Tried and Trusted

Welcome to our 'Tried and Trusted' section - this section highlights local businesses that have been trading for 10 years or more.

So you can be confident that the business you search for is established and well known in the Isle of Man.

Tried and Trusted can also be found at the front of the Manx Telecom Phone Book and Business Directory providing you with a deep insight to the business, along with testimonials from previous customers helping you to make an informed decision.

Tried and Trusted

Advocates

Tried and Trusted - 170 years

170

Tel: 01624 674316www.kellyluft.com

Services: Kelly Luft Stanley & Ashton is the longest established legal practice in the Isle of Man, its practice tracing its roots back to 1844. Our dedicated team of qualified Isle of Man Advocates are able to provide a full range of legal services to clients both local and international.

We recognise that clients are individuals, and we aim to offer a personal legal service, for all our clients' individual legal needs.

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9.00am - 1.00pm and 2.15pm - 5.30pm Mon-Fri

2 Sydney Mount, Bucks Road, Douglas, IM1 1QD

law@kellyluft.com

Kelly Lufy Stanley & Ashton

Headstones & Glass Decorators

Tried and Trusted - 154 years

154

Tel: 01624 823523www.tecubbon.co.uk

Services: T.E. Cubbon was founded in Castletown circa 1860. Since then it has become one of the most respected companies on the island, providing quality craftsmanship and customer service. When you purchase a memorial from us you can rest assured that the skills passed down through generations will ensure the work is completed to the highest possible standard and your complete satisfaction. We also offer advice and a full memorial renovation service.

Our customers say: "Many thanks for the excellent work carried out on my father's memorial stone. You have done a fabulous job. I am very pleased with the result."

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Castletown - Monday to Thursday 8.30am - 4.00pm

Douglas - Tuesday to Saturday 10.00am - 3.00pm

46 Broadway, Douglas & 35 Hope Street, Castletown

t.e.cubbon@manx.net

T.E. Cubbon Ltd (Monumental Masons)

Isle of Man Bank

Est 1865

Banks & Financial Institutions

Tried and Trusted - 149 years

149

Tel: 01624 637000www.iombank.com

Services: Isle of Man Bank was established in 1865 and was the first company to be registered on the Isle of Man. With 10 branches island wide, we offer the most extensive branch network of any Bank on the Isle of Man. We offer a wide range of products and services including day-today banking, savings, mortgages, loans and home & car insurance. We also offer a Relationship Management service via our Premium Banking team, which is based in our Athol Street office in Douglas.

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Opening times for each of our branches vary.

Please visit our website or call us to find out when we are open.

Isle of Man Bank, PO Box 13, Douglas IM99 1AN

Isle of Man Bank

Timber & Builders Merchants

Tried and Trusted - 139 years

139

Tel: 01624 822581www.jqbm.co.uk

Services: Qualtrough's Timber Yard was first established in 1875 and is now in its 5th generation, being run by the great grandson of the original founder with his daughter. The business has a long upstanding relationship with builders and companies from all over the island and although prices are competitive our emphasis is on service and quality. Castletown is the original site, but a new site opened in Hills Meadow, Douglas in 2008.

We have huge stocks on site to satisfy your every building need, specials can be readily sourced by speaking to one of our sales team who will be only too willing to help. Our modern and efficient sawmill in Castletown can also cut timber and sheet materials to your specific requirements.

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Email:

Hope Street, Castletown or Hills Meadow, Douglas

enquiries@jqbm.co.uk

J Qualtrough & Co Ltd

Advocates

Tried and Trusted - 118 years

118

Tel: 01624 675367www.gjfadvocates.com

Services: We are a long established general practice. We offer a comprehensive service covering all aspects of general practice. Our clients are important to us. We care about you as individuals and do not put you on a conveyor belt.

We understand the worry that legal problems can cause. We seek to alleviate that anxiety but at the same time offer realistic and practical advice.

We are proud of the fact that many new clients are referred to us through recommendation by existing clients.

