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.

Sadness from customers as well-liked Cowes pub closes its doors

pug dog with sad eyes

Customers have been in touch to share how sad they are to hear the news that the pub has closed its doors for the last time

Friday, 6th December, 2019 1:24pm

By Sally Perry

4,500 litres of Isle of Wight milk sold in first five weeks: Now available from ten Island locations

Isle of Wight Milk processing plant at Briddlesford Dairy Farm - bottle of milk being held up outside the farm buildings

From next week Isle of Wight milk processed at Briddlesford Farm will be available in ten locations around the Island. Now longer lasting, the new milk will help protect the Island's heritage

Friday, 6th December, 2019 7:57am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Look! Mini versions of the much-loved new Isle of Wight Gin bottles are now available

Mermaid Gin bottles in miniature

Just in time for Christmas, Isle of Wight Distillery is releasing miniature versions of their much-loved coloured gin bottles. Secret Santa anyone?

Thursday, 5th December, 2019 12:28pm

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight Christmas Advert encourages support for independent shops, artists and crafters

sandy and lucy smiling at the camera

Isle of Wight artist and film maker Lucy Bell has released this Christmas advert aiming to remind shoppers to buy from local independent shops, artists and crafters this Christmas

Saturday, 23rd November, 2019 10:28am

By Sandy Ciccognani

Head to Newport High Street to show your support for CPR challenge

emergency defibrillator

Raffle prizes have been donated by 48 businesses in this fundraiser for a defibrillator

Wednesday, 20th November, 2019 2:51pm

By Eliza Collenette

CLA calls on election candidates to back its Rural Powerhouse initiative

Michael Valenzia CLA

CLA launches Rural Powerhouse initiative to secure backing for rural economy and communities through General Election period and beyond

Tuesday, 19th November, 2019 6:48am

By Michael Sims

Learn what digital and accessibility can do for your business at the Visit Isle of Wight Tourism Conference

Tourism conference at Par Resorts Thorness:

If you're a BID levy payer, it's well worth heading to the Visit Isle of Wight tourism conference, where you'll hear from a number of speakers on subjects such as cyber security and accessibility. There'll also be a chance to take part in a Q&A, as well as specialist workshops

Thursday, 14th November, 2019 8:07am

By Feature Writer

Would Portsmouth’s chargeable clean air zone have an impact on you or your business?

Close up map of the clean air zone

Plans for a chargeable Clean Air Zone in Portsmouth have been taken to the next stage. Would the introduction of charges affect you or your business?

Monday, 11th November, 2019 9:26am

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Royal boost for Isle of Wight tomato innovator

Prince Charles at the tomato stall

The Prince showed a keen interest in the sustainability measures the Arreton nursery has in place, such as harvesting rainwater to irrigate the crop and utilizing all-natural waste with the onsite composting facility

Friday, 8th November, 2019 12:29pm

By Daniella Voisey

Sassy Isle of Wight film company giving people a voice

Sandy and partner Sassy productions

This sassy duo invite you to their re-launch party on Saturday night where you'll be able to find out more about Sassy Isle of Wight, Connecting Communities through Film and Creativity

Thursday, 7th November, 2019 4:23pm

By Sandy Ciccognani

‘Highly Commended’ International Business of the Year Award for Isle of Wight College department

IW College International Team receiving their award

The International Department at Isle of Wight College is internationally recognised and involved in some excitingly innovative projects. Well done to all involved for this award

Thursday, 31st October, 2019 4:40pm

By Rosie Mann

New President for IW Chamber of Commerce

john allen sworn in as chamber president

The new President says that whatever happens with Brexit, the business environment will change, and the Chamber will to be there to help members adapt to the new circumstances

Thursday, 31st October, 2019 10:37am

By Sally Perry