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Bailiwick Investments Limited and Sealyham Investments Limited buy into Acorn Group Holdings Limited and agree to fund future growth

Bailiwick Investments Limited (BIL), a Channel Islands based investment company listed on the Channel Islands Securities Exchange, which already owns shares in Jacksons CI Group, the Channel Islands Securities Exchange, Jersey Electricity, Jersey Water, Guernsey Recycling and aviation company ASG Group, has acquired a 25% interest in Acorn Group Holdings Limited (Acorn). Sealyham Investments Limited […]

Collas Crill shortlisted for two STEP Private Client Awards

Collas Crill has been shortlisted in the Contentious Trusts and Estates Team of the Year and Legal Team of The Year (mid-size) categories in the esteemed Society of Trust and Estate Practitioner (STEP) Private Client Awards for 2015. Now in their tenth year, the awards are widely considered to set the industry standard for excellence […]

IAM Advisory strengthens strategic investment advisory team

Independent investment advisory firm IAM Advisory has strengthened its senior management team with the appointment of David Smith as Chief Investment Officer and Chairman of the Investment Committee. Based in Guernsey, Mr Smith will lead the investment team which provides strategic direction and practical advice on structuring, monitoring and controlling all material aspects in the […]

Trust Corporation International shortlisted for STEP award

Trust Corporation International has been shortlisted in the independent trust company category of the highly-regarded Society of Trust and Estate Practitioner (STEP) Private Client Awards. This is the second year in succession that the company has been selected as a finalist in the independent category, which was only introduced for the 2014 awards and has […]

Appointments

Mourant Ozannes makes senior appointments in Guernsey

Leading offshore law firm, Mourant Ozannes, has announced that Dylan Latimer and Sally French will become senior associates on 1 July. Dylan Latimer, who works in the Corporate Practice, trained at a leading offshore law firm in Dublin before moving to Mourant Ozannes, specialising in corporate, commercial and banking law. He has published a number […]

Guernsey Electricity appoints chief finance officer

Julian Turner has been appointed chief financial officer of Guernsey Electricity. In his role, Mr Turner will be in charge of developing financial policy as well as directing all aspects of financial management including the enhancement of financial processes and controls. He will sit on the Guernsey Electricity board as an executive director. Mr Turner […]

Two new directors for Deloitte

Two new directors for Deloitte

Two senior promotions at Deloitte will help to further strengthen the organisation’s audit, advisory and tax teams. Mike De Robillard and Martin Popplewell have both been promoted to become Directors and they will continue to play an important role in developing Deloitte’s financial services offering across all three offshore offices. Martin Popplewell’s promotion to Director […]

Asset Risk Consultants appoint Grant Wilson as chief investment officer.

Leading independent private client investment consulting company, Asset Risk Consultants (‘ARC’), have recruited Grant Wilson as chief investment officer. He will take up the role on the 1st September 2015. Mr Wilson will join ARC from IAM Advisory. He has over 30 years’ experience in investment management at leading houses including Martin Currie Investment Management […]

Events

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. […]

Latest wave of regulation could create challenges for the offshore funds industry

The next implementation phase of the new European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR) from the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) could be a riptide that creates challenges for the offshore funds industry if businesses do not understand the potential impact and do not take steps to prepare. The European Union regulation on derivatives, central counterparties […]

Future of global and digital communications to form focus of inaugural Channel Islands PR Forum

The trends shaping the future communications landscape globally will form the focus of debate at the inaugural CIPR PR Forum to be held in the Channel Islands in September. Organised by the Channel Islands Group of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR), the half day ‘Channel Islands PR Forum 2015: Future Reputations’ conference will […]

Banking innovator to headline business event

The Managing Director of Regional Banking at Metro Bank, which opened in 2010 as Britain’s first ‘challenger bank’, will be sharing his unique insight with a local audience on Tuesday 30 June. Chris Brindley, who has more than 25 years’ experience in the retail banking industry, is a leading advocate of community banking and has […]

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

Morgan Sharpe powers new cycle team

A landmark sponsorship deal could have a big impact on competitive cycling in Guernsey. A new team – Morgan Sharpe powered by Adventure Cycles – has been formed with six local cyclists who will compete together locally the UK and France Guernsey’s cycling community has to date been made up of individual competitors, rather than […]

Deloitte duo tackle charity challenges

Bradley Choules and Adam Hart from Deloitte in Guernsey will soon find out if their months of intensive training have paid off as they each tackle a demanding challenge to raise money for charity. The two men from Deloitte’s local office are contributing to the company’s national commitment to raise £1 million in 2015 for […]

GAMES GIFT FOR ISLAND ATHLETES

GAMES GIFT FOR ISLAND ATHLETES

Island Games tradition continues this year with the athletes being given Guernsey pin badges and spare kit to exchange with competitors from other islands. The team will also be gifted a number of other items thanks to the team sponsor, Generali Worldwide. “This will be the third year that we’ve put together a gift bag […]

2015 ISLAND GAMES KIT UNVEILED

2015 ISLAND GAMES KIT UNVEILED

The Guernsey Island Games Association (GIGA) and Generali Worldwide have unveiled the new kit for the 2015 Jersey Island Games. The arrival of the team tracksuit marks another milestone in the countdown to Jersey 2015 and has been well received by the athletes. The kit comprises a tracksuit, polo shirt and shorts, all in fresh […]

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

Mark Cooke joins board of C5 Alliance Group

| June 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

Mark Cooke, director and head of IT services and operations at C5 Alliance, has been appointed to the C5 Alliance board in Guernsey. The appointment follows the recent incorporation of C5’sIT services division in Guernsey, which Mr Cooke heads up, and reflects the ongoing growth of the company’s managed services offering in the island. Both […]

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Trust Corporation Internationalgrowth continues with new hires

| June 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

Trust Corporation International has appointed three new members of staff as it expands its management and client service teams. Katie Wallen has been appointed as group operations manager and will oversee the finance, HR and support services areas. Mrs Wallen is a fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountantsand previously worked for an […]

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Saffery Champness shortlisted for STEP Trust Company of the Year

| June 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

Saffery Champness Registered Fiduciaries has been shortlisted for a highly sought after Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) Private Client Award. The firm is a finalist in the Trust Company of the Year category. STEP reports a particularly high number of international entries for this year’s awards, with the judges shortlisting only the most […]

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Ogier launches new brand identity focused on law

| June 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

Law firm Ogier has announced a firm-wide brand refresh. Since it completed its successful MBO of its fiduciary services division in 2014, Ogier is exclusively focused on law, specialising in corporate, finance, funds, dispute resolution, real  estate and private client work. “Since the MBO we’ve taken the opportunity to review our strategy, our position in […]

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