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.

MHI Vestas Offshore Wind win new contract for Scotland’s largest offshore wind farm

Aerial view of MHI Vestas turbines in the sea

MHI Vestas Offshore see the Seagreen Offshore Wind Farm project as a major step forward for the offshore wind industry in the UK

Thursday, 17th October, 2019 8:27am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Councillor resigns from planning committee following decision on huge retail and leisure complex (updated)

artists impression of st georges park development

Following the vote, Cllr Jones-Evans resigned from the planning committee

Wednesday, 16th October, 2019 8:35am

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 10 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Milk will protect heritage and ensure fair price for dairy farmers

Kaysie Reed Matt Elliott and Kirsty Lee SouthernCo-op Paul Griffin Jodie Reed and Mark Reed

New brand of milk launched as a way to protect the Island's heritage, ensure farmers get a fair price for their milk and to lessen the impact on the environment by reducing travel distances

Tuesday, 15th October, 2019 11:53am

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Petition launched to ban and remove ‘super trawlers’ from ‘UK waters’

The vessel FV Margiris in the water

Two 'super trawlers' have been moving around waters between Isle of Wight and Sussex over the last couple of weeks. A petition has been launched calling for them to be banned and removed

Friday, 11th October, 2019 1:04pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Isle of Wight flagmaker’s work supports Greenpeace’s Protect the Oceans Campaign

Liz Cooke's Greenpeace flag on vessel in the Arctic

Isle of Wight's Liz Cooke has created a set of flags for each leg of a Greenpeace expedition, sailing from the Arctic to the Antarctic to document the state of our oceans

Friday, 11th October, 2019 9:52am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Maritime UK Solent aims to bring together marine-related businesses in the Solent region

High tech boat in the solent

Maritime UK Solent is a new business-led body that will bring together the array of maritime assets based in the Solent region, to promote and strengthen them

Thursday, 10th October, 2019 8:24am

By Bex Pearce

Seaview Hotel Restaurant retains Michelin Bib Gourmand for five years running

tom bull head chef at seaview hotel

The Restaurant at the Seaview Hotel was the first and so far the only venue on the Isle of Wight to be awarded a Michelin Bib Gourmand.

Wednesday, 9th October, 2019 8:02am

By Tracy Mikich with one comment

Support independent Isle of Wight bookshops, says MP

bob seely and gail middleton posing in bookshop for photo

Bob Seely says small independent bookshops provide a social hub, as well as contributing to the fabric of our town centres

Tuesday, 8th October, 2019 1:12pm

By The Office of Bob Seely with 5 readers' comments

Isle of Wight retail park development recommended for ‘conditional permission’

artists impression of st georges park development

The Isle of Wight Council’s planning committee is due to met next Tuesday (15th Oct) to discuss the application, submitted by South Coast Leisure last year.

Tuesday, 8th October, 2019 8:07am

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 4 readers' comments

Isle of Wight ranked No. 1 in Best Destinations in the UK for Autumn

Autumn's arrival

The ranking takes into account everything from the average temperature and rainfall in October to the number of family-friendly attractions and restaurants.

Wednesday, 2nd October, 2019 11:28am

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Shock as only shop in village – a ‘hub of the community’ – to close (update 3)

u-turn sign

After locals put in lots of work to buy the shop as a Community Asset for the village, the owner has suddenly changed his mind, says the Parish council Chairman, labelling it 'callous'

Tuesday, 1st October, 2019 3:26pm

By Ron Groves with 2 readers' comments

Hunt Forest Group win prestigious award at Royal Isle of Wight County Show

Staff from Hunt Forest Group standing in front of tractor to receive their award

The Royal IW County Show is pleased to announce the winner of the 2019 award for the ‘Best Trade Stand’ at the event and a date for the Royal Isle of Wight County Show 2020.

Monday, 30th September, 2019 2:31pm

By Anna Stanley