Isle Of Man / Ellan Vannin

Isle of Man hotel 'to boost employment' in Ramsey

A new hotel has opened its doors on the Isle of Man, with the creation of seven jobs and the hopes of more employment to come for the north of the island.

Chief Minister Allan Bell said the the Ramsey Park hotel was the first major development in the town for 40 years.

Hotel Manager Steve Dawson said once business levels start building he would be looking to recruit more staff.

He added: "We had a tremendous response to the initial job advert and we have a strong staff database to chose from."

There were over 100 applications for jobs at the new hotel, which Mr Dawson said came mostly from people living in the north of the island.

"We are starting small so we have taken on seven people to get things started- bookings are already coming in for TT 2013 so more recruitment is certainly on the cards," he said.

The multi-million pound hotel development is owned by business tycoon, Trevor Hemmings.

Mr Hemmings, who was born in London and grew up in Lancashire, owns more than 100 racehorses- one of which, Ballabriggs, won the Grand National in 2011.

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