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.

Head to Newport High Street to show your support for CPR challenge

emergency defibrillator

Raffle prizes have been donated by 48 businesses in this fundraiser for a defibrillator

Wednesday, 20th November, 2019 2:51pm

By Colleen Brannon

CLA calls on election candidates to back its Rural Powerhouse initiative

Michael Valenzia CLA

CLA launches Rural Powerhouse initiative to secure backing for rural economy and communities through General Election period and beyond

Tuesday, 19th November, 2019 6:48am

By Michael Sims

Learn what digital and accessibility can do for your business at the Visit Isle of Wight Tourism Conference

Tourism conference at Par Resorts Thorness:

If you're a BID levy payer, it's well worth heading to the Visit Isle of Wight tourism conference, where you'll hear from a number of speakers on subjects such as cyber security and accessibility. There'll also be a chance to take part in a Q&A, as well as specialist workshops

Thursday, 14th November, 2019 8:07am

By Feature Writer

Would Portsmouth’s chargeable clean air zone have an impact on you or your business?

Close up map of the clean air zone

Plans for a chargeable Clean Air Zone in Portsmouth have been taken to the next stage. Would the introduction of charges affect you or your business?

Monday, 11th November, 2019 9:26am

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Royal boost for Isle of Wight tomato innovator

Prince Charles at the tomato stall

The Prince showed a keen interest in the sustainability measures the Arreton nursery has in place, such as harvesting rainwater to irrigate the crop and utilizing all-natural waste with the onsite composting facility

Friday, 8th November, 2019 12:29pm

By Daniella Voisey

Sassy Isle of Wight film company giving people a voice

Sandy and partner Sassy productions

This sassy duo invite you to their re-launch party on Saturday night where you'll be able to find out more about Sassy Isle of Wight, Connecting Communities through Film and Creativity

Thursday, 7th November, 2019 4:23pm

By Sandy Ciccognani

‘Highly Commended’ International Business of the Year Award for Isle of Wight College department

IW College International Team receiving their award

The International Department at Isle of Wight College is internationally recognised and involved in some excitingly innovative projects. Well done to all involved for this award

Thursday, 31st October, 2019 4:40pm

By Rosie Mann

New President for IW Chamber of Commerce

john allen sworn in as chamber president

The new President says that whatever happens with Brexit, the business environment will change, and the Chamber will to be there to help members adapt to the new circumstances

Thursday, 31st October, 2019 10:37am

By Sally Perry

Bumper number of Isle of Wight businesses named in tourism awards

Don, Antony and keepers at Monkey Haven

The Beautiful South Awards, organised by Tourism South East, recognise the best across the region in a number of categories, and Isle of Wight businesses are a strong presence across the board

Wednesday, 30th October, 2019 9:03am

By Simon Clark

Isle of Wight’s Mermaid Gin bottle ‘perfect at every possible level’ say Design Awards’ judges

mermaid gin bottle seal

It's not just Islanders who love the new Mermaid Gin bottle, the judges of the International 2019 Design Awards thought it was a worthy winner too

Monday, 28th October, 2019 8:01pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

It’s World Pasta Day – share your favourite pasta dish and where to have it?

a delicious looking bowl of pasta

If you weren't already hungry, this end of the week piece of trivia might have your mouth watering

Friday, 25th October, 2019 11:13am

By Sally Perry

Shane Ritchie gives Isle of Wight a thumbs up – on TV in November

Shane Richie and Laura Miller from Away Resorts

Shane Ritchie filmed the Isle of Wight episode in July this year, enjoying a four-night stay in Whitecliff Bay. He was so impressed he returned with his family

Friday, 25th October, 2019 10:16am

By Sally Perry