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.

Sandown councillor prosecuted for filthy restaurant kitchen

The dirty floor in the Swad kitchen

After failing three inspections in a row, the Isle of Wight council took Sandown restaurateur to court. Prosecutions are needed to "protect the public" said a food hygiene official.

Thursday, 16th May, 2019 1:54pm

By IW Council Press Office with 2 readers' comments

Vote now for all Isle of Wight businesses shortlisted for Muddy Stilettos Awards

Borneo Pantry jars and vegetables

It takes a few minutes to vote, but with stiff competition from other areas, it'll make a huge difference for these small businesses who deserve the recognition

Thursday, 16th May, 2019 8:34am

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight brewery launches ‘Planet’ gluten-free and vegan-friendly lager

Planet Lager among the daisies

This Isle of Wight Brewery continues to innovate and now launches a gluten-free, vegan-friendly lager using local malted barley, known as ‘Planet’.

Tuesday, 14th May, 2019 12:02pm

By Hannah Crookes

Variation of options for St George’s Park land could increase value by £175k

south coast leisure plans

More variations on land options from Isle of Wight council sought - if approved could benefit IWC by £175K.

Monday, 13th May, 2019 3:24pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

The Wight Book: 250+ pages of stunning photography celebrating Isle of Wight innovation, creativity, commerce, heritage and more

The Wight Book

The Wight Book, launching in June, is a glorious celebration of the incredible creativity, innovation, heritage and more that the Island offers for those who visit and live here.

Friday, 10th May, 2019 4:45pm

By Michelle Russell

Isle of Wight and three specific locations a big focus in top German Newspaper today

IW in German paper

An article about Brexit and the UK in top German paper today features the Isle of Wight quite prominently today. Another win for Isle of Wight tourism.

Thursday, 2nd May, 2019 6:53pm

By Sally Perry

Caroline’s Isle of Wight B&B breakfast is England’s Champion

AA Award for Best Breakfast in England for B&B owner Caroline Gurney-Champion of Gotten Manor Chale with award

As well as Caroline Gurney-Champion winning best breakfast in the country, two Isle of Wight B&Bs picked up awards

Wednesday, 1st May, 2019 5:11pm

By Simon Clark

Successful launch for new Isle of Wight artisan shop which features micro-business makers

Whistle and Hound Team, Stockists & Local Businesses

You'll find products from 16 Isle of Wight micro-business makers stocked in Freshwater's newest artisan shop which also features other independent British businesses and ethically sourced goods.

Wednesday, 1st May, 2019 8:37am

By Marianne Cheung

Monkey Haven keepers go bananas with Gold Green Star

Monkey haven Gold Star for green travel - on a bike

Monkey Haven has been awarded a Gold in Visit Isle of Wight’s Green Star scheme. Well done to all involved.

Tuesday, 30th April, 2019 5:07pm

By Kelly Wickes with one comment

Isle of Wight sustainable clothing company, Rapanui, makes it into Wired Magazine

rapanui bill board poster by Andrew Nordbruch

Since we first interviewed them in their parents' spare room in 2008, the Drake-Knight brothers of Rapanui fame have continued to grow and innovate.

Monday, 29th April, 2019 6:59pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Jail for man who recorded from TV, then sold them as DVDs online

man watching sport on tv by obayda PH

The Isle of Wight Crown Court heard how the man made more than £100,000 selling home-made DVDs of sporting matches he recorded from Sky Sports, BT Sport, UEFA, Eurosport, ESPN, ITC and the BBC.

Monday, 29th April, 2019 4:02pm

By IW Council Press Office with 3 readers' comments

Isle of Wight retailers ‘up in arms’ about four-day road closure

regent street road closure

Retailers say they have not been consulted and are up in arms about the road closure.

Saturday, 27th April, 2019 7:35pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments