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.

Your vote counts for Isle of Wight locations shortlisted in Countryfile Magazine Awards

Iconic Bembridge Lifeboat station

Vote today for Sandown Bay which has been shortlisted as Best British Beach and Bembridge as Village of the Year in the Countryfile Magazine Awards.

Friday, 18th January, 2019 1:07pm

By Simon Clark

Cash boost and regeneration manager for project to rebrand Newport

Shaping Newport

Newport and Carisbrooke Parish Council has allocated £20,000 to the Shaping Newport project, and an undisclosed amount from Isle of Wight Council will be contributed to the scheme to rebrand Newport.

Tuesday, 15th January, 2019 4:34pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

No-deal Brexit planning to counter possible 20 mile motorway lorry park

Lorry exhaust

Leader of the council say they are planning for a no-deal Brexit and the possibility that 20-mile section of motorway in Hampshire could be closed and turned into a lorry park if there are severe delays at Dover or Calais.

Friday, 11th January, 2019 3:17pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 5 readers' comments

Harbour Commission patrol boat to be built on the Isle of Wight

Diverse Marine RIB design

Diverse Marine are "delighted and thankful" to be given the contract to work with Cowes Harbour Commission in developing this new vessel and for boat-building on the Isle of Wight to be supported.

Friday, 11th January, 2019 11:37am

By Charles Skillings with 2 readers' comments

The future of Sandown Post Office revealed (updated)

sandown central stores

It had been speculated at the end of last year that the Post Office in Sandown would disappear. OnTheWight can confirm the facts.

Wednesday, 9th January, 2019 10:33am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Find out how your company can get involved in sustainable transport initiatives


The business breakfast is a chance for Isle of Wight businesses to access support and advice on sustainable transport initiatives and travel planning.

Monday, 7th January, 2019 9:42am

By IW Council Press Office with 3 readers' comments

New Year’s Day boost for Isle of Wight tourism thanks to French TV

french drone footage of sheep on the isle of wight

This five minute segment shown on French TV is a fantastically cost effective way of promoting the Isle of Wight as a destination and will remain on the broadcaster's Website for 12 months. Watch here.

Friday, 4th January, 2019 2:14pm

By Simon Clark with 2 readers' comments

Self Assessment: Don’t miss the deadline

income tax monopoly board

HMRC is encouraging all Self Assessment filers to complete their returns by 31 January and is offering support every step of the way.

Friday, 4th January, 2019 8:33am

By Lucy Collins with one comment

Isle of Wight debate: Are current planning policies bad for the Island?


An expert panel of speakers will debate the challenges and opportunities facing Island farmers and landowners later this month.

Thursday, 3rd January, 2019 5:09pm

By Michael Sims with one comment

Share your views on parking in Ryde with RBA

Parking ticket machine:

The anonymous parking survey will help the Ryde Business Association to discuss issues around parking with both the town and Isle of Wight Council. It takes around 15 minutes to complete.

Thursday, 3rd January, 2019 8:30am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Post Brexit immigration rules will jeopardise rural businesses, says CLA President

isle of wight farm

The CLA say imposing an arbitrary minimum salary threshold puts at risk a variety of jobs across the agri-food sector, including some which require specialist skills.

Friday, 21st December, 2018 8:38am

By Michael Sims with 2 readers' comments

Director of Isle of Wight regeneration pleased with progress so far

regeneration workshop sheet

Chris Ashman says regeneration is a long term gain, "it’s a five or ten year process" and updates on several of the planned developments.

Thursday, 20th December, 2018 4:20pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 3 readers' comments