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Lloyds Bank Foundation for the Channel Islands funds family support services through Family Nursing & Home Care

The Lloyds Bank Foundation for the Channel Islands has made a donation of £28,000 towards the provision of family support services for Samarès and Le Squez. Family Nursing & Home Care (FNHC) has begun to make use of a vacant building next door to Samarès Primary School to set up a Child and Family Centre, […]

Jumping out of a plane for the GSPCA – Please sponsor Lorna and her sky dive

Lorna Prince the GSPCA Animal Welfare Manager is jumping out of a plane to raise funds to help animals in Guernsey. Lorna Prince said “I am the Welfare Manager at the GSPCA and see how hard the Charity, it’s volunteers and staff work to help wild and domestic animals in the Channel Islands.” “The GSPCA […]

New software company launches KYC-FATCA product in the islands

New software company launches KYC-FATCA product in the islands

With the FATCA registration deadline now past, one of the immediate challenges facing financial institutions is ensuring systems are adequate not only for this latest in a line of regulatory changes but also for what’s around the corner. This is the message from Blue Bison Software’s executive vice president, Chris Eaton, who was in the […]

David Becker promoted to partner at Deloitte

David Becker promoted to partner at Deloitte

David Becker has been promoted to become a partner at Deloitte LLP and will continue to work in the organisation’s Guernsey office. David joined Deloitte 18 years ago as a graduate and qualified as an accountant in 1999. Since that time he has become a financial services audit specialist and also leads the offshore insurance […]

Appointments

Skipton International expands its senior team with Director of Credit

Skipton International has expanded its senior management team with the appointment of Philip Winfindale as Director of Credit. Mr Winfindale was formerly with the Co-operative Bank in Guernsey where he worked for 32 years, both in the UK and in the Island. Mr Winfindale will be responsible for the underwriting functions at Skipton International, supervising […]

Mourant Ozannes welcomes two new Advocates

Mourant Ozannes welcomes two new Advocates

Leading offshore law firm Mourant Ozannes has two new Advocates of the Royal Court of Guernsey. Advocates Alastair Hargreaves and Rachel Guthrie were called to the Guernsey Bar on the 7and 14 July respectively. In order to qualify as a Guernsey Advocate qualified lawyers must complete a two stage process. They must undertake the Certificatd’EtudesJuridiquesFrancaisesetNormandes […]

C5 Alliance create 10 new Jobs in Jersey and Guernsey due to fast growth‏

C5 Alliance has announced that they have created 10 new jobs as a result of their exceptional growth over the last year. They are seeking a variety of talented individuals to join their team, ranging from graduates to more experienced professionals. Since the acquisition of Itex and the recent awards success, where C5 Alliance and […]

More complex insurance needs lead to growth of Rossborough’s private clients team

More complex insurance needs lead to growth of Rossborough’s private clients team

AN INCREASE in the number of islanders with more complex insurance needs has led to the expansion of Rossborough’s private clients team. Rossborough’s managing director Ian Stewart said a growth of high net worth business had prompted the company to take on another staff member to work in the area of private clients. ‘We‘re seeing […]

Events

St Sampson’s High pupils walk to Mexico City

St Sampson’s High pupils walk to Mexico City

STUDENTS from St Sampson’s High School walked from Guernsey to Mexico City. But instead of needing passports, they walked 5,500 miles – the distance from here to the South American city – with the aid of a comfortable pair of trainers and bottles of water. Around 500 pupils and teachers took part in the West […]

Black tie dinner event returns during Town Carnival week

After the success of last year’s event, the Town Centre Partnership is repeating its black tie classical fundraising dinner.  The limited-ticket event will be held on the 23 July – in the middle of Town Carnival week – at the Duke of Richmond Hotel. To complement the events musical theme, guests will be entertained throughout […]

Brand new dance technology production created in Guernsey

Dance and Technology are brought together in a pioneering project currently being researched and developed at the Princess Elizabeth Hospital. A Kinect motion sensor is removed from its normal domestic setting to open it up as a device with which dancers can interact to control projected shapes, patterns and light. Darren Pritchard, Manchester based choreographer, […]

Rossborough account exec recognised for delivering excellence

Rossborough account exec recognised for delivering excellence

A COMMERCIAL account executive from Rossborough has become one of the first to be recognised in a new scheme organised by parent Arthur J Gallagher. Jamie Boyd was nominated for the new Delivering All Round Excellence scheme by Rossborough managing director Ian Stewart and chosen as one of 20 winners from 2,500 staff across Gallagher’s […]

Editor's Choice

Collas Crill Trust are Trust Company of the Year finalists in STEP Private Client Awards 2014

Collas Crill Trust has been named as a finalist in the STEP Private Client Awards 2014. The Guernsey based team has been shortlisted in the Trust Company of the Year category. Business Development Manager Heath Martorella said: “We are delighted to be named as a finalist by the leading professional institute for trustees. This is […]

Guernsey Electricity supports unveiling of Victor Hugo statue

Guernsey Electricity supports unveiling of Victor Hugo statue

On Sunday 6 July Guernsey Electricity is supporting the celebration of the centenary of the Victor Hugo statue. The statue has undergone extensive renovation this year, including restoring gilt lettering as originally applied. There will be a delegation of guests from France including descendants of Victor Hugo’s family and the Conseil Générale of La Manche. […]

Island-wide survey aims to identify skills gaps and shortages

Island-wide survey aims to identify skills gaps and shortages

AN ISLAND-WIDE telephone survey aimed at identifying the mismatch between the skills that employees have and those that are needed, now and in the future, starts next week. Skills Guernsey, a public private partnership tasked with developing and implementing a skills strategy for the island, is carrying out the analysis to understand in detail the […]

Alan Turing honoured by C5 Alliance

Alan Turing honoured by C5 Alliance

C5 Alliance, Guernsey, hosted a ceremony on 25 June to officially rename its headquarters. The former Itex House is now known as Turing House. The new name was chosen in honour and recognition of Alan Turing – the individual cited as the father of modern computer science – whose code breaking skills helped crack the […]

Community News

Young Mountain Bike Star Secures Sports Grant From Louvre Fund

Young Mountain Bike Star Secures Sports Grant From Louvre Fund

Louvre Fund has announced that of one of Guernsey’s brightest young mountain bike stars, Hannah English, has been awarded a new, annual sports grant. Hannah was selected for British Cycling’s Olympic Talent Programme for 2014 and is a regular podium finisher in the National and Southern Regional MTB Championships. Louvre’s commitment to sport in Guernsey […]

Appeal for volunteers to help man the GSPCA stall for Carinval Week & also help man the phone at the GSPCA Animal Shelter

At the GSPCA we are currently appealing for volunteers to help in a few specific roles. Over the summer months we have many fund raisers coming up and we are at many of the major events. Next week we have a fun games stall all week in Market Square from Monday 21st to Saturday 26th […]

Vale Infants Enterprise raising funds to help animals in Guernsey

Vale Infants Enterprise raising funds to help animals in Guernsey

The GPSCA would like to thank the children and teachers at Vale Infants who have been raising money for the Animal Shelter.  Each year group was given £5 and they had to try and turn this into £50. Each year group did extremely well and here are the results and how they managed to raise […]

Guernsey gets more waste aware

Guernsey gets more waste aware

Waste Awareness Week is hereto highlight the three R’s: reduce, reuse, and recycle. Public Services’ recycling experts are hosting a series of drop-in sessions in Market Square and at local supermarkets to answer all your questions as well as passing on some handy waste and money saving tips. Islanders can also have a bit of […]

Charity News

Guernsey Golf Development Squad to host charity golf day in aid of Male Uprising Guernsey

Guernsey Golf Development Squad to host charity golf day in aid of Male Uprising Guernsey

GUERNSEY’S top young golfers are getting behind Male Uprising Guernsey with a special fundraising activity. A sponsored golf marathon will see members of the 22-man Guernsey Golf Development Squad, sponsored by ABN AMRO, play as many holes as possible in one day. The players, who will be wearing MUG branded kit provided by the male […]

Garenne Group get on their bikes to raise £15,000

Garenne Group get on their bikes to raise £15,000

A TEAM from Garenne Group which took part in the London to Brighton bike ride has beaten its fundraising target of £10,000. The 20-strong team took part in the 54-mile long bike ride which is said to be Europe’s biggest fundraising cycle ride and attracted 28,000 riders. The Garenne team aimed to raise £5,000 for […]

Sign up for this year’s ultimate summer action!

This Summer, Tri-Ultimate Guernsey is back! – Only bigger and better. On Sunday 7th September islanders will be digging out their swimming goggles, pumping up their tyres and dusting off their trainers for an action packed day of summer fun in order to raise funds for local charity Hope for a Child. Competitors will be […]

Golfers invited to ‘Drive to St. Andrews’ for Home Start

Golfers invited to ‘Drive to St. Andrews’ for Home Start

Local architectural design practice PF+A, in association with Home Start Guernsey, is calling all golfers to take part in a charity “Drive to St Andrews” challenge. The charity golf drive will be held on Sunday 24August and is challenging teams of golfers to hit a combined distance of 1,000km (621 miles) – the equivalent distance […]

Other News

CICRA announces chief executive appointment

CICRA announces chief executive appointment

| July 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

Michael Byrne has been appointed as chief executive ofCICRA (The Channel Islands Competition and Regulatory Authorities) after a period as interim chief executive. CICRA, which encompasses the Guernsey Competition and Regulatory Authority (GCRA), formerly known as the Office of Utility Regulation (OUR), and the Jersey Competition Regulatory Authority (JCRA), made the appointment following former chief […]

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Skipton International launch range of expat buy-to-let mortgages

| July 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

Skipton International has launched a new lending product range to enable British expats to take advantage of the opportunities available in the UK’s residential buy-to-let market. Obtaining a Buy-To-Let mortgage as a British expat isn’t always easy, but as an offshore bank based in the Channel Islands, Skipton International already serves deposit account customers in […]

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C5 Alliance shows real benefits of Office 365

C5 Alliance shows real benefits of Office 365

| July 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

C5 Alliance recently hosted breakfast briefings across the Channel Islands to highlight developments with Microsoft’s Office 365 and underline the benefits that cloud-based solutions can bring to local businesses. Senior employees from C5 Alliance – Aonghus Fraser, Director of Process & Platforms and David Edge, Director of Bespoke Development – demonstrated through a series of […]

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Many Guernsey businesses risk their livelihoods by being underinsured

| July 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

Many Guernsey businesses might be at risk by not taking an active interest in protecting their assets and liabilities fully, according to Heritage Insurance. Heritage Insurance director, Stuart Butler, said that too many businesses allowed their insurance cover to roll over from one year to the next without considering whether the cover remained appropriate to […]

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