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Local renewable energy designer supplies big GHA project

LOCAL renewable energy company, Soleau, has recently designed and manufactured solar thermal systems in the Guernsey Housing Association’s (GHA) properties in its Brock Road development. The development, located on the site of the old Boys Grammar School, has a total of 40 social housing properties which are one, two and three bedroom houses as well […]

MIPIM eventpositive for Guernsey

This year’s MIPIM event showed an overall positive sentiment towards the real estate investments market and the quality of Guernsey’s offering as an international finance centre, according to Peter Miller, executive director at EY in the Channel Islands. Mr Miller attended the event – the world’s largest global property expo, held in Cannes – as […]

Guernsey removed from Italian tax blacklist

The Italian Ministry of Finance has removed Guernsey from its revised tax blacklist. Amendments within the 2015 Finance Act mean that the anti-tax haven deduction blacklist has been revised to exclude all countries that have an adequate exchange of information with Italy. Sinéad Leddy, Head of Technical at Guernsey Finance – the promotional agency for […]

INSOLVENCY PETITIONS DOWN ACROSS MOST OFFSHORE JURISDICTIONS IN 2014

The number of insolvency petition filings in most offshore jurisdictions fell in 2014 when compared to 2013, reflecting positive changes in economic conditions over the course of the year, according to Appleby, one of the world’s largest providers of offshore legal, fiduciary and administrative services. This was among the findings of the firm’s Snapshot: 2014 […]

Appointments

Further promotion at Source Recruitment following business growth

Further promotion at Source Recruitment following business growth

With Guernsey-based recruitment specialists, Source Recruitment continuing to grow and expand, the company has made another important promotion.   Christina Guille, who joined the business in 2011 has been promoted to Senior Recruiter/Head of Operations and assumes responsibility for the day-to-day management of the consultancy team, which now stands at six consultants and a part […]

New appointment boosts range of services at Coast Media

New appointment boosts range of services at Coast Media

Design and advertising agency Coast Media has expanded the range of services it offers with the the appointment of Oliver Tracey as Marketing & Creative Imaging Manager. Mr Tracey’s skill set encompasses video and audio production, social media, and online marketing campaigns, in particular, as well as more traditional areas of marketing. His appointment reflects […]

APPLEBY GUERNSEY EXPAND CORPORATE DEPARTMENT

Appleby Guernsey continues to expand their Corporate team with the appointment of Associates, Eoin O’Leary and Natalie Le Cras. Prior to joining Appleby Eoin trained at one of Ireland’s leading commercial law firms. He has a wide range of experience including advising leading international financial institutions and corporate clients on a range of issues in […]

Further growth for Heritage Management Holdings management

Further growth for Heritage Management Holdings management

Heritage Management Holdings has made two senior appointments and one promotion to strengthen its support of Group companies. Ian Le Moigne has joined the company as marketing and communications associate director and Lucy McKenzie has been appointed group human resources manager. John-Paul Wakeford, who has been with the group for eight years, has taken on […]

Events

Two well-known actors will take part in Liberation concerts

Two well-known actors will take part in Liberation concerts

Trevor Eve and Sharon Maughan have been confirmed as special guests at the pan-island concerts, which take place on 8th May in Guernsey and 9th May in Jersey, featuring the Berlin Philharmonic Octet. The husband and wife team will be narrating the events, reading from never-before-seen materials from the occupation. These include letters and diaries […]

ICSA Guernsey Conference 2015

ICSA, the chartered membership and qualifying body for professionals working in governance, risk and compliance (GRC), is holding a half-day conference on 29 April about the issues faced by businesses as they struggle to keep up to date with the ever increasing demands of professional standards, global compliance and company regulation. Tom Lancaster-King, Chair of […]

Guernsey cannot afford complacency on cyber security

Newly published research emphasises the risk of cyber attack for Guernsey businesses that fail to protect their data with the correct security measures and internal procedures. A recent UK government report showed that 81% of large businesses and 60% of small businesses suffered a security breach in the last 12 months. Offshore businesses are among […]

IOD Seminar: Education in the 21st Century

The final seminar in the JT sponsored IOD Winter Series takes place on Friday 27th March with a look at education in the 21st Century, focussing on the statement: ‘Education ison the tip of everyone’s tongue as Guernsey educators shape what it looks like in a digitally led world and recent media coverage continues 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

2015 30 Rides in 30 Days  For Les Bourgs Hospice

2015 30 Rides in 30 Days For Les Bourgs Hospice

The eighth annual Ian Brown’s Cycle Shop 30in30 Challenges will be taking place again this year starting on Saturday 25th April. Participants will be cycling for 30 consecutive days raising money for Les Bourgs Hospice. Day one begins with a group breakfast at St Emilion Café at 8.00am. The previous seven challenges have so far […]

IT’S BUSINESS AS USUAL FOR THE HARBOUR CARNIVAL DUCKS

IT’S BUSINESS AS USUAL FOR THE HARBOUR CARNIVAL DUCKS

With this year’s Harbour Carnival less than three months away, local businesses are being urged to pledge £200 to enter their own fowl friend into the Corporate Duck Race. Organised by the Guernsey Round Table and sponsored by RBC Wealth Management, this year’s Harbour Carnival will take place on 19 June, with the Corporate Duck […]

MUG men take on the world’s ‘toughest footrace’.

Known as the ‘toughest footrace on earth’, the Marathon des Sables is a supreme physical and mental challenge that two men from Guernsey will face in just one month’s time. Rob Newton and Tim Coates will be attempting to run 156 miles across the Sahara Desert, all to raise money for local cancer charity Male […]

COACHES AND COMMUNITY SPORT BOOSTED BY DONATION TO SPORTS COMMISSION

COACHES AND COMMUNITY SPORT BOOSTED BY DONATION TO SPORTS COMMISSION

Generali Worldwide has continued its support of the Guernsey Sports Commission’s work on the Island by pledging more funds to the charity. A donation of £90,000 has been made to the Commission and the funds will be used over a three-year period to benefit coaching and community sport participation at all levels. Generali Worldwide has […]

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

C5 Alliance partners with VIRTUS Data Centres

| April 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

C5 Alliance in Guernsey has formed a collaborative partnership with London-based data centre specialist VIRTUS. The move will allow both companies to share experience and intelligence,providing the opportunity for Channel Island businesses to host data wholly or partly in the UK while benefitting from on-island solutions. VIRTUS customers will also have access to offshore hosting […]

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Guernsey presence felt at US estate planning conference

| April 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

Guernsey’s fiduciary sector was represented at a prominent international estate planning conference in the United States. Three representatives of Trust Corporation International attended the 11th annual International Estate Planning Institute event in Times Square, New York, where the firm was also a gold sponsor. A distinguished panel of experts debated topics including US enforcement against […]

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C5 Alliance earns Elite Status with IT Services innovator N-able

| April 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

The first and only company to date in Guernsey to team with N-able, this appointment acknowledges C5 Alliance’s proven expertise and leadership within the managed services market. C5 enables regulated businesses in the island to outsource numerous IT functions from storage, data management and monitoring to total IT outsourcing. N-able by SolarWinds is a global […]

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Guernsey leads way on tax transparency

| April 7, 2015 | 0 Comments

Guernsey is at the forefront of standards on tax transparency and information exchange, according to Tony Mancini, Head of Tax at KPMG in Guernsey. Interviewed by Caroline Hyde on Bloomberg’s Countdown show, Mr Mancini was questioned on how Guernsey was responding to calls for the Crown Dependencies of Guernsey, Jersey and the Isle of Man […]

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