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.

Isle of Wight’s GKN takes Silver at prestigious business awards

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GKN, based in East Cowes, picked up a Silver Health and Safety Award for achieving the most impressive or innovative improvement in the health and safety culture of the workplace.

Monday, 20th November, 2017 4:44pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Allow landowners to temporarily divert footpaths, say CLA

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Where there is a risk of harm to the public, dogs or livestock, landowners have called for a common-sense measure to allow them to divert footpaths on a temporary basis.

Friday, 17th November, 2017 6:54pm

By Helen Symes with 6 readers' comments

Fishermen invited to have say on new measures

fishing trawler

The MCA has launched a public consultation on measures which would address all aspects of living and working conditions on fishing vessels, including decent crew accommodation, work agreements, medical fitness of seafarers and medical care on board.

Thursday, 16th November, 2017 4:22pm

By Heather Skull

Retailers in Cowes town centre invited to offer Post Office services

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Retailers in Cowes interested in offering Post Office services are invited to speak to the Post Office about how they could help bring those services back to Cowes town centre.

Thursday, 16th November, 2017 7:21am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Isle of Wight’s Premier Ford voted one of ‘Best Dealerships To Work For’

Premier Ford

Premier Ford in Newport has been voted for by staff as one of the best places to work. They work hard to look after their staff and create a happy environment for all to work in.

Wednesday, 15th November, 2017 12:26pm

By Jack Gorman

Sandham Gardens to be leased to The Needles Park owner by Sandown Town Council

Sandown council have created the conditions where the owner of the Needles Park can lease Sandham Gardens. A public consultation takes place later this month.

Wednesday, 15th November, 2017 9:49am

By Simon Perry with one comment

Isle of Wight build of Red Jet 7 ahead of schedule

red jet 7 hull

Sea trials and crew training are expected to commence in June 2018 ahead of Red Jet 7's official naming ceremony in Cowes in July next year.

Tuesday, 14th November, 2017 4:46pm

By Stuart Hunt with 2 readers' comments

Help for Isle of Wight businesses facing steep increases in business rates

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The funding is available via the Isle of Wight Council until 2021 and is from a central government discretionary fund.

Thursday, 9th November, 2017 12:36pm

By IW Council Press Office

Want Isle of Wight Gigabit broadband? Here’s where and when

gigabit Phase 1

There'll be plenty of home Internet users as well as businesses keen to find out when the 1Gb broadband connection will be available in their area. OnTheWight has the details.

Wednesday, 8th November, 2017 2:38pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

New Startup Centre planned for the Isle to Wight

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Begin your thinking on new technology startup ideas. A Startup Centre is coming to the Isle of Wight.

Wednesday, 8th November, 2017 10:56am

By Simon Perry with 3 readers' comments

Gigabit Isle of Wight by 2021 thanks to £35m investment

wightfibre cables

At today's (Wednesday) Solent Digital Conference in Cowes, WightFibre announces that it has secured a £35m investment to build a full-fibre, future proof, ultrafast (Gigabit) broadband network across the Isle of Wight.

Wednesday, 8th November, 2017 9:52am

By Dale Howarth with 9 readers' comments

MHI Vestas plan to paint giant Isle of Wight blades at new plant in Fawley

MHI Vestas

Creating 50 new jobs in Fawley, MHI Vestas expands their UK industrial footprint with a new blade painting and logistics facility in the location of the former power station.

Wednesday, 8th November, 2017 7:38am

By Michael Morris with one comment