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Mon - Fri 9am to 1pm - 2pm to 5pm

Registered Office - 24 Athol Street, Douglas IM1 1JA

gjf@manxlaw.com

Gelling Johnson Farrant

Opticians-Ophthalmic (Optometrists)

Tried and Trusted - 97 years

97

Tel: 01624 676230

Services: Holmes & Davidson was established in 1917.

Your vision; our past, present & future.

Our friendly and professional staff continue to provide eye care for all our patients to the highest standard using the latest clinical technology. We can fit and supply contact lenses and accessories and a wide range of spectacle frames and lenses; from those covered by the NHS voucher to designer styles.

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9am - 5pm Monday to Saturday

15 Duke Street, Douglas, IM1 2BB

holmesanddavidson@manx.net

01624 662145

Holmes & Davidson

Lawnmowers & Garden Machinery

Tried and Trusted - 85 years

85

Tel: 01624 626600

Services: As well as an established agricultural merchant we also supply the general public with grounds care equipment which includes ride on and walk behind mowers, brushcutters, strimmers, cultivators, chainsaws, log splitters and wide selection of hand tools. We also service and repair all machinery supplied by us and others.

Our shop partners Country Warehouse cater for all forms of pet foods and accessories including dogs, cats, horses, ponies and birds whether pets or the wild variety.

We are agents for Massey Ferguson, Claas, Kverneland, Hayter, Atco, Castel,Lawnking to name but a few.

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Ballalough, Richmond Hill, Braddan, IM4 1JH

sales@iomfarmers.com

01624 629628

Isle of Man Farmers Ltd

Car Dealers / Car Hire

Tried and Trusted - 69 years

69

Tel: 01624 820082www.atholgarage.co.im

Services: Athol Garage (1945) Ltd is the Nissan Franchise Main Dealer for the Isle of Man. The company is one of the oldest and longest established garages on the Island, built on a sound reputation dating back to the early 1920's, and is a family business run by Cousins David & Mark Quayle, who are now the third generation to continue the business together with 24 other employees.

Athol car hire operates a fleet of 140 cars & vans from three offices including Ronaldsway Airport Terminal, open for all inbound flight arrivals.

Our customers say: "I left my car with Athol to be cleaned when I was away, which saved me the cost of airport parking and I arrived back to a beautifully clean car parked just outside the door."

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8.30 - 17.30 Mon - Fri, 9.00 - 17.00 Sat, Closed - Sun

Balthane Road, Ballasalla, IM9 2AF

mail@athol.co.im

Athol Garage (1945) Ltd

Stockbrokers & Market Makers

Tried and Trusted - 68 years

68

Tel: 01624 673171www.ramseycrookall.com

Services: Ramsey Crookall & Co. was established in 1946 and is the Isle of Man's longest established independent firm of Stockbrokers and Investment Managers. As an independent family firm, we have developed considerable experience in advising private and institutional clients, intermediaries, trusts, charities and pension funds both on and off the Island.

Our full range of services includes:- Execution-Only Dealing in all major International Markets, Global Safe Custody, Discretionary & Advisory Investment Management, Cash Deposits and Security Valuations including Probate.

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Monday - Friday 7.30am - 5.30pm

Securities House, 38-42 Athol Street, Douglas

dealers@ramseycrookall.com

Ramsey Crookall & Co. Ltd

Marown TV

Est 1966

Electrical Appliance Retailers

Tried and Trusted - 48 years

48

Tel: 01624 851397www.marowntv.im

Services: Marown TV is a local independent electrical retailer that has traded from its Glen Vine premises since 1966.

Besides TV's, we also stock a wide range of kitchen built-in and freestanding appliances. We have direct access to the manufacturers of our products, and believe that by dealing with quality branded goods, we can fully support all the brands that we sell thereby giving complete peace of mind to our customers.

Marown TV offers personal service from friendly staff with expert knowledge. They are on hand to help you make the right choice and to answer any questions you may have.

Our customers say: "Thank you so much for the excellent service, both in the shop and afterwards by your delivery staff. The service and attitude was a breath of fresh air."

