Member Update | 17th February 2023

All the latest news from your Chamber

Date: Friday 17 February 2023

Our Q1 2023 Quarterly Economic Survey is now open. Survey fieldwork is open until 9th March. As well as the re-occurring questions to build our knowledge of the current climate, we have also included some questions on:
a. Rental increases for business premises
b. Harmonisation of minimum wage to living wage
c. Access to climate change schemes 

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Budget Webinar | 23rd February

If you can’t make any of the in-person budget events next week, we have a one hour webinar lined up with the Minister to give you all the highlights.  Click here to book. 

Digital Forum event | 2nd March | Fintech Innovation Challenge 2023 

Digital Isle of Man, in cooperation with Finance Isle of Man, have launched a Fintech Innovation Challenge for 2023, which is a competition matched against different challenge statements.  Full details of the competition can be viewed here.

This session, which will be in person at the Manx Museum Auditorium in Douglas, will be led by Kurt Roosen, Head of Innovation for the Digital Agency and representatives from the Finance Agency. Charlotte Vale of Deloitte, who are supporting the Challenge will also be in attendance. The presentation will go through the fundamentals of Fintech, the InsurTech Accelerator programme, the Fintech Innovation Hub and finally the current Innovation Challenge in detail. Taking you through the challenge evolution including the challenge statements, the timetable of the challenge, and the role that mentors can play. There will be ample time left for Q&A .  Click here to register. 

Northern Powerhouse events | 30th & 31st March 

We are excited to announce that we are hosting a visit with Henri Murison, Chief Executive of the Northern Powerhouse Partnership. The subsequent series of events aim to connect businesses from the Isle of Man and the North West.  Click here to read more about the opportunities available over the two days. 


Tynwald Presentation

On Tuesday 14th February we hosted a presentation and discussion at the Barrool Suite, which was attended by members of Parliament and Tynwald.  Click here to read more. 

This month's Sector Forums and Working Groups

Our sector forums and working groups focus on specific issues affecting each industry on behalf of all our members. These groups offer you the opportunity to raise issues and concerns that are affecting your industry/ sector.

This month we have the following forums/groups meetings:

During January the following forums/groups met:

If you would like to see a summarised copy of the minutes from any of the above please get in touch.  If you have any relevant items that you would like to be discussed or added to the agenda please let me know by return email.  If you are interested in joining any of our sector forums, get in touch for more information. You can read more about our sector forums here