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IT Career Academy becomes ‘Career Ready’

Sixth form students, business mentors, Government partners and interested students gathered at the Manx ICT Association’s offices at The Forum in Douglas recently to celebrate a successful first year for the IT Career Academy. The Academy is an initiative that has been backed by the Department of Economic Development and Department of Education and Children. […]

NEW LOCAL ARTISTS UNCOVERED AT THIS YEARS PRESTIGIOUS ART AWARDS

The artwork of three talented artists has been recognised in a prestigious competition. Harley Garrett, Emma Hall and Annie Merrick each won Awards and prizes in the annual Norman Sayle Prize for Art competition on June 17, run by the Archibald Knox Society and sponsored by Isle of Man Post Office. Harley Garrett, secured the […]

Cains Advocates appoints Divisional Director

Cains Advocates appoints Divisional Director

Cains, the Isle of Man-based law and professional services group, has announced the appointment of Gillian Christian as a Divisional Director within the litigation department. Gillian’s practice focuses on commercial and trust litigation and she has been described as an “an associate to watch” in Chambers and Partners and “well regarded” in the Legal 500. […]

New addition for Peel Leece Museum

New addition for Peel Leece Museum

Pictured next to the P11 Wanderer crew memorial in Peel, is Isle of Man Post Offices Sarah Read presenting Roy Baker, Curator of the Leece Museum in Peel with a framed cover depicting the curious tale of RMS Lusitania and the P11 Wanderer.  Isle of Man Post Office elected to present this to Roy and […]

Appointments

Summer promotions at Moore Stephens Dougie Kelly to Manager

Moore Stephens is pleased to announce that Dougie Kelly has been promoted to Manager in the firm’s Audit and Assurance department. He oversees financial audits for international and local clients, audit planning and review, as well as ensuring his team delivers the high standard of services synonymous with Moore Stephens. “Dougie is a key member […]

CITYWING APPOINTS SALES AND MARKETING MANAGER

Citywing is delighted to announce the appointment of Donna Sloane as Sales and Marketing Manager. Citywing provides more flights on more routes to and from the Isle of Man than any other company and, in her new role, Donna will focus on developing these services to better serve the Island’s community. She will also work […]

Community dental surgery at the heart of Onchan expands

Community dental surgery at the heart of Onchan expands

“Restore before replace”: that’s the message from Onchan-based Compass Dental Surgery as it opens its doors to new patients following the appointment of two additional dental professionals. The community surgery in The Village Walk has welcomed associate dentist Miles Ritchings and dental nurse Abbie Shepley who join the long-established team from their own practice. Practice […]

Appointment of new Chief Executive of Department of Health and Social Care

Dr Malcolm Couch has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer of the Department of Health and Social Care. Currently the Isle of Man Government’s Chief Financial Officer, Dr Couch will take up his new post from Monday 29 June 2015. Dr Couch’s transfer to the Department of Health and Social Care has been approved by […]

Events

We need YOU for IOM world record bid

We need YOU for IOM world record bid

Tynwald Day is the ideal time to showcase everything that is great about our Island – and this year there’s a plan to reach out to a global audience and break a world record. Twitter’s hottest new app, called Periscope, allows you to broadcast live video to the entire world via your smartphone. Whether you’re […]

Capital International Group l Investment Breakfast Seminar

The Capital International Group is delighted to announce their second Investment Seminar following April’s success. We will be running a breakfast seminar on Friday 3rd July at 8:00am for 8:30am start at the Salt Bar & Kitchen where breakfast refreshments will be served. The seminar will be open to everyone from financial advisers, to corporate […]

Celton Manx to sponsor Manx Cancer Help fundraising ball for second year

Celton Manx to sponsor Manx Cancer Help fundraising ball for second year

For the second year in succession Celton Manx is to sponsor Manx Cancer Help’s fundraising ball. Bollywood is set to meet Ballanette when the ball, themed ‘Indian Summer’, takes place on Saturday October 3rd at Stuart and Barbara Clague’s Ballanette Estate in Baldrine with the charity’s joint patrons James Toseland and Katie Melua as guests […]

Launch of Energy Awards 2015

The Department of Economic Development has launched the 2015 Energy Awards and is now encouraging local organisations to submit entries. This year awards are offered for Best Innovation, Best Practice and Biggest Savings with public sector and private sector organisations each having their own category in respect of these. Tony Wild MLC, the Department’s Political […]

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

Celton Manx Recognition award advances inclusivity

Celton Manx Recognition award advances inclusivity

Celton Manx is helping to advance inclusivity after it made a Recognition award to Disability Networks. The award means the local disability information charity has been able to install the speech, reading and translation tool BrowseAloud on its website, disabilitynetworks.info. The software can be used to enlarge text size, highlight text passages and offers text-to-speech […]

Soundcheck strikes right note with Celton Manx

Soundcheck strikes right note with Celton Manx

Soundcheck received a welcome boost to its stage kit after Celton Manx funded new equipment for the youth music project as part of the company’s Recognition sponsorship programme. The Manx charity, which supports young local musicians, has been presented with a new bass amp and flight case, along with lights, cabling, drum microphones and a […]

Golf day sponsored by Celton Manx in aid of Cruse Bereavement Care raises more than £6,500

Golf day sponsored by Celton Manx in aid of Cruse Bereavement Care raises more than £6,500

A corporate golf day in aid of Cruse Bereavement Care has raised more than £6,500. Sponsored by Celton Manx for the fourth year in succession the event was held at Peel Golf Club and attracted a strong following by members of the business community, who were joined by His Excellency the Lieutenant Governor Mr Adam […]

Dial M for medals! Manx Telecom sponsor Island Games team

Dial M for medals! Manx Telecom sponsor Island Games team

Manx Telecom has announced that it is backing Team Isle of Man at this summer’s Island Games. The national squad will be the biggest ever to represent the Island at the Games when they compete in Jersey. A total of 218 competitors and 47 officials will fly the Manx flag in 14 sports at the […]

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

Budding Engineers of the future

| June 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

As part of the Isle of Man Chamber of Commerce’s Awareness of Careers in Engineering (ACE) programme, the Engineering & Manufacturing Sector, in conjunction with the Department of Education and Children (DEC), held its annual GCSE and A Level/International Baccalaureate Design & Technology coursework awards evening at the Isle of Man Airport on the 25th […]

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Biggest change to telephone calls in over a decade

| June 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

UK Freephone numbers, which up until now have only been free to call from landlines, will also be made free to call from mobiles from July 1st 2015. This change is just a small part of a UK-wide Ofcom initiative to make call charges clearer for customers who phone non-geographic service numbers, which are often […]

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Six endangered species printed on latest stamp issue

| June 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

Isle of Man Post Office is pleased to present a set of stamps and other collectables produced in collaboration with Curraghs Wildlife Park to celebrate the Parks 50th anniversary and in memory of Patricia Harvey, Isle of Man Photographic Society wildlife park photographer and loyal Park supporter. The collection which depicts some of the Curraghs […]

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Hartford Homes site manager wins a second prestigious ‘Pride in the Job’ award

Hartford Homes site manager wins a second prestigious ‘Pride in the Job’ award

| June 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

Hartford Homes site manager Dominic McGreevy has scooped a coveted ‘Pride in the Job’ award for the second time is his career, recognising his work on a super-luxury property in Douglas. The National House Building Council has named Dominic as a Single Home Commendation Award winner in the first round of its annual awards programme, […]

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