The Chamber is a leading player in the British Chambers of Commerce Accredited Chamber Network, and provides an independent, powerful voice for the views and concerns of its members at local, regional, national and international levels.
It’s a substantial membership which has been established for well over 100 years, and will enable us to further our visibility on the island having had a presence at The Barn, on Folly Lane, since 2019.
Since unveiling an office here, we’ve got to know the area and its community well and want to keep learning so that we better contribute to business life here, strengthen our connections, plus understand all vital upcoming digital infrastructure plans and concerns.
So, when the opportunity arose to join the Chamber – thanks to our colleague, Carole Lee, wayleave liaison, who lives on the island – we knew it would prove a crucial part of increasing our presence and driving awareness of the legal services we can provide.
Joining the Isle of Wight’s Chamber of Commerce not only gives us access to networking events – such as the ‘Friday Networking Breakfast’ – and informative webinars on topics including organisational growth, finance and wellbeing. We’re also hoping to attend its premier event, the annual B2B Expo in July, either digitally or in person depending on the climate.
Sharon McDermott, Managing Director and co-founder of Trenches Law, said: “We’re very excited to be part of such a brilliant local community – one we’ve been proud to serve since moving into The Barn. This membership will act as a stepping-stone towards joining in the conversation, and trying to make a difference.
“It’s imperative that we work alongside key businesses in our immediate telecoms sector and beyond, as we provide straight-talking legal advice and bespoke wayleave support. Residents on the Isle of Wight are typically very proud of their island so we want to become part of their way of life and continue to help them communicate and operate critical businesses.”