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.

Blue Labelle wins LUXlife Best Natural Skincare Boutique

pascale by holly Jolliffe

Pascale has picked up 'Best Natural Skincare Boutique (Southern England)' in the LUXlife Health Beauty & Wellness Awards.

Thursday, 11th July, 2019 6:58pm

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight council cabinet agree to buy Venture Quays

venture quays

The purchase of the sites will be funded by regeneration funds, approved by the council in its budget for 2019/20, but is subject to being able to agree a purchase price with Homes England.

Thursday, 11th July, 2019 6:40pm

By IW Council Press Office with 2 readers' comments

Zero waste campaingers take their Plastic Attack to Sainsbury’s

Residents taking part in plastic attack at Sainsburys

The protest was part of a national campaign to encourage supermarkets to reduce their plastic packaging. Inspired by the recent TV series ‘Hugh’s war on waste’ the shoppers felt moved to action to join in with the ‘plastic attack’.

Wednesday, 10th July, 2019 11:30am

By Hollie Fallick with one comment

National funding bid hopes to revive Ryde’s historic character

Ryde boat with flowers

It's hoped a successful bid will enable enhancement of the whole of the High Street, in particular drawing on aspects of heritage to bring back a sense of history, consider the use of the squares and how those can be improved, as well as looking at connectivity between different areas.

Thursday, 4th July, 2019 9:27am

By Peter Gruner with 3 readers' comments

Isle of Wight hopes to become one of Government’s five new Tourism Zones pilots

Will Myles standing brading downs

The head of Visit Isle of Wight is hoping that the Island will become one of the five new tourism zones in a pilot project being led by the UK Government.

Thursday, 4th July, 2019 8:03am

By Simon Clark with one comment

Isle of Wight council plan to purchase four East Cowes sites

columbine building east cowes

Councillors are expected to give the green light to ongoing negotiations to purchase the site – known for its iconic Union flag frontage - from Homes England, as well as three other nearby sites for potential regeneration.

Wednesday, 3rd July, 2019 6:30pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Isle of Wight’s Gift to Nature Shop supports artisans, producers and the countryside

gift to nature charity shop

Far from your ‘usual’ charity shop fare, the Gift to Nature Shop sells both new homeware and gifts alongside a selection of pre-loved products, mostly focussed on the outdoor, garden and countryside theme. If you haven’t already, do pop into have a look around.

Tuesday, 2nd July, 2019 5:07pm

By Feature Writer

Royal Isle of Wight County Show winners announced

IOW award winners 2019

CLA and Royal Isle of Wight Agricultural Society celebrate rural life on the Isle of Wight at awards ceremony

Monday, 1st July, 2019 4:57pm

By Michael Sims

Diverse Marine celebrate successful first year on the Isle of Wight

Three staff members celebrating Diverse Marine First Anniversary

Well done to all at Diverse Marine - many jobs saved with the creation of this small Isle of Wight business.

Friday, 28th June, 2019 4:32pm

By Charles Skillings

Isle of Wight’s Innovative Physics sign landmark agreement with China to improve detection and management of radiation

Picture courtesy of the Department for International Trade shows from left to right: front row seated (CEPC President Wu Xiujiang, Mike Anderson CEO Innovative Physics Ltd, China Institute for Radiation Protection (CIRP) President Liu Quinn) and standing behind left to right (CNNC Vice President Cao Shudong, China Atomic Energy Authority’s Vice Chairman Zhang Jianhua, Department for International Trade Minister for Trade Policy George Hollingbery MP and China Atomic Energy Authority’s Secretary Den Ge)

The move that signals a new era of collaboration to improve the detection and management of radiation within the nuclear power industry.

Tuesday, 25th June, 2019 10:18am

By Claire Robertson

HTP Apprenticeships can lead to an excellent career and provide a real alternative to university

HTP adviser and student

If you've just finished your GCSEs and are looking for an alternative to the academic route, you can start earning straight away through an Apprenticeship with the Island's only OFSTED Outstanding Apprenticeship provider. Details within.

Friday, 21st June, 2019 6:30pm

By Feature Writer

Isle of Wight and Jersey form new partnership

James Payne (chief executive, Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Hampshire and Isle of Wight), Senator Lyndon Farnham (Jersey Government), Councillor Dave Stewart (Isle of Wight Council leader) and Vaughan Thomas (chairman Isle of Wight NHS Trust).

The trip to Jersey provided an invaluable insight into the ‘One Government’ programme to promote a unified, customer-focused public service.

Friday, 21st June, 2019 4:06pm

By IW Council Press Office with 2 readers' comments