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.

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

IW Ramblers win first step towards opening up Isle of Wight coast line for all

Coastal path:

This is fantastic news and should have far reaching benefits for the tourist economy on the Isle of Wight, as well as residents.

Thursday, 10th July, 2014 1:27pm

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

Another Tourist Information Point added to the Island-wide list


Another Tourist Information Point for the Island, this one in the West at Dimbola Museum and Galleries.

Wednesday, 9th July, 2014 11:50am

By Sue Emmerson

Isle of Wight restaurant faces £20,000 fine for employing illegal worker

Immigration officers

Unless the business can prove the correct right-to-work checks were carried out, it faces a £20,000 fine for employing an illegal worker.

Wednesday, 9th July, 2014 10:42am

By Sally Perry with 11 readers' comments

New legislation on the way to help small businesses says MP

New legislation on the way to help small businesses says MP

The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill, introduced by the Government on the 25th June will be debated in Parliament at its second reading on the 15th of this month.

Tuesday, 8th July, 2014 2:32pm

By Andrew Turner's Office

Isle of Wight Centre of Excellence for composites, advanced manufacturing and marine technology gets £11m funding

Carbon fibre sheet by x1brett

There's some really positive news today on help to prepare Isle of Wight students for work in the fast-growing world of Composite materials.

Monday, 7th July, 2014 4:18pm

By Simon Perry with 3 readers' comments