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 businesses encouraged to help young people get foothold on jobs market through Kickstart Scheme

young people working at a desk at their laptops and laughing

The Isle of Wight council's director of regeneration and chair of the Isle of Wight Apprenticeship Board, will coordinate the scheme for the Island as a key part of the economic recovery of the Island

Monday, 12th October, 2020 8:10am

By IW Council Press Office

Business federation calls for comprehensive rescue package for company directors and newly self-employed people

portrait of rishi sunak

Thousands of company directors and newly self-employed people across the South East are still without any income support, 200 days on from the outset of this crisis

Friday, 9th October, 2020 4:47pm

By Nicola Bailey

Innovative Physics named ‘South Coast Tech Company’ for the year

Spencer Kelly Winner IPL

Congratulations to Innovative Physics who have been named overall ‘South Coast Tech Company’ in the prestigious South Coast Tech Awards for the second year running

Friday, 9th October, 2020 3:40pm

By Claire Robertson

IOW Tours – After 30+ years in the business, Covid forcing them to close

IOW Tours Coach

Covid-19 has taken away the business of IOW Tours, the award-winning Isle of Wight holiday company. As the sad news hits, News OnTheWight spoke to the woman who led the much-loved company for over 30 years.

Friday, 9th October, 2020 6:47am

By Simon Perry with one comment

Letter: UK must legislate to guarantee we maintain British food standards

houses of parliament at night

This reader says a 'promise' or commitment to protect British food standards is insufficient and easily broken or ignored

Wednesday, 7th October, 2020 3:17pm

By Mark Lansbury with 2 readers' comments

Newport’s independent shops offer imaginative and varied Fiver Fest deals

A number of new style one pound coins on table

Just by diverting £5 of our weekly spend to local independents we give them a fighting chance to thrive. It’s a conversation worth having, says Chris from Totally Locally

Friday, 2nd October, 2020 12:16pm

By Feature Writer

Research predicts a loss of 30 per cent of tourism businesses in coastal areas

Isle of Wight cliff with rabbits in the rapeseed

The national research is across all sectors of the tourism business, said Managing Director of Visit Isle of Wight, as he presented an update to the Isle of Wight council committee

Friday, 2nd October, 2020 11:35am

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

Solent Local Enterprise Partnership elect new Chair to the Board of Directors

Brian Johnson Solent LEP

The new Chair of the Board of Directors has been acting as LEP Interim Chair since March and leading the response to the economic impact of Covid-19

Friday, 2nd October, 2020 8:36am

By Bex Pearce with one comment

Head to Ryde for the Totally Local Fiver Fest to help protect and save the High Street for the future

British bank notes and coins

The Totally Local Fiver Fest campaign’s message is to spend little and often at independent businesses to make a real difference to your high street

Thursday, 1st October, 2020 3:34pm

By Feature Writer

Solent LEP sets out its Economic Recovery Plan for the next two years

Paper map showing the solent area

Chair of the Solent LEP says the plan represents first steps on the journey to 2050 and vision for the Solent to be the global leader in maritime and climate change adaptation

Friday, 25th September, 2020 12:39pm

By Bex Pearce with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight MP and business leaders respond to Chancellor’s announcement on VAT cut and more

wooden faced wall with 05 in lights

There are many businesses on the Isle of Wight who will benefit from the VAT cut, but a lot of those businesses are also some of the hardest hit by the Coronavirus pandemic

Friday, 25th September, 2020 8:16am

By Sally Perry with 15 readers' comments

Isle of Wight business in running for South Coast Tech Company of Year

Innovative Physics staff doing a Japan Fukushima Demo

The Shanklin-based company is no stranger to the awards industry having won a raft of national, regional and industry awards in recent years for its innovative technological products and services, including securing South Coast Tech Company of the Year in 2019

Friday, 25th September, 2020 7:50am

By Claire Robertson