About the Isle of Man


Established in 1994, Fortress Management Services Limited, the founding company within the Fortress Group has grown significantly, with a rapidly developing client base and evolving service offering.

Our team of over 20 qualified staff work closely with our clients and their professional advisers to provide a commercially focused solution aligned to their individual requirements.

The Isle of Man base remains our head office which collaborates closely with our teams in Manchester and Devon to deliver a streamlined and solution based service for our clients.

The Isle of Man has developed a reputation as a premier financial jurisdiction in terms of regulation, whilst retaining the delicate balance between providing a business friendly environment and meeting international standards of financial supervision.

It is attractive for both corporate and private clients due to its fiscal and legal independence and is differentiated from the other crown dependencies due to its customs and VAT agreement with the UK and in turn the EU.

It provides an access point into Europe for international trading stemming from a wide variety of industries including aviation, shipping and technology focused industries.

The island boasts increasing numbers of corporate and high net worth individual clients, with a strong presence in trusts and foundations work.

Our team works closely with our clients and their advisers to ensure a high-quality service based on our extensive experience.

Fortress Management Services Limited and Fortress International Services Limited, its subsidiary, are licensed by the Isle of Man Financial Services Authority as a corporate and trust service provider.

Why the Isle of Man?

  • Stable economy – with over 30 years of continuous growth
  • Clear and simple tax regime with no Capital Gains Tax, Withholding Taxes or Wealth Taxes.
  • Pragmatic but responsive regulatory environment
  • Advanced telecoms and power infrastructure
  • Easily accessible with strong and direct links to the UK
  • Competitive and co-operative
  • Accessible and supportive Government

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Isle of Man office

4th Floor,
Exchange House
54-62 Athol Street
Douglas, Isle of Man

Tel:     01624 683000
Fax:     01624 683001
Email:     enquiries@thefortressgroup.co.uk