The IoD has teamed up with workspace provider Arena Business Centres to create a network of members’ hubs across the South of England.

Arena provides working environments for businesses across Berkshire, Surrey, Hampshire and Dorset, with flexible office workspaces from two to 500 desks aimed at entrepreneurs, SMEs and larger corporates.

Arena’s latest, state of the art building in Reading adds to locations in Camberley, Farnborough, Basingstoke, Southampton, Fareham, Ferndown and Poole.

IoD members can use Arena Business Centres’ collaboration areas and business lounges as a drop-in, local base for working, and benefit from discounted rates on meeting rooms.

Faisal Khan, chair of IoD South, said: “Arena Business Centres are another excellent addition to our portfolio of members’ hubs. As restrictions ease and the economy bounces back, directors will be looking for flexible, safe and professional locations to work and meet that enable them to stay agile and control their costs.”

Helen Deverill, Marketing Director, Arena Business Centres, said: “We are thrilled to form a partnership with the IoD. Right from the start, we have worked closely to create an offering that will be valuable to IoD members. Coinciding with the launch of Arena Reading in Winnersh Triangle, we look forward to showcasing our inspirational working environments across Berkshire, Surrey, Hampshire and Dorset.”