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.

Priorities for Isle of Wight rural businesses set out

isle of wight coastal path

The Country Land and Business Association set out priorities for rural Isle of Wight businesses in 2016.

Wednesday, 13th January, 2016 12:47pm

By Helen Symes with 2 readers' comments

Islander Aaron Orman nominated for ‘Tourism Superstar’ award

aaron orman

Congratulations to Visit Isle of Wight Travel Ambassador, Aaron Orman, who has been short-listed in the Visit England Tourism Superstar awards 2016.

Monday, 4th January, 2016 1:13pm

By Abigail Fox with 3 readers' comments

‘Back British Farming’ call from Isle of Wight NFU Chairman

cattle feeding

Caroline Knox, the Isle of Wight NFU chair, urges all levels of government and the food supply chain to back British farming during 2016.

Monday, 4th January, 2016 10:05am

By Isobel Bretherton with 3 readers' comments

The future of Isle of Wight Internet access has just been secured


A worrying situation has been brewing of the Isle of Wight for a while. It's one that had the potential to threaten the long term future of the Island. Fear not - it's now in hand, as of last week. All thanks to the MOD.

Wednesday, 23rd December, 2015 2:07pm

By Simon Perry with 10 readers' comments

Isle of Wight restaurant listed in Top Ten Openings for 2015

Robert Thompson

We've been fortunate enough to enjoy a delicious lunch at Robert Thompson's new restaurant in Newport and can wholeheartedly agree with this listing. It's ace!

Tuesday, 22nd December, 2015 6:17pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Find out how to be part of the Acoustic Isle Festival

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There's no cost to be listed as part of the Acoustic Isle music festival that takes place between 24th February to 6th March 2016.

Tuesday, 22nd December, 2015 5:40pm

By Sue Emmerson

Oil exploration in Arreton gets licence

Oil exploration

A licence for oil exploration in a 200 sq km area on the Isle of Wight was approved in the same week Parliament approved changes allowing fracking in National Parks, AONBs and SSSIs.

Monday, 21st December, 2015 5:46pm

By Sally Perry with 80 readers' comments

Isle of Wight rural broadband project nears 20,000 premises milestone

Shirley Smart and Peter Cowen - BT Rural Broadband Exchange

The council say more than 18,600 homes and businesses in mainly rural areas of the Isle of Wight now have access to faster fibre broadband speeds as a result of the Island’s rural broadband project.

Thursday, 17th December, 2015 10:08am

By IW Council Press Office with 7 readers' comments

Butter Vikings: Isle of Wight bound because our cream is so good

buttervikings maria and patrik

This is a great opportunity for the Isle of Wight to be connected to one of the best butters in the world. Boosting the Island as a producer and destination for foodie lovers. Find out how you can be involved.

Monday, 14th December, 2015 1:43pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Head to VentnorVille this Saturday for a Christmas event with a difference

ventnorville 2015

There'll be an alternative food market, craft and arts fair, creative workshops, live music and of course all the shops and restaurants ready to welcome you. Free parking in Dudley Road car park all day!

Thursday, 10th December, 2015 11:51am

By Sally Perry

British strawberry could become ‘an unaffordable luxury’ says NFU

british strawberry

The NFU are urging the Government to help reduce impact of National Living Wage on UK horticulture and farming businesses.

Thursday, 10th December, 2015 9:07am

By Isobel Bretherton with 11 readers' comments

Isle of Wight features well in The Beautiful South Awards 2015

Tom's Eco Lodge

Cream of the crop Island Tourism Businesses crowned at The Beautiful South Awards 2015

Friday, 4th December, 2015 10:00am

By Abigail Fox with one comment

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