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 including Red Funnel and Wightlink. Also includes Legal, HR and Health & Safety products as part of membership which are valued at over £100,000 of protection.
SUPPORT & INFORMATION
Access to training, information events, regular email updates and support with export documentation.
Promote your business, products and services at preferential rates by taking part in our annual Expo event, sponsoring key events such as the IW Chamber Business Awards or by advertising in Island Business magazine.
IW Chamber is accredited by the British Chamber of Commerce and is your voice at a national and local level. Benefit from having input to local, regional and national economic surveys and campaigns.
Connect with like-minded businesses and potential customers and suppliers at our regular networking meetings and events.
Island Business News
During the coronavirus pandemic, Cowes-based business owners Kathy Chillistone and Dave Winter, of ChilliWinter, have successfully raised over £2500+ for Mountbatten Isle of Wight. With their handmade Rainbow Collection, every product sold is not-for-profit, with a...read more
Rishi Sunak announces Self-Employment Income Support Scheme will be extended - with those eligible able to claim a second and final grant capped at £6,570 Chancellor also outlines further details on the extension of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, including...read more
Like many manufacturing businesses throughout the UK, Isle of Wight based industrial badge and labelling manufacturer, Diametric, has been busy diversifying their production line to assist in the demand for PPE. In collaboration with a long standing key client, they...read more
The government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme will remain open until the end of October, the Chancellor announced today (Tuesday 12 May 2020). In a boost to millions of jobs and businesses, Rishi Sunak said the furlough scheme would be extended by a further four...read more
The Isle of Wight will be leading the way to take the country into the next phase of tackling this pandemic. This is a key part of the government’s plans to control coronavirus, ensuring we minimise the spread of the virus and can be used to keep our community as safe...read more
Britain’s small businesses will be able to apply for quick and easy-to access loans of up to £50,000 from today – with the cash expected to land within days. small businesses will be able to apply for quick and easy-to-access loans from today businesses will be able...read more
Three local businesses have joined forces to provide desperately needed clothing to be used as scrubs for local Carers during the current Covid19 pandemic. Rapanui based in Freshwater were contacted at the weekend by Reuben Loake Managing Director of Ryde based...read more
businesses will be able to borrow between £2,000 and £50,000 and access the cash within days loans will be interest free for the first 12 months, and businesses can apply online through a short and simple form Small businesses will benefit from a new fast-track...read more
Government funds will maintain vital transport links to the mainland. Vital transport links to the mainland for people living on the Isle of Wight and the Isles of Scilly have been safeguarded during the COVID-19 pandemic, thanks to an emergency package of up to £10.5...read more
Claim for your employees’ wages through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) General information about the scheme To be eligible for CJRS an employer must agree with the employee that they are a ‘furloughed worker’. Employees must be notified that they have...read more