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Ogier Fiduciary Services Re-brands as Elian Following MBO

Ogier Fiduciary Services launched its new brand and identity today, following the management buyout (MBO) from the Ogier Group in June. Led by chief executive officer Paul Willing and the existing management team, Elian has a clear, uncompromising vision: to continually deliver more value by raising the bar and setting the standard in terms of […]

C5 Alliance launches graduate academy

C5 Alliance launches graduate academy

C5 Alliance has launched a developer academy to attract talented computer science graduates back to Guernsey. The IT and technology company will be offering placements to one or two graduates per year,  particularly locally born or qualified graduates wanting to return to the island. The initiative is being led by C5’s Marc Beavan, director of […]

New apprentices for Guernsey and Jersey Gas

New apprentices for Guernsey and Jersey Gas

GUERNSEY and Jersey Gas have taken on their first apprentices for three years, including the company’s first ever female apprentice. ‘Following the company’s restructure, we are now looking to the future and need to ensure that we have the right people who are qualified and experienced and can deliver the service that our customers expect,’ […]

Global recognition for Carey Olsen specialists

Global recognition for Carey Olsen specialists

Carey Olsen lawyers from the Cayman Islands, Guernsey and Jersey have been recognised as leaders in their fields by this year’s Who’s Who Legal guides. In all 16 of Carey Olsen’s lawyers will be listed in the 2015compendium edition. Carey Olsen is named as Firm of the Year in Guernsey in the Who’s Who Legal […]

Appointments

ABN AMRO appoints three new staff members

ABN AMRO appoints three new staff members

THREE new staff members have been appointed at ABN AMRO. After three years away from the bank, Chris Le Tissier has returned as a business risk officer; Hugh Chivers has joined as a senior administrator in the credit support team, while Daniel Smale has taken up the position of client relationship manager. Mr Le Tissier […]

Marc Lainé appointed to C5 Alliance Group board

Marc Lainé appointed to C5 Alliance Group board

Marc Lainé, managing director of C5 Alliance in Guernsey has been appointed to the C5 Alliance Group board. Mr Lainé will now be involved in group-wide decisions for C5 Alliance, which employs more than 150 IT experts across its Guernsey and Jersey operations. A well-known local businessman and former politician, Mr Lainé’s experience in the […]

Marc Cleeve promoted to director at Deloitte

Marc Cleeve has recently been promoted to become a director at Deloitte in Jersey.   Marc has been with Deloitte for over 12 years and he will focus on leading the organisation’s banking and debt fund offering across the offshore group. In addition, Marc is responsible for the recruitment of experienced staff in the Jersey […]

Fiduciary Supervision Policy and Innovations Division

Fiduciary Supervision Policy and Innovations Division

The Commission has today announced that Mrs Gillian Browning has been appointed to replace Mr Philip Marr who is retiring as Director of the Fiduciary Supervision Policy and Innovations Division. The Commission’s Director General, William Mason, said “I am delighted to be able to welcome Gillian to the Commission as one of our Directors. She […]

Events

Guernsey’s Housing Control Law – myths dispelled and questions answered at Collas Crill seminar

For both employers and employees, Guernsey’s Housing Control and Right to Work Laws have long been the topic of dinner party conversations around the Island. For some the laws have been difficult to negotiate, for others they have resulted in some difficult conversations but positive outcomes. Collas Crill is giving local employers the chance to […]

Marc Winn challenges conventions at recent IoD lunch

Marc Winn challenges conventions at recent IoD lunch

Marc Winn of the Dandelion Project challenged the audience to fulfil their potential and make a difference in society at last week’s Institute of Directors (IoD) monthly lunch, sponsored by Heritage Insurance. Mr Winn implored IoD members to get involved in directly improving the community and suggested a range of ideas which could position Guernsey […]

