Business News

RAVENSCROFT PURCHASES A 75% STAKE IN AN INDEPENDENTSTOCKBROKING FIRM BASED IN THE UK

RAVENSCROFT has expanded into the UK after purchasing a 75% stake in Peterborough-based private client stockbroking company A Vartan Limited, now to be re-branded as Vartan Ravenscroft Limited. Jon Ravenscroft, group chief executive officer of Ravenscroft, and Andrew Vartan, chief executive officer of Vartan Ravenscroft, are old school friends and the two companies have had […]

Adding meaning to the name: Standard Bank Private Clients rebrands as ‘Wealth and Investment’

Jersey based Standard Bank Private Clients is to be renamed ‘Wealth and Investment’ to reflect its commitment to adapting its service offering to the evolving needs of its customers, as well as to align to global standards for high net worth Wealth Management. According to Deon de Klerk, Head of Wealth and Investment, Africa and […]

Advocate Corbett is speaking at prestigious IAML meeting

Advocate Barbara Corbett will be travelling to Seville this week for the European Chapter meeting of the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. Furthermore she has been asked to present to her peers from around the world at this event. The IAML is a worldwide association of practising lawyers who are recognised by their peers as […]

C5 Alliance and Sophos Showcase Digital Security Solutions for Jersey and Guernsey

The C5 Alliance Group hosted leading security provider Sophos in Jersey and Guernsey last week to showcase the potential of their technology for the islands. Jonathan Fry, Senior Security Consultant at the C5 Alliance Group, introduced the Sophos speakers, Dermot Hayden, Country Manager, and Greg Iddon, Partner Sales Engineer, who provided a rundown of Sophos […]

Business News

Innovation is the future for HR and Business Leaders in the world of work

Workplaces are getting better at adapting to meet the needs of their employees, according to expert speakers at the CIPD’s People Conference in Guernsey, sponsored by Carey Olsen. More than 80 attendees heard from employment law specialist Elaine Gray, business writer and communications expert Kevin Murray, human resources entrepreneur and social media enthusiast Perry Timms, […]

Barclays’CEO of Personal and Corporate banking offers advice to Jersey’s young entrepreneurs

Young people taking part in the Jersey Student Business Challenge have had the chance to pitch their business ideas to one of the UK’s most senior banking figures. Ashok Vaswani, CEO of personal and corporate banking, was in the island earlier this week and took the time to hear from three teams of students from […]

London event hears of Guernsey’s leading ILS pedigree

Guernsey’s position as a leading centre for Insurance Linked Securities (ILS) transactions was underlined at a thought leadership event in London on Wednesday. Hosted by Guernsey Finance, ‘ILS Insight London’ attracted more than 140 delegates and featured two panel sessions with ILS experts from Guernsey, the UK and mainland Europe sharing their expertise and insights […]

RAVENSCROFT PURCHASES A 75% STAKE IN AN INDEPENDENTSTOCKBROKING FIRM BASED IN THE UK

RAVENSCROFT has expanded into the UK after purchasing a 75% stake in Peterborough-based private client stockbroking company A Vartan Limited, now to be re-branded as Vartan Ravenscroft Limited. Jon Ravenscroft, group chief executive officer of Ravenscroft, and Andrew Vartan, chief executive officer of Vartan Ravenscroft, are old school friends and the two companies have had […]

Events

Digital Jersey Board Member Ivan Nikkhoo Launches Course on Raising Capital

Digital Jersey board member and non-executive director Professor Ivan Nikkhoo will hold a 2-day training course called ‘Raising Capital’ to explore the fundamentals, processes and challenges of building a high-growth company.The course will take place on the 13th and 14th April, 9.00am-5.30pm, at The Royal Yacht Hotel. Ivan brings over 30 years of experience in […]

