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.

Petrol/Diesel Prices: Update

Petrol/Diesel Prices: Update

We haven’t put one of these up for a while as the prices seemed to remain consistent. Here’s the latest in the South. Cheapest non-supermarket stations within 5 miles of “PO38” for Diesel Station :

Wednesday, 24th September, 2008 2:47pm

By Sally Perry

Ikea Southampton Job Fayre

Ikea Southampton Job Fayre

Many of our readers will already be aware that a new Ikea store is due to open in Southampton next year. This offers a great opportunity for those on living on the Isle of Wight

Tuesday, 23rd September, 2008 3:11pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Shirley Robertson Sails With Young Mums

Shirley Robertson Sails With Young Mums

Double Olympic gold medallist, Shirley Robertson, will be out on the Solent this coming Thursday with a group of young mothers from the Isle of Wight. It is part of a collaboration between charity UKSA,

Tuesday, 23rd September, 2008 11:52am

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

PriceWaterhouseCoopers Complete Mural At St Catherine’s

PriceWaterhouseCoopers Complete Mural At St Catherine’s

You might remember a couple of weeks ago, we reported that a group of accountants from Southampton were going to be swapping their laptops for paintbrushes and help with some mural painting at

Monday, 22nd September, 2008 4:36pm

By Sally Perry

HantsWeb Awards: Real Island Food Company Shortlisted

HantsWeb Awards: Real Island Food Company Shortlisted

We were very proud to announce last week that VentnorBlog has been shortlisted for the HantsWeb Awards and promised to bring you more details on the other six shortlisted from the Island. Congratulations to the

Thursday, 18th September, 2008 9:31am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Rapanui – The Green Clothing Company (Podcast – part two)

Rapanui – The Green Clothing Company (Podcast – part two)

The Drake-Knight boys tell us about their ambitions for their clothing company Rapanui.

Wednesday, 17th September, 2008 8:22am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Petrol/Diesel Price Updates

Petrol/Diesel Price Updates

Cheapest non- supermarket stations within 5 miles of “PO38” for Diesel Station : Sandford Garage Address : Godshill, Sandford, Ventnor, PO38 3AL Brand : Unbranded Distance : 2.92 Price : 126.9p Updated

Monday, 15th September, 2008 3:53pm

By Sally Perry

Ventbag: September 2008 Update

Ventbag: September 2008 Update

With all quiet on the public front over the last few months as far as Ventbag has been concerned, we were pleased to receive this update over the weekend below from the Ventbag team.

Monday, 15th September, 2008 10:36am

By VentBag with 2 readers' comments

David Pugh: All Major Towns Should Have Tourist Information Centres

David Pugh: All Major Towns Should Have Tourist Information Centres

David Pugh praises Ventnor's Tourist information office being re-located to Season's newsagent in town, saying that all town should have tourist information centres

Friday, 12th September, 2008 3:41pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Southampton Boat Show: Hybrid Marine Launch New Product

Southampton Boat Show: Hybrid Marine Launch New Product

Hybrid Marine, a company based at the IW Enterprise Hub in Newport are, we hear from the Economic Partnership, launching a new product at the Southampton Boat Show. We’re no expert about these things, so

Friday, 12th September, 2008 12:07pm

By Sally Perry

Petrol/Diesel Update

Petrol/Diesel Update

Cheapest non-supermarket stations within 5 miles of “PO38” for Diesel Station : Sandford Garage Address : Godshill, Sandford, Ventnor, PO38 3AL Brand : Unbranded Price : 125.9p Updated : 02-09-2008 Station

Thursday, 4th September, 2008 8:00am

By Rachael Brooks

View For Sale (And House Thrown In)

View For Sale (And House Thrown In)

Has anyone else noticed the novel approach that one Ventnor home-owner has taken in selling their property? Rather than marketing the the actual house, the home-owner (a friend of ours) has made the decision to

Tuesday, 2nd September, 2008 3:00pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments