Business News

Jersey Housing market in modest recovery

Jersey’s House price index has shown the first annual increase in property prices since the economic downturn in 2009. Almost all property types saw some average price increase, while turnover was also up 15% on 2013, with 2-bedroom flats and 3-bedroom  houses leading the rise. Managing Director, Skipton International, Jim Coupe said it’s further signs […]

Ogier welcomes Guernsey and Luxembourg’s Memorandum of Understanding

The new Memorandum of Understanding between Guernsey and Luxembourg reinforces the positioning of both locations as major fund locations, says Ogier Luxembourg partner Francois Pfister. His Guernsey counterpart, Ogier practice partner Marcus Leese, confirmed theMoU was extremely welcome news. Ogier is the only Channel Island law firm with a Luxembourg capability. Mr Leese said: ‘Over […]

Skipton International reports strong growth for 2014

Channel Island bank, Skipton International has reported strong growth in both mortgage lending and savings for 2014. The bank saw its savings book grow by 14.7% from £784m in 2013 to £899m last year. Likewise its mortgage lending also reported similar growth, rising from £689m to £791m, a growth of 14.2%. The local bank’s growth […]

Jersey sees deal value and volume jump in strong Q4

The total cumulative value of M&A deals and IPOs across offshore jurisdictions in 2014 spiked 63% over the previous year, making it the biggest year in terms of dollars spent offshore in the past decade, according to a report released today by Appleby, one of the world’s largest providers of offshore legal, fiduciary and administration […]

Business News

Data will be the next natural resource saysIT investment expert

The opportunities and challenges of investing in information technology were examined at a recent seminar entitled‘The ‘IT’ Presentation’ hosted by Canaccord Genuity Wealth Management. Ben Rogoff, co-manager of Polar Capital Global Technology Fund and the Polar Capital Technology Trust, said that‘new paradigms’ are vital for his work to define technology dynamically. Mr Rogoff, a technology […]

Stable 2014 for Jersey’s finance industry as funds industry reaches record levels

The latest figures for all sectors of Jersey’s finance industry reflect an overall good performance, with the funds sector once again leading the way and recording its fourth consecutive quarter of growth to reach its highest level in seven years. The statistics highlight that the net asset value of regulated funds increased by £23.5 billion […]

Heritage takes 33% stake in MGA specialist Ambant Underwriting Services

City of London headquartered Ambant Underwriting Services (AUS), MGA launch and host specialist, has just announced that Heritage Group has taken a 33 per cent investment in the firm.  Insurance and financial services specialist Heritage Group is based in Guernsey. Heritage Group Chief Executive Richard Tee says: “Our investment in AUS is part of our […]

Sefton Hotel welcomes new restaurant partner

The Sefton Hotel has entered into a partnership with the restaurant group Harbour Lights. The agreement will see the hotel’s Gallery restaurant re-branded ‘Harbour Lights at the Sefton’ with effect from Thursday March 26th and offering a new menu reflecting the family-owned business’s signature style of inventive takes on traditional cooking. The Sefton Group’s director […]

Events

Call for scarecrow makers for Jersey’s Second Annual Scarecrow Trail

Over the Bank Holiday weekend of 22nd to 25th May, Family Nursing & Home Care will be hosting the Island’s second annual Scarecrow Trail. Islanders are being invited to take part by entering scarecrows into the competition on the theme of ‘Films and Shows.’ For four days in May, the FNHC Scarecrow Trail sees properties […]

PwC to host second forum on women and leadership

Live webcast event with The Confidence Code authors and Google On Friday 27 February, PwC will host its second global forum to students around the world. The live webcast is scheduled to take place at 17:30pm GMT, and is part of the Aspire to Lead: The PwC Women’s Leadership Series, which includes a number of […]

First Names Group shortlist for Prestigious WealthBriefing Award

First Names Group is delighted to announce it has been shortlisted for independent trust / fiduciary company of the year at the 2015 WealthBriefing European Awards. The WealthBriefing Awards showcases the leading providers in the global private banking, wealth management and trusted advisor communities, the awards were designed to recognise companies, teams and individuals which […]

Call for scarecrow makers for Jersey’s Second Annual Scarecrow Trail

Over the Bank Holiday weekend of 22nd to 25th May, Family Nursing & Home Care will be hosting the Island’s second annual Scarecrow Trail. Islanders are being invited to take part by entering scarecrows into the competition on the theme of ‘Films and Shows.’ For four days in May, the FNHC Scarecrow Trail sees properties […]

Appointments

New chairman for Channel Islands Property Fund

THE Channel Islands Property Fund, which owns a number of flagship office buildings in Guernsey and Jersey, has a new chairman. Shelagh Mason has replaced Peter Tom, who has stepped down to concentrate on his other business commitments, including his recent appointment as chairman of Jacksons Channel Islands. Both the Channel Islands Property Fund, whose […]

