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 Ensign has ‘ceased trading’ and customers unlikely to get refunds, says insolvency advisor

lots of empty chairs

Many customers have been unable to get any information from the Maritime Training Company about refunding the money they paid for courses, some cancelled the day after customers paid for them. Details within

Tuesday, 20th October, 2020 12:50pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Isle of Wight council to encourage responsible tourism this half term

illustration of people wearing face masks with world flags on them

Council leader, Councillor Dave Stewart, wants to reassure Islanders that the council and its partners are working together to encourage responsible tourism this Half Term holiday

Friday, 16th October, 2020 9:45am

By IW Council Press Office with 11 readers' comments

Peer networking on offer for businesses in the Solent – supporting growth across many sectors

someone with laptop on zoom call

The programme’s expert facilitators will give businesses the flexibility to create a support network which works for each business to help them strengthen it and improve its overall performance

Thursday, 15th October, 2020 3:44pm

By Bex Pearce

Boost for maritime industry as Solent LEP shortlisted twice in 2020 Maritime UK Awards

cruise ship in southampton

The Solent LEP will hear if it has won in the two categories on 12th November at the awards which are being hosted as a live-streamed event from Plymouth

Thursday, 15th October, 2020 8:24am

By Bex Pearce

Bob Seely tells News OnTheWight why he voted against the Lords’ amendment to Agricultural Bill that others worry will reduce UK food standards

bob seely in parliament with arms crossed

The Isle of Wight MP came under fire this week for how he voted in relation to post-Brexit food standards in the UK. Here are the reasons Bob said he voted against it and some of the reasons why others are worried about standards being undermined

Wednesday, 14th October, 2020 6:49pm

By Sally Perry with 12 readers' comments

Don’t miss chance to enter rural entrepreneurs in Rural Business Awards

Best Rural Tourism Business. Winner Nettlecombe Farm Emma Theunissen

The awards are organised by rural businesses for rural businesses, to celebrate the achievements of rural companies and develop a strong network for rural business owners

Wednesday, 14th October, 2020 11:58am

By Rachel Reilly

Too many excluded from support measures – including company directors and newly self-employed, say Federation of Small Businesses

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The Federation of Small Businesses say "that needs to change" and suggests where measures can be introduced including a Kickstart Start-Up initiative, for those looking to start their own firm

Tuesday, 13th October, 2020 5:54pm

By Nicola Bailey with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight small business encouraged to complete short survey on Covid-19 impact

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The aim of the eight-question survey is to understand how small businesses on the Isle of Wight have been impacted by Covid-19 and what help they need to recover

Monday, 12th October, 2020 5:00pm

By Nicola Bailey

Grants of up to £12,000 for innovative farming equipment: Isle of Wight farmers urged to apply

innovative weather station used in farming

Isle of Wight MP encourages Island farmers to consider how new equipment could help to improve their efficiency and take a look at the grants available to them

Monday, 12th October, 2020 8:35am

By The Office of Bob Seely with 3 readers' comments

Isle of Wight businesses encouraged to help young people get foothold on jobs market through Kickstart Scheme

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The Isle of Wight council's director of regeneration and chair of the Isle of Wight Apprenticeship Board, will coordinate the scheme for the Island as a key part of the economic recovery of the Island

Monday, 12th October, 2020 8:10am

By IW Council Press Office

Business federation calls for comprehensive rescue package for company directors and newly self-employed people

portrait of rishi sunak

Thousands of company directors and newly self-employed people across the South East are still without any income support, 200 days on from the outset of this crisis

Friday, 9th October, 2020 4:47pm

By Nicola Bailey

Innovative Physics named ‘South Coast Tech Company’ for the year

Spencer Kelly Winner IPL

Congratulations to Innovative Physics who have been named overall ‘South Coast Tech Company’ in the prestigious South Coast Tech Awards for the second year running

Friday, 9th October, 2020 3:40pm

By Claire Robertson