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.

Isle of Wight councillors agree taxi fare increase

Taxis

Some Isle of Wight taxi drivers objected to the plans and made representations to the council, but the increase has been agreed.

Monday, 3rd June, 2019 10:07am

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter

Isle of Wight beach club plans ‘on hold’ as structural issues discovered (update 2)

Exterior of the former Ocean Hotel with plasterboard piled up outside

Carlauren Group explain the situation with development at the former Ocean Hotel in Sandown. However their subsequent post to Facebook puts this into question.

Tuesday, 28th May, 2019 2:49pm

By Sally Perry

Mayor welcomes maiden call of cruise ship to Cowes Harbour

Cowes Mayor Lora Peacey Wilcox, Staff Captain Christoph Kunz of HANSEATIC Nature, Cowes Harbour Master Capt. Stuart McIntosh, Visit Isle of Wight Chairman Ian Griffiths.

A plaque exchange took place on the cruise ship's maiden call in Cowes Harbour.

Tuesday, 28th May, 2019 8:41am

By Louisa Mamakou

Isle of Wight Distillery wins Best Local Drink Producer in Business Awards

mermaid gin bottle seal

No stranger to awards, the Isle of Wight Distillery has picked up another, this one voted for by the public.

Friday, 24th May, 2019 12:56pm

By Sally Perry

Gold awards for Isle of Wight businesses promoting sustainable travel

Paul McCathie Goodleaf Tree Climbing and Nicola Rogers from VIOW

To reach gold standard, businesses must have committed to meeting 85% of the criteria that relate to promoting the use of sustainable transport.

Friday, 24th May, 2019 12:02pm

By Simon Clark

Seaview now home to an award-winning Art Gallery

seaview gallery exterior with linda groves

The gallery owner said the award is exciting, as well as humbling, as real people made real votes because of their experiences of the Gallery or buying from the Website.

Friday, 24th May, 2019 8:15am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Book now for ‘The event of the summer’: The Royal Isle of Wight County Show

people and a horse

This is going to be the event of the summer. As well as the Household Cavalry, there’s so much else to see and do, from tractor rides, to clay pigeon shooting and handling a pig.

Thursday, 23rd May, 2019 3:55pm

By Catherine Bassindale

Mrs Middleton’s wins Muddy Stilettos Best Bookshop Awards

Gail Downey Middleton standing outside her shop

Gail thanks those who voted for her, saying, "It's so encouraging when you run a small business to feel so well supported".

Thursday, 23rd May, 2019 3:22pm

By Sally Perry

East Cowes Group hit back at comments made by boatbuilder

venture quays

One of the group with plans for a cultural arts centre in East Cowes points out that she's been fighting for five years to keep employment on the site and would do nothing to jeopardise that.

Wednesday, 22nd May, 2019 10:51am

By Sally Perry

Serendipity Diamonds: Where you can buy ethical, conflict-free, 100% traceable Diamonds

CanadaMark Diamond

Serendipity Diamonds in Ryde offer fully traceable Diamonds, with the assurance of 100% ethical standards. Find out why their ethical Diamonds go way beyond conflict-free.

Tuesday, 21st May, 2019 6:15pm

By Feature Writer

Morrisons apply for retrospective permission for ‘garden centre’

morrisons sign

Morrisons in Lake have already built the 'garden centre' at their Lake store and are now applying for retrospective permission, but the local council recommend refusal

Tuesday, 21st May, 2019 10:48am

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 5 readers' comments

Sandown councillor prosecuted for filthy restaurant kitchen

The dirty floor in the Swad kitchen

After failing three inspections in a row, the Isle of Wight council took Sandown restaurateur to court. Prosecutions are needed to "protect the public" said a food hygiene official.

Thursday, 16th May, 2019 1:54pm

By IW Council Press Office with 2 readers' comments