8 Reasons Why Relocating to the Isle of Man Could Be the Best Decision You Ever Make

For automotive professionals seeking new career horizons, the Isle of Man offers an inviting prospect. If the grey British weather is getting you down recently and you’re yearning for a change of scenery, this might be the perfect scene for you.


Boasting remarkably low unemployment rates, a mild climate, favourable tax regulations, the lowest crime rate in the British Isles, and the convenience of reaching the countryside or coastline within minutes from your doorstep, it’s hard to find a reason not to love it here!


At Jacksons, we pride ourselves on being the only approved, trained, and franchised dealership in the Isle of Man, trusted by the world’s leading manufacturers. With deep roots in the Isle of Man community, we actively contribute to local causes and support teams across the island. Leveraging our team’s firsthand experience of everyday life here, we’re uniquely equipped to showcase the island’s distinct allure.


Without further ado, let’s explore 8 reasons why relocating to the Isle of Man could be the best decision you ever make as an automotive professional.


  1. Safest place to live in the British Isles


Ranked as the best place to live for expats in the British Isles, the Manx people are proud of their heritage, yet outward looking and progressive. The Isle of Man’s close-knit and welcoming community affords its residents the opportunity to take part in a range of community-based activities and groups across the Island. Choosing to relocate here offers peace of mind, as the Isle of Man remains the safest place to live in Britain, with crime rates continuing a steady decline across the board.


  1. Thriving Automotive Sector:


If you’re an automotive professional, this is going to be a major factor for you. You’ll be pleased to know that despite its small size, the Isle of Man boasts a thriving automotive sector, with ample opportunities for skilled professionals. From automotive engineering and manufacturing to sales and dealership management, the industry offers a diverse range of roles suited to varying skill sets and expertise. With a growing demand for electric vehicles and sustainable transportation solutions, the Isle of Man presents an exciting landscape for innovation and growth in the automotive sector.


  1. Competitive Employment Opportunities:


At Jacksons, we offer an environment conducive to long, secure, progressive, exciting, and rewarding careers for the right candidates. If you share our drive, determination, and passion for cars and customer service, then there’s a place for you in our team! We welcome professionals from diverse backgrounds, including administration, sales, accounts, and technicians, providing a supportive atmosphere for both personal and professional development.


  1. Favourable Tax Structure Compared to the UK:


Among the most enticing aspects of living and working here is the favourable tax structure. With a maximum cap of 20% on personal income exceeding £120,000 per annum—lower than that of the UK—and a 14% higher average annual salary on the Isle of Man than in the UK, professionals can enjoy higher disposable incomes, resulting in a better standard of living compared to many other regions.


  1. Work-Life Balance is a Reality in the Isle of Man:


In the Isle of Man, achieving a healthy work-life balance is not just a dream—it’s a way of life, with 86% of residents reporting an excellent quality of life. Embracing island life means enjoying a slower pace, where traffic jams are virtually non-existent, and commuting becomes a shorter, more pleasant drive through scenic routes. With over 86% of employers adopting flexible working practices, residents also have much more time to do what they love—whether it’s exploring the great Manx outdoors or spending more time with friends and family.



  1. Investment In Education and Sport Make it a Great Choice for Families:


Investment in the Island’s infrastructure is a key focus for the Government, and this is reflected in its modern facilities. State-of-the-art schools, including the £34m Bemahague School, ensure that children receive the best education to prepare them for their later years, making it an excellent relocation choice for families. State-of-the-art sports facilities, such as The Bowl, a 3,000-capacity multi-use stadium, and the National Sports Centre, one of the best-equipped purpose-built sports arenas in the British Isles, offer a multitude of indoor and outdoor activities during the day and in the evenings. Its 8km outdoor raceway is where Manx Olympic Gold medal-winning cyclist, Peter Kennaugh, and Manx multiple Tour de France stage winner, Mark Cavendish, honed their skills as youngsters.



  1. Superb Local Manx Produce:


Food lovers can feed their soul with beautiful Manx food and drink specialties! With over 40% of the Island uninhabited and 12 nautical miles of surrounding waters, the Island has plenty of space to grow and catch some amazing local produce. Renowned for its locally made cheeses, beef, kippers, and the beloved Manx Queenies, the island offers a palate-pleasing experience. Stringent regulations ensure that many local delicacies are free from artificial additives, resulting in a rich and fresh flavour. The crown jewel in the Manx food landscape is the Isle of Man Food and Drink Festival, an annual event that celebrates the very best of Manx food and drink produce. The festival, which showcases over 60 local food and drink producers, attracts more than 10,000 people through its doors every year.


  1. Home to the Isle of Man TT


If you’re a motorsport fan, then we may have saved one of the best for last for you Alongside its stunning countryside and outdoor activities, the Isle of Man is renowned worldwide for its impressive motorsport legacy and thrilling racing events. Most notably, it’s home to the iconic Isle of Man TT. Residents can easily catch the excitement of this famous annual race from designated vantage points, all while surrounded by the island’s natural beauty.


So why not take the plunge and embark on a new adventure by relocating to the Isle of Man? The island awaits, so if you’re passionate about the automotive industry, we’d love to hear from you. Get in touch with us today for an informal discussion and explore the opportunities waiting for you at Jacksons.


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