Latest News Headlines
On-Air Now
Listen Live

New board will attempt to save the Island's meat plant

Fri, 18 Nov 2011

A new board has been appointed to try to turn round the Island's struggling meat plant.

The five new Executive Directors are Graham Crowe, Shaun Dean, Allan Skillicorn, Geoff Taggart and Pentti Christian, who was behind a recently refused application to develop a private facility.

It's being seen as a last-ditch attempt to save the abattoir at Tromode, which is currently making massive losses.

The new board will investigate several new options including the possibility of partnering with organisations in the UK that may be able to help.

It's thought the plant won't survive beyond the next 3-6 months if things don't pick up.

It was recommended by the last board that it's taken into government ownership.

Graham Crowe still isn't ruling out this possibility.[play media file below]



  • Executive Director of Isle of Man Fatstock Marketing Association Graham Crowe


Subscribe to get Energy FM News direct to your mobile device

You can get Energy FM News delivered direct to your mobile device using one of the following methods.

  • In the Apple News App on iOS search for Energy FM IOM and then just add it to your favourites
  • In the Google News & Weather App just search for Energy FM and then add us as a customised section
  • If you use an RSS Reader then just add our feed to your app, click here for our news RSS feed