Isle of Wight business – It’s not just tourism

The Isle of Wight is host to a wide variety of businesses and we love to celebrate their success. As well as farming and agriculture, tourism and manufacturing, the Isle of Wight is fast becoming home to new technologies and online businesses. If you have some business news to share, get in touch.

Isle of Wight Mobile Vet wins Queen’s Award for Innovation

dan foster mobile vet

Congratulations to husband and wife team, Dan and Kirsty Foster for be recognised for this prestigious award.

Wednesday, 4th May, 2016 11:17am

By Rebecca George with 4 readers' comments

Snapchat: The Isle of Wight gets its own filter

iw filter on snapchat

Hey - Snapchat's given the Isle of Wight its own filter. Send us your best Snaps using the IW filter and we'll sort through the best and feature them.

Tuesday, 3rd May, 2016 9:13pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

New fly tipping fines promise some relief for rural areas, says CLA South East

Fly tipping

CLA South East says new fixed penalty notices for fly tipping which come into force on 9 May are welcome, but fears they may not be enough to stem the rising tide of refuse dumped in rural areas.

Friday, 29th April, 2016 4:47pm

By Helen Symes with 4 readers' comments

Still hope for Isle of Wight BHS

Fingers crossed:

Administrators say there have been several expressions of interest in the High Street chain, which has a large branch on the Isle of Wight.

Thursday, 28th April, 2016 1:48pm

By Sally Perry

It’s here! Wight BID proposal just published

wight bid jigsaw puzzle

Just released, the Wight BID proposal is a plan to attract an additional £60m of tourism spending to the Isle of Wight over the next five years. OnTheWight has the whole document for you.

Wednesday, 27th April, 2016 5:55pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Will Compton Steps be repaired before the summer season?

compton steps by ian winter 640

It's the question on lots of Islander's minds as the holiday season approaches. OnTheWight raised a query with the council at the weekend, here's what they told us.

Tuesday, 26th April, 2016 3:42pm

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

Anxious time for BHS staff as company collapse imminent (updated)

iw bhs google streetview

Staff will hear at a meeting this morning that the company will go into administration unless a rescue package can be found before 11am.

Monday, 25th April, 2016 8:38am

By Sally Perry with 8 readers' comments

Fancy a trip to an Isle of Wight pub? Now you can take your helicopter

Helipad Drone Picture

If you're out polishing the helicopter this weekend and fancy popping out to the pub, we've got the details of an Isle of Wight pub that might suit.

Friday, 22nd April, 2016 6:17pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Wight BID consultation comes to an end, what’s next?

alum bay

Now the five month consultation has come to an end, the final proposals are being worked on. OnTheWight has the time-line of what happens next and a personal message from CEO of Visit Isle of Wight.

Friday, 22nd April, 2016 2:04pm

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

Council leader says tidal scheme is good news for the Isle of Wight


Leader of the Isle of Wight council says the state-of-the-art scheme will put the Island at the forefront of green energy production and development in England and Wales.

Wednesday, 20th April, 2016 7:21pm

By Sally Perry with 27 readers' comments

Controversial tidal power scheme gets approval

Rob Stevens

The scheme was strongly opposed by residents on the south coast of the Isle of Wight, but is being hailed as a world-leading scheme that will put Isle of Wight on the map.

Wednesday, 20th April, 2016 4:26pm

By Rachel Wild with 27 readers' comments

South Boats complete refit for Yarmouth RNLI Lifeboat

yarmouth lifeboat

The team at South Boats in Cowes have been working on a refit of Yarmouth RNLI's Severn Class Lifeboat, the ‘Eric & Susan Hiscock'.

Wednesday, 20th April, 2016 8:27am

By Ben Colman with one comment