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.

Compton Bay named as one of the world’s best beaches

Compton Beach

Compton Bay on the Isle of Wight has been named as one of the world’s top beaches by the Sunday Times Travel Magazine.

Thursday, 19th March, 2015 4:00pm

By Sue Emmerson with 3 readers' comments

Fuel depot concerns taken on board

Ian Stephens IW Fuels

Independent prospective parliamentary candidate Ian Stephens has been listening to problems the Island's only fuel depot faces and pledges to help find a solution.

Thursday, 19th March, 2015 3:26pm

By Luisa Hillard with 13 readers' comments

Cheetah Marine looking to expand into industrial estate car park

Ventnor Industrial Estate

The boatbuilder say their expansion plans will safeguard twenty seven existing full time jobs.

Tuesday, 17th March, 2015 11:07am

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

Casati House: Controversial club closes its doors

casati house bedroom

Members learn today the controversial club has closed its doors. Rebirth promised.

Monday, 16th March, 2015 8:12pm

By Simon Perry with 2 readers' comments

Great British High Street competition launches

Great british high street illustration

If you think your high street is worthy, why not nominate it in the Great British High Street Competition? The town could win £50,000.

Friday, 13th March, 2015 9:01am

By Erin Rhone with 10 readers' comments

Ventnor and Bonchurch a hit with The Times

Ventnor bay

Bonchurch and Ventnor on the south coast of the Isle of Wight attract more media attention after being named as great places to live or have a second home.

Thursday, 12th March, 2015 12:09pm

By Sally Perry with 26 readers' comments

Have your say on proposed Community Toilet Scheme

Public convenience sign

Here's your chance to share you views on the proposed Community Toilet Scheme, either as a user or a provider.

Thursday, 12th March, 2015 10:13am

By IW Council Press Office with 55 readers' comments

Team Wiggins on the Isle of Wight for launch of Pearl Izumi Tour Series

Bradley Wiggins

Don't forget to put 14th May in your diaries and head to Ryde as it hosts the first round of the 2015 Pearl Izumi Tour Series.

Wednesday, 11th March, 2015 1:27pm

By Sue Emmerson with one comment

Campaign to shame owners of abandoned Sandown shops launched

shame on you posters - duo

Photos of empty parking bays in Sandown have sparked another push from residents for owners of empty shops and untidy sites to get their act together.

Wednesday, 11th March, 2015 9:45am

By Sally Perry with 32 readers' comments

Extension of parking charges is killing local trade say Sandown businesses (updated)

Sandown explanade -

The introduction of parking charges on Isle of Wight seafronts from 1st March has had a detrimental effect on the trade say Sandown businesses.

Tuesday, 10th March, 2015 10:34am

By Sally Perry with 36 readers' comments

UKIP candidate speaks out against proposed tidal energy centre

Iain McKie

The IW UKIP prospective parliamentary candidate, Iain McKie, expresses concern that the Perpetuus Tidal Energy Centre "may not necessarily have the right skills available".

Tuesday, 10th March, 2015 9:09am

By Stuart Nuttall with 62 readers' comments

Traineeship opportunity for 100 young Islanders

Naomi and Anna and GeeGee

The cash injection is expected to help 19-24 year olds get into traineeships across a variety of organisations.

Tuesday, 10th March, 2015 8:30am

By IW Council Press Office with one comment