The growing links between the Isle of Man and Wirral were highlighted when Paula Basnett, CEO of Wirral Chamber of Commerce was featured in an exclusive interview with IOMPLC.
In early 2015 Mainstream Marketing & Communications launched a brand new business and lifestyle publication – IOMPLC. The magazine showcases the very best the Island has to offer in business, and what is driving the continuing success of one of the world's leading international business centres.
Richard Allen, Senior Copywriter & Photographer of IOMPLC, carried out the interview with Paula Basnett, which has now been published in the second issue of the magazine.
Following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding agreement with the Isle of Man Chamber of Commerce in early December, the relationship between Wirral and the Isle of Man was highlighted this year when 3FM, the Manx radio station, was named as the winner of the International Trade Partner category at the Wirral Business Awards 2015.
The Isle of Man has had one of the fastest growing economies in Europe in recent years and is in its 26th year of continuous growth. Despite the challenges of the current global economy, it still enjoys current growth at 2.5% p.a. in real terms and a Gross Domestic Product (GDP) exceeds £2bn.
Over the coming months reciprocal visits are being planned with businesses from Wirral and the Isle of Man in support of the MOU objectives to discuss opportunities of location or expansion with both areas.