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  • Richard Karran, Nottingham

    The lure of home proved too much for Richard Karran in 2018 and it’s fair to say he has not looked back since, either professionally or personally.

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  • Rachel Lucas and Derbiled Boyle, Northern Ireland

    Rachel Lucas and Derbiled Boyle from Northern Ireland, relocated to the Island in 2020. They did not know each other before relocating, but have since developed a firm friendship in the new place they call home.

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  • David and Sian Karran, Bradford.

    David and Sian Karran, relocated to the Isle of Man several years ago from Bradford. David, who is Manx-born, and his wife Sian, work at the Island’s largest secondary school, Ballakermeen High School.

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  • Moving To The Isle of Man To Become A Secondary School Teacher

    Catharine Potter moved to the Isle of Man from London in 2020. Catharine is completing her first year of teaching training at QEII secondary school in Peel, after completing a Masters in History at the University of Roehampton.

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  • Rachel Singer, TT fan to Isle of Man resident

    Rachel Singer and her wife Jo relocated to the Isle of Man in 2018, after many years of visiting the Island to watch the Isle of Man TT Races.

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  • Mark and Ruth Wardle, swapped the South of England for island life

    Motorcycling aficionados, Ruth and her partner Mark made their Isle of Man TT Races pipedream a reality when they relocated to the Isle of Man in 2019 with their teenage daughter, four motorbikes, two cats and dog!

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  • Louise and Andy Green, TT Romance

    Islander, Louise, and Andy Green met and fell in love at the Isle of Man TT Races. Andy who is from Derby, has been visiting the TT Races since 2004 and finally got to make the Isle of Man his forever home in early 2022.

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  • Rowena Kinrade, Lincolnshire

    Rowena Kinrade relocated from Lincolnshire to the Isle of Man in late 2018. Rowena, a keen rider visited the Isle of Man TT Races for many years and volunteered as a TT Marshal.

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  • Peter Alton, from rider to resident

    TT sidecar rider, Peter Alton, moved to the Isle of Man in 2020 after many years of visiting and taking part in the Isle of Man TT Races.

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  • Gareth Evans, swapped the Royal Airforce for crypto exchange

    Gareth Evans moved to the Isle of Man in 2016 after deciding on a career change. Having formerly worked in the Royal Airforce Police,

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  • Calli and Kyle Crouser, South Africa

    Calli and Kyle Crouser located to the Isle of Man from South Africa in 2020. Calli who is a Compliance Officer at international eGaming company Games Global and Kyle, an IFA, with their two young children.

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  • David and Shalagh, after years of travelling settled in the Isle of Man

    After many years of travelling and living abroad, garment designers David, and Shelagh Commons, decided to lay roots in the Isle of Man.

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  • Daniel Magale, Motorbike fan and compliance professional from Kenya

    Daniel Magale, an avid motorbike fan and certified accountant, relocated from Kenya to the Isle of Man in early 2022. He is an IT and Projects Risk Specialist and works for International Financial Group Ltd (IFGL).

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  • Returning To The Isle of Man To Start A Career in Midwifery

    Maddy Taggart returned to the Isle of Man in 2020 to become a midwife, after studying midwifery at the University of Surrey.

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  • Making The Switch To Compliance After Returning To The Isle of Man

    George Willoughby studied History at Leeds Beckett University. After graduating he completed a Graduate Diploma in Law. He returned to the Isle of Man in 2020 and now works in compliance at Ramsey Crookall & Co. Ltd.

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  • Pursuing A Career in Construction In The Isle of Man

    Charlotte Gatt completed a Level 3 Diploma in Construction and the Build Environment in 2015 at the University College IOM. She is a Planning Assistant within the Isle of Man Government’s Planning and Building Control Department.

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  • Kickstarting An Exciting Graduate Career In eGaming In The Isle of Man

    Fergus Coulter and Kyle Cross studied together at the University College Isle of Man - both completing degrees in Computer Science. Friends, and work colleagues, the pair work as Software Engineers for eGaming company, PokerStars.

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  • The Dream Hospitality Career in the Isle of Man

    Drew Fleming is a General Manager at Extra Fancy Limited. He is completing a degree in Events Management and Marketing at the University College Isle of Man.

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  • Relocating To The Isle of Man To Begin A Rewarding Career in BioMed

    Tim Henderson studied Chemistry at the University of Leeds and relocated to the Isle of Man to work for Astrea Bioseperations as a Quality Control Analyst

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  • Returning To The Isle of Man To Kick-start A Career In Engineering

    Christopher Kay graduated in Product Design at DeMontfort University in 2019 and returned to the Isle of Man to work as a Product Design Engineer for Strix.

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  • Ed Wilson, Lancashire

    Ed Wilson works for the Isle of Man TT Motorsports team as Digital Content Manager. Ed who is an avid motorcycling fan and occasional club racer, watched his first TT race at just nine months old!

