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.

Are Parkdean Resorts trying to lure Cornish trade to the Island?

tintagel castle

Oops, this latest advertising bloomer sent to OnTheWight places a Cornish castle on the Island and renames Brighstone as Brightstone. At least they spelled Isle of Wight correctly ;-)

Wednesday, 31st August, 2016 8:49am

By Sally Perry with 9 readers' comments

Isle of Wight business celebrates 20 years with supply of two-millionth unit

Marcus & Tim IFPL

Leading Inflight Entertainment & Connectivity (IFEC) provider, IFPL, celebrated a major milestone this year supplying their two millionth industry part to a key Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM).

Thursday, 18th August, 2016 5:35pm

By Dale Howarth

Award for Isle of Wight bitter in World Beer Awards

yachtsman ale world beer awards

Island Brewery say that without the dedication of the a hard working team at the brewery to the beer, the consistent high quality would not be maintained.

Wednesday, 17th August, 2016 5:53pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Funding must be spent on agriculture, say farming leaders


Farming union presidents pledged to continue their joint lobbying to promote the importance of UK food and farming against a backdrop of intense competition for public spending post Brexit.

Tuesday, 16th August, 2016 10:17am

By Isobel Bretherton with 21 readers' comments

Why Twizy hire failed: Company boss gives his reasons

hire a twizy new forest

A week after the New Forest and Isle of Wight Hire a Twizy business closed its doors, the boss give his reasons.

Friday, 12th August, 2016 1:06pm

By Sally Perry with 16 readers' comments

Following Isle of Wight Twizy Hire closure – Where did the £36k grant go?

Twizy on the road

Following the shock of the closure of the Isle of Wight business, the obvious questions to follow are about the £36k grant the business received to setup on the Island. Here's what we know so far.

Wednesday, 10th August, 2016 4:35pm

By Simon Perry with 13 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Twizy Hire closes

Twizy 56 from above

Launched in March this year with a government grant of around £40,000, Isle of Wight Twizy Hire has gone out of business just as Cowes Week is about to start.

Friday, 5th August, 2016 3:03pm

By Sally Perry with 12 readers' comments

Letter: Another East Cowes improvement tandem

vertical garden

Following Red Funnel's Plan B approach to the expansion of their ferry terminal in East Cowes, one resident shares his ideas on a two phased approach.

Thursday, 4th August, 2016 8:43am

By Steven Goodman with 9 readers' comments

Breastfeeding Friendly scheme launched on the Isle of Wight

breastfeeding in cafe

The Isle of Wight council has already been setting a good example having long welcomed breastfeeding mums in its buildings, but the launch of this new scheme aims to spread awareness further.

Thursday, 4th August, 2016 8:29am

By IW Council Press Office

Ryde businesses invited to summer meet

ladies from meadowdale wines

Ryde Business Association will be holding their Summer Meet this evening (Thursday) from 7pm at the Wight Rock Bar. Zoe shares the details.

Thursday, 4th August, 2016 7:57am

By Zoe Thompson with one comment

Solent LEP submit ambitious £2bn proposal

20 pound notes :

The LEP has put in a proposal for improvements for our neighbours across the water in Portsmouth and Southampton, as well as a proposal for a dedicated Isle of Wight infrastructure taskforce fund.

Tuesday, 2nd August, 2016 12:13pm

By Amy Grinstead with 3 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Artisan Coffee wins prestigious food award

Jaspers at Ventnor Fringe

It's great to hear that out of 10,000 products to be judged, Jasper’s Artisan Coffee was awarded a 3-star Great Taste award for its Ethiopian Rocko Mountain Reserve. Well done Lucy and Peter!

Friday, 29th July, 2016 12:57pm

By Amy Brice with one comment