Author Archive: James Qualtrough

James Qualtrough (Jamesq) is the Founder and Editor of Isle News and is based on the Isle of Man. Isle News is a news site for the UK offshore jurisdictions of the Isle of Man, Jersey and Guernsey.

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FirstRand secures Guernsey banking licence

| October 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

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 […]

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

| October 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

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 […]

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

| October 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

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 […]

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

| October 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

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 […]

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IoD Management Shadowing Awards

| October 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

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 […]

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Recruits for Class of 2014 welcomed by PwC Channel Islands

Recruits for Class of 2014 welcomed by PwC Channel Islands

| October 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

PwC Channel Islands has welcomed a host of new faces to its offices in Jersey and Guernsey. As part of this year’s ‘Class of 2014’, the Jersey and Guernsey offices of PwC have welcomed a total of 18 new recruits in Guernsey and 19 in Jersey. The new faces, who are all now embarking on […]

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C5 Alliance bolsters Project Delivery team in Guernsey with new manager

C5 Alliance bolsters Project Delivery team in Guernsey with new manager

| October 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

C5 Alliance in Guernsey has appointed Simon Tidd as project manager in its growing project delivery team. Mr Tidd is an experienced leader who has worked in a range of industries across the public and private sectors. He will assist the team in delivering strategic projects that centre on business optimisation and change management. Born […]

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

| October 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

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 […]

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JTC Group invests inAsian Alliance Partner,Kensington Trust Group

JTC Group invests inAsian Alliance Partner,Kensington Trust Group

| October 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

JTC Group (JTC) and Kensington Trust Group (KTG) have enhanced their strategic alliance, which commenced early 2013, via the investment by JTCin a strategic interest in KTG.  This investment further demonstrates JTC’s commitment both to KTG and to Asia as a key economic region offering significant growth prospects. With KTG having offices and a prominent […]

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Guernsey Electricity’s charity calendar now on sale

Guernsey Electricity’s charity calendar now on sale

| October 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Guernsey Electricity’s annual calendar has gone on sale this week with all proceeds going to the Channel Island Air Search. The calendar will feature views of the island as captured by Guernsey Electricity employees. As a showcase of the creative talent at Guernsey Electricity, the competition offers an opportunity for those who took part to […]

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