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Island Influencers

Jul 29, 2020

Welcome to the new episode of Island Influencers, where my guest is Dr Breesha Maddrell, the Director of Culture Vannin.

Breesha works closely with the IOM Government agencies and members of the public to develop strategies and policies for the advancement of Manx culture and heritage.

Before Breesha joined Culture...

Jul 22, 2020

Welcome to episode 19 of Island Influencers, where my guest is David Roberts.

David was born and raised in Guildford, Surrey. 

The son of a policeman and school teacher, David started his career by working as part of the marketing team for BP and Shell.

He progressed for 30 years where he was involved on the marketing...

Jul 15, 2020

Welcome to this week's episode of Island Influencers.

My guests on the podcast today are Northern Irishmen Mark Noble and Chris Suitor, who between them after what started as a bit of a joke about their combined names and occupations, formed The Noble Suitor now based at Tynwald Mills in the Isle of Man.

I hope you...

Jul 8, 2020

Welcome to this week’s episode of Island Influencers.

My guest this week is an entrepreneur and multiple business owner professional and also a community leader.

I refer to, of course, Dave McLean, who was one of the key people behind the Peel Centenary Centre’s restoration and behind the successful Our Island: Our...

Jul 1, 2020

My guest this week on Island Influencers is a local osteopath and business owner Sarah Gartland of Follan Natural Health Centre.

Sarah attended the British School of Osteopathy in London, and she was the first Manx woman ever to qualify, returning to the Isle of Man to open her first clinic in North Quay until 2006,...