We are delighted to announce that we have become the latest member of BVMW Federal Association of Medium-Sized Businesses, Entrepreneurs’ Association (‘BVMW’).

BVMW is an independent association that offers support and guidance to small and medium sized businesses. With a network of over 300 regional and local offices in Germany, it creates a platform in which business can network and collaborate on new opportunities and projects.

With more than 2,000 conferences and seminars each year, BVMW offers its members excellent opportunities to acquire information, establish and expand their network, and gain insight and updates on new legislature, government regulations and decisions that might affect their business.

Commenting on our membership, Group Managing Director, Paul Murtagh, said:

“We are delighted to join BVMW and look forward to building and developing new relationships as well as collaborating with other members within the BVMW network.

“Having had the pleasure of working with Alfons Schwarte of the BVMW office in Malta, we are delighted to take our relationship with BVMW to the next level by becoming a member and representing BVMW in the Isle of Man.”

For more information on BVMW visit www.bvmw.de

We are proud to be one of the sponsors of Isle of Man Maritime’s Tall Ship Experience 2022.

The 6-day event has been organised for the second year by Isle of Man Maritime in conjunction with the Merseyside Adventure Sailing Trust (‘MAST’), to provide eight local young people with the once in a lifetime opportunity of sailing a 93 year-old tall ship.

TS Phoenix, a two-masted Brig, period rig, all wood construction vessel, arrived in Douglas on Monday 22nd August, where the Manx youth joined its captain and crew for sailing training around the Isle of Man.

She will dock in Douglas port today (Thursday 25th August 2022) to host an open day for sponsors and Isle of Man Maritime members to meet the crew, receive a tour of the vessel, and learn about the work of MAST and their volunteers.

While on-board, the cadets have been making video diaries and logging their journey. They have also download the EYESEA app to log any marine pollution they come across during their voyage.

Group Managing Director, Paul Murtagh, said: “We are thrilled to be a part of such an exciting and important initiative. To be able to provide a young person with an experience that gives them an insight into the maritime industry and what it is all about, whilst teaching them life skills that they can take away with them, is invaluable. We are looking forward to having a tour of the vessel and to hearing all about the adventures and learning of the cadets when they return home.”

General Manager, Lee Clarke, said: “We are delighted to have Sentient International on-board as one of our sponsors for this year’s event.

“After last year’s success, our goal this year was to have a fully Manx ship. Thanks to the kind support of Sentient and some of our other members we have succeeded – it is just fantastic! Next year, I think we want to go bigger and better and hope to fill two ships with local young people from the Isle of Man.”


About TS Phoenix

TS Phoenix has a very long tradition of appearing at Maritime Festivals, Regattas, Races and events throughout Europe. She has also featured in a number of films, including Ridley Scott’s 1492: Conquest of Paradise.

She began her working life as an evangelical Mission Schooner. Twenty years later, she retired from missionary work and carried cargo until her engine room was damaged by fire. Square Sail purchased her in 1987 and she received a first aid over-haul to enable her to sail back to the UK where she underwent a complete refit. She was converted in 1996 into the two-masted 18th Century Brig she is today. For more information visit www.square-sail.com/phoenix.

About Isle of Man Maritime

Isle of Man Maritime is a not for profit organisation, which was formed to develop, support and promote the Isle of Man’s growing maritime sector. One of its core objectives is to protect and promote globally the interests of the Isle of Man maritime sector whilst working closely with the Isle of Man Ship Registry to highlight why the Isle of Man is a centre of maritime excellence.

It also aims to promote careers in maritime through education and providing opportunities and pathways for those interested in the sector.

It provides an open forum to discuss ideas, opportunities and issues related to the Isle of Man Maritime sector and a unified industry perspective and feedback to the Isle of Man Government on proposed legislative changes and government initiatives affecting the Isle of Man maritime sector. For more information visit https://maritime.im.

