A TOTAL of six full and part-time jobs have been lost with closure of an Isle of Wight sandwich business.
Wight Bites, based at Nicholson Road, Ryde, had been in business for almost seven years.
It was established by husband and wife partnership, Clive and Natasha White, and produced sandwiches for outlets across the Island, including the Full Circle restaurant at St Mary’s Hospital.
Wight Bites had two delivery vans taking sandwiches to workplaces too.
"It is with massive regret we have had to do this after putting blood, sweat and tears into establishing this business from nothing but there was no alternative," said Mr White.
"There was increasing competition at a time when people are cutting back. An illustration of that is in the last year to 18 months sales at St Mary’s have reduced by 27 per cent.
"Supermarkets were also selling sandwiches for less than it was costing us to make them.
"We have been able to help three of our staff find alternative employment."