New chairman for Channel Islands Property Fund

THE Channel Islands Property Fund, which owns a number of flagship office buildings in Guernsey and Jersey, has a new chairman. Shelagh Mason has replaced Peter Tom, who has stepped down to concentrate on his other business commitments, including his recent appointment as chairman of Jacksons Channel Islands. Both the Channel Islands Property Fund, whose […]

Guernsey Lawyer Jamie Oldfield Admitted as Advocate

Carey Olsen associate, Jamie Oldfield, has been admitted as an advocate of the Royal Court of Guernsey and called to the Guernsey Bar. Advocate Oldfield advises on commercial and trust litigation, banking and funds litigation and insolvency with a focus on contentious trust litigation and non-contentious restructuring and insolvency. During her time at Carey Olsen […]

Crestbridge continues to strengthen Real Estate and Corporate teams with senior appointments

Leading administration and corporate services firm Crestbridge has continued to strengthen its senior team in Jersey with the double appointment of Fiona Wilson and Steven Morrice. Fiona joins Crestbridge as Director, Corporate and Capital Markets Services, and in her new role will take a lead in further expanding the firm’s growing listings and wider corporate […]

Community News

Come and play in Barclays Code Playground

Barclays Code Playground has launched in the Isle of Man to help young islanders learn the basics of computer coding. The initiative gives parents and children the opportunity to learn coding skills online and in branch under the guidance of the Barclays Digital Eagles, a team of specially trained Barclays employees keen to pass on […]

Midwives’ calendar sponsored by Hartford Homes raises £2,500 for local breast care unit appeal

A charity calendar released by local midwives and sponsored by Hartford Homes has raised £2,500 for the Manx Breast Care Unit Appeal. Staff at the Jane Crookall maternity unit, which launches a fundraising calendar every year, chose to support the appeal after one of the midwives was diagnosed with breast cancer. Midwife Liz Vipond said: […]

The 2015 Easter Festival of Running: the race is on

Organisers of the 2015 Isle of Man Easter Festival of Running, sponsored for the third consecutive year by Celton Manx, are urging entrants to register now for what promises to be three days of first-class race competitions and social activities.   The 2015 festival, the 53rd, will begin on Good Friday April 3rd in Port […]

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 […]

Charity News

Onwards and upwards for Deloitte

Continued growth has led to an office move for Deloitte in Jersey and the business can now be found on the top floor of 44 Esplanade in the centre of St Helier. The move brings the 100-strong team together onto one floor of a bright, spacious and modern office building that will enable easy collaboration. […]

Grand Jersey challenge raises over £4,000 for Headway

A team from the five-star Grand Jersey Hotel & Spa has raised over £4,000 for local brain injury charity, Headway. The team, which comprised of key members of Grand Jersey and Headway staff, embarked on a challenge in August to row 22 miles from Jersey to Carteret in Normandy, before cycling 317 miles in three […]

Family Nursing & Home Care charity golf day raises £10,000

The sixth annual Family Nursing & Home Care (FNHC) Golf Day, sponsored by Premier Contractors, took place on Friday 29th August 2014 at La Moye Golf Club. The Golf Day raised £10,000 for the charity and was won by a team from the sponsor Premier Contractors, led by Richard Brocken. The winning team of four […]

Local trust company to take on the ice bucket challenge

The team at local trust company, Hawksford, will this week be nominating colleagues to take on the famous ice bucket challenge for the Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Association Jersey branch. The soaking, which will take place on Hawksford’s terrace on Friday 29th August, has been organised to raise money for the charity as a valued […]

Other News

First Names Group shortlist for Prestigious WealthBriefing Award

| March 2, 2015

First Names Group is delighted to announce it has been shortlisted for independent trust / fiduciary company of the year at the 2015 WealthBriefing European Awards. The WealthBriefing Awards showcases the leading providers in the global private banking, wealth management and trusted advisor communities, the awards were designed to recognise companies, teams and individuals which […]

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EXPERIENCED DIRECTOR TO SHARE HER JOURNEY TO THE BOARDROOM

| March 2, 2015

A NON-executive director on the boards of a number of London Stock Exchange companies is hoping to inspire the next generation of directors. Charlotte Valeur will be the first speaker for a new initiative launched by the Channel Islands Skills Academy to give future leaders in Guernsey and Jersey insight and advice into how they […]

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JT: Powering the NatWest Island Games

| March 2, 2015

As preparations for the 16th NatWest Island Games continue, JT is pleased to confirm its role as official Technology Partner, providing the infrastructure to power the Games. JT has already been working closely with the Games organisers to ensure that the infrastructure is in place to deliver the very latest technology to provide super-fast, seamless […]

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EVA Plexus Limited

| March 2, 2015

We are pleased to announce that Aaron L. Kaplan of Gusrae Kaplan Nusbaum PLLC has made an investment in EVA Plexus Limited. The investment will help further the development of the Deckbound technologies and games, as well as the supporting bitbind.io platform. EVA Plexus is also delighted to welcome Aaron to its board of directors. In addition, Gusrae Kaplan has […]

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