Andy says work with public sector is vital

SUPPORTER OF THE AWARDS: Andy Bass of Conister Bank. PHOTO: Mike Wade MW120803 (11)

SUPPORTER OF THE AWARDS: Andy Bass of Conister Bank. PHOTO: Mike Wade MW120803 (11)

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IT’S often said the partnership between the public and private sectors is key in progressing the fortunes of an economy, particularly in tough times.

Andy Bass, business development manager at Conister Bank, believes that the work carried out by the public sector provides a framework from within which private sector growth will come.

He went on to say: ‘We want to make sure that we are up-to-speed with what the public sector decision makers are doing, they lead the way for us. It is very much a two-way street and Conister understand this. Be it by the support Conister Bank gives to Manx National Heritage’s ACE card scheme or by entering into discussion with government on how Conister can help with any new initiatives that require public sector input, Conister is keen to be a part of it.’

It is for these reasons that the bank, based in Clarendon House, Victoria Street, in Douglas, is a keen supporter of the Awards for Excellence. Andy went on to say that the Awards were good for local businesses and individuals, offering an opportunity to recognise outstanding achievements.

This year’s Isle of Man Newspapers Awards for Excellence will be held on November 15.

The event, in its seventh year, will be hosted by celebrated comedian and television host Clive Anderson.

Application forms are available at

If you would like to find out more about what entering can do for you, contact Trudi Williamson (tjw(at) or Sarah Radcliffe (sarah.radcliffe(at) or phone 695695 for more information.

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