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
A new business networking group using the power of LinkedIn social media is launching in Newport, aiming to put the social back into social media; to meet online contacts face-to-face and to meet the person behind the profile. Turning profiles and posts into...read more
Cowes Harbour is now recruiting for two non-executive Commissioners to join the Board, offering a great opportunity for interested local individuals to make a tangible and valuable contribution to the work of the harbour. We are committed to increasing diversity and...read more
The Island’s only visitor-voted tourism Awards have been presented. The MyIsleofWight Awards, sponsored by Red Funnel, were presented at The Cow at Tapnell Farm at a Festival-themed evening with a green message behind it. This year saw some new businesses nominated,...read more
"I don't ever want Red Funnel to be seen as a corporate giant because we're not. We have corporate owners and we are fundamentally a corporate business but actually our heart and soul is still Island based. That's been very clear to me over the last six months." Red...read more
Island businesses are being invited to learn more about how the roll-out of WightFibre’s new ultra fast broadband network could help them work faster with increased reliability. Businesses are being encouraged to drop in to WightFibre’s session at Quay Arts in Newport...read more
UKSA has signed a 50-year lease on the adjacent Cowes Youth Centre, bringing new sports and leisure facilities to UKSA and the local community. The youth centre will be upgraded with the creation of four new classrooms, the installation of CCTV, door entry systems and...read more
TALKING BUSINESS By Chamber President Peter Tomlinson This article appears in the current issue of Island Business magazine As your new President I share a vision with Steven Holbrook, the Chamber’s Chief Executive. We believe that first and foremost the Chamber...read more
Dan, Stef and the team are celebrating the opening of a second floor at Caffe Isola. The artisan coffee shop on Newport’s St James’ Street now has additional seating with the opportunity to browse arts and crafts from local businesses. “We’re really pleased to be...read more
The Island planning blueprint has been unveiled and Island residents are being invited to share their thoughts. The Isle of Wight Council’s consultation on the Island Planning Strategy – which sets the approach to planning for the Island up to 2035 – is now live at:...read more
Abbie Young is launching her own business with the help of the Isle of Wight Lottery. Abbie has received a £10,000 interest free loan to help her set up Forever Young Beauty Therapy in Godshill. The loan has helped Abbie invest in the setting up her new salon and...read more