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Mon - Sat 9am - 5:30pm

Marown TV Ltd, Main Road, Glen Vine & West End Building, 80 Parliament Street, Ramsey

sales@mtveuronics.com

Marown TV

Electrical Suppliers & Wholesalers

Tried and Trusted - 42 years

42

Tel: 01624 673457

Services: Edmundson Electrical have become, over the last 40 years, the electrical wholesaler and supplier on the Isle of Man. Their one-stop trade & retail destination for all things electrical including lighting, IT installation and cabling, and general kit have made them an indispensible contact for all new trades. Call in and see us - we want what you want - for your business to be successful.

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7.30-5.30 Mon-Fri

Middle River Industrial Estate, Douglas

douglas.056@eel.co.uk

Edmundson Electrical

Doug Bairstow

Est 1974

Double Glazing

Tried and Trusted - 40 years

40

Tel: 01624 897268

Services: The name Doug Bairstow on the Isle of Man is synonymous with high quality windows, doors and conservatories. Supplied by a long established family firm with the highest reputation for customer service and on time delivery of both bespoke solutions and standard installations.

Our customers say: "It's so great to deal with the owner of the business from quotation to installation - fabulous result!"

Business Hours:

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9.00am-5.30pm

07624 438829

Doug Bairstow

Hoistline

Est 1982

Access Equipment

Tried and Trusted - 32 years

32

Tel: 01624 618999www.hoistline.com

Services: Hoistline are access rental specialists. They hire out mobile hydraulic platforms, scissor lifts and articulated self propelled booms. The Hoistline business team have also developed a number of specific skills to undertake direct contracts on projects with challenging access.

Our customers say: "Hoists for all types of jobs are available and you can hire them for just half a day with a driver"

"Their service is much quicker and cheaper than scaffolding"

"Very nice, honest people who are most helpful - they deliver on time and were flexible in response to poor weather conditions, they make things easy"

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Mon - Fri 8am - 4:30pm Available 24 hours

Units 5 & 6 Isle of Man Business Park, Cooil Road, Braddan, IM2 2QY

hoistline@manx.net

Hoistline

Garage Services

Tried and Trusted - 32 years

32

Tel: 01624 629856

Services: From 12th May 2010, J.G. Corkill were pleased to announce they are the island's only Mercedes Benz independent repair centre. Conveniently located at White Hoe Industrial Estate, we are less than two minutes drive from Douglas Town Centre. We look forward to welcoming both existing and new customers who will benefit from our renowned experience and reliable service.

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JGC Mercedes Independent Repair Centre, White Hoe Industrial Estate, Old Castletown Road, Douglas

mark@jgc.im

07624 375311

J.G. Corkill & Co.

Conservatories Windows & Glass

Tried and Trusted - 28 years

28

Tel: 01624 674573www.manxglass.com

Services: We offer a huge range of high standard Veka PVC windows and doors available in White, Rosewood or Cherry finish. Aluminium windows, shopfronts, curtain walling and composite doors in a wide array of colours. Glass products from a simple straight cut pane, double glazed units, mirrors, specialist glass i.e. tabletops, coloured and sandblasted designs. Bespoke conservatories constructed to your own specification from design to planning through to completion. All quotations are no obligation and free of charge.

Our customers say: "Thank you for the prompt service."

"I would like to thank you and your staff for the professional and friendly service provided."

"Thank you - great lads, very tidy and polite."

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Mon - Thurs 8am to 5pm; Fri 8am to 4pm; Sat 8am to 12pm

Snugborough Trading Estate, Braddan, Douglas

enquiries@manxglass.com

Manx Glass & Glazing

Cleaning & Maintenance Services

Tried and Trusted - 28 years

28

Tel: 01624 628748

Services: Johnsons The Cleaners is a family owned & managed business run by Brian & Malcolm Johnson, it has expanded rapidly over the last 27 years and now employs around 30 staff.

All staff are trained to a high standard on both the Health & Safety and also all machinery & equipment. We provide an extremely high quality service & this is reflected in the amount of repeat and referral business we get.

At Johnsons we sell on quality not price, we never cut corners for the sake of economising. Poor standards ultimately lead to a lost customer.

