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Boston Multi-Family Office included in prestigious High Net Worth guide

International professional services group Boston Multi-Family Office has been listed in the Chambers High Net Worth Guide, a prestigious new publication from Chambers & Partners who are famous worldwide for their expert rankings of the legal profession. The new High Net Worth Guide, published in June, is Chambers’ first title specifically aimed at the international […]

Government issues ‘Call for Sites’ to inform Area Plan for the East

The Isle of Man Government has today (Friday 8 July 2016) issued a ‘Call for Sites’ which will help inform the preparation of the Area Plan for the East. The Area Plan will set out detailed proposals and identify development sites in line with the broad policies set out in the Isle of Man Strategic […]

Equiom celebrates four short listings in the Citywealth International Financial Centre Awards

Leading trust and corporate services provider Equiom has been short listed in four categories in the Citywealth International Financial Centre (IFC) Awards 2017. The global group is in the running for Trust Company of the Year for its Guernsey, Hong Kong, Isle of Man and Malta offices.  Voting is now open to industry peers via […]

Manx students hoping to be on a (Swiss) roll at JA-YE Company of the Year competition

Manx students hoping to be on a (Swiss) roll at JA-YE Company of the Year competition

Junior Achievement Isle of Man Company of the Year winners Opus, from Queen Elizabeth II High School, will be heading to Switzerland later this month to compete against more than 200 other young entrepreneurs from 35 other countries in the JA-YE Europe Company of the Year competition in Lucerne from July 25 to 28. Across […]

Appointments

Chrystals appoints Dafydd Lewis as Head of Residential Lettings

Dafydd Lewis has been appointed Associate Director, Head of Residential Lettings and Management at Chrystals Estate Agency. It is a welcome return for Dafydd, who previously worked with Chrystals as a Commercial Agent and Valuer in 2010. He has since broadened his experience in the rentals market with another local estate agency and re-joins Chrystals […]

NFU Mutual Isle of Man announces stellar new management line-up for 70 year anniversary

NFU Mutual Isle of Man has announced a major restructure of the senior management team at its office in Douglas, as the organisation celebrates its 70th anniversary on the Island. John Faragher has been appointed as a new Account Manager, bringing with him 13 years’ experience in the commercial insurance sector. The appointment follows Leanne […]

Senior appointment strengthens Estera’s risk and compliance expertise

Senior appointment strengthens Estera’s risk and compliance expertise

Estera has bolstered its risk and compliance credentials with the appointment of Tui Iti as Risk and Compliance Director. Tui will be responsible for ensuring the company consistently adopts the highest global compliance standards at each of its international offices. Estera employs more than 350 people across 10 jurisdictions, including the Isle of Man where […]

Standard Bank Offshore Group appoints Martyn Samphier as Head of Corporate and Business Banking

Standard Bank Offshore Group appoints Martyn Samphier as Head of Corporate and Business Banking

Standard Bank Offshore Group has appointed Martyn Samphier as Head of Corporate & Business Banking and Banking Product.  Mr Samphier has worked for the Bank for more than three decades and has over 40 years of banking experience.  In his new role, Mr Samphier will not only lead Corporate & Business Banking, which serves the […]

Events

Summer Professional Seminars at Moore Stephens

Training is “in season” during July and August at Moore Stephens with basic business topics and compliance. Starting the first week of August, Moore Stephens’ Compliance Officer and MLRO, Becky Galvin will be hosting a series of lunchtime compliance seminars covering Fraud, AML/CFT, Information Security and the Bribery Act and Anti-corruption. Each session provides 1 […]

Minister to take part in Twitter Q&A

Infrastructure Minister Phil Gawne MHK will be hosting a live question and answer session on Twitter later this month. Using the hashtag #askphil, people will be able to tweet questions to @PhilGawne on a wide range of topics. Minister Gawne will be online for 45 minutes from 2pm on Friday 15 July. Twitter is an […]

Isle of Man eGaming summit announced for September

Those working in the eGaming industry have a further opportunity to discuss ongoing issues and future direction with the announcement by KPMG of the next Isle of Man eGaming Summit on 8th September. Director of KPMG Isle of Man and Gibraltar Micky Swindale, who has been instrumental in developing the eGaming Summit format, said: “The […]

Trade-based money laundering subject of ACSP’s June seminar

Trade-based money laundering will be the subject of the Association of Corporate Service Providers’ seminar on Thursday June 21. Sponsored by DQ Advocates, the session will be with the Customs and Excise Division’s Ray Todd who will explain how trade-based money laundering disguises the origins and proceeds of crime and integrates illicit funds into the […]

Editor's Choice

Coming Home for Tynwald Day

Coming Home for Tynwald Day

One of the UK’s leading film critics, Mark Kermode, who has Manx roots, will be among many ‘coming home’ for Tynwald Day. Mark Kermode and his mother Audrey will be joining other guests of the President of Tynwald, Clare Christian, at the Tynwald Day ceremony on Monday July 7th. This year’s national day celebrations will […]

Nationwide International wins Moneyfacts award

A night of success at the Moneyfacts Annual Awards 2014 in London has seen Isle of Man based Nationwide International, the offshore branch of Nationwide Building Society, pick up the “Best Account Offshore Provider” award. Sylvia Waycot, Publishing Director, Moneyfacts, said: “By offering an excellent overall offshore product range across numerous currencies, including no notice, […]

Shared Equity Schemes – Consultation Response

The Department of Health and Social Care has today published a response to the recent consultation on replacing the current House Purchase Assistance Scheme, with two Shared Equity Schemes. The consultation was launched in March 2014 and sought comments on two new distinct Shared Equity Schemes: First Home Choice aims to assist First Time Buyers […]

