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.

Isle of Wight businesses closed due to lockdown reminded to claim grants

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In addition to the rolling £3,000 monthly grants, all businesses forced to close can claim a one-off grant of up to £9,000. Details within

Monday, 25th January, 2021 11:30am

By The Office of Bob Seely

Isle of Wight tourism businesses finalists in Beautiful South Awards

Camp Wight - Dome

As for many others, it's been an incredibly hard year for tourism businesses on the Isle of Wight. These awards shine a light on those who strive to make their tourism offering the very best it can be

Friday, 22nd January, 2021 5:47pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Post Office still seeking someone to take on Newport vacancy before branch closes next month

The exterior of Newport Co-op

Until someone can be found to take on a Post Office in Newport, customers will have to visit alternative branches

Monday, 18th January, 2021 3:27pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Solent LEP sets out support available for Isle of Wight businesses

Brian Johnson Solent LEP

Solent LEP have developed a range of specific programmes, funding streams, on-line events and toolkits, in addition to their usual business support services

Monday, 18th January, 2021 11:33am

By Hannah Bergman-Brown

First Isle of Wight business fined for breaking Covid rules

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Businesses that breach Covid regulations can be fined, in court, of up to £10,000

Thursday, 14th January, 2021 1:39pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 2 readers' comments

Letter: More can be done by ferry companies to protect our ‘gateways’ from Covid-19

Ferry port at Yarmouth

This reader believes that much more can easily be done by the ferry companies to protect the Isle of Wight and its high percentage of older and vulnerable residents from Covid-19. He explains how here

Monday, 11th January, 2021 1:09pm

By Thomas Cowley with 8 readers' comments

Happy New Year to all our readers, we couldn’t have done it without you

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Hello 2021! We’re all hoping it will be better than last year of course. 2020 did have one highlight for News OnTheWight - the amazing support you the readers gave us. It made a massive difference - Thank you

Friday, 1st January, 2021 4:56pm

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

Isle of Wight business chosen for ferry company’s payment tills

Father and daughter David and Sophie Jackson from WRS with Wightlink Retail Support Manager Scott Rymer

Wightlink say the Newport-based family business has become an industry leader since being formed in 2003 by David Jackson

Tuesday, 29th December, 2020 11:22am

By Karen Woods with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Rural Awards 2020: Winners announced

Nettlecombe Farm IOW awards 2020 - four people standing in farm yard with award certificates

Find out who the other winners are in this year's Royal Isle of Wight Agricultural Society Rural Awards

Thursday, 17th December, 2020 9:47am

By Michael Sims with one comment

Prestigious travel awards ‘a ringing endorsement’ of staff’s hard work says holiday park chief

Children running along Nodes Point Beach past colourful beach huts

The CEO says their teams have worked exceptionally hard to put a smile on the face of so many British families after such a difficult year

Tuesday, 15th December, 2020 10:26am

By Ed Hopper

Pioneering Isle of Wight company flies the flag for innovative excellence (again!)

Photo of the staff members

The regional award recognised the company's pioneering innovation in AI technology to assist sectors including cancer detection, homeland security and nuclear decontamination

Friday, 11th December, 2020 7:09am

By Gavin Foster with one comment

Deadline for discretionary grant for businesses affected by Lockdown #2 brought forward

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The deadline has been brought forward by two weeks, so if you haven't already applied for the discretionary grant from the Isle of Wight council you need to get your skates on

Friday, 11th December, 2020 7:05am

By IW Council Press Office