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.

Precautionary closure of West Wight Alpaca Farm

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Although not confirmed, West Wight Alpacas say it's possible that a small number of their animals may have been exposed to a micro bacterium. OnTheWight has more detail.

Wednesday, 26th July, 2017 12:51pm

By Sally Perry

MP against large scale housebuilding on the Isle of Wight

bob seely at regneration conference

Isle of Wight MP, Bob Seely, says he will campaign against large-scale house building to stop the Island from becoming a suburb of Portsmouth or Southampton.

Tuesday, 25th July, 2017 11:37am

By The Office of Bob Seely with 7 readers' comments

Developers offered six large sites by Isle of Wight council

ryde - gateway

The Isle of Wight council has just offered developers six large sites around the Island - two in Ryde, two in Newport, Sandown and Shanklin. OnTheWight has the details.

Thursday, 20th July, 2017 5:02pm

By Simon Perry with 10 readers' comments

Isle of Wight built planes showcased at Royal International Air Tattoo

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Two variants of Britten-Norman's Defender aircraft were showcased in the static park of this year's Royal International Air Tattoo last weekend.

Wednesday, 19th July, 2017 2:44pm

By Lara Harrison

Bob Seely MP puts forward case for lower VAT on the Isle of Wight (Video)

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Isle of Wight MP, Bob Seely, has asked government to use the Isle of Wight as site for a VAT reduction study.

Wednesday, 19th July, 2017 12:16pm

By The Office of Bob Seely with 9 readers' comments

£5m Innovation Fund now open

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The Solent LEP has today opened a call for companies and organisations with innovative investment proposals in the Solent to apply for up to £5 million under a new round of its Innovation Fund.

Tuesday, 18th July, 2017 3:39pm

By Becky A'court with one comment

Prestigious award for Isle of Wight trading standards inspector

Well done sticker :

Operation Jasper has been the biggest enforcement operation ever seen in the country to combat the ever increasing threat of counterfeiting on social media.

Monday, 17th July, 2017 1:22pm

By IW Council Press Office

Isle of Wight man now head of technology at IBM UK

Andy Stanford-Clark sitting on a shell at Blackgang

In tech terms, this role is top of the tree. An innovator in many different areas, this week IBM picked Isle of Wight resident Andy to being their CTO.

Friday, 14th July, 2017 7:50pm

By Simon Perry with 3 readers' comments

Isle of Wight County Press shareholders sell out to mainland co Newsquest

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Ignoring calls made by the MP, as well as the CP journalists and those trying to put together a community bid, to delay their decision, the shareholders voted to a sell out to mainland publisher, Newsquest.

Thursday, 13th July, 2017 2:27pm

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

Shanklin’s Store Twenty One closes after company forced into liquidation

store twenty one in shanklin

All branches were closed down last Friday prior to corporate recovery and business advisory firm, Quantuma, being appointed to handle the liquidation. Our thoughts are with all those who have lost their jobs.

Wednesday, 12th July, 2017 12:45pm

By Sally Perry

PTEC project that council invested £1m in now on hold

PTEC-Underwater-turbines - and keplar scheme

Without the "financial support mechanism" in place, officers say it would be unwise to move forward with the scheme, so the Perpetuus Tidal Energy Centre (PTEC) which promised skilled jobs and renewable energy is on hold. It's unclear whether the council will ever see the return of their £1m unsecured loan.

Wednesday, 12th July, 2017 9:43am

By Sally Perry with 9 readers' comments

County Press journos and now MP call for CP sale delay

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The CP journalists have now been joined by the Isle of Wight MP urging shareholders of the Isle of Wight County Press to delay any decision to sell their shares to mainland news publisher, Newsquest.

Tuesday, 11th July, 2017 6:27pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments