Elissa Morris is the Lab Manager for Barclays Eagle Labs, a start up and co-working space. Elissa will be taking part in our ‘Work Smarter’ panel, which takes a look at the growing trend for flexible working and entrepreneurship.

Tell us about yourself!

I run the Isle of Man Eagle, which I have managed for almost 2 years. We are a start-up ourselves in partnership with IOM Chamber and DFE.
The Lab is space to help start-ups and SME’s collaborate and grow. We host many informal and formal events from pitch it events, to speed networking to work shops, to help our members learn and flourish.
We support Love Tech and Code Club are here to support the entrepreneurs of today and tomorrow.
Outside of work I am an exercise endorphin fiend. I hate sitting still. I like to run and jump for miles. You’ll find me on the fells – running, or mountain biking. Show-jumping and hunting on my pony.
And I occasionally surf in the Manx seas.
I compete nationally in athletics repping the Isle of man. Anything physically challenging – I’m game.

Why did you decide to work in the Isle of Man?

Because I love all the Island has to offer in terms landscape with my love of extreme sports with the perfect work-life balance. You have the opportunity to shape and progress your career and still have the ability to travel internationally effortlessly (when Storm Ciara doesn’t rock up).

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