The island is rich in historical and archaeological sites, from prehistoric fossil beds with dinosaur remains, to dwellings and artefacts dating back to the Bronze Age, Iron Age, and Roman periods. It is therefore no surprise that Tourism is the largest industry on the island, tourist hotspots are Sandown, Cowes, Ryde, Sandown, Shanklin, Ventnor as well as many villages to explore.
The health industry employs the most staff and there are 10 large businesses on the Isle of Wight, 70 medium-sized businesses and 520 small businesses based in Isle of Wight.
The I.O.W Espresso Co. is the Islands leading supplier of commercial espresso machines, hand roasted artisan coffee and ancillaries, barista training, water treatment and espresso machine servicing. This family business was born from a lack of support for the speciality coffee industry when we started out in event catering over 20 years ago. They work closely with other island companies, such as promoting other Wight Marque products that compliment what we do, like Briddlesford Farm milk which is great for latte art. We also use other island businesses as much as possible, from web design through to our label printing.
I spent 20 years in the corporate world primarily supporting businesses with various types of finance. Through this came a passion for the two things that dominated my career, helping people and enabling business growth.
We become their ‘unreasonable friend’, which means we will ask the question or maybe say the thing that business owners may not want to hear but know that it’s done for their benefit. To learn more, download our client brochure by clicking the link down below.