HAVING collected International Business of the Year at the Awards for Excellence three years ago, Celton Manx is perfectly placed to sponsor that category at this year’s event.
The e-gaming company’s executive director Bill Mummery said: ‘The synergy is that we are a living example of how international businesses who elect to establish their presence in the island are able to succeed in no small measure as a result of the framework, legislation and regulation here.’
He continued: ‘I think we as an island business community are sometimes not very good at recognising our strengths and our successes and the Awards are an opportunity to say, when we self-examine, there are an awful lot of achievements taking place within and being exported from the island.
‘Probably more so in times of economic hardship it’s important that we don’t lose sight of that.
‘It doesn’t lessen the pain that we all have to cope with but it is important to consider what we have achieved.
‘You have to maintain a balance. The Awards are a very good barometer and a reminder to all of us as to the areas in which we excel.’
Celton established a presence in the Isle of Man in 2008 and moved into new headquarters in the Isle of Man Business Park in September last year.
Said Bill: ‘Celton Manx is a very good example of how the structure that we have in the island, and in particular the public/private sector relationship, allows inward investors such as ourselves to develop and grow their businesses and in a relatively short number of years.’
What would he say to a business thinking about whether or not to ‘blow their own trumpet’ by entering the Awards?
‘Having been in the position of being on stage it’s a very daunting experience, you certainly have that reservation,’ he said.
‘However it’s not about self indulgence or gratification but contributing towards broadcasting to an international audience the success story of the Isle of Man and that’s a reason in itself to do it.’
This year’s Isle of Man Newspapers Awards for Excellence, in association with RBS International, will be held at the Villa Marina, Douglas, on November 15.
It is the seventh time the Awards have been held and this year they will be hosted by Clive Anderson.
Application forms are available at www.iomtoday.co.im/afe.
If you would like to find out more about what entering can do for you, contact Trudi Williamson (tjw(at)newsiom.co.im) or Sarah Radcliffe (sarah.radcliffe(at)newsiom.co.im) or 695695 for more information.