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.

Last chance for Isle of Wight businesses to apply for Government business grants

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Over £47,000,000 has been paid out to Isle of Wight businesses as part of the two grant schemes from the Government, but it will be closing very soon, so eligible businesses are urged to apply before the deadline

Wednesday, 12th August, 2020 9:27am

By IW Council Press Office

High praise for Isle of Wight and Facebook community from first-time holiday-makers

Minka Dyszynska-Bonnage and family at The Hut

Having holidayed in Devon for the last ten years, Minka and her family decided to try the Isle of Wight. The great community spirit won them over. Details within

Tuesday, 11th August, 2020 1:13pm

By Sally Perry with 21 readers' comments

Isle of Wight shopkeepers urged to enter ‘best small shops competition’

The outside of the shop Lesley's Nutshell

Judges will be looking for evidence of entrepreneurial spirit, ways small shops have been innovative and what they have done to have a lasting positive impact on their community

Monday, 10th August, 2020 9:34am

By The Office of Bob Seely with 2 readers' comments

Eat Out to Help Out: Every Isle of Wight business (200+) taking part – in a single, simple list (update 4)

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Here are all 200+ Isle of Wight ‘Eat out to help out’ businesses, in a single, sort-able list - brought together by News OnTheWight to make it simple to find where you can get your 50% discount

Tuesday, 4th August, 2020 12:29pm

By Simon Perry with one comment

Isle of Wight council staff redeployed as Island Ambassadors to help keep Islanders and visitors Covid-safe

Beach ambassadors and Dave Stewart standing in front of Sandown Pier

The role of the new Island Ambassadors is to patrol tourist hotspots checking for any problems, making sure people are happy on the beaches and adhering to social distance guidelines

Tuesday, 4th August, 2020 9:14am

By IW Council Press Office with 12 readers' comments

Letter: Will ‘Coronapreneurs’ hold the key to saving the Isle of Wight’s economy

Funko Superman in shallow focus

This reader asks whether the ‘Coronapreneurs’ hold the key to saving the Island’s economy and if so, what is their secret

Monday, 3rd August, 2020 8:30am

By Hans Bromwich

MP calls for a tailored support package to help the coach industry get back on the road

back Britain's coaches logo

The MP is asking for clearer guidance for the coach industry, so they can get back on the road and support a resurgence of domestic tourism

Wednesday, 29th July, 2020 5:01pm

By The Office of Bob Seely with 3 readers' comments

Government launch Covid-19 ‘action cards’ in event of an outbreak

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The action cards provide specific advice on the issues each type of organisation may face now lockdown restrictions have been eased

Tuesday, 28th July, 2020 4:23pm

By IW Council Press Office

New Visit Isle of Wight ad being shown to targeted audiences on Sky

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Islanders won't see the ads as they will only be shown to a targeted audience of people using the Sky platform

Tuesday, 28th July, 2020 3:33pm

By Simon Clark with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Fuels to close: Concerns over knock-on effect for customers and companies in supply chain

isle of wight fuels - depot

The parent company for Isle of Wight Fuels say they came to the decision after staff consultations and a detailed examination of the trading options

Monday, 27th July, 2020 5:18pm

By Sally Perry with 10 readers' comments

BAE Systems apprentice takes over Maritime LinkedIn channel, speaking to over 36,000 people

Gabrielle Morgan outside BAE site

You can follow Gabrielle's LinkedIn channel takeover next week for a unique insight into the talented and diverse people who are at the core of the business

Friday, 24th July, 2020 2:20pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Face coverings will be mandatory in shops, supermarkets, shopping centres and more from Friday

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The new regulations come into force to help fight the spread of Coronavirus (Covid-19). Details within

Thursday, 23rd July, 2020 6:07pm

By Sally Perry with 29 readers' comments