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Establishment of Financial Intelligence Unit

The Isle of Man is strengthening is commitment to tackling corruption, money laundering and the financing of terrorism through the creation of the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU). The FIU became operational today, Friday 22 April 2016 after Royal Assent was granted for the Financial Intelligence Unit Act 2016. The legislation establishes the FIU as a […]

Manx Telecom continues investment in fixed line network

Manx Telecom has upgraded the Island’s fixed line phone network to a software based, cloud computing platform which in the longer-term will make it possible to introduce new and faster services for consumers and businesses. The company’s latest investment in communications infrastructure ensures that the Island is keeping pace with fixed line technology being introduced […]

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 […]

Isle of Man Companies Shortlisted for top e-Gaming Industry Awards

A large number of Isle of Man e-Gaming companies have been shortlisted for the prestigious 2016 B2B Awards by eGaming Review Magazine (EGR). The annual EGR B2B Awards, now in their seventh year, celebrate excellence in a range of e-Gaming disciplines, including payments, software and IT. Alfred Cannan MHK, the Department Member with responsibility for […]

Appointments

Manx Telecom strengthens account management team

Manx Telecom has strengthened its account management team with two senior appointments. Chris Crocker is now Account Manager for the Isle of Man Government and Public Sector, while Joseph Walls has joined the Island’s leading communications company as a Corporate Account Manager. Chris will be responsible for Isle of Man Government and Isle of Man […]

Manx Telecom strengthens marketing team

Manx Telecom has appointed Melanie Tymm as Marketing Specialist. She has over 10 years’ experience in marketing and brand and product management, including managing PR and media campaigns, product launches, brand strategy and search engine optimization for online marketing. Melanie joins Manx Telecom from Thea Pharmaceuticals in the UK where she worked for over three […]

Spring promotions at Moore Stephens

Spring promotions at Moore Stephens

Moore Stephens Retirement Solutions Limited (“MSRS”) is pleased to announce the promotions of Rob Drummond and Rob Webber to Manager. Rob Drummond’s promotion comes after 12 years in the Life and Pension sector, 6 of those years with Moore Stephens. Rob Webber has been with the firm since 2009 and is responsible for investments and […]

Equiom expands its global HR team

Equiom expands its global HR team

Leading trust and corporate services provider Equiom has announced the appointments of Nicola Quayle and Caroline Hart to its Isle of Man office. Nicola and Caroline join the Human Resources team as Senior Managers to support the Global Human Resources Director in delivering a comprehensive service to the Group. Caroline will work with a team […]

Events

ACSP May seminar to examine UK PSC Register

The Association of Corporate Service Providers has arranged a seminar on Tuesday May 10 titled The UK PSC Resister and its Practical Operation. Sponsored by DQ Advocates the session will be with the London office of Withers LLP’s international corporate tax partner and joint head of CIS practice Andrew Terry and head of UK corporate […]

Second Manx Hospitality Day to focus on Excellence as Standard

The Isle of Man Chamber of Commerce Visitor Economy Committee is to host a second Manx Hospitality Day on the theme of ‘Excellence in Customer Service 365’ on Thursday 14th April from 1.30 – 5pm at the Best Western Palace Hotel & Casino. The event, which is free to attend, is open to all those […]

Equiom shares aviation industry expertise at EBACE

Equiom’s expert aviation team will again exhibit at Europe’s largest aviation event, the European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE). Taking place at Geneva’s Palexpo on 24-26 May 2016, EBACE will welcome key decision makers from the global aviation industry to meet and transact business. More than 13,000 guests and up to 500 exhibitors are […]

ICSA event – ‘Misconduct at work “from hiring to firing” – an update on recent case law on disciplinary issues’

Caren Pegg, Dispute Resolution Partner at Appleby will give the next presentation for ICSA’s Isle of Man branch. The event, sponsored by Appleby, will cover ‘Misconduct at work “from hiring to firing” – an update on recent case law on disciplinary issues’, and will take place on Tuesday 19 April at the Claremont Hotel, Douglas. […]

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

Barclays brings community banking to the Isle of Man

Barclays brings community banking to the Isle of Man

Community banking has arrived in the Isle of Man. Barclays has introduced the new initiative in its branches, bringing in the role of community banker to create a team of multi-skilled employees working in each branch. Community bankers will spend more time ‘on the floor’ interacting with customers and helping them access the range of […]

Muddy, messy fun for Ashley Hill pupils

Muddy, messy fun for Ashley Hill pupils

Local family-run building  firm Hartford Homes has built and installed a bespoke ‘mud kitchen’ at Ashley Hill Primary School to boost the pupil’s outdoor play area. Hartford joiners designed the wooden play equipment for the Onchan school’s grounds and it includes storage, pan hooks and even the kitchen sink! Acting head teacher Laura Kinmond said: “The […]

Celton Manx recognises 22 local good causes

Celton Manx recognises 22 local good causes

Celton Manx has selected 22 local good causes to be recipients of its 2016 Recognition awards programme. Launched in 2015 the scheme targets the more ‘under-the-radar’ charities and not-for-profit organisations with only limited resources for promoting and developing their services. Celton Manx executive director Bill Mummery said: ‘Recognition is the core component of our corporate […]

£17,000 donation for new hyperbaric facility fund

£17,000 donation for new hyperbaric facility fund

Employees of Old Mutual International have raised more than £8,500 towards the Friends of the Hyperbaric Chamber Isle of Man’s new facility fund. Staff from the Onchan-based company raised £8,512.17 for the facility during 2015 and this has been doubled by Old Mutual Group’s match funding initiative, bringing the company’s total donation to more than […]

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

Conference addresses the challenges facing business in 2016

| April 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

ICSA: The Governance Institute is considering the recent and forthcoming changes in the regulatory environment and how they will affect businesses at this year’s annual conference for governance, risk and compliance professionals. Taking place at the Sefton Hotel on 11 May 2016, the conference will also focus on the risks posed to business by the […]

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Citywing: Now booking to March 2017

| April 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

Customers of the only Isle of Man-based flight provider Citywing can now book their flights online to March 2017. The Citywing winter 2016-2017 timetable is now loaded into the system with more than 4,000 seats available at the lowest fares which start from just £23.95 one way. Managing director David Buck said: ‘Our scheduling – […]

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Census forms now being delivered

| April 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

Census forms are being delivered this week to all Island households in readiness for completion on Sunday 24 April. Census Project Manager Adam Smith explained: “Census Night is Sunday 24 April.   All households in the Island are asked to complete the census form on the 24th either by filling in the paper version that is […]

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Agreement on sharing Beneficial Ownership information signed

| April 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Isle of Man Government today (12 April, 2016) signed an exchange of letters with the United Kingdom Government confirming its commitment to enhance arrangements for providing  information on the beneficial ownership of companies.  Under the agreement the Isle of Man has committed to establishing and maintaining a central electronic register of information that will […]

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