and Directors’ LAW Express offer free, prompt advice on two, potentially confusing, areas of business. Topics covered range from NIC, PAYE, VAT and corporation tax to trade marks and copyright law.

Free meeting space

Our exclusive premises are located across the UK and offer you, and up to three guests, (with no need to book) free space to catch up on emails, hold meetings or a place to work away from your office.

Free online resources

We have developed a range of email services to help you stay in touch with information that is relevant to you and your organisation. Our monthly email updates will keep you informed of the latest laws and regulations, providing advice on a range of core business issues, such as marketing, IT and tax. You will also have access to our member-only online area which holds an extensive collection of resources, selected and organised by our award-winning research team, covering topics such as HR, finance and strategy.

Training and development

We are the only organisation specialising in directors’ development. Whether it be a one day Directors’ Skills course or working towards the ultimate goal, Chartered Director status, we provide you with practical and pragmatic ways to successfully run your organisation and make a significant difference to your performance and productivity. As a member you can receive up to 20% discount on our suite of courses and programmes.


Director is Britain’s leading monthly magazine for senior-level executives and provides an authoritative insight and lively opinion on international and UK business news. IoD News will keep you up to date on the latest business issues and developments and inform you of upcoming courses, conferences and events.


To apply call the team on 020 7766 8888 quoting MN002C. Alternatively, apply online at

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