“Face-to-face” networking can be one of the most powerful ways to build professional relationships, It is important to development strong networks with people who you work with.
Making connections is key for any business that simple introduction can lead successful and professional relationships which can take time and effort to build.
Whether you are new business or established, getting your name out there is important, and you’ll be amazed by the rewards you will reap.” Join WightMedia for the next networking events is dates below. For ten top tips about business networking and social media training for free click here
To be added to the WightMedia Business Newsletter for free or to book onto the next networking session please email email@example.com or call 01983 872191 or 0771 7472972. First newworking meeting is FREE and you can bring a business guest also.
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WightMedia Also Offer Training Workshops
Training workshops are designed for support local small businesses on the Isle Of Wight and Hampshire. Most small businesses know they need training but some how never book a course or the cost is just to high, this making regular training sessions out of their reach.Our Training workshops offer day time workshops and also evening workshops. We can support a sole trader or your business team.The workshops are designed to help you learn new skills which will help your business grow.
Training workshops will be on Social Media – Facebook, Twitter ,Pinterest or if you would like to set up Intstagram for your business, website help, blogging, building your brand, advertising, Google analytics and more.
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WightMedia also offer websites that you can change the content and images when you want 24/7 so no need to wait for your designer to do. WightMedia get you a core team to work with and you can have a new or a fresh looking website with in weeks.WightMedia offer a monthly payment scheme for website which can help any size of business. Call to find out mor on 01983 872191 or email email@example.com
A new, modern uniform, which has been designed to work with Hovertravel’s new craft, has been launched this week. Unveiled at a staff catwalk show, the uniform has been photographed on board the world’s newest passenger hovercraft which also shows some of the interior for the first time.
The new uniforms are part of a programme of improvements to further boost customer service at Hovertravel, which also includes refreshing the terminals and ensuring staff are in areas where they can help customers most effectively.
Hovertravel’s Commercial and Marketing Manager Loretta Lale said: “The launch of these new uniforms is an important step as we conclude what is the biggest investment in passenger hovercraft in the world and for more than a generation.
This will see two new hovercraft crossing the Solent, offering a faster journey than any other ferry operator. We are keen to help keep people moving and communities prospering, helping to drive economic growth across the whole Solent region.
For our new uniforms it was important to identify colours that would not replicate, but rather complement and accentuate through the subtle use of red accents, the craft livery. We proposed shape concepts for garments that won’t date, deliberately avoiding the latest fashion statements and instead creating a classic edge but with a clean finish and quality feel”
Hovertravel staff were involved at every step of the way, taking part in the development of the new garments through workshops and feedback sessions which took on board comments and suggestions to finalise the uniform’s design. This is the first update of the uniform in over a decade and the new clothing has been created with comfort, durability, sustainability and attention to detail in mind.
“Hunter Apparel is delighted to partner with Hovertravel for the design and delivery of their new uniform clothing.” explains Jeff Hunter Chief Contracts Officer at Hunter Apparel Solutions Ltd, “We look forward to being involved at this exciting new phase of the Hovertravel success story as they launch their new craft”. For timeable go to HoverTravel.co.uk
We ‘hang out’ in a magnificent oak tree in Appley Park, Ryde where we offer a two hour experience which includes equipment, instruction and supervision, flapjacks and drinks and of course, masses of fun. Our friendly and experienced staff will be on hand to show you the ropes and before you know it you’ll be ascending into the canopy.
How high will you go? There’s no pressure to reach the top, but for a squirrel’s eye view over Appley Beach and the Solent, you’ll climb to 15 metres. There are plenty of places to rest on the way up; so why not swing around or relax in one of our special canopy hammocks as you go.
How about a party in our tree? We have a special rate for children’s birthday parties and offer discounts for groups.NEW FOR 2016 – sign up to our newsletter www.goodleaf.co.uk/signup to get exclusive ‘Goodleaf Specials’ See you at the tree!
Near infrared saunas use heat lamps that generate near infrared light. The unique lightwaves have been shown to stimulate healing and rejuvenating responses in body tissues. The lamps generate heat, and when the sauna is used in an enclosed environment, it will induce sweating to eliminate toxins.
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Campaigners Welcome news of Vote Leave Rally
Next Friday evening, 20th March Iain Duncan-Smith MP will be the keynote speaker at the rally, where there will also be information available of how Islanders can get involved and help support the campaign.
Mr Turner said :
“I know there are a great many Islanders who want the Government to stop sending £350 million to the EU every week and take back control of our borders. Everybody who agrees can help by delivering leaflets, knocking on a few doors, helping with a street stall or making some telephone calls to help us win this referendum. I am very pleased that my colleague Iain Duncan-Smith MP has agreed to help us with the launch, this is one of the most important decisions facing us for an entire generation.”
“I urge people who want to get involved to sign up to the official Vote Leave website at http://www.voteleavetakecontrol.org/organise “.
UKIP Councillor Daryll Pitcher added :
“Sometimes it can feel as though the Island is overlooked during national political campaigns. I’m pleased that Vote Leave realise that the Island will be an important battleground in the referendum and are arranging a speaker with a national profile to come along to support our local efforts. I look forward to working with Islanders of all parties and of none for a victory on June 23rd.”
