Business News

Enhance Announce New Office Location In Singapore

Enhance Group, the FinTech and investment oversight company with headquarters in Jersey, have opened their new offices based at the Hong Leong Finance Building, a skyscraper in the central business district of Singapore. The move into the new offices follows the group’s continued rapid growth, having opened offices in London and The Cayman Islands in […]

Private Investment Manager Expressions of Interest

The Isle of Man Government Treasury is seeking private investment managers for the proposed Enterprise Development Fund. The closing date for Expressions of Interest will be 12pm Thursday 3rd September. This £50 million Enterprise Development Fund has been proposed to support job creation in the Isle of Man and grow the economy. Private investment managers […]

Isle of Man Post Office celebrates Norton at the TT races

The Isle of Man Post Office has unveiled a special stamp sheet celebrating the longstanding relationship between Norton motorcycles and the TT road races. The iconic British manufacturer has been part of the TT legend from the very beginning, taking victory in the Twin Cylinder race at the first meeting in 1907. Today it remains […]

Alternative funds underpin stable second quarter finance industry performance

Banking and funds activity in Jersey has remained stable with the latter being underpinned by a strong alternatives sector, according to the latest figures for Jersey’s finance industry. Collated by the Jersey Financial Services Commission (JFSC) for the second quarter of the year (June 2015), the latest statistics show that, whilst the net asset value […]

Business News

Grant Thornton survey reveals business leaders are renewing appeal for clarity on ‘acceptable’ tax planning

A global survey by Grant Thornton has discovered that 74% of businesses are willing to pay more tax in return for greater clarity from tax authorities. The International Business Report, which listened to the views of leaders from 2,580 businesses in 35 economies, also showed that while few expect a global agreement on taxation any […]

Sure Opens Doors to New Interactive Store

Sure has opened the doors to its revolutionary new-look store on Strand Street offering a completely new shopping experience in Douglas. An event to celebrate the opening took place on Tuesday 25th August and John McGuinness, the TT legend, attended to launch the store and meet with fans. The new-look store gives customers a new […]

Carol is honoured for 40 years’ service

A senior conveyancing manager at Simcocks was treated to a special lunch with colleagues in recognition of achieving the remarkable milestone of 40 years’ of loyal and dedicated service. Carol Quayle joined the law company in 1975 when it was known as Lay Allen & Simcocks. She worked and trained in the conveyancing department alongside […]

C5 partners with network optimiser Riverbed

C5 Alliance in Guernsey has partnered with network optimisation company Riverbed Technology to help local businesses benefit from cloud-based enterprise computing platforms without high bandwidth costs. Riverbed’s solutions focus on network management and optimisation, particularly across hybrid cloud architectures – where a business has an on-premise network but also uses cloud-based services. Matt Ferbrache, head […]

Events

Sports Regulatory Seminar

Hanson Renouf are proud to deliver a Sports Regulatory Seminar on September 11th, between 12.00 – 14.00 at the offices of Hanson Renouf on 12 Hill Street. There has already been a great response to this seminar, proving what a great and unique opportunity it is for the people who work in, are involved in […]

Flying the Red Ensign for Merchant Navy Day

The Isle of Man will be supporting Merchant Navy Day on Thursday 3rd September by flying the British Red Ensign from public buildings. Merchant Navy Day celebrates the role of the British Merchant fleet during the two world wars and their continued work around the globe today. The Isle of Man is participating in this […]

CineGuernsey releases its autumn/winter 2015 schedule

CineGuernsey’s autumn/winter 2015 schedule truly has something for everyone.   The programme opens on 4th September 4 with the only authorised documentary about the life of Kurt Cobain and his band Nirvana. Cobain: Montage of Heck has been described as ‘the most holistic portrait of a rock icon ever created’ and is not to be […]

Islanders invited to share five star Grand memories

A social media campaign has been launched to celebrate the special memories and experiences that people have shared together at Grand Jersey Hotel & Spa. The hotel, which hosts events ranging from weddings and birthdays, to hen do’s and corporate functions, is inviting islanders to share their Grand memories on Facebook. Entries will be judged […]

