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          Sure has been awarded a second signifi cant contract from the Isle of Man Government, following a
          competitive tender process, for Managed Wide Area Network (WAN). The contract win follows Sure
          recently being appointed as sole provider for government internet services.
            ure will now also be sole provider for Managed WAN services for all   mobile, internet and WAN.”
         Sgovernment sites in the east of the island, which includes Douglas   These new services are enabled by Sure’s continued investment in its
          and Onchan locations. This area contains critical and the highest-capacity   own fi bre access network (FAN), a network of underground fi bre cables
          requirements government has equating to around 120 locations in total.   designed to provide high-quality, fast internet speeds that is already used
          Sure will provide Managed WAN services to a number of key locations   by many local businesses.
          including healthcare, emergency services and schools.
                                                             “We’ve invested millions of pounds in the island’s telecoms infrastructure so
          Mike Phillips, Sure’s chief executive in the Isle of Man, said that the new   we’re very pleased that the government has recognised the quality of our
          network will be of huge benefi t to the government and the island as a   team and the strength of our network,” said Mr Phillips.
          whole. The Isle of Man Government wanted a solution that would underpin
          its digital transformation ambitions as it looks to digitise services for the
          benefi t of islanders.
          “Our WAN solution, designed by our local Professional Services team, will
          deliver new levels of scalability and agility to the government while ensuring
          stability, resilience and increasing speed,” he said.
           “This new additional state-of-the-art service and award builds on our
          internet tender success last month resulting in Sure now being the Isle of
          Man Government’s key supplier of connectivity services encompassing



          Isle of Man based professional services fi rm Wilton has agreed terms to acquire Bespoke Trustees Limited and
          Bespoke Investments Limited, the latest in a growing number of notable acquisitions. Subject to regulatory
          approval, the deal expands Wilton’s pension book and investment o ering into the European Union.
                ilton, whose registered o  ce   commented: ‘I am very excited about this new   Bespoke’s Managing Director, John McDonnell,
                is in Grosvenor House in Athol   acquisition as Wilton continues to expand its   added: ‘This is an exciting new chapter for
         WStreet, Douglas, is an independent   pension and investment profi le. We remain   Bespoke, which, as part of Wilton, now has the
          professional services, investments,    dedicated to ensuring that pension   backing required to achieve all our goals in the
          pensions and insurance fi rm,              investments are administered   next crucial phase of our development, providing
          employing nearly 200 sta .                 cleanly and safely as we continue   unrivalled service levels as we grow. We truly
          Renowned for its exceptional                 to provide one of the most   believe that this acquisition will signifi cantly
          customer service and                         competitive services in the   improve and expand on our existing pension and
          establishing long-lasting                    market. We are committed to   investment o ering for our current and future
          relationships with business                  good customer outcomes and   customers.’
          partners and clients, it is on               will particularly focus on fair
                                                                              Denis McHugh, CEO, Pensions confi rmed:
          an innovation journey with                   pricing and customer choice for
                                                                              ‘Wilton plans to retain and strengthen Bespoke’s
          ambitious growth plans.                     available investment o erings.’
                                                                              team with the addition of internationally
          Bespoke Trustees Limited was             In recent years, Wilton has acquired   experienced fi nancial services, taxation,
          established in 2006 to provide self-  businesses including Hartley SAS, Greyfriars   insurance and investment professionals. In
          administered pension products and services to   Asset Management, Guinness Mahon, Berkeley   addition, the acquisition will strengthen Wilton’s
          the Irish intermediary market. It has evolved into   Burke, Guardian Pensions and The Lifetime   presence in Ireland and unlock additional cross
          a market leader in its fi eld, building its business   SIPP. Wilton has also agreed to enter a process   border services maximising its growth for years
          and reputation on its unrivalled service in the   to acquire IOMA Group, an insurance company   to come.’
          pensions industry. Bespoke currently employs 17   that can write life, general and captive insurance
                                                                              To fi nd out more about Wilton and the
          full-time members of sta , with €300 million of   business, making it an experienced and
                                                                              professional, investment, pensions and insurance
          assets under administration.      successful acquirer and integrator of regulated
                                                                              services it provides, visit:
                                            fi nancial services businesses.
          Wilton’s founder and Group CEO, Tony Flanagan
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