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FirstRand secures Guernsey banking licence

Major South African banking group, FirstRand, is to open a Guernsey branch. The Guernsey Financial Services Commission (GFSC) issued a deposit-taking licence to FirstRand Bank Limited Guernsey branch on Friday 17 October. The new banking operation will trade as FNB Channel Islands and will launch formally next year. The bank enhances FirstRand’s presence in Guernsey […]

Carey Olsen advises on Kennedy Wilson Europe Real Estate’s £351.5 million secondary fund raising

Carey Olsen has advised existing client Kennedy Wilson Europe Real Estate plc (KWERE) on its secondary equity issuance which raised £351.5 million (through a firm placing and placing and open offer). KWERE is a closed-ended collective investment fund incorporated in Jersey that invests primarily in real estate and real estate loans in Europe. The launch […]

Carey Olsen ranked tier 1 for its corporate and funds work across the Channel Islands by IFLR1000

Carey Olsen’s work in the financial andcorporate and investment funds areas in Guernsey and Jersey has been recognised by the legal industry in the2015 International Financial Law Review 1000 (IFLR1000) guide. The new results come just after the firm gained tier 1 rankings across all of its Channel Island practice areas in The UK Legal […]

Collas Crill lawyers on Who’s Who Legal Private Client list 2014

Four of Collas Crill’s private client specialists have made the latest edition of Who’s Who Legal’s Private Client List. In Guernsey, Angela Calnan and Christian Hay are among those nominated by peers as the best in their field. The guide notes Christian Hay is a leading figure in the contentious trusts field. In London, Edward […]

Appointments

Bedell Trust announce 16 promotions across business lines

Bedell Trust announce 16 promotions across business lines

Bedell Trust has announced a total of 16 promotions across its business lines, from director to officer level, in recognition of their contribution to the continued success of the firm and to meet business growth. The promotions include the appointment of Claire Le Brocq to the Board of Bedell Trust Company Limited. Claire, a Director […]

Deloitte welcomes eight to their class of 2014

Deloitte welcomes eight to their class of 2014

Deloitte in Guernsey has welcomed a group of eight young people into the business and the bright and talented new joiners have embarked on their accountancy training programme. The young people are a mix of university graduates and A-level students and all had to complete a rigorous selection procedure. Deloitte in Guernsey received almost 70 […]

New director at Babbé McCathie

New director at Babbé McCathie

Engineering consultancy Babbé McCathie has appointed senior engineering technician Gary Bougourd as technical director of the company. In a career spanning over 40 years, Gary has been involved in delivering engineering solutions to projects as varied as the Guernsey Post headquarters in La Vrangue, Checkers Superstore, St Pierre Park Hotel, the iconic Le Rondin School […]

Experienced relationship manager joins Trust Corporation International

Experienced relationship manager joins Trust Corporation International

Trust Corporation International has appointed a new manager in its client administration department. Rachel Rushton has joined the company, bringing more than 20 years of experience in the fiduciary industry. Ms Rushton will be directly responsible for overseeing key client relationships in her new role, as well as managing a team of administrators. Amit Taylor, […]

Events

IoD Management Shadowing Awards

Eliza Collenette from the Grammar School has won the 2014 Institute of Directors (IoD) Guernsey Management Shadowing Awards. The awards,sponsored by KPMG,were held at the Duke of Richmond Hotel on 15 October and Eliza was one of ten finalists shortlisted from over 60 who completed the programme.  Eliza shadowed Fiona Naftel atLes Cotils.   Her winning […]

Disability in the workplace a key issue on Guernsey employers’ agenda

With nearly 30% of Guernsey’s population suffering a long-term condition that creates a daily difficulty, and a new disability discrimination law to be implemented in early 2016, disability in the workplace is a key issue for the Island’s employers. Collas Crill’s employment law team outlined a number of areas for which Guernsey employers will have […]

Greater clarity for employers on Housing Control issues thanks to Collas Crill seminar

