Hire / Marketing

The Strand Shopping Centre is one of the best venues on the Isle of Man to promote your Company.

With around 35,000 people per week (rising to over 70,000 people at Christmas) - the centre should be on your advertising and marketing schedule.  There are various locations through out the centre - the most popular being on the ground floor underneath the escalators.  With the new entrance doors now installed the centre can be used to promote larger product like car launches.


The cost for hire starts from just £75 plus VAT per day for the ground floor and £50 per day plus VAT for the first floor. The centre can also be hired for private functions during the evenings and is suitable for fashion shows, wine tasting, murder mystery events and musical performances.


If you would like to book a Company promotional display or an event, please phone or email Louise Whyman in our Marketing Department and she will be happy to assist. 


Tel 01624 662411 or email louise@thestrand.co.im


Hospice - June 14

Please can you pass on our thanks to your wonderful staff who were working at the Strand on Saturday.  The Security Guard couldn't do enought to help us out.  From makin gsure we had enough table and chairs and helping load all our stuff,  he really was wonderful.

The Card Factory Manager was just lovely help us out with our balloons and offering us tea and coffee.

Thanks once again for supporting Rebecca House.





Manx Blind Welfare Society - July 13

Thank you for kindly granting permission for a Flag Day collection within the Strand in aid of Manx Blind Welfare Society on Friday 21st June 2013

The overall total taken on Flag Day was £3711.20.  Thank you for your assistance and co-operation.

Yours Sincerely

Debbe Kenyon


The Breathe Easy Support Grop IOM - July 13

On behalf of Breathe Easy Support Group IOM thank you so much.  Everything went ot plan and the charity are extremely please with the awareness raised.

On the day we have raised £650.00 in total so they are also very happy with this.

We cannot thank you enough for all your help and the security staff's help on the day!  They couldn't do enough to help us.

Thank you once again.

Julie Ann Osland



Drugs Advice Service and Helpline - May 2013

On behalf of the staff and voluneers at DASH, I am witing to thank you for letting us use The Strand Shopping Centre for our Star Wars themed fund raising event on Saturday 4th May.

The amount raised from this event was £227.75, which will go towards our work with families affected by drug use in the Isle of Man

Once again, thank you very much for all your continued support of the service.

Shelly Stanley


The Rob Vine Fund

Thank you very much for allowing our collecting buckets to be displayed in the Strand Shopping Centre during TT 2012.  I'm pleased to be able to inform you that G4S have now banked the sum of £254.66 to The Rob Vine Fund.  

The money will go towards updating some of our medical equipment for the TT course, our two ambulances and the rescus helicopters for the 2012/13 season, as well as providing training for all the medics.

Thank you once again for your support which is much appreciated by myself and my fellow Directors.

Kind regards

Dr David. B Stevens, MBE

Secretary & Director

The Rob Vine Fund, Registered Charity No 954

Manx Blind Welfare Society - June 2012

I write further to our correspondence in December 2011, in which you kindly granted permission for a Flag Day collection within the Strand in aid of Manx  Blind Welfare Society on Friday 29th June 2012.

The Overall total take on Flage Day was £4,095.68.  Thank you ever so much for you assistance and co-operation.

Yours sincerely

Debbie Kenyon


Hospice Isle of Man - May 2012          

I am writing to say Thank you very much for your help and support throughout Children’s Hospice Week 2012, in aid of Rebecca House. The generosity received from both companies and individuals has been overwhelming and we are extremely grateful to all those who have been involved.

This year has seen the Rebecca House Team organise, co-ordinate and run the events with support from the Fundraising Team and it has been an amazingly successful week.

To date, we have raised over £13,000 with more money coming in daily. 

Thank you once again 

Yours sincerely

Lynsey Christian


The Childrens Centre April 2012

I am writing to thank you for your help with our Easter Park at The Strand.  We really are so grateful for your generosity.  We couldn't have done it without you.

Kind regards

Susie Cox



Hospice Isle of Man: February 2012

I am writing on behalf of Hospice Isle of Man to thank you and your staff for all your support, at the Charity evening in the Strand Centre on Saturday 11th February.  The Centre looked great and it was a lovely evening for all.  Finally I look forward to possibly working with you again at other events in the future.

