Business News

ISLE OF MAN POST OFFICE ONLY GB POSTAL ADMINISTRATION TO SHOW SUPPORT FOR TEAM GB RIO 2016 ATHLETES

On Monday evening Team GB’s Manx Olympian Mark Cavendish achieved a Silver medal in a hard fought race at the end of the Men’s Omnium event in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Isle of Man Post Office recently released a vibrant Team GB Rio 2016 stamp collection in recognition of Team GB’s participation in the […]

Four at Saffery Champness are Citywealth Future Leaders

Four employees of Saffery Champness Registered Fiduciaries in Guernsey and Switzerland have been listed in the 2016 Citywealth Future Leaders 100. The list is the publication’s second annual compilation of rising stars under the age of 40 in the wealth management sector globally. Greta Allman and Nick Ford are both trust managers in the Saffery […]

JT’s Data Centres and Cloud Service reach Information Security Management Standard

JT has announced that its Data Centre facilities and Cloud Service have achieved the internationally recognised Information Security Management certification,ISO/IEC 27001. To attain this important certification JT was required to demonstrate that its Data Centres and Cloud Service align with best practice around an effective Information Security Management System (ISMS). Adhering to the set of […]

Consultation on Proposals for Economic Growth

The Department of Economic Development has issued a consultation paper on a range of proposals to grow the Island’s workforce. The ‘Proposals to Accelerate Economic Growth’ consultation is open until Friday 30th September and offers people the chance to submit their views and suggestions on the Department’s plans for economic growth. Laurence Skelly MHK, Minister […]

Business News

NEW DOUGLAS POST OFFICE OPENS NEXT WEEK

The new Douglas Post Office, housed within the former Carnival site in Strand Street, Douglas, will be open for business for the first time next Monday (15th August). The new post office, which is bigger than the current location, will provide customers with a modern facility and will be fully accessible for disabled customers, those […]

10 out of 10 – Top Award Ten Years Running

Capital Treasury Services Limited, a leading provider of treasury services on the Isle of Man and part of the Capital International Group, is celebrating the Capital Liquidity Account being awarded the AAAf/S1+ rating by Standards & Poor’s for the tenth consecutive year across all three major currencies. When the Capital Liquidity Account was launched in […]

Consultation on ‘Code of Conduct’ for Isle of Man Insurance Companies

The Isle of Man may be the first Crown Dependency to introduce a ‘Code of Conduct’ for Insurance providers on the Island. The consultation, issued by the Isle of Man Financial Services Authority (IOMFSA), sets out a number of proposals for developing the Island’s existing regulatory framework in order to enhance the fair treatment of […]

Financial Assistance now available for Customer Service Excellence Accreditation

The Department of Economic Development has increased the suite of ongoing business support by providing assistance with a Customer Service Excellence accreditation for local companies. The accreditation is a new addition to the Department’s successful Business Support Scheme (BSS). The BSS provides funding (of up to 50%) of development projects designed to improve local companies. […]

Events

A record year for Saffery Rotary Walk

This year’s Saffery Rotary Walk attracted over 650 participants and is expected to raise over £50,000 in sponsorship money; both records in the walk’s history. Even though a considerable amount of money has already been collected, organisers are still expecting more to come and are urging walkers to finish collecting their sponsorship money and to […]

Shortlisted Nominees Announced for ICSA Jersey Awards 2016

Judging has taken place for the ICSA Jersey Awards 2016 and the shortlisted nominees selected.  Competing for seven Awards, entries from individuals and teams representing the very best in the industry in 2015/2016 were received. The Jersey branch Council of ICSA:The Governance Institute is delighted to announce that the shortlisted organisations are: Bedell Fund Services; […]

Record numbers enter the 13th Canaccord Genuity Wealth Management Inter-Firm Town Relay

56 teams took part in the annual Canaccord Genuity Wealth Management Inter-Firm Town Relay, on Wednesday 27 July, beating last year’s record of 45 teams. The Butterfield Bolts claimed the top spot in the men’s competition for the fifth year running. The team, which included Tom Swain, Danny Fooks, Rob Smart and Ben Wilen, crossed […]

The search for Guernsey’s strongest man and woman begins!

Guernsey’s Strongest competition is back for its third year to find the island’s strongest man and woman on 4th September.   The event is organised and sponsored by MADMAX Race Team, and is open to everyone with a wide range of strength abilities. Weight categories will once again be divided into lightweight middleweight and open as […]

Appointments

First Names Group appoints new Chief Executive Officer

Leading trust, fund, real estate and corporate services provider, First Names Group has promoted Mark Pesco to Chief Executive Officer (CEO). The appointment is effective immediately.   This change in leadership reflects the evolving needs of the business as it begins to consolidate after a period of accelerated expansion. Mark has taken up the reins as […]

New change manager for Greenlight in Jersey

Greenlight has appointed IT expert Thomas Sporle to join its team of change management experts, expanding its service offerings to financial firms in Jersey. Thomas comes to Greenlight from the finance industry, where he has worked with a number of Global Fund Administration firms, specialising in Fund Accounting system implementation and Real Estate and Private […]

