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.

Business leaders come together to inspire young people

ebp studio school

Business leaders from a range of industries on the Isle of Wight attended the first 'Your Future' event at the Isle of Wight Studio School last week to help inform and inspire students on possible future career paths.

Monday, 18th September, 2017 7:10am

By Lindsey McHugh

Victoria & Abdul: Visit Isle of Wight invests hoping for tourism boost

victoria and abdul lg

The Universal feature film, Victoria & Abdul, could prove to be a great boost for Isle of Wight tourism in the coming weeks and months. Watch this behind the scenes trailer.

Wednesday, 13th September, 2017 7:52am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Red Funnel equity stake sold for ‘well over the expected price tag’

Red Osprey - Red Funnel

A consortium of pension funds who purchased 100% equity stake in Red Funnel earlier this year, reportedly paid ‘well over the expected price tag’. That figure has now been revealed.

Tuesday, 12th September, 2017 9:19pm

By Sally Perry

Solent LEP appeal for help to transform the Solent economy

Boardroon table

The LEP is now seeking prominent business leaders to provide strategic advice to the Board through its Marine and Maritime Steering Group or Innovation and Business Support Panel.

Friday, 8th September, 2017 10:36am

By Bex Pearce

‘Fury’ of Mainland councillors over lack of consultation on fixed link proposals

Artists impression of the Solent Freedom Tunnel portal at Whippingham, IOW.

Mainland councillors have expressed 'fury' at proposals for a Solent Tunnel and they say, the lack of consultation with them. Those responsible for the plans say councillors are "difficult to pin down" and blame Mainland council transport officers for not passing on details.

Tuesday, 5th September, 2017 2:05pm

By Sally Perry with 15 readers' comments

Tougher penalties needed for fly-tipping, says CLA

flytipping in countryside

The CLA says that private landowners are fed up of clearing away other people’s rubbish and paying for the privilege and call for tougher penalties on flytippers.

Tuesday, 5th September, 2017 8:11am

By Helen Symes with one comment

MP urges Isle of Wight businesses to apply for rural development grants


Isle of Wight MP, Bob Seely, says that “for an Island like ours, with large tourism and agricultural sectors, this funding could make a big difference". OnTheWight has details about how to apply.

Thursday, 31st August, 2017 4:50pm

By The Office of Bob Seely with one comment

Vectis Radio announce start date of their new FM service

fm radio

Launched in 2010 and based at the Riverside Centre in Newport, Vectis Radio have today announced the start date for their new FM service.

Thursday, 31st August, 2017 10:10am

By Sally Perry

I Love Wight Newport Street Food Market launches this Friday

i love wight newport street food market

Newport Harbour will be all abuzz this Friday morning, as the new 'I Love Wight Newport Street Food Market' launches in partnership with the Isle of Wight council.

Wednesday, 30th August, 2017 11:28am

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Ventnor businesses invited to meeting about break-ins

Undercliff Drive - new key padlock on barriers

The meeting will be a chance for Ventnor businesses (whether they are members of the VBA or not) to come together to voice concerns and make positive suggestions.

Wednesday, 23rd August, 2017 11:39am

By Sally Perry

ASDA ‘Isle of White’ blooper goes national!

asda white bag by william egan - crop

It's not the first time a large company arriving on the Island has referred to it as the Isle of White, so why the interest from national newspapers on this one? Here's a recap of past ones. Got any to add?

Tuesday, 22nd August, 2017 3:58pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Cyber Security expert appointed as Youth Trust’s new Chairman


Malcolm Marshall, the former Global Head of Cyber Security from KPMG, has been appointed as the new Chair of Trustees for the Isle of Wight Youth Trust.

Tuesday, 22nd August, 2017 2:12pm

By Felicity Radak