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.

Southampton’s Royal Pier deal scrapped

Artist impression of Southampton Royal Pier

Southampton's Royal Pier development – which was due to sit on the current site of the Red Funnel ferry terminal - has been scrapped. Details within.

Tuesday, 27th August, 2019 7:19pm

By Maria Zaccaro, Local Democracy Reporter

Isle of Wight Ploughing Match returns for 120th time next month

Vintage tractor in field with other tractors working in distance

As well as the competition, there'll be plenty of stalls and a grand raffle with a chance to win lots of lovely local produce.

Tuesday, 27th August, 2019 7:42am

By Georgina Chapman

Isle of Wight tech company announces new CRM mapping software

mapsimise map with crm data

The idea of mapping software is not new, but the cloud-based service that MyCRM have announced will help businesses make better use of the data they hold.

Friday, 23rd August, 2019 12:49pm

By Sally Perry

Red Funnel shortlisted for Maritime UK’s Award for supporting British shipbuilding

red jet 7

As well as having two catamarans built here on the Isle of Wight, the ferry company also awarded a £10 million contract to a Birkenhead company to build its new state-of-the-art freight-only ferry.

Thursday, 22nd August, 2019 11:42am

By Lisa Norman with 8 readers' comments

Isle of Wight open top bus ride in Guardian’s UK Top Ten

Needles Breezer travelling along the edge of the coast

It's described as a vertigo-inducing climb and has made the top ten of best open-top rides in the UK.

Thursday, 22nd August, 2019 9:49am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Garlic Farm sees double digit revenue growth as European exports boom

natascha boswell and barnes edwards

The Isle of Wight's Garlic Farm has found increased demand for its range of over 60 garlic food and drinks products across Europe.

Sunday, 18th August, 2019 10:30pm

By The Office of Department for International Trade with 5 readers' comments

Isle of Wight features three times in Lonely Planet Ultimate Travelist

Shanklin beach

Three Isle of Wight experiences have been named amongst the UK’s best by the leading media travel company, Lonely Planet.

Wednesday, 14th August, 2019 3:00pm

By Simon Clark with one comment

Isle of Wight chef is Vegan Living magazine’s chef of the month

aidan gant and poppy dee standing in the courtyard

Aidan Gant, who recently opened Django's Vegan Tapas and Jazz Bar with his partner, Poppy Dee, on the site of the former Lavender Farm, features as Chef of the Month in Vegan Living.

Tuesday, 13th August, 2019 11:55am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Two Isle of Wight beers crowned winners in World Beer Awards

Three men holding bottles of beer in front of ferry

Congratulations to Island Brewery, who have picked up not one, but two awards at the World Beer Awards.

Friday, 9th August, 2019 1:22pm

By Claire Bennett

Solent LEP announces new funding to back business and productivity

Monopoly money graffiti:

Grants of between £5,000 and £5m are being offered by the Solent LEP in a new fund announced to by Minister of State for Trade Policy, Conor Burns MP.

Thursday, 8th August, 2019 4:00pm

By Hannah Bergman-Brown

Original Isle of Wight Gansey donated to independent lifeboat raffle

Freshwater lifeboat and supporters with Gansey Jumpers

Over £700 in prizes have already been donated by Island businesses, including this fantastic original Isle of Wight Gansey.

Wednesday, 7th August, 2019 5:32pm

By Marianne Cheung

Small Business Awards celebrate the best in South East: Enter today

FSB award winner for South East

The search is on for the South East’s most outstanding small businesses and self-employed people

Friday, 2nd August, 2019 10:41am

By Nicola Bailey