Yours Sincerely

Frances Moore


 Shakespere Theatre Group: January 2012

Please can you pass on my extreme thanks to John and yourself for being so kind as to let us use your space for our fundraising event.  Also for your kindness, ideas and support during our event.

Our total fundraiing on the two specific days within The Strand Shopping Centre raised £732.58 which was totally unexpected, in fact unbelievable.

Thank you again

Kathryn Cawte


Age Concern: October 2011
Age Concern’s main fund raiser this year was raffling a brand new car. We found it hard to find a suitable venue that would provide us with the much needed sales to make our promotion a success. The Strand Shopping Centre was an ideal venue, plenty of foot fall and a wonderful exhibition space. The support we received from John, Louise and their team was exceptional. They helped us set up, guided us on how to present the car and we felt as though they were part of our team.
Tracy Kinrade
Fund Raiser - Age Concern



 Just to say many thanks for letting us spend the day in The Strand on Sunday.  If you could say thank you to the gentleman that helped us set up, he was very helpful.  


We spent the day giving away balloons and leaflets on Samaritans, we were rarely without someone to talk to throughout the day, which kept us busy!  


So many thanks for your kind support in allowing the charity a chance to reach out.  






Adrian Christian



I would like to thank you for facilitating the aforementioned event by providing the venue for Crossorads Mini Parish Walk on Sunday 19th June 2011.
The event raised £147.00 in support Crossroads Parish Walk entrants  The money raised will be added to total sponsorship raised following the Parish Walk this Saturday.
I look forward to working with The Strand again in the future.
Miss Alexandra Wilson
Fundraising Events Co-ordinator


June 2011 - The Angigua Tall Ship

This is just a short letter to thank you both for all the wonderful assistance you gave us during the visit of the tall ship 'Antigua', we do know that it was an extremely busy period for you, however, your cheerful and very helpful approach in becoming involved with the 'Antigua' and running the competition which gave us wonderful exposure has ensured that a lot of our Isle of Man resident and many TT visitors had an opportunity to experience the joy of sailing on one of these gracious tall ships from a bygone era.

Once again, a very big thank you to you both.

Aubrey Brooks

April 2011

I would just like to pass on my sincere thanks for again allowing the Manx Operatic Society to promote our show “Anything Goes” on the 12th March 2011.
The Society itself is a non profit organisation and every part of PR and Advertising goes a long way in ensuring we can continue to entertain the Isle of Man to the best of our ability as we have for the past 61 years.  This would not be possible if not for the generosity and accommodation of The Strand Shopping Centre.
Along with your professional approach to our needs and your friendly conscientious manner we actually look at you as part of our team and would again like to thank you on behalf of the entire Manx Operatic Society.
I am certainly an ambassador of the The Strand Shopping Centre and would not hesitate in recommending you and your team to any company that wishes to raise awareness of their business / product portfolio.
Thank you so much, take care and hope to see you soon
Gary Harrison


DHSS MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS DAY - Saturday 9th October 2010  Angela, thank you to you and your colleagues at the Strand. Everyone was very helpful from start to finish. Prior to the event the level of communication was excellent as was the service. On the day  security  were very helpful,  and helped with putting out the tables and display boards. They also checked that things were ok throughout the day.

My colleague Steph and I were most impressed by the level of service we received on Friday. I would also like to take the opportunity to thank you for all of your help prior to the exhibition, the whole event was straightforward and we have achieved our goal from it which was to get back out their and show people we are still here to help them with their recruitment needs.   Miracles will be sure to contact you in the future should we require any further assistance.   Kind regards,  




I would like to thank you for all of the support you have given during our booking process and on the day. Your security team were absolutely fantastic and made sure that we had everything we needed throughout our time with you. Tables and display boards were already set up before we arrived which also made it easier for us to set up straight away once we arrived and your team were on hand to make sure everything ran smoothly during the morning.   Thank you again for all of your help.



