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Cowes Business Association

Supporting businesses across Cowes, East Cowes, Northwood and Gurnard
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Business Community

Cowes Business Association is here to support, encourage and promote your business, by connecting you with other like-minded business owners across Cowes, East Cowes, Northwood and Gurnard. We have a vibrant new website, regular newsletters, a fully interactive directory, annual exhibition (Covid dependent) and lively and successful networking events.

Come and be part of this inspiring local business community. We believe that it is in the interests of everyone who lives and works in Cowes, that all local businesses thrive.

And it doesn’t stop
at the Solent!

We pride ourselves in promoting Cowes businesses to whoever needs our members’ services. And we encourage our members to participate fully and support the Cowes Business Association community by spreading the word whenever they can. Many of our members travel on a regular basis to the mainland and further afield.

It’s in the interests of all our businesses that your business should thrive!

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Business News

Sustainability June – My Funky Bags

The founder and owner of My Funky Bags, Molly Linton’s dream began as a young girl. Her parents took Molly and brother David on a trip to Italy back in 1976 and by chance Molly had the opportunity to spend a day in charge of a handbag shop in Taormina, Italy at just 10 years old. This set Molly on a path which led to where she is today. Now the eco-conscious brand ‘My Funky Bags’ is fulfilling her dream — and making a huge contribution to the environment at the same time. Australian-born Molly spent most of her working life in the media. She worked for companies such as Virgin International, Microsoft, and Christian Dior. Despite incredible successes in the industry, an underlying desire to do something more creative was always there. Molly’s work took her all over the world, living and working in Africa, Thailand, Australia and London, to name a few. But it was a holiday to the Isle of Wight to see family during Cowes Sailing Regatta that led to Molly and her husband, Eren,...

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Member Profile – Sue Matthews

Sue Matthews BOSS Business Office Support Services Business owners often feel that they have only two options when it comes to tackling admin tasks: take on additional staff or struggle on.  However, there is a third option – call Sue Matthews who knows a thing or two about supporting businesses. Before launching her business, BOSS Business Office Support Services, in 2015, Sue worked on the Island as an Executive Personal Assistant working with Directors and Chief Executives and now brings together those wide-ranging skills and experiences to support her clients. As Sue explains, “I offer a confidential, reliable, fast and affordable secretarial and business support service - whether it’s a one-off project, a series of small tasks, or regular admin support which utilises the skills and experiences of over thirty years in secretarial and Executive Assistant support.”  Many Island businesses have benefitted from this and are reaping the rewards of having more time to focus on their...