Local Firms work together to promote Island in the North West

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Peregrine Corporate Services Limited (“Peregrine”), DQ Advocates (“DQ”) and The International Stock Exchange (“TISE”) are working together on promoting the Isle of Man in the North West (of England), alongside the Department for Enterprise (“DfE”). On Tuesday 20th November, they will be heading to Manchester to present to members of Downtown in Business about business on the Island.

Downtown in Business was established in Liverpool in 2003 to provide leadership to the private sector, by articulating the views of its members to the public-sector agencies that govern the city and to create modern networking environments that would attract entrepreneurs, business owners and decision-makers in high growth companies. Downtown in Business has earned a reputation as one of the most influential, effective business organisations in the North of England and the West Midlands, with offices in Liverpool, Manchester, Leeds and Birmingham.

John Hunter, Head of Banking and Fiduciaries at Finance Isle of Man, will talk about the Isle of Man and the role the public private partnership and DfE plays, Carolyn Gelling, Head of Isle of Man Office at TISE, will discuss how the Exchange is a responsive listing and trading facility for companies to raise capital from investors, Sinead O’Connor, Head of Regulatory and Compliance at DQ, will discuss regulation on the Isle of Man, and Nick Kelly, Director at Peregrine, will address how people use structures on the Isle of Man and what benefit that has for them.

“This is a great opportunity to work alongside businesses to promote, support, and contribute to the quality and professionalism of the Isle of Man’s finance sector and to build long lasting, mutually beneficial, relationships with the North West of England,” commented John Hunter. “As an Executive Agency within the Department for Enterprise, Finance Isle of Man is a public/private partnership, acting as a key decision maker and advisory body for the economic prosperity of the sector.”
“I’m really pleased we are able to work with Peregrine, the DfE, DQ and TISE,” said Chris McKenna, Managing Director at Downtown in Business. “They are key businesses in the Isle of Man so it’s great that they want to come over to Manchester to build relationships between the North West and the Island. It’s also great to see the Isle of Man Government getting involved too showing that they are accessible and open to working with other jurisdictions. I’m looking forward to welcoming our members to this event and I’m sure it will be interesting and informative.”

For more information, please contact Chris McKenna (Downtown in Business) for more information at