New operator for Island Line trains

Island Line trains will be run by a new operator from August. The South Western rail franchise, which continues to include Island Line, has been awarded to FirstGroup and MTR. The current franchise holder Stagecoach Group has run the network since privatisation....

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Prime Minister backs economic growth on the Island

Theresa May has praised the working relationship between the public and private sectors on the Isle of Wight. At Prime Minister’s Questions this afternoon she told MPs: “I am sure that on the Island, the business community and council will work together to...

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Green On Wight Business Forum spotlights sustainability

Isle of Wight businesses have been finding out more about sustainable travel options with the help of the Isle of Wight Chamber of Commerce. The Green On Wight Business Forum brought together key Island employers as well as travel providers including Southern Vectis,...

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Businesses talk regeneration with IW Council

A meeting between key Island business representatives and the Council’s new leader and Regeneration team has been hailed as a success. As part of his ongoing efforts to engage Island business representatives with education providers, Leader of the Isle of Wight...

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IW Council calls for business entrepeneurs

Isle of Wight Council is inviting businesses to consider applying to take on opportunities across the Island. It’s a chance to put entrepreneurial skills to creative use, from a new facility at the former lifeguard premises on Sandown Esplanade; operation of a...

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Co-wheels Island fleet expands

Co-wheels, the UK’s only independent national car club operator, now has its entire Isle of Wight fleet of hybrid and low emission vehicles on the island, with a total of ten vehicles now available to book in five key locations including Cowes, Newport, Sandown, Ryde...

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Celebrating Apprenticeships with Island Futures

“Apprenticeships are great for Island businesses and a fantastic route through education to employment for young people”, says Executive Member for Children’s Services, Councillor Chris Whitehouse. 6- 10 March 2017 is national Apprenticeships Week. Island...

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Get on the bus for the Green Star Scheme

Visit Isle of Wight’s Travel Ambassador Green Star Scheme is being promoted with a “Round The Island” Bus tour on Thursday next week, ending with a chance to experience the Electric Woods at Robin Hill for a few hours. The Green Star scheme has been...

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New Executive Director at IW Youth Trust

Mairead Healy has been appointed as the new Executive Director of the Isle of Wight Youth Trust, serving children and young people across the Island who are facing emotional difficulties. Mairead, previously the Chief Executive of an Irish youth Charity based in...

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Island Business March 2017

Island Business March 2017



28mar11:30 am- 1:00 pm‘Money Know How’ Free Presentation by Mark Paxton

30mar7:30 am- 9:30 amFree Employment Law Update for Employers


7apr7:30 am- 9:00 amBusiness Breakfast at Wight Karting

27apr9:30 am- 4:00 pmFree One-Day Business Start Up Course

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