THE Isle of Man has a long heritage of engineering innovation and as a location for the manufacture of high quality products.
Isle of Man manufacturers are serving a global blue chip customer base within sectors such as space, aerospace, oil and gas and food and drink.
Hi-tech manufacturing in the Isle of Man plays a significant role in the continuing growth and diversification of the island’s economy. Contributing around 5 per cent to GDP, the sector has grown significantly over the last five years, with numbers employed now around 25 per cent more than in 2007.
Food and drink production in the Isle of Man is also a strategically important industry and contributes around £30m to the local economy as well providing many jobs in a variety of sectors from farming to catering, manufacture to merchants. The Isle of Man is able to produce and process a range of staple foods including bread, flour, milk, cheese, meat, eggs, vegetables and fish.
The Isle of Man is developing a reputation for its produce sourced and manufactured from ingredients from within its own fertile environment.
For example, Manx kippers are already widely regarded as the best in the world and now its cheeses, seafood, beers and ice creams are also winning awards and accolades for their purity and flavour.
Customers are choosing the island for these high quality local ingredients, as well as the Isle of Man’s infrastructure and tax regime benefits.
This year’s Isle of Man Newspapers Awards for Excellence, in association with RBS International, will be held on November 15.
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 call 695695 for more information.