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  • Ali Hawa, Gibraltar

    Ali Hawa, Director and Head of Regulatory Compliance at Amber Gaming, relocated to the Isle of Man from Gibraltar in late 2020 with his young family.

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  • Tek Min, Malaysia

    Looking for an opportunity to progress his tech career, Tek Min took the leap of faith with his wife from Malaysia to the Isle of Man and has been enjoying Island life ever since!

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  • John Angiolini, Scotland

    Motorbike enthusiast and rider John Angiolini is a former motorbike paramedic and relocated to the Isle of Man in late 2021 with his fiancé, Rose, who secured a position at the Isle of Man Government’s Laboratory as Head Analyst.

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  • Daniel Magale, Kenya

    Daniel Magale, a certified accountant, relocated from Kenya in early 2022. He is an IT and Projects Risk Specialist and provides investment, savings, and protection solutions to international investors around the world.

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  • Adedeji Johnson, Nigeria

    Adedeji, an accountant from Nigeria, moved to the Isle of Man 3 years ago. Since then he has progressed his career, joined a local football team and improved his work-life balance!

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  • Christy Ashley, Jamaica

    Christy moved from Jamaica with PWC in 2021. Since then she's been enjoying a better work life balance, making new friends and enjoying all the Isle of Man has to offer.

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  • Duene Visser, North Yorkshire

    Duené Visser, an Assistant Manager, and ACCA qualified accountant at Crowe Isle of Man, relocated to the Island with her family from North Yorkshire in early 2022.

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  • Nic La Merle, South Africa

    Nic is a full stack developer from Durban South Africa. Nic was part of the team who opened Derivco’s first international office. Only planning to stay 2 years, 10 years later he can't imagineliving anywhere else.

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  • Joanne Thurlow, Canada

    Joanne Thurlow, originally from Halifax, Canada, relocated during the pandemic in 2021. Joanne has an impressive digital career and now chooses to work remotely from the Isle of Man.

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  • Brendan and Jenny O’Loughlin, Ireland

    Brendan and Jenny O’Loughlin are general managers of the public inn, The Cat with No Tail, which forms part of Heron and Brearley (H&B) and Okells Inns Estate in the Isle of Man.

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  • Sandra Rore, Aberdeen

    After visiting the Isle of Man on holiday in 2017, Sandra who is a GP, her husband Craig, and their three young boys immediately fell in love. Fast forward to 2021 and they are settled into their new home and loving Island life.

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  • Liz Cullinane, Isle of Man

    Liz has worked in the UK, Australia and the Cayman Islands throughout her nursing career, but returned to the Island permanently in 2019. She is now matron for women, children and families at Nobles Hospital.

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  • Michael Wells, South Africa

    Michael Wells moved from Durban, South Africa to live and work in the Isle of Man and has fallen in love with the abundance of opportunity, unbeatable quality of life and safe environment for his family.

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  • Chris Walton & Dash Pather, South Africa

    Chris & Dash relocated to the Isle of Man at the end of 2019. Both working in the legal sector, they enjoy by the calibre of work conducted in the Island, and have been making the most of their new found work-life balance.

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  • Marta Bellamoli, Italy

    Marta Bellamoli followed her wanderlust to the Isle of Man and has never looked back. She left Italy for the Isle of Man in 2015 to pursue the road less travelled.

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  • Kim Graziano, New York City

    Kim Graziano is constantly asked why she swapped the buzz of New York City for a somewhat more peaceful life in the Isle of Man. Here, she presents 7 Reasons why the Isle of Man beats New York City, hands down.

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  • Clare Bettison, UK

    Clare Bettison is originally from Berkshire in the UK and moved to the Isle of Man in 2007. She is now a Member of the House of Keys having won the elections for her post in 2016 with responsibilities for Social Care.

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  • Daniel Pieciak, Poland

    Daniel Pieciak made the journey from Poland to the Isle of Man to live and work in an exciting and picturesque environment.

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  • Kirsteen MacFarlane, Scotland

    Kirsteen MacFarlane is a newly qualified nurse from Glasgow currently working at Noble's Hospital, in Douglas.

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  • Ferran Munoz Lopez, Spain

    Ferran Munoz Lopez relocated to the Isle of Man from Barcelona and cites career progression and the beautiful scenery as just some of the reasons to make the move.

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  • Ilja Kondratjuks, Latvia

    Originally from Latvia, Ilja Kondratjuks moved to the Isle of Man in 2015 to pursue career development in the marine industry. He now works for the Isle of Man Shipping Registry and lives in Onchan.

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  • Stephen Gadman, Manchester

    Stephen Gadman is a Police Officer with the Isle of Man Constabulary who moved to the Isle of Man with his family in 2015.

