The Isle of Manâ€™s ever-increasing presence as a major player in the space sector was recognised with one of the top awards at the Isle of Man Newspapers Awards for Excellence going to Chris Stott of ManSat whose wife Nicole is an astronaut.
The award as ‘Business Person of the Year’ was handed over to Chris at the Villa Marina on Thursday night at the glittering awards ceremony hosted by comedian and impressionist Rory Bremner to a sell-out audience of 1,200.
Chris Stott launched ManSat, pioneering the space sector in the Isle of Man, bringing huge amounts of revenue to the Island at a time of difficult economic circumstances.
ManSat represents a revolutionary partnership of aerospace, banking, financial services, strategic consulting, and international legal interests that have come together to offer unique business services to the worldâ€™s commercial space marketplace.
Building upon the Isle of Manâ€™s preeminent position as a supplier of world-class banking and financial services, ManSat provides tailored business services to meet the needs of the international space industry, specifically focused on providing access to geostationary orbits and associated radio frequencies.
By contract, ManSat Limited is assisting the Isle of Man Government in the preparation of its orbital filings to the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) for all Earth orbits and associated radio frequencies with special focus on geostationary orbit.
As such, ManSat is able to offer unique access to geostationary orbit.
Established in May of 1998, ManSat Limited is a Manx registered and Manx owned private company limited by shares, headquartered in Onchan on the Isle of Man with offices and representation in both Houston and London.