New eCommerce Inward Investment Initiative for the Isle of Man
Douglas, ISLE OF MAN, 4 June 2010 - PDMS, the Isle of Man's largest software and web development team, is a key partner of USP, the Island's new e-commerce inward investment initiative which was introduced last week to the business community at the Broadway Cinema in Douglas.
A venture led by Isle of Man resident Steve Bradshaw, USP pulls together ecommerce companies and experts to help manufacturers from the Far East sell to UK and European markets via an Isle of Man vehicle, making good use of the Island's direct and indirect tax advantages for importers.
"Partnering with world-class organisations has always been a key part of our ongoing success," said PDMS Managing Director Chris Gledhill. "The group of business and ecommerce experts working together under the USP banner is an excellent showcase for Isle of Man plc and the value we offer as an offshore jurisdiction on the doorstep of the European market."
USP (Unique Selling Proposition) offers a 'turn-key' solution based on a menu service to meet the specific needs of each client. It provides new commercial opportunities for Isle of Man businesses, allowing them to offer existing core services to a new market sector. Partners all have proven track records for success in ecommerce or in import/export businesses. Priority target markets include Delhi, Singapore, Hong Kong and Jakarta.
The presentation also featured Dan Wagner, Founder and Chairman of the Venda group, the global leader in on demand ecommerce solutions, whose platform will be key to the new USP initiative. Digital Design, PDMS' dedicated web design division is an accredited supplier of web and graphic design for the Venda platform and will be helping USB customers make the most of their new web presence.
Other USP partners include KPMG IoM, Treasury Accounting Limited, Meachers Global UK and HSBC. Nick Verardi, president of the Isle of Man Chamber of Commerce and Allan Bell, MHK, Minister for Department of Economic Development also gave their support to the initiative at the launch event which attracted more than 100 attendees.