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.

Solent LEP supports call for PPE supplies from businesses not using them

PPE mask and gloves

If you're a company which currently has saleable stock of PPE equipment which would normally be used in the operation of your business but is currently sitting idle, are you able to sell this to public organisations in great need?

Monday, 6th April, 2020 2:33pm

By Bex Pearce

Council suspends scaffolding charges for next four weeks

Men standing on scaffolding around a building

The Council and Island Roads have relaxed the scaffolding rules for the next four weeks

Monday, 6th April, 2020 12:01pm

By IW Council Press Office with one comment

Isle of Wight Distillery’s hand sanitiser now available to the public

hand sanitiser in barrel

Isle of Wight Distillery's hand sanitiser is now available to the public at a number of outlets across the Island

Saturday, 4th April, 2020 10:26am

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

Isle of Wight council to make Government grant payments for qualifying business ratepayers

Trees outside County Hall

The council is preparing to make payments to those eligible businesses as swiftly as it is able

Thursday, 2nd April, 2020 9:47am

By IW Council Press Office with one comment

Bob Seely consults Chief Constable on measures to prevent visitors to the Isle of Wight

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The MP asked what can reasonably be done to deter any potential visitors over the Easter period

Wednesday, 1st April, 2020 3:00pm

By Sally Perry with 18 readers' comments

Solent LEP launches Isle of Wight business resilience fund in response to Coronavirus

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The fund is for rural small SMEs looking to develop alternative ways of working, delivering products and services to the marketplace, marketing expenditure and other resilience initiatives

Wednesday, 1st April, 2020 2:47pm

By Bex Pearce

New group aims to connect Isle of Wight farmers with local communities and potential workforce

person handing over a bowl of tomatoes to another person

A new Group which initially aims to connects farmers and a potential land army, "creating jobs and resilience to the Island's local food production" has launched on Facebook

Wednesday, 1st April, 2020 9:03am

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Isle of Wight’s Vikoma secures £300,000 government-backed guarantees to export equipment to help clean-up oil spills

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The government-backed guarantees will help Vikoma deliver on the 25 tenders to export equipment that will help contain and clean-up oil spills in marine and industrial centres across the globe

Tuesday, 31st March, 2020 9:54am

By Natalie Addis

Isle of Wight companies donate or help make vital equipment in the fight against Coronavirus

MHI Vestas delivering donated items

MHI Vestas and GKN Aerospace are both involved in donating or making items to help in the fight against Coronavirus

Monday, 30th March, 2020 7:55pm

By Sally Perry

No business wants to endanger employees, but we should add workers to list of heroes, says Quigley

Richard Quigley

Labour's Richard Quigley says that rather than demonise firms such as GKN, Vestas and Vikoma for keeping their staff working, we should add the brave men and women going into work to the list of heroes and do everything we can to keep them safe

Monday, 30th March, 2020 3:54pm

By Julian Critchley with 14 readers' comments

Solent LEP assembles Solent Task Force to tackle Coronavirus and help businesses

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The Solent LEP say the Task Force has been set up to share best practice and intelligence, particularly related to business rates relief and administering the small grants programme

Monday, 30th March, 2020 3:01pm

By Sally Perry

‘Urgent action needed to protect workers’ from Coronavirus, says IW Green Party

factory worker

Vix Lowthion says it's unreasonable for employees to choose between a job or the health of their family

Friday, 27th March, 2020 5:41pm

By Sally Perry with 9 readers' comments