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Join the Cowes Business Association

Membership of Cowes Business Association is open to any business, company, club, or individual, who has an interest in the general business activities of Cowes, East Cowes, Gurnard and Northwood.


1.We are leading the way on how businesses associations should operate

2.Our vision and mission bring all businesses in Cowes together with a shared aim

3.We are proactive in supporting, encouraging and promoting all businesses in Cowes

4.We provide a platform for connection and collaboration through our website and networking events

5.You can be part of this for just £25 for sole traders, £35 for businesses with 2-10 employees


Improved Business Climate: Cowes Business Association provides a raft of business support, by providing indispensable services to its members which improve the local business climate. Membership encourages business owners to get to know one another in order to find ways to share resources, unite on important issues (of which the current COVID-19 emergency is a prime example) and develop new tools for securing their profitability in the community and creating an atmosphere that encourages competition and attracts customers. With effective leadership and active participation, Cowes Business Association can make it easier for its members to make money and also enjoy the process.

Networking Opportunities: Cowes Business Association provides its members with opportunities to network and share information and resources. Whilst some members are likely to be competitors, they still share certain needs and preferences. Additionally, Cowes Business Association members can help one another directly with referrals for a plethora of services. Joining Cowes Business Association also provides new businesses with contact information for other local businesses, speeding up the process of integrating into the community. [see here for upcoming events]

Cowes Business Association owns the sites of 36 flags and banners in Cowes High Street. While helping to give Cowes town its distinctive nautical feel, these provide a unique opportunity to literally fly the flag for businesses and event sponsors. [see here for more details]

Social Advantages and Community support: For a business owner, the opportunity to integrate with the community provided by membership of Cowes Business Association can be as much of a personal consideration as a business decision. Cowes Business Association holds ad hoc, monthly and quarterly events for their members and guests giving them the opportunity to meet with their peers and enjoy the company of fellow business owners and entrepreneurs. Participation with Cowes Business Association can also add an important social dimension in a community where business owners - large and small - and those who share a business interest know one another through work as well as outside of it. During the current COVID 19 emergency this has extended into collaborations to support elements of the community that are outside of the immediate business community.

Membership also gives you an automatic listing on this website in the Members List, a valuable resource for potential customers trying to find goods and services in the Cowes area. Membership runs from January to December, the yearly cost is £25 for single membership, £35 for 2+ employee membership.

Joining is easy. Click here to Join on-line.

Alternatively, please contact the office:

Cowes Business Association

Tel. 01983 280972

Email: office@cowesbusiness.org.uk

The Cowes Business Association office is now open every day from 9am.

Last updated 11:49 on 8 July 2020

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