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Welcome to Island Influencers, where we share stories of successful business owners, experienced professionals, entrepreneurs and community leaders based or with influence in the Isle of Man.

This podcast is brought to you by Thornton Chartered Financial Planners, because great Financial Planning has the power to change your life.

Island Influencers Sharon Sutton

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Welcome to Island Influencers, where we share stories of successful business owners, experienced professionals, entrepreneurs and community leaders based or with influence in the Isle of Man.

This podcast is brought to you by Thornton Chartered Financial Planners, because great Financial Planning has the power to change your life.

    Island Influencer Clara Isaac

    Island Influencer Clara Isaac

    This week's Island Influencer Clara Isaac, director and founder of recyclecollect.im and onlinepayroll.im explains to Sharon how she and her husband, whilst both pursuing careers in finance, launched onlinepayroll.im (a cloud based payroll software) and recyclecollect.im (a kerbside recycling service with a modern twist).
    This is a fantastic example of how an idea quickly became a rapidly growing, successful Isle of Man business. The day we recorded our conversation marks the 1st anniversary of recyclecollect!
    Thousands of us want to recycle to help the environment, but not everyone is offered a kerbside recycling collection. 64% of us live in an area which does not provide kerbside recycling. We all love the Isle of Man and believe that as an island, we are responsible for recycling as much as possible to do our part to help save the planet.
    Episode 75 of Island Influencers with Clara Isaac is a conversation not to be missed.

    • 42 min
    Island Influencer Georgina Crebbin

    Island Influencer Georgina Crebbin

    Content Warning: Please listen with care and be aware that there are discussions/true stories from sexual assault survivors (including the word rape). 
    Sharon’s Island Influencer this week is Georgina Crebbin owner of Crebbinsdale Media Ltd, a small, independent production company situated in the Isle of Man.
    Georgina tells me she has been creating things since she was very little, and made her first short film at thirteen years old. After that she began practicing photography, taking acting classes, and growing a keen interest in directing live theatre.
    At eighteen, she realised that she could combine all of her passions in film, and so went to study Film Production at the University of Salford, where she met Reece. They graduated in the middle of the Covid-19 pandemic and were struggling to thrive in Manchester. So they decided to move back to the Isle of Man and began developing their idea for a media company. And thus, Crebbinsdale Media was born!
    Georgina has also written a brand new show, AFTER and is taking it, this summer, to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. It is based on true stories about sexual assault, from interviewees across the Isle of Man and England, including her own experience that inspired her to write it. It will be performed by Manx actors and Georgina hopes it will help change perceptions of what sexual assault is really like.
    So do listen to this week’s conversation with Georgina Crebbin in episode 74 of Island Influencers!
    Useful Links
    Visit Crebbinsdale Media on their website or connect with them on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube
    You can also connect with Georgina on Instagram
    You can find Parker and Snell Company on Facebook
    You can book tickets for 'After' through Kensington Arts, or on the Edinburgh Fringe website
    The graphic novel that is recommended in this episode is called 'Maus'

    • 38 min
    Island Influencer Sean Moffatt

    Island Influencer Sean Moffatt

    Axe throwing is taking the world by storm and has been brought right to the heart of the Isle of Man by this week’s Island Influencer Sean Moffatt.
    Before axe throwing Sean was senior management at Barclays Wealth Management, and was at Lloyds Bank in various roles before that! So why an axe throwing business? Listen to this week’s episode with Sean Moffatt to find out!
    Here’s episode 73 of Island Influencers!

    • 40 min
    Island Influencer Donna Thomas

    Island Influencer Donna Thomas

    My Island Influencer this week is Donna Thomas, the owner & founder of the Heavenly Beauty Empire.
    Donna is one of six children who grew up on the island. She tragically lost her Dad when she was 15 years old and has worked incredibly hard to provide for her family ever since. 
    Heavenly Beauty is a family run business and has been established for over 11 years. She has made it her mission to make Heavenly Beauty a place of not only impeccable service but somewhere people feel part of her family. 
    She has recently added the beauty salon at Tynwald Mills to her business portfolio, it looks amazing. 
    Donna Thomas shares her wonderful life story in episode 72 of Island Influencers!

    • 16 min
    Island Influencer Sarah Ingrassia

    Island Influencer Sarah Ingrassia

    Chatting to me this week on Island Influencers is Sarah Ingrassia, Managing Director at Boston Multi-Family Office.
    Sarah left school with no intention of going back! She admits she fell into banking and shares her extensive experience in the trust and corporate industry, in a career spanning three decades with blue-chip companies such as Barclays Private Bank and Trust and Ernst and Young. Experiencing “many high highs and low lows” both professionally and personally along the way. 
    Listen carefully as Sarah drops in so many fantastic golden nuggets of insights throughout our conversation. From life as a working Mum (in a male-dominated environment) including top management tips to providing a wonderful positive viewpoint on battling breast cancer and much more. 
    Sarah admits she has learnt so much about herself and wants to help others by sharing her story as much as she can. 
    So do listen to this week’s conversation with Sarah Ingrassia in episode 71 of Island Influencers!

    • 56 min
    Island Influencer Ged Power

    Island Influencer Ged Power

    Our Island Influencer this week is Ged Power, owner of Isle of Man Golf Holidays and Powerwheels, tourism and private hire service. 
    Ged is also a specialist in cruise ship tours, farm tours, cycling holidays and other active pursuits. He lives in Port Erin on the Isle of Man. He says himself "life is a bit of a journey at times."
    In this week's episode, he takes us on that "journey" with him. He shares some fascinating stories of his dedicated 25 years of service to the Isle of Man Constabulary. 
    Ged has suffered great personal losses but still remains upbeat and optimistic offering some really inspiring life tips throughout the conversation. 
    He loves “am-dram” and is a long time member of Rushen Players, having performed in several productions. Ged has even written his own original one-act play, 'Knot Guilty' and other pieces. He has also played golf at county level for the Isle of Man and Bolton Golf Association.
    Here’s this week’s conversation with Ged Power in episode 70 of Island Influencers!

    • 46 min

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