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Business Membership

Becoming a Business or Corporate Member of the Institute of Export could save you up to £1500 each year in benefits and discounts. 

The IOE is the only professional membership body offering international traders a voice, and opportunity to demonstrate the vital skills and competences needed in a global marketplace.

We have many benefits of membership that are all focused around international trade, helping your business run smoothly and keeping you up-to-date. From just £250 annually, our membership’s value far outweighs the cost.

Buy Business Membership from only £250.00   

Small Business Membership

Choose this option if you have come directly to the Institute and you have up to 49 UK employees. We will need 2 business references before we can process your membership, you can contact us to give us your reference details.


Medium Business Membership

Choose this option if you have come directly to the Institute and you have between 50-249 UK employees.


Corporate Membership

Choose this option if you are a larger business or a business keen to support and promote our aims, objectives and values, Corporate Membership will make you true partners of the Institute of Export.



Membership Benefits

  • A full communications package - daily bulletins, e-newsletters, a monthly subscription to Trade International Digest in collaboration with Croner. Our communications package is designed to keep you informed and current, offering you the latest information about markets, business and compliance issues. IOE members also enjoy discounted advertising rates in all these publications.
  • FREE Business Help Line - for any international trade issue, helping you to keep your business running smoothly. From payment terms to documentation, our experts are here to help you!
  • Translation Services - vital to the success of all businesses trading internationally. We have companies on hand to give you fantastic rates on a wide variety of translation services. Evidence clearly shows that a business is 4 times more likely to sell if it speaks to its customer in the local language
  • Business Members' Logos - on our website with a direct link to your company website, exposing your business to a wider international market, and showing your company’s commitment to the industry
  • IOE Business Member's Logo –  to use on your company letterheads, emails, internet and intranet demonstrating to visitors that your business is dedicated to professionalism in international trade, and raising the profile of your company
  • Affiliate memberships - free of charge for one year - Two for Small Business Members, Four for Medium Business Members and Six for Corporate Members, allowing staff to engage in networking opportunities, help boost business opportunities and forge valuable links
  • The IOE Job Board - for employers seeking to recruit export and international trade professionals, the IOE Job Board places your vacancies in front of our members and the thousands of monthly visitors to our website
  • Preferential member rates on Institute training
  • In house and bespoke training courses designed with our help and expertise
  • Networking opportunities – With our many events that we hold, your business will be able to get in contact with other export professionals. With the possibility to host our events, raising your companies profile and showing your commitment to the Institute and Professionalism in International Trade
  • Preferential advertising rates on this website or monthly membership e-newsletter
  • Education and professional qualifications through colleges, universities or our distance learning programme

Plus a package of extra benefits