Visit Isle of Wight statement re: fraud action

Visit Isle of Wight Statement

Will Myles, Managing Director of Visit Isle of Wight Ltd said:

“I can confirm that following an internal audit earlier this year, some financial irregularities came to light which were referred to the Police. This has resulted in a Police investigation, and a file has now been sent to the Crown Prosecution Service.

“I would like to assure WightBID levy payers that their BID contributions were unaffected and this money has been used in full to deliver the agreed WightBID plan. The team at Visit Isle of Wight is now working hard on preparing exciting marketing campaigns and other BID initiatives for the 2019 season.

“As this is now a continuing investigation and a potential court case, I’m unable to comment any further at this stage.”