PROTECTIONProfessional 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.
SAVINGSAccess 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 & INFORMATIONInformation, 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.
PROFILEWe 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.
NETWORKRegular networking meetings to provide you with opportunities to connect with like-minded businesses and potential customers and suppliers.
REPRESENTATIONMake 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
The Solent Local Enterprise Partnership has today opened a new £12.5m fund to help create jobs, support businesses and encourage growth in the area. The LEP is seeking employer-led skills capital proposals that address skills issues in the Solent area, which will be...read more
Ryde Esplanade is to be upgraded in a resurfacing scheme by Island Roads next month. Residents and businesses affected by the work – which is scheduled to last between May 2 and May 12 and involve some weekend work – have received letters explaining how they will be...read more
Island cycle commuters are being given a boost with new cycle hubs in Cowes and Newport. Red Funnel’s new Cowes Cycle Hub was officially opened on Monday 3 April by customer service director, Murray Carter and project manager Keith Wright. The Cowes Cycle Hub is...read more
West Wight Sports & Community Centre has been named winners in the ITV Meridian People’s Project and has been awarded £42,180 for their Creating Opportunities in Our Kitchen project. “The money will enable us to provide training and work experience...read more
Brexit and British Business – Dr Adam Marshall, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce
‘Now that Brexit negotiations are beginning, businesses across the UK and their trading partners in Europe want answers to practical questions, not political posturing. A pragmatic and grown-up dialogue on the real-world issues, rather than verbal volleys...read more
Island Line trains will be run by a new operator from August. The South Western rail franchise, which continues to include Island Line, has been awarded to FirstGroup and MTR. The current franchise holder Stagecoach Group has run the network since privatisation....read more
Theresa May has praised the working relationship between the public and private sectors on the Isle of Wight. At Prime Minister’s Questions this afternoon she told MPs: “I am sure that on the Island, the business community and council will work together to...read more
Island businesses have been getting on-board with sustainable travel by trying out electric bikes. The activity has been organised by the Isle of Wight Chamber of Commerce and has seen businesses including Isle of Wight College, Stainless Games, GKN, IW County Press...read more
Isle of Wight businesses have been finding out more about sustainable travel options with the help of the Isle of Wight Chamber of Commerce. The Green On Wight Business Forum brought together key Island employers as well as travel providers including Southern Vectis,...read more
A meeting between key Island business representatives and the Council’s new leader and Regeneration team has been hailed as a success. As part of his ongoing efforts to engage Island business representatives with education providers, Leader of the Isle of Wight...read more