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.

Praise for Islanders for sticking to Covid rules as businesses reopen

Keep the Island safe message on top of photo of Lady Scarletts tea room

The Isle of Wight council have praised Islanders for sticking to the guidelines during the first week of more businesses being open following lockdown

Wednesday, 21st April, 2021 10:24am

By IW Council Press Office with one comment

Small business confidence rebounds, but ‘job market shock’ needs to be protected says FSB boss

Bags hanging outside shop with cars driving past - blurred

Not surprisingly after coming out of lockdown, close to two thirds of small businesses expect their performance to improve this quarter, and fewer than one in three expect theirs will worsen

Monday, 19th April, 2021 5:05pm

By Nicola Bailey with one comment

These Isle of Wight pubs open this weekend after 2021 lockdown (updated)

Crown Inn Shorwell

Looking for a place to meet friends Friday/ this weekend? Here are over 60 Isle of Wight pubs that News OnTheWight knows are open. Have fun!

Friday, 16th April, 2021 12:16pm

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

Revised plans for former football ground smaller and include second drive-through restaurant

Plans for St George's Way

South Coast Leisure say all but one of the units have confirmed tenants and the new plans are smaller than before

Friday, 16th April, 2021 8:51am

By Gavin Foster with 11 readers' comments

Large build up of sand on popular beach to be cleared next week


The sand is now covering the sea wall path and needs to be cleared

Thursday, 15th April, 2021 2:08pm

By IW Council Press Office with 12 readers' comments

Isle of Wight’s IFPL grows through acquisition

ifpl team group shot

Having watched Cobalt since their formation in 2013, IFPL Chairman says combining skills and expertise within both businesses, they'll significantly broaden their offering to the combined customer base

Tuesday, 13th April, 2021 9:00am

By Alysia Schuetzle

These Isle of Wight pubs open after 2021 lockdown: 12th April and beyond (Rolling updates)

These Isle of Wight pubs opening today - 12 Apr 2021

It’s 12th April 2021! - First day pub with gardens can open after Lockdown. Looking for a place to meet friends? These are the Isle of Wight pubs that we know are open today and later in the week

Monday, 12th April, 2021 3:20pm

By Simon Perry with 10 readers' comments

Step 2 in Covid Recovery Plan: Here’s what will be open from today

Close up of a female hairdresser cutting hair

Here's what will be open from today as the country moves into Step 2 of the Government's Covid Recovery Plan

Monday, 12th April, 2021 8:08am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Island visitor charter relaunched ahead of Easter weekend

Ferry port at Yarmouth

There should be no long-distance travelling or overnight stays, which includes single households staying in a second home, say Isle of Wight council

Wednesday, 31st March, 2021 11:27am

By IW Council Press Office with 12 readers' comments

‘Love where you live’ message ahead of Step 2 in Covid Recovery Roadmap

Family walking on the coastal path

The Isle of Wight council and Visit Isle of Wight urge Islanders to reconnect with Island businesses and attractions come 12th April

Wednesday, 31st March, 2021 8:38am

By IW Council Press Office with 13 readers' comments

Stunningly beautiful drone compilation of the Isle of Wight from the sky (video)

drone shot of Ventnor poo palace

After watching this two minute film you'll never want to go on holiday anywhere else again

Friday, 26th March, 2021 4:52pm

By Sally Perry with 9 readers' comments

The Velvet Pig selected for Zoe Pocock’s Hype the High Street campaign

Zac and Connor and Velvet Pig

Based in Ryde on the Isle of Wight, The Velvet Pig is one of six small businesses around the country that has been chosen by TV presenter and designer Zoe Pocock to take part in her Hype the High Street Campaign

Friday, 26th March, 2021 12:25pm

By Sally Perry