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.

25 years celebrated at Ventnor hair salon

All (including those who are not customers) are invited to join in the 25 year celebrations on Saturday at Scott's Hair Salon in Ventnor - there'll be live music and nibbles all day.

Friday, 26th May, 2017 3:01pm

By Sally Perry

Business leaders invited to join Solent LEP board

glasses on table

The Solent Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is seeking prominent business leaders to join its board of directors.

Tuesday, 23rd May, 2017 6:13am

By Amy Grinstead

The company behind the promised 600 new Isle of Wight jobs


Up to 600 new jobs are being promised by contact centre management specialist, Ascensos, as they announce new call centre on the Isle of Wight, following £2.1m investment by IWC.

Monday, 22nd May, 2017 6:58am

By Callum Spreng with 6 readers' comments

Isle of Wight joins ‘Scenic Rail Britain’ campaign

ryde pier -

The Isle of Wight community rail group is helping to launch national campaign promoting scenic and sustainable tourism by rail.

Wednesday, 17th May, 2017 6:11am

By Bobby Lock-Dean

Britten-Norman signs agreement with Claverham Limited

britten norman islander

Britten-Norman has made significant investment and will now re-establish new build and aftermarket support for landing gear manufacture at its UK facilities.

Monday, 8th May, 2017 7:17am

By Lara Harrison

Isle of Wight Lotty wins national comp with MHI Vestas Offshore Wind

lottie green

Congratulations to Lotty Green, a year 8 student from Cowes Enterprise College (CEC), who has been named the winner of the Key Stage 3 competition at a reception held at MHI Vestas' Isle of Wight facility.

Wednesday, 3rd May, 2017 4:22pm

By Emma jackson

Isle of Wight friends launch small independent press for writers

Krissy Lloyd and Zoe Sadler

Two friends on the Isle of Wight, one a writer and one with PR experience, have joined forces to form a small independent press.

Tuesday, 2nd May, 2017 11:02am

By Krissy Lloyd

Vectis Radio becomes a Community Interest Company

Vectis Radio birthday cake

The transition to a CIC gives Vectis Radio legal status as a non-profit company and eases the way for funding from external bodies.

Thursday, 27th April, 2017 2:47pm

By Kevin Wilson with one comment

Queen’s Award for innovative Isle of Wight company

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Congratulations to Spinlock for achieving this prestigious award.

Friday, 21st April, 2017 8:25am

By Sally Perry

Best Isle of Wight Pubs: As voted by beer lovers

king harry's bar

This list is of best pubs on the Isle of Wight, as voted for by people who know a thing or two about beer - Island CAMRA members.

Thursday, 13th April, 2017 8:15pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Latest update on Avian Flu restrictions


The UK’s Chief Veterinary Officer has announced changes to the restrictions on poultry in England following updated evidence on the risk posed by wild birds.

Thursday, 13th April, 2017 2:20pm

By IW Council Press Office

Compton Bay steps back in place for the holidays

compton steps

Hurrah! Temporary steps down to Compton Bay beach have been completed, just in time for the school holidays.

Friday, 7th April, 2017 5:30pm

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments