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.

Isle of Wight Distillery wins Best Local Drink Producer in Business Awards

mermaid gin bottle seal

No stranger to awards, the Isle of Wight Distillery has picked up another, this one voted for by the public.

Friday, 24th May, 2019 12:56pm

By Sally Perry

Gold awards for Isle of Wight businesses promoting sustainable travel

Paul McCathie Goodleaf Tree Climbing and Nicola Rogers from VIOW

To reach gold standard, businesses must have committed to meeting 85% of the criteria that relate to promoting the use of sustainable transport.

Friday, 24th May, 2019 12:02pm

By Simon Clark

Seaview now home to an award-winning Art Gallery

seaview gallery exterior with linda groves

The gallery owner said the award is exciting, as well as humbling, as real people made real votes because of their experiences of the Gallery or buying from the Website.

Friday, 24th May, 2019 8:15am

By Sally Perry

Book now for ‘The event of the summer’: The Royal Isle of Wight County Show

people and a horse

This is going to be the event of the summer. As well as the Household Cavalry, there’s so much else to see and do, from tractor rides, to clay pigeon shooting and handling a pig.

Thursday, 23rd May, 2019 3:55pm

By Catherine Bassindale

Mrs Middleton’s wins Muddy Stilettos Best Bookshop Awards

Gail Downey Middleton standing outside her shop

Gail thanks those who voted for her, saying, "It's so encouraging when you run a small business to feel so well supported".

Thursday, 23rd May, 2019 3:22pm

By Sally Perry

East Cowes Group hit back at comments made by boatbuilder

venture quays

One of the group with plans for a cultural arts centre in East Cowes points out that she's been fighting for five years to keep employment on the site and would do nothing to jeopardise that.

Wednesday, 22nd May, 2019 10:51am

By Sally Perry

Serendipity Diamonds: Where you can buy ethical, conflict-free, 100% traceable Diamonds

CanadaMark Diamond

Serendipity Diamonds in Ryde offer fully traceable Diamonds, with the assurance of 100% ethical standards. Find out why their ethical Diamonds go way beyond conflict-free.

Tuesday, 21st May, 2019 6:15pm

By Feature Writer

Morrisons apply for retrospective permission for ‘garden centre’

morrisons sign

Morrisons in Lake have already built the 'garden centre' at their Lake store and are now applying for retrospective permission, but the local council recommend refusal

Tuesday, 21st May, 2019 10:48am

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

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 4 readers' comments