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

New leadership for IW Council

The process to elect a new Leader of the Isle of Wight Council will take place at Full Council on Wednesday. John Metcalfe, Chief Executive of the Isle of Wight Council, has acknowledged receipt of the resignations of Councillors Jonathan Bacon and Steve Stubbings,...

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Wightlink Isle of Wight Ferries to sell Wight Crystal Water

Wightlink has announced a partnership with Island based company Wight Crystal who will become the preferred supplier of bottled water across all the ferry company’s 12 retail outlets onshore and afloat. Under the deal, Wightlink will become Newport-based Wight...

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Sustainable travel support for Island jobseekers

Isle of Wight Council has launched a new scheme to support jobseekers with travel to interviews and employment. The sustainable travel support scheme will focus on providing one to one travel advice and training for active jobseekers on the Island, and offer support...

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TALKING BUSINESS: Economic Development

TALKING BUSINESS By Kevin Smith, Isle of Wight Chamber of Commerce Chief Executive This article was first published in the January / February edition of Island Business magazine Last year I talked a lot about ‘economic’ development for the Isle of Wight and some of...

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year from all the team at the Isle of Wight Chamber of Commerce. We have lots of events coming up including networking breakfasts, networking evenings and start-up course and are looking forward to working with the business community throughout 2017.

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Community projects benefit from IW Foundation grants

A number of community based projects supporting young people on the Island are among those to have been chosen as recipients of this year’s grant funding from the Isle of Wight Foundation – the charitable foundation established by the partners in Island Roads. The...

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IW Council consults over 2017/18 budget

The Isle of Wight Council has launched its budget consultation for 2017/18. The consultation will seek views from Island residents, partners, businesses, town and parish councils and the voluntary sector about what their priorities for council spending in the future...

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Take Five Campaign

Take Five is a national campaign that offers straight-forward and impartial advice to help everyone protect themselves from preventable financial fraud. This includes email deception and phone-based scams as well as online fraud – particularly where criminals...

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Bestival still “fully committed” to Island

Bestival organiser Rob da Bank has told Islanders to look out for a new event in 2017. He thanked the Island “for hosting us” and paid tribute to his event’s “13 magical, amazing, inspirational years on the Isle of Wight, our spiritual home.” Island resident Rob has...

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This week’s winner

DRAW DATE: WED 11 JAN 2017
£2,000 WINNER
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Events

january

19jan9:30 am- 4:00 pmFree One-Day Business Start Up Course

february

3feb7:30 am- 9:00 amBusiness Breakfast at The Nightingale Hotel

16feb9:30 am- 4:00 pmFree One-Day Business Start Up Course

17feb5:30 pm- 7:00 pmAn Evening at Jolliffes of Cowes

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