MannBenham are going to ICE London 2019 a leading event and driver of international growth across the B2B Gaming industry, and they look forward to seeing to everyone there.
MannBenham will be accompanying a delegation from the Isle of Man Government’s Department for Enterprise at this year’s ICE London event. It will be held at the ExCeL Centre at the Royal Victoria Dock next month, and they will be there to promote the Isle of Man as a world-class destination for e-Gaming business.
From the company both Miles Benham (Managing Director) and Carly Stratton (Director) will be on the Isle of Man Government’s stand to support the key message that the island is one of the top centres for e-Gaming in the world and shows like ICE gives the ‘island’, including companies like MannBenham in addition to the government, an opportunity to promote the Island’s universal proposition and meet with new and existing companies who are looking to establish themselves, develop and evolve or even relocate their business to the Isle of Man.
Being able to embrace ICE, and other significant events throughout the coming months, is an important part of the company’s ongoing strategy to continue its support of this fast-evolving industry, especially on the Isle of Man which is a considerable employer on the island and represents a significant proportion of the economy.
The e-Gaming Advisory Team, having evolved from MannBenham’s legal heritage, over recent years has been extremely well placed to give impartial, factual and balanced online gaming advice across multiple jurisdictions. Their team is responsible for advising on e-Gaming license applications along with compliance and procedural consultation. They work closely with the Directors along with the commercial and corporate team to solve issues, create value, maximise growth and improve business performance by providing operational and practical advice.
Miles Bennham commented: ‘ICE enables us to support the high quality of our e-Gaming sector and I am extremely delighted that the relationship with the Department continues to develop and evolve making each visit to ICE with them more exciting every time. We are proud to be on stand with the Isle of Man Government and even more so to represent the island at this significant event in the gaming calendar.”
With over 33,500 attendees from more than 150 countries last year, ICE London clearly continues to be one of the leading e-Gaming events for technology, development and business.
MannBenham Advocates is pleased to announce that Paul Williams has joined its e-Gaming Advisory Team. With a solid e-Gaming foundation stretching well over a decade, Paul brings with him a great understanding of licensing and regulatory compliance across multiple jurisdictions, along with structure and well-founded processes.
In addition, Paul also has a strong foundation in anti-money laundering, risk and data protection, which will form a key component of his advisory role. Paul’s background has clearly benefited from working within an industry, since its infancy, and helping it grow.
The e-Gaming Advisory Team, having evolved from MannBenham’s legal pedigree, is extremely well placed to give impartial, factual and balanced online gaming advice across multiple jurisdictions. The team is responsible for advising on e-Gaming license applications along with compliance and procedural consultation. The team works closely with the Directors and the commercial and corporate team to solve issues, create value, maximise growth and improve business performance by providing operational and practical advice.
Miles Benham commented: “We are extremely happy and excited to be working with Paul. His working knowledge of the e-Gaming sector as well as his regulatory experience will be extremely invaluable, and as we continue to work together his advice and guidance will help drive the business forward within the sector.”
At MannBenham we know a thing or two about business and we want to give businesses on the island an opportunity to find out about some of the key areas we often touch upon. Over the course of ten fortnightly breakfast sessions we will be talking on subjects such as the importance of creating and maintaining a social media presence, insolvency, and way happens if your business is in trouble and what to look out for when taking on a business partner.
The ‘Business Bites’ start off later this month, on 22 January, with marketing experts talking about ‘Big Fish in Little Ponds’ which focuses on creating a social media presence and why social media is extremely important for successful business-marketing. The talks will be held in Douglas at the Eagle Lab on Victoria Street and are open to everyone, to not only highlight and discuss issues that affect island-businesses but to also create networking opportunities and showcase the great facilities at the Eagle Lab. Each breakfast session will start at 8:00am with drinks and croissants, followed by a twenty-minute presentation concluded with a question and answer session.
Miles Benham commented, “As one of the leading legal practices on the island we are delighted to be putting on this series of short talks across the first half of this year. Our idea is to make them as accessible as possible to everyone, so have put them at the beginning of the day before many start work and are free of charge. To get the full benefit of these quick-fire Business Bites we want to encourage as much participation as possible so that everyone receives the full benefit of our speakers and their experience.
We have a full agenda up until the TT at the end of May, so please keep an eye out for the next event in February on ‘debt collection, and how to sue without a lawyer and the enforcement of judgments’ – we look forward to seeing you there, everyone is more than welcome to come along.”
MannBenham Advocates is pleased to announce that Daren Ward has joined the company as Head of Marketing.
With a strong background in financial services and marketing stretching well over twenty years, Daren brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience, along with new creative ideas and strategic vision. In addition, he has an advantageous hands-on approach to creative design, web development and digital marketing which will have a great positive impact on MannBenham’s brand and company positioning.
Daren will be responsible for the company’s marketing strategy and implementation, working closely with the Directors on various projects as well as developing core messages to drive MannBenham forward. With a proven track record helping to transform and develop businesses across the island, as well as lecturing on marketing, Daren has strong analytical skills and an eye for detail when it comes to being creative – all of which will become an integral part of his new role with the company.
Even though a strong marketing professional, Daren is always looking to expand his knowledge and is currently studying two professional diplomas in web development and viral marketing. Away from the office, when he is not involved with Manx Cancer Help and the ManxSPCA, Daren has a keen interest in technology and science fiction along with an extremely eclectic taste in music. Also, a PADI qualified open water diver, Daren one day wants to venture under the ice.
Miles Benham commented: “We are extremely happy and excited to welcome Daren to the team at MannBenham. His passion for marketing and creativity, depth of experience, knowledge and willingness to get involved has already proven to be extremely invaluable, and it will certainly become more so as his role develops and as we continue to move the business forward.”