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
WightFibre has unveiled plans for a “full-fibre, future proof, ultrafast broadband network” across the Isle of Wight which will deliver some of the fastest speeds in the world. Up to 1Gb (1,000Mb) or faster will be made available to over 50,000 homes and businesses...read more
Up to £846,000 is available to support Island businesses that face the steepest increases in their business rates bills. The funding is available via the Isle of Wight Council until 2021 and is from a central government discretionary fund. The council has now taken a...read more
THE ISLE OF WIGHT CHAMBER OF COMMERCE BUSINESS AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE 2017 In partnership with the ISLE OF WIGHT COUNTY PRESS The nominations have been announced for this year’s Business Awards For Excellence. The prestigious awards recognise the success of Isle of...read more
Businesses are being encouraged to register for the Isle of Wight Council’s “Digital Solent” event which is being held at Cowes Yacht Haven on 8th November. The event runs from 9am – 5pm and is designed to provide opportunities to better understand digital...read more
Island businesses are being urged to find out how they can protect themselves before, during and after a cyber-attack. Swinton Insurance, ESID, Fusion Insurance, Rothmans and Glanvilles Damant Legal Services are hosting a business breakfast at the new CECAMM centre on...read more
Island tourism businesses are being urged to have their say and help to shape activities for the next 12 months. Visit Isle of Wight will be hosting a series of Wight BID levy discussion forums, to hear – directly from levy payers – how the 2018 £440,000 budget should...read more
Thanks to everyone who made EXPO 2017 a great success! Thanks to all of our exhibitors, sponsors and visitors who helped make the event a great day for the Island’s business community. Look out for EXPO coverage in the next issue of Island Business as well as...read more
The Island’s biggest business-to-business event returns to the Lakeside Park Hotel in Wootton on Wednesday September 13th. Expo 2017, organised by the Isle of Wight Chamber of Commerce, will see more than 50 businesses exhibiting to hundreds of visitors. Entry is free...read more
Red Funnel has placed an order with Wight Shipyard Ltd in East Cowes for another 41 metre high-speed catamaran which will inject £7m into the Isle of Wight economy and secure 85 highly skilled jobs. The order for Red Jet 7 marks the first major investment in Red...read more
Wightlink’s new £30million environmentally friendly car ferry for the Portsmouth-Fishbourne route will be named Victoria of Wight. The name was chosen by a panel of staff who considered 186 suggestions from 73 members of staff. Work is well underway on the new ship at...read more