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London event hears of Guernsey’s leading ILS pedigree

Guernsey’s position as a leading centre for Insurance Linked Securities (ILS) transactions was underlined at a thought leadership event in London on Wednesday. Hosted by Guernsey Finance, ‘ILS Insight London’ attracted more than 140 delegates and featured two panel sessions with ILS experts from Guernsey, the UK and mainland Europe sharing their expertise and insights […]

RAVENSCROFT PURCHASES A 75% STAKE IN AN INDEPENDENTSTOCKBROKING FIRM BASED IN THE UK

RAVENSCROFT has expanded into the UK after purchasing a 75% stake in Peterborough-based private client stockbroking company A Vartan Limited, now to be re-branded as Vartan Ravenscroft Limited. Jon Ravenscroft, group chief executive officer of Ravenscroft, and Andrew Vartan, chief executive officer of Vartan Ravenscroft, are old school friends and the two companies have had […]

Terra Firma or Terror Firm?

Sir I wonder what the citizens of Guernsey feel about the plans of a Guernsey company – Terra Firma – to evict 142 low income households in London (Sweets Way estate) so that their homes can be demolished and redeveloped as expensive homes – and all to make a profit. Yours sincerely David Robson Leeds

Sure publishes mobile business accounts ahead of spectrum tax debate

SURE has published the company’s 2013 mobile business accounts ahead of the March States meeting where deputies will be debating C&E’s proposal to introduce a 2% tax on local mobile operators for the use of radio spectrum. If approved, the 2% tax will be based on operators’ mobile turnover from activities that utilise spectrum, including […]

Appointments

PwC Welcomes New Head of Tax for Channel Islands

PwC has appointed Justin Woodhouse to lead its Channel Islands Tax practice. Justin joins from the UK Firm of PwC, where he is part of the International Structuring tax team for Financial Services in the UK. He also currently leads PwC’s European Banking and Capital Markets Tax team and sits on PwC UK’s Tax Policy […]

Promotion at Source Recruitment to support growth into new markets

Promotion at Source Recruitment to support growth into new markets

Local recruitment agency, Source Recruitment, has promoted Tony Jones to Senior Recruiter/Head of Business Development in this, its tenth anniversary year.   Tony is delighted with his new role: ‘It will allow me to have a greater impact on the future development of Source whilst ensuring that we continue to be considered Guernsey’s leading recruitment […]

Robus and Hexagon PCC appoint new directors in Guernsey

COMPANY growth at Robus and Hexagon PCC has led to the appointment of two new directors. Jamie Polson is the client lead on a portfolio of insurance companies managed by Robus, with ultimate responsibility for his clients complying with all legal, regulatory, compliance and corporate governance requirements. Ben Dunning has joined Hexagon PCC, owned by […]

Senior hire to lead on Saffery Champness’people development

Experienced human resources practitioner Viv Roussel has joined Saffery Champness as learning and development manager, further strengthening the firm’s focus on mentoring and internal progression. Ms Roussel moved into the learning and developmentprofession in 1997. On completion ofapost-graduatediploma in Personnel Management and having gained membership of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development,she went on […]

Events

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 […]

C5 Alliance holds Channel Island wide Event for Global Data Security Product

The C5 Alliance Group and data security company Sophos have partnered to host breakfast briefings in both Jersey and Guernsey. The Jersey event will be held on 18th March at the Pomme d’Or Hotel with the Guernsey event taking place on 19th March at the Duke of Richmond Hotel. Both events will take place from […]

CIOB (Guernsey) celebrates its coming of age

CIOB (Guernsey) celebrates its coming of age

The Guernsey branch of the Chartered Institute of Building will mark its 21 year anniversary with a gala dinner in April, featuring a leading construction expert, Simon Matthews (pictured) as guest speaker. Simon is an experienced construction consultant who specialises in strategic procurement, supply-chain management and commercial management solutions for public and private sector clients. […]

Guy Hands to headline Guernsey Funds Forum 2015

Guy Hands, Chairman and Chief Investment Officer of Terra Firma Capital Partners Limited, will be the keynote speaker at the Guernsey Funds Forum 2015. The Guernsey resident and private equity specialist will top the bill for the annual event, which this year is titled ‘Achieving stability in a world of change’ and takes place on […]

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

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 […]

LIHOU ISLAND TRUST SET TO BENEFIT FROM THIS YEAR’S HARBOUR CARNIVAL

Lihou Charitable Trust will be this year’s main beneficiary of the Harbour Carnival and it will be a double anniversary celebration. The organisers, the Guernsey Round Table, will be celebrating its 65th anniversary in Guernsey and Lihou Charitable Trust will celebrate 10 years since its formation.   Sponsored for the eighth year by RBC Wealth […]

GUERNSEY ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION RECEIVES DONATION FROM RBC

GUERNSEY ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION RECEIVES DONATION FROM RBC

GUERNSEY ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION RECEIVES DONATION FROM RBC   19 February 2015 –Twelve months of fundraising has seen staff at RBC Wealth Management raise over £14,000 which has been donated to the Guernsey Alzheimer’s Association, their chosen Charity of the Year.   Throughout last year, staff took part in a range of activities, including raffles, bake […]

GUERNSEY TENNIS COACHES PUT CONFERENCE LEARNINGS INTO PRACTICE

GUERNSEY TENNIS COACHES PUT CONFERENCE LEARNINGS INTO PRACTICE

Four local tennis coaches have been putting the knowledge they gained from a recent tennis coaching conference into practice. The trip to the British Tennis Association Coaches Conference was made possible thanks to a bursary from Generali Worldwide, the Guernsey Island Games Association sponsor. Rob West, Gareth Coombes, Jo Robinson and Richard Smeed from the […]

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 and Sophos Showcase Digital Security Solutions for Jersey and Guernsey

C5 Alliance and Sophos Showcase Digital Security Solutions for Jersey and Guernsey

| March 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

The C5 Alliance Group hosted leading security provider Sophos in Jersey and Guernsey last week to showcase the potential of their technology for the islands. Jonathan Fry, Senior Security Consultant at the C5 Alliance Group, introduced the Sophos speakers, Dermot Hayden, Country Manager, and Greg Iddon, Partner Sales Engineer, who provided a rundown of Sophos […]

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Guernsey’s White Rock Brewery pulls the prize in Jersey

Guernsey’s White Rock Brewery pulls the prize in Jersey

| March 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

Guernsey’s White Rock Brewery pulls the prize in Jersey. 25 March 2015 – Proving that big things come in small packages, White Rock Brewery won the Marketing Achievement on a Small Budget Award at the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) Awards in Jersey, on Friday 20 March 2015. Entrants had to demonstrate an effective marketing […]

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Gentoo Fund Services Expands into Europe

Gentoo Fund Services Expands into Europe

| March 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

Gentoo Fund Services has expanded into Europe with the acquisition of SHRM Financial Services (Luxembourg) S.A., a Luxembourg-based provider of fund administration and domiciliation services. Having gained regulatory approval, the 13 strong Luxembourg team will continue to serve existing clients, supported by Gentoo’s 29 employees based in Guernsey. The company will be renamed Gentoo Financial Services (Luxembourg) S.A. The […]

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Heritage Insurance gains coveted Lloyd’s registered broker status

| March 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

Heritage Insurance has gained the coveted Lloyd’s registered broker status. This allows Heritage Insurance Solutions, the FCA-regulated arm of the Guernsey-headquartered Heritage Group, to place business directly with Lloyd’s underwriters. Lloyd’s is the global centre for specialist insurance and reinsurance. Lloyd’s is an international broker market, where underwriters come together as syndicates to insure risks. […]

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