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’s Innovative Physics sign landmark agreement with China to improve detection and management of radiation

Picture courtesy of the Department for International Trade shows from left to right: front row seated (CEPC President Wu Xiujiang, Mike Anderson CEO Innovative Physics Ltd, China Institute for Radiation Protection (CIRP) President Liu Quinn) and standing behind left to right (CNNC Vice President Cao Shudong, China Atomic Energy Authority’s Vice Chairman Zhang Jianhua, Department for International Trade Minister for Trade Policy George Hollingbery MP and China Atomic Energy Authority’s Secretary Den Ge)

The move that signals a new era of collaboration to improve the detection and management of radiation within the nuclear power industry.

Tuesday, 25th June, 2019 10:18am

By Claire Robertson

HTP Apprenticeships can lead to an excellent career and provide a real alternative to university

HTP adviser and student

If you've just finished your GCSEs and are looking for an alternative to the academic route, you can start earning straight away through an Apprenticeship with the Island's only OFSTED Outstanding Apprenticeship provider. Find out more at Open Day.

Friday, 21st June, 2019 6:30pm

By Feature Writer

Isle of Wight and Jersey form new partnership

James Payne (chief executive, Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Hampshire and Isle of Wight), Senator Lyndon Farnham (Jersey Government), Councillor Dave Stewart (Isle of Wight Council leader) and Vaughan Thomas (chairman Isle of Wight NHS Trust).

The trip to Jersey provided an invaluable insight into the ‘One Government’ programme to promote a unified, customer-focused public service.

Friday, 21st June, 2019 4:06pm

By IW Council Press Office with one comment

Isle of Wight council’s £30m regeneration boost to unlock £150m public and private investment

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The Isle of Wight council's £30m capital cash injection into regeneration schemes will unlock £150m of other public and private sector investment over ten years.

Thursday, 20th June, 2019 10:37am

By IW Council Press Office with 6 readers' comments

Talented school children representing the Isle of Wight today in national STEM finals

gurnard primary pupils at gkn

Ten-year-old pupils from the Isle of Wight will be representing the Island today (Tuesday) at the national finals of the Jaguar Primary Schools Challenge

Tuesday, 11th June, 2019 8:55am

By Vanessa Hicks

Landmark publication, The Wight Book, now on sale

the wight book inside cover

This limited edition run of 1,000 copies are likely to be snapped up pretty quickly. Over 120 people and organisations have been involved in its production. Net profits will go to Isle of Wight charities.

Friday, 7th June, 2019 4:59pm

By Sally Perry

£11m investment will allow one of the Isle of Wight’s largest employers to ‘thrive and grow’

Quality inspection at Cowes

The general manager says the investment means the facility in East Cowes, which employs over 1,000 Islanders, will not only be able to survive, but thrive and grow.

Friday, 7th June, 2019 11:56am

By Sally Perry

Ben’s entrepreneurial journey following Bacterial Meningitis recognised with Young Enterprise Award

ben taylor

After contracting Bacterial Meningitis in 2018, Ben was feeling pretty lost, but this Young Entrepreneurs programme has given him the confidence to believe in himself and what he can achieve. The Award sounds well-deserved.

Friday, 7th June, 2019 10:45am

By Pauline Hedges

‘Designated Landscapes’ head reviewer visits Isle of Wight for talks

julian glover among the wildflower meadow at the garlic farm

The Independent Review covers National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs) and considers how housing and transport in protected landscapes could be improved and boost habitats for wildlife.

Tuesday, 4th June, 2019 12:51pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Isle of Wight council raise awareness of rules around young people working

teenager hoovering a cafe

The Isle of Wight council issue reminder to employers about child employment legislation with details of what ages, when and how long young people can legally work.

Tuesday, 4th June, 2019 10:18am

By IW Council Press Office

Isle of Wight bakery makes finals of National Bakery Awards

Ray Redrupp of Grace's Bakery

Not only have they won Best Isle of Wight Bakery, but will tonight be heading to the National Awards Ceremony with a chance of picking up another.

Tuesday, 4th June, 2019 9:43am

By Sally Perry

South East finals for young Isle of Wight entrepreneurs

Jonathan Roberts, Travis Smith, Amy Jones, Dominic Marsh, Hayley Purrington, Stephanie Layton, Ben Taylor

These young entrepreneurs have done fantastically well. Fingers crossed for the South East final on Wednesday.

Monday, 3rd June, 2019 4:43pm

By Sally Perry