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 boatbuilder wins new contract

Diverse Marine Seacat Weatherley

Diverse Marine is a brand now synonymous with high quality new builds and refits with a committed workforce and loyal supply chain.

Wednesday, 31st July, 2019 1:13pm

By Charles Skillings

Isle of Wight’s Innovative Physics named as one of Europe’s best in ‘Ones to Watch’ list

Bob Seely MP meets Innovative Physics

The company was selected for the prestigious ‘Ones to Watch’ list having demonstrated exceptional achievement in Innovation.

Tuesday, 30th July, 2019 12:01pm

By Claire Robertson

Single use plastic protesters hold peaceful demo in Ryde

Single use plastic protesters

According to anti-single use plastic protesters, a truck load of plastic enters our oceans every single minute worldwide, killing wildlife and polluting our waters.

Monday, 29th July, 2019 5:04pm

By Hollie Fallick with 2 readers' comments

Wildfire warning from CLA South East, with advice from South East England Wildfire Group

wildfire roaring in the countryside

Recent wildfires in the south east region have seen more than 100 firefighters tackling an undergrowth blaze. Helpful advice is shared on how to prevent wildfires.

Wednesday, 24th July, 2019 4:07pm

By Michael Sims

Pay up for waste collection or lose your bins, B&B owners told by Isle of Wight council

richard beet holding rubbish

B&B owners have labelled the Isle of Wight council's campaign to "ensure the public purse is not subsidising tourism businesses" as "bullying and threatening".

Tuesday, 23rd July, 2019 4:43pm

By David Anderson, Local Democracy Reporter with 7 readers' comments

Alex Polizzi, The Hotel Inspector, seeking Isle of Wight candidates for Channel 5 programme

The Hotel Inspector - Alex Polizzi

If you run a hotel, guesthouse or B&B on the Isle of Wight that isn't reaching its full potential, perhaps the Hotel Inspector can help.

Monday, 22nd July, 2019 4:13pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Third of rural police forces lack dedicated strategy to combat £45m rural crime


The CLA is calling for rural police forces across England and Wales to implement its five recommendations to ensure they are ready to combat rural crime.

Monday, 22nd July, 2019 9:07am

By Michael Sims with one comment

Ferry company awarded ‘gold star’ certificate for sustainable transport

red funnel goes green

The Visit Isle of Wight Green Star scheme acknowledges and rewards businesses that actively promote the use of sustainable transport to protect the environment and enhance customer experience on the Island.

Thursday, 18th July, 2019 6:08pm

By Lisa Norman with one comment

Solent LEP’s Careers Summit sets out vision for support

Rachael Randall, Solent LEP Business Director and education lead

The latest Solent Local Enterprise Partnership Summer Careers Summit has been hailed a success.

Wednesday, 17th July, 2019 5:48pm

By Stuart Hunt with one comment

Blue Labelle wins LUXlife Best Natural Skincare Boutique

pascale by holly Jolliffe

Pascale has picked up 'Best Natural Skincare Boutique (Southern England)' in the LUXlife Health Beauty & Wellness Awards.

Thursday, 11th July, 2019 6:58pm

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight council cabinet agree to buy Venture Quays

venture quays

The purchase of the sites will be funded by regeneration funds, approved by the council in its budget for 2019/20, but is subject to being able to agree a purchase price with Homes England.

Thursday, 11th July, 2019 6:40pm

By IW Council Press Office with 2 readers' comments

Zero waste campaingers take their Plastic Attack to Sainsbury’s

Residents taking part in plastic attack at Sainsburys

The protest was part of a national campaign to encourage supermarkets to reduce their plastic packaging. Inspired by the recent TV series ‘Hugh’s war on waste’ the shoppers felt moved to action to join in with the ‘plastic attack’.

Wednesday, 10th July, 2019 11:30am

By Hollie Fallick with one comment