PROTECTIONProfessional advice on a wide range of topics including employment disputes, tax and VAT inspections. Access to 24 hour legal and HR advice line, Health & Safety documentation and legal insurance cover.
SAVINGSAccess a range of business discounts offered by other IW Chamber members. Also includes preferential rates for debit and credit card processing as well as AA membership. Legal, HR and Health & Safety products as part of membership are valued at over £1000 of protection.
SUPPORT & INFORMATIONInformation, advice and guidance covering business planning and development, access to interest free business loans and how to access overseas markets. Access to training and quality improvement standards.
PROFILEWe provide a range of opportunities for you to increase your profile and to promote your business, products and services, including advertising opportunities, sponsorship, articles in Island Business magazine, access to participate in major Chamber events as well as profile through the IW Chamber’s on-line media channels.
NETWORKRegular networking meetings to provide you with opportunities to connect with like-minded businesses and potential customers and suppliers.
REPRESENTATIONMake your own views heard on both a local and national level through the IW Chamber. Benefit from having input to local, regional and national economic surveys and campaigns.
Island Business News
Island residents are being reminded that Newport will be “open for business as usual” during the Isle of Wight Festival. Tens of thousands of festival goers will arrive onsite from Thursday and the one-way travel system around Fairlee Road will be in place...read more
The Solent Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is seeking prominent business leaders to join its Board of Directors. The Solent LEP board takes responsibility for shaping economic strategy in the region, including the development of a Strategic Economic Plan for the...read more
Scottish-based contact centre management specialist, Ascensos, announces today (Monday 22nd May) that the company is to open a new customer service centre on the Isle of Wight, creating up to 600 new jobs. The new facility, located in Cowes, will handle inbound...read more
At the first meeting of the newly elected Isle of Wight Council following the local government elections of 4 May, Councillor Dave Stewart, leader of the Conservative Group, which holds 25 of the 40 seats on the council, was elected its leader until the next local...read more
Hampshire Constabulary is working to support the National Crime Agency (NCA) and City Of London Police, who are leading on the response to the international co-ordinated Wanna Cry ransomware attack. Whilst the attack is very much under control at this stage, it is...read more
The NCSC’s latest statement regarding the international cyber incident. The latest statement from the NCSC (14/05/17): Since the global coordinated ransomware attack on thousands of private and public sector organisations across dozens of countries on Friday,...read more
Hovertravel has embarked on an ambitious initiative to recruit nine new apprentices for positions across their business. The Hovertravel team are still looking for six people to join the business in engineering, finance and operations. Neil Chapman, Managing Director...read more
Up to 600 jobs could be created on the Isle of Wight, from September 2017, with the support of the Isle of Wight Council’s regeneration programme – subject to a decision of its new Executive on 18 May. In line with the council’s Regeneration Strategy, this major...read more
Results of the Isle of Wight Council elections announced at Newport this morning show: 25 Conservative; 8 Independent; 3 Other/Unknown; 2 Liberal Democrat; 1 Labour; 1 Green. The complete breakdown of results for all wards is available...read more
Apprenticeships are definitely the way forward at NFU Mutual in Newport. Rebecca Burt has officially joined the full-time team after starting work as an apprentice in May last year. Senior agent John Heather is now looking to recruit a second apprentice for the...read more