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New faces at Close Finance

New faces at Close Finance

Close Finance has appointed Claire Dempsey as head of its sales support team.   With over 25 years’ experience in financial services, covering a range of business support and supervisory roles, she will be responsible for overseeing all back office administration and customer support services.   Claire (pictured) began her career with Barclays, and has […]

Prestigious Certification for C5 Alliance’s Head of Training

C5 Alliance’s Head of Training, Anna Philpot, has recently been certified as a Microsoft Certified Trainer and Microsoft Office Specialist Expert, becoming one of only a very small number of MicrosoftCertified Trainers in the Channel Islands. Microsoft Certified Trainers are recognised by industry as leading technical and instructional experts in Microsoft, meeting stringent criteria including […]

Global real estate fund sector facing widespread ‘disruption’ as demand, funding and administration all evolve

The global real estate sector, riding a broad wave of growth and demand, is going through one of its most tumultuous periods in recent history, according to EY’s Global market outlook 2015: trends in real estate private equity report. As changes in economic and social patterns fundamentally alter demand throughout the real estate markets, investors […]

Carey Olsen advises Waterland on sixth fundraising

Waterland Private Equity Investments has closed Waterland Private Equity VI following a successful fund-raising after just three months in the market. Carey Olsen advised the sixth fund for the Dutch private equity firm which has raised €1.55 billion in the short time frame. €1.25 billion sits within the fund (a Guernsey vehicle that invests into […]

Appointments

First Names Group appoints new Group Head of Marketing

Leading trust, fund and corporate services provider, First Names Group, has appointed Alison Duffy as its new Group Head of Marketing, Communications and PR. The appointment is effective immediately. Alison will be responsible for managing and communicating the First Names Group brand both externally and internally across its 14 locations. Her role will also encompass […]

New board members for Startup Guernsey

New board members for Startup Guernsey

Startup Guernsey, the organisation that has provided business advice and resources to local entrepreneurs for more than 15 years, has announced changes to its board of directors with the arrival of new members. Jennifer Strachan has been appointed Startup Guernsey’s new chief executive officer, while Rupert Dorey and Meriel Lenfestey join the board as non-executive […]

C5 extends its training academy to IT services

C5 Alliance in Guernsey has expanded its training academy, appointing Jonathan Willcocks as service desk engineer in its growing IT services division. The C5 Academy was launched last year and saw two graduates join the firm’s business solutions division as trainee developers. Mr Willcocks will be supported through training in its IT managed services division. […]

Manx Language Development Officer for Culture Vannin to join  Guernsey Language Commission

Manx Language Development Officer for Culture Vannin to join Guernsey Language Commission

The continued growth of interest in Manx Gaelic and the international recognition this has engendered for the Island was further illustrated last week when  Adrian Cain, the Manx Language Development Officer for Culture Vannin, was invited to Guernsey to join the Guernsey Language Commission. Often referred to as ‘Guernsey French’ or ‘patois’  Guernésiais is actually […]

Events

Social media guidance for finance firms to be explored at CIPR event

The recently published Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) guidelines on financial promotions in social media will be the focus of an event being organised in Guernsey and Jersey by the Channel Islands group of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR). The events will look at what the guidelines means for the growing number of financial […]

FUN AND GAMES AT THE KGV

The Guernsey Sports Commission and Generali Worldwide are encouraging the whole family to try a new sport and have fun at the KGV playing fields at a special event in May. Date: 30th May 2015 Where: KGV Playing Fields Time: 12.00pm – 4.00pm The Generali Family Fun day, which takes place on 30th May, will have […]

JT’S EGAMING RECOGNISED IN PRESTIGIOUS AWARDS

JT has been shortlisted in the ‘Best customer service’ and ‘Datacentre of the year’ categories in the 2015 eGR B2B Awards. Organised by eGaming Review Magazine, the awards recognise and celebrate the very best global service providers in the online Gaming industry and the winners will be announced at a gala dinner to be held […]

IoD deputy head of policy is panellist for mid-term review

The Guernsey branch of the Institute of Directors will hold its mid-term review next week, picking up on some of the issues raised at the annual debate last year. In particular the topics to be explored are land use, the machinery of government and progress on Locate Guernsey – the initiative to bring new business […]

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

Stand Up to Stroke

Stand Up to Stroke

A new initiative – Stand Up to Stroke – launches in Guernsey to support stroke sufferers and their families and friends The new six-session workshop programme is being organised and run by physiotherapist and stroke specialist Elaine Strappini who is one of the founders of the organisation Happy at Home. Elaine has played a leading […]

Making waves on Herm

Four families have expressed how much they enjoyed a recent trip to Herm that was organised by the Set Sail Trust and sponsored by The Channel Islands Co-operative Society.   Nine children and their parents, who have all recently been affected by a family bereavement, were treated to a fun-filled activity weekend on the island. […]

Learner cyclist Zoe rides Rock to Rocque for Les Bourgs

A CHANCE remark in a business meeting has led to a trainee fund dealer being given an unusual challenge. During the meeting, Zoe Corr from Ravenscroft revealed she had never learnt to ride a bike as a child and so Kevin Gilligan, managing director of Louvre Group’s fund business, offered to buy her a bike […]

MINI DUCKS GO ON SALE FOR THIS YEAR’S HARBOUR CARNIVAL

MINI DUCKS GO ON SALE FOR THIS YEAR’S HARBOUR CARNIVAL

With this year’s Harbour Carnival less than a month away, four thousand mini ducks are going on sale. For just £2 each, all mini ducks sold will be entered into the Mini Duck Race, one of many events planned for Harbour Carnival on 19 June.   Bruce Watterson, President of the Guernsey Round Table said: […]

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 concludes business connectivity review

| May 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Channel Islands Competition and Regulatory Authorities (CICRA)is set to implement retail-minus price controls on wholesale leased lines provided by JT in Jersey and Sure in Guernsey following its business connectivity consultation. Leased lines, also known as private circuits, are commonly used by businesses to provide secure, dedicated, high capacity data and voice connections between […]

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Equiom named ‘Trust Company of the Year’ at Citywealth Awards

| May 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

Equiom is celebrating further success after being named “Trust Company of the Year” at the prestigious Citywealth Magic Circle Awards. The occasion which recognises the excellence of companies in the private wealth sector, was held in London on Thursday 7th May and saw Equiom triumph over other prominent fiduciary providers. Equiom’s Group Managing Director, Sheila […]

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KPMG report reveals that Guernsey funds facilitate £25 billion of inward investment to the UK from global investors

| May 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

International Capital Flows, a report commissioned by the States of Guernsey and supported by Guernsey Finance, has analysed the economic benefits provided to the UK and Europe by the Guernsey funds market. The majority of the inward investment is deployed into long-term tangible assets, including private equity, infrastructure and commercial property. All of these asset […]

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2-REG off to fly the Guernsey flag in Switzerland

| May 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

Guernsey Airport based 2-REG will be making the journey to Switzerland next week for the annual European Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (EBACE) which opens in Geneva on 18 May.   As the world’s premier business aviation event, EBACE brings together over 450 exhibitors, showcasing their latest products and services. These range from the newest […]

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