Red Funnel celebrates new Isle of Wight awards

24-09-2013 23 Island businesses were celebrated at the Island’s first ever visitor voted for awards – voted for by you!

The 2012 Awards which are sponsored by Red Funnel, were held at the Garlic Farm Cafe, saw businesses from across the tourism industry step up to be recognised for the hard work and important contribution they all make towards ensuring the Isle of Wight is a truly fantastic visitor destination.

The event, hosted by Red Funnel and, also saw the official launch of the 2013 awards. The voting is now open for 2013 and so far nearly as many votes have been cast as were made in the whole of last year’s awards – so momentum is gathering speed.

Tom Pell-Stevens, Red Funnel’s Head of Marketing said: “We are delighted to be involved in these flagship awards – the only visitor voted for awards on the Island. It is fantastic to be able to feedback what the visitors love best about their experience to the industry in this way and we’re sure next year will be even more exciting – as the businesses competitiveness has now been unleashed!”

myisleofwight Editor Alix Robinson said:”At the heart of MyIoW from the outset has been to find and showcase the most interesting and engaging products/businesses/services the Island has to offer – no matter how big or small. And these Awards are the perfect way of bringing together our editorial take on things and that of the public’s voice. Which so far, seem to overlap quite successfully.”

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