Business News

Rossborough continues commitment to raising standards

ROSSBOROUGH Insurance has continued its commitment to raising standards of practice and upholding its chartered insurance broker status with another employee successfully completing the Advanced Diploma in Insurance and becoming an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute (ACII). Jersey director, Nigel Lee-Briard, recently achieved the coveted ACII status, which is a professional qualification for experienced […]

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 […]

2014 Survey of Financial Institutions highlights strong profits and value of finance industry to local economy

Figures published today in the Survey of Financial Institutions indicate that profits generated by the finance industry jumped by a quarter last year to reach the highest level in six years whilst more local students than ever are finding employment in the industry, according to Jersey Finance. Overall total annual net profits generated by the […]


The artwork of three talented artists has been recognised in a prestigious competition. Harley Garrett, Emma Hall and Annie Merrick each won Awards and prizes in the annual Norman Sayle Prize for Art competition on June 17, run by the Archibald Knox Society and sponsored by Isle of Man Post Office. Harley Garrett, secured the […]

Business News

Cains Advocates appoints Divisional Director

Cains, the Isle of Man-based law and professional services group, has announced the appointment of Gillian Christian as a Divisional Director within the litigation department. Gillian’s practice focuses on commercial and trust litigation and she has been described as an “an associate to watch” in Chambers and Partners and “well regarded” in the Legal 500. […]

Stephen Baker Demonstrates Expertise on Panel at Global Anti-Corruption Conference

Stephen Baker, senior partner at Baker & Partners, was invited as a panelist to the International Bar Association (IBA)’s Annual Anti-Corruption conference, Paris, exploring how assets can be located, preserved and recovered in corruption cases. The panel discussion centred on a fictional case with real-life applications, where an external contractor for a major project in […]

New addition for Peel Leece Museum

Pictured next to the P11 Wanderer crew memorial in Peel, is Isle of Man Post Offices Sarah Read presenting Roy Baker, Curator of the Leece Museum in Peel with a framed cover depicting the curious tale of RMS Lusitania and the P11 Wanderer.  Isle of Man Post Office elected to present this to Roy and […]

Budding Engineers of the future

As part of the Isle of Man Chamber of Commerce’s Awareness of Careers in Engineering (ACE) programme, the Engineering & Manufacturing Sector, in conjunction with the Department of Education and Children (DEC), held its annual GCSE and A Level/International Baccalaureate Design & Technology coursework awards evening at the Isle of Man Airport on the 25th […]


Rowlands Raise a Toast to 40 Years

Rowlands Recruitment held a celebratory 40th anniversary champagne breakfast seminar at The Club Hotel and Spa last week, with a presentation by globally renowned business speaker Jeff Grout. The breakfast was an opportunity for Rowlands’ clients and invited guests to meet and network and participate in the milestone celebrations. Rowlands’ Managing Director, Jeralie Pallot, opened the seminar with […]

CAP Safety in Action event to teach children about ‘terrors at teatime’

Hundreds of children, aged 9 and 10, will be learning about ‘terrors at teatime’ at this year’s Child Accident Prevention (CAP) Safety in Action event. Year five classes from 31 local primary schools will visit Highlands College between 6th and 14th July to take part in the established event, which teaches children about safety in […]


At a ceremony held on Canada Day, RBC Wealth Management yesterday unveiled the name of its new premises in St Helier – Gaspé House – highlighting the historic links between Canada and Jersey. Gaspé is a region in eastern Canada which shares historic cod fishing links with Jersey. Among the first inhabitants of this prosperous […]

We need YOU for IOM world record bid

Tynwald Day is the ideal time to showcase everything that is great about our Island – and this year there’s a plan to reach out to a global audience and break a world record. Twitter’s hottest new app, called Periscope, allows you to broadcast live video to the entire world via your smartphone. Whether you’re […]


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 […]

Summer promotions at Moore Stephens Dougie Kelly to Manager

Moore Stephens is pleased to announce that Dougie Kelly has been promoted to Manager in the firm’s Audit and Assurance department. He oversees financial audits for international and local clients, audit planning and review, as well as ensuring his team delivers the high standard of services synonymous with Moore Stephens. “Dougie is a key member […]


JT has announced the internal promotion of Tom Noel to the role of Managing Director for its Wholesale Division based in Jersey. In his new role, Mr Noel will oversee JT’s continued delivery of innovative wholesale products and services across the CI, UK, Europe and US markets. His appointment follows the return of former Managing […]

Family Nursing & Home Care welcomes Bailiff as patron

Mr Bailhache joins Lady McColl as patron of the charity, which is committed to providing high quality, integrated nursing and home care in the community from birth to end of life. Speaking on his new appointment, the Bailiff said, ‘I am delighted to have been invited to be a patron of Family Nursing & Home […]

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 […]

Community dental surgery at the heart of Onchan expands

“Restore before replace”: that’s the message from Onchan-based Compass Dental Surgery as it opens its doors to new patients following the appointment of two additional dental professionals. The community surgery in The Village Walk has welcomed associate dentist Miles Ritchings and dental nurse Abbie Shepley who join the long-established team from their own practice. Practice […]

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 […]

Radisson Blu launches #BluRoutes to help visitors make the most of Island

To enhance visitors’ experience of the Island, Radisson Blu has launched #BluRoutes, a series of running and cycling routes taking in many historic and beauty spots. Four initial routes that vary in length and difficulty have been launched, and hotel staff are devising further routes which are hosted on the popular sporting community and tracking […]

Charity News

Get on your bike for Les Bourg

Preparations are well underway for this year’s Rock to Rocque Bike Ride, sponsored by the Heritage Group. The ride takes place on Sunday 24th May, and the organisers are urging people to sign up online now. The annual fund-raising event has become a firm favourite amongst local families and, now in its 22nd year, raises […]

Local charity launches new online donation scheme in response to falling memberships

A local charity has lost over a third of its memberships in two years, resulting in the loss of over £100,000 funding for vital frontline services. FNHC updated its membership model in January 2013, making membership voluntary. As a result, all islanders are now able to access the Charity’s services without becoming members first. FNHC’s […]

MUG men take on the world’s ‘toughest footrace’.

Known as the ‘toughest footrace on earth’, the Marathon des Sables is a supreme physical and mental challenge that two men from Guernsey will face in just one month’s time. Rob Newton and Tim Coates will be attempting to run 156 miles across the Sahara Desert, all to raise money for local cancer charity Male […]


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 […]

Other News


| June 30, 2015

Citywing is delighted to announce the appointment of Donna Sloane as Sales and Marketing Manager. Citywing provides more flights on more routes to and from the Isle of Man than any other company and, in her new role, Donna will focus on developing these services to better serve the Island’s community. She will also work […]

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Biggest change to telephone calls in over a decade

| June 30, 2015

UK Freephone numbers, which up until now have only been free to call from landlines, will also be made free to call from mobiles from July 1st 2015. This change is just a small part of a UK-wide Ofcom initiative to make call charges clearer for customers who phone non-geographic service numbers, which are often […]

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Six endangered species printed on latest stamp issue

| June 30, 2015

Isle of Man Post Office is pleased to present a set of stamps and other collectables produced in collaboration with Curraghs Wildlife Park to celebrate the Parks 50th anniversary and in memory of Patricia Harvey, Isle of Man Photographic Society wildlife park photographer and loyal Park supporter. The collection which depicts some of the Curraghs […]

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Collas Crill shortlisted for two STEP Private Client Awards

| June 30, 2015

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 […]

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