Manx Gas Apprenticeships Offer Opportunities for the Future

Manx Gas Apprenticeships Offer Opportunities for the Future

Manx Gas is looking to “invest in the youth of the island” by offering up to three apprenticeships to candidates who can demonstrate their desire to work in an engineering based environment. “After a difficult few years and a major restructure of the business we are now able to provide these opportunities,” said Robert Gardner, […]

Community News

NUMBER OF POST PEOPLE ATTACKED BY DANGEROUS DOGS CONTINUE TO RISE

Over the last year, twelve incidents of post people being attacked and physically injured by dogs on the Isle of Man have been reported; however, many more “near misses” and stand offs with dogs are often never formally accounted for. Isle of Man Post Office will not put its delivery and collection staff in a […]

Chief Constable’s annual report highlights successes and challenges

The Isle of Man Constabulary is tackling an increasingly complex range of vulnerability and public protection matters as part of its efforts to keep people safe. While the Manx force has driven down recorded crime to a level last witnessed in 1970, the operational demands on its services remain as high as ever. The Chief […]

App allows users to read the signs

Motorists can stay up to date with road closures and driving conditions in the Isle of Man by using the readthesigns mobile phone app developed by the Department of Infrastructure. The app allows users to check information being displayed on 13 electronic traffic signs situated at the Villa Marina, Liverpool Arms, Richmond Hill, Bath Place, […]

Single parent support group receives Recognition award

Single parent support group receives Recognition award

A support group for single parent families is set to enjoy a higher profile and keep its ‘younger members’ entertained after it received a Celton Manx Recognition award. Manx Gingerbread Friendship Group is one of 22 local good causes to benefit in 2016 from the award scheme aimed at those charities and not-for-profit organisations with […]

Charity News

Passengers’ incredible generosity lifts-on-board collections for Rob Vine Fund past £200,000 mark

Passengers’ incredible generosity lifts-on-board collections for Rob Vine Fund past £200,000 mark

This year’s TT collection on board Steam Packet Company vessels in aid of the Rob Vine Fund raised in excess of £13,000, lifting the total raised by passengers over the years past the £200,000 mark. The annual collection started, as many great ideas do, over a pint in the pub, following a conversation many years […]

Prison officers and inmates complete charity walk

Prison officers and inmates complete charity walk

A group of prison officers and inmates undertook a sponsored walk from Jurby Prison to the old Victoria Road prison site in Douglas earlier this month to raise funds for Rebecca House Children’s Hospice. The route was mostly cross country, ascending the challenging Ballacobb and round the back of Beinn-y-Phott. The group followed the Millennium […]

Microgaming Manx Cancer Help Golf Day raises over £8,000

Microgaming Manx Cancer Help Golf Day raises over £8,000

The inaugural Microgaming Manx Cancer Help Golf Day held last Thursday (19th June), raised a magnificent £8,170 for the charity. Eighteen teams took on the 18 holes of Mount Murray Golf Club and the AM-AM competition proved even hotter than the weather. At the finish, two were tied on 118 points with the winners – […]

A Helping Hand for the Manx Wildlife Trust’s 2015 Calendar

A Helping Hand for the Manx Wildlife Trust’s 2015 Calendar

The Manx Wildlife Trust, the Island’s leading nature conservation charity, is delighted to announce the publication of its calendar for 2015. Showcasing spectacular Manx wildlife and scenes, the calendar has been very generously sponsored by PokerStars through their corporate giving programme, Helping Hands. A longstanding Gold Corporate Member of the Manx Wildlife Trust, PokerStars launched […]

Other News

Small business at heart of new Isle of Man partnership

Small business at heart of new Isle of Man partnership

| July 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

BIRKENHEAD Industry trade body Mersey Maritime is announcing a new trade agreement with the Isle of Man Shipping Association (IOMSA) which aims to supercharge bilateral trade, particularly among small to medium sized businesses. The agreement was announced at a special reception during the International Festival of Business in Liverpool UK and has resulted from a […]

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THREE NEW LOCAL ARTISTS HAVE BEEN UNCOVERED AT THIS YEAR’S PRESTIGIOUS ART AWARDS

THREE NEW LOCAL ARTISTS HAVE BEEN UNCOVERED AT THIS YEAR’S PRESTIGIOUS ART AWARDS

| July 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

Holea Cox, Caitlin Barnett and Lucy Pendlebury each won awards and prizes at this year’s annual Norman Sayle Prize for Art competition on June 16, run by the Archibald Knox Society and sponsored by Isle of Man Post Office. Holea Cox, secured the prize for ‘First Year National Diploma’ – overall body of work, Caitlin […]

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Three sixth-form students set for trip of a lifetime to NASA United Space School – making a total of 30 Island students since first scholarship in 2000

Three sixth-form students set for trip of a lifetime to NASA United Space School – making a total of 30 Island students since first scholarship in 2000

| July 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

Three students from the Isle of Man are heading to the US for an out-of-this-world two-week adventure to study with astronauts, engineers, and scientists at the NASA United Space School. This means 30 Island students have won the ManSat scholarships since the competition began in 2000. Rose ten Donkelaar from Ramsey Grammar School, Laurence Couch […]

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First Names Group’s festive fundraiser wins gold at Citywealth brand awards

First Names Group’s festive fundraiser wins gold at Citywealth brand awards

| July 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

First Names Group is delighted to announce that they took home the gold for ‘CSR Activity of the Year’ in the inaugural Citywealth Brand Management & Reputation Awards following last week’s awards reception in London. In recent years, the international trust, fund and corporate services provider has gained quite a reputation for its annual Christmas […]

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