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 first as Bebeccino wins Federation of Small Businesses award

rebecca blatchford

Bebeccino has been awarded the Community Business of the Year award for the South Central Region at the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) Awards. Well done to all.

Wednesday, 5th April, 2017 5:08pm

By Feature Writer with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Distillery pick up prestigious awards across the pond

Isle of Wight Distillery at the 2017 ADI awards in Baltimore USA

Isle of Wight Distillery has picked up not only Best in Category for their Navy Strength Gin, but two other awards at the American Distilling Institute (ADI) Spirit Awards in Baltimore, USA.

Wednesday, 5th April, 2017 1:10pm

By Lindsay Becker with one comment

‘Pay as you throw’ for commercial waste now in place at Lynnbottom

builders waste

Lynnbottom Recycling Centre will operate on a ‘pay as you throw’ basis for commercial waste from this week with different charges depending on the type of waste or recycling being disposed of.

Tuesday, 4th April, 2017 12:16pm

By IW Council Press Office with 4 readers' comments

Isle of Wight alpaca farm pick up six major awards

west wight alpacas

In just seven years Michelle and Neil Payne have climbed from alpaca novices to the very top of the industry in the UK, picking up no less than six awards at the British Alpaca Society (BAS) National fleece show.

Monday, 3rd April, 2017 4:34pm

By Siobhan Gailey

Local Government Minister’s Isle of Wight visit now uncertain (Updated)

sajid javid

The Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Sajid Javid MP, was due to be crossing the Solent tomorrow (23rd March) and to tour the new Centre of Excellence for Composites, Advanced Manufacturing and Marine (CECAMM). After the events in Westminster today, this is now uncertain.

Wednesday, 22nd March, 2017 4:32pm

By Sally Perry with 20 readers' comments

Staddlestones Nissan achieves Isle of Wight first

Jade Barry at Saddlestones

An Isle of Wight Nissan dealership say they have broken ground by taking on the county’s first female apprentice technician.

Monday, 20th March, 2017 5:02pm

By Feature Writer with 3 readers' comments

CLA sets out red lines for food and farming in UK/EU trade deal

eu trade deal cla

The CLA has set out the red lines which must not be crossed to secure the best possible trade deal for UK food and farming ahead of Article 50 being triggered on 29th March.

Monday, 20th March, 2017 11:56am

By Helen Symes with 4 readers' comments

Isle of Wight beach named in top eight best in the world

compton beach

We all know how brilliant the two mile stretch of beach at Compton is with its sandy beach and outstanding sunsets. Now the most read online news site in the world has included it in their top eight best beaches from around the world.

Monday, 20th March, 2017 11:17am

By Sally Perry with 9 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Festival of Running: Events for all ages and levels

Festival of Running

There are events for all ages and levels of fitness at the Isle of Wight Festival of Running this year. From Junior Fun Runs to the first ever Spyvelo Long Weekend half Iron Man distance triathlon style event.

Friday, 17th March, 2017 12:01pm

By Sue Emmerson

Isle Walk 2017: Isle of Wight Walking Festival

islewalk17 along the coast

The popular Isle of Wight Walking Festival returns to the Island in 2017 as IsleWalk17 - rescued by Visit Isle of Wight with the help of the ferry companies, there will be walks of all sorts to enjoy over two weeks.

Friday, 17th March, 2017 8:44am

By Sue Emmerson

IW MP asks for growth funding at PMQs. Gets non-committal response

budget settlement parliament tv

The Isle of Wight MP asked about funding for rural businesses in PMQs yesterday pointing out the Isle of Wight is 339th out of 379 in the UK competitiveness index. No promise of more money was forthcoming.

Thursday, 16th March, 2017 12:55pm

By Andrew Turner's Office with 20 readers' comments

Another successful position for Isle of Wight holiday park

The orchards

The Orchards Holiday Park was voted overall winner in 2015 and 2016 and has now voted Best Site for Families in 2017.

Monday, 13th March, 2017 4:41pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments