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

From the creative team behind the Inns of Distinction group comes Artisan, a new bar and dining experience for the Isle of Wight situated in the heart of Union Street in Ryde. – www.artisanbars.co.uk

 


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

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

Mapsimise is the newest offering from MyCRM, a software development company growing into its eleventh year with a range of platforms and technologies. – Mapsimise.com

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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