GUERNSEY SPORTS COMMISSION NETS  A GREAT HARBOUR CARNIVAL PAY OUT

GUERNSEY SPORTS COMMISSION NETS A GREAT HARBOUR CARNIVAL PAY OUT

The Guernsey Sports Commission (GSC), in particular its Street Sports Programme, will benefit from a £11,500 pay out from this year’s Harbour Carnival now all the monies have been counted.   The Guernsey Round Table Harbour Carnival, sponsored for the seventh year by RBC Wealth Management, raised a total of £23,000 with half going to […]

The GSPCA join up with the team at Castle Cornet for World Animal Day

The GSPCA join up with the team at Castle Cornet for World Animal Day

A variety of animals from the GSPCA Animal Shelter will be living in Castle Cornet for a day to celebrate World Animal Day. We remember the animals who have played a part in history by living in the Castle, there will be interactive talks on animal welfare, children’s activities and ‘pet passports’ for children to […]

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

Digitalcompetition wants your ideas to make Guernsey a better place to live

There is now less than a month to get your entries in to the new competition launched by Livingroom and PF+A this summer. ‘I am Guernsey’ is a unique digital-only competition which means no flyers or posters have been printed and entries are only accepted via email.It asks local people to simply share every idea, […]

Pop-up shop helps Home-Start reach funding targets

Generous donations of clothes and accessories helped family support charity Home-Start raise vital funds during their week in the OSA Pop-Up Shop. After asking the public for any donations that they could sell during the week, the charity received an influx of items including a selection of dresses from local store Miss Nob, helping the […]

Guernsey’s first motorcycle community first responder qualifies at St John

Guernsey’s first motorcycle community first responder qualifies at St John

Martin Proudlove-Gainshas qualified as Guernsey’s first motorcycle volunteer community first responder with The St John Ambulance and Rescue Service. The 12 week “First Person OnScene” (FPOS) training course, which Mr Proudlove-Gains completed in March, qualifies him to be a first responder to emergency incidents. His role includes making initial assessments of immediately life threatening emergency […]

£19,450 awarded to charities working with elderly people

The first round of the Pargiter Trust Grants has seen more than £19,000 awarded to Bailiwick charities working with elderly people. Five recipients were awarded grants: Milly’s Foundation, Guernsey Hard of Hearing Association, Carers Coming Together, EldadElim Church and the Guernsey Arts Commission. The Guernsey Community Foundation has been working with the Pargiter Trust, a […]

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

INNOVATIVE GOLD COIN FUND AUTHORISED

INNOVATIVE GOLD COIN FUND AUTHORISED

| September 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Guernsey Financial Services Commission (“GFSC”) has granted authorisation to The GB Gold Fund LP, an innovative fund that will invest in gold bullion coins. The GB Gold Fund LP (the “Fund”) will buy and hold one troy ounce 999.9 fine gold Britannia coins that have a UK government assurance of weight and quality, an […]

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Offshore law firm advises on one of the largest ever private equity investments in North Sea oil

Offshore law firm advises on one of the largest ever private equity investments in North Sea oil

| September 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Carey Olsen advised private equity firm Blue Water Energy on its joint venture with Blackstone to invest $500 million in Siccar Point Energy, a new North Sea focused oil company. Blue Water Energy, a London-based investment firm that specialises in oil and gas private equity, and private equity group Blackstoneled the investment which will be […]

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APPLEBY STRENGTHENS ITS GUERNSEY EMPLOYMENT PRACTICE

APPLEBY STRENGTHENS ITS GUERNSEY EMPLOYMENT PRACTICE

| September 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

As part of Appleby Guernsey’s expansion plans the leading offshore law firm has strengthened its employment offering with the appointment of senior employment lawyer, Richard Sheldon. Richard has joined Appleby from UK law firm, Eversheds, where he gained a track record advising on major multi-jursidictional and complex employment law projects. Gavin Ferguson, Appleby Guernsey Office […]

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The Channel Islands Aircraft Registry -2 REG – continues to expand

| September 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

With new aircraft signings and a new member of staff, The Channel Islands Aircraft Registry (2-REG) continues to expand, just ten months after its launch. Lisa Wheeldon has been appointed as Applications Officer to support the increase in registry applications. With a background in air traffic management she will be coordinating with aircraft owners their […]

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