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Abacus Yachts attend Monaco Yacht Show

Abacus Yachts to promote the benefits of the Isle of Manfor yacht ownership and registration at this year’s Monaco Yacht Show. 19 September 2014(Douglas, Isle of Man) – – Representatives from local yacht ownership specialists Abacus Yachts,will be attending the biggest event on the yachting industry’s calendar next week, as they travel to the prestigious […]

Manx Telecom to offer iPhone 6 & iPhone 6 Plus for pre-order from 19th September

Isle of Man – 18th September , 2014 – Manx Telecom, the Island’s only official Apple iPhone approved carrier network, today announced it will offer iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, the biggest advancements in iPhone history, for pre-order beginning the 19th September through its Strand Street store in Douglas, Isle of Man and online […]

New team for JCC executive committee

New team for JCC executive committee

Douglas, ISLE OF MAN – The Junior Chamber of Commerce (“JCC”) is pleased to announce the success of the latest event, “Getting to the heart of the consumer,” presented by Matthew Dealtry. This discussion focused on how successful businesses have one thing in common – they are changing the way they think about and communicate […]

Christa wins the prestigious Quilter Prize

Christa wins the prestigious Quilter Prize

Christa Worth, fourth time top marks for study excellence Douglas, ISLE OF MAN – Moore Stephens is pleased to announce that Christa Worth has been awarded the Quilter Prize by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (“ICAEW”). The Quilter Prize is presented to the student with the highest marks in the Corporate […]

Appointments

MAC Group – restructures for ambitious plans

MAC Group – restructures for ambitious plans

The Island’s largest Corporate Financial Adviser & Professional Broker has announced a key restructuring of its executive team. Nigel Gregg has been promoted to Group Managing Director and Jon McGowan to Group Chief Executive. These changes reflect the group’s focus on growing its business, including potential acquisitions. Commenting on the changes, Jon McGowan said: “Nigel’s […]

First Names Group makes key appointment in the UK

First Names Group makes key appointment in the UK

First Names Group, the world’s leading independent provider of trust, corporate and fund administration services, has appointed Tariq Husain as UK Managing Director and Global Head of Outsourced Business Services (OBS). Tariq will be based in the Group’s new London office in the heart of Covent Garden. His new appointment with First Names Group will […]

Moore Stephens welcomes back Chris Nicholls

Moore Stephens welcomes back Chris Nicholls

Chris returns to yachting and aviation team Douglas, ISLE OF MAN – On 1 September 2014 Chris Nicholls took on the Client Service Manager role at Moore Stephens, leading a team specialising in EU VAT, ownership and management structures for superyachts and business aircraft. He re-joins the firm after four years absence from Moore Stephens. […]

International Board Appointment for IQE

International Board Appointment for IQE

IQE, a local provider of international fiduciary services, has completed the next stage in its international expansion strategy with the appointment of Abdool Azize Owasil as Managing Director of IQE (Mauritius) Limited. Abdool Azize joins the IQE Mauritius board as part of a development which sees the firm now offer its full range of services […]

Events

Chamber hosts Equality Bill event for non-members

Chamber hosts Equality Bill event for non-members

Isle of Man Chamber of Commerce is hosting an event for non-members on October 9 which will feature some expert advice on the potential implications for businesses of new equality legislation. Leading Advocate Caren Pegg, who is a Partner at Appleby specialising in employment, litigation and insolvency, will give her expert insight to guests at […]

Isle of Man Judge of Appeal to give 2014 Caroline Weatherhill Memorial Lecture

The Isle of Man Law Society is delighted to announce that the Isle of Man Judge of Appeal, Geoffrey Tattersall QC, is to give the 2014 Caroline Weatherhill Memorial Lecture. A leading barrister in England and Wales, His Honour is an expert in personal injury and clinical negligence. In addition, he practices in the field […]

ISLE OF MAN CLASSIC TT A MAJOR MEDIA HIT AS MCN SPORT PRODUCES ‘RETRO’ SPECIAL

The Classic TT format has proved to be a major hit with the media with many UK and international titles visiting the Island for the 2014 meeting. David Cretney, MHK, the Political Member with responsibility for Tourism and Motorsport commented: ‘Media buy-in for the Classic TT concept is really important to deliver the long-term objectives […]

