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.

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

Isle of Wight councillors agree taxi fare increase


Some Isle of Wight taxi drivers objected to the plans and made representations to the council, but the increase has been agreed.

Monday, 3rd June, 2019 10:07am

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter

Isle of Wight beach club plans ‘on hold’ as structural issues discovered (update 2)

Exterior of the former Ocean Hotel with plasterboard piled up outside

Carlauren Group explain the situation with development at the former Ocean Hotel in Sandown. However their subsequent post to Facebook puts this into question.

Tuesday, 28th May, 2019 2:49pm

By Sally Perry

Mayor welcomes maiden call of cruise ship to Cowes Harbour

Cowes Mayor Lora Peacey Wilcox, Staff Captain Christoph Kunz of HANSEATIC Nature, Cowes Harbour Master Capt. Stuart McIntosh, Visit Isle of Wight Chairman Ian Griffiths.

A plaque exchange took place on the cruise ship's maiden call in Cowes Harbour.

Tuesday, 28th May, 2019 8:41am

By Louisa Mamakou

Isle of Wight Distillery wins Best Local Drink Producer in Business Awards

mermaid gin bottle seal

No stranger to awards, the Isle of Wight Distillery has picked up another, this one voted for by the public.

Friday, 24th May, 2019 12:56pm

By Sally Perry