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.

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

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