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APPLEBY SHORTLISTED FOR PRIVATE CLIENT LEGAL TEAM OF THE YEAR

Leading offshore law firm Appleby has been named as a finalist for ‘Private Client Legal Team of the Year’ at the upcoming prestigious STEP Private Client Awards 2016/17. The STEP Private Client Awards are widely regarded as the hallmark of quality within the private client industry. All entries undergo a rigorous judging process with up […]

Saffery Champness shortlisted for STEP’s Trust Company of the Year

Saffery Champness Registered Fiduciaries has been shortlisted for Trust company of the year at the 2016/17 STEP Private Client Awards. Now in their 10th year, the STEP Private Client Awards highlight excellence among private client solicitors and attorneys, accountants, barristers, bankers, trust managers and financial advisors. Saffery Champness is one of five finalists shortlisted in […]

Carey Olsennames six new partners as part of firm’s continued expansion

Leading offshore law firm Carey Olsen has announced six new partners bringing the total number of partners across its seven offices to 49. The new partners are Annette Alexander from the Guernsey corporate practice, Kate Andrews and James Willmott from the Jersey corporate practice, Keith Dixon and Alexa Saunders from the Jersey trusts and private […]

CISE lists on its own Exchange

The Channel Islands Securities Exchange Limited (CISE) has set an example for other companies to follow by listing on its own Exchange. The CISE is the parent company of the Group which owns and operates the Exchange. This morning it has been admitted to the Official List of the Exchange operated by its wholly owned […]

Appointments

Dan Collins joins EY as senior tax manager

In a period of global tax transformation, EY has appointed a highly experienced tax professional to its Channel Islands trust and private client team. Joining as a senior tax manager, Dan Collins will be primarily focused on providing UK and International tax advice to trustees and individuals.The appointment is part of EY’s Channel Islands’ growth […]

Exciting Developments at Sancus (Guernsey) Limited

As Sancus continues to expand its operations, Sancus (Guernsey) Limited has announced the appointment of two new members to its team. Simon Brown has joined Sancus (Guernsey) Limited as its Managing Director. Simon was previously at Investec, where he was Head of Private Client Lending. With over 15 years working in Private and Corporate Banking […]

Women’s Development Forum appoints Dominic Wheatley to the Board

Women’s Development Forum appoints Dominic Wheatley to the Board

Dominic Wheatley, Chief Executive of Guernsey Finance has been appointed as a Non-Executive Director to the Board of the not-for-profit Women’s Development Forum “WDF”. WDF is dedicated to supporting women in the Channel Islands to find greater career success and fulfilment while building strong network connections and community, and began the search in March for […]

Three join the crew at Sarnia Yachts

Three join the crew at Sarnia Yachts

Sarnia Yachts, one of Europe’s largest yacht fiduciaries, has continued to expand its team with the appointment of three new members of staff. The need for three additional Client Service Officers – Jason Chan, Julia O’Brien and Stephanie Ozanne – reflects Sarnia Yacht’s ongoing growth in an increasingly complex sector. The trio will be responsible […]

Events

THE RACE IS ON TO GET YOUR MINI DUCKS

THE RACE IS ON TO GET YOUR MINI DUCKS

Hundreds of mini ducks will once again be on sale in town during the run up to this year’s Harbour Carnival, which takes place this year on Friday 22 July.  Organisers of the annual fund-raising event, the Guernsey Round Table, will be selling ducks outside Next in The Pollet on the four Saturdays leading up […]

Barclays Business Club advises Channel Island businesses about cyber security

Barclays Business Club advises Channel Island businesses about cyber security

Cyber fraud can seem difficult to combat with social engineering being one of the biggest threats to local businesses according to experts speaking at events hosted by Barclays in Guernsey and Jersey. Local clients attended the presentations where Barclays Business Digital Eagles and representatives from Guernsey and Jersey police discussed the top cyber threats currently […]

