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Positivity in a post-Brexit world – Boston roundtable discusses threats and opportunities for the Isle of Man

Could Brexit be a cloud with a silver lining? Despite the ongoing uncertainty about what the EU Leave vote really means for both the UK and the Isle of Man, a recent roundtable discussion between senior business executives, hosted by multi-family office Boston, suggested it could result in positive outcomes if people work together to […]

Luxury UK tea brand opens manufacturing facility in the Isle of Man

Isle of Man Teas has opened a new manufacturing facility in Balthane Industrial Estate, Ballasalla. Laurence Skelly, Minister for the Department of Economic Development officially opened the facility on 8th September 2016. He commented: ‘It is fantastic to welcome Isle of Man Teas to the Island and I was delighted to be invited to speak […]

Barclays appoints community banking leadership team

Janet Naish and Louby Young have been appointed as branch manager and assistant branch manager of the community banking team at Barclays in the Isle of Man. Barclays has created the team of community bankers to ensure customers receive the best service possible and enjoy their banking experience more. Community bankers will spend more time […]


On Monday evening Team GB’s Manx Olympian Mark Cavendish achieved a Silver medal in a hard fought race at the end of the Men’s Omnium event in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Isle of Man Post Office recently released a vibrant Team GB Rio 2016 stamp collection in recognition of Team GB’s participation in the […]


Sefton Group plc appoints new Group Marketing Manager

The Isle of Man’s oldest and most prominent leisure and hospitality group has appointed a new Group Marketing Manager. Merita Taylor has joined Sefton Group plc, where she is responsible for management of the strategic and operational marketing activity for all of the brands within the company’s portfolio including the Best Western Palace Hotel & […]


The Henry Bloom Noble Healthcare Trust has appointed Terry Groves as its chairman and announced two new trustees have joined the board. Former Tynwald member Mr Groves, who succeeds long-serving chairman Larry Keenan, became familiar with the Trust’s work while serving as departmental member responsible for health during his political career. In 2006 he accepted […]

Manx Telecom appoints new Head of Customer Experience

Manx Telecom has appointed a new Head of Customer Experience who will take the lead on initiatives to further enhance the company’s high standards of service and support. Dan Cuthbert has a wealth of proven experience from customer service and sales environments in the UK and overseas. During a career spanning across telecoms, insurance, utilities, […]

Gough Law appoints Victoria Murphy as Advocate in Commercial Litigation

Isle of Man litigation specialist Gough Law has announced the appointment of Victoria Murphy as Advocate to the practice. Victoria, a fluent French speaker, has experience of both English and French legal systems and will work in the commercial department. Raised in Standish, near Wigan in Lancashire, Victoria read English and French Law at the […]



Representatives for the Isle of Man Post Office’s stamps and coins team are getting ready to attend and exhibit at this year’s autumn Stampex, the UK’s largest philatelic show, held from 14 – 17 September in London at the Business Design Centre. Stampex is a well-established twice yearly stamp show organised by the Philatelic Traders […]

Isle of Man Broadcast Media and Teleport Launch

The Department of Economic Development will be one of the sponsors, alongside principal sponsor SES Satellite Leasing (SES SL) and other local businesses, of a broadcast media event to promote investment and interest in the Isle of Man. On 14th September at the Isle of Man Motor Museum in Jurby, the Department of Economic Development […]

Open data camp to explore digital developments

An event exploring the latest developments in open data and digital engagement will be held at the Tynwald Library in Douglas on Saturday. A panel of local and international speakers will provide an insight into progress that will help to shape the future of the digital economy and Government transparency. Participants will have an opportunity […]

Summer Professional Seminars at Moore Stephens

Training is “in season” during July and August at Moore Stephens with basic business topics and compliance. Starting the first week of August, Moore Stephens’ Compliance Officer and MLRO, Becky Galvin will be hosting a series of lunchtime compliance seminars covering Fraud, AML/CFT, Information Security and the Bribery Act and Anti-corruption. Each session provides 1 […]

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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


Over the last year, twelve incidents of post people being attacked and physically injured by dogs on the Isle of Man have been reported; however, many more “near misses” and stand offs with dogs are often never formally accounted for. Isle of Man Post Office will not put its delivery and collection staff in a […]

Chief Constable’s annual report highlights successes and challenges

The Isle of Man Constabulary is tackling an increasingly complex range of vulnerability and public protection matters as part of its efforts to keep people safe. While the Manx force has driven down recorded crime to a level last witnessed in 1970, the operational demands on its services remain as high as ever. The Chief […]

App allows users to read the signs

Motorists can stay up to date with road closures and driving conditions in the Isle of Man by using the readthesigns mobile phone app developed by the Department of Infrastructure. The app allows users to check information being displayed on 13 electronic traffic signs situated at the Villa Marina, Liverpool Arms, Richmond Hill, Bath Place, […]

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 […]

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

Manx Telecom appoints HR Transformation Manager

| August 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

Manx Telecom has appointed Alex Gibson as Human Resources Transformation Manager. His role will be to help facilitate the development of infrastructure and resources to provide a platform which allows for changes to be implemented that are necessary for Manx Telecom to achieve its strategic goals. Alex, who is originally from New Zealand,was HR Manager […]

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| August 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

The new Douglas Post Office, housed within the former Carnival site in Strand Street, Douglas, will be open for business for the first time next Monday (15th August). The new post office, which is bigger than the current location, will provide customers with a modern facility and will be fully accessible for disabled customers, those […]

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Consultation on Proposals for Economic Growth

| August 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Department of Economic Development has issued a consultation paper on a range of proposals to grow the Island’s workforce. The ‘Proposals to Accelerate Economic Growth’ consultation is open until Friday 30th September and offers people the chance to submit their views and suggestions on the Department’s plans for economic growth. Laurence Skelly MHK, Minister […]

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| August 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

Isle of Man Post Office is pleased to present a set of stamps showcasing the artwork of internationally renowned artist and designer Roger Dean. The issue which includes an Isle of Man inspired image marks a significant collaboration between Isle of Man Post Office, Manx National Heritage and Roger Dean himself with a landmark exhibition […]

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