Minister: Hon Timothy Johnston MHK
Chief Officer: Mark Lewin
Political Members & Agency Delegations:
- Ann Corlett MHK for Digital Isle of Man and Locate Isle of Man
- Dr Michelle Haywood MHK for Business Isle of Man
- Peter Greenhill MLC for Finance Isle of Man
- Tim Crookall MHK for Visit Isle of Man, Motorsport and Manx Museum & National Trust Trustee
The Department for Enterprise is responsible for economic development and the creation of an environment where local entrepreneurship is supported and thriving and more new businesses are choosing to call the Isle of Man home.
The Department is overseen by the Minister for Enterprise, alongside four additional political members who sit on the boards of the Department's Executive Agencies.
This ambition is directly aligned to the Government's vision of creating a secure, vibrant and sustainable future for our Island nation. As part of the Island Plan, the Department for Enterprise is delivering key initiatives to help build a strong and diverse economy, underpinned by a robust economic strategy and clear achievable outcomes.
The Department for Enterprise's 'Department Plan', which Tynwald approved in May 2023, highlights the work and priorities identified, and the journey towards delivering these outcomes. View a copy of the Department Plan.
The Department's mission is aligned with these outcomes and objectives: to create an environment, through innovation and collaboration, where the economy thrives.
To deliver this mission the Department is responsible for four Executive Agencies made up of a private/public sector partnership to promote and develop their sectors and deliver long term, sustainable economic growth for the Isle of Man:
The Executive Agencies sit alongside the Department's central functions of strategy and policy development, business intelligence and marketing, enterprise support, legislation, and the locate team. Collectively, the functions work hand in hand with the private sector, growing real businesses, generating real jobs and real opportunities for the Island.
The four Executive Agencies have each published their own Programme, which are available to view and download:
Alongside the Executive Agencies and support functions, the Department is the lead agency for the promotion, organisation and delivery of the TT and Festival of Motorcycling – check out the TT Races Official youtube channel.
The Department is also responsible for supporting two distinct registry functions, which are also Safety Regulators. Both are highly regarded in their own right and are not only crucial to supporting day-to-day life in the Island, but also underpin a wide range of sectors of the economy:
The Department is also the stationed employer of the Registrar General, who is responsible for the management of the Central Registry. The Registrar General holds statutory obligations under several Acts of Tynwald including those relating to Civil, Companies, Deeds & Probate, and Land registration as well as the Public Record Office, the National Archive of the Isle of Man Government and other public bodies such as Tynwald, the courts and local authorities: