Institute of Directors’ big step into Derby with Oberoi Business Hub deal

Institute of Directors’ big step into Derby with Oberoi Business Hub deal

The Institute of Directors is extending its reach into Derby after agreeing a special deal with Oberoi Business Hub.

The agreement means Oberoi’s business lounge on Pride Park will be available to IoD members free of charge for informal meetings.

It is a similar arrangement to that with Leicester Castle Business School, which allows IoD members to sign in up to three guests. Larger meeting and conference rooms are also available to hire.

The IoD regional director Ron Lynch was hugely impressed by the facilities and services when he visited the Business Hub.

"It's a highly professional offices spanning 10,000 square ft and the business lounge is a perfect fit for IoD members, with plenty of space to work and for informal meetings.

"That's why I'm delighted its owner Kavita Oberoi has said our members can use it free of charge; I hope many members based in Derby and those who go to the city for business, drop in and take advantage of this superb new benefit."

The hub is based at the centre of Derby's Business community on Pride Park.

It offers serviced offices and back-office support for clients ranging from sole traders to multi-national businesses/charities.

Its owner, Kavita Oberoi, said:

“The inspiration behind the Oberoi Business Hub stemmed from the difficulties I encountered as I took my first steps as a business owner.

"As a start-up, there was very little support. I had no professional business address, no admin back-up or secretarial support, I answered my own phones or spent the evening catching up with messages on the answering machine. It wasn't the best way to work.

"I was lucky and got a break with a blue-chip pharmaceutical giant, my passion and belief that got me through the door buy I see many start-ups struggle, potential clients wouldn't don’t take them seriously because they don’t have the business infrastructure”.

"From the very first interaction, businesses, big or small, need to present professionally - they need access to high-quality but affordable back-office services, facilities and support.

"That is where Oberoi Business Hub comes in.

"We are delighted to have come to this agreement with the IoD and be able to demonstrate its facilities when the business hub hosts the institute’s first Derby members evening on December 3.”

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