MP writes to Tourism minister about recovery plans

MP Bob Seely has written to Tourism Minister, Nigel Huddleston, with a list of suggestions about how the Government could help get the UK visitor economy back on its feet. Bob highlighted the fact that there were 2.4 million visitors to the Isle of Wight in 2019, who...

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‘Hello Sunshine!’ campaign for Mountbatten, Isle of Wight

During the coronavirus pandemic, Cowes-based business owners Kathy Chillistone and Dave Winter, of ChilliWinter, have successfully raised over £2500+ for Mountbatten Isle of Wight. With their handmade Rainbow Collection, every product sold is not-for-profit, with a...

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Diametric proudly donates 1000 face shields

Like many manufacturing businesses throughout the UK, Isle of Wight based industrial badge and labelling manufacturer, Diametric, has been busy diversifying their production line to assist in the demand for PPE. In collaboration with a long standing key client, they...

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Chancellor extends furlough scheme until October

The government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme will remain open until the end of October, the Chancellor announced today (Tuesday 12 May 2020). In a boost to millions of jobs and businesses, Rishi Sunak said the furlough scheme would be extended by a further four...

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NHS COVID-19 contact tracing app

The Isle of Wight will be leading the way to take the country into the next phase of tackling this pandemic. This is a key part of the government’s plans to control coronavirus, ensuring we minimise the spread of the virus and can be used to keep our community as safe...

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New Bounce Back Loans launch today

Britain’s small businesses will be able to apply for quick and easy-to access loans of up to £50,000 from today – with the cash expected to land within days. small businesses will be able to apply for quick and easy-to-access loans from today businesses will be able...

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Local businesses join forces to provide scrubs for Carers

Three local businesses have joined forces to provide desperately needed clothing to be used as scrubs for local Carers during the current Covid19 pandemic. Rapanui based in Freshwater were contacted at the weekend by Reuben Loake Managing Director of Ryde based...

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Island Business April 2020

Island Business April 2020



26aug7:30 am8:30 amTea & Toast Networking - from home

27aug9:30 am12:30 pmBusiness Start Up Course

27aug9:30 am12:30 pm50 Plus Start Me Up - Free Business Start Up Course

28aug10:00 am11:30 amHow to sell your business in 60 seconds on a video call - with Nosy Marketing


10sep1:30 pm2:30 pmBCC Webinar: In conversation with....Ambassador Woody Johnson

22sep8:30 am9:30 amBCC Webinar: In conversation with....Andrew Bailey

24sep12:00 pm1:30 pmUpdate on the UK economy from Florence Hubert, Bank of England Deputy Agent for Central Southern England

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