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
Island businesses are being encouraged to find out more about the upcoming works by Island Roads on Newport’s Coppins Bridge. A resurfacing scheme is scheduled to begin on September 14 and last for nine nights. Due to the central location and volume of traffic using...read more
IFPL is celebrating a major milestone this year, supplying their two millionth industry part to a key Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM). Now in their 20th year of trading, Calbourne based IFPL reached their two-millionth unit just four years after the first...read more
On Wednesday 10th August, Spinlock received a visit from HRH Prince Philip at their production facility in Cowes. His Royal Highness met with Spinlock staff that assembles the products ready for export around the world, as well as formally awarding Spinlock with the...read more
Ofsted Chairman David Hoare has withdrawn his recent controversial remarks about the Isle of Wight. At a teacher conference he described the Island as “a ghetto… a mass of crime, drug problems, huge unemployment.” The comments received huge publicity nationally...read more
The annual Isle of Wight Chamber of Commerce Cowes Week Lunch was held on August 8th at the Solent Events Marquee in Cowes Yacht Haven. Around 70 members attended, enjoying a lovely lunch in the fine weather, with lots of networking whilst overlooking the billowing...read more
Island businesses are being urged to become breastfeeding friendly. A new campaign has been launched called Breastfeeding Friendly Isle of Wight to provide breastfeeding mums with more support. Local businesswoman Olivia Tyler is leading the initiative which aims to...read more
Ryde’s Brightbulb Design and Cowes-based BoxStuff are collaborating to form Brightstuff, a collective of web designers, developers and copywriters. After working together on joint projects, director of BoxStuff, Jeremy Pocock, and Brightbulb’s Matt Jeffery, realised...read more
The Island’s biggest indoor play frame just got bigger… and cooler. JR Zone in Newport’s new Arctic Blast experience is the second significant investment in as many years, following the Hi Zone which opened in 2014.The frame has been custom designed for JR Zone...read more
Newport’s kids play café Bebecinno is a year old. Owner Rebecca Blachford celebrated a year in business with some refurbishment, a new play castle and an open birthday party. “It took a year and a half to get the money together to launch the project, so to be in...read more
Isle of Wight based training company HTP Training has achieved the Skills for Health Quality Mark. Administered by the National Skills Academy for Health, it provides health employers with greater confidence when investing in workforce development. The Skills for...read more