Our Gold Patron


Red Funnel is the ‘Original Isle of Wight ferry operator’, founded in 1861, and currently carries 3.4m passengers and 0.86m vehicles per annum. The Company operates services 365 days a year with 30,000 combined sailings between Southampton and East and West Cowes. In 2018 Red Funnel welcomed Red Jet 7 to their fleet. It’s the second passenger ferry to be built at East Cowes. Injecting a further £7m into the Isle of Wight economy and securing 85 highly skilled jobs. Red Funnel is the IW Chamber of Commerce’s first ever Gold Patron.

www.redfunnel.co.uk

Our Silver Patrons

Gurit has established itself as a developer and innovator in the composites industry and positioned itself as the leading global supplier of composite materials, engineering services, tooling equipment, and select parts and systems. – www.gurit.com

Since 1965, Hovertravel has been the fastest and most exciting way to travel between the Island and Portsmouth. As the only commercial passenger hovercraft service in the world, they are an international attraction with customers coming from across the globe. – www.hovertravel.co.uk


IFPL is an innovative award winning company specialising in the design and manufacture of passenger interface solutions to the global In-Flight Entertainment and Connectivity (IFEC) industry. Twice winner of the prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise, IFPL has a team of 70 in a purpose built and award-winning manufacturing facility. – www.ifpl.com

MHI Vestas was founded in April 2014 as a partnership between Vestas Wind Systems, based at Stag Lane since 2011, and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd which has seen blade manufacturing return to the Isle of Wight, creating hundreds of jobs. Offshore wind turbines are being spun by 80m blades that have been designed and build in Newport at MHI Vestas Offshore Wind. – www.mhivestasoffshore.com

WightFibre is the Island’s leading communications provider, delivering the Island’s fastest broadband, with a dedicated customer service and support centre in Cowes and Island based engineers providing 24x7 support for customers, every day of the year. WightFibre’s Gigabit Island investment brings ultrafast, futureproof broadband to the Isle of Wight. – www.wightfibre.com

Wightlink is one of the UK’s largest domestic ferry operators, carrying over 4.5 million passengers on more than 45,000 crossings every year. Every year, they provide over £800,000 of discounted travel to charities, good causes, Island events, sporting teams and art groups. – www.wightlink.co.uk

WRS Systems offer tailored EPOS solutions to the hospitality sector which include installation, servicing and on-site training. They are committed to providing innovative, reliable and secure systems to businesses large and small, from national multi-site retail chains to local independent retailers. – wrssystems.co.uk

Our Bronze Patrons

An exciting bar which opened on the Isle of Wight in 2017. Located right next to the Shanklin Theatre, serving freshly prepared cocktails, a selection of gins, a varied wine menu and exciting mezze-style deli boards. – no64highst.co.uk

 

Artisan cafe and roastery, serving speciality coffee and freshly prepared food plus a wide range of local retail products as well as coffee & tea equipment. – caffeisola.wordpress.com


PC Consultants provide professional IT Support, Systems and Consultancy services to over 200 businesses and private clients across the Island. – www.pcconsultants.co.uk

One of over 70 bars across the country, serving great quality food, fabulous cocktails and delicious wines, world lagers and beers in a comfy, safe, welcoming environment. – www.slugandlettuce.co.uk/isle-of-wight

Island Business September 2019

Island Business September 2019

Events

september

18sep9:30 am1:00 pmFire Marshal Course - Good Skills Training LTD

18sep5:30 pm8:30 pm#LinkedInLocal Isle of Wight

19sep10:00 am12:00 pmIW Chamber Networking Brunch - The Breeze

23sep10:00 am5:00 pmTeams to Inspire – 1 Day Training Course by In2action

24sep9:30 am12:30 pmTime is money, money is time - Alex Tana Coaching

26sep9:30 am4:00 pm50 Plus Start Me Up - Free One-Day Business Start Up Course

26sep9:30 am4:00 pmOne-Day Business Start Up Course

october

04oct7:30 am9:30 amIW Chamber Business Breakfast at The Garlic Farm

09oct10:00 am5:00 pmGo Ahead Make My Day – Management Teams – 1 Day Training Course by In2action

10oct10:00 am12:30 pmFREE LinkedIn Growth Seminar & Workshop with Four Point Digital

11oct1:00 pm3:30 pmAnnual General Meeting and Networking Lunch

15oct7:30 am9:30 amTuesday Tea and Toast Networking - N0 64 , Shanklin

18octalldayBusiness Awards for Excellence 2019

24oct9:30 am4:00 pm50 Plus Start Me Up - Free One-Day Business Start Up Course

24oct9:30 am4:00 pmOne-Day Business Start Up Course

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