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.

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 5 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

Number of Isle of Wight JSA claimants drops

Job Centre sign:

Not surprisingly as we enter the holiday season, the Isle of Wight sees a drop in the number of JSA claimants in the last month. OnTheWight has the stats.

Wednesday, 18th May, 2016 9:37am

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight Distillery’s Navy Strength Gin: Aged in oak from HMS Victory

IW Distillery - HMS Victory Gin12

The only distillery on the Isle of Wight has teamed up with The National Museum of the Royal Navy to produce a unique Navy Strength Gin, some of which will be aged in oak from HMS Victory itself.

Tuesday, 10th May, 2016 12:51pm

By Abigail Hennings

BHS team launch #SaveBHS campaign

Save BHS Marble Arch

There could still be hope for all the staff at Isle of Wight branch of British Home Stores as guerrilla style campaign to save the retailer launches.

Tuesday, 10th May, 2016 9:24am

By Cassandra Gardiner

Isle of Wight Mobile Vet wins Queen’s Award for Innovation

dan foster mobile vet

Congratulations to husband and wife team, Dan and Kirsty Foster for be recognised for this prestigious award.

Wednesday, 4th May, 2016 11:17am

By Rebecca George with 4 readers' comments

Snapchat: The Isle of Wight gets its own filter

iw filter on snapchat

Hey - Snapchat's given the Isle of Wight its own filter. Send us your best Snaps using the IW filter and we'll sort through the best and feature them.

Tuesday, 3rd May, 2016 9:13pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

New fly tipping fines promise some relief for rural areas, says CLA South East

Fly tipping

CLA South East says new fixed penalty notices for fly tipping which come into force on 9 May are welcome, but fears they may not be enough to stem the rising tide of refuse dumped in rural areas.

Friday, 29th April, 2016 4:47pm

By Helen Symes with 5 readers' comments

Still hope for Isle of Wight BHS

Fingers crossed:

Administrators say there have been several expressions of interest in the High Street chain, which has a large branch on the Isle of Wight.

Thursday, 28th April, 2016 1:48pm

By Sally Perry