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.

‘Visitor spend increase’ on the Isle of Wight tops the tables

ventnor beach at low tide

How much visitors are spending per night on the Isle of Wight has increased by 15 per cent in the last year, which is great news for tourism businesses.

Tuesday, 29th September, 2015 7:43am

By Sally Perry with 9 readers' comments

ASDA pays £17.75million for council land on the Isle of Wight

ASDA and blue sky

After negotiating a £2.4m discount on the original price, Asda have now paid the £17.75million price tag for the land at St George's Park in Newport. Work on the site could start as early as Spring 2016.

Monday, 28th September, 2015 6:29pm

By IW Council Press Office with 7 readers' comments

Ventnorville returns: Find out how you can get involved

grinch in ventnor

Find out how you can help make Ventnor the place to visit this Christmas when Ventnorville returns to the town. Planning meeting on Tuesday evening at the Winter Gardens.

Monday, 28th September, 2015 11:05am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Solent Skills Summit puts the focus on STEM

solent skills summit

The two-day Solent Skills Summit brought together the region’s communities to discuss skills successes over the past year, as well as future skills needs in the region.

Friday, 25th September, 2015 5:01pm

By Rosie Wiseman with one comment

Concerned about East Cowes Isle of Wight development plans? Don’t miss public meeting

East Cowes Regeneration model

Residents are invited to a public meeting being held on Friday 2nd October to discuss the proposed relocation of the Red Funnel Terminal Marshalling Yard and Drop-Trailer Storage Depot

Thursday, 24th September, 2015 8:02pm

By Sally Perry with 12 readers' comments

Isle of Wight council undertakes to use small local businesses to provide goods and services

Signing the accord

The Isle of Wight Council has signed an accord designed to ensure it supports, communicates and consults effectively with the local small business community.

Tuesday, 22nd September, 2015 3:08pm

By IW Council Press Office with 4 readers' comments

Cash up for grabs for ‘innovative and exciting’ sustainable transport projects


If you can come up with an innovative and exciting idea to encourage visitors to embrace sustainable transport, you could get it funded from this scheme.

Friday, 18th September, 2015 1:59pm

By Zoe Stroud with 12 readers' comments

ProCam4k: Turning a passion into a business. Watch the aerial videos

Procam4k tilt shift aerial shot

Two Isle of Wight lads have turned their passion into a business and are grabbing some great aerial footage of the Isle of Wight in the process.

Thursday, 17th September, 2015 8:04pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Michelin Bib Gourmand Award for Bruce

Bruce Theobald

Congratulations to Bruce and his team for being chosen for a Bib Gourmand Award in the 2016 Michelin Guide.

Thursday, 17th September, 2015 1:09pm

By Sally Perry

Green Party leader impressed by sustainable focus on the Isle of Wight

Natalie Bennett at SME in East Cowes

The Green Party leader not only addressed a public meeting on Wednesday evening, but also visited businesses that focus on sustainability.

Tuesday, 15th September, 2015 12:55pm

By Vix Lowthion with 62 readers' comments

Ten months prison for £54k tax fraud by former diner co-owner

Prison Bars

The former co-owner of a Newport American-themed diner has been sentenced to ten months in prison for £53,000 tax fraud.

Friday, 4th September, 2015 6:45pm

By Sally Perry

Southern Powerhouse devolution plans for Hampshire and Isle of Wight revealed

devolution map

Plans for the creation of a Southern Powerhouse have now been submitted to Government. OnTheWight has the prospectus

Friday, 4th September, 2015 2:13pm

By IW Council Press Office with 12 readers' comments