About Merseyside Adventure Sailing Trust (‘MAST’)

MAST is a charity based in Liverpool whose missions is to guide, coach and provide educational and practical support to enable young people to achieve their potential.

They work with local businesses, educational and youth service organisations to create a sustainable charity, providing the Tall Ship experience to young people to give them the chance to experience life at sea to find excellence, respect and aspirations, and to find innovation! For more information visit www.mastyouthcharity.com.

About Eyesea

Visit www.eyesea.org for more information.

Sentient International were delighted to support the 13th Annual Ship Registry Golf Day, which was held last Friday (2nd August 2022) at Rowany Golf Course, to help raise money for the Isle of Man King George’s Fund for Sailors.

Whilst Team Sentient were not lucky enough to bring home the famous ship’s decanter trophy this year, they did come a satisfactory 6th place out of 18 teams.

Special thanks goes to the Isle of Man Ship Registry for arranging the event. Whilst the grand total is still being calculated, we know a good amount was raised for a great cause, and a fun day was had by all that took part. 🏆

The King George’s Fund for Sailors provides funding and support to help people in the maritime community, providing vital support to seafarers in need and their families, and to those in education or training who are preparing to work or serve at sea.

We are currently seeking a MANAGING DIRECTOR to head up our Isle of Man office. This dynamic role requires an energetic individual who is motivated by a challenging working environment.
The successful candidate will have full oversight and accountability for the overall performance of the Isle of Man office and will play a key role in the business’ expansion into other jurisdictions.
They will be expected to embody the cultural values of the organisation, with a particular emphasis on customer service and staff welfare & development.

You will be responsible for:

• developing and implementing the company’s business strategies
• creating, executing and monitoring the performance of comprehensive business plans
• overseeing the investments, business ventures and financial stability of the company
• establishing long-lasting relationships with shareholders, partners, local authorities and regulators
• driving strategic goals while setting and achieving key performance targets for the team;
• developing, on a personal and professional level, members of the team;
• supporting and working closely with other offices within the business to ensure a seamless flow of information and work practices; and
• overseeing administration, timely billing, fee collection, management of creditors and debtors, review of complex client structures and other duties.

The ideal candidate will be:

• an active leader in order to structure and further develop business opportunities for the Isle of Man office;
• hold a proven track-record in building and managing client relationships and the ability to manage diverse teams;
• have experience in a senior management role, ideally within the Corporate Services arena;
• able to apply the core principles and practices of good corporate governance whilst ensuring the highest level of integrity;
• able to demonstrate strong analytical and problem-solving skills;
• a driven, passionate and hardworking individual
• have strong verbal and written skills in English;
• be decisive and have sound judgment;

• be able to travel, if required; and
• be resident in the Isle of Man or if not, be able to relocate as soon as possible.

For the opportunity to work within a fast growing, international business that offers a competitive remuneration package, commensurate with experience, plus an attractive benefits package, please send your CV with a covering letter to iom@sentientinternational.com.

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: Friday 19th August 2022.

Full time | Isle of Man

We are currently looking for a CLIENT SERVICES – ADMINISTRATOR to join our expanding team in the Isle of Man.
The successful candidate will be responsible for the administration and management of a varied portfolio of corporate structures for a variety of both corporate and private clients, to support our growing client base across a number of industries, including Aviation, Maritime and Property.
You will be expected to liaise with clients and their advisors as required and will be responsible for undertaking general company and client administration for the efficient and effective management of those client structures, including statutory, company secretarial, regulatory and compliance.

The successful candidate will be keen to learn and have a continued interest in self-development with a desire to build a professional career.

They will have:

• a minimum of 5 years’ experience working in the CSP/TSP industry
• in-depth knowledge of companies and their statutory requirements
• good all round knowledge of appropriate legislation, regulation and industry best practice
• understanding of AML and CFT legislation and requirements
• experience in the administration and operation of yacht ownership structures that own private and commercial vessels

Experience in the aviation industry is desirable but not a necessity. Knowledge of trusts and other jurisdictions would also be beneficial and experience of using Viewpoint advantageous.

