Contact

phone bitsVisit Isle of Wight LTD, The Museum of Island History and Visitor Centre, Guildhall, High Street, Newport, Isle of Wight, P030 1TY Telephone: 01983 521555

Are you a visitor? For tourist information please email ta@visitwight.org and visit our consumer website www.visitisleofwight.co.uk

Are you a tourism business on the Isle of Wight? Please email info@visitwight.org or telephone 01983 521555 EXT 21

Individual Contacts, Job overviews and email address: 

The Visit Isle of Wight Team has 3 full time marketing staff and 1 full time visitor experience manager supported by part-time specialists and one part-time administrator. Visit Isle of Wight staff fund their salaries through commercial sales, voluntary contributions and sponsorship.

Full time positions:

David Thornton – CEO/Marketing Director: david@visitwight.org (telephone ext 30)
Responsible for the financial performance of the DMO, and executive in charge of delivering the WIGHT BID plan and other destination campaigns.

Abi Fox – Marketing and PR Manager: abi@visitwight.org (telephone ext 22)
Responsible for the day to day management of the marketing campaigns, advertising spend, press and media channels, including social media, digital and print media.

Dennis Jones – Online Content Executive (Maternity cover): dennis@visitwight.org (telephone ext 27) Responsible for overseeing and updating the website content, as well as adding photos and other features where needed, to keep VisitIsleofWight.co.uk up-to-date. Also writing engaging and interesting stories about the Isle of Wight, as well as editing, proof-reading and publishing content provided by contributors.

 

Part-time positions:

Sue Emmerson – Press Officer: Sue@visitwight.org (telephone ext 29)
Responsible for annual press coverage targets, managing journalist visits and quality editorial. Manages external press agencies and media relations with Tourism South East and Visit Britain.

Jill Harlow – Industry & Data Manager: jill@visitwight.org (telephone extension 26)
Responsible for creating and managing the tourism providers’ web pages on the website and iPhone and android apps, the industry website, AGM, liaison and newsletters, Also creates events listings. Responsible for managing the BID database and commercial website developments. Tuped from IW Council in 2012.

Funded by the STTY (IWCouncil / Gov) fund:

Zoe Stroud – Visitor Experience Manager: zoe@visitwight.org (telephone ext 31)
Responsible for the Visitor Centre, Museum, retail and commercial services (bike hire and travel guides), Information point development, and the ‘drive less see more’ promotions. Manages the travel ambassador team and secures grant aid.

All the above positions are supported by

Jo Thornton – Part time Financial and Office Administrator. jo@visitwight.org (telephone ext 21)
This hourly paid post issues and pays invoices, collates information for monthly financial management reports, tracks expenditure and income against budget, and operates the office reception. Other delivery posts may be created subject to additional funding.

Simon Dabell – Chairman: Simon@visitwight.org
A part-time, independent, position to assist the CEO in securing additional funding whilst ensuring that the Board operates in a balanced way that supports all contributors and partners. The Chair is also a press spokesperson and a tourism ambassador.

The following staff are currently on maternity leave until later in the year, so please send all enquiries through to info@visitwight.org or telephone 01983 521555 EXT 21

Holly Kirby – Digital Content Manager: holly@visitwight.org (telephone ext 27)
Responsible for the creation and dissemination of digital campaigns and editorial content on websites, social media channels, within e-newsletters, through online competitions and via toolkits of digital assets used by many websites and social media channels. Also maintains the destination photo library.

Katie Jones – Events & WIGHT BID sales manager: Katie@visitwight.org (telephone ext 29)
Responsible for attracting new events to the Island, and working with existing event organisers to increase mainland visitors. Lead responsibilities for developing the new film location activities and (following a successful WIGHT BID vote) securing voluntary contributions from non-tourism related sectors prepared to support the BID.