Browne Craine and DQ welcome delegates to the Isle of Man for the TAG Alliances UK & Ireland Regional Meeting

TIAG Member Browne Craine & Co (“Browne Craine”) and TAGLaw Member DQ Advocates (“DQ”) were honoured to host the 2018 TAG Alliances’ (“TAG”) UK and Ireland Regional Meeting which took place between 13th and 15th July on the Isle of Man. The meeting, which was also supported by fellow Island based TAG member Peregrine Corporate Services, brought together members from the UK, Ireland and further afield, with members coming from as far as Europe, Africa and North America for the meeting.

TAG is an alliance of international, independent legal and accountancy firms from around the world. Members are carefully selected for membership based on professional competence, commitment to client service, reputation within the business community, and recommendations from existing members. Through TAG, Browne Craine, Peregrine and DQ have the global reach to serve clients wherever the growth of their business takes them.

Organised by Browne Craine, the regional meeting was packed with a mixture of networking events, social activities and presentations from Richard Attisha (President and CEO of TAG), John Hunter (Department for Enterprise), Sinead O’Connor (DQ), Basil Bielich (Browne Craine) and Carolyn Gelling (The International Stock Exchange) which gave delegates a flavour of Island life, the business opportunities we have here and benefits of being part of a global alliance.

Delegates also had an opportunity during the weekend to meet Government Officials including Minister Laurence Skelly MHK and Lieutenant Governor, Sir Richard Gozney, and his wife Lady Diana Gozney.

“We were absolutely delighted to host, alongside DQ, this year’s UK and Ireland Regional Meeting,” said Basil [Bielich]. “Through TAG, we have built up a great relationship with many firms worldwide who we can contact to help our clients when needed. Hosting a meeting like this on the Island has allowed us to show people that it is a great place to do business and that the Isle of Man isn’t just a mythical place in the middle of the Irish Sea! We were given really positive feedback from delegates about the weekend and they all loved the Island, some are even planning on coming back for a holiday! I’d like to thank everyone for their participation during the weekend and hopefully we will be able to organise something similar in the future.”

“Firstly I’d like to thank Browne Craine and DQ for hosting a wonderful event,” said Richard [Attisha]. “We haven’t held a regional meeting on the Island before, although I have visited a few times. The Isle of Man is a vital jurisdiction for the world’s financial markets and economies. With 19 member firms represented and delegates from as far afield as Miami, Toronto and Nigeria, it was a truly International gathering. It speaks volumes that our members have travelled all that way to visit the Isle of Man.”

“Myself and my colleagues had a really enjoyable weekend,” said Mark Dougherty, Managing Director at DQ. “I’d like to thank Browne Craine for inviting us to co-host the event with them. Not only was it an informative schedule packed with a range of events, it also provided time for plenty of networking. It is a considerable benefit to be able to operate from the Isle of Man and have a global reach. We were all very proud to show off our Island and hope our efforts encourage even more business to the Isle of Man.”

Press coverage from the meeting:


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TAG Alliances President & CEO, Richard Attisha (far left) with representatives from host firms Browne Craine & DQ.


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Attendees gather for morning sessions during the UK & Ireland Regional Meeting. 


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Reception at the Residence of the Governor General of the Isle of Man 

All Photographs supplied by Gallery Magazine.