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.

Vestas and MHI Vestas Offshore Wind change setup on Isle of Wight to make room for future offshore expansion

vestas turbine blade

Hot on the heels of OnTheWight's report about big changes at MHI Vestas, they have announced what some of those changes will be.

Thursday, 20th September, 2018 8:41am

By Sally Perry

Vestas has been speaking to a national paper about something big and tempting

MHI Vestas

The Chief Executive of MHI Vestas has been speaking to a national newspaper about the company's future plans.

Wednesday, 19th September, 2018 3:47pm

By Sally Perry

Ventnor Bay-ke off on Ice coming to this year’s Ventnorville

ice skates

Ventnorville returns to this seaside town to get you in the Christmas mood with an ice-rink, baking competition, Christmas market, music, food and more. Put the dates in your diary and see you there!

Wednesday, 19th September, 2018 9:36am

By Janneke Oxley

Call for government action as more caravan owners given notice to quit (update 2)

st helens holiday park - google

Caravan owners at St Helens Holiday Park say 'it's Rookley all over again', as they are given less than four months notice to leave the park. The park owner says it's "fully supporting park residents at St Helens".

Sunday, 16th September, 2018 11:23am

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Another dog attack on sheep. This time in Niton

cheverton farm - sheep

A flock of sheep in Niton were left in a distressed state this morning after a dog was seen chasing them through the field. Two were discovered to have bloodied necks. The farm issue a warning for all to be vigilant.

Wednesday, 12th September, 2018 2:36pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Eight trophies for prizewinning Isle of Wight cows

Paul and Luke with Bluebell, one of the prizewinning cows

The Briddlesford Herd of pedigree Guernsey cows won eight trophies for milk production last week.

Monday, 10th September, 2018 9:24am

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight council strongly oppose Southampton Clean Air Zone

Dave Stewart

The proposed Southampton Clean Air Zone will harm tourism and business on the Isle of Wight claims the council leader, adding it could risk jobs here too.

Saturday, 8th September, 2018 9:28am

By Sally Perry with 10 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Council launches ‘brand new’ idea 10 years after announcing exactly the same thing

Bunch of keys

Cllr Ian Ward is "happy to support" the launch of a lift sharing service - one that was first revealed by a fellow Conservative during our Live coverage ... in 2008.

Thursday, 6th September, 2018 5:16pm

By Simon Perry with 3 readers' comments

Ryde Regeneration session ‘Very relaxed and positive’, says councillor

ryde regen participants

Over 200 residents popped along to the Ryde Regeneration drop-in session to share their views about ideas and opportunities for the future of the town on Wednesday afternoon/evening.

Thursday, 6th September, 2018 1:52pm

By IW Council Press Office with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Rocks aims to spread a bit of happiness across the Island

Phyllis fell's rocks

Have you found one of the painting rocks or pebbles around the Isle of Wight? Or are you perhaps someone who paints and hides them?

Tuesday, 4th September, 2018 10:14am

By Sally Perry

High tech company bring £15m investment to Isle of Wight

Bob Seely MP meets Innovative Physics

This team of highly qualified staff work with foreign governments and business leaders across Asia, Europe and USA and have been involved in many significant and wide-ranging projects.

Monday, 3rd September, 2018 4:02pm

By Claire Robertson with 5 readers' comments

Robert Thompson featured in new ‘Great British Chefs’ Cookbook

great british chefs

If you've ever had the pleasure of eating Robert Thompson's culinary creations, you'll already know that he's a very 'Great British Chef'. It's no surprise to see him featured in this latest cookbook.

Tuesday, 28th August, 2018 5:24pm

By Sally Perry