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

WightFibre secures £35m investment in ‘Gigabit Island’

WightFibre has unveiled plans for a “full-fibre, future proof, ultrafast broadband network” across the Isle of Wight which will deliver some of the fastest speeds in the world. Up to 1Gb (1,000Mb) or faster will be made available to over 50,000 homes and businesses...

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Business Rate relief from IW Council

Up to £846,000 is available to support Island businesses that face the steepest increases in their business rates bills. The funding is available via the Isle of Wight Council until 2021 and is from a central government discretionary fund. The council has now taken a...

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Nominations announced for 2017 Business Awards

THE ISLE OF WIGHT CHAMBER OF COMMERCE BUSINESS AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE 2017 In partnership with the ISLE OF WIGHT COUNTY PRESS The nominations have been announced for this year’s Business Awards For Excellence. The prestigious awards recognise the success of Isle of...

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Register for Digital Solent event

Businesses are being encouraged to register for the Isle of Wight Council’s “Digital Solent” event which is being held at Cowes Yacht Haven on 8th November. The event runs from 9am – 5pm and is designed to provide opportunities to better understand digital...

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Cyber attack seminar at CECAMM

Island businesses are being urged to find out how they can protect themselves before, during and after a cyber-attack. Swinton Insurance, ESID, Fusion Insurance, Rothmans and Glanvilles Damant Legal Services are hosting a business breakfast at the new CECAMM centre on...

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Wight BID forum events for Levy Payers

Island tourism businesses are being urged to have their say and help to shape activities for the next 12 months. Visit Isle of Wight will be hosting a series of Wight BID levy discussion forums, to hear – directly from levy payers – how the 2018 £440,000 budget should...

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EXPO 2017 Gallery

Thanks to everyone who made EXPO 2017 a great success! Thanks to all of our exhibitors, sponsors and visitors who helped make the event a great day for the Island’s business community. Look out for EXPO coverage in the next issue of Island Business as well as...

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Get set for Expo 2017

The Island’s biggest business-to-business event returns to the Lakeside Park Hotel in Wootton on Wednesday September 13th. Expo 2017, organised by the Isle of Wight Chamber of Commerce, will see more than 50 businesses exhibiting to hundreds of visitors. Entry is free...

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Wightlink’s new ferry named Victoria of Wight

Wightlink’s new £30million environmentally friendly car ferry for the Portsmouth-Fishbourne route will be named Victoria of Wight. The name was chosen by a panel of staff who considered 186 suggestions from 73 members of staff. Work is well underway on the new ship at...

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This week’s winners

LUCKY FRIDAY 17 NOVEMBER 2017
£1,000 WINNER
5999
PLUS ten £100 winners
 

Events

november

23nov(nov 23)9:30 am(nov 23)9:30 amFree One-Day Business Start Up Course

december

01dec6:30 pm12:30 amBusiness Awards for Excellence 2017

08dec(dec 8)7:30 am(dec 8)7:30 amNetworking Breakfast - Shanklin & Sandown Golf Club

14dec(dec 14)9:30 am(dec 14)9:30 amFree One-Day Business Start Up Course

21dec(dec 21)1:30 pm(dec 21)1:30 pmSanta Special 2017

British Chambers news

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  • BCC comments on labour market and productivity statistics November 15, 2017
    Commenting on the latest labour market statistics, released today by the Office for National Statistics, Suren Thiru, Head of Economics at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said:
  • BCC comments on inflation statistics November 14, 2017
    Head of Economics Suren Thiru comments on the latest inflation figures for October 2017.
  • BCC: UK’s weak trade position shows no signs of improving November 10, 2017
    Commenting on the trade statistics for September, released today by the ONS, Mike Spicer, Director of Research Economics at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said:
  • BCC comments on MPC decision November 2, 2017
    Commenting on today’s interest rate decision by the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee, Mike Spicer, Director of Economics at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said:
  • Your Employees' Questions Answered October 31, 2017
    Robert Cochran from Scottish Widows discusses how to help answer employee questions on pensions.
  • BCC: UK economy locked onto low growth trajectory October 25, 2017
    Commenting on the preliminary UK GDP figures for Q3 2017, published today by the ONS, Suren Thiru, Head of Economics at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said:
  • BCC Budget Submission: be bold, Chancellor, and ease business rates hardship October 23, 2017
    Ahead of the Chancellor’s Autumn Budget on November 22, the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) is urging the government to take immediate action to halt the expected 3.9% increase in business rates valuations next year, as part of a bold Budget that seeks to boost the UK’s productivity.
  • What makes an inspirational leader? October 20, 2017
    Chris Horlick discusses how to grow from founding a start-up to leading a team
  • BCC comments on inflation figures for September 2017 October 17, 2017
    Commenting on the Consumer Price Index for September 2017, published today by the ONS, Suren Thiru, Head of Economics at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said:
  • Q3 2017 Quarterly Economic Survey October 13, 2017
    The British Chambers of Commerce Quarterly Economic Survey (QES) – the UK’s largest and most authoritative private sector business survey, based on more than 7,100 responses from companies in Q3 2017 – shows that despite improvements in the manufacturing sector, the UK economy grew at a muted rate in the third quarter of 2017. In […]

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