I spoke with Manx Radio the other day about the proposed redevelopment and rehabilitation of the former Newson’s building being rejected by the Isle of Man Government’s Planning Committee.

Newson's redevelopment refused planning again

The controversial decision to reject a planning application to redevelop part of Douglas's North Quay "goes against government's plans for Brownfield redevelopment". Kelproperties’ ideas – which included the former Newson’s building – have been thrown out by planners once again. Its spokesperson, Michael Josem, has been sharing his reaction with Manx Radio.

Posted by Manx Radio on Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Michael Josem is a long-term consumer advocate, most prominently as a global leader in combating fraud in the online gambling industry. He was in part the inspiration for the 20th Century Fox Movie, Runner Runner, starring Ben Affleck and Justin Timberlake.

Josem has over a decade of experience as a senior business leader working across various high-tech and online industries, and takes action to build a better community. His primary volunteer roles include service for the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, and Graih, the homelessness charity.