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C5 partners with network optimiser Riverbed

C5 Alliance in Guernsey has partnered with network optimisation company Riverbed Technology to help local businesses benefit from cloud-based enterprise computing platforms without high bandwidth costs. Riverbed’s solutions focus on network management and optimisation, particularly across hybrid cloud architectures – where a business has an on-premise network but also uses cloud-based services. Matt Ferbrache, head […]

‘Convertibles’ lead a buoyant half-year for the CISE

Convertible bonds were prominent among the 203 newly listed securities on the Channel Islands Securities Exchange (CISE) during the first half of 2015. The number of new listings is up 14.7% on the same time last year and takes the total number of listed securities on the CISE to 2226 at the end of June […]

Guernsey’s international insurers total more than 800

The Guernsey Financial Services Commission (GFSC) licensed 45 new international insurers during the first six months of this year. This comprised six limited companies, two Protected Cell Companies (PCCs), 30 PCC cells, one Incorporated Cell Company (ICC), two ICC cells and four life policy cells. The figures mean that there were a total of 816 […]

JTC DEAL COMPLETES AND BOOSTS AUA TO US$56 BILLION

Following an initial announcement in July, JTC has formally completed its acquisition of Kleinwort Benson’s Fund Administration business, taking the company’s global headcount to over 450 staff and cementing its position as one of the most dynamic growth companies in the sector. Completion follows receipt of approvals from the relevant regulatory authorities and sees JTC […]

Appointments

Board appointments at Heritage International Fund Managers Limited

Board appointments at Heritage International Fund Managers Limited

Heritage International Fund Managers Limited (HIFM), one of Guernsey’s leading independent management-owned fund administration businesses,has promoted Associate Directors Kevin Smith, James Christie and Mariana Enevoldsen to the board. Mr Smith, who has worked within the Guernsey financial services industry since 1996, joined HIFM in 2006 and has responsibility for the administration of a portfolio of […]

C5 appoints Leyla Abreu to project delivery team

C5 Alliance in Guernsey has appointed Leyla Abreu as a consultant in its growing project delivery team. An accomplished project manager, Miss Abreu has more than 15 years’ experience working in the financial services industry. Returning to the island after working in London in the operations and shared services division of a global organisation, Miss […]

Collas Crill appoints commercial property specialist to meet growing demand for UK property advice

Collas Crill’s UK real estate team is expanding to meet increasing demand with the appointment of associate Donald Millar. Donald joins the firm from Brodies LLP in Edinburgh, one of Scotland’s largest law firms. He has a wealth of experience acting for secured lenders as well as in all aspects of commercial and residential property, […]

First Names Group Directors to chair STEP branches in both Jersey and Guernsey

First Names Group is delighted to announce that Client Services Director, Alasdair McLaren, has been appointed as Chair of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) in Guernsey. Alasdair’s appointment comes after fellow Client Services Director, Lorraine Wheeler, was elected Chair of STEP Jersey last year. STEP is a professional body for trust and […]

Events

CineGuernsey releases its autumn/winter 2015 schedule

CineGuernsey’s autumn/winter 2015 schedule truly has something for everyone.   The programme opens on 4th September 4 with the only authorised documentary about the life of Kurt Cobain and his band Nirvana. Cobain: Montage of Heck has been described as ‘the most holistic portrait of a rock icon ever created’ and is not to be […]

Former BBC communications director joins Channel Islands PR Forum line-up

PAUL MYLREA, the current director of communications at the University of Cambridge and previously the BBC’s director of communications, will be joining the roster of expert industry speakers at this year’s inaugural Channel Islands PR Forum. The half day event, organised by the Channel Islands Group of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR), is […]

Diversity and inclusion in the workplace is key focus of WDF meeting

This month’s (July 7) Women’s Development Forum (WDF) event,sponsored by EY, will concentrate on diversity and inclusion within the workplace. The discussions will focus on the importance of championing positive work cultures for people of all backgrounds, especially from a disability and LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning), so they feel included in the […]

Startup Guernsey to celebrate local entrepreneurshipwith Alumni Network launch

Startup Guernsey is holding an event for all former and current clients to celebrate their success and launch its new alumni network initiative. The alumni network will bring together those individuals who have had success in launching a local business with Startup Guernsey’s support and aims to inspire further activity among the island’s entrepreneur community. […]

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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

Toilet regeneration at Delancey starts

Work to refurbish the toilets in Delancey Park will start on 1st September. This much-needed phase of the Delancey Park regeneration has been organised and funded by the Admiral de Saumarez Trust in close consultation with the St Sampson’s Douzaine and Culture & Leisure department. As well as male and female amenities, the block will […]

Guernseys 1st self service dog wash

Guernsey’s first and only self-service Dog Wash has arrived at Le Friquet Garden Centre. The global phenomenon – the K9000 Self Service Dog Wash is now available in Guernsey, conveniently located in the pet department at Le Friquet Garden Centre. Opened to the public on Monday 17th August, the dog wash allows owners to wash […]

LIHOU ISLAND TRUST RECEIVE A SPLASH OF CASH FROM HARBOUR CARNIVAL

LIHOU ISLAND TRUST RECEIVE A SPLASH OF CASH FROM HARBOUR CARNIVAL

With all the monies counted, this year’s Harbour Carnival has raised a total of £23,000, with £11,500 being given to the Lihou Island Trust, the main beneficiary of this year’s event. The remaining funds will be divided up amongst other local good causes throughout the year. Sponsored for the eighth year by RBC Wealth Management […]

New showroom means a big cheque for Bridge2

New showroom means a big cheque for Bridge2

£1,450 was raised for Guernsey-based humanitarian charity Bridge2 at a party held by Bonsai to celebrate the opening of their new homewares showroom. The Bonsai founders, Mat Rolfe and Lee Stillwell, wanted the launch party to have an altruistic element and continue their fundraising for Bridge2, which to date has supported the humanitarian crisis in […]

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

Carey Olsen advises on historic Market Tech deal

| August 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

Carey Olsen has acted for Market Tech Holdings Limited on a £200m placing on the London Stock Exchange’s AIM Market in a move that is designed to facilitate a step up to the LSE’s main market this year. Market Tech Holdings owns various markets in Camden, London and the company has acquired other substantial sites […]

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Mourant Ozannes advises on £710 Million Student Accommodation Deals.

| August 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

Leading offshore law firm Mourant Ozannes has advised Greystar Real Estate Partners on the £600 million acquisition of a portfolio of London student accommodation properties known as ‘Nido’ from Round Hill Capital and the associated financing of that acquisition. The three developments within the Nido Portfolio (one in each of Notting Hill, Kings Cross and […]

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Trust Corporation International director shortlisted for Citywealth award

| August 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

Andrea (Andie) Daley Taylor, Director at Trust Corporation International, has been shortlisted for a Citywealth Power Women Award 2016, for the second year in succession. The awards recognise individuals and companies who maximise the potential of women in the wealth sector and highlight the achievements of female leaders within the industry. Andie has been shortlisted […]

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Equiom celebrates multiple short listings in Citywealth International Financial Centre Awards

| August 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

Leading multi-jurisdictional trust and corporate services provider, Equiom, has been short listed for three categories in the prestigious Citywealth International Financial Centre Awards 2016. The international Group is in the running for ‘Trust Company of the Year’ for the Isle of Man, Guernsey and Hong Kong. The announcement follows Equiom’s recent success at the Citywealth […]

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