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.

Fancy floating around above the beautiful Isle of Wight this evening? (video)

Osborne from the skies Liz Earle video

Anyone watching the footage who has not been the Island before will surely fall in love with our incredible landscapes and coastal scenes. Well done Seb Godsmark on yet another great video from the skies.

Wednesday, 28th January, 2015 5:07pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Tesco close 43 UK stores: Isle of Wight impact?

Tesco at night

Find out if the Isle of Wight be impacted by the closure of 43 Tesco stores.

Wednesday, 28th January, 2015 12:42pm

By Sally Perry with 8 readers' comments

Girls For Sail, backs Sport England’s ‘This Girl Can’ campaign

Girls for Sail crew

Girls For Sail principal Annie O'Sullivan, founder of the UK's only female sailing school, is backing Sport England's new campaign to encourage more women into sport.

Tuesday, 27th January, 2015 8:13am

By Myrid Ramsay

Prestigious national award for wedding dress designers from Ryde

Wedding Awards - Katrina Rigby

Congratulations to Katrina and Geraldine from Forget me Not Designs on picking up this prestigious award for their outstanding work.

Monday, 26th January, 2015 11:17am

By Katrina Rigby

New Island Ferry User Group to look at issues surrounding cost and services of ferries

ferry wake

It's thought the new IFUG will contribute to the ‘ferry task force’ and ‘infrastructure development’ projects.

Wednesday, 21st January, 2015 4:02pm

By Dave Stewart with 5 readers' comments

Had you heard about the possible congestion charge to travel through Portsmouth?

Congestion zone:

Cllr Pitcher is calling on the Isle of Wight to do whatever they can to ensure residents, businesses and visitors of the Isle of Wight would never have to pay a congestion charge to go through Portsmouth City area to reach the ferry.

Wednesday, 21st January, 2015 3:26pm

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

ASDA rivals get go ahead from council on option to buy land

Monopoly houses

The option to buy two strips of redundant land next to the Newport Football ground from the Isle of Wight council for £350,000 will last for five years.

Wednesday, 21st January, 2015 8:59am

By Sally Perry with 21 readers' comments

Robert Thompson leaving The George (updated)

Robert Thomson

Staff were informed this week that Robert Thompson will be leaving The George in Yarmouth.

Tuesday, 20th January, 2015 9:54pm

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

Island Labour councillors seek ‘more imaginative use’ for ASDA £20m windfall

three wise owls

The Labour councillors say investing some of the expected £20m windfall from ASDA to help save services is a 'no-brainer' and will call on fellow councillors to agree their motion at Wednesday evening's full council meeting.

Tuesday, 20th January, 2015 1:10pm

By Geoff Lumley with 4 readers' comments

Last day to have your say on what can be placed on the streets

Advertising boards

If you are a business on the Isle of Wight, this new policy could affect you. Make sure you have your say

Friday, 16th January, 2015 3:47pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Find out how to nominate your area for the Great British High Street Competition

High Street sign

Towns and villages across the country are being urged to enter the Great British High Streets competition.

Thursday, 15th January, 2015 10:20am

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

Council leaders wait to hear if they’ve secured support from the Government

Palace of Westminster

Leaders of the council didn't ask for more money, but instead asked for a commitment of more support from the government.

Wednesday, 14th January, 2015 12:54pm

By IW Council Press Office with 16 readers' comments