Ravens Cup Draw

The draw for the First Division Cup Third Round was made last night and will see FC Isle of Man travel to Ellesmere Rangers or Sandbach United.

Who is Galloway’s Friend?

A bizarre one this which follows on from a tweet suggesting that George Galloway, the former Labour MP who once went on Celebrity Big Brother and acted like a cat, should be interned on the Isle of Man.

In response to this, he tweeted to say: ‘A flagship local radio presenter just retweeted a call for me to be interned in the Isle of Man. Just think about that.’

But he then later added: ‘I’ve a friend in the House of Keys there!’

Estelle’s Excellence

Estelle Spiers, a director at ZEDRA, has been named a Woman of the Year at the 2022 Citywealth Powerwomen Awards.

Estelle, who has 26 years’ experience in the financial sector, received the silver award in the Business Services (Large/Institutional) category where she was recognised for her excellent company culture, creativity, tenacity and business acumen.

The awards are designed to recognise individuals and companies who maximise the potential of women in wealth, celebrating female entrepreneurs and business leaders who make a real impact.

Managing Director of ZEDRA IOM, Joanna Bodell, said: ‘This is a wonderful achievement which acknowledges the hard work and commitment of Estelle and is also a real feather in the cap for the company, further demonstrating the strength and depth we are able to offer our clients.

‘The fact she was selected through a combination of an assessment by an independent panel of industry judges and a public vote speaks volumes and we offer our wholehearted congratulations for a colleague who makes a significant contribution to our profession and demonstrates entrepreneurial drive and leadership.’

A night to remember was made extra special for ZEDRA as its HR team, led by Astrud Lotz, also took home the award for Wellbeing Advocate of the Year for the work the firm is carrying out through its WellneZ programme.

Sign Up For The Parish

Manx Telecom Parish Walk competitors are reminded that the final date to enter this year’s event at a discounted entry fee is March 31. From April 1 the registration fee will increase from £40 to £50 with the final closing date for all entries is May 8.

The walk itself takes place on Saturday June 18, starting as usual from the NSC track in Douglas at 8am. Competitors will have 24 hours to finish the 85-mile course, which takes in all 17 parishes of the island.

Manx Telecom is the title sponsor of the Parish Walk and Manx Telecom CEO Gary Lamb said: ‘With the nights stretching longer and the weather improving, more people are getting out and about again so this is a perfect time to consider being part of a fabulous community event.  Whether you are able to do just a couple of stages or if you are thinking of attempting the whole route, signing up now will save you money and give you an extra focus in your training.’