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
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...read more
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...read more
Red Funnel has placed an order with Wight Shipyard Ltd in East Cowes for another 41 metre high-speed catamaran which will inject £7m into the Isle of Wight economy and secure 85 highly skilled jobs. The order for Red Jet 7 marks the first major investment in Red...read more
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...read more
Can your business support Isle of Wight Day? The team behind the event are looking for Island businesses to sponsor Island Heroes. Isle of Wight Day is about joining in as a community, showcasing the Isle of Wight as a great place to live, work and visit. We are in...read more
Isle of Wight businesses have leant their support to UKSA’s youth development programmes with the sponsorship of five new RS Quba dinghies. The dinghies have been sponsored by Spinlock, Wightfibre, Red Funnel and Barton Estate and will be used by children and...read more
Staff on Wightlink’s Lymington-Yarmouth route are celebrating the award of a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence. Wightlink Chief Executive Keith Greenfield presented the shore teams at Lymington and Yarmouth terminals and crew members on board the ferries...read more
Two Isle of Wight business leaders have been elected to the board of the Solent LEP. Kevin George from Red Funnel and Rachael Randall from HTP Apprenticeship College have joined the LEP board of directors after being appointed by member businesses. The Solent LEP...read more
Red Funnel has been announced as title sponsor of 2017’s Isle of Wight Literary Festival, now in its sixth year. The Red Funnel Isle of Wight Literary Festival takes place from 12-15 October across various venues in Cowes including Northwood House and will welcome big...read more
We polled Island businesses to find out if the outcome of the Brexit vote has changed the way they are doing business. We also asked for their predictions for the future. Tom Stroud looks at the data. This article was first published in the July/August edition of...read more