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
The BCC is calling on the Government to provide more financial support to businesses across the UK facing a bleak future from the debilitating squeeze of coronavirus restrictions. Cash strapped businesses need measures to support cash flow such as extending and...read more
Island businesses eligible for government grant support under the latest national lockdown can now apply via the council’s website. The application forms and details of the grant help can be accessed via: www.iow.gov.uk/covid19_businessadvice Under the national...read more
Businesses in the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors are to receive a one-off grant worth up to £9,000, the Chancellor has announced. Chancellor announces one-off top up grants for retail, hospitality and leisure businesses worth up to £9,000 per property to help...read more
The Prime Minister has announced a national lockdown and instructed people to stay at home to control the virus, protect the NHS and save lives. The decision follows a rapid rise in infections, hospital admissions and case rates across the country, and our hospitals...read more
With less than two weeks to go until the Brexit Transition period ends, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is urging traders to complete crucial preparations needed to trade with Europe from 1 January. This month, HMRC has sent 250,000 letters and emails to VAT-registered...read more
More than 340 Island businesses severely impacted by the recent month-long lockdown have been awarded £940,000 in discretionary grants by the Isle of Wight Council. The Island was the first area in the Solent region to get the Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG)...read more
The leader of the Isle of Wight Council has welcomed the news the Island will be designated a Tier 1 area when the four-week national lockdown across England ends on 2 December. Tier 1 — also known as alert level 'medium' — is the least restrictive tier under the...read more
Cowes based Vectis Refrigeration have been chosen by The Food Warehouse to support their new store now open on Wakes Retail Park in Newport. An example of their support for local businesses and the long standing relationship between the owners of The Food Warehouse,...read more
Sets out the local restriction tier system that will be in place from Wednesday 2 December, including what you can and cannot do in each tier. The current national restriction rules are still in place until 2 December and must be followed until they expire. When...read more
2020 is a year the likes of which we hope never to see again. We have had to learn new ways of working, if we are able to work at all, and review our businesses to decide whether we need to move in a new direction. It is at times like this that the Chamber is...read more