Company profiles

Company Profile: Brightbulb Design

Bright sparks: it’s been a whirlwind year for the multi-award winning design agency – Tom Stroud meets the husband and wife team behind Brightbulb Design Matt Jeffery had the idea for Brightbulb Design several years ago. He’d worked in Sydney, Melbourne and London as...

THE FEATURE Storeroom2010

Storeroom2010 is a Cowes charity that provides skills-gap training and saves furniture from landfill. The team also picked up the Business In The Community trophy at the 2016 IW Chamber Awards. Tom Stroud pays them a visit “Storeroom2010 is all about second chances,...

THE INTERVIEW John Giddings, Isle of Wight Festival

“It’s not a cheap hobby. It’s a huge gamble and you need people to support you in every which way possible to make it happen.” Next month the Isle of Wight Festival will return to Seaclose Park for the sixteenth time. Organiser John Giddings was interviewed by Island...

COMPANY PROFILE The Needles Landmark Attraction

How an icon of Island tourism continues to invest and grow – as well as regenerating Sandham Grounds Say “Isle of Wight” to many people and one of the first snapshots that will come to mind is of the three chalk stacks at the westernmost point of the Island. The...

COMPANY PROFILE Sandham Office Services

Working smart for 35 years: How Sandham Office Services has moved with the times, providing customers with all-in-one networked super-efficient technology. 2017 is a big year for Terry Jarman and the team at Sandham Office Services in Sandown. Terry’s come a long way...

THE INTERVIEW Ben Willows, Chief Executive, UKSA

Ben has been part of the team at UKSA in Cowes for many years, starting out as an instructor. He’s undertaken a number of different roles within the organisation and became Chief Executive a year ago. You’ve been in post for a year now – how has it been? Do things...

COMPANY PROFILE BeCalmed

BeCalmed Wellbeing and Medispa definitely has the feelgood factor! Tom Stroud finds out how the Cowes business continues to grow, now employing 9 people. Caroline Hurley and her team of sports, holistic and beauty therapists have been providing “an oasis of calm, just...

COMPANY PROFILE Tipsy Wight

Tipsy Wight is described as “the English countryside in a bottle”. Tom Stroud meets the husband and wife team behind the Island’s quirky vodka brand With a wide range of flavour combinations, unique and intelligent branding and distinctive sloping bottles, Tipsy Wight...

COMPANY PROFILE Wight Crystal

More than 500 Island businesses get their drinking water from Wight Crystal. By buying locally, they’re also supporting Island charities. Molly Power finds out more “When people come and visit us, they love us, so getting people through the front door is crucial,”...

Island Business January/February 2020

Island Business January/February 2020

Events

january

29jan9:00 am10:00 amThe Benefits of Joining the Isle Of Wight Chamber

february

07feb7:30 am9:30 amIW Chamber Business Breakfast at Yelfs Hotel

11feb9:30 am1:00 pmFire Marshal Course - Good Skills Training Ltd

12feb7:30 am9:30 amWednesday Tea and Toast Networking - Caffe Isola

13feb9:30 am11:30 amHow to Implement Video into your Marketing Strategy – with Nosy Marketing

19feb9:00 am5:00 pmQNUK Level 2 Award in Safeguarding and Protecting Children and Young People (RQF)

20feb9:30 am4:00 pmOne-Day Business Start Up Course

20feb9:30 am4:00 pm50 Plus Start Me Up - Free One-Day Business Start Up Course

26feb10:00 am12:30 pmBasic Facebook and Instagram Advertising Workshop with Saltwater Social

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