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.

Pillar in Carisbrooke community clocks up 30 years at local store

Mel Lacey with Lewis Heaven-Gandy in Carisbrooke

The store's manager says Mel has been a pillar in the Carisbrooke community for decades

Tuesday, 21st July, 2020 2:48pm

By Sally Perry

Letter: Re-scheduled roadworks could be final nail in the coffin for our village’s shops (update)

road closed sign

A small business owner on Godshill says they're devastated that having made it through lockdown and starting to try and build back some trade, they will now have to deal with disruptive roadworks

Sunday, 19th July, 2020 10:20am

By Anonymous with 7 readers' comments

Independent pharmacists could see additional funding from Government for Covid-19 costs

Bob Seely in Parliament

The minister said they had just entered discussions on on firm proposals for additional funding to meet the costs incurred by pharmacists during Covid-19

Thursday, 16th July, 2020 2:30pm

By Sally Perry

‘We’re Good To Go’ – Isle of Wight businesses urged to tell the UK

Visit Isle of Wight children on beach and good to go logo

Visit Isle of Wight say the 'Good to Go' marque gives customers and potential visitors the confidence that tourism businesses are doing everything possible to ensure their premises are following the government guidelines

Wednesday, 15th July, 2020 1:01pm

By Simon Clark with one comment

Isle of Wight restaurants can now register for Eat Out to Help Out discount scheme

plate of quiche and salad, cup of coffee at restaurant table

The Government scheme to encourage diners back into restaurants brings with it a 50% reduction, up to a maximum of £10 per person, to all diners who eat and/or drink-in throughout August

Monday, 13th July, 2020 11:07am

By Lisa Billard with 11 readers' comments

Isle of Wight ‘Connected Communities’ programme offers future-proof broadband for community hubs and charitable organisations

WightFibre Network workers on street

WightFibre's Connected Communities Programme is aimed at providing future-proof broadband into community hub locations and the office of charitable organisations on the Isle of Wight

Friday, 10th July, 2020 4:06pm

By Dale Howarth

Isle of Wight second most National Trust picnic spots in the UK

man eating at a picnic in the sun

Why not head out for a socially-distanced picnic this weekend and enjoy one of the amazing beauty spots on the Isle of Wight (but don't forget to take your litter home with you)

Friday, 10th July, 2020 12:31pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Older vans and minibuses could be charged to drive through Portsmouth’s proposed Clean Air Zone

minibus driving through streets at night

A consultation begins next week on the next stage of the proposed Portsmouth Clean Air Zone that could see older vans and minibuses being charged to drive through the city

Friday, 10th July, 2020 8:20am

By Fiona Callingham, Local Democracy Reporter with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight council reveal how they will cope with £10m funding gap

Stuart Hutchinson

The Cabinet member for resources says the Isle of Wight council faces a serious challenge for the next financial year and will start working on that in the next couple of months

Thursday, 9th July, 2020 4:41pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 3 readers' comments

Shanklin Hotel clear up damaging claims made on social media about coach party from Leicester

Daishs hotel in shanklin

The damaging claims that the hotel had a coach party of residents from locked-down Leicester have been refuted by the Isle of Wight holiday firm

Thursday, 9th July, 2020 11:26am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Venture Quays will be ‘flagship’ investment opportunity say Isle of Wight council

columbine building east cowes

Securing the future of the Columbine building and protecting marine manufacturing on the Isle of Wight are just some of the reasons why the IW council are seeking to seal the deal

Thursday, 9th July, 2020 9:33am

By IW Council Press Office with 3 readers' comments

Chancellor announces massive VAT cut for tourism sector

bucket and spade on beach

A "suite of measures" have been announced, designed to help the tourism recover from the impact of Covid-19

Wednesday, 8th July, 2020 2:12pm

By Michael Sims with 4 readers' comments