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  • Covid-19 Track and Trace App

    WIth the launch of the new Covid-19 Track and trace app coming to the Isle of Wight tomorrow, The government have created an information page for businesses to understand how they can play their part. You can print of a QR code so customers visiting your site can scan into the app. https://www.gov.uk/create-coronavirus-qr-poster All households on the Island should receive a letter with a unique code to

    Published 16:13 on 13 Aug 2020

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    Be part of the Isle of Wight Welcomes You video

    The Isle of Wight Welcomes You team are creating a video of our fantastic businesses on the Isle of Wight. They are looking for 50 businesses to create a short 6-second video to say "The Isle of Wight Welcomes you", with big smiles and waves or you can get a little creative in whatever crazy form that takes. Every business is encouraged to get involved and do its own version... (There will be prizes

    Published 15:10 on 8 Jul 2020

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    Ellen MacArthur Foundation - The Isle of Wight and the Circular Economy

    Local charity and CBA member, The Ellen MacArthur Foundation are hosting their next online talk about The Isle of Wight and the Circular Economy. Check out the details and register for the event here

    Published 10:03 on 29 Jun 2020

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    PM announces easing of lockdown restrictions

    Prime Minister Boris Johnson has today (Tuesday 23 June) set out further changes to lockdown measures in England to enable people to see more of their friends and family, help businesses get back on their feet and get people back in their jobs. From Saturday 4th July, the Prime Minister has announced that pubs, restaurants and hairdressers will be able to reopen, providing they adhere to COVID Secure guidelines. From the same

    Published 13:18 on 23 Jun 2020

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    Cowes Week 2020 Cancelled

    We share with many our great disappointment that Cowes Week has been cancelled. Cowes Week is an iconic event that brings lasting benefits to the local economy and community. Of course, we support the fact that public health must come first and that will always be our priority. There is a concern among our members that if Cowes Week does not happen at all this year some people who habitually attend every year may

    Published 10:33 on 8 Jun 2020

  • Medina Publishing providing Cowes hub for the Wight Mask Ask campaign

    Cowes Business Association member Peter Harrigan of Medina Publishing is putting its bookshop premises at 50 High Street to good use during Covid closure by operating as a Cowes hub to receive and distribute PPE by appointment for supply to domiciliary careworkers and care homes in the Cowes area. The initiative is run by Wight Mask Ask campaign, a charitable group set up under the umbrella of registered charity Embracing Age. A furloughed member

    Published 16:17 on 15 May 2020

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    Cowes Harbour has reopened for family recreational boating

    The CHC Board of Commissioners announced today their updated policy: " To encourage and facilitate a controlled return to safe, family recreational boating, allowing boat owners to access their boats for day use to and from their local mooring and for maintenance purposes ". The following Local Notices to Mariners have been issued today: LNTM No. 15(T) of 2020 COVID-19 Government Guidelines for

    Published 07:14 on 15 May 2020

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    Download the NHS COVID-19 contact tracing app

    The Isle of Wight will be leading the way to take the country into the next phase of tackling this pandemic. This is a key part of the government's plans to control coronavirus, ensuring we minimise the spread of the virus and can be used to keep our community as safe as possible. The new app will let people know quickly if they've come into contact with someone who has reported symptoms of coronavirus.

    Published 08:08 on 7 May 2020

  • Crowdfunding webinar

    CBA members Caroline Hurley and Joe Redston are holding an informal Zoom call around the 50% matched funding grants available via Solent LEP when a business does a crowdfunding campaign. Caroline has run a successful campaign, and she and Joe will discuss how the process works, offer a few hints and tips on how to approach your customers, and have a PDF available outlining the stages you need to follow. There are grants of

    Published 09:00 on 6 May 2020

  • The data gathering for the Place Plan is now live - please contribute by completing the questionnaire

    The Isle of Wight Council Regeneration team, Northwood Parish Council, Cowes Town Council and Cowes Business Association are working together to create a Place Plan for the two parishes. They need your help to gather essential information and opinion via this online questionnaire. By having your say and leaving your comments, you will be adding to a better understanding of the plan area and the experiences and aspirations of the people who live and

    Published 11:11 on 5 May 2020

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