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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

Opticians-Ophthalmic (Optometrists)

Tried and Trusted - 100 years


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.

Business Hours:




9am - 5pm Monday to Saturday

15 Duke Street, Douglas, IM1 2BB


01624 662145

Holmes & Davidson

Car Dealers / Car Hire

Tried and Trusted - 72 years


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."

Business Hours:



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

Balthane Road, Ballasalla, IM9 2AF


Athol Garage (1945) Ltd

Doug Bairstow

Est 1974

Double Glazing

Tried and Trusted - 43 years


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:



07624 438829

Doug Bairstow


Est 1982

Access Equipment

Tried and Trusted - 35 years


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"

Business Hours:



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

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



Conservatories Windows & Glass

Tried and Trusted - 31 years


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."

Business Hours:



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

Snugborough Trading Estate, Braddan, Douglas


Manx Glass & Glazing

Cleaning & Maintenance Services

Tried and Trusted - 31 years


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 30 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.


07624 495684

Johnsons The Cleaners

Electricians & Electrical Contractors

Tried and Trusted - 30 years


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: "After explaining exactly what needed doing to update our home electrics and how much it would cost, Brew & Corkill arrived promptly and produced a quality job. Electricians were really friendly and very clean in their work."

Business Hours:



Mon - Fri: 8.00am - 3.00pm

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


Brew & Corkill Ltd

JD Landscapes

Est 1998

Landscape Gardeners

Tried and Trusted - 19 years


Tel: 07624 460353www.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."

Business Hours:


9am - 5.30pm Monday - Friday


JD Landscapes

Veterinary Surgeons

Tried and Trusted - 17 years


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."


Douglas: 674076 | Peel: 844656 | Castletown: 823710

Milan Veterinary Practice


Tried and Trusted - 13 years


Tel: 01624 861271www.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."



37 New Road, Laxey IM4 7BQ


Nicola Bowker & Co

Please note: Manx Telecom do not recommend the businesses featured in this section over any other companies. We simply acknowledge that they are well established and have traded for at least 10 years. .