About us News & events Employer of the Year nomination Mountbatten is delighted to have been shortlisted for the ‘Employer of the Year’ award at this year’s Isle of Wight Chamber of Commerce Business Awards. From humble beginnings in 1982, Mountbatten has grown to become a leading employer on the Island and now has a staff of around 260. The roles involved in caring for and supporting Island people through death, dying and bereavement are incredibly diverse and include: doctors, nurses, carers, therapists, fundraisers, administrators, caterers, housekeepers, psychologists, counsellors and retail staff. Additionally, around 500 volunteers support Mountbatten’s work across all areas. Nigel Hartley, Mountbatten CEO, said: “What is incredible about our workforce is that they are mainly funded through the generosity of our Island community. It is thanks to the extraordinary efforts of the Isle of Wight that we have become an organisation that is able to attract the very best staff, who each and every day go above and beyond what they are required to do. “It is fantastic that we now receive external recognition that Mountbatten is also a great place to work. Good luck to everyone in our category and we look forward to the awards ceremony next month,” he added. The winners will be announced at a ceremony at Cowes Yacht Haven on 18 October 2019.