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.

Hambrough Hotel loses another Chef

Hambrough Hotel Ventnor - Google Street view

After only a year and a half, the latest Chef and Manager have left.

Monday, 10th November, 2014 1:07pm

By Simon Perry with one comment

Two year jail sentence for cafe burglar

seapot cafe - ventnor

The cafe was back up on its feet after a couple of days, but the burglar from Sandown had caused thousands of pounds of damage.

Friday, 7th November, 2014 1:12pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Closure of majority of IW public toilets back on the agenda

Crossed legs toilet signs

OK there's a new three-letter acronym for it - CTS, Community Toilet Scheme - but yes, the basic idea is to continue to close public toilets on the Isle of Wight. The council says they're too expensive. Learn/see what might be affected.

Tuesday, 4th November, 2014 12:54pm

By Simon Perry with 58 readers' comments

East Cowes Marina dredging works starts today

After the next three weeks' work, the Marina will be able to take much deeper boats. OnTheWight has got the background on the works and details of what's happening.

Tuesday, 4th November, 2014 10:33am

By Simon Perry

Young Solent entrepreneurs get £39,000 head start in business

Young Entreprenuers

23 year old Ellie Tappenden from the Isle of Wight plans to set up a mobile vet nursing service for the Island with her Solent LEP grant.

Friday, 31st October, 2014 3:43pm

By Laura Downton with one comment

Isle of Wight businesses shortlisted for prestigious Beautiful South Awards

Vernon Cottage Shanklin:

Seven of the Island’s leading tourism businesses have been chosen for the finals of the Beautiful South Tourism Awards.

Thursday, 30th October, 2014 10:55am

By Sue Emmerson

Solent LEP on the search for 16 of the best

Board table and chairs

Solent LEP (Local Enterprise Partnership) is calling for the most driven and knowledgeable business and voluntary sector leaders in the region to join its panels and have their say on key issues in the Solent.

Tuesday, 28th October, 2014 2:23pm

By Laura Downton

Cowes-based companies launch new workboat catamaran

Seacat Services Catamaran

Offshore energy support vessel operator celebrates launch of largest class-certified, tank-tested catamaran to date, building on unparalleled comfort and safety standards

Tuesday, 28th October, 2014 11:50am

By Richard Matthews

TV series shot on the Isle of Wight airs this afternoon

Len Goodman and Esther Rantzen Holiday of a lifetime

An episode of a brand new television series in which Strictly Come Dancing’s head judge, Len Goodman, takes a well-loved famous face back in time to recreate their own childhood holiday has been filmed on the Isle of Wight.

Tuesday, 21st October, 2014 11:38am

By Sue Emmerson with one comment

Live music to return to the Crab and Lobster

Crab and Lobster Tap

Following a recent licence review due to complaints about ongoing noise problems, changes are going to be made and live music will return to the Crab & Lobster Tap in Ventnor.

Friday, 17th October, 2014 3:33pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Give Isle of Wight: New scheme to help retailers and customers through the winter

Giv Isle of Wight Logo

A new scheme to help retailers and their customers launched last night. Find out how you can save up to 40% on products from local businesses on the Isle of Wight this winter.

Friday, 17th October, 2014 2:57pm

By Jackie Tiller

‘Early’ retirement for Eddie Minghella at aged 93

Applause prompter:

We wish Eddie Minghella a long and happy retirement, but knowing how busy he likes to keep himself, we suspect he won't have his feet up for long.

Tuesday, 14th October, 2014 11:42am

By Sally Perry with one comment