I’ve spoken before about how great it is to work on the Isle of Wight. Some of the personal advantages include the short and picturesque commute to work, the golf courses (see my previous blog entry 😉 ) and exquisite restaurants. From a business point of view, the Isle of Wight is said to be the home of the foil strain gauge originating atÂ Saunders-Roe when the company’s Electronics Division was tasked with developing an alternative to the wire type strain gauge that was holding back development of new helicopter components and so with its history, there is a strong sense of pride and no shortage of skilled workers. We are also right on the doorstep of some of the most innovative and successful boat racing companies in the world and are lucky enough to be their suppliers.
Probably the major disdadvantage is that some courers see us as an offshore isalnd and we have to pay unacceptable surcharges. However, we try and source what we can from suppliers on the Island and we have built up an excellent network of suppliers and business contacts.
We are also members of the Isle of Wight Chamber of Commerce and have just been featured in their monthly magazine Island Business. Unfortunately it’s not online at the moment, but here are some PDFs of our 3-page spectactacular 🙂
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