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.

Recognition of ‘Excellence’ for Isle of Wight tourism businesses

Hillside Ventnor Hotel

Congratulations over 300 businesses on the Isle of Wight who have been awarded Certificates of Excellence by TripAdvisor.

Wednesday, 27th May, 2015 5:44pm

By Sue Emmerson with 2 readers' comments

Rural broadband project hits 12,000 premises milestone

Shirley Smart and Peter Cowen - BT Rural Broadband Exchange

New fibre broadband cabinets are continuing to be installed in locations across the Island.

Wednesday, 27th May, 2015 4:37pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Red Funnel brings passenger shipbuilding back to the Isle of Wight

Red Funnel redjet6 announcement - kevin george mark slawson and peter morton

Following our live coverage of the announcement, here's the official word from Red Funnel on their new RedJet 6 being built on the Isle of Wight.

Wednesday, 27th May, 2015 4:04pm

By Amy Grinstead

New Vestas production company named preferred bidder for Navitus Bay wind farm

MHI Vestas production area

Good news for blade manufacturing on the Isle of Wight as MHI Vestas Offshore Wind is named as preferred bidder for the proposed Navitus Bay wind farm.

Thursday, 21st May, 2015 10:10am

By IW Council Press Office with 37 readers' comments

Have your say on the East Cowes regeneration project

East Cowes Regeneration model

Head to East Cowes on 28th May to see the refined plans for the regeneration of East Cowes - which include a new ferry terminal.

Monday, 18th May, 2015 5:02pm

By Laura Downton with 12 readers' comments

Council agree to slash £2.4m off land price in ASDA deal

Fifty pound notes

Council Executive agree to vary the terms of the ASDA lease, but say that if it's not completed by 1st September they'll take legal action against ASDA for breach of contract.

Friday, 15th May, 2015 8:31am

By Sally Perry with 35 readers' comments

Isle of Wight JSA claimant numbers released

Job Centre sign:

Latest figures are out for those claiming Job Seekers Allowance on the Isle of Wight

Wednesday, 13th May, 2015 12:54pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Police attempt to get cows to moove in Shanklin

Gary Smedmore - Cows on the loose

It sounds like something from a comedy film. A herd of cows are on the loose in Shanklin old village with three police officers trying to get them home.

Wednesday, 13th May, 2015 9:33am

By Sally Perry

Wight Salads sold to Cheshire-based company


Wight Salads is sold from Hampshire-based Vitacress to Cheshire based-APS Group.

Monday, 11th May, 2015 1:46pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Council to find £750,000 to spend on Shanklin Cliff Lift

Shanklin Cliff Lift

As well as the bridge needing to be completely replaced, 50 year old plant in the motor room needed replacing to extend the life of the lift by 25 years.

Monday, 11th May, 2015 1:03pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

ASDA seeking ‘big savings’ and ‘price lock’ over land deal

AsDA low prices lorry

The council's lawyers say pursuing ASDA for breach of contractual obligations could cost them over £1,000,000 so Executive members are being asked to consider secret recommendations instead.

Friday, 8th May, 2015 2:05pm

By Sally Perry with 50 readers' comments

Find out more about challenges faced by the tidal energy sector

Tidal energy

Interested small and medium-sized businesses on the Isle of Wight are being invited to attend a conference about the challenges faced by the tidal energy sector.

Thursday, 7th May, 2015 9:19am

By IW Council Press Office with 7 readers' comments