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.

Ventnor Business Forum: Meet Up Tomorrow Night

Ventnor Business Forum: Meet Up Tomorrow Night

Anyone with a business in Ventnor, don’t forget that tomorrow evening, the Ventnor Business Forum will be hosting an introduction event at the Ventnor Winter Gardens. There’ll be a buffet and refreshments along with information

Monday, 2nd June, 2008 4:40pm

By Sally Perry

Cheetah Marine and The Harbour Master’s Office

Cheetah Marine and The Harbour Master’s Office

One thing we’d like to make very clear, is that although we, and others, were openly against the planning application for Cheetah Marine to construct a boat building factory on the esplanade car park

Thursday, 22nd May, 2008 9:29pm

By Sal and Simon with 6 readers' comments

Calling All Ventnor Businesses

Calling All Ventnor Businesses

Many people believe that a strong community is a what makes a town successful (and certainly we agree that it plays a big part), but it is often forgotten that businesses are crucial to

Thursday, 22nd May, 2008 11:45am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Recommendations? New Board on VentnorBlog Forum

Recommendations? New Board on VentnorBlog Forum

We’ve noticed on the VentnorBlog Forum recently, that many people are using the board to seek out recommendations. The variety of recommendations is wide, from dressmakers to builders, aga servicing to pest control. Because of

Monday, 12th May, 2008 1:28pm

By Sal and Simon

Free Ads on VentnorBlog Forum

Free Ads on VentnorBlog Forum

Regular users of the VentnorBlog discussion forum will know that for some time, we’ve a free ads section, where members can freely post items for sale. In the past, users have had to be logged

Monday, 28th April, 2008 5:51pm

By Sal and Simon with 2 readers' comments

Chris Packham Becomes Dragon Patron

Chris Packham Becomes Dragon Patron

Fantastic news reaches us this morning that St George’s PMLD School is Newport has just announced that TV presenter Chris Packham, has agreed to become a patron of Dragon. What better day to make

Wednesday, 23rd April, 2008 9:26am

By Sally Perry with one comment

COUNCIL’S BUY WITH CONFIDENCE SCHEME CELEBRATES 200TH MEMBER

A SCHEME to help consumers avoid rip-off merchants and cowboys has signed up its 200th

Tuesday, 15th April, 2008 9:37am

By IW Council Press Office

Ventnor Business Association: Committee Confirmed

Following our posting a couple of weeks ago about the formation of the Ventnor Business Association, please see below full list of committee members for anyone who is interested.

Thursday, 10th April, 2008 12:10pm

By Sally Perry

Ventnor Business Association: Get Involved and Be a Part of the Towns Success

Ventnor Business Association: Get Involved and Be a Part of the Towns Success

After reading on the VentnorBlog forum that the Ventnor Business Forum would be meeting last night, we thought it would be great to go along and be able to report back on the good

Tuesday, 1st April, 2008 1:20pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

St Boniface Arms: Cocktails and Carvery

Apologies for not being able to get this one out earlier – we lost our internet connection for a while (he ho) but had planned to publish this piece on Friday afternoon and let

Saturday, 29th March, 2008 8:31pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Spyglass – 20 Year Birthday Knees Up Today

Spyglass – 20 Year Birthday Knees Up Today

The many friends of Mr and Mrs Gibbs and their band of jolly chums know this already, as will those of you who saw the three page advertorial in the CP last week (that’s

Saturday, 29th March, 2008 8:15pm

By Sal and Simon with one comment

Island MP calls Government to account on Post Office closures

Following recent Post Office Closures on the Isle of Wight and widespread concern about the process, The Island’s MP Andrew Turner MP took the opportunity to raise the issue during a Commons debate. Following

Thursday, 27th March, 2008 10:01am

By Andrew Turner's Office