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.

Tourism businesses could be asked to pay a levy to help keep the Island desirable

Compton Beach :

As government funding to local councils are cut, new ways to fund the services that are vital to tourism businesses are being explored.

Wednesday, 29th July, 2015 12:31pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Navitus Bay: Consider tourism impact says VisitEngland chief

VisitEngland BTMB

Following a meeting with Bournemouth Tourism Management Board, VisitEngland comments on the need to consider potential impact of on Bournemouth's thriving tourism economy.

Wednesday, 22nd July, 2015 8:39pm

By Des Simmons with 16 readers' comments

Poultry section ‘rules the roost’ at Royal County Show

2015 royal county show

Jed Dwight shares highlights from the poultry section at the recent Royal County Show.

Wednesday, 22nd July, 2015 7:35am

By Jed Dwight

Rob and Helen from The Archers to holiday on the Isle of Wight

Ventnor esplanade with Rob and Helen

Which part of the Island they'll be travelling to and how they'll be getting across the Solent has not been revealed yet, but we expect Archers fans will let us know once the holiday episode has been aired.

Tuesday, 21st July, 2015 9:32am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Andrew Turner attempts to explain himself on Island Line

Andrew Turner on bench - Ferry debate - Westminster - 13 October 2014

Under the pressure of growing opposition to his idea of the 'community' taking over and running the only railway service on the Isle of Wight. Andrew Turner has been forced to respond.

Monday, 20th July, 2015 8:22pm

By Simon Perry with 53 readers' comments

Reopening of Shanklin Cliff Lift delayed

Shanklin cliff lift

The re-opening of Shanklin Cliff Lift has been delayed due to a technical fault with the control system.

Monday, 20th July, 2015 3:05pm

By IW Council Press Office

Affected by the Cowes breakwater project? Have your say at meeting


All those affected by the Cowes Breakwater Project are invited to a meeting on Thursday night to hear an update and have they say.

Wednesday, 15th July, 2015 6:14pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

The Hair Shack up for prestigious ‘Salon Business Award’ (Updated)

Salon Business Awards

Best of luck to Carol and the team, who'll find out later whether they'll be heading back to the Island from today's London award ceremony with the Green Salon Award.

Monday, 13th July, 2015 6:04pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Find out about the first UK Podcasters’ meetup held on the Isle of Wight (podcast)

uk podcaster meetup

People came from far and wide for this, the first UK Podcasters' meetup on the Isle of Wight. The lovely bunch included Cliff Ravenscraft, a king among the podcast-eratti.

Sunday, 12th July, 2015 11:39am

By Simon Perry with 3 readers' comments

Wootton Bridge: Further background sent to councillors

wootton bridge road

Councillor's letter talks of serious structural weaknesses; weight and speed limit likely and a four week to four month closure being possible depending on the level of repair undertaken.

Friday, 10th July, 2015 3:03pm

By Simon Perry with 35 readers' comments

Vikoma completes Management Buyout

Vikoma building

This Island-based world leader in the design and manufacture of oil and chemical pollution control systems is being bought out by its management team.

Friday, 10th July, 2015 11:44am

By Victoria Massey

Wootton Bridge: Closure expected for essential repairs

Wootton Bridge by Simon Haytack

All Islanders are aware how heavily this route is used, but the recently-detected damage to the bridge must be repaired. The impact of any closure could be considerable.

Thursday, 9th July, 2015 7:30pm

By Simon Perry with 27 readers' comments