Offshore Accounting to sponsor island-wide maths challenge

Offshore Accounting to sponsor island-wide maths challenge

For the second year, local primary schools have been invited to take part in an island-wide The 24 Game competition. The 24 Game is a maths game designed to improve children’s mental arithmetic skills. The game, which originated in the USA and which is now played extensively across the UK, uses a deck of cards, […]

PADDLEBOARD RACE TO DEBUT AT THIS YEAR’S HARBOUR CARNIVAL AS ENTRIES OPEN

Entries for this year’s Harbour Carnival are now open, including a new category for the event on 22 July, the Paddleboard Race.  Justin Partington, President of the Guernsey Round Table and organisers of Harbour Carnival said: ‘With Harbour Carnival less than two months away, we’re now taking bookings for all the races that make up […]

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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

Pilot Cutters Week returns for its 10th Anniversary!

Pilot Cutters Week returns for its 10th Anniversary!

The ever-popular pilot cutter ships have returned to Guernsey’s waters this week for the 10th consecutive year thanks to the ongoing success of the Bristol Cutters Week. Local children will be given the opportunity to experience the thrill of sailing, enjoy some rich maritime history and learn new skills. A trio of replica pilot cutters […]

RBC AWARDS ITS FIRST TEN GREEN GRANTS

After launching the RBC Green Grants Fund earlier this year, RBC Wealth Management has awarded 10 local environmental good causes £500 each, to help with specific ecological projects across the Channel Islands.  RBC took the decision to set up the RBC Green Grants, as an addition to its main local charitable donations fund, to support […]

Islands Insurance achieve Customer Service Excellence

Islands Insurance achieve Customer Service Excellence

Islands has been recognized for its commitment to quality customer service by achieving the Customer Service Excellence ® standard.   It is one of only three businesses in the Channel Islands to achieve this prestigious award, which requires organisations to demonstrate an ongoing commitment to service delivery by placing the customer at the heart of […]

ROYAL BANK OF CANADA DONATES RHS CHELSEA FLOWER SHOW GARDEN TO LOCAL CHARITY

ROYAL BANK OF CANADA DONATES RHS CHELSEA FLOWER SHOW GARDEN TO LOCAL CHARITY

Royal Bank of Canada today announced that its 2016 RHS Chelsea Flower Show garden will be donated and relocated to Les Cotils. Designed by Hugo Bugg, the Royal Bank of Canada Garden celebrates water, not as a commodity, but as an entity sacred to humanity. The garden draws inspiration from the Mediterranean pine habitat 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

CISE comments on UK referendum result to leave the EU

| June 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

Fiona Le Poidevin, CEO of the Channel Islands Securities Exchange (CISE), said: “Both the Governments of Guernsey and Jersey have given reassuring messages this morning that they will continue to safeguard the islands’ best interests at this time of change. Guernsey and Jersey are both in a strong fiscal position and have diverse financial services […]

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Guernsey Finance comments on the UK’s referendum vote to leave the EU

| June 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

Dominic Wheatley, Chief Executive of Guernsey Finance, said: “We note the decision of the people of the UK to leave the EU. This is a historic decision and indeed a historic day. However, although the decision is clear, we have yet to see how it will be implemented and the new world that will be formed […]

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Global management consultancy practice launches in Jersey

| June 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

Law firms and trust companies in Guernsey and Jersey should challenge conventional thinking around their people, processes and technology, according to Janders Dean Channel Islands managing director Mike Thorpe. The global management consultancy practice has launched in the Channel Islands with an office in Jersey. Mr Thorpeis well known in Jersey having been the senior […]

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Saffery Champness wins silver for CSR atinaugural brand management awards

| June 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

Saffery Champness Registered Fiduciaries has won the silver ‘Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Activity of the Year’ award at the inaugural Citywealth Brand Management and Reputation awards. The prestigious award evening recognised the firm’s involvement with the Saffery Rotary Walk as well as its commitment to a wide range of local initiatives through sponsorship, investment, volunteering […]

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