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  • Jessica Brown, South Africa

    Jessica Brown is a South African expatriate working as a self-employed Digital Marketing Consultant in the Isle of Man.

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  • Chris Allen, UK

    Chris Allen moved to the Isle of Man in 1999 after a friend recommended a job vacancy at a local manufacturing company.

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  • Lee Williamson, Cyprus

    Lee Williamson and his wife recently made the move back to the Island from Cyprus after starting a family. He works at Skanco Business Systems in Douglas as Senior Technical Consultant.

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  • Sarah Sandford, Canada

    Sarah is a Canadian native living, working and thriving in the Isle of Man. A true foodie, Sarah has also started a blog detailing all the delicious local food the Island has to offer!

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  • Lián Sherriff, Ireland

    Lián Sherriff moved to the Isle of Man from Dublin following an employment opportunity for her husband. Six years after her move, Lián tells us about her relocation and relaxed Island life.

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  • Ali Campbell, Northern Ireland

    Ali Campbell, originally from Northern Ireland has been living and working in the Isle of Man for two years. As a secondary school teacher, Ali has been thriving and rediscovering her love for teaching English.

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  • Rebecca George, London

    Chamber of Commerce CEO, Rebecca George shares with us the story of her move from London to the Isle of Man- and why she wouldn’t change a moment of it.

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  • Ryno Potgieter, South Africa

    One couple. 8,500 miles. 19 boxes. One rescue cat. These are the bones of a relocation story with “absolutely no regrets”.

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  • Robert and Andrea Lener, Germany

    Robert and Andrea are German natives who have relocated to the Isle of Man. The pair loves to spend time outdoors and found a natural playground in the island.

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  • Suzie Skelding, Isle of Man

    Suzie returned to the Isle of Man after living abroad for 17 years. A Registered Nurse and Senior Sister at Noble’s Hospital, Suzie has settled back into ‘Island Living’.

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  • Martyn Anderson, London

    After 8 years of scraping by in London, Martyn followed his partner to his home, the Isle of Man. One year in and one start-up business later, Martyn is loving Island Life and the opportunities he’s found.

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  • Clare Mahood, Liverpool

    Clare made the move to the Island in 2001 after encountering a career dead-end in Liverpool. Initially assembling a three-year plan to live in the Isle of Man, yet eighteen years later her roots are firmly planted in Manx soil.

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  • David Rogers, Surrey

    David Rogers is an ACA trainee at Crowe Morgan who relocated to the Isle of Man from Surrey just under two years ago.

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  • Ian Duffus, North Yorkshire

    After training and working in London, Ian and his wife decided to spend a year in the Isle of Man to have a change of pace from city living. Two years on, they are loving Island life, with no plans to leave anytime soon!

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  • Simone Manley, Hong Kong

    Leaving behind city life and returning to the Island with her young family, Simone has not only gained a great work-life balance but has also found the Island to be the perfect place to launch her business, Blank Canvas Concepts.

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  • Pippa Lovell, Denmark

    Pippa moved to the Isle of Man from Copenhagen, Denmark and the abundance of nature in the Isle of Man has inspired her to launch her foraging restaurant, Versa!

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  • Vanina Finocchi, Italy

    Vanina relocated to the Isle of Man from Rome, Italy to find a healthier work-life balance for her family. Now, she calls the Island home and cherishes the scenery, lifestyle and time she has found to do more of what she loves.

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  • Rachael Killen, Surrey

    Rachael moved back to the Isle of Man from the UK and has found more freedom and time to enjoy doing what she loves and spending time with her son.

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  • Sudha Thakur, India

    Sudha is an SEO and Social Media Specialist who relocated from India with her family, and has found that the Isle of Man's nature, safety and lifestyle has given them a home where they can enjoy a great work-life balance together.

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  • Catharina & Douglas Jacobsson, Sweden

    Catharina and Douglas have fully embraced Island life since they moved in 2001! Their scenic adventures inspired them to create popular Instagram account, @loveisleofman, where they share pictures of their life in the Isle of Man.

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  • Melissa Maharaj, Trinidad and Tobago

    Melissa is an Audit Manager who relocated in 2013 and has found that the Isle of Man has given her more opportunity to grow her network and gain exposure which she may not have been able to in a larger jurisdiction.

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  • Stuart Foster, Liverpool

    Since relocating to the Isle of Man, Stuart has enjoyed his successful career in finance whilst bringing up his young family, enjoying the Island’s nature and taking his three children walking, cycling or on trips to the beach.

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  • Alex Cartney, Northwich

    Alex made the move from Northwich in Cheshire in August 2020, he now teaches science at Ballakermeen High School in Douglas.

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  • A Special Place to Live...

  • 86% of residents say they have an excellent quality of life
  • 14% higher average annual salary on the Isle of Man than the UK
  • Safest place to live in the British Isles
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