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.

Red Funnel ask people to sign their petition to support their terminal expansion

east cowes plans

Red Funnel are urging Isle of Wight residents and businesses to sign an online petition they've started to support their plans to expand the ferry terminal in East Cowes.

Friday, 5th February, 2016 9:35am

By Amy Grinstead with 17 readers' comments

New Hover’s first time on water (Video): What do you think?

New Hover entering the water for the first time Jan 2016

Hovertravel's new Hover craft has been in the water for the first time, as it moves toward service. A chance to get a better look at it - What do you think?

Tuesday, 2nd February, 2016 9:04am

By Simon Perry with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Venus awards finalists announced

venus awards

The awards programme dedicated to recognising and rewarding business women on the Isle of Wight moved to the next stage with finalists in the 14 categories being announced at the Ventnor Winter Gardens last Friday.

Monday, 1st February, 2016 4:15pm

By Sally Perry

Ventnor Skatepark celebrates ‘hoppy times’

wight trash goddards

Last summer Goddards Brewery launched Wight Trash Pale Ale and committed to donating 10p per bottle sold to the Ventnor Skatepark project. It's raised £300 so far!

Monday, 1st February, 2016 11:55am

By Henrietta Goddard with 2 readers' comments

Leak through CP of cause of Cowes Fire ‘A concern’ to Chief Fire Officer (Update 2)

cowes fire

Of course everyone wants to know the details of what caused the Cowes Fire, but the Chief Fire Officer and the council are concerned that many details have leaked out through the CP in advance of the official report's release.

Thursday, 28th January, 2016 9:39pm

By Sally Perry with 17 readers' comments

Photos reveal Cowes Carnival devastation after Cowes Fire

Cowes Carnival base after Cowes Fire Combined

We'd all thought it was going to be bad, but frankly, we weren't prepared for the impact of these photos. Cowes Carnival workshop, after the Cowes Fire.

Tuesday, 26th January, 2016 4:35pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Grant scheme for Isle of Wight rural businesses launched

IW Local Action Group

A competitive fund designed to support sustainable growth for Isle of Wight rural businesses is offering grants of between £2,500 and £10,000.

Tuesday, 26th January, 2016 3:02pm

By Shirley Hilton with 2 readers' comments

Butter Vikings achieve Isle of Wight Crowdfunding success

virgin butter by the butter viking

They've successfully raised their crowdfunding target so you'll soon be able to get your chops around this delicious virgin butter, produced here on the Isle of Wight by Butter Vikings.

Monday, 25th January, 2016 10:25am

By Sally Perry with one comment

William Coppin Bar to close

william coppin at christmas

The bar has been running since 2009, but will be closing at the end of the month. It's not known who will be taking over the venue yet.

Wednesday, 20th January, 2016 2:45pm

By Sally Perry with 8 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Venus Awards: Public vote due to open

venus awards

You get a chance to support a number of Isle of Wight women tomorrow as the public vote opens in the first Isle of Wight Venus Awards. Also learn how #AgainstTheOdds turned out to be prophetic.

Tuesday, 19th January, 2016 2:58pm

By Sally Perry with 12 readers' comments

Why are some delivery charges to the Isle of Wight so high? Let’s change it

online shopping

Andrew Turner is looking into why the Isle of Wight is often affected by restricted delivery options for online shopping. Let him know if you experience any problems.

Monday, 18th January, 2016 8:00am

By Andrew Turner's Office with 7 readers' comments

Shock as Isle of Wight ‘heart of the village’ pub unexpectedly shuts

Closed sign :

The current proprietors say their vision would be for the pub to become community-owned and run.

Friday, 15th January, 2016 2:33pm

By Sally Perry with 11 readers' comments

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