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All aboard for a fresh cup of coffee at IW Steam Railway Solent.co

All aboard for a fresh cup of coffee at IW Steam Railway

The latest restoration project completed by the Isle of Wight Steam Railway has given an entirely new lease of life to an old British Rail container that was originally built in 1957. The Coffee Container was officially opened today (23rd) as a barista-style coffee shop, serving coffee that is freshly roasted here on the Isle…

A Taste of the Wight for Zanna Van Djik & Healthy Chef Steph Solent.co

A Taste of the Wight for Zanna Van Djik & Healthy Chef Steph

This weekend (19th & 20th) well-known bloggers and Instagram stars Zanna Van Dijk and Healthy Chef Steph (Steph Elswood) visited the Island as ambassadors for Visit England to promote the idea of stay-cations in the UK. Known for their healthy lifestyles (think 6am outdoor HIIT sessions, protein shakes and stunning but healthy food) the girls…

Print reigns this week Solent.co

Print reigns this week

Here at Solent, we have been busy beavers over the past few weeks (so please forgive our radio silence!). In the last week, we have taken delivery of a lot of printed material for our clients including the Isle of Wight Steam Railway, V-Dub Island and Visit Isle of Wight. We had a great time getting stuck…

Ryde Slide best year ever! Solent.co

Ryde Slide best year ever!

If you didn’t know it was the Wightlink Ryde Slide last week, then we must assume that you have been living under a rock for the last month. You certainly couldn’t miss the 200 metre-long slide that snaked down Union Street and the hundreds of men, women and children all donning their swimsuits, grabbing a…

Summer Taste looks the best yet Solent.co

Summer Taste looks the best yet

The latest edition of Taste of the Wight is our best yet. It’s packed with inventive ideas for places to eat and drink around the Island, as well as news about our ever increasing number of fantastic local producers. Discover where’s yummy in Yarmouth, enjoy our guide to the best of the Isle of Wight’s…

Niton Primary Ofsted turnaround Solent.co

Niton Primary Ofsted turnaround

We do love a good news story here on the Isle of Wight, especially if we have helped to spread the joy. Niton Primary School received the excellent news that they were rated as ‘good’ at their recent Ofsted inspection, only 4 years since being placed into ‘special measures’ and rated ‘inadequate’. Duncan Mills, headteacher,…

Perk up with locally roasted coffee Solent.co

Perk up with locally roasted coffee

As big coffee fans (our design team practically run on it, if they are grumpy we just ply them with more) we were very happy to be asked to be involved in the latest project from The Island Tea & Coffee Co.  At the beginning of April 2017, the team at Island Tea & Coffee Co.…

O.R.P Blyskawica remembered Solent.co

O.R.P Blyskawica remembered

Here at Solent we are often so busy working on the next project that we forget to stop and really take in what we have achieved. So, we are trying to make time to look at the things we have been working on lately, one of them being commissioned to produce the recent O.R.P Blyskawica…

Taste of Portsmouth knows how to party! Solent.co

Taste of Portsmouth knows how to party!

Did you know we are soon to be launching a sister publication, Taste of Portsmouth? As part of this, our team ont’ mainland, are getting ready for a very special day in Southsea later this month. The 10th annual ‘Record Store Day’ is taking place on the 22nd April 2017, with independent record stores up…

Solent to Starboard! Solent.co

Solent to Starboard!

We were pleased to be involved in the design of the artwork for the newly launched Starboard! Ale from Goddards Brewery. Starboard! is an easy drinking 4% golden session ale in March. It’s a new recipe that combines English hops with Pale Ale and Cara malt to deliver a distinctive orangey flavour and a citrus aroma, with…

Ellie Joins Solent Solent.co

Ellie Joins Solent

My name is Ellie Cotton, I am 16 years old and currently at Ryde Academy Sixth Form, studying Business as a double award. I am really interested in marketing which is why I chose to go to Solent for my work experience. Over the week I felt I learnt many different aspects of marketing –…

Social Media and your business 0 0 Solent.co

Social Media and your business

Pretty much every business these days uses social media in one form or another to promote themselves, and sometimes it is hard to be seen or heard above the rest. When it comes to engaging with your customers, it can be difficult to know where to start.  At Solent, social media is part of what we do…

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