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
Navigating a path to economic growth and protecting jobs: Harbourmaster Capt. Stuart McIntosh talks to Tom Stroud about how Cowes Harbour Commission (CHC) balances the views of stakeholders on “the main road into the Island.” There’s a lot to talk about! With all of...read more
“My challenge is to reach out to everyone”: Meet Steven Holbrook, Chief Executive of the Isle of Wight Chamber of Commerce It’s been a busy first few weeks in the role for the Chamber’s new Chief Executive. Steven Holbrook was born on the Isle of Wight and left to go...read more
Let’s shout about the Island as a fantastic place to live and work – it’s more exciting than London! By Reniera O’Donnell, Assistant Director for Regeneration at the Isle of Wight Council. On 19 July, I stood up at our annual regeneration conference and declared that...read more
Education Destination is reaching out to more Island businesses, looking to work with them as part of their ‘Island classroom’. Education Destination brings students to the Isle of Wight for educational trips, focused on curriculum elements, using Island landmarks and...read more
Ryde regeneration: developing Ryde Pier and investing in Island Line: Transport companies discuss plans at recent Regeneration Conference Wightlink is working with businesses to develop Ryde Pier as “a destination in its own right”. Consultation around expanding the...read more
Wight Computers welcomes Jamie Stone to its growing team. Jamie joins as the first apprentice for the Newport based business. He recently graduated from the Isle of Wight College and joins the established team of technology innovators who are all proud alumni of the...read more
Isle of Wight Chamber of Commerce members enjoyed high quality networking with fine food and excellent views of the Cowes Week action. The weather was exceptional too with clear blue skies as this summer’s Mediterranean heatwave continued. Our event was once...read more
Island tourism businesses are being asked to direct their visitors to the Freephone 111 service and GP surgeries. The Isle of Wight NHS Trust and Clinical Commissioning Group has written to all hotels, B&Bs, campsites and tourist destinations on the Island. The...read more
Events, Electric Woods and Eklectica – how the team at Robin Hill are growing the business by reaching a wider audience and extending their season James Crofts is Robin Hill’s Park Manager. He began working on site as a sixth former in the summer season. He studied...read more
Red Funnel’s new Hi-Speed flagship has been named Red Jet 7 by HRH The Duchess of Cornwall at a prestigious ceremony today in Cowes. Red Jet 7 was built in East Cowes by Wight Shipyard Co and represents a £7m investment by Red Funnel in its Southampton-West Cowes...read more