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
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
IW Council leader Dave Stewart is reminding business people of the benefits of Chamber Health workplace health checks. In 2017 the Chamber Health team screened 1,000 Island employees at around 90 businesses. Of those screened, 63% had a BMI over 25 which is considered...read more
Martin Timbers is celebrating winning a Highly Commended award at the prestigious 2017 Business Awards For Excellence. Martin runs Isle of Wight Design and Print and his business was nominated twice. He was shortlisted for the Marketing and Design award as well as the...read more
The Cowes floating bridge is scheduled to reopen to the public this coming Monday (11 December) as part of an extended trial period that will take place this month. Cars and passengers will be able to use it from 11 December for the normal fees. In addition, and in a...read more
The 2017 Isle of Wight Chamber of Commerce Business Awards for Excellence have been presented. The prestigious ceremony was held at Cowes Yacht Haven Events Centre tonight (Friday 1st December 2017), hosted by Fred Dinenage. The event’s main sponsor was the Isle of...read more
Chamber members Desk Digital are holding a skills event tomorrow night – read more Desk Digital, a digital marketing agency on the Isle of Wight, is pleased to announce a brand new community event designed to help digital marketers and creatives swap skills...read more
Wightlink won Best Family Ferry Operator 2017 and was presented with the award at the third annual Family Traveller awards ceremony, on Tuesday 21 November. Attracting a record 45,000 votes from the popular magazine and website’s readership, every element of a family...read more
Cowes based Employment Law and HR specialist firm REAL Employment Law Advice has expanded in more ways than one this year. After opening a new office in Salisbury in April and welcoming Miranda Amos as a practicing solicitor, September saw the arrival of Abigail...read more