Wedgewood Rooms raises £22,000 with Solent LEP Pay it Forward Scheme

Audience shot at the Wedgewood Rooms

Over the years many Islanders have travelled across the water to enjoy live bands performing at The Wedgewood Rooms - and some may have even helped with this Crowdfunder that has secured the future of The Wedge for a bit longer

Friday, 24th July, 2020 10:11am

By Bex Pearce

World first project powering railways with renewable energy being developed on the Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight solar panels

Colin Palmer from Wight Community Energy says a radical approach is needed if we are to be successful in achieving a shift to 100% renewable energy

Monday, 1st June, 2020 12:26pm

By Bex Pearce with 7 readers' comments

Solent Local Enterprise Partnership announces support for businesses after Coronavirus pandemic

coronavirus spelled out with scrabble pieces

The Solent LEP make a commitment to support businesses beyond the short-term response to the Covid-19 pandemic

Friday, 1st May, 2020 11:04am

By Bex Pearce with 7 readers' comments

Solent LEP supports call for PPE supplies from businesses not using them

PPE mask and gloves

If you're a company which currently has saleable stock of PPE equipment which would normally be used in the operation of your business but is currently sitting idle, are you able to sell this to public organisations in great need?

Monday, 6th April, 2020 2:33pm

By Bex Pearce

Solent LEP launches Isle of Wight business resilience fund in response to Coronavirus

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The fund is for rural small SMEs looking to develop alternative ways of working, delivering products and services to the marketplace, marketing expenditure and other resilience initiatives

Wednesday, 1st April, 2020 2:47pm

By Bex Pearce

£1m raised through Solent LEP and IW council unlocks £26m investment for Island Line

One of the new Island Line trains

The Solent LEP and Isle of Wight Council have raised £1m between them to unlock the £26m government investment in Island Line

Thursday, 16th January, 2020 10:33am

By Bex Pearce with 6 readers' comments

Ventnor student celebrates success at City College annual awards

Congrats confetti on gravel

The student from Ventnor was recognised for his exceptionally good attitude, extracurricular activities, additional student support within class, and his resource provision

Monday, 11th November, 2019 12:16pm

By Bex Pearce

Maritime UK Solent aims to bring together marine-related businesses in the Solent region

High tech boat in the solent

Maritime UK Solent is a new business-led body that will bring together the array of maritime assets based in the Solent region, to promote and strengthen them

Thursday, 10th October, 2019 8:24am

By Bex Pearce

Solent LEP appeal for help to transform the Solent economy

Boardroon table

The LEP is now seeking prominent business leaders to provide strategic advice to the Board through its Marine and Maritime Steering Group or Innovation and Business Support Panel.

Friday, 8th September, 2017 10:36am

By Bex Pearce