Welcome to Solent Co

Solent is a marketing and communications specialist based in Newport on the Isle of Wight. We're very pleased to be working with many of the Island's leading businesses as well as one or two on the mainland. Our mission is to provide great creative solutions, in a no-nonsense manner, providing real value for money. We pride ourselves on the quality of our design, digital work and content creation. One thing you might also appreciate is our approach to customer service. We like the phones to be answered within a couple of rings whether it's first thing on a Monday morning or close of play on Friday. Apparently we have some mad sounding on-hold music, but not many people have ever heard it.


Solent publishes a number of well known titles including Wightlife magazine for Wightlink and Taste of the Wight. This year we are distributing almost 400,000 printed publications, all of which are free of charge for the reader. We also publish online and have a number of vibrant websites serving ever growing audiences, these currently include: isleofwight.co.uk and tasteofthewight.co.uk.

Public Relations and Real Content

Our in-house team combine imaginative ideas with a strong understanding of communication and marketing strategies. In this highly social world, there are constantly developing and evolving ways for people to communicate, share ideas, engage in debate and form opinions via public platforms. All of this also contributes directly towards your sales and bottomline profitability. It is essential to encourage a two-way conversation between your business or organisation and your target audiences. We help you to connect website activity with printed publications, email marketing with social media and public relations with events.

Web Design

We live in a digital world, depending on more and more digital technologies do of course Solent build websites that our clients need and that in turn provide their client's with a great user experience. We aim to provide attractive, easy to use and responsive websites and deliver the functionality to get the job done - and all for a sensible budget.

About Solent

The business was founded in 2005 and was originally called Island Holiday Media. We are based at Quay Street in central Newport, so we're right in the Heart of the Island. Meet our team and see the latest information about Solent and our clients on the News page.