Solent LEP’s Careers Summit sets out vision for support

Rachael Randall, Solent LEP Business Director and education lead

The latest Solent Local Enterprise Partnership Summer Careers Summit has been hailed a success.

Wednesday, 17th July, 2019 5:48pm

By Stuart Hunt with one comment

Solent LEP launches Brexit tool for businesses

computer keyboard and paperwork

The Solent BREXIT Toolkit will take about 15 minutes to complete and will highlight resources and events available to your business’s specific requirements.

Thursday, 28th March, 2019 2:32pm

By Stuart Hunt

Isle of Wight Studio School: Dept for Education announce final decision on closure plans

studio school protest outside ch

Inspire Academy Trust say they've been humbled by strong support shown by parents and students, but that the school is operating at only 40% of capacity.

Tuesday, 26th June, 2018 9:00am

By Stuart Hunt

Isle of Wight-built Red Jet 7 enters the water for the first time

RedJet 7 in water by Allan Marsh

The Isle of Wight built Red Jet 7 entered the water for the first time yesterday (Wednesday). Allan Marsh was there to capture it.

Thursday, 7th June, 2018 5:55pm

By Stuart Hunt with 3 readers' comments

Red Funnel’s first freight ship named at keel laying ceremony

Red Kestrel launch event

Red Funnel’s first dedicated ro-ro freight ship was named this week during the keel laying ceremony at Cammell Laird’s famous yard in Birkenhead.

Friday, 1st June, 2018 11:00am

By Stuart Hunt with 10 readers' comments

Ferry company sponsor Isle of Wight’s largest ever beach clean

isle of wight beach clean

Over the weekend of 22-23 September, Islanders and visitors are being encouraged to take part in the biggest beach clean the Isle of Wight has ever seen, as part of Isle of Wight Day celebrations.

Monday, 21st May, 2018 12:00pm

By Stuart Hunt with 5 readers' comments

Isle of Wight firm wins East Cowes contract from Red Funnel

red funnel east cowes terminal - trinity wharf bldgs gone

The company that are based in Havenstreet have been undertaking major projects on the Isle of Wight and across the South since 1992.

Tuesday, 15th May, 2018 3:18pm

By Stuart Hunt with 6 readers' comments

Isle of Wight built Red Jet 7 nearing completion

red jet 7

Built on the Isle of Wight by Wight Shipyard in East Cowes, Red Jet 7 is getting close to being completed and ready for sea trials.

Thursday, 10th May, 2018 12:07pm

By Stuart Hunt

My Isle of Wight Awards now open for nominations

Winners my isle of wight awards 2017

These are the only visitor-voted-for accolade for businesses on the Isle of Wight which allow tourists to shine a spotlight on places that have helped to make their stay on the Island extra special.

Monday, 23rd April, 2018 10:56am

By Stuart Hunt

Red Funnel’s apprenticeships still going strong a decade later

Red Funnel apprentices

Red Funnel currently has four cadets on the programme who are due to complete their training in July this year.

Friday, 9th March, 2018 5:51pm

By Stuart Hunt with one comment

Government’s Industrial Strategy will help build a Solent ‘fit for the future’ say LEP

Fifty pound notes

The publication of the Government's Industrial Strategy sees the strengthening of the Solent LEP's role in shaping national policy. Renewed emphasis has also been placed on the LEP's role in driving Local Growth.

Tuesday, 28th November, 2017 11:50am

By Stuart Hunt with one comment

Isle of Wight build of Red Jet 7 ahead of schedule

red jet 7 hull

Sea trials and crew training are expected to commence in June 2018 ahead of Red Jet 7's official naming ceremony in Cowes in July next year.

Tuesday, 14th November, 2017 4:46pm

By Stuart Hunt with 2 readers' comments