BID Levy Payer Benefits and Entitlements

WIGHT BID LEVY PAYERS have statutory rights to govern, vote, and take a position on topic panels to develop strategies and plans. Levy payers also receive the following entitlements and benefits. (For full details of all statutory rights please read the original Wight BID proposal which can be found here

Further down this page you will also find a list of valuable offers available from business partners – exclusively for Wight BID levy payers.

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To download a PDF of the Entitlement list featured below click here


12 month web page on the official tourist board site – You’ll be able to upgrade or enhance your records with bolt-ons at discounted rates (e.g. booking service/social media plug-ins/ premium listings etc)

The opportunity to share your interesting stories on our homepage website blog. Write a great blog about your business. Can contain links, videos, offers and news – you decide.

The opportunity to feature your relevant products in our Campaign toolkits throughout the year. Toolkits are sent to journalists, travel agencies, tourist bodies like Visit England, and used by a wide range of marketing partners including ferry operators, accommodation providers and attractions. (See industry website for a list of campaigns and when they take place).

The opportunity to feature your relevant products in our Cluster campaigns to coaches, groups, educational market, wedding buyers. Attract groups and special interests audiences to your facility or event. (See industry website for a list of cluster campaigns and when they take place).

Copyright free use of our campaigns toolkits of photos, graphics and copy to enhance your own marketing. Use our toolkit elements in your own brochures, website and emails to grab the attention of your customers.

Free access to consumer research and trend data to help inform your business. You’ll also receive free tickets to events like the annual tourism conference and other workshops and strategic group meetings.

The opportunity to host press trips and feature in press releases and social media channels managed by Visit Isle of Wight. Get yourselves in the news with editorial coverage in articles and features written by journalists and published online or in print or broadcast media.

The opportunity to feature offers and invitations to WIGHT BID members and other tourism businesses via the Industry newsletters and events. Feature in our industry e-newsletters to over 1,700 contacts on the Island, promote yourself at the conference with an exhibition table, place adverts and news on the Industry website

Opportunity to be part of promotional opportunities, including competitions on the VIOW website. Our competitions have their own page in the competition sections with links to your record on

We can also feature you in our Guildhall Visitor Information Centre and in relevant trail leaflets circulated around the Island and on the mainland. Reduced commission rates apply if we sell your event tickets through our information network.

Special offers


We are pleased to pass on some valuable offers of business support made by partners willing to help levy payers become more successful.

These offers are subject to availability & you will need to show proof that you have paid your current levy bill.



With the recent UK Business Rates revaluation & significant changes to the appeals system, it is more important than ever to seek professional advice.

As a local Chartered Surveyor working on the Island for the past 32 years I have specialised in advising clients on the level of their business rate liability.

In order to assist members of Wight Bid, I am prepared to offer my initial advice completely free of charge and will advise whether, in my opinion, their assessment appears to be correct or not.

If considered to be excessive any subsequent fee payable would be based solely on a percentage of the savings made in rates payable. If no savings are made, for whatever reason, no fee will be payable.

Assessments can go up as well as down so it is important to seek advice from a Rating Specialist and one who has an in depth knowledge of the individual nature of the leisure market on the Isle of Wight.

John E Prince FRICS IRRV (Hons) RICS Registered Valuer
Principal Chartered Surveyors

Tel: 01983 810123
Mob: 07772943305



Fortis Energy are national commercial energy consultants based in Ryde and are fully accredited members of the UIA. We would like to offer WIGHTBID levy paying businesses a free, no-obligation summary of your gas and electricity supplies. This summary will help you better understand your energy supplies and crucially will highlight any issues such as non-competitive rates, out of contract situations and missed termination periods.

Fortis Energy Limited
Fortis House
Westridge Business Park
Isle of Wight
PO33 1QT

Tel: 01983 817700
Fax: 01983 615185




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Moore Stephens Chartered Accountants offer a wide range of services, advice and solutions to all sizes of business. They understand the pressures of running a business in the tourism and hospitality sector and can offer practical, integrated advice from accountancy to personal tax matters.

To book your free one hour’s consultation, please contact

Moore Stephens (South) LLP
9 St John’s Place
Isle of Wight
PO30 1LH

Tel: +44 (0) 1983 825000



One of our digital marketing specialists will prepare a 5 stage report on the effectiveness of your digital marketing, with suggestions for improvement where needed.


Where ideas evolve – Isle of Wight Web design, Graphic Design & Branding

Tel: 01983 885911




Including Wight BID offers on
A4 brochures – save up to £70
Promotional & pop up banners – save up to £35
Letterheads & business cards – up to half-price

Biltmore Printers
14, Manners View
Isle of Wight
PO30 5FA

Tel: 01983 529788



Cater Wight Ltd is the leading Isle of Wight catering equipment supplier and commercial laundry supplier.

If you would like a copy of our catalogue or have a specific product in mind please follow the link through our Contact Us page and we will endeavour to help. Or alternatively drop in to our showroom in Sandown, where a member of our sales team will be able to help.

Cater Wight Ltd,
East Yar Park,
Isle of Wight, PO36 9FA

Telephone: 01983 407285


WIGHTBID Levy Payers Season Ticket

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The Wight BID Levy Payers Season Ticket covers all of our operating days during the period 19th March to 31st October 2017 inclusive. We do need to exclude just four days of our premium price event on 25th, 26th, 27th, 28th August

The ticket price is equivalent to that of our standard day ticket of £13.00 for Adults and £6.50 for Children aged 5 to 15 years. Infants 0-4 years are free of charge.

Levy payers season tickets are available from the Company Office at Havenstreet Station (Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm) and will be issued to named persons on production of confirmation of contribution to Visit Isle of Wight by way of levy paying. This offer is restricted to up to 4 persons (adults or children) per levy paying business. The season tickets are strictly not transferable but provide unlimited travel on all operating days other than the 4 excluded days.

Details of our operating days can be found on our website or you are welcome to pick up a copy of our 2017 brochure which is now available.

Telephone 01983 882204



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Basic package to include 4 professional shots of your choice, special discounted price for WightBID levy payers- £150

Further to the above offer I can also provide bespoke photography packages, canvases, prints and wall coverings etc. specifically tailored to your needs.

Please contact me on 07912431904 or email to arrange a mutually convenient appointment.

You can view my photography at – siennaeva on instagram or Soul photography via Facebook

Soul Photography – here to assist you.


Steve Collins Photography

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20% discount off my half day and full day photographic rates for Wight BID levy payers.

Contact me on 07983605069


Hillbans Pest Control

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Special Pre-Season Offer from Hillbans Pest Control Ltd
Discreet – Cost-Effective – 24/7/365 – Individual Programme – Convenient

New customers receive:

  • Free Site Inspection Report that includes recommendations to reduce/eliminate the risk of pest infestations at your premises
  •  First year contract offer – 12 months for the price of 10 
  • We understand that discretion is needed at all times when it comes to pest control in the tourist industry, so we take measures to remain unseen wherever possible.
  • We offer cost-effective pest management solutions that can prevent embarrassing customer complaints and the reputation damage that can follow through social media so easily nowadays.
  • Operating 24/7, 365 days a week, we are sure to be able to find a date and time that is convenient for both you and your business.
  • You receive a customised Integrated Pest Management programme that meets their business size, type and industry needs.
  • We spread the cost by using direct debit payment methods, for your convenience.


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