IoD Yorkshire relocates to new headquarters in Leeds

IoD Yorkshire relocates to new headquarters in Leeds

The Institute of Directors is relocating its Leeds headquarters to historic Cloth Hall Court.

The UK’s longest running organisation for professional leaders will move to the Grade II-listed building on Quebec Street, part of Leeds Beckett University, this month.

An Open House will be held on 18 July, where guests will have the opportunity to meet the IoD’s incoming West Yorkshire chair Richard Smith, managing director of the Leeds-based Surfachem Group.

The new headquarters, just across the road from Leeds railway station, offer conferencing facilities that cater for small meetings and conferences of up to 300 delegates.

Other features include state-of-the-art AV technology, superfast wi-fi and VIP on-site parking. Well Met, the university’s conference department, will manage the new facility.

The IoD was previously based at Old Broadcasting House on Woodhouse Lane.

Natalie Sykes, regional director of the IoD, said: “This is an exciting move for the IoD that places us right at the heart of the business community in Leeds."

Richard Smith, incoming West Yorkshire chair of the IoD, added: “I am delighted to be taking on this role in West Yorkshire and look forward to meeting existing and new members at this and future events.”