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Court Makes Order in Lord of the Rings Litigation

Charles Coleman, Director at specialist litigation advocates, Gough Law, has successfully   obtained an Order in litigation concerning the estate of JRR Tolkien and the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit series. The Isle of Man Court made the Order following  a Letter of Request issued by the US Court which is hearing proceedings  between the […]

Manx Telecom shortlisted for two prestigious awards

Manx Telecom has been shortlisted for two prestigious awards. The company has been listed in the ‘Best Telecommunications PLC’ category of the UK Stock Market Awards which are based on the industry standard ‘Super Sector’ classifications as defined by FTSE. This provides a rigorous and detailed comparison of performance, management acumen and sector conditions which […]

SmartHR awarded Best for Offshore HR Consultancy – Isle of Man

Smart HR Solutions Limited (‘SmartHR’) has recently celebrated the end to a successful year after being awarded ‘Best for Offshore HR Consultancy – Isle of Man’ via Wealth & Finance International magazine’s Finance Awards 2014. Commenting on the accolade, Gail Yeowell, Owner & Managing Director of SmartHR said “2014 was a great year for SmartHR […]

Exam success and a promotion at Moore Stephens

Exam success and a promotion at Moore Stephens

Moore Stephens is pleased to announce that Christa Worth has completed her ICAEW ACA qualification and been promoted to supervisor in the Audit and Assurance department. In her new role, Christa will lead a team assisting a wide range of clients including CSPs, insurance companies and funds with business assessment and auditing. “Christa continues to […]

Appointments

RBS International announces new senior management leadership team

RBS International announces new senior management leadership team

RBS International has announced a new senior management structure for its operations in the Channel Islands, Isle of Man and Gibraltar. Led by Adrian Gill, Chief Executive Officer, RBS International, the business heads are: Stephen Reilly, Managing Director, Corporate & Markets, who has responsibility for Institutional, Corporate, Business and Commercial customers across the four jurisdictions. […]

ManSat looks to the future and boosts Board of Advisors with addition of Daffner, Potter and Rigolle

ManSat Limited today announced the addition of three new members to its Advisory Board: Mr. Gregg Daffner of Hong Kong, Mr. Michael Potter of Texas and Mr. Mark Rigolle of Luxembourg. Each new member of ManSat’s Board of Advisors is an experienced satellite and telecommunications industry leader in their own right and all bring added […]

Equiom appoints Dawn Ashall as Manager of Fiduciary Services

Equiom appoints Dawn Ashall as Manager of Fiduciary Services

Leading international trust and corporate service provider, Equiom, has announced the appointment of Dawn Ashall as Manager – Fiduciary Services. Dawn, a qualified accountant and Trust and Estate Practitioner, brings with her over 18 years of experience in the Trust and Corporate Service industry. Prior to joining Equiom she was Trust Manager for an established […]

Major Isle of Man development projects to be driven by new team

The Department of Economic Development is leading a new team which has been established to deliver an increased focus on getting Government working together better to deliver development of some of the major development sites across the Isle of Man. The team is being co-ordinated by the Department but also includes existing members of the […]

Events

Manx Telecom sponsors Tough Mann Adventure Challenge

Manx Telecom sponsors Tough Mann Adventure Challenge

Manx Telecom is supporting the growth of the Tough Mann Adventure Challenge with a three year deal as headline sponsor starting with the 2015 event. Tough Mann began in 2013 and has attracted hundreds of competitors from on and off-Island wanting to take on the demanding 10km assault course race which includes 25 obstacles such […]

CIM invites Isle of Man businesses to presentation by leading PR practitioner

CIM invites Isle of Man businesses to presentation by leading PR practitioner

The Isle of Man branch of CIM and local marketing agency Home Strategic are giving local business leaders, owners and entrepreneurs the opportunity to learn some new ideas and tips on how to get people talking positively about their businesses. James Gordon-MacIntosh, Founder and Managing Partner of London-based Hope&Glory PR is presenting ‘Seventeen creative ways […]

Launch of Expressions of Interest for TT Races Promoter including potential TT World Series

The Department of Economic Development is inviting Expressions of Interest for an independent promoter to manage and develop the commercial contracts for the TT Races and Classic TT Races including developing the potential for a franchised series of ‘TT World Series’ events. Under the proposed scope of services, the Isle of Man Government will outsource […]

ACSP’s repeat February seminar to offer AML code and handbook update

The Association of Corporate Service Providers has arranged a repeat session on Thursday February 24th of a seminar with Sinead O’Connor, head of regulatory and compliance services at Dougherty Quinn, sponsor of the event, after the February 19th presentation became fully booked. Sinead O’Connor, who has worked in the compliance industry for 20 years, is […]

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

MANX CANCER HELP RECRUITING VOLUNTEERS

MANX CANCER HELP RECRUITING VOLUNTEERS

Why not make 2015 your year to volunteer with Manx Cancer Help? On Saturday 24th January the prominent local charity will be holding an open day at its base, the Lisa Lowe Centre in Tromode, for anyone considering becoming part of the team. As well as helping out at events organised by Manx Cancer Help’s […]

Nursery children bring Christmas cheer to elderly

Nursery children bring Christmas cheer to elderly

Children from a nursery in Ramsey brought some Christmas cheers to the elderly in residential homes in the town. Youngsters from Bonwick Day Nursery in Lezayre Road – which is run by The Children’s Centre – visited five residential homes in the North of the Island on December 18th and 19th with gifts of mince […]

Conister Bank sponsor Youth Scholarship

Conister Bank sponsor Youth Scholarship

The Youth Scholarship – Development and Leadership Program, (delivered by Adventurous Experiences), is now sponsored by Conister Bank. Recently endorsed as a finalist in the Isle of Man Newspapers Awards for Excellence (Corporate Social Responsibility)the program enables young students from the Isle of Man to rise to be part of a team embarking in a […]

Department highlights potential for tidal flooding in 2015

The Department of Infrastructure is advising Isle of Man residents to prepare for the possibility of flooding in coastal and harbour areas next year. High tides in January, February, September and October 2015 could cause disruption, particularly if combined with strong winds and low atmospheric pressure. While more accurate weather forecasts can only be issued […]

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

The Sefton to host 2015 wedding fair

| January 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

Couples seeking the ultimate wedding celebration should save the date – Sunday February 1st – when The Sefton will be holding its 2015 wedding fair. Always the essential go-to destination ahead of ‘The Big Day’, The Sefton will, once again, be bringing together some of the finest specialist exhibitors, from bridal gown designers to beauty […]

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Counting House Sets the Standard at Russian Themed eClub

Counting House Sets the Standard at Russian Themed eClub

| January 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

Over 75 guests joined Paul Davis and local payment solutions consultancy, Counting House on Wednesday 7th to celebrate the Russian Orthodox Christmas with a Russian Christmas themed eClub. A range of flavoured vodkas, blinis and caviar helped to set the scene as members of the Island’s eGaming community saw in the New Year with the […]

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Manx Telecom showcases world class eGaming solutions at ICE expo

| January 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

Manx Telecom will be showcasing its world class eGaming solutions at the ICE Totally Gaming expo at London’s ExCel from February 3rd to 5th. It’s the world’s biggest eGaming expo and last year attracted more than 23,500 visitors. Organisers expect to match or exceed that number this year with gaming professionals travelling from over 100 […]

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MM&C expands into UK market

| January 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

MM&C – the Island’s leading marketing and communications agency – is extending its operational reach as part of a strategy to expand into the UK market. In addition to staff based at its HQ in Douglas, MM&C now has key personnel based in London and Glasgow. London-based Creative Director Alistair Audsley has a wealth of […]

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