The successful candidate must have strong organisational and time management skills, a professional and positive approach to their work, be able to communicate effectively with clients and staff alike, have excellent customer service and people skills, diligent attention to detail and work well as part of a team.

We offer a competitive remuneration package, commensurate with experience.

If you would like more information or would like to apply for this role, please send your CV with a covering letter to iom@sentientinternational.com.

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: Friday 19th August 2022.

We are pleased to announce the promotion of Sharon Mellor to Client Services Director as well as her appointment to the board of Sentient International Limited in the Isle of Man.

Commenting on her new appointment, Sharon said:

“I feel privileged to have been asked to join the Board at such an exciting time for Sentient International, and to be in a position where I can play a part in the decisions that will help shape its future while working with my fellow Board members to grow and develop the business here in the Isle of Man and further afield.”

Group Managing Director, Paul Murtagh, said:

“We are delighted to welcome Sharon to the Isle of Man Board. As our longest serving staff member, her promotion and appointment to the Board reflects our ongoing commitment to staff development as well as the growth of our brand and our business; we have no doubt that Sharon will play a key role in our success in achieving the same.

Having been with the company for 15 years, Sharon knows our business inside and out. This, together with her vast industry knowledge and experience, makes her an invaluable member of Team Sentient and we know that she will continue to be a true asset to our business.”

Sharon joined Sentient International in 2007. Since then, she has grown with the company and today looks after a portfolio of global clients in the Isle of Man as well as other jurisdictions, working with them directly and sitting on their boards.

Prior to joining Sentient International, Sharon worked in various roles for a number of local corporate service providers and now has over 30 years in the industry. During this time, Sharon has developed a breadth of knowledge and invaluable experience in the statutory requirements of multiple jurisdictions as well as all aspects of company and trust administration in a wide range of varied and complex corporate and trust structures.

As an independently owned group of modern corporate and trust service providers, with offices in the Isle of Man, Malta and Hong Kong, we have a solid track record of over 35 years providing bespoke international business solutions complemented by a full suite of back office and ancillary services to a broad spectrum of both corporate and private clients across the globe.

In addition to the more traditional corporate and trust services, we also offer specialist knowledge and experience in a number of niche industry sectors, including Aviation, Property, Shipping, and Yachting.

To discuss any of our services in more detail, please email iom@sentientinternational.com or telephone +44 1624 616544.

Full time | Malta

We are currently looking for a Client Services Administrator to join our expanding team in Malta.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the administration and management of a varied portfolio of corporate
structures for a variety of both corporate and private clients, to support our growing client base across a number of
industries, including Aviation, Maritime and Property.

If successful, you will be expected to liaise with clients and their advisors as required and will be responsible for
undertaking general company and client administration for the efficient and effective management of those client
structures, including statutory, company secretarial, regulatory and compliance.
You should be keen to learn and have a continued interest in self-development with a desire to build a professional career.

You will have:

– a minimum of 5 years’ experience working in the CSP/TSP industry;
– in-depth knowledge of companies and their statutory requirements;
– good all round knowledge of appropriate legislation, regulation and industry best practice;
– understanding of AML and CFT legislation and requirements.

Experience in the yachting & aviation industry is desirable but is not a necessity. Knowledge of trusts and other jurisdictions
would also be beneficial and experience of using Viewpoint advantageous.

You must have strong organisational and time management skills, a professional and positive approach to your work, be
able to communicate effectively with clients and staff alike, have excellent customer service and people skills, diligent
attention to detail and work well as part of a team.

We offer a competitive remuneration package, commensurate with experience.

If you would like more information or would like to apply for this role, please send your CV with a covering letter to malta@sentientinternational.com.

Name: John Byrne
Role: Group Finance Director
Joined: 2010

Although his heritage hails from the Emerald Isle, John has now had his feet firmly on Manx soil for 32 years.

