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.
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.
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.
Regular networking meetings to provide you with opportunities to connect with like-minded businesses and potential customers and suppliers.
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
Island businesses are being invited to learn more about how the roll-out of WightFibre’s new ultra fast broadband network could help them work faster with increased reliability. Businesses are being encouraged to drop in to WightFibre’s session at Quay Arts in Newport...read more
UKSA has signed a 50-year lease on the adjacent Cowes Youth Centre, bringing new sports and leisure facilities to UKSA and the local community. The youth centre will be upgraded with the creation of four new classrooms, the installation of CCTV, door entry systems and...read more
TALKING BUSINESS By Chamber President Peter Tomlinson This article appears in the current issue of Island Business magazine As your new President I share a vision with Steven Holbrook, the Chamber’s Chief Executive. We believe that first and foremost the Chamber...read more
Dan, Stef and the team are celebrating the opening of a second floor at Caffe Isola. The artisan coffee shop on Newport’s St James’ Street now has additional seating with the opportunity to browse arts and crafts from local businesses. “We’re really pleased to be...read more
The Island planning blueprint has been unveiled and Island residents are being invited to share their thoughts. The Isle of Wight Council’s consultation on the Island Planning Strategy – which sets the approach to planning for the Island up to 2035 – is now live at:...read more
Abbie Young is launching her own business with the help of the Isle of Wight Lottery. Abbie has received a £10,000 interest free loan to help her set up Forever Young Beauty Therapy in Godshill. The loan has helped Abbie invest in the setting up her new salon and...read more
IW CHAMBER BUSINESS AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE 2018 In association with RED FUNNEL Yokogawa Marex in Cowes has been named Business of the Year at the Isle of Wight Chamber of Commerce Business Awards for Excellence, in association with Red Funnel. The awards were presented...read more
Ascensos is celebrating picking up the award for Europe’s Best Contact Centre Support Team. The Cowes business won the award for successfully establishing the first ever contact centre on the Island. The start-up team was recognised for its operational day to day...read more
Newport based Lifeline Alarms & Security Services has won the acclaimed ‘Small Security Installer of the Year Award’ at the National Security & Fire Excellence Awards held at the prestigious London Hilton on Park Lane. This is the second time that the company...read more
Plans by the Isle of Wight Council to introduce on-street parking charges in locations such as Nodehill and Crocker Street in Newport, and Union Street in Ryde have been criticised by local businesses and traders. The Council says the charges “take a more consistent...read more