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.

‘Highly Commended’ International Business of the Year Award for Isle of Wight College department

IW College International Team receiving their award

The International Department at Isle of Wight College is internationally recognised and involved in some excitingly innovative projects. Well done to all involved for this award

Thursday, 31st October, 2019 4:40pm

By Rosie Mann

New President for IW Chamber of Commerce

john allen sworn in as chamber president

The new President says that whatever happens with Brexit, the business environment will change, and the Chamber will to be there to help members adapt to the new circumstances

Thursday, 31st October, 2019 10:37am

By Sally Perry

Bumper number of Isle of Wight businesses named in tourism awards

Don, Antony and keepers at Monkey Haven

The Beautiful South Awards, organised by Tourism South East, recognise the best across the region in a number of categories, and Isle of Wight businesses are a strong presence across the board

Wednesday, 30th October, 2019 9:03am

By Simon Clark

Isle of Wight’s Mermaid Gin bottle ‘perfect at every possible level’ say Design Awards’ judges

mermaid gin bottle seal

It's not just Islanders who love the new Mermaid Gin bottle, the judges of the International 2019 Design Awards thought it was a worthy winner too

Monday, 28th October, 2019 8:01pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

It’s World Pasta Day – share your favourite pasta dish and where to have it?

a delicious looking bowl of pasta

If you weren't already hungry, this end of the week piece of trivia might have your mouth watering

Friday, 25th October, 2019 11:13am

By Sally Perry

Shane Ritchie gives Isle of Wight a thumbs up – on TV in November

Shane Richie and Laura Miller from Away Resorts

Shane Ritchie filmed the Isle of Wight episode in July this year, enjoying a four-night stay in Whitecliff Bay. He was so impressed he returned with his family

Friday, 25th October, 2019 10:16am

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight farm-stay wins prestigious award and heads to National final

Best Rural Tourism Business winner Tallulah Shepherdly from Nettlecombe Farm. Rural Business Awards, South East Ceremony. Canterbury Cathedral Lodge, Kent (

Congratulations to Nettlecombe Farm, who will now go on to represent the South East at the national final in February 2020

Friday, 25th October, 2019 9:08am

By Jodie Jones

Final Straw Solent’s giant fish is at ferry terminal collecting inflatables

Nellie, the Final Straw Solent's plastic collecting fish

Nellie will be collecting unwanted inflatables between Friday 25th and Thursday 31st October at Wightlink's Portsmouth terminal so they can come to the Isle of Wight and be made into bags by Wyatt & Jack

Thursday, 24th October, 2019 6:57pm

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight tech company pick up hat-trick of accolades

Staff from Wight Computers with their award

A great week for all at Wight Computers as they pick up three fantastic accolades in recognition for their hard work

Thursday, 24th October, 2019 8:48am

By Dee Becker with 2 readers' comments

New Isle of Wight Milk: A look around the facilities and all you need to know (video)

Carton of Isle of Wight being held outside briddlesford farm

Here’s the description (with pictures) of our tour around the facility, explaining the considerable bravery this has taken and details of what you’re supporting when you buy the new Isle of Wight Milk.

Tuesday, 22nd October, 2019 6:51pm

By Simon Perry with 7 readers' comments

‘Dairy Innovator of the Year Award’ for Isle of Wight farmer

Paul Griffin receiving BFA award

Flying the flag for the Isle of Wight, Paul Griffin from Briddlesford Lodge farm picked up Gold Award for the ‘Dairy Innovator of the Year’

Monday, 21st October, 2019 10:13am

By Judi Griffin with one comment

What will the impact of Brexit be on Isle of Wight Farmers? OnTheWight investigates

tractor in wheat field by meric tuna on unsplash

Farming has a long-standing tradition on the Isle of Wight and a big part of keeping the Island beautiful. OnTheWight sought the views of a range of farmers on Brexit and their thoughts on the effect it might have on their livelihoods

Saturday, 19th October, 2019 10:08am

By Alex Varley-Winter with 6 readers' comments