Kickstart: Federation of Small Businesses teams to help business enter the scheme

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The Federation of Small Businesses has teamed up with Adecco Working Ventures to help small businesses take part in the Kickstart Scheme offering work placement opportunities for young people

Tuesday, 22nd September, 2020 8:32am

By Sally Perry

40 prizes in Isle of Wight piercing boutique’s raffle for Wight DASH

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Over 40 prizes are on offer as part of this raffle to raise money for Wight DASH - the charity that supports people on the Island who find themselves in an abusive relationship

Thursday, 17th September, 2020 2:27pm

By Helen Bailey

Free online event focused on helping women in business

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The virtual event brings together a collection of inspiring, insightful and real stories from women who mean business. It's followed by a Solent LEP-led training session

Monday, 14th September, 2020 7:41am

By Bex Pearce

Isle of Wight shopkeepers urged to enter ‘best small shops competition’

The outside of the shop Lesley's Nutshell

Judges will be looking for evidence of entrepreneurial spirit, ways small shops have been innovative and what they have done to have a lasting positive impact on their community

Monday, 10th August, 2020 9:34am

By The Office of Bob Seely with 2 readers' comments

Eat Out to Help Out: Every Isle of Wight business (200+) taking part – in a single, simple list (update 4)

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Here are all 200+ Isle of Wight ‘Eat out to help out’ businesses, in a single, sort-able list - brought together by News OnTheWight to make it simple to find where you can get your 50% discount

Tuesday, 4th August, 2020 12:29pm

By Simon Perry with one comment

Letter: Re-scheduled roadworks could be final nail in the coffin for our village’s shops (update)

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A small business owner on Godshill says they're devastated that having made it through lockdown and starting to try and build back some trade, they will now have to deal with disruptive roadworks

Sunday, 19th July, 2020 10:20am

By Anonymous with 7 readers' comments

Isle of Wight restaurants can now register for Eat Out to Help Out discount scheme

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The Government scheme to encourage diners back into restaurants brings with it a 50% reduction, up to a maximum of £10 per person, to all diners who eat and/or drink-in throughout August

Monday, 13th July, 2020 11:07am

By Lisa Billard with 11 readers' comments

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

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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

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

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

Isle of Wight council opens applications Covid-19 discretionary grants for businesses falling through the gaps

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Cllr Stewart says that while there is some local discretion, there may be some exclusions where the council's hands are still tied by the overriding government criteria

Wednesday, 27th May, 2020 5:09pm

By IW Council Press Office with 3 readers' comments