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

Worried about economic future of seaside towns? Don’t forget wider maritime economy, the ‘Coastal Powerhouse’

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Iain MacKinnon, Secretary to the Maritime Skills Alliance, shares his views on the issue of seaside towns and the wider maritime economy, focusing especially on the Isle of Wight.

Thursday, 12th September, 2019 1:09pm

By Iain Mackinnon with one comment

Investment in GKN Aerospace’s Isle of Wight operation praised by MP

GKNA Garry Hernes Bob Seely

The MP said that companies like GKN Aerospace help the Isle of Wight raise its profile on the international stage.

Wednesday, 4th September, 2019 8:20am

By The Office of Bob Seely with 2 readers' comments

Red Funnel shortlisted for Maritime UK’s Award for supporting British shipbuilding

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As well as having two catamarans built here on the Isle of Wight, the ferry company also awarded a £10 million contract to a Birkenhead company to build its new state-of-the-art freight-only ferry.

Thursday, 22nd August, 2019 11:42am

By Lisa Norman with 8 readers' comments

Isle of Wight council cabinet agree to buy Venture Quays

venture quays

The purchase of the sites will be funded by regeneration funds, approved by the council in its budget for 2019/20, but is subject to being able to agree a purchase price with Homes England.

Thursday, 11th July, 2019 6:40pm

By IW Council Press Office with 2 readers' comments

Diverse Marine celebrate successful first year on the Isle of Wight

Three staff members celebrating Diverse Marine First Anniversary

Well done to all at Diverse Marine - many jobs saved with the creation of this small Isle of Wight business.

Friday, 28th June, 2019 4:32pm

By Charles Skillings

£11m investment will allow one of the Isle of Wight’s largest employers to ‘thrive and grow’

Quality inspection at Cowes

The general manager says the investment means the facility in East Cowes, which employs over 1,000 Islanders, will not only be able to survive, but thrive and grow.

Friday, 7th June, 2019 11:56am

By Sally Perry

East Cowes Group hit back at comments made by boatbuilder

venture quays

One of the group with plans for a cultural arts centre in East Cowes points out that she's been fighting for five years to keep employment on the site and would do nothing to jeopardise that.

Wednesday, 22nd May, 2019 10:51am

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight sustainable clothing company, Rapanui, makes it into Wired Magazine

rapanui bill board poster by Andrew Nordbruch

Since we first interviewed them in their parents' spare room in 2008, the Drake-Knight brothers of Rapanui fame have continued to grow and innovate.

Monday, 29th April, 2019 6:59pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Cowes Enterprise develop cutting-edge curriculum to help pupils win jobs in maritime sector

Pupils having training

The new curriculum will include boat-building, including specifications and designing prototypes; navigation electronics; celestial navigation; tides; admiralty chart conventions; shipping forecasts; practical boat-handling skills; and attending Cowes Regatta to celebrate the production of boats.

Monday, 25th March, 2019 6:32pm

By Yasmin

Diverse Marine sign UK deal with SAFE Boats International

safe boats international - trio formation

Isle of Wight based Diverse Marine have signed an Agreement with SAFE Boats International to represent the company’s world renowned product portfolio in the United Kingdom.

Monday, 25th February, 2019 2:25pm

By Charles Skillings

Isle of Wight job losses expected after announcement of ‘severe commercial problems’

Gurit building

Those working in automotive factory production at Newport-based engineering company, Gurit, are likely to have an uncertain Christmas after the company announced 'severe commercial problems' and issued a profit warning for the group.

Thursday, 20th December, 2018 8:51am

By Sally Perry