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.

Rural Business Awards reveals new format and extends Isle of Wight entries deadline

Best Rural Tourism Business. Winner Nettlecombe Farm. Emma Theunissen. Rural Business Awards. The Monastery Manchester. .

The Amazon-backed Rural Business Awards announces a new national format for 2020/21 – the only UK-wide awards dedicated to showcasing the success of rural businesses

Monday, 22nd June, 2020 11:17am

By Rachel Reilly

Second wave of Coronavirus on the Isle of Wight could ‘decimate the season’, say owners of guest house

Swiss Cottage - Shanklin

The owners of Swiss Cottage guest house in Shanklin - who have been severely impacted by the Covid-19 lockdown - believe if there is a second wave it will decimate the tourist season

Monday, 22nd June, 2020 10:42am

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 2 readers' comments

Letter: The UK Government should helping keep tourism money in UK, not building air bridges elsewhere

Ventnor beach

This reader believes the Government should be focused on progressively unlocking the UK domestic tourism industry, rather than resuming foreign holidays

Saturday, 20th June, 2020 10:13am

By Clive Boorman with 12 readers' comments

Over one million people sign petition to protect British food standards

farmer standing in field and looking at the sky

Over one million people have now signed the NFU food standards petition, giving a clear signal to Government on future trade deals. Have you signed the petition?

Thursday, 18th June, 2020 12:06pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight businesses affected by Covid-19 encouraged to apply for discretionary grant scheme

fifty pound note

The Isle of Wight council has widened who is eligible for financial support via the local discretionary grant scheme to help businesses affected by Covid-19

Thursday, 18th June, 2020 10:57am

By IW Council Press Office

Call for Government help by Independent pharmacies

Tim Gibbs and Bob Seely outside Yarmouth Pharmacy

Seely says pharmacies have been under severe pressure during the Covid-19 crisis, with income decreasing whilst their role in the community has become more important

Thursday, 18th June, 2020 8:46am

By The Office of Bob Seely

Social distancing measures heading to other Isle of Wight towns

newport high street - social distancing measures

The Town Clerk has revealed in his latest newsletter that residents will soon get an opportunity to experience major changes similar to those in other towns

Monday, 15th June, 2020 1:52pm

By Sally Perry with 15 readers' comments

The Tea House Crowdfunder will help secure future of this homegrown Isle of Wight

Tea House Counter

While Government funding has helped prevent the immediate collapse of The Tea House, it alone cannot secure the future of this homegrown Ventnor business

Monday, 15th June, 2020 12:55pm

By Caty Macaulay

Government announce support package for the High Street

Great british high street illustration

The High Streets Task Force will provide access to cutting-edge tools, training, information and advice for High Streets across England as part of the Government’s efforts to get shops back in business safely from Monday

Friday, 12th June, 2020 8:46am

By Jack Mason with 3 readers' comments

Isle of Wight hospitality industry preparing to open for Islanders and holiday makers

Compton Beach

John Metcalfe, Isle of Wight council CEO, said it is a dilemma, but that people would come to the Island anyway, with holiday accommodation reporting bookings for July, August and September

Wednesday, 10th June, 2020 5:52pm

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

Back British farming and sign our petition, say Isle of Wight NFU

farmer standing in field and looking at the sky

Covid-19 has highlighted the importance of food security and traceability The NFU urges people to protect our food standards as more than three quarters of a million sign its petition

Monday, 8th June, 2020 6:52pm

By Isobel Bretherton with 7 readers' comments

Isle of Wight coffee roasters innovate in light of Coronavirus

island roasted nespresso capsules

When the world throws you challenges you can either let them beat you down or you can innovate and grow. That's exactly what this Isle of Wight company is doing

Friday, 5th June, 2020 12:34pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments