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.

Call for volunteers as Mountbatten shops reopen

Mountbatten Newport Assistant Shop Manager Kate Regan

With many of Mountbatten's volunteers still unable to return to their charity shops, they're looking for people over 16-years-old to help fill the gap

Tuesday, 7th July, 2020 9:54am

By Emma Topping with one comment

The ‘Isle of Wight Welcomes You’ campaign launches today

Isle of Wight welcomes you t shirt and logo

The ‘Isle of Wight Welcomes You’ brand has been developed to prepare for the remarketing of the Island as a go-to destination

Friday, 3rd July, 2020 11:13am

By Feature Writer with 4 readers' comments

New £5,000 small business grants to adapt businesses following Coronavirus pandemic

fifty pound note

The Government will be handing out grants of up to £5,000 to small businesses in tourist destinations to help them adapt following the Coronavirus crisis

Friday, 3rd July, 2020 10:30am

By Jack Mason with 5 readers' comments

Diverse Marine wins contract to build transfer vessel for offshore energy crew

Design for the vessel

Isle of Wight yard Diverse Marine, were awarded the build contract following a competitive global tender process

Wednesday, 1st July, 2020 4:31pm

By Luke Atkins

Letter: Buy Isle of Wight produce and see what it would do for the local economy

thank you for shopping local on blackboard

This reader has a simple message - Buy Wight and help the economy grow

Wednesday, 1st July, 2020 4:11pm

By Keith Richard with 5 readers' comments

Ventnor Post Office to extend opening hours

ventnor post office

The sub-Post Office has been operating with reduced hours for the last ten weeks, but will be extending them from next weekend. Details within

Tuesday, 30th June, 2020 8:08am

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight reopening businesses warned about the danger of legionella bacteria in dormant water systems

running tap water

Before businesses reopen on 4th July, Public Health England are reminding businesses to check their water systems are safe

Thursday, 25th June, 2020 11:59am

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter

Visit Isle of Wight hold information sessions for tourism providers in light of easing of lockdown measures

Information sessions poster

Visit Isle of Wight and Isle of Wight Council invite local tourism businesses to a series of seminars to help the local economy recover

Thursday, 25th June, 2020 9:48am

By Simon Clark

Isle of Wight MP welcomes relaxation of 2m social distancing rule and other lockdown easing measures

bob seely outside st marys

Isle of Wight MP thanks the Prime Minister for relaxing the 2m social distancing rule and says we need to make sure that tourism-related businesses are not left behind in the fight for survival against the Covid-19 virus

Wednesday, 24th June, 2020 8:38am

By The Office of Bob Seely with 18 readers' comments

Working with businesses to ensure we are able to ‘save our summer’, says Isle of Wight council leader

Will Myles MD Visit Isle of Wight outside Quay Arts Centre

Dave Stewart says he hopes the Prime Minister's announcement marks a turning point for Isle of Wight businesses

Tuesday, 23rd June, 2020 10:02pm

By IW Council Press Office with 11 readers' comments

Major changes in Government Coronavirus advice on social distancing just released (updated)

better days are coming poster

The lockdown rules have see some major changes today for households and businesses. Details within

Tuesday, 23rd June, 2020 1:41pm

By The Office of 10 Downing Street with 3 readers' comments

Isle of Wight to ‘responsibly open up its visitor and hospitality sector’, says MP

Shanklin beach

The Isle of Wight MP welcomes the return of the Red Jet service, adding that, "it’s a step forward in returning slowly to normal"

Tuesday, 23rd June, 2020 10:53am

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments