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New Crowdfunding Regime for the Isle of Man

The Department of Economic Development has worked closely with the Isle of Man Financial Services Authority (FSA) and industry to develop a suitable regulatory environment for both Investment and Debt Crowdfunding platforms. The new legislation will provide the regulatory framework to allow crowdfunding platforms to establish their businesses on the Isle of Man. Platforms already […]

VERY FEW ISLE OF MAN WINDING UP ORDERS DURING 2015

The Isle of Man continues to have the lowest number of insolvency petitions and orders among six offshore jurisdictions surveyed for a new report from leading offshore law firm Appleby. That was among the findings of Snapshot: 2015 Offshore Company Petition Filings & Court Orders, which examined petition filings and the resulting court orders in […]

Launch of 2016 TT road safety campaign

Efforts to promote the 2016 TT road safety campaign will begin long before fans even set foot in the Isle of Man. Visitors travelling by ferry to this year’s festival will receive important safety information with their booking confirmation, thanks to a new partnership with the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company. Road safety officers […]

2016 ISLE OF MAN POST OFFICE POSTAGE RATES

Isle of Man Post Office announced details of its 2016 postage prices in early April which came into effect on 25th April 2016. Despite the announcement some customers are continuing to send items using the old 2015 rates. Mail items found with incorrect postage will either be returned to sender or be subject to the […]

Appointments

New director for Moore Stephens Financial Services

New director for Moore Stephens Financial Services

Moore Stephens Isle of Man is pleased to announce the promotion of Financial Adviser Steven Lannigan to Director. Steven joined Moore Stephens in June 2015 as a Financial Adviser in Moore Stephens Financial Services. Following service in the Royal Air Force, Steven has had over 18 years’ experience in the financial industry, giving him the […]

Abacus Announce Six Staff Promotions

Abacus Announce Six Staff Promotions

Local fiduciary and fund services provider, Abacus announces six promotions in the  Isle of Man office  Local fiduciary and fund services provider, Abacus, is pleased to announce a number of promotions across its fiduciary, funds and finance teams. Abacus Financial Services Limited has promoted Les Callow to Manager – Valuations & Accounts as well as […]

Manx Telecom strengthens account management team

Manx Telecom has strengthened its account management team with two senior appointments. Chris Crocker is now Account Manager for the Isle of Man Government and Public Sector, while Joseph Walls has joined the Island’s leading communications company as a Corporate Account Manager. Chris will be responsible for Isle of Man Government and Isle of Man […]

Manx Telecom strengthens marketing team

Manx Telecom has appointed Melanie Tymm as Marketing Specialist. She has over 10 years’ experience in marketing and brand and product management, including managing PR and media campaigns, product launches, brand strategy and search engine optimization for online marketing. Melanie joins Manx Telecom from Thea Pharmaceuticals in the UK where she worked for over three […]

Events

ISLE OF MAN POST OFFICE REPRESENTATIVES TO ATTEND 2016 INFORMATION & RECORDS MANAGEMENT SOCIETY CONFERENCE

Representatives from Isle of Man Post Office’s communications division, Integrated Mailing Solutions (IMS), will be attending and taking a stand at the 2016 instalment of the Information & Records Management Society Conference held at The Hilton Metropole in Brighton from 15 – 17 May. This year’s conference promises an action packed few days filled with […]

Citywing invites teams to go ‘on the pull’ in aid of charity

Citywing is inviting strong-armed teams to go ‘on the pull’ on June 26 to raise money for two local good causes. For the third year in succession Citywing will be holding its sponsored plane pull at Isle of Man Airport in aid of its joint charities for 2016, Cruse Bereavement Care Isle of Man and […]

ESTERA SPONSORS ISLE OF MAN BUSINESS NETWORK EVENT

Estera, formerly Appleby Fiduciary Business, has been announced as sponsor of the Isle of Man Business Network annual ball drinks reception. The black tie ball, a highlight in the IOMBN’s events calendar, takes place at the Palace Hotel in Douglas on 20 May and will be attended by leading members of the Island’s business community. […]

ACSP May seminar to examine UK PSC Register

The Association of Corporate Service Providers has arranged a seminar on Tuesday May 10 titled The UK PSC Resister and its Practical Operation. Sponsored by DQ Advocates the session will be with the London office of Withers LLP’s international corporate tax partner and joint head of CIS practice Andrew Terry and head of UK corporate […]

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

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 […]

Barclays brings community banking to the Isle of Man

Barclays brings community banking to the Isle of Man

Community banking has arrived in the Isle of Man. Barclays has introduced the new initiative in its branches, bringing in the role of community banker to create a team of multi-skilled employees working in each branch. Community bankers will spend more time ‘on the floor’ interacting with customers and helping them access the range of […]

Muddy, messy fun for Ashley Hill pupils

Muddy, messy fun for Ashley Hill pupils

Local family-run building  firm Hartford Homes has built and installed a bespoke ‘mud kitchen’ at Ashley Hill Primary School to boost the pupil’s outdoor play area. Hartford joiners designed the wooden play equipment for the Onchan school’s grounds and it includes storage, pan hooks and even the kitchen sink! Acting head teacher Laura Kinmond said: “The […]

Celton Manx recognises 22 local good causes

Celton Manx recognises 22 local good causes

Celton Manx has selected 22 local good causes to be recipients of its 2016 Recognition awards programme. Launched in 2015 the scheme targets the more ‘under-the-radar’ charities and not-for-profit organisations with only limited resources for promoting and developing their services. Celton Manx executive director Bill Mummery said: ‘Recognition is the core component of our corporate […]

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

Sir Miles Walker to step down from Manx Telecom Board

| May 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

Former Chief Minister Sir Miles Walker CBE has announced that he is to step down from the Manx Telecom Board after 13 years with the Company. He was appointed in 2003 as a Non-Executive Director and served as Chairman from June 2010 until the Company became an AIM-listed PLC in February 2014. Paying tribute to […]

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Nominations Invited for Energy Awards 2016

| May 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Department of Economic Development has recently launched the 2016 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. Previous recipients of awards range […]

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Claremont invests further £1m in business visitor upgrades

| May 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Claremont, the Isle of Man’s premier luxury 4-star hotel, has announced a further £1m investment in a series of new executive suites and an upgrade to its conference and banqueting facilities. This follows an earlier £2.0m investment in the hotel during 2012-2013 which saw the Claremont firmly established as the Island’s top business visitor […]

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TDL secures five-year deal through local market-leading partnership

TDL secures five-year deal through local market-leading partnership

| April 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

Trade Distribution Limited (TDL), established in 2000, has become one of the Island’s leading logistics businesses, employing over 100 staff and operating from a purpose built 60,000 sq ft warehouse and distribution centre in Kewaigue. The company is continuing to make significant inroads into the UK after it secured a further five-year contract with Braddan-based […]

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