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.

Find out how to gain funding for your business


If you're a small business looking for help with funding, this meeting being held on 6th May is a must. Booking not required.

Wednesday, 16th April, 2014 10:12am

By Andrew Turner's Office

Find out how the Isle of Wight did in the latest Good Beach Guide survey

Sandown Beach:

The Marine Conservation Society's (MCS) annual Good Beach Guide survey gives ratings for water quality. Find out how your nearest beach was rated.

Tuesday, 15th April, 2014 12:01am

By IW Council Press Office with 6 readers' comments

Could new floating bridge be funded through Solent LEP?

Floating Bridge

If a bid to the Solent LEP for a new floating bridge at Cowes goes ahead and is accepted, it'll take the pressure off the Isle of Wight council, who are facing a £3m bill to keep it running.

Thursday, 10th April, 2014 11:31am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Andrew Turner gets on his bike for ‘foodie’ tourism

Andrew Turner

To celebrate English Tourism Week (last week), the Island’s Conservative MP, Andrew Turner joined Tom Ransom of Visit Isle of Wight (VIOW) on a new “Taste” Round the Island cycle route.

Thursday, 10th April, 2014 8:35am

By Sue Emmerson

Isle of Wight creative party provider nominated for national awards

Petal Parties head dress :

With the help of the readers, Michelle could help her walk away with two national awards.

Thursday, 3rd April, 2014 10:50am

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight County Press archive launches

County Press archive launch - screengrab

Here are details of the County Press Archive launch, including the charge - and our tips on how retrieve CP articles for free.

Wednesday, 2nd April, 2014 2:07pm

By Simon Perry with one comment

WightFibre triples their broadband speeds with free customer upgrade

Fibre optical leads by Barta IV

WightFibre has also doubled its cross-Solent network capacity and they say their top broadband speed is now 50% faster than BT.

Wednesday, 2nd April, 2014 12:42pm

By Sally Perry

Navitus Bay gives Yarmouth further hope of offshore windfarm work

Navitus Bay computer-generated simulation

Three areas about the south coast named, giving each hope of being the single victor.

Tuesday, 1st April, 2014 4:34pm

By Simon Perry

Wight Trash: Ten years on and still going strong

John Cattle:

As Wight Trash reaches ten years of age, find out what would make founder John Cattle happy when he goes into old age.

Tuesday, 1st April, 2014 1:54pm

By Zoe Thompson

Council to offer new business rate reliefs

Money and calculator:

Three additional forms of discretionary business rate relief are being made available to help Island businesses.

Tuesday, 1st April, 2014 8:46am

By IW Council Press Office with one comment

New owner of The George Hotel revealed

The George Hotel Thompson and Thompson:

A duo of Thompsons is making waves on the Isle of Wight today as the new business partnership behind The George Hotel.

Monday, 31st March, 2014 1:20pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

County Press missing from newsstands this morning – Expected later

County Press delayed note, 28 March 2014

Looks like some commuters will be reading their copy of the CP on the way home instead on way into work today.

Friday, 28th March, 2014 10:54am

By Simon Perry with 15 readers' comments