Business has responsibility to make a contribution

SUPPORT FOR COMMUNITY: TMI marketing manager Laura Bellwood

SUPPORT FOR COMMUNITY: TMI marketing manager Laura Bellwood

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AS a company which has been providing investment management services to charities for a decade, Thomas Miller Investment (TMI) is a proud sponsor of the Charity, Cultural and Social Enterprise category in the Isle of Man Newspapers Awards for Excellence.

Thomas Miller Investment has been a core component of the Thomas Miller Group for over 30 years, providing a wide range of investment management services to insurance mutuals, charities, pension schemes, governments and private clients.

‘Since moving to the Isle of Man in 1988, the Thomas Miller companies have received tremendous support and encouragement from the government and regulators on the island,’ explained Thomas Miller Investment’s marketing manager, Laura Bellwood. ‘We firmly believe that we have a responsibility to both support and make positive contributions to the community in which we operate. We have been involved in a number of initiatives over the past few years that have enabled us to see first hand the benefit brought to the island by a close working relationship between government, the private sector and the third sector. Through the presentation of this award, we are delighted to be associated with those who are demonstrating valuable contributions and services to the local community.’

TMI’s support in the community has covered a range of areas including the Children’s Centre’s Out2Play Scheme (a free play scheme for children aged four to 11 during the school holidays) and the Development Through Adventure Programme (a scheme which aims to engage with and support the Island’s NEETs community). In addition, TMI supported the Community Nut Grove Project which was part of the 10/10/10 global environmental initiative – the nut grove, which will include a variety of trees, will be available for use by everyone in the community, a facility that will undoubtedly benefit future generations. TMI staff will be helping to plant the trees in Noble’s Park this autumn, when they are ready to be moved outside.

This year’s Awards are once again being run in association with RBS International. They will be held at the Villa Marina, Douglas, on November 15.

Laura said: ‘TMI believe the Awards are an important way of publicising and celebrating success. It is easy to focus on the negatives and forget that there are lots of good news stories out there. There are some fantastic businesses and individuals on the island and people should know about them – as a community we are not used to shouting from the roof tops.

‘The most compelling feature of the Awards is its promotion of all areas of the community and not just one particular sector – the island has so much to offer.’

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