Member News

Work permit prosecution highlights work of enforcement team

This week’s prosecution of Spice Catering Ltd for work permit breaches highlighted the important work of the Department of Economic Development’s team of Inspectors. Mr Mohammed Hoque, a director of Spice Catering Ltd, pleaded guilty to employing people without work permits and…

The taxman targets solicitors

There are fewer than two months for solicitors to review their affairs following a new HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) Solicitors’ campaign being launched. The campaign will offer solicitors, who have not declared all of their income, whether through tax evasion or…

Help with HR headaches for small businesses

Smaller businesses, which often face a disproportionate level of upheaval if they must defend an employment tribunal, are being given a helping hand by a leading employment law firm. Stephensons Solicitors LLP is responding to the employment law challenges that many small…

Registration open for Isle of Man Festival of Choirs 2015

The Isle of Man Festival of Choirs is proud to host its fourth Festival of Choirs, which will take place from Friday 16th until Sunday 18th October 2015. From its inception in 2010 the Festival has quickly established itself and is now…

JLL appointed to £3m Total Fitness redevelopment project

The Manchester-based building consultancy team at property consultant JLL has been appointed to deliver a £3 million redevelopment contract for Total Fitness Health Clubs Ltd. The contract will see JLL project manage the refurbishment of four of the leisure chain’s health clubs…

Opportunities for the high street estate agent, revealed by Smith & Williamson

The online agency model will eventually do away with high street estate agents, according to nearly half (47%) of respondents in Smith & Williamson’s 12th Annual Property Survey. Smith & Williamson, the accountancy and investment management group, with offices in Manchester, received…

Equilibrium named best financial planning firm in the North

Wilmslow-based, Equilibrium Asset Management has been crowned ‘Firm of the Year’ in Northern England by the prestigious New Model Adviser Awards. The wealth management firm was commended for its expertise and the personalised approach it takes planning its clients finances. This is…

MEMBER EVENT: Do you want to inspire the next generation of talent? Skills North West has you covered

On the 4th and 5th of March 2015, Skills North West are going to be at Event City looking for the next generation of inspiration and talent. Students aged 14 and up from schools, colleges and training groups across the region will…

Economic Development Minister offers confident outlook for 2015

The Minister for Economic Development Laurence Skelly MHK today offered a confident outlook for the Isle of Man’s economy.  The Minister commented: ‘2014 was another good year for the economy with continued growth of around 3% and unemployment falling by nearly a…

Colliers builds North West presence with new Liverpool office

Colliers International is expanding its presence in the North West as the global property consultancy secures a foothold in the heart of Liverpool City Centre – further demonstrating the firm’s commitment to building the Northern Powerhouse. Colliers International will occupy a 390…