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
Isle of Wight Chamber of Commerce members, staff and colleagues have wished Kevin Smith a fond farewell. Kevin retired today after 17 years in the role as Chief Executive. Kevin’s last day in the role ended with a cream tea and a glass of prosecco with invited guests...read more
Marine Environment Science specialist Nicola Craig has joined Wightlink as the ferry company’s first Environmental Officer. She will focus on how to make its operations as environmentally friendly and sustainable as possible, building on initiatives such as installing...read more
Red Jet 7, Red Funnel’s new Hi-Speed passenger catamaran has entered the water for the first time in East Cowes on the Isle of Wight. The £7m addition to Red Funnel’s Red Jet fleet was ordered from Wight Shipyard on the Isle of Wight in August 2017, following an...read more
Brightbulb Design is the first Isle of Wight business to be nominated for the South Coast Business Awards. The Wootton based design company has been shortlisted for Small Business of the Year across the South Coast. The awards recognise dynamic companies with less...read more
Ryde Esplanade has been identified by IW Council as one of five potential Island sites for regeneration. It could provide an area for recreation, leisure and commerce, as well as meeting the identified priorities of local people. Improving the seafront area would...read more
The Island’s first 100% fully electric taxi service has already clocked up around 15,000 miles and taken around 1,500 fares. The business was launched six months ago and is based in Newport, run by owner Matt Malkin. “We’re feeling optimistic for the future and hope...read more
The Island’s newest live music venue is getting ready to celebrate a successful first 12 months of business. Strings Bar & Venue in Newport was founded in June 2017 by local musicians Ian Davison, Claydon Connor and Guy Page. “Strings really is a venue run...read more
The Isle of Wight Council is welcoming the creation of 50 new jobs at its new waste recovery site at Forest Park, Newport. The full time positions are being created by Amey and will include maintenance staff, mechanical technicians, machinery operators, weighbridge...read more
Greeff’s Biltong’s new shop had an exceptional first day. Nick and Sarah opened their new premises on Seaview’s High Street in the morning and that night Sarah was live on the One Show, talking about biltong with guest Alan Carr! “It was a fantastic marketing...read more
SaLT by the Sea’s Bryony Rust has received a scholarship to attend an acclaimed online startup business programme. Bryony has over ten years’ experience working as a speech and language therapist and she founded SaLT by the Sea three years ago, an independent service...read more