The IoD Isle of Man branch hosted the second of the IoD99 Roadshow events in Castletown on Wednesday 3rd July. The Engine House provided a vibrant venue for the next stop on our Island wide Roadshow.
The key topic for discussion was growth, moving the focus from start–up to taking that next step and building your business. A lively question and answer session covered areas such as the importance of culture and ‘back-office’ environment in enabling you to confidently scale the business and the initial process to list on a stock exchange.
We were once again delighted to be joined by Carolyn Gelling (The International Stock Exchange) and two new faces to the Roadshow, Eric Evenson (Co-Owner of The Engine House, and serial entrepreneur) and Kristan McDonald (Chief Operating Officer MTG, Vice President Chamber and Member of Digital Isle of Man). The event was hosted by Mark Waterhouse (IoD Isle of Man) and chaired by Katie Nicholson.
All panel members gave an insightful and valuable input, taking questions from the audience and even having the occasional debate amongst the panel!
Mrs Gelling said “It was fantastic to be able to build on our successful first event by moving on through to the next stage of the journey of an entrepreneur to cover the ‘scale up’ phase, while also reaching a new audience. It was great to have an interactive discussion and the variety of speakers meant that we were really able to touch on the different ingredients which are required to help a business scale and how business owners can prepare for future phases, such as a listing. We were delighted to support IoD in providing another informative event to local businesses and entrepreneurs on the island.”
The informal evening was well attended, and delegates enjoyed the ambience of The Engine House whilst gaining knowledge from key industry figures. A great opportunity for all to make new business connections.
Thanks to TISE for their kind sponsorship, IoD99 and The Engine House.
The Isle of Man branch of the IoD Is kindly supported by HSBC.
Please keep an eye on our events page for the next Roadshow.