New home and better services for Yorkshire IoD members

Yorkshire IoD is on the move and the relocation to No 1 Leeds, Whitehall  means improved services for members.

When Yorkshire IoD moved to 3 Albion Place the concept of a hub that members could use for their own businesses was radical.

Nationally though it is one that has been copied successfully providing IoD members with services that no other business lobbying group offers. IoD members can boast a centrally located office and conference venue that impresses their clients, allowing them to conduct their business in a professional and confidential environment and it costs them nothing but membership.

The success of that partnership  convinced the IoD that we need to enhance that offering to members and as the lease for 3 Albion Place expires we have scoured the city for improved services.

No 1 Leeds is just that. Called Whitehall it offers prestige to members and Yorkshire IoD with added business benefits. The offices are close to Leeds station and next to two major car parks. There is a full catering service, secure lockers, showers and adjoining conference suites. There are plans to include a full corporate library enhancing the offering members currently get.

It is also a vote of confidence to developers and planners in Leeds that Whitehall is a growing area for the commercial and corporate communities.

The move at the beginning of October will allow us to broaden the services we offer members at no extra cost, increasing both member benefits and improving our members’ business lives.

There will be a seamless transition as the administration function moves across. Members will have access to improved meeting and conference rooms in a state of the art office environment that enhances the image they portray to clients.

Individual meeting rooms will be available to hire at exclusive rates to members while Yorkshire IoD will be able to host events. This is a key factor as we start to work with partners to raise the profile of our lobbying on behalf of business regionally.

To complement the move there will be two launch events to ensure everyone gets the message. On October 4 we will be holding an afternoon and evening event to welcome members and the press to see our new Hub. Further details will be announced nearer the time.

Regional Director, Kenton Robbins said he was thrilled to be able to sign the new lease with i2.

“It will offer our members improved services so that they can continue to do business.  For those who have not yet taken advantage of the Hub they can start to tap into more benefits of membership to boost their opportunities aided by the IoD, it’s an impressive facility that we are keen to continually improve on, a city location with parking and accessabilty to the business centre is a real asset for the members and one that we can be really proud of, it signifies a positive change in the way the IoD supports and does business in the region, I’m keen to listen more to our memebrs to help formulate a clearer voice and vision that give real benefit for the members, our joint vision with i2 office is to develop an IoD Hub giving 1st Class lounge style business facilities that are unriveled”.


About Kenton Robbins

Kenton Robbins is the IoD Yorkshire Regional Director & owner of The Alternative Board (TAB) based in Leeds. His career started as an engineer, a traditional route for many fellow members of the IoD. He then switched to the FMCG environment and working for two major corporations in a highly successful joint venture . Kenton then transferred his talents to client facing roles to help deliver high business growth for clients.
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