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Levels of Membership

Individual Membership

  • Full Membership (MIED)

    Professionals who are suitably qualified to post graduate level or have a minimum of three years relevant experience in an discipline of relevance to economic development are eligible for full Member status and entitled to use the designation MIED.

    To retain MIED status we require all members at this level to complete 40 hours of continuous professional development (CPD) over a 2 year period. This can be logged in the members only area of our website which you will be granted access to you once you become a member. Should an MIED be unable to meet this CPD requirement, status will be downgraded to AIED level.

    Full details of our CPD requirements can be found here.

    The annual subscription for MIED membership is £199 with a one-off enrolment fee to pay of £45.

    Apply for Full Membership here.

    You will need an email address for someone (ideally your present employer) who can confirm your eligibility.
     
  • Associate Membership (AIED)

    Any individual working in Economic Development or a related field is entitled to join the Institute as an Associate Member. You will be eligible to use the designation AIED and file your Continuous Professional Development (CPD) activity on-line direct to our central records. You can upgrade to Full Member status after three years with suitable CPD or immediately on achieving a relevant post graduate qualification.

    Full details of our CPD requirements can be found here.

    The annual subscription for AIED membership is £149 with a one off enrolment fee to pay of £45.

    Apply for Associate Membership here.

    You will need an email address for someone (ideally your present employer) who can confirm your eligibility.
     
  • Fellowship Status (FIED)

    Becoming a Fellow requires a significant contribution to either Economic Development as a profession or to the Institute itself. Applicants must already be Members of the IED and be supported by at least two nominations from other IED Members. In exceptional circumstances and by invitation only, the Board of the Institute may confer the status of Honorary Fellow for outstanding contributions to the profession.

    The annual subscription for FIED membership is £249.

    To find out more about Fellowship or to apply, in the first instance please email us at admin@ied.co.uk
     
  • Student Membership

    Student membership is for full time students working towards a qualification in a relevant discipline but who are not in employment. Under student membership students gain access to the Member Only area of the website and will be accepted as Associate Members on starting work at the end of their studies.

    The annual subscription for student membership is £20 with no enrolment fee to pay.

    Apply for Student Membership here.

    You will need to provide an email address for your course tutor (or similar) who can provide confirmation of your studies and expected year of graduation.

 

Please note that returning Members are not required to pay any enrolment fee. 

Subscriptions to the IED are an allowable expense for UK income tax purposes and do not attract VAT.

The IED operates to the highest levels of corporate governance and adheres to the Companies Act 2006. Please click on the link below to access our Memorandum & Articles of Association.

Corporate Membership

This level of membership is for any organisation engaged in economic development related activity such as Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs), local authorities, housing associations, consultancies, charities, large scale construction firms, higher education institutions and so on.

Benefits of a Corporate Membership:

Organisations, through their individual members, gain access to all of the benefits outlined for individual membership. In addition, corporate membership benefits include:

  • Recognition to your customers and community that you are committed to the highest possible standards in economic development
  • Financial savings – no enrolment fees and on top of the three individual subscriptions as part of the corporate package, any additional individual subscriptions cost £100 (a saving on current individual member rates)
  • Access to a network of like-minded organisations
  • Presence on our website – every corporate member has its logo and a link to its homepage on the IED website

Levels of Membership

  • Standard Membership

    The annual subscription fee for standard corporate membership is £699. This includes:
    • Organisational membership
    • Corporate Members receive an Icon for use on stationery and marketing materials
    • Up to 3 individual memberships (at any level)
    • Any additional member is then charged £100 per member (a saving of 50%)
    • Your business included in the consultants directory

    Your business and logo included on our website as a corporate member

    ​To find out more about which level of membership is right for you or to apply, in the first instance, please email us at admin@ied.co.uk or ring us on 01925 730484.
  • Silver Membership

    The annual subscription fee for silver corporate membership is £2,500. This includes all of the benefits of standard membership as well as:
     
    • Up to 20 individual memberships (at any level)
    • Any additional member is then charged £100 per member (a saving of 50%) up to 50 members, thereafter £50 per additional member
    • Editorial once a year into our monthly e bulletin and opportunity to host an event during the year
    • 20% discount on IED CPD accredited training
       

​To find out more about which level of membership is right for you or to apply, in the first instance, please email us at admin@ied.co.uk or ring us on 01925 730484.

  • Gold Membership

    The annual subscription fee for gold corporate membership is £15,000. This includes all of the benefits of standard/silver membership as well as:
    • Up to 150 individual memberships (at any level)
    • Editorial four times a year into our monthly e bulletin and opportunity to host two events during the year
    • Logo with link to your business on our website

​To find out more about which level of membership is right for you or to apply, in the first instance, please email us at admin@ied.co.uk or ring us on 01925 730484.

  • Platinum Membership

    The annual subscription fee for platinum corporate membership is £25,000. This includes all of the benefits of standard/silver/gold membership as well as:
    • Up to 250 individual memberships (at any level) with any additional members charged at £50 per member
    • Prominent flagship position as IED Partner with link to website on our homepage
    • Editorial every month into our monthly e bulletin and opportunity to host four events during the year
    • Logo with link to your business on our website
    • Hand-picked Executive Members Round Table once a year with Chair
    • A “Working towards Excellence in Economic Development” application pack

​To find out more about which level of membership is right for you or to apply, in the first instance, please email us at admin@ied.co.uk or ring us on 01925 730484.