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.

OFT Investigation: Have Your Say

Quick reminder. There’s still time to add your voice to Andrew Turner’s call for a full investigation of the Ferry services to the Island. It’s really easy to

Friday, 27th March, 2009 4:50pm

By Simon Perry with 2 readers' comments

Petrol/Diesel Prices: Update

Petrol/Diesel Prices: Update

Slight changes again this week and note that Whitwell diesel is the same price as Morrisons’. Cheapest non-supermarket stations within 5 miles of “PO38” for Diesel Station : Whitwell Garage Address : High Street, Whitwell,

Wednesday, 25th March, 2009 4:01pm

By Rachael Brooks

Red Funnel Increases Sailings on Ferry and Red Jet

Red Funnel Increases Sailings on Ferry and Red Jet

More boat sailings planned.

Tuesday, 24th March, 2009 6:19pm

By Rachael Brooks

‘Island Worst For Jobs’ Claim Challenged

‘Island Worst For Jobs’ Claim Challenged

Two senior figures on the Island have questioned the recently published claims that the Isle of Wight had the highest ratio of job seekers to jobs in the UK. Many newspapers reported the story, sourced

Tuesday, 24th March, 2009 7:32am

By Simon Perry with 9 readers' comments

Petrol/Diesel Prices: Updates

Petrol/Diesel Prices: Updates

Slight changes on fuel prices. Cheapest non-supermarket stations within 5 miles of “PO38” for Diesel Station : Whitwell Garage Address : High Street, Whitwell, Ventnor, PO38 2PY Brand : Texaco Price

Thursday, 19th March, 2009 7:35am

By Rachael Brooks

Tory ‘Big Beast’ Shows His Support for Isle of Wight Ferries Campaign

Tory ‘Big Beast’ Shows His Support for Isle of Wight Ferries Campaign

Ken Clark weighs in.

Wednesday, 18th March, 2009 11:58am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Surviving the Credit Crunch IWRCC Workshop

Surviving the Credit Crunch IWRCC Workshop

Thanks to Julie for sending through details of this one day workshop/conference that may be of interest to some of our readers. Ed If you are a voluntary or community organisation struggling to cope with

Wednesday, 18th March, 2009 10:47am

By Julie Bell

Business Expo 09: Get It In Your Diaries

Business Expo 09: Get It In Your Diaries

New business-focused event on the way.

Friday, 13th March, 2009 10:36am

By Rachael Brooks

Ventnor Brewery Closes

Ventnor Brewery Closes

Shocking news. Ventnor Brewery has, as of today, gone out of business.

Wednesday, 11th March, 2009 7:43pm

By Simon Perry with 59 readers' comments

Petrol/Diesel Prices: Updates

Petrol/Diesel Prices: Updates

More changes on fuel prices. Cheapest non-supermarket stations within 5 miles of “PO38” for Diesel Station : Whitwell Garage Address : High Street, Whitwell, Ventnor, PO38 2PY Brand : Texaco Price

Tuesday, 10th March, 2009 12:01pm

By Rachael Brooks

Wetherspoons Best Pub On The Wight?

Wetherspoons Best Pub On The Wight?

We were taken aback to see a report today that Wetherspoons in Ryde has been voted best traditional pub by the IW Council and the Police. Best traditional pub? We’ve only been in their once

Tuesday, 10th March, 2009 10:30am

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Goodleaf Treeclimbing In The Observer

Goodleaf Treeclimbing In The Observer

We’ve been loving the idea behind Goodleaf Treeclimbing being on the Isle of Wight since 2005(!) and have kept tabs on Goodleaf ever since, so it’s great to see them getting some attention in

Monday, 9th March, 2009 1:20pm

By Simon Perry with 2 readers' comments