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Sure’s “stellar” performance boosts Batelco’s growth

Sure’s “stellar” performance boosts Batelco’s growth

Growth in both broadband and mobile subscribers across the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands saw Sure’s performance described as “stellar” by its parent company, Batelco, in the Group’s third quarter financial report. Across the Isle of Man, Jersey and Guernsey Sure increased its broadband subscriber base by 13% during the nine month period […]

Abacus employee receives Carter Jones McDonald Award 2014

Abacus employee receives Carter Jones McDonald Award 2014

Donna Richards, Trust and Corporate Administrator at Abacus Trust Company Limited, has been presented the Carter Jones McDonald Award 2014 for her results in the recent Corporate Secretarial Practice exam of the Chartered Secretaries Qualifying Scheme. The Isle of Man branch of the Institute for Chartered Secretaries and Administrators has been presenting awards to students […]

Tim Shallcross heads South for global conference To address Moore Stephens African Partners

Business development manager, Tim Shallcross, is heading to South Africa to address Moore Stephens Africa network partners attending their annual partners’ conference on 7 November 2014 in Clarens, Eastern Free State. The conference brings together 200 attendees including 60 partners from 15 African countries. “It’s a great honour to be invited to speak to the […]

Prizewinners recognised at ICSA Isle of Man Annual Dinner

Prizewinners recognised at ICSA Isle of Man Annual Dinner

ICSA Isle of Man’s 2014 prize-winners were recognised at a recent dinner, sponsored by RBS International, with Pre-Dinner Drinks Reception supported by Appleby and held at the Mount Murray Hotel & Country Club, Santon. ICSA Chief Executive Simon Osborne and President Lorraine Young were among the guests and the evening’s compere, Ron Berry, introduced the […]

Appointments

New Director of Tourism and the Visitor Economy appointed

The Department of Economic Development has announced the appointment of Robin Bischert to the role of Director of Tourism and the Visitor Economy. His three year fixed term appointment is effective from 1st October 2014.   Robin brings a wealth of experience to the role. Most recently he acted as Interim Chief Executive Royal Greenwich […]

MBS Staff Appointment

MBS has appointed Duncan Ashenhurst as Software Solutions Manager for the UK and Channel Islands. Duncan joins MBS after a successful career in Software Consultancy, Account Management and Business Development roles in New Zealand and the UK. Previous roles include Ricoh’s Business Solutions division NZ where he was responsible for a number of New Zealand’s […]

UK Regional focus for new Business Development Manager

UK Regional focus for new Business Development Manager

The Department of Economic Development has announced the appointment of Paul Maddocks as Business Development Manager to its Financial Services team. John Garland, Head of Corporate Financial Services, Department of Economic Development commented:   ‘Paul will be responsible for managing the development and implementation of a programme designed to generate additional business for the Isle […]

Equiom Group Appoints FATCA Specialist

Leading international trust and corporate services provider, Equiom, has announced the appointment of Andrew Halsall as FATCA and Regulatory Reporting Manager. The new position has been created in response to the increasing complexity of requirements around FATCA and the Common Reporting Standard and is intended to ensure the highest standards of compliance and client care […]

Events

Local nursery and school to showcase Montessori preschool education this weekend

Local nursery and school to showcase Montessori preschool education this weekend

  Parents of preschool children are being invited to learn about Montessori education, a unique approach which promotes independence, at this weekend’s Isle of Man Bump, Baby and Toddler Show. Aspirations Montessori School, which follows the teaching method, will exhibit at the Villa Marina arcade from 11am to 4pm on Sunday, November 2. Mary Lyons, […]

JCC meets UK Business Angels

Douglas, ISLE OF MAN – The Junior Chamber of Commerce (“JCC”) is pleased to announce that it is working with the UK Business Angels Association for its next event on Tuesday 11 November 2014. This will be a unique and exciting opportunity to hear Jenny Tooth, CEO of the UK Business Angels Association, present at […]

