Culture Vannin was established in 1982 (as the Manx Heritage Foundation) to support and promote Manx culture, awarding grants for projects and initiating schemes of its own. Areas supported include wildlife, language, music, archaeology, history, and education. Culture Vannin has supporting Litfest each year with a significant contribution towards funding for each annual festival. Tel: 01624 676169 email@example.com
Isle of Man Arts Council
The Arts Council is part of the Manx Government's Department of Education, Sport & Children and aims to develop and improve the knowledge, understanding, practice and access to the arts in all its forms. The Arts Council supports Litfest with a significant contribution towards funding for each annual festival.
Estera is a leading global provider of fiduciary and administration services. Established for over 25 years, Estera provides corporate, trust, fund and accounting services to clients across the world. It has 500 highly qualified professionals across 11 jurisdictions: Bermuda, BVI, Cayman, Guernsey, Hong Kong, Isle of Man, Jersey, Luxembourg, Malta, Mauritius and United Kingdom. Estera collaborates with clients and their advisers to deliver smart, considered and most of all practical solutions, whether in a single location or across multiple jurisdictions. Estera has come on board in 2018 as one of our major supporters, kindly sponsoring the Schools' Day.
Pokerstars is the largest online poker cardroom in the world and has its headquarters in the Isle of Man. PokerStars is once again generously supporting Manx Litfest 2018 with sponsorship for the Writers' Day at King William's College.
Isle of Man Advertising & PR
The longest-established full service agency in the Island, Isle of Man Advertising & Public Relations works with a range of clients in both the public and private sector on PR, marketing, advertising, graphic design, social media and website design. The company supported Litfest with the design, build and hosting of its website.
Marsh Isle of Man
A global leader in insurance broking and risk management, Marsh - a wholly-owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies - has clients in more than 100 countries.
Assist Consultancy Group
Assist, based in Ramsey in the Isle of Man, offers a professional consultancy service in human resources, training and marketing. The team kindly supports Litfest by sponsoring an event each year and supplying merchandising and Litfest branded shirts.
Lingua Franca is managed by Franca Fritz, a German graduate and certified translator, who managed a translation agency for 20 years before moving to the Isle of Man. Working with her husband, Heinrich Koop, Franca has translated in excess of 200 books. Lingua Franca kindly sponsors an event at each festival - in 2018 it is Folk, with Zoe Gilbert and The Bookshop Band.
The Isle of Man Steam Packet Company
The oldest continually operating passenger shipping company in the world, having began operations in 1830. Operates services to Heysham, Liverpool, Dublin and Belfast, with the routes serviced by Ben-my-Chree and the fast craft Manannan. The Steam Packet Company is supporting Litfest 2018 with assistance in bringing to the Island poet Thommie Gillow, The Bookshop Band, singer/songwriter Louise Jordan and storyteller Ben Haggarty.
ManSat was the pioneer company of the Isle of Man space industry when it was set up in 1998, and now works with the IOM Government on filing orbital slots for satellites with the International Telecommunications Union (ITU). ManSat is supporting Litfest this year by sponsoring Moonbrella at Peel Cathedral, with poet Thommie Gillow.
Named after the Tower of Refuge in Douglas Bay, Tower Insurance was founded in January 1928 by a group of Isle of Man residents who wanted an insurer that had as its primary focus the interest of Manx residents. Tower has kindly agreed to support Litfest 2018 by covering our public liability insurance.