We pride ourselves on complete confidentiality & offer flexible tailor made solutions to all our clients. Our services include office cleaning, steam & window cleaning, open/closing/alarm service, private house cleaning & much more.

Mobile:

07624 495684

Johnsons The Cleaners

Electricians & Electrical Contractors

Tried and Trusted - 27 years

27

Tel: 01624 615588www.brewcorkill.co.im

Services: We offer all aspects of electrical installations for the domestic and commercial sectors. Planned Preventative Maintenance, including fire alarm, emergency lighting and portable appliance testing; computer and specialist data cabling. All electrical (CAD) design is created in-house. As members of NICEIC, Safe Contractor Approved MACC Scheme and The IOM Employers Federation, we carry out all our work to the highest standards.

Our customers say: "An excellent service from a reliable and efficient team. They keep to promised timescales and if they say they will call you... they will!"

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Mon - Fri: 8.00am - 5.00pm

The Workshops, Lower Dukes Road, Douglas, Isle of Man, IM2 4BL

info@brewcorkill.co.im

Brew & Corkill Ltd

Electricians

Tried and Trusted - 27 years

27

Tel: 01624 625856www.ardern-druggan.co.uk

Services: Ardern and Druggan Ltd รข?" are the Islands leader for all your electrical contracting needs, using all the latest advancements in technology to enhance and support our high quality and extensive range of services, whether you're a small local house holder or a commercial giant.

Founded in 1987 by Neil Ardern & Peter Druggan, both Neil and Peter are fully qualified electricians with over 50 years joint experience of contracts on and off the Island between them, we are a wholly owned Manx Company, servicing the Electrical needs of our Island to the highest standard, and continue to grow into one of the largest Electrical Contractors in the Isle of Man.

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The Power House, Unit 16, Snugborough Trading Estate, Union Mills, IM4 4LH

enquiries@ardern-druggan.co.uk

Ardern & Druggan Ltd

Garden World

Est 1989

Landscape Gardeners

Tried and Trusted - 25 years

25

Tel: 01624 672589www.gardenworldim.com

Services: Established in 1989, during this time we have built up a reputation for providing quality professional workmanship. We undertake all types of paving from small patios to large driveways, as a Marshalls approved contractor, our work is continually rigorously inspected to ensure the highest standard of workmanship. We also undertake fencing, decking, glass balustrades, ponds & water features & new walls. We supply purpose grown turf for new lawns, prepared & laid professionally by us or supplied for DIY. We also supply & fit artificial lawns.

Our customers say: "Polite friendly hard working staff. Their prices are competitive when you consider the very high standard of workmanship. Once they start your job they are there till it's complete. They accommodate any changes as work progresses."

Garden World

Opticians

Tried and Trusted - 21 years

21

Tel: 813977 (Ramsey) 613158 (Farmhill)www.patwild.co.uk

Services: A truly independent optician offering quality eye care and eyewear solutions at both our Douglas Farmhill practice and Ramsey. We also offer 'at home' or corporate eye care service. Please contact us for more details.

Our on-site lab (at Ramsey) allows us to offer speedy solutions to your optical eyewear emergencies, frame adjustments and repairs - as well as adding features to new spectacles, like tints and coatings.

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Monday - Friday 7.30am - 5.30pm

Auckland Terrace, Ramsey, Clybane Court, Farmhill

ramsey@patwild.co.uk | farmhill@patwild.co.uk

Patricia Wild - Optometrist

Typhoon House

Est 1994

Printer Sales, Servicing & Consumables

Tried and Trusted - 20 years

20

Tel: 01624 661331www.typhoonhouse.im

Services: Typhoon House is the new name for all your business printer needs from a company that's been based on the Island for over 18 years. Working from our new purpose built offices in the heart of Douglas, we specialise in providing complete office print solutions from single mono printers through to the most advance multi-functional devices. But supplying the equipment is only one part of our comprehensive service. Our fully trained team of specialist engineers ensure that any problems are quickly resolved and with our complete care package, we keep your machines running in perfect condition. We also stock and supply all print consumables and are one of the Islands few Authorised Apple Resellers.

