Beach Buddies

It’s the Southern Agricultural Show this weekend and Beach Buddies are heading inland to help with the clean up on Sunday afternoon.

Founder Bill Dale said: ‘We have been involved with the Southern Show for many years, and the organisers have kindly given us a space in the top field for us to exhibit and spread the message. We will have litterpickers, gloves and bags available all over the weekend for anyone to use to collect rubbish, and we will recycle as much of the rubbish collected as possible.’

Cash

Islanders are being urged to check if they have any United Kingdom paper £20 or £50 notes before they are withdrawn from circulation on September 30

Anyone with notes in their possession is advised to pay them in to their bank or have them exchanged for newer notes. They may also be spent while they remain legal tender, although acceptance would be at the discretion of the business owner.

Isle of Man Bank will continue to accept the discontinued notes after the deadline and repatriate them to the UK. Most other banks in the island are expected to take a similar approach.

Boston

Staff, clients and invited guests, including Chief Minister Alf Cannan, gathered at Noa Bakehouse recently to celebrate Boston Multi Family Office’s 20th anniversary. 

The business, which began on the Isle of Man as a single family office, has expanded to become one of the Island’s top fiduciary services companies with 60 staff across its offices in Douglas and Malta.

A management buyout in 2019 saw CEO Katherine Ellis and COO Alex McNee reset the course of the business and the company has continued to go from strength to strength.

Speaking at the event Katherine Ellis said: ‘From its earliest days, Boston has focused on the needs of entrepreneurial people – those people who can see opportunity and who thrive in the challenging world of business and commerce. It has been an exciting journey and the company itself has been driven with this same proactive spirit, embracing change and seeking new possibilities as it has moved forward.

‘We have seen the business flourish, both organically and through local acquisitions including IOMA Fiduciary business, and latterly IQE. We have further ambitious growth plans for the company for its next 20 years and beyond which will allow us to continue to adapt to changing markets and technology – but always firmly with the needs of our clients at heart.’

Moving Offices

Suntera Global’s team in the Isle of Man has relocated to new fully refurbished offices in Douglas,
which the firm says shows its commitment to growing its proposition in the jurisdiction
The new office, located in a prime position in the Peveril Buildings on Douglas bay, has been fully
refurbished to meet enhanced sustainability criteria, including access to solar-powered energy and
dedicated recycling facilities.

Ian Begley (Group Director, Managing Director of Accounting and Tax), Anne Baggesen (Managing Director, Private Wealth Division), Daniel Cadamy (Chief Financial Officer), Mark Reynolds (Chief Operating Officer).

David Hudson, CEO, Suntera Global, said: ‘This move to prestigious, modern, sustainable office space honours a commitment we had made to our 220 Isle of Man-based employees. It marks the beginning of a new era for Suntera Global in the Isle of Man, reinforcing our desire to see all our people work in a modern, bright, vibrant office where staff wellbeing, the environment and the interaction they can have with their colleagues are paramount. As well as underlining our commitment to the Isle of Man, it also demonstrates our ambitions as a growing, internationally-dynamic Group that believes fundamentally in empowering and supporting its people.’