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.

Isle of Wight council reveal how they will cope with £10m funding gap

Stuart Hutchinson

The Cabinet member for resources says the Isle of Wight council faces a serious challenge for the next financial year and will start working on that in the next couple of months

Thursday, 9th July, 2020 4:41pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 2 readers' comments

Shanklin Hotel clear up damaging claims made on social media about coach party from Leicester

Daishs hotel in shanklin

The damaging claims that the hotel had a coach party of residents from locked-down Leicester have been refuted by the Isle of Wight holiday firm

Thursday, 9th July, 2020 11:26am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Venture Quays will be ‘flagship’ investment opportunity say Isle of Wight council

columbine building east cowes

Securing the future of the Columbine building and protecting marine manufacturing on the Isle of Wight are just some of the reasons why the IW council are seeking to seal the deal

Thursday, 9th July, 2020 9:33am

By IW Council Press Office with 3 readers' comments

Chancellor announces massive VAT cut for tourism sector

bucket and spade on beach

A "suite of measures" have been announced, designed to help the tourism recover from the impact of Covid-19

Wednesday, 8th July, 2020 2:12pm

By Michael Sims with 4 readers' comments

Isle of Wight council and partners launch new Visitor Charter to help economy ‘bounce back’

Welcome to the Isle of Wight poster

The Charter is designed to help the Isle of Wight's visitor economy "bounce back" from the impact of the Coronavirus lockdown

Wednesday, 8th July, 2020 10:38am

By IW Council Press Office with 2 readers' comments

AJ Wells branches out into portable hand sanitiser stations in light of Coronavirus crisis

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In light of Coronavirus many companies have had to adapt how they work. This respected and well-established Isle of Wight company has designed and produced a new product to help others return to work safely

Tuesday, 7th July, 2020 11:16am

By Sally Perry

Call for volunteers as Mountbatten shops reopen

Mountbatten Newport Assistant Shop Manager Kate Regan

With many of Mountbatten's volunteers still unable to return to their charity shops, they're looking for people over 16-years-old to help fill the gap

Tuesday, 7th July, 2020 9:54am

By Emma Topping with one comment

The ‘Isle of Wight Welcomes You’ campaign launches today

Isle of Wight welcomes you t shirt and logo

The ‘Isle of Wight Welcomes You’ brand has been developed to prepare for the remarketing of the Island as a go-to destination

Friday, 3rd July, 2020 11:13am

By Feature Writer with 4 readers' comments

New £5,000 small business grants to adapt businesses following Coronavirus pandemic

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The Government will be handing out grants of up to £5,000 to small businesses in tourist destinations to help them adapt following the Coronavirus crisis

Friday, 3rd July, 2020 10:30am

By Jack Mason with 5 readers' comments

Diverse Marine wins contract to build transfer vessel for offshore energy crew

Design for the vessel

Isle of Wight yard Diverse Marine, were awarded the build contract following a competitive global tender process

Wednesday, 1st July, 2020 4:31pm

By Luke Atkins

Letter: Buy Isle of Wight produce and see what it would do for the local economy

thank you for shopping local on blackboard

This reader has a simple message - Buy Wight and help the economy grow

Wednesday, 1st July, 2020 4:11pm

By Keith Richard with 5 readers' comments

Ventnor Post Office to extend opening hours

ventnor post office

The sub-Post Office has been operating with reduced hours for the last ten weeks, but will be extending them from next weekend. Details within

Tuesday, 30th June, 2020 8:08am

By Sally Perry