Dear John & Angela I know you will be delighted to hear that we managed to collect over £1,000 last weekend. This was undoubtedly due in no small part to your assistance and permitting the event to be staged in such an easily accessible position in the Strand. I have received some very positive feedback from visitors to our display - from all ages and backgrounds. It was a great coincidence that the BBC should run a story yesterday about a new type of screening for bowel cancer which they believe will result in the prevention of tumours developing in many cases. Needless to say I have written to the Minister with this information and look forward to hearing how they plan to find the money for its introduction in due course, but I won't hold my breath. Anyway, thank you both once again for supporting our Awareness Weekend - it was very much appreciated by all the committee.
Kind regards Heather Heather Norman Chairman BOWEL CANCER ISLE OF MAN


On behalf of the Manx Operatic Society I would like to thank the Strand Shopping Centre for allowing us to promote our next production, “Hot Mikado”.  Both Angela and John have yet again proved their passion and dedication to the Stand Centre customers by allowing us to promote our show and thus creating a reciprocal business venture to provide customers that extra commitment. The team at the Strand were extremely supportive, professional and above all friendly in assisting the Society from start to finish which proved to be a great asset to our ticket sales and awareness of Hot Mikado.  I can honestly say that it is fantastic to see a team as dedicated to their customers which made the promotion so much more enjoyable; some customers were actually dancing along whilst entering the centre, and how many other centres could brag that?  To summarise; I would certainly not hesitate in recommending the Strand Shopping Centre for not only a great shopping experience but also for any reciprocal marketing / promotional support as they are just what the Island needs.

We had a very successful and fun day last Saturday collecting over £200.  We were made to feel very welcome by all the staff of the Strand Shopping Centre.  John Shakespeare took photos and supported us by entering the raffle and also one of the security guards took photos and to our surprise a Newspaper photographer also turned up.   It was so helpful to be able to set up the step machine on the Friday evening.  Thanks for your help and support of local charities. Sue Furner

JAMIE AT HOME - 16th February 2010
I must say a big THANK YOU for all your help with our Jamie Oliver stall on Saturday! It was lovely to talk to you beforehand Angela, you have been such a great help. Thank you for letting your staff know we were coming – they were fabulous.

My Manager Tonia Powell had arrived the previous day to help with our event and we arrived at 9a.m. with a car load of goodies and managed to unload just outside The Strand at the back of the building. The security guys had 2 large tables and some chairs for us and it did’t take long before we were up and running. We displayed the beautiful ‘Jamie At Home’ ranges, we had a banner of Jamie beside our display and the card shop even pumped up our Jamie balloons for us. I’d brought along some A4 posters which we displayed on the doors as you enter the building.

I must say all the staff in the Strand that day were so kind and helpful and we were very well looked after. One of your staff took photo’s of us, which are now on your website with a fabulous write-up – very impressive, thank you so much. Grace came to see us as soon as we arrived and ask if there was anything else we needed; she kept popping back to see how we were doing and if we needed anything else.

Another of my team members’, Sue, joined us in the afternoon and stayed for the rest of the day. Between us we spoke to lots of people and handed out catalogues and leaflets. We were also collecting for the Children’s Centre on the day and managed to raise just over £53.00. We also had a prize of the Anti-pasti Platter which Jamie uses in his Italian restaurant for the Number Squares game we did, and that went to a lady who lives in Broadway, so I’ll be delivering these within the next 2 days.

Apart from the fundraising, our aim was to tell as many people on the Island as possible about the Jamie At Home parties and just make them aware of all the opportunities this brings to the Island. I managed to get 4 party bookings so far from this event and have just received another call from a young lady who’s booked a Jamie Party in her shop on the Quay in Douglas! Please pass on our thanks to everyone who helped to make the day as successful as it was. Best wishes and thanks again.

Steph and I were most impressed by the level of service we received on Friday.  Upon arrival we were greeted by John and Grace who were most helpful, John in particular who helped us with our banner, with their help we managed to get the exhibition looking great. The setting up of the venue went smoothly and the whole day was more than worthwhile.I would also like to take the opportunity to thank you for all of your help prior to the exhibition, the whole event was straightforward and we have achieved our goal from it which was to get back out their and show people we are still here to help them with their recruitment needs.   Miracles will be sure to contact you in the future should we require any further assistance.