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.

Worried about economic future of seaside towns? Don’t forget wider maritime economy, the ‘Coastal Powerhouse’

red jet 7

Iain MacKinnon, Secretary to the Maritime Skills Alliance, shares his views on the issue of seaside towns and the wider maritime economy, focusing especially on the Isle of Wight.

Thursday, 12th September, 2019 1:09pm

By Iain Mackinnon

Armfuls of awards for Briddlesford’s pedigree Guernsey cows

Paul, James the dog and cows

At the prestigious awards held in Somerset, of the 16 classes, cows and bulls from the Briddlesford Lodge Farm Herd won seven, and took reserve in six classes.

Thursday, 12th September, 2019 10:31am

By Judi Griffin

Will you be taking part in Isle of Wight Goatober?

goatober postage stamp

It's been happening around the world for sometime, but this is the first Goatober to take place on the Isle of Wight, raising awareness of goat meat, milk, cheese and fudge produced on the Island.

Wednesday, 11th September, 2019 6:47pm

By David Yates

Tops Day Nurseries celebrate ‘Nursery of the Year’ award with Isle of Wight College

tops nursery college award

Manager of the nursery said, "it's such a privilege and we are all delighted to have been recognised for all of our hard work."

Wednesday, 11th September, 2019 10:09am

By Zoe Roberts

Merchant Navy Medal for Meritorious Service awarded to Isle of Wight ferry company CEO

Fran Collins- Red Funnel CEO

The award recognises those who have set an outstanding example to others and made contributions in the areas of maritime safety, training, efficiency, welfare, and saving lives at sea.

Wednesday, 4th September, 2019 8:44am

By Melissa Piercy

Investment in GKN Aerospace’s Isle of Wight operation praised by MP

GKNA Garry Hernes Bob Seely

The MP said that companies like GKN Aerospace help the Isle of Wight raise its profile on the international stage.

Wednesday, 4th September, 2019 8:20am

By The Office of Bob Seely with 2 readers' comments

Proceeds from Yarmouth Vintage Boot Sale to fund creative classes for primary school children

money being counted

A huge well done to Nao Utsumi for pulling off yet another successful Vintage Boot Sale, the proceeds of which will go to fund creative classes for young Islanders at the primary school.

Monday, 2nd September, 2019 3:15pm

By Sally Perry

Goodleaf Tree Climbing chosen for ‘Small Biz 100’ national campaign

Goodleaf tree climbing - boy and Paul

Many congratulations to the Isle of Wight's Goodleaf Tree Climbing who have been selected as one of this year’s ‘Small Biz 100’ and will be in the national spotlight in October.

Friday, 30th August, 2019 4:40pm

By Abigail Fox with one comment

Watch: Wyatt & Jack live on BBC’s One Show

Georgia and Steve from Wyatt and Jack on the one show

Isle of Wight business Wyatt and Jack were live on The One Show last night, flying the flag for the Island and sustainable living.

Friday, 30th August, 2019 9:17am

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight’s Wyatt and Jack featured in BBC News article on plastic waste

wyatt and jack inflatable toucan bag

The small, but growing business based in Ryde on the Isle of Wight appears today on the BBC's main UK news site.

Wednesday, 28th August, 2019 2:43pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight shop owners urged to enter national competition

High Street sign

There are less than two weeks to enter the competition to promote IW shops and "show everyone what the Island has to offer", says the MP.

Wednesday, 28th August, 2019 9:05am

By The Office of Bob Seely

Southampton’s Royal Pier deal scrapped

Artist impression of Southampton Royal Pier

Southampton's Royal Pier development – which was due to sit on the current site of the Red Funnel ferry terminal - has been scrapped. Details within.

Tuesday, 27th August, 2019 7:19pm

By Maria Zaccaro, Local Democracy Reporter