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.

Extension granted to UKOG drilling licence on the Isle of Wight


UKOG say their drilling on the Island is intended to cause zero hazards to any groundwater as they will employ the same drilling practices used by the water supply industry to drill drinking-water abstraction wells.

Thursday, 19th January, 2017 4:05pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Gurit launch consultation for ‘potential minor adjustments’ to Isle of Wight workforce

Gurit building

The manufacturing company confirm they've entered a period of consultation to discuss "potential minor adjustments" to the Isle of Wight workforce.

Wednesday, 18th January, 2017 12:49pm

By Sally Perry

Ryde Arena listed as an ‘Asset of Community Value’

Ryde Arena - a nice ice rink

The successful application means that Ryde Arena is now listed as an Asset of Community Value and can't be disposed of without giving community groups a chance to bid for it.

Wednesday, 11th January, 2017 5:27pm

By Sally Perry with 10 readers' comments

The Creation Station scoops Excellence in Children’s Education Services award

Creation Station Isle of Wight

Owner of the Isle of Wight Creation Station says she's delighted the pre-school and after school clubs programmes have been recognised by this prestigious award.

Tuesday, 10th January, 2017 11:29am

By Emma Theunissen with one comment

Avian Flu: Latest advice on how to protect your poultry

chickens being protected from Avian Flu

The Isle of Wight council share this latest update on the Avian Flu situation and provide advice and links to more information.

Tuesday, 10th January, 2017 10:18am

By IW Council Press Office with one comment

Proposed tourist attraction launches crowdfunder appeal


Fans of reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates should be pleased to hear about plans for the Isle of Wight Reptilarium, located on the site of the former Aquarium in Fort Victoria.

Monday, 9th January, 2017 8:37am

By Sally Perry

Cheetah Marine could lose valuable contract to clear Ventnor Haven

Ventnor Haven

Cheetah Marine has received over half a million pounds from the Isle of Wight council since 2010 for looking after Ventnor Haven. The council are now exploring engineering solutions reduce the unsustainable ongoing costs. OnTheWight has the detail.

Thursday, 5th January, 2017 6:44pm

By Sally Perry with 21 readers' comments

New year, new challenges for Isle of Wight rural businesses

Susie Sheldon

Landowners on the Isle of Wight will face a number of concerning issues in the coming year. The CLA say their voice will be more important than ever.

Wednesday, 4th January, 2017 3:01pm

By Helen Symes

Time to scrap the ‘Eight Wonders of the Isle of Wight’

Ryde Pier

Isle of Wight Guru, Robbie Lane, feels the 'Eight Wonders' campaign is a little ripe, going as far as saying it's naff and gimmicky. What do you think? See if you agree with his alternative suggestion.

Thursday, 29th December, 2016 3:14pm

By Robbie Lane with 14 readers' comments

Visit Britain left the Isle of Wight off their Advent Calendar – here’s their excuse

Visit britain map

Oops, Visit Britain leaves the Isle of Wight off their map of GB advent calendar and then try to explain it away.

Monday, 19th December, 2016 4:19pm

By Sally Perry with 20 readers' comments

CLA demands action after shocking evidence of failures in rural mobile coverage

cows and buttercups

Business leaders in rural areas are calling for urgent discussions on measures to address the continued neglect of rural areas by mobile network operators.

Friday, 16th December, 2016 4:22pm

By Helen Symes

Council employee presented with NFU Conservation Award

thumbs up

Well done to the Rights of Way maintenance and protection officer at the Isle of Wight Council, Neil Morey, who has been recognised for the key role he plays in maintaining the Island’s rights of way.

Thursday, 15th December, 2016 4:00pm

By IW Council Press Office