Seismic changes in African economies to benefit the IOM

Over forty Isle of Man business people turned out for a seminar on the ‘seismic’ developments taking place in Africa, and the opportunities they present. The seminar was led by Standard Bank’s Chief Economist, Goolam Ballim. In the last decade Africa has gone from the hopeless continent to a rising star, meanwhile Europe’s share of […]

EXTRA TT SAILINGS CONFIRMED AS STEAM PACKET COMPANY SECURES P&O EXPRESS CHARTER

EXTRA TT SAILINGS CONFIRMED AS STEAM PACKET COMPANY SECURES P&O EXPRESS CHARTER

The Isle of Man Steam Packet Company has chartered additional P&O Express sailings to assist with demand for TT 2015. The charter has allowed the Steam Packet Company to revise its schedule and increase the number of sailings. An extra four return sailings have been added to the schedule from the Northern Irish port of […]

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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

Douglas Borough Crematorium and Chapel upgrade to begin in November

Major work to upgrade the borough crematorium and chapel is to begin on Monday 10th November 2014.   The £1.5m project is expected to take 12 months and will provide improved facilities for mourners, celebrants, funeral directors and staff.   A separate project to renovate the surrounding paths and walls will be undertaken at the […]

Silk painters’ eye-catching banner designs appear on Post Office miniature sheet

Silk painters’ eye-catching banner designs appear on Post Office miniature sheet

The Post Office unveiled a stunning and vibrant miniature sheet celebrating the exemplary works of The Isle of Man Guild of Silk Painters in the production of its silk town banners. The stamp launch took place on the morning of October 23 at the House of Manannan in Peel, where the banners will now remain […]

Pilot scheme will enhance support for carers

A pilot for a new scheme to provide information and advice to carers and to assess their needs will launch in November.   The scheme is a joint initiative between the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) and Crossroads Care. The pilot exercise has been developed to help inform the Department on the likely […]

HENRY BLOOM NOBLE DESCENDANT VISITS ISLE OF MAN TO VIEW HIS LEGACY

HENRY BLOOM NOBLE DESCENDANT VISITS ISLE OF MAN TO VIEW HIS LEGACY

Around the Isle of Man, from hospitals to parks to libraries, the name of Henry Bloom Noble is commemorated in recognition of his place as a revered benefactor who bestowed his vast fortune upon the people of the Island. These memorials to his generosity were on the itinerary of Nick Noble, a descendant of Henry, […]

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

Learn how to ‘Live Well – Stay Well’ with a long term health condition

| October 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

The public are being invited to join the next Live Well – Stay Well course which is due to start at Ramsey and District Cottage Hospital in November.Department of Health and Social Care’s Live Well – Stay Well programme aims to help and support people to manage their long term health conditions and improve their […]

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POST OFFICE PUBLISHES 2013/14 FINANCIAL REPORT

| October 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

Isle of Man Post Office has announced continued growth in revenues from alternative markets despite a reduction in overall profit compared to the previous year. Profit of £1.9million is reported at year end, even with the loss of a major commercial customer, due to change in ownership, combined with the continued challenge of declining mail […]

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NEW TV MARKETS AND ON-LINE GROWTH BOOST WORLDWIDE TT RACES AUDIENCE

| October 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

New TV markets and significant on-line growth have boosted the worldwide audience for the Isle of Man TT Races fuelled by Monster Energy. Research by Kantar Sport, the independent Sport Research and TV monitoring company, has revealed a global audience of almost 26 million for the 2014 TT Races, which represents a 5.7% increase on […]

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Advocate John Rimmer Listed in Global Who’s Who

Advocate John Rimmer Listed in Global Who’s Who

| October 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Advocate John Rimmer is celebrating his nomination in one of the legal industry’s most prestigious global listings having been nominated amongst the Most Highly Regarded Individuals for offshore litigation in the Who’s Who Legal: Private Clients 2014. The listing recognises John Rimmer as one of the world’s leading practitioners in his field, describing him as […]

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