Sponsor’s big boost for small business

Dermot Hamill of Collins Stewart

Dermot Hamill of Collins Stewart

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COLLINS Stewart Wealth Management is sponsoring the Small Medium Enterprise of the Year Award at this year’s Isle of Man Newspapers’ Awards for Excellence.

Dermot Hamill, head of wealth management Isle of Man, said that the company was delighted to be once more involved with the awards.

‘We’ve been sponsors of the awards right from the outset and we’re very happy to support the event,’ he said.

‘I think it’s great because it shows a lot of what’s very good about the Isle of Man, and shows the island in a very positive light.

‘It also brings a lot of attention to people who wouldn’t ordinarily get that attention and it’s just very nice to be involved – there’s real “feel-good” factor.

‘This year we are sponsoring the Small Medium Enterprise of the Year Award and it will be very interesting to see what the entries are. It will be nice to present the award to a business which is dynamic and outgoing.’

Last year’s winner of the Small Medium Enterprise Award was Green Mann Spring Water.

Shane Martin who collected the award on behalf of the family company said: ‘It helped us from a sales point of view because it was very reassuring for people to see that we had achieved this at such an early stage in the business.

‘The process of entering also made us realise what we’d achieved. When you’re so busy all the time, you don’t really forget, but when you sit down to fill in the entry forms, it does really bring it to light when you have to put it down on paper.’

With offices in Douglas and Ramsey as well as Jersey, Guernsey, Geneva and London, Collins Stewart Wealth Management looks after £8.1 billion of funds for a global client base. The firm provides stockbroking, cash management, foreign exchange and investment management services from its Manx offices.

Collins Stewart can cater for clients with differing amounts available for investment.

On the stockbroking side of their business clients can trade with relatively small amounts of funds.

They also cater for a wide variety of clients on the investment management side. Clients who have up to £200,000 available for investment can invest directly in the Collins Stewart range of unit trusts.

This is an efficient way for many clients to access their expertise. For larger clients, with more than £250,000 to invest, Collins Stewart offer a tailored portfolio where each client works directly with and has direct access to his/her portfolio manager.

Dermot Hamill said: ‘Clients shouldn’t notice the difference whether you’ve got a thousand pounds or a million pounds with us.

‘You’re still going to get the same Collins Stewart service and expertise from us. Whether you are a private investor or represent a trust or charity, our team here has all the expertise necessary to offer advice.’

l Has your company entered the Isle of Man Newspapers’ Awards for Excellence?

There are 16 award categories, covering companies of all sizes, public sector organisations, charities and individuals. You can find all the details at www.iomtoday.co.im (scroll down the righthand side of the home page and you will find the link) or you can pick up an entry form at Isle of Man Newspapers’ reception.

Entries close on September 19.

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