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.

Red Funnel appoints new Chief Executive Officer

fran collins red funnel ceo

Fran joins the Isle of Wight ferry company from Condor, as Kevin George, the previous CEO, moves to be Red Funnel Group Chairman.

Tuesday, 24th April, 2018 2:26pm

By Ben Walker with one comment

£10m going into 100 bed hotel in Sandown

premier inn sandown

Whitbread, which owns Premier Inn, has confirmed it will be investing £10 million into building the new hotel in Sandown and announced the start of construction.

Tuesday, 24th April, 2018 10:54am

By Richard Pia with 3 readers' comments

Red Funnel gains approval for alcohol licence

nightclub alcohol drinks

Permission to serve alcohol between the hours of 9am and 11pm, Monday to Saturday, and between 10am to 11pm on Sundays, was approved by the Isle of Wight Council’s licensing sub-committee today.

Monday, 23rd April, 2018 3:38pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 2 readers' comments

My Isle of Wight Awards now open for nominations

Winners my isle of wight awards 2017

These are the only visitor-voted-for accolade for businesses on the Isle of Wight which allow tourists to shine a spotlight on places that have helped to make their stay on the Island extra special.

Monday, 23rd April, 2018 10:56am

By Stuart Hunt

15 Isle of Wight businesses turn down underage drinkers, four don’t

hampshire police officers walking away

OnTheWight has the details of the 15 Isle of Wight businesses who passed the underage alcohol test with flying colours and the four who didn't.

Wednesday, 18th April, 2018 5:51pm

By Hampshire Constabulary with 2 readers' comments

Plans to extend Mole Country Stores rejected

mole valley

The revised application to extend Mole Country Stores in Blackwater was rejected by six votes to two.

Wednesday, 18th April, 2018 4:50pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 11 readers' comments

Vital to protect Isle of Wight shipbuilding, says MP

bob seely stuart mcintosh and peter morton

Isle of Wight MP, Robert Seely, says it's vital we protect shipbuilding on the Island. Adding that "We need a jobs agenda, not a house-building agenda".

Monday, 16th April, 2018 10:48am

By The Office of Bob Seely with 2 readers' comments

Still hope for Central Stores despite parent company calling in administrators (updated)

central stores signage

It's been a tense week for those who work at the 12 Central Stores on the Isle of Wight. Their parent company, Conviviality, has called in administrators, but there is still hope for the convenience chain on the Isle of Wight.

Friday, 6th April, 2018 10:16am

By Sally Perry with one comment

East Cowes business closes after being ‘decimated’ by floating bridge impact

Angie and Roger - Valu4U

Angie Booth from Valu4U in East Cowes explained to a BBC reporter today how her business - which had been profitable for 21 years - has been decimated since Floating Bridge 5 was taken out of service in January 2017.

Thursday, 5th April, 2018 5:33pm

By Sally Perry with 14 readers' comments

Funding boost allows active travellers to explore West Wight using electric bikes

John Hobart with Paul Mocroft of The Bay Boutique Bed and Breakfast

The Bay Boutique Bed and Breakfast has secured funding from the Isle of Wight Council in order to attract active travellers to explore the beauty of West Wight, using electric bikes.

Tuesday, 3rd April, 2018 12:24pm

By IW Council Press Office with one comment

Isle of Wight nursery rated in top 20 out of 1,931 by parents

Tops Day Nursery - Newport wins Top 20 Award 2018

Well done to all at Tops Day Nurseries in Newport, who parents have rated in Top 20 out of 1,931 nurseries across the South East. They say nursery staff are friendly, helpful and supportive.

Tuesday, 3rd April, 2018 11:54am

By Melissa McAlees

Hostile takeover of GKN leads to Isle of Wight job fears

gkn workers

Local councillor says as the largest employer in East Cowes, GKN's continued presence is "vitally important", not only to local economy, but also to the education of young people and the local communities.

Friday, 30th March, 2018 4:49pm

By Sally Perry with one comment