Smart Island Live returns in 2020

Smart Island Live is back for 2020, returning to CECAMM in East Cowes. The event, designed to be the Island’s environmental and sustainability Expo for the business community, will take place on Thursday May 28th 2020. Last year’s inaugural event was a major success...

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IW Council’s new parking charges for Newport High Street

Drivers could soon be able to park for 30 minutes in Newport High Street for a convenient £1 — in a move aimed at supporting businesses and boosting local trade. The Isle of Wight Council said the tariff was aimed at people who wanted to pull up, nip in one or two...

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Brexit countdown from British Chambers of Commerce

As the UK prepares to leave the EU, the BCC is helping businesses to consider how they can plan for the future. Since the EU referendum in June 2016, business communities across the UK have faced unprecedented levels of uncertainty about trading conditions in the...

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Dementia for business pilot hailed a success

A Mountbatten pilot scheme to support Island businesses to be dementia friendly has been hailed a great success. The ‘Dementia for Business’ session was delivered by Mountbatten’s dedicated education and training team.  Dementia is now the biggest cause of death in...

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Costa upgrade success for WRS Systems

The effectiveness of planning for success was recently demonstrated across 259 Costa Coffee Stores nationwide, by leading Island based EPOS solutions company WRS Systems, working closely with delivery partner Celestra. Upgrading EPOS solutions can often be a testing...

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84 businesses help Brightbulb Design raise £3100 for Charity

At the end of 2019 mince pie fever hit Island businesses with Brightbulb Design’s Mince Pie Marathon. The team sold 3000 mince pies in aid of the Wight Brainy Bunch, helping to raise a total of £3100 for the charity. The idea was to deliver as many mince pies to Isle...

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WightFibre’s Star Wars event raises over £7,000 for UKSA

The force was strong for WightFibre and UKSA at their latest Charity Premiere for the release of Star Wars IX: The Rise of Skywalker. The event took place on the film’s release in December at Cineworld, Newport to a capacity audience of over 290 VIP Guests. John...

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Life-saving design first for Spinlock

“Falling overboard is something people don’t want to think about and that’s why no one has been brave enough to tackle the problem effectively before,” says James Hall, from Spinlock, one of the world’s leading marine design and manufacturing companies, whose...

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SALSA for Island Tea & Coffee Company

The Island Tea & Coffee Company is now SALSA accredited. The lengthy process means that their freshly roasted coffee beans have received Safe and Local Supplier Approval, an accreditation that has been designed specifically with small and micro producers in mind....

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Island Business January/February 2020

Island Business January/February 2020



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

27feb9:30 am10:30 amThe Benefits of Joining the Isle Of Wight Chamber


05mar9:30 am12:30 pmThe Subtle Art of Delegation with Alex Tana

06mar7:30 am9:30 amBusiness Breakfast at Newclose Cricket Ground

09mar10:00 am3:00 pmBrilliant Blogging to Boost Business with The Magpie Anthology

17mar7:30 am9:30 amTuesday Tea and Toast Networking - Slug & Lettuce

17mar9:30 am12:30 pmUnderstanding the Difference between a Logo and a Brand – with Nosy Marketing

25mar9:00 am5:00 pmMental Health at Work Course - Good Skills Training Ltd

26mar9:30 am4:00 pmOne-Day Business Start Up Course

26mar9:30 am4:00 pm50 Plus Start Me Up - Free One-Day Business Start Up Course

26mar6:30 pm9:00 pmEvening Networking at Caffe Isola

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