2021 – Staying Strong And Moving Forward!

Care in the Garden’s Operation Geranium also came back into force from May until July 2021, and during those 8 weeks Age UK IOW volunteers delivered Geranium Gift Packs with Postcards, Fridge stickers, plants and information to 400 elderly Island residents across every area of the Isle of Wight. NBA businesses joined in by distributing […]

2020 – COVID Can’t Stop Us!

Along with 2020 came the dreaded “C” word – COVID (or Corona virus as it was called in the early days). This pandemic brought a new order the like of the world had never seen! But that didn’t stop the NBA doing all we can for Newport. After the initial chaos settled everyone teamed up […]

2019 – Activity Ramps Up!

2019 was a huge year for activity with the NBA and it really made an impact! In January 2019 we challenged the on-street parking charge proposals – causing a deferment of the charges – and requested that a thorough parking consultation is carried out without delay. This is a subject close to the heart of […]

2018 – Shaping Newport

2018 was another fantastic year for the Newport Business Association!  We Joined and became one-third owners of the Shaping Newport, the Isle of Wight Council Regeneration team! This was, and continues to be, a really good move for us an association as it allows our voices to be heard and our ideas to be realised […]

2017 – The Elf Days Of Christmas

Our Christmas Window Competition in 2017 was called “The Elf Days of Christmas”, with shoppers tasked with finding 26 elves across town. Every elf had a name (and character!) and rearranging the first letter of each name would reveal the title of a festive family film.   Correct answers were entered into a prize drawer […]

2016 – Euro’s and return of the Spot The SOng Competition

As we all know the Euro football competion happend in 2016 and had us all donning the England shirts to support the lions on their quest for European glory.   Due to the Euros being held that summer, a “Euro 2016” competition was launched for Newport businesses. All who signed up to take part and […]

2015 – Getting The Jazz Flowing

In May 2015 NBA businesses got together to promote the Newport Jazz Festival. Shops all over town “jazzed up” their windows and even offered room to musicians to play to their customers. The local pubs, theatres and restaurants – and even Newport Minster – also welcomed performers from all over the UK for a fantastic […]

2014 – We Do Christmas Right!

2 years after the new NBA was formed – we held our very own first Christmas Window Competition. It was a town-wide event where we encouraged shops to create lovely Christmas window displays throughout December to be enjoyed by the shoppers.   Nearly 50 shops around town took part, and many very generously contributed prizes […]

2013 – Dino Fun & Christmas Cheer! The Year of the Window Displays

In the summer the Isle of Wight Council launched their new interactive 3D Dinosaur points around the Island. Blackgang Chine, who never fail to deliver, reopened with some brand-new, and amazingly lifelike, dinosaur exhibits. The NBA got into the Dino spirit as well with Dinosaur themed window displays – just for the fun of it! […]

2012 – And So It Begins!

This is where it all started! The current NBA came into being in 2012, and what an exciting year it was! We had the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, the Olympic Torch relay around the country and then the Olympics themselves! What a year to kick things off! For the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Newport Parish Council commissioned […]