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.

Rural businesses have seen opportunity to reduce red tape says CLA

Red Tape

President of the CLA says voters have "seen the opportunity to exploit new global markets and reduce the red tape".

Friday, 24th June, 2016 3:27pm

By Isobel Bretherton with 55 readers' comments

More public involvement could help Island’s financial crisis

Abacus :

A number of strategies to tackle the financial crisis of the Isle of Wight were discussed at the public meting held on Saturday.

Tuesday, 21st June, 2016 8:48am

By Diana Conyers with 100 readers' comments

IW businesses to control WIGHT BID levy spend says Visit IW boss

iw tourism - family on beach

On the eve of the WIGHT BID Ballot papers being dispatched by IW Council, David Thornton from Visit IW shares this message.

Monday, 13th June, 2016 5:34pm

By David Thornton with 27 readers' comments

Wight in Bloom 2016: Last chance to enter


Islanders still have a chance to enter the 2016 Wight in Bloom competition which will be judged in June/July. You have until Monday to enter.

Friday, 10th June, 2016 1:01pm

By Abigail Fox

Isle of Wight firewood: Stock up with summer prices

white woodburner

Chessell Woodyard have dropped their prices for firewood, so why not stock up now and you won't get caught out on these unseasonably colder nights.

Friday, 3rd June, 2016 12:05pm

By Feature Writer

BHS takeover plans fail: Job losses expected

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Our thoughts are with the staff at BHS in Newport Isle of Wight after administrators confirm they will be winding the business down.

Thursday, 2nd June, 2016 2:40pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

New chair appointed to Solent Marine and Maritime Steering Group

ian millen dryad marine

The Solent LEP has selected and appointed a Chairman to its Solent Marine and Maritime Steering Group (SMMSG).

Tuesday, 31st May, 2016 12:58pm

By Kirstie Dyke with 3 readers' comments

Solent LEP board appoint two new members

Board table and chairs

The Solent Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has made two appointments to its board.

Friday, 27th May, 2016 1:51pm

By Kirstie Dyke with 7 readers' comments

Isle of Wight has 99% fibre broadband coverage says council

Isle of Wight 99 broadband

109 rural fibre broadband cabinets have ‘gone live’ around the Island. This combined with the 51,000 premises reached by the private sector means the Island now has 99 per cent fibre coverage.

Wednesday, 25th May, 2016 9:16am

By IW Council Press Office with 12 readers' comments

Model Village gardens now recognised by Royal Horticultural Society

godsill model village

The Model Village first opened in 1952 and has been in the same family since 1969. The two acres of beautiful gardens have now been recognised by the Royal Horticultural Society.

Friday, 20th May, 2016 9:41am

By Penny Dyer with 2 readers' comments

Four Isle of Wight beaches receive Seaside Awards

Sandown beach

No Blue Flags this year, but Seaside Awards for four Isle of Wight beaches.

Thursday, 19th May, 2016 3:03pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Isle of Wight MP raises concerns over movement of livestock


The MP is concerned that remaining in the EU will mean that transportation of livestock for slaughter in Europe will continue. He says EU-law prevents Britain from banning the export of live animals for slaughter.

Thursday, 19th May, 2016 9:51am

By Andrew Turner's Office with 94 readers' comments