Media & PR Centre
Welcome to Red Funnel's Media Centre
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.
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, Cowes Week, Jack Up the 80's, V-Dub Festival, IW Literary Festival, Newport IW Jazz Festival, Isle Walk Festival, Ventnor Fringe Festival, Wolverton Manor Garden Show and the Isle of Wight Day as well as a range of community and niche interest events.
Red Funnel’s 2021 Charity of the Year is the Isle of Wight Independant Lifeboats