50 plus success stories

Eamonn at Vectis Holiday Homes

Dove Court on Shanklin’s Crescent Road is about to welcome holiday makers as well as residents. The building houses five holiday apartments and four residential flats. It’s the result of a £1.1m investment and four years of work by Eamonn Fetton and his wife Sue, who...

Liz at the Lime Tree Cafe

The Lime Tree Café on Shanklin High Street opened in September last year. It’s been a complete life change for Liz O’Brien and her business partner Lisa who had both worked as nurses in the NHS. “It had always been a dream of mine to run a café,” Liz says. “I’d...

Jigsaw Training and Development Services

Carole Smith and Sue Gibbs are already enjoying the benefits of operating their own business. They’ve been running Jigsaw Training And Development Services for nine months now. Their story began when they attended the One Day Business Start-up Course in May last year....

Dave Parkman, Cowes convenience store owner

Dave Parkman is enjoying a new working life running a shop – with the help of the Over 50s Start Me Up programme. Dave opened his convenience store on Cowes High Street in November. Retail is a big change for Dave who had previously worked as a prison officer until he...

Over 50s Start Me Up Christmas drop-in

Festive fun with the Over 50s Start Me Up programme! The latest drop-in session for the Over 50s Start Me Up programme has a festive feel today. We’re welcoming our 50 plus entrepreneurs to the Chamber offices at Mill Court for networking with a twist, with a...

Island Pain Relief

Kim Aminu runs Island Pain Relief, specialising in natural therapy for clients with chronic and acute pain. Kim is a Physiokey and Scenar practitioner and she is based at Cowes Chiropractic Clinic. Running her own business is fairly new for Kim who has taken up...

Over 50s on-board at Expo 2017

The Island’s Over 50’s entrepreneurs are celebrating a great day at Expo 2017, held recently at the Lakeside Park Hotel. It’s the Isle of Wight’s biggest single business event, with hundreds of visiting delegates and more than 50 exhibitors. This year the Over 50’s...

Moira Sugden Consulting

Moira Sugden is a lifecoach, mentor and speaker. She’s about to become her own boss, for the first time in her working life, thanks to the support of the Over50s Start Me Up programme. “I’ve worked for 43 years in the public sector,” Moira explains. “I worked for the...

Martin’s story

Martin Timbers set up Isle of Wight Design And Print in 2016 with the support of the StartMeUp Over 50s project. Martin tells us his story and how the project helped him to be his own boss. Being over fifty is no barrier to running your own business. In fact, it can...

Island Business November / December 2018

Island Business November / December 2018

Events

december

21dec1:30 pm5:00 pmSanta Special 2018

january

10jan7:30 am9:30 amThursday Tea and Toast Networking

11jan7:30 am9:30 amIW Chamber Business Breakfast at The Breeze

16jan9:15 am1:00 pm"Social Media Conversion - Give Before You Ask"

22jan12:00 pm2:30 pmIsle of Wight Chamber Business Lunch at Yelfs Hotel, Ryde

24jan9:30 am4:00 pmFree One-Day Business Start Up Course

24jan9:30 am4:00 pm50 Plus Start Me Up - Free One-Day Business Start Up Course

24jan6:00 pm8:30 pmIW Chamber Business Dinner hosted by Slug and Lettuce

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