Sue Edwards from Doris Pinks Florist, Newport gave IBN members an intriguing talk on the different styles, types and techniques of forestry. never call a Florist a flower arranger!
Doris Pinks Florists is based in Newport, Isle of Wight and was established in 2000. Sue & her team will create floral magic for your special gift, tribute or day. They offer a totally unique service delivering 7 DAYS A WEEK & at the most unusual times if necessary (out of hours delivery by prior arrangement only) across the whole of the Isle of Wight for all of the happy & sad occasions in life.
IBN meetings are held every week at the Riverside Center in Newport. If you run a business on the Isle of Wight, and would like to come along to tell us about it, talk to like minded people and generate some mutual business, then contact our membership secretary or come along on any Thursday, 7am - 8:15
Cowes Chiropractic Clinic opened its doors in 2002 and aims to be a place where people come to have a problem solved, experience healing and become inspired to take responsibility for their own health and well-being.
Maria Nicholson, McTimoney Chiropractor from the clinic, gave an informative and practical presentation on various aspects of her work, including the dangers and problems caused by poor posture and use of mobile phones!
With their ethos of 'Helping the body to heal itself', the practitioners work as a team to support the patients’ recovery and help them to discover their body’s amazing ability to heal itself.
for more information on the range of treatment and therapies available from the Cowes Chiropractic Clinic, visit their website.
Interested in business networking? IBN is a collection of business people who pass business and referrals to fellow members, and are always happy to welcome new members. Contact our membership secretary for more information
IBN welcomed its newest member this week, Kym Timms from Hillbans Pest Control Ltd. Hillbans Pest Control Ltd has been established on the Isle of Wight since 1988, it has been under new management since 2016 – turning it into an Isle of Wight family business.
During this period they have built an excellent rapport with our customers, both locally and nationally and have received positive feedback regarding our quality of service and outstanding customer care.
They are able to offer all aspects of pest control in a host of environments across the Isle of Wight. All of their technicians are registered with the British Pest Control Association (BPCA) and are qualified in RSPH/BPCA Certificate in Pest Control Level 2 or above.
With over 30 years experience in the trade, Gary from Carpets Etc, Newport, took to the floor at the latest Island Business Network meeting and took us through a complete commercial re-flooring carried out by him and his team
Carpets Etc have a large selection of carpets in stock in their Newport carpet showroom, and over 3000 samples. They also stock bathroom carpets. If you cant find the design you like then they can arrange for a bespoke design service, maybe incorporating your logo!
With free planning and estimating, and carpets from £2.99 (inc VAT) / sq M, they offer a full fitting service from conventional installations using Gripperods to fully stuck methods (i.e. the Durafit System).
Open 8:00am - 5:00pm Mon - Fri and 9:00am - 4:00pm Sat, Carpets Etc can be contacted on Tel: 01983 524838 / 01983 525233
Gary also makes guitars!
The Island Business Network welcomed its newest member, Peter Monk from Hilbans (Vectis) Ltd.
Hillbans was formed to provide specialist damp proofing and timber treatment services and later expanded to offer wall tie replacement. In that time many changes have taken place, both in the industry and the market place. Hilbans have always striven to keep up with those changes and maintain our status as the leading company in our field
Peter Monk represents Hilbans at the Island Business Network and said;
I wanted to rejoin IBN as I knew from past experience that it makes good business sense. I used to have my own business in a similar sector in construction as Hillbans. I wanted to rejoin IBN because, not only is there a great helpful team of other businesses at IBN, the amount of business received had previously been significantly more than the monthly outlay. I wound up my own business due to health issues and therefore left IBN. I entered into employment with Hillbans soon after and made it clear that I always intended to rejoin. Having been a member again for less than a week, I have already received a significant , quality referral, which is likely to cover a few years membership fee. I have done the maths and it works!
Holly Cade is a member of the Island Business Network, and is a twenty-five year old Wedding and Portrait Photographer based on the Isle of Wight. She prides herself on having a laid-back and friendly approach to photographing people, whilst being professional and thorough. "I like to capture people as they are and an event as it happened; nothing is fake or too staged, and no moments are forced. "
As part of her job she often gets asked about how to pose or what to do on a photo shoot. In her recent blog, she gives her five tips that can help if you're really not sure how best to approach this sort of thing or if you're camera shy.
Holly was recommended to us, and from the start it was clear that we would enjoy working with her. She has a lovely friendly and supportive approach, and a great talent with which she captured the essence of our relationship and wedding beautifully. Her attention to detail was key, but carried out in a delicate and unassuming way. She is a lovely lady to have with you on such a potentially stressful day. Thank you Holly! - - Sarah & Nick
The first Island Business Network meeting of April 2017 was a well-attended event on a sunny morning at the usual location, River Centre in Newport. Some interesting and informative discussions were held relating to email hacking cases, and how they can be avoided. A future event was is planned for a specialist speaker on Internet Security .. more to follow.
Justin Steele of Datatel Networks gave a top speed presentation on his telecommunications offering, plus some of the ‘Internet of Things’ monitoring devices and solutions he is starting to deliver to locations on and off the Isle of Wight. These included GPS and air quality monitoring solutions built into the ‘Boris Bikes’, and an innovative trial of drain monitoring systems.
If you’d like to join our group as a visitor, we meet every Thursday 7am – 8:15 at the Riverside Centre, Newport. Please use our contact form to get in touch.
The Island Business Network holds a special ‘Visitors Day’ twice a year and on the 30th March, they held their spring edition of the event. Open to all businesses who are interested in networking and want to find out more about the group and its benefits, over 35 companies were represented, from individuals through to larger employers.
Hosted by the current group director, Justin Steele from Datatel Networks, each member and visitor introduced themselves and their business, and short talks were given by Mike Russell of Bright Brown Chartered Accountants, Jamie Busby from Hose Rhodes Dickson Estate Agents, and Alan Limb of BRI Business Recovery and Insolvency Practioners.
If you are interested in joining the group or would just like to come along to understand the benefits of networking, please contact us and our membership secretary will be in contact.
As part of the IBN Weekly networking meeting, Dave McCallum of D McCallum & Associates gave an informative presentation outlining just one area of his work, Vaulted Ceilings.