The Department for Enterprise has issued a checklist for businesses in preparation for the outcome of Brexit negotiations next year. To further support businesses the Department has introduced new funding for Brexit consultancy under the recently refreshed Business Improvement Scheme (BIS).
The Department for Enterprise has opened student applications for its 2019 STEP Programme. The STEP Programme, sponsored by First Names Group, offers Manx undergraduates in their second or penultimate year the opportunity to complete an eight week project with local businesses, Government and third sector organisations in the Isle of Man.
The Department for Enterprise has announced plans to host a fair highlighting the wealth of opportunities available for graduates looking to return to the Island after studying.
Last month the Department for Enterprise introduced several changes to its Financial Assistance Scheme (FAS). The changes will build on the continued success of the scheme, which in the last five years has created over 1,000 jobs and committed over £27million to growing Isle of Man businesses.
Earlier this year, we were delighted to learn that the Isle of Man has been shortlisted for ‘International Finance Centre of the Year’ at the 2019 Citywealth International Finance Centre (IFC) Awards. Several Isle of Man based businesses and outstanding individuals have also been shortlisted for the awards.
The contract for the provision of training services for the Department for Enterprise’s highly successful Micro Business Grant Scheme (MBGS) has been awarded to University College Isle of Man (UCM). Last year, the MBGS trained 160 individuals and helped create a record number of 88 new businesses.
Tia is studying Creative Writing at York St John University. This summer, she completed an internship with the Isle of Man Step programme.
Over the last year the Department for Enterprise has introduced a number of reforms to the Island’s work permit system. Changes include a raft of improvements to give employers better access to the skilled people they need to grow, whilst removing barriers for individuals returning to the Isle of Man for work.
Following the completion of his final course in August 2018, Ian Moncrief-Scott has been recognised for his long-term performance providing both training and support to participants of the Department for Enterprise’s Micro Business Grant Scheme.
The history of the Villa Marina was under the spotlight at the Isle of Man Public Record Office’s special heritage event last month.
An exhibition telling the story of the Douglas landmark was the centrepiece of four ‘Heritage Open Days’ events held last month at the Island’s Public Record Office.
Last month the Department for Enterprise hosted a first of its kind meeting between the locally-based Irish Sea Centre and Members of the Irish Sea Maritime Forum to discuss how they can work collaboratively to sustain and conserve the Irish Sea.
The Department for Enterprise has announced several changes to one of its most popular business support schemes, the Micro Business Grant Scheme.