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.

Island Extreme: Head to the Pop-Up to find out more about this inspiring story

Island Extreme

We love this inspirational story of a young Island lad who has thrown everything into starting up a business around a sport that he loves and excels at. Check in with Blake Nash at Island Extreme during their pop-up in Ryde between now and Boxing Day.

Thursday, 8th December, 2016 7:42pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Another Isle of Wight NatWest branch to bite the dust

Shanklin NatWest

Banks outside of Newport seem to be closing down at a rapid rate. Yes another NatWest branch is to close next year.

Tuesday, 6th December, 2016 2:44pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Isle of Wight MP calls for sustainable and independent Fisheries Policy

fish being pulled in on trawler

The Isle of Wight MP highlighted problems with the EU’s Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) and the opportunities ahead post-Brexit this week.

Friday, 2nd December, 2016 1:03pm

By Andrew Turner's Office with 7 readers' comments

Old Gaffers Festival will be back on the Isle of Wight in 2017

Boats in the harbour

With financial support from Wightlink and Visit Isle of Wight, Old Gaffers festival returns in 2017 after this year's break.

Wednesday, 30th November, 2016 2:52pm

By Sue Emmerson

Lots of free parking as council support ‘Small Business Saturday’

Free parking sign

Many of the Island's car parks will be free on Saturday as part of the Isle of Wight Council's support for 'Small Business Saturday'. Make sure you check which car parks and times of free parking.

Wednesday, 30th November, 2016 1:58pm

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

Fresh Start Walking Weekend launches on the Isle of Wight

People walking on the Isle of Wight

A new 'Walking Weekend' at the beginning of 2017 features 10 guided walks to encourage visitors to kick-start their New Year’s resolutions to get active and healthy.

Wednesday, 30th November, 2016 11:03am

By Sue Emmerson

Isle of Wight photographer’s work at derelict Atherfield gets national attention


A set of photos of derelict Atherfield Bay holiday camp by Isle of Wight photographer, Damian Haworth, have been featured on the Websites of at least two national newspapers this week.

Tuesday, 29th November, 2016 8:30am

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight Conservatives discuss agenda for jobs and prosperity

iow andrew turner mp and dairy farmer richard fisk

The Isle of Wight Conservative team, lead by Cllr Dave Stewart, met with 25 business leaders ten days ago to explore ideas for creating jobs and building on what the Island has to offer.

Monday, 28th November, 2016 8:21am

By Cllr Bob Seely with 31 readers' comments

Island Tourism Businesses dominate at the Beautiful South Awards 2016

monkey haven

The Isle of Wight scooped four Gold Awards, one Bronze and a High Commended in the Sustainable Tourism Award category. Well done to all involved.

Friday, 25th November, 2016 2:52pm

By Abigail Fox with 2 readers' comments

Visit Isle of Wight announce two new campaigns

Couple looking at sea

Visit Isle of Wight launch Romantic Breaks and Spring Escapes campaigns, designed to attract couples and families to the most romantic Island in the British Isles.

Thursday, 24th November, 2016 2:41pm

By Sue Emmerson

Vegan Friendly Ventnor: Another great step forward for this progressive town


If you live a Vegan lifestyle, this new initiative - Vegan Friendly Ventnor - will let you see instantly whether a shop, cafe, restaurant, beautician or hairdresser caters for you.

Tuesday, 22nd November, 2016 5:06pm

By Sally Perry with 12 readers' comments

Primark petition re-energised


1,773 Islanders have signed a petition urging Primark to open a branch on the Isle of Wight, so OnTheWight has been trying to find out what the plans for the old BHS building are.

Friday, 18th November, 2016 1:41pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments