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IoD set to establish new flagship HQ and member hub in the Capital

Press Release
4th February 2016

IoD set to establish new flagship HQ and member hub in the Capital

The Institute of Directors in Scotland has this week signed a 10-year lease on 2,951 sq.ft. of office accommodation at 10 Charlotte Square, part of the Charlotte Square Collection of properties, to form a new hub for Scotland’s directors and a modern headquarters for the organisation.

The space, comprising the ground and first floor of the building, will house formal and informal meeting spaces for members, training facilities and events spaces as well as being a base for the permanent IoD Scotland team.

David Watt, Executive Director at IoD Scotland, said: “This move represents the creation of a new focal point for IoD members in Scotland, with state-of-the-art facilities in a prestigious central location. We very much look forward to unveiling our plans, and welcoming members and visitors to our new ‘hub’, which sits right at the heart of the business and political community.”

The IoD will move from their current premises, at the Royal Scots Club, in the spring, and the member areas will be fully operational before the summer.

Montagu Evans acted for the IoD, undertaking a City-wide search for a suitable location that would accommodate not only its own business requirements, but also the specific needs of the IoD’s 2000+ members in Scotland.

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Issued on behalf of the IoD Scotland by Clark Communications. Please contact:
Lesley Brydon or Lina Lustig
0131 225 9596 / 07771 630834
lesley@clarkcommunications.co.uk
lina@clarkcommunications.co.uk

Notes:

The Institute of Directors

• The Institute of Directors (IoD) was founded in 1903 and obtained a Royal Charter in 1906. The IoD is a non-party political organisation with approximately 34,000 members in the United Kingdom and overseas. Membership includes directors from right across the business spectrum – from media to manufacturing, e-business to the public and voluntary sectors. Members include CEOs of large corporations as well as entrepreneurial directors of start-up companies, third sector and public sector

• The IoD provides an effective voice to represent the interests of its members to key opinion-formers at the highest levels. These include Government ministers and their shadows, parliamentary committee members, senior civil servants and think-tanks. IoD policies and views are actively promoted to the national, regional and trade media. Follow us on Twitter to get the IoD’s reaction on business and public policy issues.

• The IoD offers a wide range of business services which include business centre facilities, with 15 UK centres (including three in London, Reading, Birmingham, Cardiff, Manchester, Nottingham, Norwich, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Belfast), conferences, networking events, virtual offices, issues-led guides and literature, as well as free access to business information and advisory services. The IoD places great emphasis on director development and has established a certified qualification for directors – Chartered Director – as well as running specific board and director-level training and individual career mentoring programmes.

• For further information, visit the website: www.iod.com.

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