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.

Head into Ryde for the Totally Local Fiver Fest to help protect and save the High Street for the future

Ryde fiver fest poster

The Totally Local Fiver Fest campaign's message is to spend little and often at independent businesses to make a real difference to your high street

Saturday, 15th February, 2020 10:25am

By Feature Writer

‘We must take better care of ourselves’ says CLA Deputy President as mental health campaign launches

farmer standing in field and looking at the sky

Deputy President of the CLA says farmers are renowned for the care they give to their livestock and the attention they give their crops, but now is the time to better take care of themselves

Tuesday, 11th February, 2020 8:47am

By Michael Sims

Confirmed: The Isle of Wight is to get another McDonald’s

Climbing frame at McDonalds

Three separate planning applications have been submitted by McDonald’s to install its famous golden arches signs at the site

Monday, 10th February, 2020 3:02pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 9 readers' comments

It’s a whopper! Latest casualty of Isle of ‘White’ blooper revealed

Burger King Blooper

It's happened before and it'll no doubt happen again. An incoming corporation has trouble with the correct spelling of the Isle of Wight

Sunday, 9th February, 2020 8:34pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs agrees to Isle of Wight visit


The Isle of Wight MP said the Island Deal could include support for small-scale abattoirs or humane slaughter on farms, as well as milk storage, grain storage and vegetable box erectors on the Island

Thursday, 6th February, 2020 12:48pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

People’s Gallery to close, but bright future for town, says Biz Assoc.

closing down sign in shop window

Chair of the Business Association says the town has a bright future with a minimum of £900,000 being invested in the High Street

Monday, 3rd February, 2020 11:14am

By Peter Gruner

Innovators and investors: Don’t miss VentureFest South 2020

venturefest south conference

This interactive, one-day conference features great speakers, seminars, workshops, and demonstrations of the latest technology and innovations

Monday, 27th January, 2020 12:51pm

By Richard Jones

Minister commits to helping Isle of Wight business seeking export finance

Liz Truss visiting South Wraxall

The Minister said she'd be very happy to look at the case for the Isle of Wight business and make sure they're getting the support they need

Friday, 24th January, 2020 1:12pm

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

Prospect of national sales for Isle of Wight roasted coffee beans a reality

mike and wayne Island tea and coffee

Already in Morrisons stores in Hampshire, this certification will now open doors for The Island Tea and Coffee Co’s coffee beans to be stocked in other supermarkets nationwide

Friday, 24th January, 2020 8:47am

By Jon Carter with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Lottery lends its 100th business loan, creating 400 jobs since 2002

Nosy Design received the hundredth interest free loan

Isle of Wight Lottery loans have helped Island businesses grow and in turn created over 400 jobs

Thursday, 23rd January, 2020 11:04am

By Toby Brown

Value of ‘heritage economy’ in South East region £4.6bn, say Historic England

Latest figures show huge value in the heritage economy, but there is concern at the skills gap and skills shortage in the sector

Thursday, 23rd January, 2020 6:37am

By Debbie Hickman with one comment

Isle of Wight shortlisted for top award in BBC Countryfile Magazine Awards: Your votes count

Ventnor beach

The Isle of Wight is up against some stiff competition, so your vote matters. Details within

Friday, 17th January, 2020 10:40am

By Simon Clark