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.

Red Funnel announce plans to pursue development in East Cowes

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The Isle of Wight ferry company say they will take a two phased approach to the development of their East Cowes terminal. Read the detail through OnTheWight.

Friday, 29th July, 2016 8:00am

By Amy Grinstead with 11 readers' comments

Be patient and considerate on the roads during harvest, ask NFU

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Islanders are generally a patient lot, and appreciate the necessity of harvest, so this message shouldn't fall on deaf ears.

Tuesday, 26th July, 2016 12:02pm

By Isobel Bretherton with 15 readers' comments

Local growth opportunities prioritised by Solent LEP

gary jeffries

BAE Systems Marine Engineering Workshop in Portsmouth is just one of three projects being prioritised for investment to drive growth in the Solent area.

Thursday, 21st July, 2016 11:43am

By Amy Grinstead with 2 readers' comments

Number of Isle of Wight JSA claimants released

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The figures for the recorded number of Isle of Wight residents claiming Job Seekers Allowance in June has been released.

Wednesday, 20th July, 2016 9:42am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

NFU calls for ‘flexibility’ on €500m dairy package

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The NFU is calling for the €500million being made available to EU dairy farmers to compensate for the global market downturn, to be used strategically to support developing a more resilient and sustainable UK and EU dairy sector.

Tuesday, 19th July, 2016 5:57pm

By Isobel Bretherton with 11 readers' comments

Garnett to head new Isle of Wight Infrastructure Transport Task Force

Board room and Christopher Garnett

Christopher Garnett once again offers his services free of charge, to seek out and collate the views of stakeholders, and discuss with government the infrastructure needs of the Island.

Tuesday, 19th July, 2016 5:48pm

By IW Council Press Office with 17 readers' comments

Southern Vectis boss to leave Isle of Wight for Manchester

Matt Kitchin:

Matt will be leaving in October to take up a post on Manchester, the operator’s largest UK bus subsidiary outside of London, after working hard to build an excellent reputation for himself on the Island.

Monday, 18th July, 2016 12:56pm

By Paula Good

Tomato Stall named as Good Housekeeping’s 2016 Food Hero

The Tomato Stall GH Award Team Photo

The Tomato Stall wowed the judges with their tomatoes, their growing practices and the products that they make. Well done to all involved.

Thursday, 14th July, 2016 6:51pm

By Joni Rhodes with one comment

Shanklin Cliff Lift partially reopens

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One of the two lifts will be open for use from Thursday in time for the busy summer period. The other lift is expected to be ready within the next few weeks.

Wednesday, 13th July, 2016 4:24pm

By IW Council Press Office with one comment

Call for local businesses to help fund school crossing patrols

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Roughly half of schools that were approached to help to save their local service have agreed to take over the funding, but there are still others that will be without school crossing patrols come September unless alternative funding is found.

Wednesday, 13th July, 2016 4:13pm

By IW Council Press Office with 18 readers' comments

WightBID vote: 63% of votes said Yes

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63% of Isle of Wight businesses who voted in the Wight BID ballot voted Yes to forming the new tourism programme.

Wednesday, 13th July, 2016 1:42pm

By Sue Emmerson with 5 readers' comments

Astro turf and picket fencing in St Thomas’ Square?

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The Parish Council, Island Roads, the Vicar and planning services have all objected to an 8x3m area outside El Patron having outside seating with Astro-Turf and picket fencing. The Licensing Sub Committee will consider the fate next week.

Wednesday, 13th July, 2016 12:48pm

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments