Chamber celebrates success of advisory programme | November 2020

Isle of Man Chamber of Commerce is ramping up a programme which allows all of the organisation’s members from start-ups, SMEs and large corporates to get advice from some of the Island’s most successful business leaders.

Date: Monday 09 November 2020


Dozens of knowledgeable and experienced advisers, drawn from Chamber members working in a wide range of economic sectors, are now on board and have already provided significant support for a number of Manx businesses. The free advisory programme was initially launched in April this year to help firms recover from the immediate impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. But it has been so successful that it has now become a permanent programme – still offered for free to all Chamber members. It’s available via a user-friendly online platform at – just select ‘Advisory Platform’ in the ‘Member Support’ drop down tab on the home page, or click here.

The programme works by connecting those needing help and support with experienced professionals among Chamber’s 450 strong membership. Because it has already achieved so many positive results, Chamber is now working on sharing some of those success stories to attract more advisers, and businesses that need advice. Jessica Kitchin, who is spearheading the programme, thanked all of the advisers who have supported it so far, and added: “Over the next few weeks and months we will be sharing some fantastic stories in Chamber’s newsletter and social media channels about businesses that have benefitted. So we hope those stories will inspire more businesses to come forward if they need support, and more advisers to offer their experience and expertise.”



[Advisers]: Some of the Chamber of Commerce advisers are pictured at the organisation’s HQ at Barclays Eagle Lab, Douglas. Back row, left to right, are Leslie Foster (Governance People), Richard Corlett (Acantha), Paul Hotchkiss (Hotchkiss Associates), Christian Goelz (The Riela Group Ltd), and JJ Delivron (Manx Sharp Blades). Middle row, left to right, are Andy McLarney (Crowe Isle of Man), Melanie Beattie (Swagelok), Kimberley Moughtin (Pinnacle), Liam Thompson (Thompsons The Accountants), Christine Sutton (Sutton HR Consulting), and Justin Tipper (Justin Tipper Consulting). Front row, left to right, are Kristan King (KPMG), Alan Burrows (Kestrel Insurance), Carol Glover (Carol Glover Coaching), and Chris Gledhill (PDMS).