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.

New Forest Lapland Boss Defends Xmas Disaster

New Forest Lapland Boss Defends Xmas Disaster

The New Forest Lapland ‘experience’ of Xmas last year switched from a local story to massive National story within the blink of an eye. Over 42,000 advance tickets were sold, netting £1,261,056 and many of

Monday, 16th February, 2009 3:11pm

By Simon Perry

£250 VentnorBlog IKEA Competition Announced

£250 VentnorBlog IKEA Competition Announced

To mark to opening of the IKEA store, we’ve negotiated a great prize for VentnorBlog readers with IKEA – £250 to spend there! Given we saw a completely fitted out starter room for £550,

Thursday, 12th February, 2009 12:55pm

By Sal and Simon

Ikea: Pre-opening Tour (Podcast)

Ikea: Pre-opening Tour (Podcast)

It won’t have escaped you attention that Ikea is opening in Southampton on Thursday. We popped over the water to go and have a chat to them and have a look behind the scenes before

Wednesday, 11th February, 2009 8:38am

By Simon Perry with 3 readers' comments

OC Group Client Site Gains Global Web Fame

OC Group Client Site Gains Global Web Fame

Island Web company, OC Group, have struck global Web fame with one of their recent clients. The Virgin Global Row Web site has been featured on Google’s own blog, highlighting how Google was keen to

Tuesday, 10th February, 2009 11:56am

By Simon Perry

The Lighthouse, Steephill Cove: Number One Place To Stay According To Peugeot Magazine

The Lighthouse, Steephill Cove: Number One Place To Stay According To Peugeot Magazine

Following hot on the heels of Vintage Vacations’ The Mission Hall being named one of the best places to stay over half term, we hear of another holiday offering on the Isle of Wight

Tuesday, 10th February, 2009 11:46am

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Bank Bosses Interrogated: Modern Day Stocks (Live video)

Bank Bosses Interrogated: Modern Day Stocks (Live video)

You may have heard that the banks are in a little trouble these days … and the UK public have through the generosity of the Government have piled money into them to make sure

Tuesday, 10th February, 2009 9:59am

By Simon Perry with 4 readers' comments

Don’t Forget Your Valentine On The Wight

Don’t Forget Your Valentine On The Wight

With Christmas a distant memory and the shops starting to fill with easter eggs already, you might be forgiven for thinking that Valentine’s Day has been and gone already. Not so, with under a week

Monday, 9th February, 2009 8:40pm

By Sal and Simon

Ventnor Business Association AGM

Ventnor Business Association AGM

Thanks to Linda forgetting in touch to let our Ventnor business readers know about the forthcoming AGM. The 1st AGM of the Ventnor Business Association has been set for Wednesday 25th February 2009 at the

Monday, 9th February, 2009 10:34am

By Sally Perry

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

Sunday, 8th February, 2009 9:13am

By Sally Perry

Cowes Week: IS Still On, Even Without A Sponsor

Cowes Week: IS Still On, Even Without A Sponsor

Just in case there were any people who were in doubt about the future of Cowes Week, we’re pleased to confirm that the organisers tell VentnorBlog that, come what may, the historic event will

Thursday, 5th February, 2009 6:06pm

By Simon Perry

Petrol/Diesel Prices: Update

Petrol/Diesel Prices: Update

Some slight changes on last week – still don’t understand why diesel is over a quid though when a barrel of oil is now under $41. Cheapest non-supermarket stations within 5 miles of “PO38” for

Thursday, 5th February, 2009 4:09pm

By Rachael Brooks with 2 readers' comments

Petrol/Diesel Prices: Update

Petrol/Diesel Prices: Update

Cheapest non-supermarket stations within 5 miles of “PO38” for Diesel 3 cheapest stations within 5 miles of “PO38” for Diesel… Station : Sandford Garage Address : Godshill, Sandford, Ventnor, PO38 3AL Brand :

Wednesday, 28th January, 2009 8:09am

By Rachael Brooks