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Private Investment Manager Expressions of Interest

The Isle of Man Government Treasury is seeking private investment managers for the proposed Enterprise Development Fund. The closing date for Expressions of Interest will be 12pm Thursday 3rd September. This £50 million Enterprise Development Fund has been proposed to support job creation in the Isle of Man and grow the economy. Private investment managers […]

Isle of Man Post Office celebrates Norton at the TT races

The Isle of Man Post Office has unveiled a special stamp sheet celebrating the longstanding relationship between Norton motorcycles and the TT road races. The iconic British manufacturer has been part of the TT legend from the very beginning, taking victory in the Twin Cylinder race at the first meeting in 1907. Today it remains […]

Grant Thornton survey reveals business leaders are renewing appeal for clarity on ‘acceptable’ tax planning

A global survey by Grant Thornton has discovered that 74% of businesses are willing to pay more tax in return for greater clarity from tax authorities. The International Business Report, which listened to the views of leaders from 2,580 businesses in 35 economies, also showed that while few expect a global agreement on taxation any […]

Sure Opens Doors to New Interactive Store

Sure Opens Doors to New Interactive Store

Sure has opened the doors to its revolutionary new-look store on Strand Street offering a completely new shopping experience in Douglas. An event to celebrate the opening took place on Tuesday 25th August and John McGuinness, the TT legend, attended to launch the store and meet with fans. The new-look store gives customers a new […]

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ISLE OF MAN STEAM PACKET COMPANY SUPPORTS MANX TEAM IN THREE PEAKS CHALLENGE

ISLE OF MAN STEAM PACKET COMPANY SUPPORTS MANX TEAM IN THREE PEAKS CHALLENGE

The Isle of Man Steam Packet Company is supporting a local team which will attempt to climb three of the highest peaks in the British Isles in just 24 hours. The 12-strong team, all colleagues at Swagelok in Tromode, will head to the UK in September to take on the highest mountains in Scotland, England […]

Leadership changes at Crowe Clark Whitehill

A retirement and a new directorship have resulted in changes to the senior leadership structure at Crowe Clark Whitehill. Founding director Roger Barrs has retired after almost 44 years and audit departmental manager Debbie Clague has been appointed a director, joining the practice’s chief executive, John Cowan and Phaedra Bird, on the board. As a […]

Steven Lannigan joins Moore Stephens

Moore Stephens Isle of Man is pleased to announce the appointment of Steven Lannigan as Financial Adviser.  As part of Moore Stephens Financial Services (“MSFS”) Steven is responsible for the full spectrum of financial planning services offered by MSFS, working with both corporate and retail clients, locally and internationally. “I’m really excited to start this […]

Steven Lannigan joins Moore Stephens

Moore Stephens Isle of Man is pleased to announce the appointment of Steven Lannigan as Financial Adviser.  As part of Moore Stephens Financial Services (“MSFS”) Steven is responsible for the full spectrum of financial planning services offered by MSFS, working with both corporate and retail clients, locally and internationally. “I’m really excited to start this […]

Events

Flying the Red Ensign for Merchant Navy Day

The Isle of Man will be supporting Merchant Navy Day on Thursday 3rd September by flying the British Red Ensign from public buildings. Merchant Navy Day celebrates the role of the British Merchant fleet during the two world wars and their continued work around the globe today. The Isle of Man is participating in this […]

Evolution Accounting celebrates five years in business

To celebrate Evolution Accounting reaching the milestone of operating for five years, founding directors Leigh Kennaugh and Toby Smith recently hosted informal drinks and canapés at the Tickethall. Clients, friends, family and others who had assisted to establish Evolution as one of the Island’s leading accounting and business advisory providers were invited. “When we started […]

Evolution Accounting celebrates five years in business

Evolution Accounting celebrates five years in business To celebrate Evolution Accounting reaching the milestone of operating for five years, founding directors Leigh Kennaugh and Toby Smith recently hosted informal drinks and canapés at the Tickethall. Clients, friends, family and others who had assisted to establish Evolution as one of the Island’s leading accounting and business […]

The Isle of Man is “Nautical by Nature”

The Isle of Man Maritime Group is hosting an evening reception during London International Shipping Week 2015 at historic Trinity House. LISW is one of the highlights of the maritime calendar with more than 100 industry events taking place in London from September 7-11. It is aimed at the movers and shakers from the international […]

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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

TRY ARCHERY AT MANX BLIND WELFARE SOCIETY’S VISION AWARENESS WEEK OPEN DAY

TRY ARCHERY AT MANX BLIND WELFARE SOCIETY’S VISION AWARENESS WEEK OPEN DAY

You can try your hand at archery during a special open day hosted by Manx Blind Welfare Society as part of Vision Awareness Week 2015. Members of Blind Veterans UK will assist sighted and visually impaired visitors have a go at archery as part of a day of activities at the Society’s Corrin Court centre […]

Barclays to boost digital skills at Royal Agricultural Show

Barclays to boost digital skills at Royal Agricultural Show

Barclays Digital Eagles will be on hand at this year’s Royal Manx Agricultural Show to share their technology expertise with islanders. The Digital Eagles are a fully-trained group of Barclays employees on a mission to boost digital confidence and they will be running a range of digital-themed activities that visitors can get involved with during […]

Isle of Man supports vulnerable victims of African conflict

The Isle of Man Government, through its International Development Committee (IDC) has agreed to give charities a total of £50,000 to help victims of conflict in Burundi and South Sudan. Action Aid has been granted £25,000 to support refugees from Burundi who have fled to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The ongoing constitutional crisis […]

Famous Five: Douglas scoops five Green Flag awards

Famous Five: Douglas scoops five Green Flag awards

Douglas Borough Council will be flying the flag five times over after being awarded five Green Flags. 2015 is the third year in succession that Douglas has been successful in the scheme, run by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy, which recognises excellence in parks and green spaces and judges them against eight criteria including horticultural […]

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

Carol is honoured for 40 years’ service

Carol is honoured for 40 years’ service

| August 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

A senior conveyancing manager at Simcocks was treated to a special lunch with colleagues in recognition of achieving the remarkable milestone of 40 years’ of loyal and dedicated service. Carol Quayle joined the law company in 1975 when it was known as Lay Allen & Simcocks. She worked and trained in the conveyancing department alongside […]

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Old Mutual International launches Trust tool

| August 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

Old Mutual International, the cross-border business of Old Mutual Wealth, announces the launch of a new Trust Decision Tool and Trust Form Finder, to help strengthen its compelling Trust proposition. The new tools will provide advisers with additional support and improved navigation, helping to make the choice of which trust to use simpler and easier. […]

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Sure launches pre-order registration for landline service

| August 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

The decision by the Isle of Man Communications Commission to allow competition in the fixed line telephone market means that islanders will finally have a choice of telecoms provider for their landline service; as a result, Sure is now able to provide landline services to complement its existing portfolio of broadband and mobile products for […]

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Manx Financial Group Posts Interim Results

| August 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

Manx Financial Group PLC, the AIM listed Isle of Man based financial services group, announced its interim results on Monday 17th August. The Group, which includes local businesses Conister Bank Limited and Edgewater Associates Limited, recorded a profit of £1.01 million for the first six months of the year, another record figure that improves upon […]

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