1 September 2015

The main aim of this exciting new fund is to support on-island businesses, at all stages of the cycle, in their expansion plans while creating a real return on the investments and we are keen to attract interest from Fund Managers across the UK with the right experience to bring to this new initiative " confirms John Garland, Head of Corporate Financial Services in Isle of Man Economic development Department . 

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25 August 2015

Official figures released by Government on 29 July 2015 show that small businesses raised £1.46 billion through the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) in 2013/14, the highest ever annual amount through the scheme,

This is a 41% increase on 2012/13 when £1.03 billion was provided by investors.

The previous record was set in 2000/01 when £1.07 billion was raised through the EIS.

HMRC data shows that 2,710 small companies raised funds through EIS in 2013/14, up 10% from 2,465 firms in 2012/13.

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18 August 2015
Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou and Leonard Cheshire Disability are pleased to invite applications for the Stelios Award for Disabled Entrepreneurs 2015 worth £50,000.
The award, jointly run by the Stelios Philanthropic Foundation and the charity Leonard Cheshire Disability, recognises the achievements of disabled entrepreneurs who have overcome challenges to set up their own company
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Charlotte Street Capital
2 February 2015

Charlotte Street Capital has led a pre VC funding round into Spotahome, the property listings website.  Spotahome's listing are the best on the web, with video, photos and floorplans. Plus every property is personally checked so that people moving abroad can book with confidence.  The company, based in Madrid, was set up in early 2014, has expanded to 6 cities in 2 countries and has already booked in excess of Euros 1.5 million in rental contracts.  

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Blick Rothenberg LLP
17 August 2015

The awards are part of Blick Rothenberg's 12 month Tech Business programme, worth over £100,000, which is designed to support UK based tech companies. Ten selected companies will receive tailored one-to-one financial guidance, strong commercial advice from industry experts and help to ensure that their financial building blocks are in place.

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13 August 2015

UK’s crowdfunding startup Crowd2fund today announced that Ruroc, creators of the world’s first fully integrated ski helmet, goggle and mask, has successfully raised a £167,000 revenue loan with high demand for investment on its platform.

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