The Isle of Man has a proven track record in supporting business and helping them become successful and is internationally recognised as a centre of excellence. Independent thinking, resilience, resourcefulness and a ‘can-do’ approach have helped position the Isle of Man as Europe’s 4th Most Business Friendly Region.
The Island’s telecommunications infrastructure is excellent thanks to an investment in excess of £1bn over the last decade. Residents and businesses benefit from highly resilient, subsea and underground networks for water, electricity and telecoms. At the same time, private sector investment of several hundred million pounds in the built environment has resulted in the development of high quality industrial, commercial and residential property.
he Island’s main telecommunications provider Manx Telecom, was also one of the first companies in the world to offer broadband ADSL services; the first to launch the super-fast HSDPA (3.5G) service and also the first to launch a Next Generation Network (NGN) at cost of £25 million. Over the last twenty years, Manx Telecom has invested nearly £120 million including £10 million on the Island’s only purpose-built data hosting centre and another £6 million on a high capacity off-Island MPLS network.
The Isle of Man Government offers generous financial incentives and support packages to qualifying businesses including:
- Up to 40% of costs of new buildings, building improvements, new plant and machinery, including hardware and software
- Up to 40% of non-recurring costs associated with the establishment of a project
- Up to 40% of the costs of specific new marketing ventures
- Up to 40% of the costs of implementing quality standards, energy conservation etc.
- Up to 40% of the cost of renting a factory from a private developer for the initial period of a new project
Transport links to and from the Island are excellent, with regular scheduled flights to many major UK airports available throughout the week. London is just over an hour away by air and the fast-craft ferry crossing to Liverpool takes around 2 hours.
Finding new business premises
If you are moving your business to the Isle of Man it is vital that your working environment meets both the needs of your organisation and your employees in order to maximise efficiency and productivity
The team at Dandara Commercial has been responsible for the design and construction of over half a million square feet of commercial property on the Isle of Man over recent years, gaining a reputation for creating high-quality, bespoke property solutions that successfully combine functionality, practicality and superior design aesthetics.
Based in the Heritage Homes offices on Victoria Street in the Island’s capital, Douglas, Dandara’s commercial team has worked on a wide variety of projects over the years ranging from start-up units for small businesses, mixed use developments, which incorporate leisure, retail and office accommodation and large headquarters for major companies such as Royal Skandia, Manx Telecom and leading online gaming specialists Celton Manx.
“We found the company to be accommodating to the inevitable request for changes, and proactive in making recommendations to ensure the highest quality building was provided. The building has exceeded our expectations.” Royal Skandia
“The bungalows were constructed on program, on budget, to a high standard of workmanship and the construction process was very well managed.”
Department of Health & Social Security
“I am pleased to confirm that the quality of the building and the fit-out to our floor, met with the high standard that we wanted for the prestigious new headquarters of our international companies.”
Anglo Irish Bank Corporation (IOM) PLC