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Isle of Man host British Irish Council

Thu, 30 Mar 2023

The Isle of Man is hosting the Creative Industries work stream of the British Irish Council (BIC) this week with Ministers and Officials visiting from Guernsey, Ireland, Jersey, Northern Ireland, Scotland, UK, and Wales.

Tim Johnston MHK, Minister for Enterprise, welcomed the delegation to the Island today for a series of events, culminating in the official BIC meeting. The group have now approved a Forward Work Plan to drive and direct activity for 2023-2025, with the main themes including initiatives to develop the use of technology in the industry, the sector’s contribution to climate change and decarbonisation, and initiatives to encourage collaboration with other BIC work sectors.

The Minister commented:‘We have much to celebrate in terms of creativity, culture, and heritage in the Isle of Man. These attributes support delivery of Our Island Plan, building a secure, vibrant and sustainable future together. This is the start of a journey of collaboration with partners to raise the profile of creative industries. It is an exciting time of change and transformation where creativity and social inclusion have the potential to support wellbeing and communities.’

The two day trip involves site visits to a number of local venues including Quayles Hall and Fynoderee Distillery in Ramsey and Greenlight TV in Douglas.



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