Living and Working on the Isle of Wight

 

Yokogawa Marex (A division of Yokogawa United Kingdom Limited) is a specialist software solutions company located close to the town centre in Cowes on the picturesque Isle of Wight. Our spacious office is within 10 minutes walking distance of ferry and foot passenger links to Southampton. We currently employ more than forty Island-based staff and have views that overlook the river medina.

Our convenient location on the Isle of Wight provides our team with a fantastic work-life balance, with beaches, countryside and vibrant towns right on our doorstep. Our island is rich in history and hosts world-class events such as Cowes Week and the Isle of Wight Festival. The island is the perfect place for families, with many attractions and things to do around the island for children and young adults as well as good schools ranging all the way up to sixth-form and college.

Equally, getting to and from the island is a lot easier than most may think – we’re only a short stroll away from the hi-speed ferry service in Cowes which operates from Southampton with great links to the rest of the country. There are also other ferry options from Portsmouth and Lymington with well-connected bus routes across the island.

Links to ferries:
Red Funnel
Wightlink
Hovertravel


Thinking about moving to the Isle of Wight? Here's a short summary:

What are schools like on the Isle of Wight?

The Isle of Wight has many schools across the island with over 30 primary schools and 7 secondary schools, which include state schools, private schools, free schools and special schools that cater to any child. Recently, the performance of the schools on the Isle of Wight has been improving, with some performing above average compared to the rest of the UK.

Is it more expensive to live on the Isle of Wight?

It is a misconception that the Isle of Wight is more expensive to live in than the rest of the south coast. In fact, as of November 2019, house prices are lower than most the south, with the Isle of Wight average house price being £243,000 compared to £343,000 for Hampshire. Rental prices are also lower on the Isle of Wight compared to Hampshire and other parts in the South East.

Is the Isle of Wight a safe place to live?

Yes. The Isle of Wight has a very low violent crime rate with serious crimes few and far between. Many people return to the Isle of Wight to raise a family in a safe environment. For all the latest news, visit: https://www.countypress.co.uk/

What Sporting and Leisure Activities are available on the Isle of Wight?

There are a lot of sporting activities and clubs on the Isle of Wight for anyone to join. We have multiple leisure centres around the island with courts, swimming pools, tone zones and more. In addition, we have 8 golf clubs on the island, stables, go karting, tree climbing, walking and cycling routes. Living on an island presents an array of water sports being readily available, ranging from sailing, kayaking, rowing, power boating, paddle boarding, surfing and many more. There is definitely an activity to suit anyone and plenty to keep you busy with 65 miles of coastline to explore and enjoy!

For more information about living and working on the Isle of Wight, follow the links below:

https://metro.co.uk/2017/05/27/7-reasons-the-isle-of-wight-is-a-great-place-to-live-6654150/
https://www.visitisleofwight.co.uk/
https://www.isleofwightguru.co.uk/should-i-move-to-the-isle-of-wight.html#