Global fintech expert joins Digital Jersey

Digital Jersey has appointed a new Special Advisor to support its work developing a fintech industry for Jersey. Named one of the ‘Fintech Titans’ by NextBank, David Birch (Dave) is a Director of Consult Hyperion, the technical and strategic consultancy that specialises in electronic transactions. He provides consultancy support to clients around the world, including all […]

Ashburton Investments strengthens Jersey Board of Directors

Tony Wilshin, Head of Operations, has been added to the Board of Ashburton (Jersey Limited) where he will play a crucial role in ensuring the business meets its strategic targets. Tony joined the company in 2014 and has been instrumental in implementing improved facilities and service excellence for Ashburton’s clients. As a Board member, he […]

Community News

AFM donates and fits fire alarm system at Air Search hangar

Channel Islands Air Search (CIAS) has had an automatic fire alarm system donated and fitted throughout the hangar by facilities management company, AFM.  Mark Harrison, who has recently taken up the position of Chief Officer with the voluntary search and rescue charity said: ‘With the new aircraft scheduled to arrive next spring, we have been […]

PPBF to benefit from Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc challenge

Experienced ultrarunner Gareth Corbett will be taking part in what is considered to be the world’s most extreme ultramarathon on 26 August to raise money for the Priaulx Premature Baby Foundation. Those running the annual Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc will leave Chamonix to cover 100 miles of mountainous terrain through France, Italy and Switzerland. Runners have […]

Open Castle Swim Back With a Splash

Two young islanders will benefit from the return of the Guernsey Swimming Club’s Open Castle Swim on Sunday 28th August. Proceeds from this year’s swimming event will go towards the medical treatment needed for Anthony McMahon and Jonah Gillingham. 10-year-old Anthony McMahon requires a second operation as part of his reconstructive leg surgery and 17-year-old […]

Islands partner with Floral Guernsey and Guernsey Prison for La Vallette Challenge

New cast iron and timber benches for the bathing pools and historic promenade have been installed at La Vallette following the completion of a community project between Guernsey Prison, Floral Guernsey and sponsors Islands Insurance.   The eleven benches, whose artwork has been designed by metalsmith Elaine Green, were assembled, painted and finished by a […]

Charity News

Row24 – record attempt raises money for local charities

Two local oarsmen will try to break a world record and raise money for charity when they attempt to row nonstop for 24 hours in February. Simon Johns and James Coquelin are attempting to break the world 24-hour indoor rowing record for the men’s 30-39 years, lightweight category on the Concept-2 rowing machine. The current […]

The Burrow is £60,000 closer to becoming a reality

2015 saw the Priaulx Premature Baby Foundation raise £60,000 for their latest project. The aim of The Burrow is to purchase a property next to Southampton Hospital that families across the Bailiwick can use if their newborn baby or child requires critical off-island treatment. A fantastic number of donations and fundraising efforts by individuals and […]

The Burrow is £60,000 closer to becoming a reality

2015 saw the Priaulx Premature Baby Foundation raise £60,000 for their latest project. The aim of The Burrow is to purchase a property next to Southampton Hospital that families across the Bailiwick can use if their newborn baby or child requires critical off-island treatment. A fantastic number of donations and fundraising efforts by individuals and […]

Jersey Directors gather to raise money for The Jersey Cancer Trust

The Jersey Association of Directors and Officers (“JADO”) holds a variety of CPD and networking events throughout the year for its members.  The next event is ‘Speed Quizzing which is being held on Thursday 12th November at the Royal Yacht Hotel.  Money raised from this event is being donated to the Jersey Cancer Trust. Colin […]

Other News

Global Fintech Expert Joins Digital Jersey

| August 17, 2016

Digital Jersey has appointed a new Special Advisor to support its work developing a fintech industry for Jersey. Named one of the ‘Fintech Titans’ by NextBank, David Birch (Dave) is a Director of Consult Hyperion, the technical and strategic consultancy that specialises in electronic transactions. He provides consultancy support to clients around the world, including […]

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New Chair for Lloyds Bank Foundation

| August 17, 2016

Katie Le Quesne has been elected to succeed John Boothman as Chair of Lloyds Bank Foundation for the Channel Islands. Katie has a long history in the communications field as she is a former journalist who worked at both the Jersey Evening Post and Channel TV. She also set up and ran the States of […]

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Manx Telecom appoints HR Transformation Manager

| August 17, 2016

Manx Telecom has appointed Alex Gibson as Human Resources Transformation Manager. His role will be to help facilitate the development of infrastructure and resources to provide a platform which allows for changes to be implemented that are necessary for Manx Telecom to achieve its strategic goals. Alex, who is originally from New Zealand,was HR Manager […]

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First Names Group appoints new Chief Executive Officer

| August 17, 2016

Leading trust, fund, real estate and corporate services provider, First Names Group has promoted Mark Pesco to Chief Executive Officer (CEO). The appointment is effective immediately.   This change in leadership reflects the evolving needs of the business as it begins to consolidate after a period of accelerated expansion. Mark has taken up the reins as […]

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