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.

Live Coverage of Waitrose Planning Application

Watch what happens as it happens.

Tuesday, 24th November, 2009 3:17pm

By Sally Perry

The Local in Ventnor To Close

The Local in Ventnor To Close

Sad news for staff at The Local in Ventnor as it closes it's doors next month.

Monday, 23rd November, 2009 2:37pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight logs supply: Chessell Woodyard

Isle of Wight logs supply: Chessell Woodyard

Isle of Wight logs have been supplied by Chessell Woodyard for years. They're hardwood so last well and from sustainable sources.

Thursday, 19th November, 2009 9:28pm

By Simon Perry with 34 readers' comments

Petrol/Diesel Prices Update

Petrol/Diesel Prices Update

Price changes to fuel in South Wight.

Wednesday, 18th November, 2009 2:10pm

By Rachael Brooks

Bonchurch Pond Stores Closes

Bonchurch Pond Stores Closes

The villages only post office / shop closes.

Wednesday, 18th November, 2009 10:05am

By Simon Perry with 9 readers' comments

Free Business Start-up Seminar This Thursday

Free Business Start-up Seminar This Thursday

IW Chamber are offering free business seminars this Thursday for start-ups.

Tuesday, 17th November, 2009 5:19pm

By Rachael Brooks

Wightsale: New Website for the Island

Wightsale: New Website for the Island

A new Web site is hoping to encourage Islanders to live greener lifestyles.

Tuesday, 17th November, 2009 1:28pm

By Rachael Brooks with one comment

Cowes Town Waterfront Trust Sponsors Places At Climate Change Conference

Cowes Town Waterfront Trust Sponsors Places At Climate Change Conference

Students and residents are offered discounts on entry to climate change conference.

Thursday, 12th November, 2009 1:12pm

By Rachael Brooks with 3 readers' comments

2009 Business Awards for Excellence: Who Is On The Shortlist

2009 Business Awards for Excellence: Who Is On The Shortlist

Island businesses are shortlisted for the 2009 Business Awards for Excellence.

Thursday, 12th November, 2009 12:50pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

£3m Year: Expected Cost to Island of Pensioner’s Free National Bus Travel

£3m Year: Expected Cost to Island of Pensioner’s Free National Bus Travel

Cllr Edward Giles, IW Council cabinet member for environment and transport, has revealed that the current shortfall in the scheme that sees any pensioner in the UK travel free on Island buses is expected

Friday, 6th November, 2009 11:32am

By Simon Perry with 16 readers' comments

Dan Norris MP Discusses Issue of Fallen Stock (podcast)

Dan Norris MP Discusses Issue of Fallen Stock (podcast)

Today saw a visit to the Island from Dan Norris MP to talk to farmers and officials about the issue of disposal of fallen livestock.

Thursday, 5th November, 2009 4:40pm

By Sally Perry

Government Minister Dan Norris On The Island Tomorrow (UPDATED)

Government Minister Dan Norris On The Island Tomorrow (UPDATED)

DEFRA Minister visiting the Island tomorrow.

Wednesday, 4th November, 2009 5:43pm

By Simon Perry with one comment