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.

Telegramme Group buys majority shareholding on OC Sport

OC Sport team in East Cowes

Originally created by Mark Turner in 1993, the business has seen significant growth in recent years and continues to go from strength to strength.

Friday, 22nd August, 2014 8:30am

By Suzanne and Alan Whitewood

Seapot Cafe burgled and trashed on Sunday night

seapot cafe - ventnor

Owners of the Seapot Cafe at Wheeler's Bay, Ventnor, say it was 'burgled and trashed' over the weekend and will now be closed until further notice.

Tuesday, 19th August, 2014 12:06pm

By Sally Perry

Green energy grants spark new jobs in sustainable marine energy


Grants from the Isle of Wight Council’s SOREC and Future Solent enable Island company to develop unique tidal energy platform and employ more people

Monday, 18th August, 2014 8:40am

By Christopher Barrass with 3 readers' comments

Solent LEP on the hunt for new director candidates

Solent LEP on the hunt for new director candidates

The Solent Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is seeking prominent business leaders to join its Board of Directors.

Monday, 11th August, 2014 11:11am

By Laura Downton with one comment

Why @MyNamesChai and @Sazclose’s YouTube videos are important to the Isle of Wight

MyNamesChai, Callux and Sazclose at the Needles

We suspect that if you're over 20 years old, you've no idea who those two people are. Either way, you should know what they've been up to on the Island.

Thursday, 7th August, 2014 4:54pm

By Simon Perry

Isle of Wight 4G coverage: Mapped and compared

Vodafone's current 4G coverage on the Island 1 Aug 2014

To say that 4G coverage on the Isle of Wight is varied would be a huge understatement. OnTheWight has looked at the Island coverage from the major providers and compared them.

Friday, 1st August, 2014 6:48pm

By Simon Perry with 13 readers' comments

Large slice of Sandown sells for a surprising price

13 acres of Sandown sells at Auction

A mainland auction saw over five hectares of Sandown sell at auction last Thursday. With "Strong interest" shown before hand, the auction house tells OnTheWight.

Friday, 1st August, 2014 4:44pm

By Simon Perry with 9 readers' comments

Nicky Morgan ‘a hard act to follow’ says MP

Nicky Morgan with Andrew Turner et al

The Rt. Hon. Nicky Morgan MP, the new Secretary of State for Education, was the guest speaker at a supper re-launching the MP’s Business Club on Monday night.

Wednesday, 30th July, 2014 3:39pm

By Andrew Turner's Office with 2 readers' comments

New street trading policy starts this week

Street trader:

A new street trading policy that gives the council more powers to regulate comes into force from Friday 1 August.

Wednesday, 30th July, 2014 10:37am

By IW Council Press Office

Partnership between Council and Chamber of Commerce sees new economic board

Board table and chairs

A new economic development board is to be created for the Isle of Wight.

Wednesday, 30th July, 2014 10:23am

By IW Council Press Office

County Press group buys Matrix Create

Matrix Team Photo BW

Unsurprising move from the County Press Group, given declining paper sales and the digital world we all live in. Good news for the boys in Wootton though.

Thursday, 24th July, 2014 12:16pm

By Simon Perry

Winners of MyIsleOfWight awards 2013 announced

MyIsleOfWight 2013 awards

The second year for the awards saw some new businesses winning and quite a number bagging two awards.

Tuesday, 22nd July, 2014 2:57pm

By Alix Robinson with 2 readers' comments