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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 shortlisted for top award in BBC Countryfile Magazine Awards: Your votes count

Ventnor beach

The Isle of Wight is up against some stiff competition, so your vote matters. Details within

Friday, 17th January, 2020 10:40am

By Simon Clark

Solent Local Enterprise Partnership seeking new chief to head the Board of Directors

Empty seat

Business leaders are encouraged to apply for the role as Chair of the Solent LEP

Friday, 10th January, 2020 5:17pm

By Hannah Bergman-Brown

Isle of Wight’s Hovertravel shortlisted for major tourism award

Hovertravel - finalist in Ukinbound Awards

As the only year-round commercial passenger hovercraft service in the world, Hovertravel is an ongoing fixture on the bucket list of many international visitors to the UK

Friday, 10th January, 2020 4:03pm

By Stephen Forster

Isle of Wight council make decision on Tour of Britain cycle race plans

OVO Energy Tour of Britain 2019 - Stage 2: Kelso to Kelso, Scotland

The tour regularly attracts the world’s top cyclists, including Olympic and world champions and Tour de France winners, who compete over eight days each September in the UCI ProSeries event

Thursday, 9th January, 2020 10:55pm

By IW Council Press Office with 3 readers' comments

Town of the Year competition launches

newport rooftops by martin perry

The new competition aims to celebrate towns’ achievements, including in areas such as entrepreneurship, technology, community, enterprise, and integration.

Thursday, 9th January, 2020 6:43am

By Department for Communities and Local Government

CLA Isle of Wight debate asks, ‘Can we farm profitably in harmony with nature?’

field of vegetables with sun flare

With proposed Agriculture and Environment Bills currently delayed, what should farmers be doing to plan for the future? This and similar questions will be covered in the debate

Monday, 6th January, 2020 10:38am

By Michael Sims

Isle of Wight and Sandown Bay feature in The Guardian’s ‘Where to go on holiday in 2020: the alternative hotlist’

futuristic retro island article

Sandown Bay and the brilliant work being carried out by The Common Space features prominently in The Guardian's 'Where to go on holiday in 2020: the alternative hotlist'

Sunday, 5th January, 2020 10:30am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Isle of Wight could host start and finish of 2021 Tour of Britain cycle race

Sport - Cycling - OVO Energy Tour of Britain 2019 - Stage 1: Glasgow to Kirkcudbright, Scotland - The peloton out on the roads.

Hosting the start and finish of the Tour of Britain could be a major coup for the Isle of Wight, but it's dependent on raising £340,000 of sponsorship

Friday, 3rd January, 2020 9:16am

By IW Council Press Office with 8 readers' comments

Best year yet for sustainable travel say Visit Isle of Wight

Southern Vectis bus driving through shanklin

Businesses are encouraged to get involved in 2020 and promote the message of sustainable travel

Tuesday, 31st December, 2019 12:11pm

By Simon Clark with 5 readers' comments

Cash boost for Beaulieu House thanks to ‘very kind-hearted Island company’

Back row left to right are Callum Maslem, Tara Adsett, Colin Ringer. Front row from left Lillie Fettes, Billy Marden, Dylan Atkins, Rebecca Jude.

The dedicated work by all at Beaulieu House has been supported by this generous and "kind-hearted Island company"

Friday, 20th December, 2019 8:26am

By Tony Wake

20 made redundant as Isle of Wight hotel closes following scandal of hotel chain founder and missing £50m

auckland house hotel

Our thoughts are with the 20 staff from the Auckland House Hotel which has been closed following the collapse of Carlauren Group

Thursday, 19th December, 2019 2:30pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Boots changes its opening times from next month

shop closed sign

If you rely on picking up prescriptions on Sundays at this branch, be aware of the change

Wednesday, 18th December, 2019 2:10pm

By Sally Perry