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.

ASDA ‘Isle of White’ blooper goes national!

asda white bag by william egan - crop

It's not the first time a large company arriving on the Island has referred to it as the Isle of White, so why the interest from national newspapers on this one? Here's a recap of past ones. Got any to add?

Tuesday, 22nd August, 2017 3:58pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Cyber Security expert appointed as Youth Trust’s new Chairman


Malcolm Marshall, the former Global Head of Cyber Security from KPMG, has been appointed as the new Chair of Trustees for the Isle of Wight Youth Trust.

Tuesday, 22nd August, 2017 2:12pm

By Felicity Radak

Island businesses to benefit from £7m investment from Red Funnel

red funnel - wight shipyard

An Isle of Wight company is about to benefit from an injection of £7m from Red Funnel which will secure 85 highly skilled jobs.

Tuesday, 22nd August, 2017 8:00am

By Amy Grinstead with 6 readers' comments

Three more Ventnor burglaries makes nine in recent weeks


Tramezzini has now been hit twice and two other small independent businesses were also targeted over the weekend.

Monday, 21st August, 2017 7:17pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

New Isle of Wight ASDA bus stop will affect bus journey times

ASDA and blue sky

Buses will revert to their Winter Timetable early next month, but three routes are due to be affected by the introduction of a new stop at ASDA in Newport from Monday.

Friday, 18th August, 2017 5:17pm

By Sally Perry

IsleWalk18: Isle of Wight Walking Festival dates

walking festival lg

The dates have been announced for the 2018 Isle of Wight Waking Festival - with the event being extended to three weeks next year and promotional budget increased by 50% to attract more new visitors.

Friday, 18th August, 2017 4:56pm

By Sue Emmerson

Council’s Isle of Wight Digital Conference gets Government support

Internet Access

The Isle of Wight council say they want to be a 'trailblazing council' and have organised their first ever Digital Conference for later in the year.

Thursday, 17th August, 2017 2:14pm

By IW Council Press Office with 17 readers' comments

Hair Shack becomes latest victim of Ventnor burglaries

hair shack

The door to this small independent business was kicked in over the weekend and a box of electrical items stolen, along with staff tips. This is the sixth Ventnor business to be targeted in as many months.

Monday, 14th August, 2017 3:40pm

By Sally Perry

Outpouring of love for jewellers closing after 70 years

hobbs jewellers

This Isle of Wight business, established over 70 years ago, which has seen three generations of the same family providing great customer service, will close its doors for the last time at the end of the month. Islanders were quick to share their memories of Hobbs Jewellers in Ryde.

Monday, 7th August, 2017 3:58pm

By Sally Perry

New business leaders join Solent LEP board

kevin george and rachael randall

Two prominent business leaders from the Isle of Wight have joined the Solent Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) board of directors after being appointed by member businesses.

Friday, 4th August, 2017 3:58pm

By Amy Grinstead with 3 readers' comments

Barclays announces another branch closure on the Isle of Wight


Customers of Barclays Bank will soon only have two branches on the Isle of Wight as another closure is announced.

Friday, 4th August, 2017 3:07pm

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

Public backs call for continued investment in the countryside says CLA


Polling company YouGov surveyed more than 1,500 people for the CLA - which represents landowners, farmers and rural businesses - to highlight public support for continued investment in the countryside post-Brexit.

Thursday, 3rd August, 2017 6:04pm

By Helen Symes