Our customers say: Trevor Clark, Standard Bank "Quick and responsive with helpful advice on anything to do with printers, toners and equipment. Friendly staff."

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Typhoon House, Hills Meadow Industrial Estate, Peel Road, Douglas IM1 5EB

typhoon@typhoonhouse.im

Typhoon House

Builders

Tried and Trusted - 20 years

20

Tel: 01624 660333www.cedar.im

Services: Since inception in 1994 Cedar Developments (NHBC Members) have developed as one of the Island's largest and respected building contractors in the private, commercial, industrial and public sectors. Work undertaken by Cedar is diverse and ranges from renovations to new builds and extensions to ground works or commercial/industrial units and include both exterior and interior renovations.

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Unit 6F, Middle River Industrial Estate, Douglas, IM2 1AL

info@cedar.im

Cedar Developments Ltd
Tried and Trusted - 18 years

18

Tel: 01624 660333

Services: Initially established in 1987, John Critchley & his team of experienced craftsmen are dedicated to producing quality work with attention to detail. They specialise in all types of remedial work, restoration, refurbishment and new construction works to domestic and commercial properties. These include attic conversions, damp proofing & timber treatments (Sovereign Contractor Approved).

They can advise on design & offer technical information when required, providing a top quality service.

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Unit 2a, South Quay Industrial Estate, Douglas, IM1 5AT

ashley1996@manx.net

07624 494595

Ashley Construction (1996) Limited

JD Landscapes

Est 1998

Landscape Gardeners

Tried and Trusted - 18 years

16

Tel: 01624 835867www.jdlandscapesltd.com

Services: Established in 1998, JD Landscapes have been at the forefront of garden design on the Isle of Man providing innovative planting, paving & landscaping solutions right across the Island. Many of our clients came to us on recommendation and we pride ourselves on every job being of the highest professional quality. We take you through the complete design process from getting your ideas on to drawings to the logistics of completing the work. Call us for a friendly consultation - have the outside space you always dreamed of.

Our customers say: "I saw some work that JD Landscapes had done and I asked them to landscape and block pave the front of my property, I was not disappointed, a complete transformation, very highly recommended."

Working Hours:

Email:

9am - 5.30pm Monday - Friday

andrea.driver@manx.net

JD Landscapes

Veterinary Surgeons

Tried and Trusted - 14 years

14

Tel: 01624 674076

Services: Raymond Cox and his predecessors have offered over 50 years of continued service to all animals across the Isle of Man. They have branches in Douglas, Castletown and Peel and have full surgical & medical facilities available at all times, including 24 hour emergency service should you need it. To arrange an appointment please call our friendly, experienced staff.

Our customers say: "Exceptional, caring & professional treatment. Fantastic support, help & compassion during my pets illness."

Contact:

Email:

Douglas: 674076 | Peel: 844656 | Castletown: 823710

milan.vets@hotmail.com

Milan Veterinary Practice

Island Timber

Est 2000

Builders Merchants

Tried and Trusted - 14 years

14

Tel: 01624 827338

Services: Based in the south of the Island, this local established business has been supplying quality timber & building materials for over 13 years. They offer a wide range of products such as machine, sawn & treated timber, aggregates & heavy building products, steel beams & columns, roofing materials & much more. Their trade counter displays an extensive range of general building materials & they pride themselves on their quality customer service provided by their experienced, friendly staff.

Our customers say: "Island Timber always appear to have what we need. If on rare occasions something is not in stock, they will order it. All staff have a helpful attitude and make you feel welcome."

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Mon-Thu 7.30am-5pm Fri 7.30am-4.30pm Sat 8am-12am

Balthane Industrial Estate, Ballasalla, IM9 2AJ

islandtimber@msn.com

Island Timber

Discount Carpets

Est 2000

Carpet and Rug Retailers

Tried and Trusted - 14 years

14

Tel: 01624 615005

Services: Discount Carpets believe in exceptional customer service. Highly trained staff are readily available to share their expert advice on all the floorings. At Discount Carpets we pride ourselves on our supply and fitting service for carpets, vinyl, Carpet Tiles, Karndean and safety flooring. Our showroom is located on the Spring Valley Industrial Estate, Cooil Road, free parking is available. We have hundreds of rolls in stock and our bulk buying policy means that we can give real value for money including free all island delivery. We also offer a weekend or overnight fitting service with free no obligation estimates for both domestic and commercial customers.

