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.

Solent LEP launches call for projects to boost economic growth

Scrabble money :

The Solent LEP has put a call out to organisations across the region Solent for transformational growth projects allowing the area to compete for funding with the Northern Powerhouse.

Friday, 9th October, 2015 5:31pm

By Laura Downton with one comment

Highly Commended award for Isle of Wight family tourism

iw tourism - family on beach

Hurrah for the Isle of Wight which was awarded Highly Commended in the Best Domestic Destination for families category of a new travel award by Family Traveller Magazine.

Thursday, 8th October, 2015 2:26pm

By Sue Emmerson with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight manufacturing firm, Diametric, paves the way for growth with management buyout

diametric offices - newport

The management buyout will not result in any job losses for the Isle of Wight firm, in fact, they aim to grow the business.

Wednesday, 7th October, 2015 11:23am

By Amy Grinstead with one comment

Residents want answers from town council over u-turn on support

east cowes beach

Despite the East Cowes town council offering their full support to residents seeking to obtain DEFRA Bathing Water Designation for East Cowes beach, they've since done a u-turn. Residents want the issue discussed this month.

Monday, 5th October, 2015 4:33pm

By Luisa Hillard with 26 readers' comments

Volunteers help Isle of Wight company test buoyancy aid destined for humanitarian crisis

seaflex buoyancy aid by seaflex filmed by richard mn#anser of safesite

Local volunteers helped with further testing at the weekend for the CentiFloat™ 100 person buoyancy aid, created by an Isle of Wight company to help the humanitarian crises in the Southern Mediterranean.

Monday, 5th October, 2015 8:11am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Coverage of public meeting on East Cowes Regeneration plans

Dover road east cowes

Follow our live updates from the public meeting to discuss the East Cowes Regeneration plans.

Friday, 2nd October, 2015 6:49pm

By Sally Perry with 17 readers' comments

Grants available for new armed forces businesses


A new growth fund for young and start-up Armed Forces Businesses catering for service leavers, veterans, families, spouses, reservists and cadets has been announced.

Thursday, 1st October, 2015 3:51pm

By Richard Jones with one comment

Electric hire bikes planned to encourage ‘Drive Less See More’

Electric bike

A £70,000 grant has enabled 25 electric hire bikes to come to the Island by the end of the year, encouraging the ‘Drive Less See More’ ethos.

Wednesday, 30th September, 2015 4:41pm

By Abigail Fox with 7 readers' comments

Got a spare half a million for this cleverly designed Isle of Wight ‘beach hut’?

seabreeze manser beach cabin

It's a jaw-dropping price, but it looks fabulous and is very cleverly designed to fit in with its surroundings.

Tuesday, 29th September, 2015 8:08am

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

‘Visitor spend increase’ on the Isle of Wight tops the tables

ventnor beach at low tide

How much visitors are spending per night on the Isle of Wight has increased by 15 per cent in the last year, which is great news for tourism businesses.

Tuesday, 29th September, 2015 7:43am

By Sally Perry with 9 readers' comments

ASDA pays £17.75million for council land on the Isle of Wight

ASDA and blue sky

After negotiating a £2.4m discount on the original price, Asda have now paid the £17.75million price tag for the land at St George's Park in Newport. Work on the site could start as early as Spring 2016.

Monday, 28th September, 2015 6:29pm

By IW Council Press Office with 7 readers' comments

Ventnorville returns: Find out how you can get involved

grinch in ventnor

Find out how you can help make Ventnor the place to visit this Christmas when Ventnorville returns to the town. Planning meeting on Tuesday evening at the Winter Gardens.

Monday, 28th September, 2015 11:05am

By Sally Perry with one comment