An avid golfer that is fond of travelling, John enjoys nothing more than an early morning weekend tee-off, no matter where he is in the world.


Favourite hobby/pastime

🏌️ Golf

Favourite book and/or film

🎬 Star Wars – all of them!

What did you want to to be growing up?

👨‍💼 A Sports Reporter

What quote should we all live by?

📜 Eat, drink and be merry, for tomorrow we die

If you could go anywhere, where would it be and why?

Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia, United States

What do you consider to be your greatest achievement?

💍 42 years of marriage

What three words would you use to describe yourself?

🤝🏻 Optimistic, friendly and loyal

What one piece of advice would you give to your 13 year-old self?

🕺 Enjoy life

If you could spend a day with anyone from the past or present, who would it be and why?

Alex Ferguson – to get an insight into his management skills

How do you define success?

🥰 Contentment with life

Name: Lesley- Anne Walker
Role: Head of Marketing / New Business
Joined: 2018

A doting mum, avid marketer, maritime enthusiast and proud volunteer – it’s very rare you will see Lesley sitting still and if she is, it certainly isn’t for long.

When she’s not busy building brands, posting content or fundraising, she loves nothing more than to unwind by spending time with family and friends over some fine food and wine.


Favourite hobby/pastime

🎨 Visiting and spending time with my family and being creative, in any shape or form.

Favourite book and/or film

🎬 The Green Mile or Ghost

What did you want to to be growing up?

👮‍♀️ A police officer just like my dad or a police media representative.

What quote should we all live by?

📜 “Every day may not be good but there is something good in every day.”

If you could go anywhere, where would it be and why?

🌏 Bora, Bora or Fiji – who doesn’t and I may even be able to sit still for more than 20 minutes.

What do you consider to be your greatest achievement?

🎢 My children – parenthood is the biggest rollercoaster and learning curve I think I will ever experience but I love every bit of it.

What three words would you use to describe yourself?

🥰 Loyal, Passionate, Creative

What one piece of advice would you give to your 13 year-old self?

🦸‍♀️If you really want to do something, just do it. Life is too short – live for today.

If you could spend a day with anyone from the past or present, who would it be and why?

👨‍👧 My dad – He was taken too soon and I never got to say goodbye.

How do you define success?

💕 Doing what you love most whilst living comfortably surrounded by those that matter most.

Full time | Isle of Man

Due to the ongoing growth of our business, we are seeking an individual to join us as a Client Accountant, to support our reputable corporate and trust business in the Isle of Man.

Reporting to the Group Finance Director, if successful you will perform a range of bookkeeping and accounting services to a large client portfolio of companies and trusts, including those involved in maritime, aviation and property. You will be responsible for:

– reviewing and maintaining accounting records for trust and company clients;
– preparing company and trust management accounts
– preparing financial statements;
– analysing financial information and the preparation of other financial reports, as required;
– calculations for and preparation and submission of tax/VAT returns, reporting and other tax requirements; and,
– liaison with the relevant authorities and organisations for the effective and efficient accounting of client entities, including but not limited to tax/VAT authorities and auditors.

The ideal candidate will be an experienced accountant and will hold:

– an ACA or ACCA qualification
– 5+ years’ experience within a similar role within a CSP/TSP environment
– Experience in accounts preparation
– knowledge of different types of trusts and companies and their accounting/reporting requirements
– good all round knowledge of appropriate legislation, regulation and industry best practice
– understanding of AML and CFT legislation and requirements

Knowledge of the maritime and aviation sectors as well as other jurisdictions is desirable but not necessary. Experience with VT accounting software will also be beneficial.

The successful candidate must have strong organisational and time management skills, a professional and positive approach to their work, be able to communicate effectively with clients and staff alike, have excellent customer service and people skills, diligent attention to detail and work well as part of a team.

We offer a competitive remuneration package, commensurate with experience as well as an attractive benefits package.

If you would like more information or would like to apply for this role, please send your CV with a covering letter to iom@sentientinternational.com.

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