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.

Businesses invited to community meeting to help save Christmas Funday

Father Christmas :

Retailers and other businesses are invited to get involved for what is said to be one of the busiest days of the year for businesses.

Thursday, 2nd October, 2014 7:49am

By Sally Perry

Over 300 Islanders helped through New Enterprise Allowance scheme

Outline of bodies:

Over 300 Islanders have benefited from the New Enterprise Allowance since April 2011 says Isle of Wight MP, Andrew Turner.

Friday, 26th September, 2014 9:45am

By Sally Perry

HMRC seize tobacco and alcohol in Southampton


An operation to disrupt the sale and supply of illegal tobacco and alcohol in Southampton has uncovered more than 8,000 cigarettes, 5.7 kilos of hand-rolling tobacco and 500 litres of alcohol.

Thursday, 25th September, 2014 4:54pm

By Lisa Billard with 3 readers' comments

Compton Bay in Rough Guide’s Top 15 best UK beaches

Compton Beach :

Compton Bay on the Isle of Wight is one of the best beaches in the UK according to the travel experts at Rough Guides.

Tuesday, 16th September, 2014 1:45pm

By Sue Emmerson

Find out more about Medina Yard regeneration at Community Forum meeting

Medina Yard plans

Plans are being drawn up ready for submission to the Isle of Wight council. Pop along to the Community Forum meeting on Thursday to find out more.

Monday, 15th September, 2014 2:36pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Solent LEP seeks input on Strategic Economic Plan

Solent LEP seeks input on Strategic Economic Plan

The Solent Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is inviting local businesses and stakeholders to a consultation session on the 6th October at the Ageas Bowl in Hedge End to discuss progress on delivering the £2.8bn Strategic Economic Plan to transform the local economy.

Monday, 15th September, 2014 11:27am

By Laura Downton with one comment

Island organisations boosted with cycling facility grants


More than 15 organisations have been awarded funding from the Isle of Wight Council to improve cycle parking and storage facilities across the Island.

Wednesday, 10th September, 2014 3:07pm

By IW Council Press Office with one comment

Medical incident results in car ending up in supermarket foyer

Car in supermarket foyer

A photo, initially posted anonymously on social media, reveals the car in the foyer of a supermarket on the Isle of Wight.

Wednesday, 10th September, 2014 12:07pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Commissioner launches online survey to help tackle business crime

Commissioner launches online survey to help tackle business crime

Police and Crime Commissioner for Hampshire, Simon Hayes, has launched an online survey to engage with local business communities across Hampshire and Isle of Wight to inform his business crime strategy.

Tuesday, 9th September, 2014 12:30pm

By The office of Simon Hayes with 4 readers' comments

Richard wants your views on plans to recreate Black Arrow on the Wight

Black Arrow OnTheWight

Autumn 2015 marks the 50th anniversary of the Black Arrow Rocket being assembled and engines test-fired on the Isle of Wight. A designer from Binstead has come up with a fantastic way to celebrate the Island's space legacy.

Thursday, 4th September, 2014 9:28am

By Sally Perry with 32 readers' comments

Rob da Bank’s plan to export Bestival to the US of A

Rob Da Bank with Party pooper by Julian Winslow

There'll be more for Robby than just the tenth anniversary to celebrate this Bestival.

Tuesday, 2nd September, 2014 7:34pm

By Simon Perry with 8 readers' comments

Isle of Wight food producers to be showcased at Westminster

Tray of tomatoes:

The second Isle of Wight Day at Westminster will give a selection of Island businesses a chance to market and promote themselves to a wide audience of travel and food media, key food buyers, business investors and MPs.

Friday, 29th August, 2014 12:33pm

By Sue Emmerson with 3 readers' comments