PROTECTIONProfessional 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.
SAVINGSAccess 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 & INFORMATIONInformation, 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.
PROFILEWe 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.
NETWORKRegular networking meetings to provide you with opportunities to connect with like-minded businesses and potential customers and suppliers.
REPRESENTATIONMake 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 Line trains will be run by a new operator from August. The South Western rail franchise, which continues to include Island Line, has been awarded to FirstGroup and MTR. The current franchise holder Stagecoach Group has run the network since privatisation....read more
Theresa May has praised the working relationship between the public and private sectors on the Isle of Wight. At Prime Minister’s Questions this afternoon she told MPs: “I am sure that on the Island, the business community and council will work together to...read more
Isle of Wight businesses have been finding out more about sustainable travel options with the help of the Isle of Wight Chamber of Commerce. The Green On Wight Business Forum brought together key Island employers as well as travel providers including Southern Vectis,...read more
A meeting between key Island business representatives and the Council’s new leader and Regeneration team has been hailed as a success. As part of his ongoing efforts to engage Island business representatives with education providers, Leader of the Isle of Wight...read more
Isle of Wight Council is inviting businesses to consider applying to take on opportunities across the Island. It’s a chance to put entrepreneurial skills to creative use, from a new facility at the former lifeguard premises on Sandown Esplanade; operation of a...read more
Co-wheels, the UK’s only independent national car club operator, now has its entire Isle of Wight fleet of hybrid and low emission vehicles on the island, with a total of ten vehicles now available to book in five key locations including Cowes, Newport, Sandown, Ryde...read more
“Apprenticeships are great for Island businesses and a fantastic route through education to employment for young people”, says Executive Member for Children’s Services, Councillor Chris Whitehouse. 6- 10 March 2017 is national Apprenticeships Week. Island...read more
Celebrations for Ryde’s Performance in People… Performance in People (PiP) is ecstatic to announce that we’ve not only been awarded with a place in the Top 100 Small Businesses to work for nationwide, we have also made it within the top 50 appearing at...read more
Visit Isle of Wight’s Travel Ambassador Green Star Scheme is being promoted with a “Round The Island” Bus tour on Thursday next week, ending with a chance to experience the Electric Woods at Robin Hill for a few hours. The Green Star scheme has been...read more
Mairead Healy has been appointed as the new Executive Director of the Isle of Wight Youth Trust, serving children and young people across the Island who are facing emotional difficulties. Mairead, previously the Chief Executive of an Irish youth Charity based in...read more