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.

Vectis Oils funding boost for East Cowes Youth Football Club

East Cowes Youth FC

Great news for East Cowes Youth Football Club as local fuel supplier boosts their coffers by £450.

Thursday, 27th March, 2014 4:56pm

By Laura Simpson

Parish council astonished at ‘negative spin’ over beach ‘blacklist’

Bembridge beach

Bembridge Parish Council say the 'blacklist' reports may be detrimental to the local economy and argue that the publicity given to it by the Environment Agency is premature.

Thursday, 27th March, 2014 2:01pm

By Sally Perry with 14 readers' comments

Calling all Scooterists: RBA negotiates fantastic ferry discount for Isle of Wight Scooter Rally


Great news for scooterists planning to head to the Isle of Wight over the August Bank Holiday weekend.

Thursday, 27th March, 2014 1:17pm

By Simon Perry with 2 readers' comments

Find out how Ryde businesses can have their say with Island’s MP

Find out how Ryde businesses can have their say with Island’s MP

The MP is invited Ryde businesses to share their concerns with him at afternoon session.

Wednesday, 26th March, 2014 9:16am

By Andrew Turner's Office

Find out how your business could be based at the new Ventnor Enterprise Centre

Ventnor Enterprise Centre 640

The Ventnor Enterprise Centre hopes to attract small and start-up businesses in the creative and office-based industries. Now open for expressions of interest.

Tuesday, 25th March, 2014 5:15pm

By David Bartlett

The Academy sponsor that runs a third of Island schools told by Gov to stop

School classroom :

Discussions in Parliament reveal that Academy sponsor on the Island has been restricted in taking on any new schools.

Friday, 21st March, 2014 10:27am

By Simon Perry with 6 readers' comments

Red Funnel’s Southampton terminals to move in Royal Pier development (Updated)

Southampton Docks - Royal Pier

Both the car ferry and the RedJet terminals would have to move when this £400m redevelopment takes place. OnTheWight has found out where to.

Thursday, 20th March, 2014 9:49pm

By Sally Perry with 11 readers' comments

Fancy some action at the Poultry ‘Box Show’?

Jed Dwight :

This event brings a chance to show off your feather footed fancies or to learn more about what the hobby involves.

Tuesday, 18th March, 2014 7:44am

By Jan Dwight

Solent LEP launches Solent Skills Strategy

Greg Clark

Greg Clark MP, Minister for Cities, provided the keynote address this week at the Solent Local Enterprise Partnership's (LEP) Solent Skills Summit.

Friday, 14th March, 2014 11:07am

By Laura Downton with 2 readers' comments

Ventnor Fishery concerned over impact of Tidal Energy Centre

Geoff Blake

Fishermen say the Tidal Energy Centre, planned to be built within sight of St Catherine’s lighthouse, may decimate the town’s important fishing industry.

Friday, 7th March, 2014 2:58pm

By Abigail Hennings with 8 readers' comments

Island Roads apprentices share their experiences

Six Islanders, aged between 16 and 24, taken on by Island Roads last September have been sharing their experiences six months into their apprenticeships.

Friday, 7th March, 2014 12:58pm

By Rebecca Tuck

Ventnor receives £95,000 Government grant for Enterprise Hub

20 pound notes :

Fantastic news for Ventnor as it's confirmed this morning the Town Council is among 50 Coastal Communities Fund winners to receive a significant grant from the Government. Well done to all involved in securing the funding.

Friday, 7th March, 2014 12:18pm

By Department for Communities and Local Government with 5 readers' comments