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.

Small Business of the Year Award for Isle of Wight design agency

Sir Geoff Hurst with Matt and Fiona Jeffrey

Brightbulb Design have become the very first Isle of Wight business to be nominated and bring home a trophy in the annual South Coast Business Awards. Congratulations to Fiona and Matt, whose hard work has been recognised.

Tuesday, 17th July, 2018 2:27pm

By Dale Howarth

Podcast: First published interview with Visit Isle of Wight’s new MD

will myles md of visit isle of wight

Get to hear the first published interview with the new Managing Director of Visit Isle of Wight - learn more about his background and the plans for 2019.

Tuesday, 17th July, 2018 11:56am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Jobs at South Boats saved by Diverse Marine

south-boats and diverse marine

The Director of Diverse Marine, says that "starting afresh and leaving the past behind has been invigorating for everyone involved".

Wednesday, 11th July, 2018 12:30pm

By Charles Skillings with one comment

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

Cowes Primary School

The new awards showcase the success of rural industries on the Island, and the awards for schools and young people demonstrate the very positive future of rural life on the Isle of Wight.

Wednesday, 11th July, 2018 9:43am

By Michael Sims with 2 readers' comments

New Isle of Wight App helps you find gluten-free, dairy-free or meat-free options

freefromwight ap screen shots cropped

A new mobile App that allows you to discover over 100 eateries and shops catering for gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian and vegan diets on the Isle of Wight has been launched.

Monday, 9th July, 2018 1:50pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Sky Trail plans for Sandham Gardens approved

Sandown Sky Trail

The new Sky Trail is expected to be open by March 2019. Marino Zanti from Heritage Attractions believes this is the catalyst for the next stage of Sandown’s regeneration.

Wednesday, 4th July, 2018 10:33am

By Sally Perry with one comment

These are the numbers behind the controversial Bembridge property sale

5-7 high street bembridge

Just over 25% of the Bembridge voting population cast their votes in a parish poll last week over the proposed sale of 5/7 High Street. The Chairman of the Parish council has stated that businesses are 'not under threat', only the landlord will change.

Tuesday, 3rd July, 2018 7:53am

By Sally Perry with 9 readers' comments

Isle of Wight hits The Sunday Times’ Top 50 Beaches

Alum Bay

An Isle of Wight Beach made it into the Sunday Times' list of top 50 beaches yesterday.

Monday, 2nd July, 2018 6:58am

By Simon Clark with 5 readers' comments

Veterans’ Pie to support Walking With The Wounded charity

Morrisons' veterans pie

Launched during Armed Forces Week to support Walking With The Wounded, 50p from the £1.10 pie will be donated to the charity which helps ex-servicemen and women transition successfully from the military to civilian life.

Thursday, 28th June, 2018 9:49am

By Harriet Rodgers

Major environmental initiatives launched at Isle of Wight council’s Environmental Conference

env conference

The Isle of Wight Council launched two major environmental initiatives at the Environmental Conference held in Cowes on Tuesday.

Wednesday, 27th June, 2018 12:57pm

By IW Council Press Office with 6 readers' comments

Wight Shipyard sister co leads way in ferry support

Rapide Stern 1

SMS say they've had great wins with Condor Ferries, Red Funnel and Brittany Ferries whilst their sister company, the Wight Shipyard Co, goes from strength-to-strength in the new build sector.

Wednesday, 27th June, 2018 8:19am

By James Tourgout

Isle of Wight’s Blue Labelle picks up another national award

Blue Labelle

To anyone who uses the products or has been inside Blue Labelle's flagship store in Ventnor, it'll be no surprise to hear the business has been awarded 'Best Vegan Skincare Boutique UK' by LUX Magazine.

Monday, 25th June, 2018 1:07pm

By Sally Perry