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Four at Saffery Champness are Citywealth Future Leaders

Four employees of Saffery Champness Registered Fiduciaries in Guernsey and Switzerland have been listed in the 2016 Citywealth Future Leaders 100. The list is the publication’s second annual compilation of rising stars under the age of 40 in the wealth management sector globally. Greta Allman and Nick Ford are both trust managers in the Saffery […]

CIOB award for CCD’s Rob Lowe

CIOB award for CCD’s Rob Lowe

Rob Lowe has gained a first class honours degree in Building Surveying from Nottingham Trent University as well as being awarded the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) Student of the Year Award for the East Midlands. The CIOB Student of the Year Award considers hundreds of students each year at universities and colleges across the […]

Emerald Technology Ventures launches innovative fourth venture fund

Guernsey firms Carey Olsen and Northern Trust have assisted Emerald Technology Ventures, a global pioneer in industrial technology investments, on the launch of its fourth venture fund, Emerald Industrial Innovation Fund LP(EIIF). EIIF will invest in parallel with Emerald’s other active fund, Emerald Cleantech Fund III, in early and expansion stage companies in the energy, […]

Brooks Macdonald appoints Toby Birch as Private Wealth Manager

Brooks Macdonald appoints Toby Birch as Private Wealth Manager

Brooks Macdonald today announces the appointment of Toby Birch to the full time position of Private Wealth Manager in its Channel Islands offices, based in Guernsey. Having spent much of his 25 year career as an investment manager at major private banks including Bank Julius Baer, he worked for a Family Office, Blackfish Capital Holdings, […]

Appointments

Sure promotes Lucienne De La Mare to human resources director

Sure has promoted Lucienne De La Mare to human resources (HR) director across Guernsey, Jersey and the Isle of Man. In her new role Mrs De La Mare will have responsibility for the development and implementation of people strategy to support Sure’s business plan. Her focus will primarily be towards developing and inspiring Sure’s skilled […]

AO Hall Joins Walkers Group as Walkers (Guernsey) LLP

Leading international law firm Walkers has today announced that AO Hall, a specialist Guernsey-based provider of legal services has joined the Walkers Group and is now operating as Walkers (Guernsey) LLP. Walkers (Guernsey) LLP provides an integrated range of services to clients in jurisdictions around the world, covering the following key practice areas: finance, corporate, […]

Seven promotions for offshore law firm Carey Olsen

In addition to promoting six advocates to the partnership this summer, offshore law firm Carey Olsen has promoted seven lawyers, further strengthening its position as the fourth largest offshore law firm in the world and the largest in the Channel Islands. The firm has 200 lawyers working across seven offices, specialising in British Virgin Islands, […]

Boost for entrepreneurs at Barclays

Jonathan Edsall has been appointed as Small Business Manager at Barclays in Guernsey. In his new role Mr Edsall will be looking after the banking needs of entrepreneurs, small, and start-up businesses based in the Bailiwick. His main responsibilities will be helping clients with their account opening needs, saving options and lending requirements, as well […]

Events

A record year for Saffery Rotary Walk

This year’s Saffery Rotary Walk attracted over 650 participants and is expected to raise over £50,000 in sponsorship money; both records in the walk’s history. Even though a considerable amount of money has already been collected, organisers are still expecting more to come and are urging walkers to finish collecting their sponsorship money and to […]

Record numbers enter the 13th Canaccord Genuity Wealth Management Inter-Firm Town Relay

Record numbers enter the 13th Canaccord Genuity Wealth Management Inter-Firm Town Relay

56 teams took part in the annual Canaccord Genuity Wealth Management Inter-Firm Town Relay, on Wednesday 27 July, beating last year’s record of 45 teams. The Butterfield Bolts claimed the top spot in the men’s competition for the fifth year running. The team, which included Tom Swain, Danny Fooks, Rob Smart and Ben Wilen, crossed […]

The search for Guernsey’s strongest man and woman begins!

