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
Kevin Smith has announced his retirement as the Chief Executive of the IW Chamber of Commerce. After 17 years in the role he will be retiring from June 2018. During his period of office, Kevin has established and developed arguably one of the most progressive business...read more
Congratulations to Peter who has won £5,000 on the Isle of Wight Lottery! Peter has been playing the Isle of Wight Lottery since 2006. Since its inception the Lottery has helped to create or sustain more than 2,000 jobs. “It’s feels fantastic to win,” Peter says. “I’m...read more
What do we want the Isle of Wight to look like in 2030? The Isle of Wight Chamber of Commerce has launched a vision document, designed to increase the economic and social wellbeing of the Island. It firmly positions the Isle of Wight as a great place to live, work and...read more
Council leader Dave Stewart and MP Bob Seely met with Treasury Minister Liz Truss this week to discuss the Island’s economy. The high-level discussions, which also included the council’s chief executive John Metcalfe, included council proposals for a government-backed...read more
Views on the first phase of a £9 million project to improve traffic congestion in Newport are being sought by the Island’s council. The initial stage is designed to reduce delays near St Mary’s roundabout – with further phases being investigated for other traffic...read more
Morrisons customers on the Isle of Wight are now able to buy freshly roasted coffee beans from The Island Tea & Coffee Co. The stores in Newport and Lake are selling three varieties of single origin beans. Master Roaster, Mike Townsend said “Morrisons are the...read more
Desk Digital, a search engine optimisation agency on the Isle of Wight, has announced two new events for digital marketers, creatives and business owners. Their first-ever networking mixer at Blacksheep in Ryde is being held on 25 January from 7pm to 9pm. The event is...read more
Islanders are being invited to take part in a 12-week health challenge in which they will be asked to donate one pound to charity for every pound of weight they lose. The Pounds for Pounds (£ for Lb) challenge is being run by Public Health and the council’s leisure...read more
Isle of Wight MP Bob Seely says he wants to work closely with Isle of Wight businesses ahead of the launch of his new Island manifesto, published later this year. He’s also pledged to work to “make sure Brexit is successful.” The interview is...read more
Uncertainty constraining UK economic growth The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has slightly downgraded its three-year outlook for the UK economy, cutting growth expectations from 1.6% to 1.5% in 2017, from 1.2% to 1.1% in 2018, and from 1.4% to 1.3% in 2019. The...read more