Main Sponsor


At WightFibre we provide a different kind of broadband – full-fibre, ultrafast and future-proof. Our full-fibre broadband is of a ‘point to point’ design which means every connected home gets its own dedicated fibre optic connection – so no sharing with your neighbours.  This makes the Isle of Wight one of the best-connected places in the world with some of the world’s fastest broadband speeds, with upload speeds the same as download speeds.  Already over 32,000 homes on the Island can receive our different kind of broadband and this is set to rise to over 60,000 by 2022. 

But we don’t stop at simply providing some of the world’s fastest broadband. As a local Isle of Wight company, we deliver the best possible customer service and all our staff work and live on the Island.  We care about our customers. 

At WightFibre we care about our Island community too. Our Connected Communities Programme provides broadband and WiFi to charities, community centres, village halls, scout huts and sports clubs across the Island.  We are proud sponsors of the Isle of Wight Radio Local Heroes and Child of Wight Awards, of Sandown and Shanklin Rugby club and the new home of Newport Football Club, WightFibre Park.  

Event Supporters


IFPL provides the largest portfolio of proven IFEC products and services in the aviation sector, and are proud to be a trusted partner to many leading global IFEC manufacturers, OEMs, and airlines.  

Three-times winner of the prestigious Queen’s Awards for Enterprise, we are unique in our ability to combine industry-leading innovation with manufacturing excellence to deliver industrialised, certified, and production-ready solutions – within months, not years.

WRS Systems

WRS has expanded in recent years to become a significant supplier of PoS systems to the hospitality Industry, in the UK, Ireland and Europe. The company has expanded in a manner that has enabled it to ensure the levels of support and development are maintained across its portfolio, but also understands that any solution provided to a client now must be ‘future-proof’. WRS continues to expand and develop its customer base, and we thrive at the opportunity to work with new clients who have a forward-thinking and innovative approach to their business.

Red Funnel

Award-winning ferry travel to the Isle of Wight. If you’re looking to take a UK break somewhere beautiful, we’ll sail you from Southampton to the Isle of Wight in under an hour with a vehicle, or 30 minutes if you’re travelling as a foot passenger. You’ll enjoy a range of onboard facilities during a vehicle ferry crossing, including our premium Signature Lounge, pet-friendly lounge, licensed bar, café and retail shop plus outdoor sun decks.

Aside from getting to the Isle of Wight, we also offer a range of fantastic IOW holiday and accommodation deals, alongside discounted attraction and event tickets plus a host of special offers for the perfect trip to the Island. 

Hillbans Pest Control

Hillbans Pest Control Ltd are a Multi-Award winning, fully accredited pest control company that has been established on the Isle of Wight since 1988, making us the leading and longest established pest control company based here. Under new management since 2016 we are a family run business with one simple aim – to give all our customers peace of mind. Something reflected in us winning the Growth Business of the Year Award and receiving acclaim as Small Business of the Year in the 2017 Business Excellence Awards.

Red Squirrel Property Shop

Award-Winning Red Squirrel Property Shop handle property sales, lettings and maintenance. They take pride in what they do and want it to be done to the best standard possible.

They are a family run business with over 180 years’ combined experience both locally and on the mainland. They are a devoted team who dedicate their time to supply the best service possible, therefore they believe that a friendly and supportive approach and attitude is extremely important to all their customers.

Lifeline Alarm Systems

Lifeline has been protecting Isle of Wight homes, businesses and organisations for over 30 years and is dedicated to their Island and their customers. They are devoted to protecting people, their homes, businesses, property and possessions. Their belief is that everyone should feel safe and secure, wherever they are. Using innovative technology, leading industry products, employing the best people and operating to the highest standards, their solutions provide total ‘Peace of Mind’. Local, professional and multi-award-winning, Lifeline is the answer to your fire and security needs. 

NFU Mutual

From our Newport office on the Isle of Wight, NFU Mutual’s New Forest, Isle of Wight and Bournemouth Agency are here to offer help and support, in person or over the phone.

Living and working in the area, we are a local agency that’s an integral part of the community. We have an excellent understanding of how NFU Mutual can support the Island and have the expertise to help you and your business, whether it’s for insurance, pensions, investments or Health and Safety (provided by NFU Mutual Risk Management Services Limited).

J W Heather, L Y Blomfield, K Crouch & S J Davidson is an appointed representative of The National Farmers Union Mutual Insurance Society Limited (No. 111982).

Wight Community Energy

Wight Community Energy (WCE) is a community benefit society set up in 2015 with a community-owned solar farm called ‘Homestead’ in Shalfleet on the Isle of Wight. Delivering community-owned renewable energy projects on the Isle of Wight. This means that members invest in the project, and the money from selling the solar electricity gets distributed back to members, and to our community fund which supports local projects alleviating fuel poverty.

Premier Motors

As a company that has over 160 years of experience, Premier Motors provides a variety of motoring services from their Riverway, Newport dealership including New Ford, MG and Used Car Sales, New & Used Van Sales, Servicing, MOT Testing, BSi Accredited Accident Repair Centre as well as Car & Van Hire.

In recent years Premier Ford has established itself as a multi-award-winning dealership, receiving the Ford Chairman’s Award in 2020 for the fourth year in a row. In 2019, Premier Ford was also named one of the UK’s Best Dealerships To Work For, for the third year in a row.

Vectis Housing

We are a small, independently-run housing association operating exclusively on the Isle of Wight.

We have a mission to “Deliver excellent homes, develop local neighbourhoods and support strong communities across the Isle of Wight”

We currently own and manage over 430 homes and look to deliver the highest quality services within our size and financial capacity.

We are an ambitious, developing association and are looking to add to our portfolio of homes by 150-160 through the life of our business plan.

In addition to providing affordable homes, we also provide services and initiatives aimed at underpinning and promoting the wellbeing of our tenants and local communities.


Mapsimise is a new solution for understanding the WHERE, where your customers are, where your business is doing well, a software platform for any business size that needs to understand customer data by location.  With a foundation using the popular Google Maps, Mapsimise takes a number of different technologies, brings them together and helps your business plot and visualise data on a MAP.


Unlike many GIS and mapping solutions Mapsimise has been designed for the business user, a cost-effective way to understand data and then act upon it, by location.  Helping your teams maintain and build a customer database that is easy to use, and visualise the What, When and Where your business activities are happening.

All Things Printed

All Things Printed Ltd whilst only 4 years old, has in excess of 120 years’ worth of direct hands-on knowledge and experience. 

Based in Newport, our office has an open-door policy where you will be guaranteed a friendly welcome and all the time you need to go through your project. We look after everything from design through to printed materials, branding, clothing, and merchandising and our aim is to make the print buying process simple for everyone.

With our electric van for Island wide deliveries, we are doing all we can to help reduce our carbon footprint


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