Kevin Smith retires as the Chamber’s Chief Executive

Isle of Wight Chamber of Commerce members, staff and colleagues have wished Kevin Smith a fond farewell. Kevin retired today after 17 years in the role as Chief Executive. Kevin’s last day in the role ended with a cream tea and a glass of prosecco with invited guests...

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New Environmental Officer at Wightlink

Marine Environment Science specialist Nicola Craig has joined Wightlink as the ferry company’s first Environmental Officer. She will focus on how to make its operations as environmentally friendly and sustainable as possible, building on initiatives such as installing...

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Red Jet 7 enters the water

Red Jet 7, Red Funnel’s new Hi-Speed passenger catamaran has entered the water for the first time in East Cowes on the Isle of Wight. The £7m addition to Red Funnel’s Red Jet fleet was ordered from Wight Shipyard on the Isle of Wight in August 2017, following an...

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South coast award nomination for Brightbulb

Brightbulb Design is the first Isle of Wight business to be nominated for the South Coast Business Awards. The Wootton based design company has been shortlisted for Small Business of the Year across the South Coast. The awards recognise dynamic companies with less...

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Esplanade is key to Ryde regeneration

Ryde Esplanade has been identified by IW Council as one of five potential Island sites for regeneration. It could provide an area for recreation, leisure and commerce, as well as meeting the identified priorities of local people. Improving the seafront area would...

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E-Taxi’s 15,000 miles in six months

The Island’s first 100% fully electric taxi service has already clocked up around 15,000 miles and taken around 1,500 fares. The business was launched six months ago and is based in Newport, run by owner Matt Malkin. “We’re feeling optimistic for the future and hope...

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50 new jobs created at Amey waste site

The Isle of Wight Council is welcoming the creation of 50 new jobs at its new waste recovery site at Forest Park, Newport. The full time positions are being created by Amey and will include maintenance staff, mechanical technicians, machinery operators, weighbridge...

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Greeff’s Beef Biltong shop launched on The One Show

Greeff’s Biltong’s new shop had an exceptional first day. Nick and Sarah opened their new premises on Seaview’s High Street in the morning and that night Sarah was live on the One Show, talking about biltong with guest Alan Carr! “It was a fantastic marketing...

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Online scholarship for speech and language therapist

SaLT by the Sea’s Bryony Rust has received a scholarship to attend an acclaimed online startup business programme. Bryony has over ten years’ experience working as a speech and language therapist and she founded SaLT by the Sea three years ago, an independent service...

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Island Business June 2018

Island Business June 2018



27jun10:00 am1:00 pmSocial Media Course with Chris Court

28jun9:30 am4:00 pm50 Plus Start Me Up - Free One-Day Business Start Up Course

28jun9:30 am4:00 pmFree One-Day Business Start Up Course


04jul4:00 pm6:00 pmLifeline Go Wimbledon!

06jul7:30 am9:00 amNetworking Breakfast - Quay Arts

10jul12:00 pm1:30 pmThe Benefits of Joining the Isle Of Wight Chamber

25jul9:30 am11:30 amFinancing Business Start Up & How To Quickly Make An Impact To Generate Business Enquiries

25jul1:30 pm3:30 pmTax Break Opportunities For Established Businesses & Effective Customer Base Development

26jul9:30 am4:00 pm50 Plus Start Me Up - Free One-Day Business Start Up Course

26jul9:30 am4:00 pmFree One-Day Business Start Up Course

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