Tag: Department of Economic Development

Private Investment Manager Expressions of Interest

| August 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

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 […]

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Flying the Red Ensign for Merchant Navy Day

| August 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

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 […]

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New work permit exemptions to assist recruitment of health and social workers

| August 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

The recent changes to the Isle of Man’s work permit system agreed at July’s sitting of Tynwald will exempt nurses, midwives and social workers who are not Isle of Man workers from the need to have work permits under Control of Employment legislation from 1st October. Minister for Economic Development Laurence Skelly MHK said: ‘We […]

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Initiative aimed at boosting local economy

| August 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

An initiative aimed at boosting the Isle of Man’s night-time economy will be trialled during this year’s Festival of Motorcycling. North Quay in Douglas will be pedestrianised between 6pm and midnight from 22 August to 5 September to encourage more people to visit the area and enjoy the restaurants, cafés and bars. The intention is […]

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Course to train new Isle of Man Tour Guides

| August 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Department of Economic Development has expressed its support for Isle of Man College’s training course, ‘Introduction to the Isle of Man’, for people interested in becoming a Tour Guide. The course forms the first part of the Blue Badge Guide qualification, the nationally recognised standard for guiding. Tour guides are required for a variety […]

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Consultation launched for proposed Enterprise Development Fund

| August 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

A consultation into the Government’s proposed £50million Enterprise Development Fund (EDF) was announced in the Chief Minister’s update to Tynwald this evening on ‘Agenda for Change.’ The £50million fund, which will eventually be self-sustaining, will provide grant, loan and equity investment to new Isle of Man start-ups, existing expanding Isle of Man businesses and businesses […]

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Royal Visit To Triumph

| August 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

On the 21st July the Princess Royal, Princess Anne, visited the Triumph Actuation Systems facility in School Road, Onchan. Triumph were delighted to host the visit, particularly as the timing coincided with two significant anniversaries for the business. This year is the 1st anniversary of ownership by the Triumph Group Inc. who purchased the business […]

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Changes to work permit system announced

| August 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Minister for Economic Development Laurence Skelly MHK says that changes to the work permit system announced by the Chief Minister in Tynwald will give greater certainty to Isle of Man employers and their prospective employees seeking to take up employment in the Isle of Man and reduce the bureaucracy around applications. The Minister said: […]

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IT Career Academy becomes ‘Career Ready’

| July 7, 2015 | 0 Comments

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. […]

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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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