PROTECTION

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.

SAVINGS

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.

PROFILE

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.

NETWORK

Regular networking meetings to provide you with opportunities to connect with like-minded businesses and potential customers and suppliers.

REPRESENTATION

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

Celebrating Age Awards 2017 nominations now open

Nominate an Over 50 Age Friendly Entrepreneur Islanders are being invited to recognise the achievements of local older people and celebrate their contribution to Island life, by nominating them for a Celebrating Age Award. Sponsored by Wright Estate Agency and hosted...

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Island ice cream businesses join forces

The Isle of Wight Ice Cream Company and Minghella are now working together, pooling expertise and collaborating on their different ice cream brands. Both products will be made at the Isle of Wight Ice Cream’s state of the art ice cream manufacturing facility based at...

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Ten years of local for Southern Co-op

Supermarket group Southern Co-op has been celebrating a decade of supporting local food and drink producers. The Local Flavours range was first introduced to stores in 2007 and visitors to the recent IW County Show were given free tasters from The Tomato Stall. “We...

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New MD for new rail operator

FirstGroup and MTR have appointed Andy Mellors as Managing Director of the new South Western rail franchise which includes Island Line. Although not officially the operator until 20 August 2017, the team from FirstGroup and MTR has been busy meeting with key partners...

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Wight AID supports more Island charities

The Wight AID Foundation has granted £7,685.50 to local charities in its latest round of grant applications. Thanks to donations from IFPL, Westridge Limited, Rouse Limited, Glanvilles and public donations, Wight AID is pleased to announce a grant of £1,200 to the IOW...

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New MP will be ‘relentless ambassador’

Bob Seeley, the newly elected Conservative MP for the Isle of Wight says he is committed to securing the sustainable growth of the Island’s economy by working to attract inward investment, apprenticeship training and the growth of existing businesses. “The Isle...

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Red Funnel sold to pension scheme consortium

Red Funnel is to be sold to a consortium of UK and Canadian pension schemes led by the West Midlands Pension Fund and the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board of the Province of Ontario. Infracapital, the infrastructure equity investment arm of M&G Investments,...

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“Support local shops and businesses” during IW Festival

Island residents are being reminded that Newport will be “open for business as usual” during the Isle of Wight Festival. Tens of thousands of festival goers will arrive onsite from Thursday and the one-way travel system around Fairlee Road will be in place...

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Solent LEP seeking new director candidates

The Solent Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is seeking prominent business leaders to join its Board of Directors. The Solent LEP board takes responsibility for shaping economic strategy in the region, including the development of a Strategic Economic Plan for the...

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This week’s winners

LUCKY FRIDAY 21 JULY 2017
£1,000 WINNER
859
PLUS ten £100 winners
 

Events

july

27jul(jul 27)9:30 am(jul 27)9:30 amFree One-Day Business Start Up Course

28jul(jul 28)9:30 am(jul 28)9:30 amE-Z Cert Export Documentation Workshop

31jul(jul 31)12:00 pm(jul 31)12:00 pmIsle of Wight Chamber Cowes Week Lunch

august

04aug(aug 4)7:30 am(aug 4)7:30 amBusiness Breakfast at Michelangelo Italian Restaurant

24aug(aug 24)9:30 am(aug 24)9:30 amFree One-Day Business Start Up Course

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