The Isle of Man branch of the Institute of Directors (IoD) celebrated its 30th year at the close of 2018, and to honour this milestone and the recent partnership with the North West Region, a celebration, supported by Isle of Man Bank, was held at Woodbourne House in Douglas on January 17th 2019.
In September 2018, the Isle of Man IoD joined forces with the North West IoD bringing together the business networks on both sides of the water in a collaboration that has benefited both areas significantly. Most notably for the Isle of Man arm, it now has a greater policy voice, benefits from improved resources with full-time staff supporting members with similar business interests, and it’s providing opportunities to exchange ideas and share events with a greater community of like-minded directors.
Jennifer Houghton, Chair of the Isle of Man Branch, commented: "The IoD Isle of Man Branch Committee, together with visiting IoD North West Committee Members, really enjoyed meeting new and familiar faces to celebrate turning 30 years young! It was also an evening for us to appreciate the three decades the Isle of Man IoD has been supporting directors on the Island with their corporate governance, education and a wide-ranging network of professionals. I would also like to thank Isle of Man Bank on behalf of the IoD for sponsoring this exciting event."
Christopher Corkill, Head of Corporate and Commercial banking for Isle of Man Bank, said “Isle of Man Bank is proud to sponsor this event for the Isle of Man branch of the IoD as they enter their 31st year. Great professional networks are key to building strong and stable businesses in our community and Isle of Man bank are excited to be a part of this great network.”
Claire Ebrey, Regional Director for the North West, said: "This anniversary marks not only a new era for IoD in the Isle of Man, but across the North West too. We are very excited about this new partnership and the opportunities it’s already bringing to members on both sides of the water."