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.

Island Business: Want A Broader Broadband? (poll)

Would you like your Business Internet bandwidth increased 100Mb/s?

Do Island businesses want more bandwidth?

Thursday, 16th October, 2008 10:31am

By Simon Perry with 14 readers' comments

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 : 123.7p Updated :

Tuesday, 14th October, 2008 2:06pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Island Deli, Ventnor: Give It A Go

Island Deli, Ventnor: Give It A Go

Near the end of August a new deli opened in town and having revisited it on Saturday afternoon, it’s great to hear that things are going well for the team there. With Goodman’s continental deli

Tuesday, 14th October, 2008 12:21pm

By Sally Perry with 8 readers' comments

Need A Seat? Pick Up Free Chairs In Shanklin

Need A Seat? Pick Up Free Chairs In Shanklin

The Orchardcroft Hotel in Shanklin have about 30 spare chairs that they’re trying to get rid of. They tell us that they’re not worried about where the chairs go, or what they’re used for –

Thursday, 9th October, 2008 2:24pm

By Sally Perry

Red Funnel Directors Get Their Hands Dirty

Red Funnel Directors Get Their Hands Dirty

This week is National Customer Service Week and we hear from HQ at Red Funnel that seven of their Directors will be trying their hands at roles that will take them away from the

Tuesday, 7th October, 2008 10:40am

By Rachael Brooks with one comment

Money As Debt: Video Well Worth Watching

Some time ago, we watched this excellent 47 minute film which informs in plain and simple language how banks were created and how they work today. Given the current situation with yet another

Tuesday, 30th September, 2008 7:05pm

By Sally Perry

Petrol/Diesel Prices: Update

Petrol/Diesel Prices: Update

We haven’t put one of these up for a while as the prices seemed to remain consistent. Here’s the latest in the South. Cheapest non-supermarket stations within 5 miles of “PO38” for Diesel Station :

Wednesday, 24th September, 2008 2:47pm

By Sally Perry

Ikea Southampton Job Fayre

Ikea Southampton Job Fayre

Many of our readers will already be aware that a new Ikea store is due to open in Southampton next year. This offers a great opportunity for those on living on the Isle of Wight

Tuesday, 23rd September, 2008 3:11pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Shirley Robertson Sails With Young Mums

Shirley Robertson Sails With Young Mums

Double Olympic gold medallist, Shirley Robertson, will be out on the Solent this coming Thursday with a group of young mothers from the Isle of Wight. It is part of a collaboration between charity UKSA,

Tuesday, 23rd September, 2008 11:52am

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

PriceWaterhouseCoopers Complete Mural At St Catherine’s

PriceWaterhouseCoopers Complete Mural At St Catherine’s

You might remember a couple of weeks ago, we reported that a group of accountants from Southampton were going to be swapping their laptops for paintbrushes and help with some mural painting at

Monday, 22nd September, 2008 4:36pm

By Sally Perry

HantsWeb Awards: Real Island Food Company Shortlisted

HantsWeb Awards: Real Island Food Company Shortlisted

We were very proud to announce last week that VentnorBlog has been shortlisted for the HantsWeb Awards and promised to bring you more details on the other six shortlisted from the Island. Congratulations to the

Thursday, 18th September, 2008 9:31am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Rapanui – The Green Clothing Company (Podcast – part two)

Rapanui – The Green Clothing Company (Podcast – part two)

The Drake-Knight boys tell us about their ambitions for their clothing company Rapanui.

Wednesday, 17th September, 2008 8:22am

By Sally Perry with one comment