Welcome to Go for Growth Business Hub

A small business community for Founders who own businesses on the Isle of Wight


A huge welcome to all Isle of Wight Small Business Owners 

Before you scroll any further, take 34 seconds to watch this video from our founder Gavin McWhirter  👇🏻

Not just another Small Business Hub

The Go For Growth Business Hub has been set up in conjunction with the Isle of Wight Council and the European Regional Development Fund to provide Free support to Small Business owners on the Isle of Wight. 

We do this by offering: 

  1. One 2 One Business Health Checks 

  2. Free Workshops delivered by small business specialists

  3. Free One 2 One advice sessions with experts

  4. Free Online Courses

What's on in August?

3rd August. 3-4pm. Online. Brand Confidence: Am I the brand or is the business the brand? FREE. Register here

4th August. 3-4pm. Online. SEO Tips and Tricks. FREE. Register here

8th August. 3-4pm. Online. Unlock your Digital Secrets. Register here

8th August. 6-8pm. Monkton Arts Centre, Ryde. Making Your Marketing Work Harder. Register here

9th August. 3-4pm. Online. Unleashing the power of automation and AI in marketing. Register here

10th August. 10am - 1pm. In-person workshop in Building 41. Artificial Intelligence for Small Business owners. Register here

11th August. 3-4pm. Online. Elevate your online presence with a high converting website. Register here

15th August. 3-4pm. Online. A non-techy guide to making a video for your business. Register here

15th August. 6-8pm. Monkton Arts Centre, Ryde. Your Business Plan on a Page. Register here

16th August. 2-5pm. In-person workshop in Building 41. Creating a Marketing Plan the Everyone Understands. Register here

16th August. 6-8pm. In-person networking event in Building 41. Register here

And more...

For the full list of planned events, join the Go for Growth Hub, or see: https://www.eventbrite.com/cc/go-for-growth-1342599

Our workshops and networking events are open to all small business owners on the Isle of Wight. You can register via the links below. The events are free for members of this Hub.

How can you get involved?

  • Join Us: click on the Join Us button below to join the Go for Growth Business Hub

  • Look around: There is no cost to any of the services provided through the Hub or for any of the workshops, courses or one to one health check. 
  • Get Involved: Say hello via the community. Feel free to introduce yourself and your business. It's a great opportunity to meet like minded business owners.
  • Your Healthcheck: Members can pick a time and date for their one 2 one health check with a member of our team. Look out for the email from us with all of the details
  • Jump in and Join in: Join the Hub and access a new world of business support, advice and expertise. We're open to ideas, so let us know what you are looking for. 

What others say


"What a wonderful workshop!  Matt made complex marketing concepts easy to understand and apply through his lean marketing canvas."

"The opportunities to collaborate with other attendees and receive feedback on my ideas and strategies were incredibly helpful." 

"An insightful and though provoking event"

"The event was very interactive, with a good practical exercise to engage us in problem solving in teams." 

"Excellent and would highly recommend"

Our 'sponsors'

The service is run by Digital Islands, a specialist provider of business support services. Digital Islands won a contract from the Isle of Wight Council and are tasked with providing advice and help to over a 100 small companies on the Islands before July 2023.  The Council secured the money for this from what was left in the UK's allocation of an EU fund called ERDF (European Regional Development Fund), hence why you'll see this series of logos in various places:

Contact Us

Email: [email protected]  

Phone: 01273 610744

Address: Go for Growth, Building 41, Newport Road, Cowes. PO31 8BX