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Who, what, where – a comprehensive appointments section keeping you abreast of all the movements within the business community. THE LATEST JOBS NEWS FROM THE ISLE OF MAN BUSINESS COMMUNITY Digital tech the focus for Manx Telecom corporate and public sector sales team Enabling clients to seize the opportunities created by the revolution in digital technology will be the focus for Manx Telecom’s corporate and public sector sales team. The company has recently made two key promotions – Andrew Honour who is now Head of Corporate and Public Sector Sales, and Danny Hands, Corporate Account Manager – which are both part of a major shift in the company’s sales strategy in these sectors. Andrew Honour said: “Digital technology offers amazing opportunities for organisations and businesses of every size and in every sector, from SOHOs and SMEs to major corporations. As the pace of change accelerates, the most successful businesses – and the most effective public sector organisations – will be those that recognise and embrace the opportunities provided by technology. That’s not easy because change can be challenging – at Manx Telecom Andrew Honour, we understand that because over the last two Head of Corporate years we have been rethinking our business, and Public Sector upgrading our infrastructure, and streamlining Sales at Manx processes. This has allowed us to create a suite Telecom. of innovative and competitive new products and services which will allow our clients to reimagine the way they operate, and reap the rewards from the amazing opportunities that digital technology creates. The transformation of Manx Telecom is also creating some exciting career opportunities for staff who join the company from on or off-Island, and for those who are already with the company such as Danny Hands who I’m delighted to welcome to our Corporate Accounts team.” In his new role as Corporate Account Manager, Danny Hands has joined a strong team dedicated to matching corporate clients with products and services in Manx Telecom’s comprehensive business solutions portfolio. New products available to corporate and public sector clients include SIP (cost-effective and reliable IP connectivity), superfast fibre to the premises (FTTP) broadband, the latest cloud services, plus an innovative range of automated, self-service options. Andrew Honour congratulated Danny on his promotion, and added: “We have a range of initiatives which support employees who are looking for career and personal development, and Danny’s progress is a great example of 44 | what employees can achieve by working with us. He first joined the company as a retail assistant in the shop on a temporary contract during the Christmas period, and in the years since then has made excellent progress to become a full-time retail assistant, then Assistant Manager. I’m delighted that Danny’s loyalty, hard work, and outstanding record in the retail environment have been rewarded with this latest promotion.” Andrew Honour leads a team of nine which includes seven dedicated sales and account management personnel as well as technical and sales support staff. As Head of Corporate and Public Sector Sales, Andrew will be aiming to build on Manx Telecom’s existing client portfolio and recent successes. Towards the end of last year, Manx Telecom won a major Isle of Man Government contract to provide fixed line communications for essential public services across the Island – including critical services for police, fire service, coastguard, Noble’s Hospital, and 999 emergency lines. WHIreland International Wealth appoints Mike Simpson as Non-Executive Chairman Local investment manager WHIreland International Wealth has appointed a new Non-Executive Chairman, Mike Simpson, as it continues its local and international growth strategy from the Isle of Man.  With over 35 years’ experience in financial services in the Isle of Man and Bermuda, Mike has previously served as chairman of both the Isle of Man Society of Chartered Accountants and the Isle of Man Wealth and Fund Services Association.  Previously a partner at PwC, Mike specialised more recently in insolvency and restructuring, dealing with a number of large liquidations, including banks, investment funds and corporate service providers.  Commenting on his appointment, Mike said: “I have followed the progress of WHIreland International Wealth with interest over the past four years. I am very much looking forward to supporting the local WHIreland team as they continue to build on their success and develop the business. Although the Isle of Man business is only in its fifth year of operation, the WHIreland name has a heritage that stretches back to the 1800s in the UK and I am delighted to have the opportunity to contribute towards its future here.” Danny Hands, Corporate Account Manager at Manx Telecom.  Will Corrin, Managing Director of WHIreland International Wealth, added:  “We are extremely proud to welcome Mike to the team. His depth of knowledge and wide experience, both at PwC and at professional association level, will be extremely valuable to us as we continue our exciting growth plans in the coming years.”