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
Wightlink’s Portsmouth car ferry terminal will be closed for three days on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd November 2016 as part of the company’s £45 million investment in a new ship and port works. All sailings to and from Fishbourne will be diverted to the Portsmouth...read more
A meeting of the Executive of the Isle of Wight Council has agreed a decision to continue the process which may lead to the establishment of a Solent Combined Authority (with Portsmouth and Southampton city councils). The Executive, as part of this process, has agreed...read more
Commenting on the government’s decision to approve the construction of a new runway at Heathrow Airport, Adam Marshall, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: “Put simply, it’s about time. Successive governments have prevaricated for...read more
Newport’s The Mobile Vet has been presented with the Queens Award for Innovation. Husband and wife team Dan and Kirsty Forster received the award from the Lord-Lieutenant of the Isle of Wight, Major General Martin White CB CBE JP. The presentation took place at the...read more
Ben Allen recently completed his gruelling 245km, 7-day walk from St. James Square in Newport to London, dressed as a Star Wars Stormtrooper. The walk, sponsored by WightFibre raised over £6,000 for the Joe Ellis Trust including a £1,000 donation directly from...read more
The Isle of Wight Chamber of Commerce Annual General Meeting was held on Friday 14th October at Ventnor Winter Gardens. The meeting was chaired by Steve Porter, Chairman of the Chamber board. The Chamber’s Chief Executive Kevin Smith presented the annual report and...read more
Since making its first order of Goddards FuggleDeeDum on 16th January 1995, staff at The Anchor in Cowes have kept a tally of precisely how many pints they have served. They have now pulled their 250,000th pint, ordered by Anchor Inn regular Kevin Fisher. Placed...read more
Island based independent arboricultural consultant Wayne Isaacson has been awarded the prestigious RFS /Lockhart Garratt award for excellence. The award is widely considered the toughest qualification and award for arboriculture. Presenting Wayne with his award,...read more
Red Funnel has been shortlisted for a national educational award, recognising inspiring experiences for young people outside the classroom. Red Funnel believes it’s the first ferry company in the UK to develop a significant bank of curriculum linked pre-visit,...read more
The Quay Street Massage Centre is celebrating its first year at its new home in the centre of Newport. Owners Steve Baverstock and Sandy Heward have introduced talented massage therapist Joanna Prismall to their ranks, and are in the process of adding another...read more