£3m refurbishment of Red Eagle planned for New Year

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The refurbishment plans will see a significant increase in the number of internal seats for customers and involves a complete refit of B Deck, including a state-of-the-art galley and new toilets.

Wednesday, 27th September, 2017 9:07am

By Amy Grinstead

Government audit reveals the South as backbone of UK’s digital economy

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OnTheWight has long held the view that the Isle of Wight has the potential to be a hub of technological innovation. A government audit now reveals eight counties in the south including the Isle of Wight are at the forefront of advances in digital innovations

Thursday, 21st September, 2017 6:17pm

By Amy Grinstead

How would Queen Victoria travel to the Isle of Wight? Fun video

Queen Victoria on the ferry

Red Funnel have put together a fun video showing how Queen Victoria might travel to the Isle of Wight if she were alive today. Complete with Beats headphones, Tinder and SnapChat, watch the video to see how she does it.

Friday, 15th September, 2017 3:34pm

By Amy Grinstead with 3 readers' comments

Island businesses to benefit from £7m investment from Red Funnel

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An Isle of Wight company is about to benefit from an injection of £7m from Red Funnel which will secure 85 highly skilled jobs.

Tuesday, 22nd August, 2017 8:00am

By Amy Grinstead with 6 readers' comments

New business leaders join Solent LEP board

kevin george and rachael randall

Two prominent business leaders from the Isle of Wight have joined the Solent Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) board of directors after being appointed by member businesses.

Friday, 4th August, 2017 3:58pm

By Amy Grinstead with 3 readers' comments

100% equity in Red Funnel sells to UK and Canadian pension schemes

Red Osprey - Red Funnel

The infrastructure equity investment arm of M&G Investments has announced it's agreed to sell its 100% equity stake in Red Funnel.

Friday, 30th June, 2017 12:01pm

By Amy Grinstead with 8 readers' comments

Red Funnel staff pawsitively enjoy bringing dogs to work (photos)

Ernie at Red Funnel

Staff at Red Funnel have welcomed some four-legged VIPs to the company’s Southampton head office for the day.

Friday, 23rd June, 2017 1:11pm

By Amy Grinstead with one comment

Business leaders invited to join Solent LEP board

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The Solent Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is seeking prominent business leaders to join its board of directors.

Tuesday, 23rd May, 2017 6:13am

By Amy Grinstead

Red Funnel pledges ongoing support for Etchells Youth Academy


Red Funnel’s support will enable 15 Etchells racing events to take place in Cowes this year with two x four person and one x three person crews taking part in racing.

Monday, 22nd May, 2017 3:49pm

By Amy Grinstead with 2 readers' comments

Red Funnel lands prestigious global health and safety award

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Red Funnel is celebrating after landing another prestigious global award for excellence in health and safety.

Monday, 15th May, 2017 11:38am

By Amy Grinstead with one comment

Red Funnel treats passengers on board Star Wars Millennium Falcon ferry


May the fourth be with you on Red Funnel's Millennium Falcon today. A bit of fun to bring a smile to the faces of staff and passengers.

Thursday, 4th May, 2017 10:57am

By Amy Grinstead with 6 readers' comments

£50,000 of donations means new van for assistance dog training

£50,000 of funds raised by Red Funnel for Ability Dogs 4 Young People, the ferry company’s chosen Charity of the Year for 2016, has meant the charity could buy a van for the training of its assistance dogs.

Friday, 10th February, 2017 1:01pm

By Amy Grinstead with one comment