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

Kevin Smith to retire as IW Chamber Chief Executive

Kevin Smith has announced his retirement as the Chief Executive of the IW Chamber of Commerce. After 17 years in the role he will be retiring from June 2018. During his period of office, Kevin has established and developed arguably one of the most progressive business...

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Meet Peter our latest 5k Isle of Wight Lottery winner!

Congratulations to Peter who has won £5,000 on the Isle of Wight Lottery! Peter has been playing the Isle of Wight Lottery since 2006. Since its inception the Lottery has helped to create or sustain more than 2,000 jobs. “It’s feels fantastic to win,” Peter says. “I’m...

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2030 Vision for Isle of Wight launched

What do we want the Isle of Wight to look like in 2030? The Isle of Wight Chamber of Commerce has launched a vision document, designed to increase the economic and social wellbeing of the Island. It firmly positions the Isle of Wight as a great place to live, work and...

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MP and Council leader discuss Island economy with Treasury

Council leader Dave Stewart and MP Bob Seely met with Treasury Minister Liz Truss this week to discuss the Island’s economy. The high-level discussions, which also included the council’s chief executive John Metcalfe, included council proposals for a government-backed...

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Council consults on Newport traffic plans

Views on the first phase of a £9 million project to improve traffic congestion in Newport are being sought by the Island’s council. The initial stage is designed to reduce delays near St Mary’s roundabout – with further phases being investigated for other traffic...

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The Island Tea & Coffee Co. partners with Morrisons

Morrisons customers on the Isle of Wight are now able to buy freshly roasted coffee beans from The Island Tea & Coffee Co. The stores in Newport and Lake are selling three varieties of single origin beans. Master Roaster, Mike Townsend said “Morrisons are the...

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New events from Desk Digital

Desk Digital, a search engine optimisation agency on the Isle of Wight, has announced two new events for digital marketers, creatives and business owners. Their first-ever networking mixer at Blacksheep in Ryde is being held on 25 January from 7pm to 9pm. The event is...

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Island Workplace Health Challenge launched

Islanders are being invited to take part in a 12-week health challenge in which they will be asked to donate one pound to charity for every pound of weight they lose. The Pounds for Pounds (£ for Lb) challenge is being run by Public Health and the council’s leisure...

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Island MP Bob Seely talks business

Isle of Wight MP Bob Seely says he wants to work closely with Isle of Wight businesses ahead of the launch of his new Island manifesto, published later this year. He’s also pledged to work to “make sure Brexit is successful.” The interview is...

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BCC Forecast for 2018

Uncertainty constraining UK economic growth The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has slightly downgraded its three-year outlook for the UK economy, cutting growth expectations from 1.6% to 1.5% in 2017, from 1.2% to 1.1% in 2018, and from 1.4% to 1.3% in 2019. The...

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This week’s winners

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Events

february

20feb(feb 20)2:00 pm(feb 20)2:00 pmGDPR Workshop

21feb(feb 21)11:00 am(feb 21)11:00 amIntroduction to Social Media with Digital Eaze

22feb(feb 22)9:30 am(feb 22)9:30 amFree One-Day Business Start Up Course

march

02mar(mar 2)7:30 am(mar 2)7:30 amNetworking Breakfast - Liz Earle

02mar(mar 2)2:00 pm(mar 2)2:00 pmLeaflet Exchange at IOW Pearl

08mar(mar 8)4:00 pm(mar 8)4:00 pmThe Royal Hotel Mini Afternoon Tea

14mar(mar 14)12:00 pm(mar 14)12:00 pmThe Benefits of Joining the Isle Of Wight Chamber

22mar(mar 22)7:30 am(mar 22)7:30 amFree Employment Law Update for Employers

22mar(mar 22)9:30 am(mar 22)9:30 amFree One-Day Business Start Up Course

22mar(mar 22)5:30 pm(mar 22)5:30 pmEvening @ Strings Bar & Venue

British Chambers news

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  • BCC comments on David Davis speech February 20, 2018
    Director General Adam Marshall comments on Brexit Secretary David Davis' Vienna speech on standards and regulations once the UK leaves the EU.
  • BCC: Inflationary pressures beginning to ease February 13, 2018
    Commenting on the inflation statistics for January 2018, published today by the Office for National Statistics, Suren Thiru, Head of Economics at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said:
  • BCC: UK’s trade position weakened by rise in imports February 9, 2018
    Commenting on the trade statistics for December 2017, released today by the ONS, Suren Thiru, Head of Economics at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said:
  • BCC comments on Bank of England ‘Super Thursday’ February 8, 2018
    Commenting on the Bank of England inflation report and interest rate decision published on ‘Super Thursday’, Suren Thiru, Head of Economics at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said:
  • BCC comments on government response to Taylor Review February 7, 2018
    Commenting on the publication of the government’s response to the Taylor Review, Jane Gratton, Head of Business Environment at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said:
  • BCC open letter to PM: Businesses need clarity on Brexit February 7, 2018
    As Cabinet ministers gather today (Wednesday) to discuss the government’s negotiating stance ahead of critical talks on the UK’s future relationship with the European Union, Francis Martin, President of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) and Adam Marshall, the BCC’s Director General, write an open letter to Prime Minister Theresa May, making an urgent appeal […]
  • BCC: Business and Labour leaders meet to discuss key business issues January 29, 2018
    Today British Chambers of Commerce Director General Adam Marshall and the heads of four other business groups meet with the Leader of the Opposition, Jeremy Corbyn MP, and senior members of the Shadow Cabinet to discuss the key issues facing businesses across the UK.
  • BCC: Transition must deliver clarity and certainty for trade January 26, 2018
    Commenting on the speech by David Davis on a transition period after we leave the European Union, Adam Marshall, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said:
  • BCC comments on GDP figures for Q4 2017 January 26, 2018
    Commenting on the preliminary UK GDP figures for Q4 2017, published today by the ONS, Suren Thiru, Head of Economics at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said:
  • BCC: Labour market remains strong but skills shortages start to bite January 24, 2018
    Commenting on the labour market figures for January 2018, published today by the ONS, Suren Thiru, Head of Economics at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said:

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