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Island Influencers

Feb 21, 2024

Join me this week as I chat with Personal Trainer Juan Cheung. Juan's story is deeply rooted in the Isle of Man; he was born in Douglas.

Growing up, his parents ran a successful local Chinese takeaway, instilling a solid work ethic and a sense of achievement in him.

From his experiences in high school sports to...


Feb 7, 2024

This week's Island Influencers conversation is rich with insight and a heartfelt warmth that is undoubtedly going to resonate. I welcome Andrea Chambers, Chief Executive Officer at Isle Listen and Minds Matter.

Andrea, a proud Manx native, shares her journey from nursing, including her time in the special care baby...


Jan 24, 2024

Welcome to Episode 104 of Island Influencers! 

Today, we delve into the captivating life story of Jeroen Wats, a remarkable Island Influencer and inventor whose lifelong passion for the sea has shaped his life. 

Learn about his pivotal moment in 2003, when his team won the transatlantic race from Cape Town to Rio de...


Jan 10, 2024

Welcome, and Happy New Year!

To kick off season 5 of Island Influencers, I delve into Lianne Gregory's life story, a native of Laxey on the Isle of Man who has carved a unique path in health and fitness.

Lianne is the sole instructor on the island to teach the original Joseph Pilates method, an approach renowned for...


Dec 13, 2023

My Island Influencer this week, Catriona Mackie, boasts an extraordinary professional and personal life story so compelling that it spans four remarkable pages on her CV!

Hailing from the south of Glasgow, Catriona is a passionate social historian interested in material culture and its reflection on the socio-cultural,...