The Chancellor’s Plan for Jobs will help Britain bounce back

The Chancellor Rishi Sunak today set out a ‘Plan for Jobs’ that will spur the UK’s recovery from the Coronavirus outbreak. Delivering his Summer Economic Update in Parliament, the Chancellor announced a package of measures to support jobs in every part of the country,...

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The Isle of Wight gets ready to welcome visitors

Today (Friday), sees the launch of a new ‘Isle of Wight Welcomes You’ social media campaign, to make clear the Island is open to visitors – from this weekend onwards. With hundreds of tourism and hospitality businesses on the Island set to open their doors tomorrow...

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Coronavirus outbreak plans published

The Isle of Wight Council has today (Tuesday 30 June) launched the latest addition to its coronavirus toolkit to control the virus and protect the Island. The Covid-19 Prevention, Incident and Outbreak Control Plan provides a blueprint for containing and managing...

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Prime Minister Announces Easing of Lockdown Restrictions

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has today (Tuesday 23 June) set out further changes to lockdown measures in England to enable people to see more of their friends and family, help businesses get back on their feet and get people back in their jobs. From Saturday 4th July,...

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Bayliss & Booth’s New ‘Home on the Hill’

Leading Island retailer Bayliss & Booth have moved out of their previous site at Riverside in Newport to their new ‘Home on the Hill’ at Wootton Bridge. Previously a Harwoods Fiat car showroom, the premises, including the old workshop, have been transformed into...

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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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Island Business April 2020

Island Business April 2020



27oct12:00 pm1:00 pmBCC Leadership Programme: In conversation with Gordon Brown

29oct9:30 am12:30 pm50 Plus Start Me Up - Free Business Start Up Course

29oct9:30 am12:30 pmBusiness Start Up Course


03nov9:30 am4:30 pmEmergency First Aid at Work Course – Delivered by Good Skills Training

06nov11:00 am12:00 pmCoffee Break Networking - from home

24nov9:00 am10:00 amCoffee Break Networking - from home

26nov9:30 am12:30 pm50 Plus Start Me Up - Free Business Start Up Course

26nov9:30 am12:30 pmBusiness Start Up Course

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