Isle of Wight business – It’s not just tourism

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Latest tourism campaign to focus on education market


Many visitors to the Isle of Wight began their love affair with the Island during school trips, so the latest educational marketing campaign by Visit Isle of Wight seems like a great idea.

Thursday, 26th March, 2015 2:31pm

By Sue Emmerson with 4 readers' comments

Report reveals tourism industry needs stronger support in government

Ventnor Beach:

In his role as Chair of the LGA’s Culture, Tourism and Sport Board, Cllr Ian Stephens, adds his comment on the latest Culture, Media and Sport Committee tourism report.

Thursday, 26th March, 2015 1:04pm

By Sally Perry with 9 readers' comments

Read the £100k Fixed link study from 1998, released by Pro-Link campaigners (Updated)

Pile of papers by Robert Couse-Baker

The £100,000 fixed link feasibility study from 1998 has been made public by the Pro-link campaigners, who say an updated version needs to be commissioned.

Wednesday, 25th March, 2015 3:14pm

By Thomas Cowley with 67 readers' comments

Shopkeeper’s relief as council drop plans to charge for A-boards

The Plaza a-board

There will be cheers ringing out across the Isle of Wight from shopkeepers today after the council Executive remove A-boards and planters from new policy.

Wednesday, 25th March, 2015 11:38am

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

Green light for new centre of excellence for composite manufacturing

Green man walking

This is great news for the Island.

Wednesday, 25th March, 2015 10:46am

By Laura Downton with 7 readers' comments

£300,000 programme of investment begins at Cowes Yacht Haven

Hijab Cowes Yacht Haven

2015 sees a major reinvestment at Cowes Yacht Haven, improving services for all those who use it.

Monday, 23rd March, 2015 4:03pm

By Laura Downton

Isle of Wight tourism business recognised at myisleofwight Awards

myisleofwight winners mar 2015

Some 62 Island businesses gathered to celebrate the annual Red Funnel myisleofwight Awards at an exciting ceremony at Northwood House on 19 March.

Friday, 20th March, 2015 11:43am

By Amy Grinstead with one comment

Plan to move Wightlink port going to Portsmouth council Cabinet

Map - Proposed new location for Wightlink port - At International Port

The Pompey councillor proposing moving the Wightlink car ferry port says it could be better for Islanders and visitors, as they won't get caught up in Portsmouth city traffic.

Thursday, 19th March, 2015 5:43pm

By Simon Perry with 57 readers' comments

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