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.

First Isle of Wight business fined for breaking Covid rules

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Businesses that breach Covid regulations can be fined, in court, of up to £10,000

Thursday, 14th January, 2021 1:39pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 2 readers' comments

Letter: More can be done by ferry companies to protect our ‘gateways’ from Covid-19

Ferry port at Yarmouth

This reader believes that much more can easily be done by the ferry companies to protect the Isle of Wight and its high percentage of older and vulnerable residents from Covid-19. He explains how here

Monday, 11th January, 2021 1:09pm

By Thomas Cowley with 8 readers' comments

Happy New Year to all our readers, we couldn’t have done it without you

scrabble letters spelling out Happy New Year

Hello 2021! We’re all hoping it will be better than last year of course. 2020 did have one highlight for News OnTheWight - the amazing support you the readers gave us. It made a massive difference - Thank you

Friday, 1st January, 2021 4:56pm

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

Isle of Wight business chosen for ferry company’s payment tills

Father and daughter David and Sophie Jackson from WRS with Wightlink Retail Support Manager Scott Rymer

Wightlink say the Newport-based family business has become an industry leader since being formed in 2003 by David Jackson

Tuesday, 29th December, 2020 11:22am

By Karen Woods with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Rural Awards 2020: Winners announced

Nettlecombe Farm IOW awards 2020 - four people standing in farm yard with award certificates

Find out who the other winners are in this year's Royal Isle of Wight Agricultural Society Rural Awards

Thursday, 17th December, 2020 9:47am

By Michael Sims with one comment

Prestigious travel awards ‘a ringing endorsement’ of staff’s hard work says holiday park chief

Children running along Nodes Point Beach past colourful beach huts

The CEO says their teams have worked exceptionally hard to put a smile on the face of so many British families after such a difficult year

Tuesday, 15th December, 2020 10:26am

By Ed Hopper

Pioneering Isle of Wight company flies the flag for innovative excellence (again!)

Photo of the staff members

The regional award recognised the company's pioneering innovation in AI technology to assist sectors including cancer detection, homeland security and nuclear decontamination

Friday, 11th December, 2020 7:09am

By Gavin Foster with one comment

Deadline for discretionary grant for businesses affected by Lockdown #2 brought forward

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The deadline has been brought forward by two weeks, so if you haven't already applied for the discretionary grant from the Isle of Wight council you need to get your skates on

Friday, 11th December, 2020 7:05am

By IW Council Press Office

Pop-up artisan shops in Newport bring more choice to Christmas shopping

Cllr Jones-Evans with pop-up shopkeepers at 30 High Street

The pop-up shops include festive decorations, children’s toys, fudge, leather handbags, wire-wrap jewellery and ceramics, all from local providers and with the majority made on the Island

Friday, 11th December, 2020 7:03am

By IW Council Press Office with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight company awarded ‘Best Bespoke Engineering Solutions Firm’

Photos of Willow Barn offices and three staff members

AES were able to demonstrate their design and engineering excellence, commitment and dedication to customers, and projects, during a period of much disruption and uncertainty. Well done to them all

Thursday, 10th December, 2020 8:53am

By Sally Perry with one comment

‘Hug in a Mug’ aims to deliver a well-being service for the community

hug in a mug team holding their products

Ryde Academy’s 2020-21 Young Enterprise team have come up with a super product this Christmas. The 'Hug in a Mug' is a great-tasting local product that aims to spread some cheer this Christmas

Tuesday, 8th December, 2020 3:21pm

By Maisie Revert with one comment

Isle of Wight council slams suggestion of ‘booze cruises to the Island’ as ‘completely irresponsible’

Dave Stewart with IWC logo background on zoom meeting

The Isle of Wight council leader said he was deeply alarmed to read online reports suggesting people might be planning to visit for drinking sessions

Thursday, 3rd December, 2020 4:29pm

By IW Council Press Office with 6 readers' comments