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.

Careers 4 All

Careers 4 All

When the words Careers 4 All were mentioned to me recently, soul destroying memories of my careers adviser at High School came back flooding back. Frankly the memory is not a good one

Friday, 15th February, 2008 4:14pm

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight On Working Lunch Again … and Again …. and Again

Isle of Wight On Working Lunch Again … and Again …. and Again

For those of you fortunate enough to have time on your hands during the day to sit down and watch the box, you probably saw the week long series of programmes featuring the Isle

Monday, 11th February, 2008 4:38pm

By Sally Perry

Anyone Fancy A Vineyard?

Anyone Fancy A Vineyard?

We see in the The Times today that Adgestone Vineyard is up for

Monday, 4th February, 2008 11:36am

By Sally Perry

10 Island Post Offices To Close

10 Island Post Offices To Close

News reaches us this morning that the ten Island Post Offices (detailed below) that were earmarked for closure by the Post Office WILL BE CLOSING. On hearing the news, our Island MP, Andrew Turner

Wednesday, 9th January, 2008 11:02am

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Economic Partnership Xmas Do

Isle of Wight Economic Partnership Xmas Do

We felt rather special to be invited along to the Isle of Wight Economic Partnership xmas do on Tuesday. Not only was the place buzzing with diverse selection of people – many of them lovely

Thursday, 20th December, 2007 1:26pm

By Simon Perry with one comment

Ventnor Christmas Fun Day

Ventnor Christmas Fun Day

Come next Saturday, Ventnor should be buzzing with activity and hopefully lots of visitors from around the Island. This is because Saturday 8th December is when the work of several Ventnor businesses comes to fruition

Friday, 30th November, 2007 12:53pm

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

A J Wells Scoop Three Awards At Chamber of Commerce Business Awards

A J Wells Scoop Three Awards At Chamber of Commerce Business Awards

As we reported back in October The IW Chamber of Commerce held their business awards ceremony last Friday. For those interested, we’re pleased to announce below the winners in all categories, but would like

Thursday, 29th November, 2007 5:55pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Southern Water Face £20m Fine

Southern Water Face £20m Fine

If you’ve ever had any beef with Southern Water, you might be interested to hear that they are about to be fined £20.3m, yes, that’s over twenty million quid, for misleading the regulator Ofwat

Wednesday, 14th November, 2007 1:59pm

By Sally Perry

Video On FastCat Promotes Ventnor

Video On FastCat Promotes Ventnor

At the start of last week was the first time that I’d travelled on the FastCat for a quite a while, so I hadn’t seen the video before about Ventnor that is running during

Tuesday, 23rd October, 2007 4:27pm

By Simon Perry with 8 readers' comments

Chamber of Commerce Business Awards for Excellence: Short List Announced

Chamber of Commerce Business Awards for Excellence: Short List Announced

Thanks to Lisa from the IW Chamber of Commerce for sending through the shortlist of organisations who have been nominated for the Chamber of Commerce Business Awards for Excellence. The ceremony, Cowes Yacht Haven,

Monday, 15th October, 2007 6:34pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

A Message From Ventnor Shopkeepers

A Message From Ventnor Shopkeepers

We received a very worrying email yesterday from one of the town’s shopkeepers. Over the past few months, it appears that less and less people have been using the small independent shops in Ventnor,

Thursday, 11th October, 2007 2:41pm

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

Every Little Helps – Local Shops

Every Little Helps – Local Shops

There’s a video relevant to Ventnor that came out earlier this month, about how local shops are disappearing due to the relentless march of the supermarkets – and how you can change this by

Wednesday, 18th July, 2007 8:33am

By Simon Perry with 2 readers' comments