As a major national advertising campaign is launched across England to encourage voter registration ahead of the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) elections, the Isle of Wight Council is encouraging local people to visit www.gov.uk/register-to-vote to register to vote.
On Thursday 5 May voters in England will go to the polls to elect a Police and Crime Commissioner. Registering now for the elections in May will also mean voters are registered in good time before the referendum on the UK’s membership of the European Union on 23 June. If you are already on the Register of Electors then you do not need to re-register.
The Electoral Commission recently launched its national voter registration campaign to remind people to register by the deadline of Monday 18 April. In England advertising will appear across TV and online on demand video services. This is in addition to the work that is already being carried out across England by the Commission and partner organisations, which started earlier this year.
Chris Mathews, Electoral Registration Officer for the Isle of Wight Council said:
“Time is now running out to make sure you can take part in these elections, so I’d encourage everyone in the Isle of Wight to take action now if they’re not already registered to vote.
“Our message is simple: you can’t vote in this election, if you aren’t registered by 18 April. It’s easy and only takes a few minutes online – just head to www.gov.uk/register-to-vote .”
Ben Brook, Head of the Electoral Commission, English Regions, said:
“Our public awareness campaign across England aims to encourage anyone not yet registered, to do so as soon as possible. Our research shows that young people, students and recent home movers are less likely to be registered to vote. If you’re not registered you won’t be able to have your say on issues that directly affect your day-to-day life in the Isle of Wight.
“Registering is quick and easy to do online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote but you only have until Monday 18 April if you want to vote in the important elections in England this May.”
How do I check I am on the electoral register?
If you need to check that you are on the Register of Electors then please call the Isle of Wight Council on 01983 823380. You will need to quote your full name and postal address.
Last week the Chancellor of the Exchequer, the Rt Hon. George Osborne MP, announced in his Budget that the Government is allocating £2 million to a new children’s emergency and trauma
department at the University Hospital, Southampton. The allocated funding will go towards the hospital’s £4.8 million investment needed to bring units that treat seriously ill children into one location, providing specialism and expertise in paediatrics The hospital plays a vital role in health services, not only for the Isle of Wight, but also across the South Central and South West regions.
Seriously ill children, and adults, arrive by air and road all year round, every hour of the day to the University Hospital, Southampton to receive treatment.
The Island’s MP, Andrew Turner, said:
“This is extremely welcome news for the Island’s children and their parents. At the moment children are being treated in an area that was originally designated for adults with minor injuries. University Hospital, Southampton provides very good services, but it has been clear for quite a while that further investment is needed in order to improve its facilities. There has been vigorous campaigning and lobbying for the Government to fund this initial investment which is absolutely crucial to realise the project.
“There is still a lot of work that needs to be done, and the project now needs to raise a further
£2 million. Like many people on the Island, I will be supporting the campaign so that the Island’s children to get treatment to the highest standards possible.” The hospital has already allocated £800,000 in funding and it is now up to the Murray Parish Trust andSouthampton Hospital Charity to raise the remaining £2 million to match the Government’scontribution.
The paddle bone; a femur, belongs to a large predatory reptile that would have been swimming in seas that formed over the Island millions of years ago. The bone has been identified by experts from the museum as belonging to a Plesiosaur, and closest resembles a Colymbosaurus, an animal that would have been similar in appearance to the Loch Ness monster, and swam the seas in the Jurassic period over 150 million years ago.
The bone was found at Yaverland Beach by a member of staff at Dinosaur Isle, Alex Peaker. Only a small part of the bone was exposed and took staff several days to remove the rock that encased the bone so that it could be identified. It is now on display with other fossils from the Island seas at Dinosaur Isle.
Alex Peaker, assistant community learning officer at Dinosaur Isle, who found the bone, said:
“The animal appears to have been a juvenile when it died and would have only been around 4 metres in length, but when fully grown it could have reached lengths of almost 10 metres.
“A combination of the age and type of rocks that are exposed on the Island mean that marine reptile remains such as Plesiosaurs are rarely found. Across the Island the oldest rocks that we have exposed are from the Lower Cretaceous, and are about 125 million years old, but we believe that this fossil may be much older.”
Commenting on the find, Richard Smout, Isle of Wight council heritage service manager said:
“Thanks to the eagle eyes of Alex and the team’s perseverance in painstakingly uncovering this hidden treasure, we now have an extremely rare find to display in our much loved Dinosaur Isle, just, in time for the Easter half term.
“I really recommend a visit as you will see dinosaur skeletons as they are found by the fossil hunters and can watch our volunteers preparing the latest exciting finds, as well as having the chance to view this latest extremely rare find.”
The oldest rocks exposed on the Island are from the Cretaceous period and date back to the Cretaceous period approximately 125 million years ago, but some of these rocks are known to contain much older fossils. During a period when the seas were encroaching on the land of the Island a large Jurassic escarpment had formed, allowing fossils that had formed 25 million years before hand to be eroded out of their Jurassic rocks and deposited into the younger Cretaceous rocks. It is believed that the new find is one of these much older fossils
More information about, and photos of the find can be found on the Dinosaur Isle facebook page at www.facebook.com/dinosaurisle or for more information on Dinosaur Island, please visit http://www.dinosaurisle.com/