PROTECTION

Professional 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.

SAVINGS

Access 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 & INFORMATION

Information, 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.

PROFILE

We 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.

NETWORK

Regular networking meetings to provide you with opportunities to connect with like-minded businesses and potential customers and suppliers.

REPRESENTATION

Make 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

Ascensos to open 600 job contact centre on Isle of Wight

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...

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IW Council leader and cabinet appointed

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...

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Ransomware update from Hampshire Constabulary

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...

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More Ransomware Attacks Likely

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,...

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Nine new apprentices for Hovertravel

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...

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Council regeneration strategy could create 600 jobs

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...

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Isle of Wight Council election results

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...

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Apprentice success at NFU Mutual

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...

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Website win for Bate Brand

Bate Brand Communications with TR Register have been awarded ‘Outstanding Website of the Year’ at this year’s National Car Club Awards. The annual prize-giving ceremony, held at Birmingham’s NEC, saw 230 members of the classic motoring...

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All the best to WightFibre’s Pete

Pete Collinge, well known to many across the Island as WightFibre’s Sales Director is set to retire after a career in telecoms spanning over four decades. Pete hands over the role to Hayley Turner, who has worked closely with Pete for the past two years as Business...

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This week’s winners

LUCKY FRIDAY 19 MAY 2017
£1,000 WINNER
530
PLUS ten £100 winners
 

Events

june

2jun7:30 am- 9:00 amBusiness Breakfast at Haven Hall

16jun6:00 pm- 8:00 pmIsle of Wight Feast Of Food

20jun12:00 pm- 2:00 pmEmbedded Capital Allowances Explained

22jun9:30 am- 4:00 pmFree One-Day Business Start Up Course

30jun11:00 am- 1:00 pmEighteen Productivity Boosters For Motivated Managers

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