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.

Husband and wife who met as kids on the Isle of Wight return to recreate family snap

Rebecca Pask Taylor

We love this wonderful story of two people who met as kids on the Isle of Wight many years ago now return with their own family to recreate that treasured holiday snap.

Saturday, 15th August, 2015 5:12pm

By Sally Perry

Miniature broadband cabinet installed in Godshill Model Village

Minature broadband cabinet at Godshill Model Village - IWC

Some clever stick came up with the rather smart idea of installing a miniature broadband cabinet in Godshill famous model village to mark a close-to 16,000 homes on the Island with 'fibre' broadband.

Thursday, 13th August, 2015 10:57am

By IW Council Press Office with 4 readers' comments

Bembridge Library joins the tourist trail

bembridge library google streetview - tourist information

Bembridge Library joins the 15-strong voluntary Island-wide network of tourist centres.

Tuesday, 11th August, 2015 3:57pm

By Richard Beet with 4 readers' comments

Minibus day trip to the Mainland? That’ll be £642 say Wightlink

Mini bus £640 return - Sept 2015

Wightlink is quoting £642 for a day return from the Island on 14th September. Same trip on Red Funnel - £140. What?!?

Monday, 10th August, 2015 1:33pm

By Simon Perry with 57 readers' comments

Isle of Wight dairy farmers clear supermarket shelves of milk (live updates)

the farmers

Isle of Wight dairy farmers have joined the national protests calling on supermarkets to pay a fair price for milk. They urge supermarket managers to price it correctly and not use it as a loss leader.

Sunday, 9th August, 2015 1:17pm

By Sally Perry with 34 readers' comments

Avoid using sky lanterns during harvest time

Lantern lights

Or any time really, as they can be incredibly dangerous to wildlife. However, the County Landowners Association specifically makes an appeal for people to refrain from releasing sky lanterns during harvest.

Friday, 7th August, 2015 5:17pm

By Helen Slade with 4 readers' comments

National accolades for Isle of Wight food producers in the Great Taste Awards

Peter Newill - Jaspers Artisan Coffee

Food producers on the isle of Wight have been selected from 10,000 entries as winners for their products. Congratulations to you all.

Friday, 7th August, 2015 2:09pm

By Sally Perry

Wyatt and Jack: Your vote could help Isle of Wight small biz become ‘British business of the month’

Wyatt and Jack shop window

Let's help an Isle of Wight small business win this Best of British Award so they can fly the flag for the Isle of Wight.

Thursday, 6th August, 2015 7:34pm

By Sally Perry

Tomato Stall brings home three Guild of Fine Foods Great Taste Awards

Isle of Wight tomatoes

Three products from The Tomato Stall were chosen as winners over over 10,000 entries in the Guild of Fine Foods Great Taste Awards.

Thursday, 6th August, 2015 4:29pm

By Joni Rhodes

Morrisons must go further on milk, says NFU

Milk being poured

Forget about buying milk at the supermarkets and support Isle of Wight milk by buying locally instead.

Thursday, 6th August, 2015 8:17am

By Isobel Bretherton with 5 readers' comments

Motorists urged to be patient during harvest season


The wheat being transported from field to farm by the tractor you might be stuck behind, could end up on your plate sometime soon, so do try to show some patience as crops are harvested.

Wednesday, 5th August, 2015 2:54pm

By Isobel Bretherton

Claim and counter-claim between Robin Hill and neighbour over planning app

Westridge tip from Robin Hill Country Park

Robin Hill say the planning application could result in potentially odorous smells coming from the site, but Westridge say they'll be dealing with exactly the same type of waste that they have for over three years, with no complaints.

Monday, 3rd August, 2015 5:49pm

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments