Sponsors & Partners

The festival wouldn’t be possible without the support from so many fantastic local businesses.

On behalf of everyone at Great Wight Bite HQ, we say a BIG thank you!

We’re also delighted to be supporting the IOW Food Bank who support people in food poverty

 

HEADLINE SPONSOR

Red Funnel

The original cross-Solent ferry operator, Red Funnel have sailed visitors from Southampton to the Isle of Wight for over 160 years. Hop aboard the Hi-Speed Red Jet service to Cowes on foot or with a bike and arrive at The Great Wight Bite in just 30 minutes – just a short walk or bus ride from the ferry terminal.

Bringing the car to explore more of the Island? Red Funnel’s vehicle ferry takes just one hour from Southampton to East Cowes, with food and drink available onboard, a dedicated pet lounge, spectacular views of the Solent and Signature Lounge upgrades available. Book your travel to The Great Wight Bite and SAVE 20% with Red Funnel on Vehicle Ferry Travel or hop on the Hi-Speed Red Jet service for £12.90pp* for a day return. Book now click HERE

 

Our Sponsors

Visit Isle of Wight

Visit Isle of Wight is the Visit England accredited Local Visitor Economy Partnership for the Isle of Wight, it’s core function is the promotion and marketing the Isle of Wight to the UK mainland and overseas audiences. The organisation consists of over 1,600 businesses including travel operators, tourism and hospitality providers working together to collectively promote this amazing Island. Visit Isle of Wight works in partnership with Visit England, Visit Britain, Tourism South East, British Destinations, UK Inbound,  the National Coastal Tourism Academy and other national and International tourism bodies to promote the Isle of Wight

Mermaid Distillery

Rooted in the natural landscape of a unique island, the Isle of Wight Distillery creates premium, hand-crafted spirits, working in connection with nature. The distillery’s signature spirit range, Mermaid, offers smooth yet complex serves with a hint of sea air from wild-foraged, coastal botanicals

Leslies Motors

Leslies Motors is a family run business that was founded in 1948 and was based in Sandown, Isle of Wight. The business has gone from strength to strength in the hands of 3 generations of the Vanassche family – now residing in 4 locations across the Island, with 5 new car manufacturers, a large used car inventory, and service centres that offer Service & MOT’s, parts, repairs and accessories. We are home to Mazda, Kia, Suzuki, Hyundai and Toyota on the Island.

With a commitment to quality, integrity, and exceptional customer service, we pride ourselves on being the go-to destination for individuals seeking reliable new and used vehicles on the Isle of Wight and across the UK. We’ve taken home a number of awards over the years, including Dealer of the Year not once, not twice, but three times! As well as a number of customer service awards too.

Spence Willard

Spence Willard are a leading independent estate agency, offering island wide quality sales and lettings from offices based in key locations across the Island, as well as a London office. We pride ourselves on selling and letting some of the most unique properties the Isle of Wight has to offer and are pleased to have been associated with many notable sales – selling all manner of properties, quite literally from cottages to castles (& everything in between!).

We are proud to not only market property but to promote the wide-ranging benefits of Island living, which we are lucky enough to enjoy ourselves. Living here, we have the knowledge of the vast food and drink scene on the Isle of Wight, including many local producers and renowned chefs, which we are delighted are being highlighted further at The Great Wight Bite festival.

Flint & Flame

Flint and Flame have become a major player in the UK kitchenware scene with their outstanding range of knives and accessories.

Their luxurious knife range combines exceptional quality, performance and value.

Made from the highest quality German carbon steel and celebrated by top chefs and passionate home cooks alike, their knives make a fantastic addition to any domestic or professional kitchen.

In addition to their ‘Classic’ rosewood handle range, they have more recently introduced their new Professional Series range, specifically designed for the busy commercial kitchen. Their tri-ply cookware range that was 3yrs in the making is of equally outstanding quality and style.

Flint and Flame are firm believers that top chefs don’t just cook, they create, and every master creator needs the best tools available to deliver the finest possible results and Flint and Flame knives and kitchenware offer just that.

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Muddy Stilettos

Muddy Stilettos is the UK’s No1 women’s luxury lifestyle website and trusted local guide for cosmopolitan women outside London looking to make the most of their and their families’ precious time.

Editorial content covers Things to do, Art & Culture, Beauty, Fashion, Home, Eat & Drink and Kids. Other features include a What’s On guide, Muddy Stilettos Little Black Book, Muddy Stilettos School Reviews and the annual Muddy Stilettos Awards supporting Local Independent retailers and entrepreneurs.

 

Our Charities

We are proudly supporting an incredible charity

Isle of Wight Foodbank

“The foodbank was there when we really needed it, it was an absolute lifeline.”

The Isle of Wight Foodbank don’t think anyone in our community should have to face going hungry. That’s why they provide three days’ nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to local people who are referred to them in crisis. They are part of a nationwide network of foodbanks, supported by The Trussell Trust, working to combat poverty and hunger across the UK.

Providing emergency food to people in crisis. Every day people in the UK go hungry for reasons ranging from redundancy to receiving an unexpected bill on a low income. A simple box of food makes a big difference, with foodbanks helping prevent crime, housing loss, family breakdown and mental health problems. How do the food banks work?

FOOD IS DONATED

Schools, churches, businesses and individuals donate non-perishable, in-date food to a foodbank. Large collections often take place as part of Harvest Festival celebrations and food is also collected at supermarkets.

FOOD IS SORTED AND STORED

Volunteers sort food to check that it’s in date and pack it into boxes ready to be given to people in need. Over 40,000 people give up their time to volunteer at foodbanks.

PROFESSIONALS IDENTIFY PEOPLE IN NEED

Foodbanks partner with a wide range of care professionals such as doctors, health visitors, social workers and police to identify people in crisis and issue them with a foodbank voucher.

CLIENTS RECEIVE FOOD

Foodbank clients bring their voucher to a foodbank centre where it can be redeemed for three days’ emergency food. Volunteers meet clients over a warm drink or free hot meal and are able to signpost people to agencies able to solve the longer-term problem.

Proudly Working With

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