ISLE OF MAN FESTIVAL OF MOTORCYCLING SHOWS SIGNIFICANT GROWTH IN SECOND YEAR

The Isle of Man Festival of Motorcycling has shown significant growth for the second consecutive year following the decision to rebrand the event in 2012. The event now contributes over £6million to the local economy and £1million in Exchequer benefit. The Isle of Man Treasury are scheduled to carry out a further economic study during […]

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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

Limited edition postmark cover commemorates final return journey of 2014 for the Douglas Horse Trams

Limited edition postmark cover commemorates final return journey of 2014 for the Douglas Horse Trams

On Sunday at 5:20pm the final Douglas Corporation Horse Tram of 2014 departed from Derby Castle carrying its passengers and 300 special postmark covers produced by the Post Office to commemorate its final return journey of the season until spring 2016 when it reopens following promenade works. This stunning commemorative cover postmarked September 14th 2014 […]

Minister details Douglas Station plans

Minister details Douglas Station plans

Infrastructure Minister Phil Gawne MHK today (15 September 2014) met with transport enthusiasts to discuss details of plans to refurbish and redevelop Douglas Station. Minister Gawne explained: ‘The railway station was erected around 1890 and put on the Protected Buildings Register in 1984. Although it was not deemed to be a good example of such […]

CUBBIN & BREGAZZI ANNOUNCE PETER KELLY AS WINNER OF VOLUSPA CANDLE PRIZE DRAW

Cubbin & Bregazzi is delighted to announce Manx historian Peter Kelly as the winner of its recent prize draw. Mr Kelly is highly regarded for his work with the Isle of Man Victorian Society and his extensive knowledge as an architectural historian, as well as being the present Captain of Onchan Parish. His prize, presented […]

Marine garden dedicated to Archibald Knox

Marine garden dedicated to Archibald Knox

Douglas Borough Council has dedicated one of the marine (sunken) gardens on Douglas promenade to Archibald Knox to mark this year’s 150th anniversary of the birth of the Manxman who was one of the foremost figures in the British art nouveau movement. A granite plaque in the garden commemorating the dedication was unveiled by Douglas […]

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

Panacea to attend CPhI Worldwide pharma exhibition

Panacea to attend CPhI Worldwide pharma exhibition

| September 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

Douglas-based pharmaceutical consultancy company Panacea will be represented at CPhI Worldwide, the most prestigious international exhibition for the pharma sector. The event – which is being held at Paris Nord Villepinte, France, from October 7th to 9th – attracts 30,000 senior pharma professionals from more than 140 countries and provides a unique opportunity to get […]

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SAFETY AND SECURITY REMAINS OF HIGHEST IMPORTANCE TO PRIVATE BANKING CLIENTS

SAFETY AND SECURITY REMAINS OF HIGHEST IMPORTANCE TO PRIVATE BANKING CLIENTS

| September 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Research conducted on behalf of Nedbank Private Wealth has revealed that, six years on from the start of the financial crisis, the safety and security of a bank remains the most important factor for private banking clients, scoring an average of 9.7 out of 10.  The research was conducted by the Leadership Factor, the UK’s […]

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SMP PARTNERS MAKE DIGITAL CURRENCY HISTORY

| September 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

SMP Partners has made history by becoming the first corporate service provider in the Isle of Man to accept Bitcoin payment from its clients. The decision to allow invoices to be settled with Bitcoin is part of the firm’s commitment to embrace digital currency. SMP Partners already has an established Digital Currency team, led by […]

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Multiple IoD Successes for Boston Directors

Multiple IoD Successes for Boston Directors

| September 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Isle of Man based multi-family office, Boston Group, is celebrating multiple successes following the conferral of no fewer than four Diplomas in Company Direction from the Institute of Directors. Phil Knop, Director of Tax and Compliance, Katherine Ellis, Director of Business Development, Ruth Robinson, Director of the Family Office and Chris Borg, Managing Director of […]

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