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Island Influencers

Nov 23, 2022

David Wilkinson has worked in the financial services market for 40 years, the last 30 of which have seen him and his family based on the Isle of Man.

He joined NFU Mutual in 2012 to lead the Isle of Man office going forward and personally provide and ensure the team continues to offer the highest level of...

Nov 9, 2022

This week I talked with one half of the husband and wife duo who founded the sparkling winery and bar here on the island - Foraging Vinters.

MaryBeth Coll is from the east coast of America, with a background in art school and law! She explains how she travelled a lot as a child with her father's job and then continued...

Oct 26, 2022

This week Sharon talks to Island Influencer Louise Whitelegg, Christian Aid Isle of Man, Co-ordinator aka “Mrs Marshmallow lady!”

Louise addresses her life, growing up in poverty and being the beneficiary of other people's kindness. She fought hard to get into university and gained an Environmental Health degree....

Oct 12, 2022

My Island Influencer this week is a voice you may recognise, Sam Turton, a reporter at Gef The Mongoose. 

We talk from “the best office he has ever been in!” about life growing up, including his education journey. We debate the highs and lows of journalism, politics and his pandemic burnout.

Despite "unintentionally...

Sep 14, 2022

This week's Island Influencer Clara Isaac, director and founder of and explains to Sharon how she and her husband, whilst both pursuing careers in finance, launched (a cloud based payroll software) and (a kerbside recycling service with a...