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.

Michelin Guide 2017: Isle of Wight entries double


Congratulations to the nine Isle of Wight restaurants that have made it into the 2017 Michelin Guide, including four newcomers and the retention of a Bib Gourmand Award for one restaurant.

Wednesday, 5th October, 2016 10:42am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight author launches ‘Lairy’ Kickstarter campaign


Lairies and Lairytales encourage children to push the boundaries of language and creativity by putting laughter back into learning. Find out more about this Kickstarter campaign by Isle of Wight author, Ali Lanning.

Tuesday, 4th October, 2016 1:24pm

By Ali Lanning with one comment

Red Funnel’s Plan B proposals: Have your say

Demolition plans

Red Funnel reveal their Plan B scheme for expansion of their ferry terminal in East Cowes. Residents have three weeks to read through the documents and have their say.

Monday, 3rd October, 2016 9:57am

By Sally Perry with one comment

£1.25m luxury watch scam run from the Isle of Wight


Who would have thought it? The little old Isle of Wight was the base for a tax fraud scheme involving luxury-priced watches. You might have seen the shop on Cowes High Street.

Friday, 30th September, 2016 3:29pm

By Lisa Billard with 6 readers' comments

Young poultry keeper elected to national position


Jed Dwight, who became the youngest fully qualified national poultry judge in December, was elected as a Member of the Poultry Club of Great Britain's Council, following a national vote this month.

Thursday, 29th September, 2016 8:04am

By Jed Dwight

Isle of Wight woman to help others understand the impact of Parliament


Islander, Rachel Brown, joins 21 women from around the country who will run workshops (designed by UK Parliament) on topics such as Empowering Women, Getting Heard and The History of Women and The Vote.

Tuesday, 27th September, 2016 11:39am

By Rachel Brown with 4 readers' comments

Prestigious award for Cowes Yacht Haven

Cowes Yacht Haven has won a prestigious award in a national competition organised by the Chelsea Magazines Group.

Wednesday, 21st September, 2016 6:59am

By Suzanne and Alan Whitewood

The Time Travel Heritage Trail helps you explore Ventnor’s rich history

Ventnor time travel trail partners

From the Esplanade and Steephill to Ventnor Downs, the new Time Travel Heritage Trail can be visited in a leisurely day and will guide you through the town, where you will learn more about the rich history of Ventnor.

Tuesday, 20th September, 2016 5:40pm

By Sally Perry

MP challenged by farmers to back British farming during Brexit talks

iow andrew turner mp and dairy farmer richard fisk

Farmers and growers challenged the MP to back British farming when a new agriculture policy.

Tuesday, 20th September, 2016 10:04am

By Isobel Bretherton with 8 readers' comments

Isle of Wight businessman spearheads new WightAID charity

wightaid launch

WightAID is a new charity that raises funds from businesses operating on the Island, and distributes it to a range of charities and good causes on the Isle of Wight.

Monday, 19th September, 2016 3:46pm

By Rachael Brooks

Wight in Bloom 2016: Winners announced

Wight i Bloom

Gardeners from across the Island are celebrating after being crowned ‘Cream of the Crop’ at The Wight in Bloom Awards 2016.

Wednesday, 7th September, 2016 1:15pm

By Sue Emmerson

MP called on to do his bit for rural community

iw countryside

Isle of Wight Conservative MP, Andrew Turner and Hampshire MPs are being asked to support the CLA campaign and champion a future that allows rural businesses to thrive.

Wednesday, 7th September, 2016 12:46pm

By Helen Symes with 2 readers' comments