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.

Anxious time for BHS staff as company collapse imminent (updated)

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Staff will hear at a meeting this morning that the company will go into administration unless a rescue package can be found before 11am.

Monday, 25th April, 2016 8:38am

By Sally Perry with 8 readers' comments

Fancy a trip to an Isle of Wight pub? Now you can take your helicopter

Helipad Drone Picture

If you're out polishing the helicopter this weekend and fancy popping out to the pub, we've got the details of an Isle of Wight pub that might suit.

Friday, 22nd April, 2016 6:17pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Wight BID consultation comes to an end, what’s next?

alum bay

Now the five month consultation has come to an end, the final proposals are being worked on. OnTheWight has the time-line of what happens next and a personal message from CEO of Visit Isle of Wight.

Friday, 22nd April, 2016 2:04pm

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

Council leader says tidal scheme is good news for the Isle of Wight


Leader of the Isle of Wight council says the state-of-the-art scheme will put the Island at the forefront of green energy production and development in England and Wales.

Wednesday, 20th April, 2016 7:21pm

By Sally Perry with 27 readers' comments

Controversial tidal power scheme gets approval

Rob Stevens

The scheme was strongly opposed by residents on the south coast of the Isle of Wight, but is being hailed as a world-leading scheme that will put Isle of Wight on the map.

Wednesday, 20th April, 2016 4:26pm

By Rachel Wild with 28 readers' comments

South Boats complete refit for Yarmouth RNLI Lifeboat

yarmouth lifeboat

The team at South Boats in Cowes have been working on a refit of Yarmouth RNLI's Severn Class Lifeboat, the ‘Eric & Susan Hiscock'.

Wednesday, 20th April, 2016 8:27am

By Ben Colman with one comment

Isle of Wight 15th best place in the world for a family holiday (say Rough Guides)

Looking to compton bay:

The well established, trusted and well-loved Rough Guides have rated the Isle of Wight 15th in the list of 30 'Best Places to go with Kids'. Hurrah!

Friday, 15th April, 2016 6:56am

By Sally Perry with 23 readers' comments

All change at Business Association as committee replaced with new blood

Seagulls at Ryde harbour

Taking a slightly different approach to things for the benefit of everyone is one of the aims for the new committee of the Business Association.

Thursday, 14th April, 2016 2:50pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Red Funnel boss: ‘Effectively East Cowes regeneration is no more’

East Cowes Regeneration is no more

After hearing that Isle of Wight Planning Committee had rejected Red Funnel's planning application for East Cowes, the company's boss laid out a very dark future.

Tuesday, 12th April, 2016 9:16pm

By Simon Perry with 51 readers' comments

Newport 99p Store gets posh – Becomes Poundland

99p store to poundland

Well, look how fancy Newport's getting these days. The old 99p Store is being thrust upmarket ... to become a Poundland. It'll be Quinoa bar next!

Wednesday, 6th April, 2016 12:59pm

By Sally Perry with 11 readers' comments

Rural crime must be tackled by Police and Crime Commissioner say CLA

flytipping in countryside

The Country Land and Business Association is calling on Police & Crime Commissioner candidates in the PCC election to take a stand against rural crime.

Tuesday, 5th April, 2016 10:22am

By Helen Symes with 12 readers' comments

Small businesses the key to economic success on the Island say LibDems

sandown lib dem

The Isle of Wight Lib Dems say small businesses are the key to helping produce an economic alternative on the Island. They explain what they've been doing to explore the possibilities.

Thursday, 24th March, 2016 6:10pm

By Isle of Wight Liberal Democrats with 69 readers' comments