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.

Pay it back or face ‘dire consequences’ former Visit Isle of Wight finance officer told in court


The former finance officer and wife of former CEO has been given more time to repay the tens of thousands that she took from Visit Isle of Wight, or face 'dire consequences' said the judge.

Friday, 16th November, 2018 12:58pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Council’s Brexit plans … shrouded in mystery. Why?

brexit sign

Brexit is a time of uncertainty for all of us, be we supporters of it or not. Why isn’t Isle of Wight council providing reassurance at a local level?

Thursday, 15th November, 2018 7:01pm

By Simon Perry with 7 readers' comments

Clean Air Zone plans go on hold after almost 10,000 respond to consultation

Southampton CAZ proposed area - April 2017

Southampton councillors say they want to properly analyse the exceptional response to its 12-week consultation before a plan is sent to Westminster.

Thursday, 15th November, 2018 9:56am

By William Rimell, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

Isle of Wight council to meet business associations over parking charge plans

glasses on table

As reported last week by OnTheWight, the 3,000+ signature petition will be debated at next week's full council meeting. IWC announce they will meet with business associations over parking charge plans

Wednesday, 14th November, 2018 1:19pm

By IW Council Press Office with 5 readers' comments

Parish Council join business association to oppose parking charges plan

Parking meter

The Newport and Carisbrooke Parish Council have joined forces with the Business Association to oppose plans to introduce parking charges in the Nodehill and Crocker Street area of the county town.

Tuesday, 13th November, 2018 3:42pm

By Sally Perry

New Isle of Wight CLA Chairman says rural world facing ‘greatest period of uncertainty for a generation’

Laurence Taylor IOW

New opportunities, as well as challenges await rural businesses who are facing great uncertainty says the new chairman of the Isle of Wight branch of the CLA.

Tuesday, 13th November, 2018 1:46pm

By Michael Sims with one comment

Isle of Wight business voted top of Which? report for best online retailers

computer keyboard and paperwork

It's quite an achievement to come top in the country for best online retail experience - and double "Hurrah!" it's an Isle of Wight business!

Tuesday, 13th November, 2018 1:23pm

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight investment firm wins prestigious award for ethical and sustainable investment

chris welsford - ayres punchard

As well as Chris Welsford being shortlised for the ‘Impact Award for Individual Financial Adviser’, his investment firm, Ayres Punchard picked up the ‘Impact Award for Financial Advisory Firm’.

Monday, 12th November, 2018 4:48pm

By Alex Welsford with 2 readers' comments

Thousands oppose introduction of parking charges, qualifying petition for council debate

Parking ticket machine:

There is still time to sign the petition if you oppose the Isle of Wight council's plans to introduce parking charges on Union Street in Ryde. The petition is being submitted to the IWC for debate later this month.

Thursday, 8th November, 2018 4:10pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

New parking charges, ‘another nail in the coffin for small business’

ldrs union street

Shop owners have also accused the Isle of Wight Council of failing to support independent shops, or having a consistent parking strategy and have vowed the ‘fight is on’.

Wednesday, 7th November, 2018 3:05pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 4 readers' comments

Gold for Briddlesford at World Cheese Awards

Izzy, Debi, Julie with Cheddars

Flying the flag for the Isle of Wight and beating 3,500 cheeses from 29 nations, Briddlesford Lodge Farm's cheddar came home with Gold!

Wednesday, 7th November, 2018 8:20am

By Judi Griffin

Parking petition reaches over 1,600 signatures

union street roadworks

The petition opposing the introduction of parking charges on Union Street, Ryde has attracted over 1,500 signatures and organisers hope to reach 2,500.

Monday, 5th November, 2018 7:32pm

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments