The Friday Media Group brand was born in 1975 with the launch in Sussex of the UK’s first free classified paper. From the start, founders Chris and Liz Kidger loved the idea of bringing together buyers and sellers in a simple, low-cost way.
Wightbay.com launched in 2003 and soon developed into one of the Isle Of Wight's leading classified websites. Today over 10,000 ads are placed online each week, attracting a total of 1 million visitors per year.
We’re still passionate about recycling unwanted goods, upcycling and re-use. And we’re here to help you sell no-longer-needed belongings, or find the perfect item at an amazing price. Our aim is to provide a great customer experience and deliver what we call the Friday Feeling!
About Friday Media Group
Wightbay is part of Friday Media Group - a fast-growing independent business with 380 staff and offices in the UK, Spain and the US. Our head office is in Sayers Common, West Sussex, close to Brighton.
We own over 90 websites specialising in marketplace selling, hobbies and lifestyle, recruitment, motoring and e-commerce, and we print the weekly Wightbay publication. We also operate successful commercial print, video and website design areas of the business.
Where to find us
Head Office address and contact details
Friday Media Group Limited Registered Office address: London Road Sayers Common West Sussex BN6 9HS Registered in England and Wales Company Registration Number: 01874025
10 reasons to love Wightbay.com
It costs next to nothing for sellers to advertise – there are no hidden costs or catches
Buyers can enjoy a treasure trove of items at incredible prices, from clarinets to caravans
We’re auction-free! No need to go through a complicated bidding process to buy
We’re transactional! Shoppers can snap up bargains directly through the site, with participating sellers receiving payment through Paypal
Sellers can set up ‘shops’ and detailed business profiles using personalised dashboards
We’re mobile-optimised so you can buy and sell on your mobile, tablet, laptop, and PC
Browsing is incredibly simple with lots of clear options to help buyers narrow their search
Safety is taken care of - fantastic moderation systems are in place to cut out scamming and irresponsible advertising
We’re environmentally responsible – we’ve advocated recycling and reuse for 40 years, and ensure our business needs are met without compromising the environment
Animal welfare is our passion and we follow the minimum standards for pet advertising set by PAAG