Initiatives

Business Isle of Man is responsible for a wide range of projects which assist in growing the Manx economy.

Some of our key projects can be found below.

 

Internship Programme 2020

The Department for Enterprise has announced an extension to its Internship Programme focused on individuals aged 18 - 25. The programme is one of the first initiatives to be supported under the £100m Economic Recovery Fund that was announced by Treasury Minister Alfred Cannan MHK in his budget update to July’s Tynwald.

Organisations will be matched with young people and students who are looking to gain real-world work experience, build their CV and develop interpersonal skills.

Learn more about the programme here.

 

Domestic Event Fund

Designed for local authorities and businesses in the towns and villages across the Island, the events fund will support up to a maximum of 80% of the total costs associated with the development of domestic focused events with the remaining % being sourced and confirmed by the event organiser prior to funding being agreed.

Learn more and make an application here. 

 

Douglas North Quay Pedestrianisation 

Business Isle of Man, an Executive Agency of the Department for Enterprise recently undertook a trial period to test pedestrianising a small section of North Quay in order to boost footfall and capacity for hospitality businesses throughout the summer months.

The project was ran in conjunction with the Department of Infrastructure and is supported by Douglas Borough Council.

The trial has now concluded and the feedback from customers, residents and businesses is being consolidated. 

Learn more about the project here.