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
Brightbulb Design has created three new jobs and expanded to new offices thanks to a £20,000 interest free loan from the Isle of Wight Lottery Wootton based Brightbulb Design is the latest Island business to benefit from the support of the Isle of Wight Lottery. The...read more
Katie Ennis is setting up her first ever business with the help of the Isle of Wight Lottery. She’s borrowed £2,500 as an interest free loan, to help her open a shop in Ryde’s Victoria Arcade. “My shop is called Three Little Buds, named after my three young children,...read more
Red Kestrel, the newest addition to Red Funnel’s fleet, has been officially named at a traditional ceremony attended by 200 invited guests including the Minister of State for Employment at Department of Work and Pensions. Alok Sharma MP’s speech highlighted the...read more
Ten years ago brothers Martin and Rob Drake-Knight went into business. It was an inauspicious start; they were based in a shed, in their parent’s garden. A decade later Kate Moss is wearing their t-shirts and new expansion plans will see them employ 175 people at...read more
Organisers have confirmed that planning will start shortly for Smart Island Live 2020, after more than 150 businesses and 200 attendees took part in the inaugural event held at CECAMM in East Cowes. The networking event promoted ideas and opportunities around...read more
Hillbans Pest Control attended this year’s PestEX at Excel in London as guests of Kevin Higgins Membership Manager of the British Pest Control Association (BPCA). The exhibition and conference is the UK’s trade exhibition for the pest control industry and the largest...read more
Newport-based web technology company Made By Hippo is celebrating an extremely successful eight years working with an American tech startup company to build and manage their hardware and software architecture. When Made by Hippo started working with US firm Fresh...read more
Good Skills Training Hampshire and the Isle of Wight have been delivering First Aid and Health and Safety Training and Consultancy for over two years. Larry Martin and Barry Grant work with all industry sectors, from scaffolders and window fitters through to...read more
Last year The Seaview Hotel launched an electric bike sightseeing package for their guests. The offer was part of an initiative to promote non-car tourism to the Isle of Wight. The results were electrifying! By Tracy Mikich Tourism is incredibly important to the Isle...read more
Every business likes to think that they are balanced, equal and compliant employers. With campaigns like ‘Balance For Better’, businesses are being encouraged and sometimes scrutinised to make sure that they are being as equal and fair as they should be. What should...read more