The search for Guernsey’s strongest man and woman begins!

Guernsey’s Strongest competition is back for its third year to find the island’s strongest man and woman on 4th September.   The event is organised and sponsored by MADMAX Race Team, and is open to everyone with a wide range of strength abilities. Weight categories will once again be divided into lightweight middleweight and open as […]

Top films on the line-up for Sure Big Screen 2016

Sure’s popular Big Screen event will return to Cobo this month and showcase a range of free films. Titles confirmed include big-budget Bond film Spectre and all-star cast musical Into the Woods. The event has always been family friendly and this year will be no different as the week of films kicks off with The […]

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Barclays taking action for children

Barclays taking action for children

Action for Children is the latest local charity to benefit from Barclays’ support. The Bank has supported the appointment of an outreach employability support worker to work with local young people in developing life and employability skills. The new role will focus on addressing employability issues by providing a range of employability related interventions with […]

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 […]

Community News

Islands partner with Floral Guernsey and Guernsey Prison for La Vallette Challenge

New cast iron and timber benches for the bathing pools and historic promenade have been installed at La Vallette following the completion of a community project between Guernsey Prison, Floral Guernsey and sponsors Islands Insurance.   The eleven benches, whose artwork has been designed by metalsmith Elaine Green, were assembled, painted and finished by a […]

Open Castle Swim Back With a Splash

Two young islanders will benefit from the return of the Guernsey Swimming Club’s Open Castle Swim on Sunday 28th August. Proceeds from this year’s swimming event will go towards the medical treatment needed for Anthony McMahon and Jonah Gillingham. 10-year-old Anthony McMahon requires a second operation as part of his reconstructive leg surgery and 17-year-old […]

PPBF to benefit from Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc challenge

Experienced ultrarunner Gareth Corbett will be taking part in what is considered to be the world’s most extreme ultramarathon on 26 August to raise money for the Priaulx Premature Baby Foundation. Those running the annual Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc will leave Chamonix to cover 100 miles of mountainous terrain through France, Italy and Switzerland. Runners have […]

MUG Bermuda Shorts Week – support the shorts!

MALE Uprising Guernsey (MUG) is asking office workers to swap their suits for the traditional Bermuda summertime wear of shorts and long socks. The charity hopes that businesses will allow their workforce to support the cause and don shorts for the week commencing 15th August. Gavin Ferguson, MUG council member, said: ‘It’s an easy idea that everyone […]

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

Canaccord Genuity Group Inc. reports first quarter fiscal 2017 results

| August 5, 2016 | 0 Comments

As Canaccord Genuity Group Inc. reports first quarter fiscal 2017 results, we are pleased to report that our Canaccord Genuity Wealth Management operations in the UK & Europe have continued to increase assets under management during the quarter in local currency terms, a testament to the world class product offering and commitment to clients demonstrated […]

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Third biannual compliance survey by Deloitte Jersey

| August 5, 2016 | 0 Comments

The emerging challenge of the conduct risk agenda is a focus for boards, according to the third biannual Deloitte survey of compliance officers in Jersey. The survey provides an insight into the current landscape of compliance matters within Jersey’s financial services industry. Over 35 compliance officers from a range of regulated businesses took part in […]

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GTA University Centre and Guernsey Press to boost home-grown talent in Guernsey

| July 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

A SCHEME to bring out the best of Guernsey’s home-grown talent and give them jobs has received support from the business community. The 7% Talent Club,which is in partnership with the Guernsey Press, aims to fill a skills shortage in sales jobs. The goal is to grow at least 7% of talent from within Guernsey […]

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Collas Crill advises on launch of innovative virtual reality studios

| July 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

Collas Crill’s UK real estate team has acted for Vizuality Studios UK Limited on the lease of its first chain of virtual reality arenas, designed for professional and corporate use. Vizuality, based in Jersey, opened its first studio in Liverpool earlier this month and is looking to open next in Culver City, California – home […]

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