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.

Isle of Wight 15th best place in the world for a family holiday (say Rough Guides)

Looking to compton bay:

The well established, trusted and well-loved Rough Guides have rated the Isle of Wight 15th in the list of 30 'Best Places to go with Kids'. Hurrah!

Friday, 15th April, 2016 6:56am

By Sally Perry with 23 readers' comments

All change at Business Association as committee replaced with new blood

Seagulls at Ryde harbour

Taking a slightly different approach to things for the benefit of everyone is one of the aims for the new committee of the Business Association.

Thursday, 14th April, 2016 2:50pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Red Funnel boss: ‘Effectively East Cowes regeneration is no more’

East Cowes Regeneration is no more

After hearing that Isle of Wight Planning Committee had rejected Red Funnel's planning application for East Cowes, the company's boss laid out a very dark future.

Tuesday, 12th April, 2016 9:16pm

By Simon Perry with 51 readers' comments

Newport 99p Store gets posh – Becomes Poundland

99p store to poundland

Well, look how fancy Newport's getting these days. The old 99p Store is being thrust upmarket ... to become a Poundland. It'll be Quinoa bar next!

Wednesday, 6th April, 2016 12:59pm

By Sally Perry with 11 readers' comments

Rural crime must be tackled by Police and Crime Commissioner say CLA

flytipping in countryside

The Country Land and Business Association is calling on Police & Crime Commissioner candidates in the PCC election to take a stand against rural crime.

Tuesday, 5th April, 2016 10:22am

By Helen Symes with 12 readers' comments

Small businesses the key to economic success on the Island say LibDems

sandown lib dem

The Isle of Wight Lib Dems say small businesses are the key to helping produce an economic alternative on the Island. They explain what they've been doing to explore the possibilities.

Thursday, 24th March, 2016 6:10pm

By Isle of Wight Liberal Democrats with 69 readers' comments

Isle of Wight women honoured at Venus Awards night

venus awards collage

The Isle of Wight Venus Awards finale has revealed the winners in this new competition celebrating outstanding women in business.

Monday, 21st March, 2016 11:33am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Have you seen the paint job for the new Hover? Here it is in HD

New livery for Hovertravel's Solent Flyer - Cabin only

This afternoon, Hovertravel have unveiled what their new hovers are going to be painted like. We've got an HD version of it for you.

Friday, 18th March, 2016 3:28pm

By Stephen Forster with 20 readers' comments

Another Isle of Wight parish council takes on public toilets

Bembridge public toilets

After agreeing to take over the public toilets from IWC, the parish council is also doing a lot of maintenance work to them to bring them up to the standard they expect.

Wednesday, 16th March, 2016 11:29am

By Emma Goldring with 5 readers' comments

Isle of Wight pro-link campaigners spread their message

Kevin Price, Dr David Brown, Carl Feeney at the student fixed link bridge presentation

In the last two weeks pro-link campaigners have met with engineering undergraduate students from the University of Southampton, as well as presenting their case to tourism business owners at Visit Isle of Wight conference.

Tuesday, 15th March, 2016 9:44am

By Carl Feeney with 108 readers' comments

EU Referendum: Ministers must prepare Plan B for farming, says CLA

isle of wight farm

If the country votes to leave the EU on 23 June, there must be a Plan B for farming says the body that represents farmers and landowners.

Friday, 11th March, 2016 7:37am

By Helen Symes with 2 readers' comments

Find out how you can get involved in the return of Ventnorville

grinch in ventnor

Your feedback is wanted on last year's event and any assistance in terms of ideas and physical help will also be appreciated by the small team of people who make this event happen.

Tuesday, 8th March, 2016 1:49pm

By Abigail Rendell