FOR THE BEST SOCIAL EVENTS
Some stats from 2016. We have plenty more social, learning and networking events planned for 2017, so keep an eye out for updates!
The Isle of Man Business Network is unique in the way it offers both development and network opportunities for people working at all levels and in any type of business on the Island. Very importantly, membership and events are accessible and offer the opportunity to encourage staff from commerce, Government and third sector to attend soft skills training that works across all sectors, and encourages future leaders to share best practice, forging relationships which will form the development of the Island’s future prosperity and success. The Committee proactively seek and listen to feedback from members about what training and support they need now to help them strengthen and grow, and consistently deliver relevant events of a high quality. The common threads to their activities are a focus on excellence, organisations and people working together, a can-do optimistic approach to the Island’s future business success, and constantly recognising and responding to the changing needs of the commercial sector. Any age, any level, any sector – I can think of no other organisation on the Island that positively positions itself to respond to the needs of the Island’s business community in such a unique and focused way.”
“As a regular attendee for a number of years and still continually benefitting from the diverse range of professionally organised network events and educational presentations, I can recommend membership of the Isle of Man Business Network to a whole range of Island based businesses from start-ups to established large organisations. The organisers are extremely approachable and dedicated to delivering enthusiastic speakers as well as social events allowing easy access to senior representatives from a spectrum of business sectors on the Island. Manx Utilities has specifically been supported in its diversification into low carbon technologies with the opportunity to collaboratively work with a transportation company offering an innovative and competitive leasing scheme for electric cars. The friendly atmosphere engendered by the organisers allows easy transfer of experience, knowledge and sharing of best practice to support both small forward looking businesses in their early stages of development as well as helping more mature organisations to transform their business processes to adapt to a more challenging and dynamic global marketplace. I am constantly making invaluable and worthwhile business contacts and am confident the IOMBN will maintain its high standards as it becomes recognised as the premier organisation to transform the business landscape on the Isle of Man.”
“What struck me most about the Isle of Man Business Network was the desire to support the greater good. They are led by a team of upcoming business leaders who need to balance their own careers with the huge additional workload of such a vibrant organisation. They saw the need to reinvent themselves and through their own resourcefulness and dedication; rebranded, refocused and re-energised. They and their members are not hesitant in challenging Government and myself positively but with a genuine desire to ensure the Isle of Man remains relevant and competitive. For me they epitomise the mantra of “Freedom to Flourish”.
“The Isle of Man Business Network has played a significant role in promoting and supporting the Isle of Man business community and has helped raise awareness of the Isle of Man. The Network provides excellent opportunities through events and other activities to stimulate collaboration and co-operation across a broad spectrum of organisations in the Isle of Man, including private sector, Government and third sector. Sharing knowledge and success across the business community has also supported development of the skills and knowledge of our colleagues and future talent. Many of the guest speakers, both local and international, have delivered excellent seminars on very topical and thought provoking topics, helping to broaden the thinking of those on the Island and help with innovation and development of our business community and people. Over the past 2 years, the Isle of Man Business Network has been truly transformational, inspirational and refreshing.”