Representatives from all spheres of Guernsey business have been saying Collas Crill’s two-part Housing Control seminar has provided greater clarity on a number of issues they wanted to understand. “Housing is such a tricky subject,” commented one delegate. “This was a very informative, useful and interesting seminar series.” After an initial presentation two weeks ago by […]

+ delegates attend Guernsey private wealth event in Shanghai

+ delegates attend Guernsey private wealth event in Shanghai

More than 140 high net worth individuals (HNWIs) and advisers attended a Guernsey private wealth management event in Shanghai yesterday. Guernsey Finance – the promotional agency for the Island’s finance industry – hosted the event in conjunction with the Shanghai Municipal Financial Services Office. Welcome speeches were given by Kevin Stewart, Guernsey’s Commerce and Employment […]

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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

BUY OIL EARLY TO AVOID BEING LEFT OUT IN THE COLD IN GUERNSEY

tocking up on heating oil now, when demand is lower, means that customers have the comfort of a pre-filled tank during the coldest time of the year.   Channel Islands Fuels Limited (CIFL), which has a depot at North Side, Vale, is advising customers to think ahead; winter conditions cause a huge increase in the […]

I am Guernsey winners announced

Two insightful individuals have been named as winners of the ‘I am Guernsey’ competition –  launched by Livingroom and PF+A this summer. 14 year old Kerys Chamberlain won in the under 18 category and 31 year old Stefan de Laune was named the winner in the over 18 category. Both winners will receive the prize […]

The Guernsey Football Association secures new sponsorship for Academy

The Guernsey Football Association secures new sponsorship for Academy

LouvreFund has committed to a three-year sponsorship deal to support the Guernsey FA’s Development Academy for the island’s under-12 to under-16 year-old footballers.   The High Performance Player Pathway scheme develops Guernsey’s promising players aged between 7 and 21 and the programme for 11–16 year-olds will be known as the Louvre Development Academy.   The […]

GUERNSEY ISLAND GAMES TRI TEAM BENEFIT FROM SPECIALIST SWIM COACH

GUERNSEY ISLAND GAMES TRI TEAM BENEFIT FROM SPECIALIST SWIM COACH

The Guernsey Island Games Triathlon team responded enthusiastically to the specialist swim coach who visited the island last weekend. The visit by Steve Bailey, a Swim Smooth Coach, was made possible thanks to a bursary from Generali Worldwide, the Guernsey Island Games Association sponsor. The coaching day started with the swimmers’ techniques captured on film […]

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

New i2 Office business centre opens at Royal Chambers

| October 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

i2 Office has established its presence in Guernsey with a new business centre in the prestigious St Peter Port area. The Grade A facility, in the prime Royal Chambers location, opens in early November 2014. The business centre occupies 20,000 sq ft of new grade A space at the Royal Chambers building offering five star […]

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Barclays celebrates long serving employees in Guernsey

Barclays celebrates long serving employees in Guernsey

| October 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Barclays is celebrating long serving employees in Guernsey with over 27 employees working for the business for more than 10 years and 15 employees for more than 25 years. Karen Hamon is the longest serving Barclays employee, celebrating 44 years with the bank, having joined in 1970. Ms Hamon’s current role is as head of […]

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Carey Olsen recognised for litigation expertise in2014 FT Innovative Lawyers report

Carey Olsen recognised for litigation expertise in2014 FT Innovative Lawyers report

| October 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Carey Olsen has been included in the 2014 Financial Times Innovative Lawyers report for a ground-breaking Jersey case involving a request for information under a tax information exchange agreement (TIEA). The high profile report, which is based on activity in the European legal market, ‘commended’ Carey Olsen as one of the most innovative law firms […]

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Guernsey team showcase offering to leading Chinese fund managers

Guernsey team showcase offering to leading Chinese fund managers

| October 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Guernsey’s credentials as an international funds centre have been showcased to the leading asset management groups in China. Guernsey Finance – the promotional agency for the Island’s finance industry – hosted an event in Beijing in conjunction with the Asset Management of Association of China (AMAC), which attracted more than 20 delegates. The presentation was […]

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