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Mon - Sat 9.00am til 5.00pm

Unit 10, Springham Park, Spring Valley Industrial Estate, Braddan, Isle of Man IM2 2QV

discountcarpets@manx.net

Discount Carpets

IT Works

Est 2002

Computer Services

Tried and Trusted - 12 years

12

Tel: 01624 664500www.itworks.co.im

Services: Since 2002, IT Works has been offering flexible IT support and professional IT project delivery. IT Works helps clients improve organisational and individual performance by leveraging well-managed IT infrastructure, backed up by expert IT support and advice. The professionalism of our people, combined with the unique functionality of The IT Works platform, ensures that we deliver a fast, exceptionally reliable and unusually accountable service to our clients.

Our customers say: "It is refreshing and rewarding to work with a company such as IT Works Limited, they not only carry out the work required to a very high standard, but proactively work with us to improve the way that we do things."

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Monday-Friday 9am-5.30pm 24 Hr Callout available

Unit 10B, Tromode Estate, Tromode, Douglas

IT Works

Financial Advisers

Tried and Trusted - 12 years

12

Tel: 01624 614618www.ifs.im

Services: IFS provide a high quality professional financial planning service in respect to investments, pensions and life assurance. We offer a clearly defined service, transparent commission and fee structure and an effective service proposition. We put our clients' best interests at the heart of the business, using key principles centred on honesty, integrity, reliability and value. Getting the right advice has always been important but never more so than in 2012. Now offering expert personal lines, corporate and trustee insurance solutions. Licensed by the Isle of Man Financial Supervision Commission. Registered with the Insurance and Pensions Authority in respect of General Business.

Our customers say: "A very professional service with everything explained in plain English - worry free!"

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Address:

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9 - 5.30 Monday - Friday

3rd Floor, 33 Bucks Road, Douglas IM1 3DE

info@ifs.im

Island Financial Solutions (IFS)

Accountants

Tried and Trusted - 10 years

10

Tel: 01624 614618www.nicolabowker.co.uk

Services: Nicola Bowker & Co is a firm of chartered accountants based in Laxey. They specialise in supporting local businesses and residents with their accounting, bookkeeping, payroll & taxation matters for sole traders, individuals & limited companies. With over 25 years experience as a chartered accountant, Nicola & her staff of qualified bookkeepers are able to advise on all aspects of taxation, both Manx & UK and are specialists in new business start up with services designed to meet all sizes of business.

Our customers say: "Nicola always provides a clear explanation of our business and tax affairs with work done in a professional and friendly manner. I would recommend her to any business."

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Email:

37 New Road, Laxey IM4 7BQ

nicola@nicolabowker.co.uk

Nicola Bowker & Co

Classy Canine

Est 2004

Dog Grooming

Tried and Trusted - 10 years

10

Tel: 01624 860338

Services: A complete dog grooming service. Particular attention is paid to the breed standard of each dog and styled appropriately. Mixed breeds are styled to the dominant breed. Nail trimming and expressing of anal glands on request. Hand stripping is a speciality service for terriers and suitable breeds. The 'Interim Groom Service' consists of brushing and combing for a tangle free coat, a tidy up between clippings, and foot and ear care. Pets can constantly have that 'freshly groomed' look. This can be arranged weekly or monthly to suit individual needs.

Our customers say: "Lillian is a true dog lover and provides a superb service. Her care and kindness is second to none and quality of her grooming ensures my Shetland Sheepdog looks immaculate"

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Tues, Wed, Fri & Sat From 9.30am onwards

Laxey Promenade, Laxey, Isle of Man, IM4 7DD

laxeygirl04@manx.net

Classy Canine

Please note: Manx Telecom do not vet these businesses or recommend them over any other business. We simply state that they are established for over 10 years.