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

Kevin Smith retires as the Chamber’s Chief Executive

Isle of Wight Chamber of Commerce members, staff and colleagues have wished Kevin Smith a fond farewell. Kevin retired today after 17 years in the role as Chief Executive. Kevin’s last day in the role ended with a cream tea and a glass of prosecco with invited guests...

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New Environmental Officer at Wightlink

Marine Environment Science specialist Nicola Craig has joined Wightlink as the ferry company’s first Environmental Officer. She will focus on how to make its operations as environmentally friendly and sustainable as possible, building on initiatives such as installing...

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Red Jet 7 enters the water

Red Jet 7, Red Funnel’s new Hi-Speed passenger catamaran has entered the water for the first time in East Cowes on the Isle of Wight. The £7m addition to Red Funnel’s Red Jet fleet was ordered from Wight Shipyard on the Isle of Wight in August 2017, following an...

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South coast award nomination for Brightbulb

Brightbulb Design is the first Isle of Wight business to be nominated for the South Coast Business Awards. The Wootton based design company has been shortlisted for Small Business of the Year across the South Coast. The awards recognise dynamic companies with less...

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Esplanade is key to Ryde regeneration

Ryde Esplanade has been identified by IW Council as one of five potential Island sites for regeneration. It could provide an area for recreation, leisure and commerce, as well as meeting the identified priorities of local people. Improving the seafront area would...

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E-Taxi’s 15,000 miles in six months

The Island’s first 100% fully electric taxi service has already clocked up around 15,000 miles and taken around 1,500 fares. The business was launched six months ago and is based in Newport, run by owner Matt Malkin. “We’re feeling optimistic for the future and hope...

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50 new jobs created at Amey waste site

The Isle of Wight Council is welcoming the creation of 50 new jobs at its new waste recovery site at Forest Park, Newport. The full time positions are being created by Amey and will include maintenance staff, mechanical technicians, machinery operators, weighbridge...

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Greeff’s Beef Biltong shop launched on The One Show

Greeff’s Biltong’s new shop had an exceptional first day. Nick and Sarah opened their new premises on Seaview’s High Street in the morning and that night Sarah was live on the One Show, talking about biltong with guest Alan Carr! “It was a fantastic marketing...

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Online scholarship for speech and language therapist

SaLT by the Sea’s Bryony Rust has received a scholarship to attend an acclaimed online startup business programme. Bryony has over ten years’ experience working as a speech and language therapist and she founded SaLT by the Sea three years ago, an independent service...

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This week’s winners

LUCKY FRIDAY 15 JUNE 2018
£1,000 WINNER
4927
PLUS ten £100 winners
 

Events

june

27jun10:00 am1:00 pmSocial Media Course with Chris Court

28jun9:30 am4:00 pm50 Plus Start Me Up - Free One-Day Business Start Up Course

28jun9:30 am4:00 pmFree One-Day Business Start Up Course

july

04jul4:00 pm6:00 pmLifeline Go Wimbledon!

06jul7:30 am9:00 amNetworking Breakfast - Quay Arts

10jul12:00 pm1:30 pmThe Benefits of Joining the Isle Of Wight Chamber

25jul9:30 am11:30 amFinancing Business Start Up & How To Quickly Make An Impact To Generate Business Enquiries

25jul1:30 pm3:30 pmTax Break Opportunities For Established Businesses & Effective Customer Base Development

26jul9:30 am4:00 pm50 Plus Start Me Up - Free One-Day Business Start Up Course

26jul9:30 am4:00 pmFree One-Day Business Start Up Course

British Chambers news

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  • BCC Economic Forecast: UK set for weakest year of GDP growth since 2009 June 18, 2018
    The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has today (Monday) slightly downgraded its growth expectations for the UK economy, forecasting GDP growth for 2018 at 1.3% (from 1.4%) which, if realised, will be the weakest calendar year growth since 2009, when the economy was in the throes of the global financial crisis. The BCC has also […]
  • Immigration relaxation for doctors a welcome first step, says BCC June 14, 2018
    Commenting on reports that the Home Office is to exclude non-EU doctors and nurses from the Tier 2 visa cap, Jane Gratton, Head of Business Environment and Skills Policy at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said:
  • BCC comments on Apprenticeship starts June 14, 2018
    Commenting on the apprenticeship and levy statistics for June 2018, issued today by the Department for Education, Jane Gratton, Head of Business Environment and Skills Policy at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said:
  • Apprenticeship Levy reform 10-point plan June 14, 2018
    The British Chambers of Commerce, in partnership with the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), have published a 10-point-plan aimed at government and business, to reform the Apprenticeship Levy system.
  • BCC comments on inflation figures for May 2018 June 13, 2018
    Commenting on the inflation statistics for May 2018, published today by the Office for National Statistics, Suren Thiru, Head of Economics at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said:
  • BCC: Labour market remains robust, but earnings slowdown concerning June 12, 2018
    Commenting on the labour market figures for June 2018, published today by the ONS, Suren Thiru, Head of Economics at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said:
  • BCC comments on trade statistics for April 2018 June 11, 2018
    Head of Economics Suren Thiru comments on the latest ONS trade statistics for April 2018.
  • BCC: No more delays, no more excuses on Heathrow expansion June 5, 2018
    Commenting on the publication of the Government’s Airports National Policy Statement, Adam Marshall, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) said:
  • Cyber Security: Getting the basics right June 4, 2018
    Andy Watterson is the Digital Economy Fellow in the Chamber Network and is advising businesses on how best to protect against cyber attacks.
  • BCC cheers fresh look at immigration rules June 3, 2018
    Commenting on the Home Secretary's remarks on the Andrew Marr Show about reviewing the UK's immigration rules, Dr Adam Marshall, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said:

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