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.

HSBC Ventnor, the last bank in town, to close: Shock

HSBC Ventnor - As closure notice went up

There's been shock in Ventnor as the town of 5,000 slowly hears its last remaining bank is to close - and its central cashpoint.

Thursday, 27th August, 2015 2:13pm

By Sally Perry with 21 readers' comments

Love Southsea Street Markets launch ‘Makers Row’ for local creatives

love southsea - makers row

This should be of interest to Isle of Wight artists and makers. Why not share your passion for creativity with others and expand across the Solent with Love Southsea.

Thursday, 27th August, 2015 9:45am

By Lulu Whitmore

‘No to Costa Coffee in Cowes’ campaign gathering pace (Updated)

Cowes High street - no costa

Almost 130 people have added their comments to a planning application from Costa Coffee seeking permission to develop the former Baileys Stores in Cowes High Street. You have until Friday to share your views.

Monday, 24th August, 2015 3:45pm

By Sally Perry with 23 readers' comments

Cash on offer to encourage your staff to change the way they travel to work

Cycling to work

Can your business benefit from a match-funded grant to help your employees travel in a sustainable way?

Thursday, 20th August, 2015 9:20am

By Ian Jenkins with 4 readers' comments

Island Line: MP needs to start listening to the public say Campaigners

Andrew Turner - Top 5 Things - 12 Jan 2015

Campaigners say it's essential the Island's MP starts listening to Island residents on the future of Island Line trains as a matter of urgency and ask him to name a date in the next couple of weeks when he can attend a public meeting.

Monday, 17th August, 2015 3:26pm

By Sally Perry with 23 readers' comments

Red Funnel confirm planning schedule for East Cowes Regeneration

East Cowes Regeneration model

The revised plans for the relocation of the East Cowes ferry terminal will be submitted shortly to the council and include revisions following feedback from residents during the recent consultation.

Monday, 17th August, 2015 10:41am

By Sally Perry with 22 readers' comments

Husband and wife who met as kids on the Isle of Wight return to recreate family snap

Rebecca Pask Taylor

We love this wonderful story of two people who met as kids on the Isle of Wight many years ago now return with their own family to recreate that treasured holiday snap.

Saturday, 15th August, 2015 5:12pm

By Sally Perry

Miniature broadband cabinet installed in Godshill Model Village

Minature broadband cabinet at Godshill Model Village - IWC

Some clever stick came up with the rather smart idea of installing a miniature broadband cabinet in Godshill famous model village to mark a close-to 16,000 homes on the Island with 'fibre' broadband.

Thursday, 13th August, 2015 10:57am

By IW Council Press Office with 4 readers' comments

Bembridge Library joins the tourist trail

bembridge library google streetview - tourist information

Bembridge Library joins the 15-strong voluntary Island-wide network of tourist centres.

Tuesday, 11th August, 2015 3:57pm

By Richard Beet with 4 readers' comments

Minibus day trip to the Mainland? That’ll be £642 say Wightlink

Mini bus £640 return - Sept 2015

Wightlink is quoting £642 for a day return from the Island on 14th September. Same trip on Red Funnel - £140. What?!?

Monday, 10th August, 2015 1:33pm

By Simon Perry with 57 readers' comments

Isle of Wight dairy farmers clear supermarket shelves of milk (live updates)

the farmers

Isle of Wight dairy farmers have joined the national protests calling on supermarkets to pay a fair price for milk. They urge supermarket managers to price it correctly and not use it as a loss leader.

Sunday, 9th August, 2015 1:17pm

By Sally Perry with 34 readers' comments

Avoid using sky lanterns during harvest time

Lantern lights

Or any time really, as they can be incredibly dangerous to wildlife. However, the County Landowners Association specifically makes an appeal for people to refrain from releasing sky lanterns during harvest.

Friday, 7th August, 2015 5:17pm

By Helen Slade with 4 readers' comments