Business Isle of Man

The DfE is recruiting for a Non-Executive Chair to lead the Business Isle of Man Board. The gov has launched recruitment to fill the leadership position and replace Stephen Bradley MBE, who is stepping down as Non-Executive Chair at the end of his four year term.

The successful candidate will be appointed for a minimum term of two years, with the possibility of a two year extension. 

Dr Alex Allinson MHK, Minister for Enterprise, explained: ‘As Stephen moves on to different ventures, he leaves behind a strong legacy for his successor and I thank him personally for his commitment and dedication, going above and beyond throughout his tenure.

‘The Business Isle of Man Executive Agency is now at the end of its first four year cycle which feels like an opportune time to review the leadership and board structure. In addition, with the newly published draft Department Plan providing clear direction for the year ahead, the Agency is in a great place to drive forward key initiatives which support the development of the island’s economy.’

Win an E-Bike

In association with Cruse Bereavement Care Isle of Man, organisers of the Zurich Lighthouses Challenge are proud to launch the inaugural Lighthouses Prize Draw for Cruse. At just £5 per ticket, you could be in with a chance of winning a brand-new Giant Stance Ebike worth over £3,000 which has been donated by Tevir Group and supplied by Bikestyle.

A number of runner up prizes have also been donated, full details can be viewed on All cash raised will go 100% to Cruse Bereavement Care Isle of Man, every pound raised will be match funded (up to a maximum of £50,000) by the Z Zurich Foundation which is a charitable foundation funded by various members of the Zurich Insurance Group.

You can buy tickets at: Bikestyle at the Market Hall, Tevir Group at 55 Athol Street, IoM Travel & Event Services at Onchan Village Walk or Zurich at the IOM Business Park. 

Name our Vehicle

Castletown Commissioners have just received delivery of their first Electric Vehicle which residents may see around the town, especially around the estates as it will primarily be used in connection with any housing jobs.

The Commissioners said: ‘We will be trialling a number of alternative smaller vehicles in an ongoing effort to make our fleet more suitable to the narrower streets of our historic town. We would like to thank the guys at Motors & Mowers for supplying the vehicle which is temporarily on UK plates while we await its local registration

‘As a bit of fun over the Bank Holiday weekend we would like to invite any children of primary school age who live in, or go to school in Castletown to suggest a name.’

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