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.

Student Internship Programme

The Department for Enterprise has launched an Internship Programme focused on individuals aged 18 – 25. The scheme will provide work-based placements for young people to gain experience, and will support businesses with additional resources during a challenging time.

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.

The 2020 Internship Programme is now closed to new applications. Business Isle of Man is seeking expressions of interest from individuals and/or hosts who would like to take part in any future programmes in 2021. Please complete the form 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.



Business Isle of Man is responsible for securing the Isle of Man's status as an internationally respected economic hub for the export of high value added products and related services.

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