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.

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

LEP appoint Solent Marine and Maritime Steering Group Chair

Brian Johnson Solent LEP

Brian Johnson, UK Business Development Director at BAE Systems Naval Ships, has been named as the new Chairman of the Solent Marine and Maritime Steering Group.

Friday, 18th July, 2014 11:36am

By Laura Downton

Updated Tourist Information Point at Havenstreet

Havenstreet tip:

Visitors to Havenstreet and the Isle of Wight Steam Railway will now have further opportunity to update themselves with information about the local area and the Isle of Wight.

Thursday, 17th July, 2014 5:15pm

By Sue Emmerson

Education Secretary to launch MP’s new business club

Nicky Morgan MP

The Rt. Hon. Nicky Morgan MP, who was this week confirmed as the new Secretary of State for Education is to be the guest speaker at Andrew Turner’s newly re-launched Business Club.

Thursday, 17th July, 2014 5:11pm

By Andrew Turner's Office with 2 readers' comments

Fundraising partnership with Sainsbury’s has helped brain cancer charity

Sainsburys brainsturst west cowes

A fantastic £1,502 has been raised in the last 12 months for Brainstrust at Sainsburys in Cowes.

Monday, 14th July, 2014 1:39pm

By Charlie Bird

Ryde business makes a Splash at retailer awards

Splash staff at the Dorchester:

Liz and Lynne from Splash in Ryde had a great vintage-themed day out in London after being shortlisted for a national award in greeting card retailing.

Monday, 14th July, 2014 11:58am

By Sally Perry

Coastal access decision an ‘absurd waste of taxpayers’ money’ say CLA

Cows on land :

Further to the news last week that DEFRA have agreed to include the Isle of Wight in the countrywide Coastal Access Scheme, an association for land owners responds to the news.

Monday, 14th July, 2014 11:49am

By Isobel Shayle with 13 readers' comments

BAE Systems Roadshow challenges pupils’ perceptions of physics

Ryde Academy - RAF

School children on the Isle of Wight learnt about the exciting potential real-world applications of physics last week as the BAE Systems Schools Roadshow begins the next leg of its 2014 tour.

Monday, 14th July, 2014 11:06am

By Faye Genn with 5 readers' comments

Going on this Blackman Haibike trail made me feel Super Human


We had nothing but smiles on our guided tail ride on these high-spec electric-assisted Haibikes. Now you can do it too.

Thursday, 10th July, 2014 5:37pm

By Simon Perry