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

Cheapest non supermarket stations within 5 miles of “PO38” for Diesel Station : Whitwell Garage Address : High Street, Whitwell, Ventnor, PO38 2PY Brand : Texaco Price : 99.9p Updated

Thursday, 26th February, 2009 10:54am

By Rachael Brooks

Island Expo 09: A Tour Part One

Island Expo 09: A Tour Part One

New VB writer Rosemary Hutton has been up at Island Expo 09 and has a series of articles coming out VentnorBlog over the next couple of days. The first two pieces give an overview

Thursday, 26th February, 2009 10:37am

By Rosemary Hutton

HoC Treasury Committee Question Bank Of England Staff: Live Video

HoC Treasury Committee Question Bank Of England Staff: Live Video

For those with an interest in the meltdown of the banks — and frankly who isn’t? — at 10:30 this morning, the House of Commons Treasury Committee will be questioning representatives from the Bank

Thursday, 26th February, 2009 10:26am

By Simon Perry

New Wightlink Ferries Go Into Service Today

New Wightlink Ferries Go Into Service Today

The BBC are reporting today on the introduction of Wightlink’s two new ferries. Anyone travelling on the Yarmouth-Lymington route recently couldn’t have helped but notice the gleaming new ferries based in the

Wednesday, 25th February, 2009 1:45pm

By Rachael Brooks

Advertisers Sought For Map of Ventnor

Advertisers Sought For Map of Ventnor

he Ventnor Business Association is in the process of preparing a new edition of the popular Ventnor Map/Brochure in the hope to get it published in time for Easter. The maps will be widely

Wednesday, 25th February, 2009 7:33am

By Linda Chester

Island Expo: Free Business Seminars Tomorrow and Thursday

Island Expo: Free Business Seminars Tomorrow and Thursday

Island Expo gets started tomorrow.

Tuesday, 24th February, 2009 11:12am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Ventnor Business Association AGM: Next Tuesday

Ventnor Business Association AGM: Next Tuesday

Calling all businesses in Ventnor. Don’t forget that next Tuesday sees the Annual General Meeting of the Ventnor Business Association take place at the Ventnor Winter Gardens. We understand that there are a number of vacancies

Tuesday, 24th February, 2009 9:50am

By Linda Chester with one comment

Cheverton Down Wind Turbines: Cornwall Light and Power Interview Part One (podcast)

Cheverton Down Wind Turbines: Cornwall Light and Power Interview Part One (podcast)

We know that there’s disagreement on the Island about if Wind turbines should be placed here. We approached this interview with Steve Allen from Cornwall Light and Power (CL&P) from the basis of really not

Tuesday, 24th February, 2009 8:39am

By Simon Perry with 7 readers' comments

Business Expo 2009

Business Expo 2009

At the end of May, the Isle of Wight Beacon will be teaming up with Jigsaw Sales and Marketing Associates to deliver the first comprehensive Business Expo for the Isle of Wight. This Expo is

Monday, 23rd February, 2009 2:44pm

By Sally Perry

Mamilossa: Latest Island Hovercraft Goes To The Canadian Coast Guard

Mamilossa: Latest Island Hovercraft Goes To The Canadian Coast Guard

We saw/heard a hovercraft buzzing past Ventnor last week and wondering if they had got lost on the way to Ryde :) We put out a call on Twitter to see if others had seen

Monday, 23rd February, 2009 1:46pm

By Simon Perry

Watch TV and Save The Planet?

Watch TV and Save The Planet?

Want to do your bit to save the planet, and still be a couch potato? Well, if you missed staying in on Friday night (20 February) for BBC2’s Natural World then sadly you

Sunday, 22nd February, 2009 1:05pm

By Rowan Adams with 3 readers' comments

Petrol/Diesel Prices: Update

Petrol/Diesel Prices: Update

Slight changes in the price of non-supermarket fuel this week. Cheapest non-supermarket stations within 5 miles of “PO38” for Diesel Station : Sandford Garage Address : Godshill, Sandford, Ventnor, PO38 3AL Brand :

Tuesday, 17th February, 2009 10:33am

By Rachael Brooks