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Welcome to Red Funnel's media centre

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Thank you for your interest in Red Funnel. Our media centre includes the Company's latest news releases, our news archive and an online resource kit for journalists and media who are interested in our brand and the destinations that we serve.

Who to contact?
The Company has two PR Agencies - Fourbgb look after national and regional public relations whilst Carswell Gould are responsible for Hampshire and the Isle of Wight and should therefore be the first point of contact for local editors and journalists from these areas.

Notes to editors:
Red Funnel is the original Isle of Wight ferry company with roots tracing back to 1820, today it employs some 460 people. Based in the UK port of Southampton, Red Funnel carries 2.3m passengers and over 857,000 vehicles on its ferry route between the UK port of Southampton and East Cowes and over 1.1m passengers between Southampton and West Cowes on its Red Jet Hi-Speed service.

In addition to ferry travel, Red Funnel is the only cross-Solent operator to offer ferry inclusive bonded holiday accommodation, attraction tickets, festival and event tickets and activity packages. Sub-brands include ‘Red Jet’ (the Hi-Speed passenger only ferry service serving West Cowes) and two food & beverage brands, ‘Steam Coffee Company’ and ‘ReFuel’.

The Company is a founder member of Visit Isle of Wight Ltd, the Island’s not for profit destination management organisation and Red Funnel sponsors or supports most of the Island’s premier events including the IW Festival, Bestival, Cowes Week, IW Literary Festival, IW Newport Jazz Festival, IW Walking Festival, Walk the Wight, Ventnor Fringe Festival and Wolverton Manor Garden Show as well as a range of community and niche interest events.

Red Funnel’s 2016 charity of the year is Isle of Wight based ‘Ability Dogs 4 Young People’.

Media Enquiries

National & Regional
Four bgb

20 St Thomas Street



t. 0203 697 4200
f. 0
203 697 4201

Email the team

Hants & Isle of Wight
Carswell Gould
16 Brunswick Place
SO15 2AQ

t. 023 8023 8001

Email the team

RedFunnel Address

Contact Centre: For travel, accommodation and enquiries call +44 (0)23 8001 9192

Switchboard: Tel +44 (0)23 8024 8500. Fax +44 (0)23 8024 8501.

Registered in England: 002404, VAT number: GB 902 873131. All Rights Reserved, © 2014 Red Funnel (i-09c20fcd927cb5ede)

Isle of Wight Port Addresses: Red Funnel Isle of Wight Ferries, Trinity Road, East Cowes, Isle of Wight PO32 6RA | Red Funnel Red Jet Ferries (West Cowes), Fountain Yard, West Cowes, Isle of Wight PO31 7AR.

Southampton Port Addresses: Red Funnel Isle of Wight Ferries (Terminal 1), Terminal 1, Dock Gate 7 off Town Quay Road, Southampton, SO14 2AR | Red Funnel Red Jet Ferries (Terminal 2), Terminal 2, Town Quay, Southampton SO14 2AQ.

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Southampton <> West Cowes, Isle of Wight

Service is operating normally


Southampton <> East Cowes, Isle of Wight

Service is operating normally

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