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.

Low-skilled jobs at highest risk of automation says Office of National Statistics

Inside an empty restaurant

Although this may initially appear foreboding for some, the disruption in the jobs market due to automation may present new opportunities in the future for today's low-skilled workers.

Monday, 25th March, 2019 6:39pm

By Sally Perry

Cowes Enterprise develop cutting-edge curriculum to help pupils win jobs in maritime sector

Pupils having training

The new curriculum will include boat-building, including specifications and designing prototypes; navigation electronics; celestial navigation; tides; admiralty chart conventions; shipping forecasts; practical boat-handling skills; and attending Cowes Regatta to celebrate the production of boats.

Monday, 25th March, 2019 6:32pm

By Yasmin

Naked dining comes to the Isle of Wight

zona naturista

Would you be prepared to strip off and experience naked dining in what's described as "a safe, friendly environment"? OnTheWight has details of what's on offer.

Monday, 25th March, 2019 12:47pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Visit Isle of Wight warns against scammers this holiday season

Koala Cottage Godshill

Isle of Wight tourism businesses are being warned to be vigilant after Island accommodation providers were targeted by scammers.

Monday, 25th March, 2019 12:11pm

By Simon Clark

New micro brewery plans for Sandown get government cash boost

man walking through a microbrewery with barrels

A good chunk of government funding is now making its way to the Isle of Wight to kick-start a new micro brewery.

Saturday, 23rd March, 2019 12:01am

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Jeremy Deller’s life-size inflatable Stone Henge joins Wyatt and Jack’s Inflatable Amnesty

life size inflatable stone henge

Isle of Wight's Wyatt & Jack are responsible for the Inflatable Amnesty movement, which is spanning the globe and now boasts their biggest single haul, the 5.5 tonnes of life-size inflatable Stone Henge, created by world-renowned artist, Jeremy Deller.

Friday, 22nd March, 2019 10:12am

By Sally Perry

‘Nose in, fingers out’ says new Visit Isle of Wight Chairman

Ian Griffiths Chair Visit Isle of Wight 640

The new chairman for Visit Isle of Wight says he's a "nose in, fingers out" person and is excited about working with the Visit IW team and BID levy payers.

Friday, 22nd March, 2019 8:16am

By Simon Clark with one comment

Isle of Wight Council bid for £25m to boost one of the Island’s High Streets

question mark street sculpture

Following Portsmouth's funding bid for two Pompey high streets, OnTheWight asked what Isle of Wight council's plans were.

Thursday, 21st March, 2019 3:39pm

By Sally Perry with 20 readers' comments

Isle of Wight’s Sainsbury Nectar card system is changing again (updated)

nectar is changing email

After much criticism, Sainsbury's new Nectar card system on the Isle of Wight is undergoing more changes.

Thursday, 21st March, 2019 11:31am

By Sally Perry with one comment

‘Diverse and beautiful’ Medina Valley promoted by local organisations

In action during England v Scotland Guinness Six Nations match played at Twickenham Stadium, London, England. March 16, 2019.

The brand has been developed for local organisations to support and enhance their marketing, and will be freely available to use.

Wednesday, 20th March, 2019 4:26pm

By Catherine Bassindale

£800,000 boost for Gigabit Island plans

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The Isle of Wight was named as one of the lucky few across the country to benefit from an extra £0.8m towards plans for Gigabit Island.

Thursday, 14th March, 2019 4:05pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Nominations now open for prestigious rural awards

IOW award winners 2018

The CLA and the Royal Isle of Wight Agricultural Society have announced the return of their prestigious awards celebrating rural work and life on the Island – and nominations are now open.

Friday, 8th March, 2019 12:23pm

By Michael Sims