Appointments

Carey Olsen welcomes new senior hire

Carey Olsen’s Jersey office has appointed Paul Burton as a senior associate of the firm’s expanding corporate practice. Mr Burton specialises in corporate, finance and capital market transactions and has acted for a number of local fiduciary service providers and their clients. He also provides advice on regulatory, corporate and acquisition structuring and re-structuring matters […]

C5 appoints Leyla Abreu to project delivery team

C5 Alliance in Guernsey has appointed Leyla Abreu as a consultant in its growing project delivery team. An accomplished project manager, Miss Abreu has more than 15 years’ experience working in the financial services industry. Returning to the island after working in London in the operations and shared services division of a global organisation, Miss […]

Board appointments at Heritage International Fund Managers Limited

Heritage International Fund Managers Limited (HIFM), one of Guernsey’s leading independent management-owned fund administration businesses,has promoted Associate Directors Kevin Smith, James Christie and Mariana Enevoldsen to the board. Mr Smith, who has worked within the Guernsey financial services industry since 1996, joined HIFM in 2006 and has responsibility for the administration of a portfolio of […]

New Water Quality Risk Manager joins Guernsey Water

Margaret McGuinness has joined Guernsey Water as Water Quality Risk Manager after almost 20 years’ experience within the industry. A Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and member of the Royal Society of Public Health, Mrs McGuinness has also chaired the Public Health Network for Water UK. Mrs McGuinness has an in depth knowledge […]

Community News

Toilet regeneration at Delancey starts

Work to refurbish the toilets in Delancey Park will start on 1st September. This much-needed phase of the Delancey Park regeneration has been organised and funded by the Admiral de Saumarez Trust in close consultation with the St Sampson’s Douzaine and Culture & Leisure department. As well as male and female amenities, the block will […]

Guernseys 1st self service dog wash

Guernsey’s first and only self-service Dog Wash has arrived at Le Friquet Garden Centre. The global phenomenon – the K9000 Self Service Dog Wash is now available in Guernsey, conveniently located in the pet department at Le Friquet Garden Centre. Opened to the public on Monday 17th August, the dog wash allows owners to wash […]

Local insurance broker celebrates 10 years in the community

Rossborough is celebrating 10 years in the Isle of Man this month. The insurance broker first opened its office in Douglas on 1st August 2005 with four employees offering commercial insurance. The business has since more than quadrupled its workforce to 20 and expanded its offering to include personal lines, private client, professional and commercial […]

TRY ARCHERY AT MANX BLIND WELFARE SOCIETY’S VISION AWARENESS WEEK OPEN DAY

You can try your hand at archery during a special open day hosted by Manx Blind Welfare Society as part of Vision Awareness Week 2015. Members of Blind Veterans UK will assist sighted and visually impaired visitors have a go at archery as part of a day of activities at the Society’s Corrin Court centre […]

Charity News

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 […]

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 […]

Other News

‘Convertibles’ lead a buoyant half-year for the CISE

| August 25, 2015

Convertible bonds were prominent among the 203 newly listed securities on the Channel Islands Securities Exchange (CISE) during the first half of 2015. The number of new listings is up 14.7% on the same time last year and takes the total number of listed securities on the CISE to 2226 at the end of June […]

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Collas Crill appoints commercial property specialist to meet growing demand for UK property advice

| August 25, 2015

Collas Crill’s UK real estate team is expanding to meet increasing demand with the appointment of associate Donald Millar. Donald joins the firm from Brodies LLP in Edinburgh, one of Scotland’s largest law firms. He has a wealth of experience acting for secured lenders as well as in all aspects of commercial and residential property, […]

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Guernsey’s international insurers total more than 800

| August 25, 2015

The Guernsey Financial Services Commission (GFSC) licensed 45 new international insurers during the first six months of this year. This comprised six limited companies, two Protected Cell Companies (PCCs), 30 PCC cells, one Incorporated Cell Company (ICC), two ICC cells and four life policy cells. The figures mean that there were a total of 816 […]

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JTC DEAL COMPLETES AND BOOSTS AUA TO US$56 BILLION

| August 25, 2015

Following an initial announcement in July, JTC has formally completed its acquisition of Kleinwort Benson’s Fund Administration business, taking the company’s global headcount to over 450 staff and cementing its position as one of the most dynamic growth companies in the sector. Completion follows receipt of approvals from the relevant regulatory authorities and sees JTC […]

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