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Rathbones retains ‘Investment Management Company of the Year Award – Channel Islands

Last week Rathbone Investment Management International was once again announced as ‘Investment Management Company of the Year – Channel Islands’ at the annual Citywealth International Financial Centre Awards. The Jersey-based team were delighted to have taken the title for the second year running and managing director Jonathan Giles accepted the award at a prestigious ceremony […]

Guernsey enhances its leading position for non-UK LSE listings

Guernsey has more non-UK entities listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) than any other jurisdiction globally, according to new figures from the market authority. LSE data shows that at the end of December 2014 there were 122 Guernsey-incorporated entities listed on the Main Market, the Alternative Investment Market (AIM) and the Specialist Fund Market […]

Deloitte reports on real estate

Deloitte reports on real estate

The recent Deloitte real estate seminar focused on a number of hot topics and industry trends that service providers and their clients need to be aware of as 2015 gets underway in the real estate sector.   Deloitte is the preeminent service provider to the UK real estate sector and a number of UK experts […]

Deloitte opens 2015 Bursary Scheme to applicants

As the application process for the 2015 Deloitte Bursary Scheme opens to Guernsey students, the three current bursary recipients have spoken about how the scheme has helped them. Holly Cutter, Polly Thompson and William Stephenson were all awarded a three-year bursary from Deloitte, which includes financial support and four weeks of paid employment for each […]

Appointments

Sarah Rolph joins Blenheim Fiduciary Group as Fiduciary Director

Sarah Rolph joins Blenheim Fiduciary Group as Fiduciary Director

The Blenheim Fiduciary Group welcomes Sarah Rolph as its new Fiduciary Director. Sarah joins the Guernsey office of the financial services group and will be helping to develop new products and drive continued business growth as well as overseeing current operations. With over 25 years’ experience in Guernsey’s finance industry, Sarah has previously worked with […]

Four corporate lawyers promoted at Carey Olsen

Carey Olsen has promoted four lawyers to senior associate bringing the number of senior associates in its Channel Islands corporate team to29. The New Year promotions include John Scanlan in the Guernsey office and Rose Clements, Emma German and David Taylor in the Jersey office. John Scanlan advises corporates, institutions and private equity sponsors and […]

RBS International announces new senior management leadership team

RBS International announces new senior management leadership team

RBS International has announced a new senior management structure for its operations in the Channel Islands, Isle of Man and Gibraltar. Led by Adrian Gill, Chief Executive Officer, RBS International, the business heads are: Stephen Reilly, Managing Director, Corporate & Markets, who has responsibility for Institutional, Corporate, Business and Commercial customers across the four jurisdictions. […]

Swoffers appoints new Local Market Negotiator



Swoffers appoints new Local Market Negotiator



Swoffers is pleased to announce that Antonia Hazlerigg has joined the Sales team as a Local Market Negotiator. Previously an Architectural PR strategist in London, Antonia has a wealth of experience in directing press campaigns for global architectural practices and is ideally suited to her new role where the emphasis will be on promoting and selling […]

Events

EY ITEM Club shows positive forecast for 2015

The economic growth outlook for 2015 is largely positive, with consumer-facing firms looking to benefit the most, delegates heard at the EY ITEM Club’s Winter Forecast presentation this week. The presentation was led by guest speaker Scott Livermore, Managing Director of International Macroeconomic Forecasting at Oxford Economics and senior economic advisor to the EY ITEM […]

Guernsey funds technical masterclass proving popular

Guernsey funds technical masterclass proving popular

More than 300 delegates have signed up to attend the Guernsey funds technical masterclass in London at the end of the month. The event, which takes place at the British Museum on Wednesday 28 January, will showcase Guernsey’s funds offering and demonstrate how the Island is positioning itself amid the latest regulatory issues. The event […]

Marketing Awards Ceremony Goes Pan-Island

THE Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) has announced that it will be staging its annual awards ceremony in March and for the first time welcoming entries from all Channel Islands-based marketers and organisations. Previously only available for Jersey-based entrants, the awards event – ‘The 2015 Channel Islands Marketing Awards’ – will celebrate excellence in marketing […]

Travelmaker scoops two national awards

Travelmaker scoops two national awards

CO-OPERATIVE Travelmaker has taken top prizes at two national tour operators’ awards in recognition of its excellent customer service. The company, which has Guernsey and Jersey branches that have been arranging travel for Channel Islanders for many years, was named the Travelsphere Travel Agent of the Year at the All Leisure Group awards. The ceremony […]

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

Guernsey Football Association launches film about pitchside communication

Guernsey Football Association launches film about pitchside communication

The Guernsey Football Association has made a film to show coaches, parents and other adults that excessive or negative pitchside communication has no positive impact for the children playing football. Steve Sharman, GFA Director of Youth Development, organised the film, which was sponsored by Deloitte. Steve demonstrates, via a simple exercise using a jigsaw puzzle, […]

BOWMEN OF GUERNSEY BENEFIT FROM GENERALI WORLDWIDE BURSARY

The Bowmen of Guernsey have invested in new beginner bows and refurbished existing equipment, helping them to continue to run courses for archery novices. The purchase was made possible thanks to a bursary from Generali Worldwide, the Guernsey Island Games Association sponsor.   The club has already made use of the new equipment in their […]

Investec event funds staffing at young people’s support service

Investec event funds staffing at young people’s support service

AN ABBA and 70s tribute evening, sponsored by Investec Private Banking, raised enough money to cover the cost of employing a project worker at a young people’s support service for 10 months. The themed evening, featuring ABBA Sensation – one of the UK’s leading ABBA tribute bands – raised  £19,500 for the charity Young People […]

Partial ownership mortgages getting local people into their own home

Partial ownership mortgages getting local people into their own home

Skipton International’s partnership with the Guernsey Housing Association (GHA) has seen the first Islanders moving into their new homes in plenty of time for Christmas. The GHA scheme provides partial ownership for local people whose needs can’t be met in the general housing market. Learning disability nurse, Joanne Penney is one of the first to […]

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

Saffery Champness recognised in new Power Women awards

Saffery Champness recognised in new Power Women awards

| January 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

Saffery Champness Registered Fiduciaries has been recognised at the inaugural Citywealth Power Women awards. The firm received a bronze award in the ‘Company of the year award: Female Leadership (Professional services)’ category at the awards ceremony last night (22 January) hosted by Baroness Margaret Prosser and Dame Esther Rantzen. The award was collected by Saffery […]

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SIGMA ACQUIRES GLOBAL COMPUTING

| January 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

Sigma, the pan-Channel Island company has recently acquired Guernsey based software development and consultancy business, Global Computing. The combined Sigma business will employ over 150 staff throughout the islands, with software teams based in both Jersey and Guernsey, enabling the company to continue its high levels of customer service, development and support. Sigma’s merged payroll […]

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Deloitte reports on real estate

Deloitte reports on real estate

| January 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

The recent Deloitte real estate seminar focused on a number of hot topics and industry trends that service providers and their clients need to be aware of as 2015 gets underway in the real estate sector.   Deloitte is the preeminent service provider to the UK real estate sector and a number of UK experts […]

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Guernsey closes year just short of 800 international insurers

| January 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Guernsey Financial Services Commission (GFSC) licensed 85 new international insurers during 2014. This includes eight limited companies, three Protected Cell Companies (PCCs), 54 PCC cells, five Incorporated Cell Companies (ICCs) and 15 ICC cells. Further data on the 85 licensed entities shows that their owners’ originate from a range of locations, including the UK […]

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