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.

Wight Ryder II: New Wightlink Craft Spy Photos

Wight Ryder II: New Wightlink Craft Spy Photos

Well done Eric for getting these great shots of the new Wight Ryder undergoing sea trials.

Thursday, 23rd July, 2009 2:20pm

By Simon Perry with one comment

Further Arrests During Vestas Blades Demonstration

Two more people have been arrested at the Vestas demonstration.

Wednesday, 22nd July, 2009 3:53pm

By Sally Perry

Petrol/Diesel Prices: Update

Petrol/Diesel Prices: Update

Check out the non-supermarket petrol and diesel prices in South Wight.

Wednesday, 22nd July, 2009 1:43pm

By Rachael Brooks

Change4Life Launch Tonight

Change4Life Launch Tonight

Groups interested in helping improve the health of the Island might want to attend the launch of Change4Life programme tonight.

Wednesday, 22nd July, 2009 11:07am

By Rachael Brooks

Vestas Staff Occupy Newport Offices: Breaking News: Update 2 (podcast)

Vestas Staff Occupy Newport Offices: Breaking News: Update 2 (podcast)

Big development on the Vestas redundancies, as the workers take over the building.

Monday, 20th July, 2009 9:17pm

By Sally Perry with 12 readers' comments

Vestas Not Interested in Grants From Government

Vestas Not Interested in Grants From Government

Government grants would not have saved Vestas on the Island.

Thursday, 16th July, 2009 2:41pm

By Rachael Brooks with 8 readers' comments

£750k Isle of Wight Tourism Marketing Contract Up For Grabs

£750k Isle of Wight Tourism Marketing Contract Up For Grabs

Marketing agencies will bid against each other for the £750,000 contract to promote the Isle of Wight.

Tuesday, 14th July, 2009 11:28am

By Sally Perry

Petrol/Diesel Prices: Update

Petrol/Diesel Prices: Update

Slight changes on petrol and diesel prices in South Wight.

Monday, 13th July, 2009 4:15pm

By Rachael Brooks with 2 readers' comments

David Pugh Aims For The Top (Of The World)

David Pugh Aims For The Top (Of The World)

Leader of the Council David Pugh will be attempting to climb a rather large oak tree in Ryde today.

Friday, 10th July, 2009 12:43pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Friends of the Earth Call To Save Vestas

Friends of the Earth Call To Save Vestas

Friends of the Earth have started a petition calling on the Goverment to help save jobs at Vestas.

Wednesday, 8th July, 2009 1:53pm

By Rachael Brooks

First Island Post Office in a Pub

First Island Post Office in a Pub

Chris Wallis popped down to The Broadway Inn yesterday to see the opening of the first Island Post Office in a Pub.

Tuesday, 7th July, 2009 1:48pm

By Chris Wallis with one comment

Isle of Wight Sustainable Business Network: Why Wouldn’t You Sign Up?

Isle of Wight Sustainable Business Network: Why Wouldn’t You Sign Up?

Here's an offer that's hard to refuse - free sustainable guidance for Island businesses.

Thursday, 2nd July, 2009 2:47pm

By Simon Perry