Friendly, helpful local companies on the Isle of Wight
We thought we’d tell you about the companies and organisations who have helped us and inspired us. There are a few categories to make it easier to find your way around – please have a look and see if they can help you too.
Matrix Create created our website and e-commerce structure. Matrix are based in Wootton.
Barry finds us recycled paper packaging, meat packaging and other ‘disposables’. Island Packaging are in Newport.
No website, but call 01983 523494
Essential Signs & Print (ESP)
Chris at ESP has printed our banners and created the graphics for our vehicles. ESP are based in Wootton.
No website, but call 01983 884972
Isle of Wight Lottery
We are pleased to have had been accepted for a business loan from The Isle of Wight Lottery. We are one of around 45 companies on the island that has been awarded a loan from the Isle of Wight Lottery, who help with business advice and funding. The total number of jobs created on the Island from the loan scheme is now 130 with around 500 people assisted with a training programme.
Victoria is a Real Island Food Company 'champion' and would order caramelised onion tart every week if she didn't live in the middle of New York! She supports and encourages us and, being an expert artist and graphic designer has also helped with the colours for our logo. Thank you Victoria. Victoria's passion is jewellery and she uses all her artistic flair in the creation of a range of stunning and individual silver and precious stone pieces that you can view at www.victoriastrevens.com Personal commissions are a speciality and as Victoria visits the Island regularly you can also enjoy personal delivery!
Steve Gascoigne is a leading Island photographer and we've very pleased to use some of his pictures on this site. Steve's are the pictures that look really good - the 'cow on the bay' and the 'downs road bales'. (other site photos are by us and don't look anywhere near so good!) You can buy images from Steve's website and he exhibits at many local shows, including the Vectis market on Friday mornings in St James' Square, Newport.
Barney ‘keeps us clean’ with cleaning supplies and advice. Betapak are based in Rookley.
www.betapak.co.uk, or call 01983 720953
Howard and Brett designed our logo and our leaflets. Peekaboo are based in Ryde.
William van Schuijmer
Tony and his team refitted our barn to create a work space and commercial kitchen. William van Schuijmer Ltd are based in Ryde.
Toby printed our leaflets and keeps us in office supplies. Beardsalls are based in Shanklin.
Island Farmers Market
All the information you need on the Island Farmers Markets in Newport and Ryde, plus links to local producers.
Newport, St Thomas Square – Friday mornings
Ryde, Town Square – Saturday mornings
Branstone Farm Studies Centre
Owned by the Isle of Wight Council since 1973, Branstone Farm gives Island school children an opportunity to sample life on a working farm. We also sell pork from Branstone pigs.
Did you know that Island households produce 5 million bin liners of rubbish per year? Find out how you can recycle more of your rubbish, and what Island Waste does with what they collect.