Isle of Man News last updated 23 May 2018 09:39:28

Cash boost for budding entrepreneurs

POSTED 45 minutes ago by TH

Entrepreneurs on the Isle of Man are being given a cash boost. The Department for Enterprise is increasing the money available to start-ups from July...

HSBC adopts LGBT+ work scheme

POSTED yesterday at 9:49 am

HSBC is adopting a new 'Ally' scheme to help support the LGBT community. It's the first firm in the Channel Islands and Isle of Man to adopt a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Plus scheme. HSBC says it will create a more open, comfortable environment for staff and customers. Employees will have the option to be trained to ensure the working environment is inclusive for all colleagues – regardless of their orientation. Head of Middle Office Claire Slonimski says:"For a business to be effective its employees need to be absolutely comfortable in their own skin and HSBC prides itself on providing an open, inclusive and supportive environment where everyone feels they can be their true self at work. "The Ally programme is an important...

Firefighters urge vigilance ahead of TT

POSTED yesterday at 9:47 am

Firefighters are urging people to be 'extra vigilant' ahead of the TT period. It's after a busy weekend of call-outs. The Isle of Man Fire and Rescue Service was called out on Friday to a blaze at a unit on Jurby Industrial Estate which had spread into other neighbouring units. Just after 11am the following day they were called to Andreas Airfield after a fire at a scrap metal company. Firefighters in Castletown attended an embankment fire in Ballasalla on Saturday which required an off-road firefighting appliance. Crews were also called to a block of flats on Queens Promenade in Douglas just after 11pm - the whole building was evacuated due to a faulty light fitting. The Isle of Man Fire and Rescue Service says at this time of year...

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