Manx Telecom platinum sponsor at Mind The Gap crypto currency expo

Manx Telecom, the Isle of Man’s leading communications provider and only twin Tier 3 data centre operator, is proud to announce their platinum sponsorship of the Mind The Gap Expo on 10th April 2015, alongside 2.0 Blockchain Technology NXT and featuring speakers from around the world talking about crypto/digital currencies. Described as ‘building the bridge […]

IOD Seminar: Education in the 21st Century

The final seminar in the JT sponsored IOD Winter Series takes place on Friday 27th March with a look at education in the 21st Century, focussing on the statement: ‘Education ison the tip of everyone’s tongue as Guernsey educators shape what it looks like in a digitally led world and recent media coverage continues to […]

ICSA event – “2015 UK General Election: what is the impact for economics and our investment portfolios?”

Tom Richards, Director of Thomas Miller Investment (Isle of Man) Limited will explore the impact for economics and investment portfolios of the 2015 UK General Election at the next Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA) Isle of Man branch event, to take place on 21 April 2015 at the Claremont Hotel, Douglas. Tom is […]

Appointments

Walter Wannenburgh appointed as Her Majesty’s Solicitor General

Long-serving advocate Walter Wannenburgh has been appointed to the new position of Her Majesty’s Solicitor General in the Isle of Man. Mr Wannenburgh, who is currently a partner at law firm DQ, will bring a wealth of experience to the role having demonstrated a strong track record of professional achievement since being called to the […]

PwC Welcomes New Head of Tax for Channel Islands

PwC has appointed Justin Woodhouse to lead its Channel Islands Tax practice. Justin joins from the UK Firm of PwC, where he is part of the International Structuring tax team for Financial Services in the UK. He also currently leads PwC’s European Banking and Capital Markets Tax team and sits on PwC UK’s Tax Policy […]

Zurich appoints new Chief Life Actuary

Zurich has appointed a new Chief Life Actuary to its Isle of Man-based international business. Neil Costa also assumes the role of Appointed Actuary at Zurich International Life and will lead a team of 15 Actuaries and Actuarial students. A Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries and with more than 25 years of industry experience, […]

PwC Welcomes New Head of Tax for Channel Islands

PwC has appointed Justin Woodhouse to lead its Channel Islands Tax practice. Justin joins from the UK Firm of PwC, where he is part of the International Structuring tax team for Financial Services in the UK. He also currently leads PwC’s European Banking and Capital Markets Tax team and sits on PwC UK’s Tax Policy […]

Community News

Airtime sponsored by Celton Manx benefits five good causes

Five charities have benefited from airtime donated by Celton Manx. Campaigns for the Alzheimer’s Society, the British Red Cross, Crossroads Care Young Carers Project, Samaritans and Tabitha’s Trust were broadcast on Manx Radio between December 2014 and early March this year, since when the charities have been reflecting on what have been wholly positive outcomes […]

COACHES AND COMMUNITY SPORT BOOSTED BY DONATION TO SPORTS COMMISSION

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 […]

Hartford Homes donates £500 to allergy support charity

Isle of Man-based house builder Hartford Homes has donated five hundred pounds to the Anaphylaxis Campaign, a charity which helps people who suffer with severe allergic reactions. The Anaphylaxis Campaign is a UK-wide organisation which provides information and support relating to foods and other triggers such as latex, drugs and insect stings, as well as […]

Meetings discuss future of state pensions and benefits

Feedback generated at a series of open meetings this week will help to shape a public consultation on the future of state pensions and benefits in the Isle of Man. Treasury Minister Eddie Teare MHK says he is encouraged by the level of community engagement on an issue highlighted as being ‘of the greatest national […]

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

BLACKPOOL IS BACK, AND IT’S NO APRIL FOOL!

| March 26, 2015

Citywing will be reinstating double daily flights between the Isle of Man and Blackpool from 1st April 2015. Following the sudden closure of Blackpool Airport last October, Citywing and the Airport owners have worked tirelessly to ensure that commercial flights can commence once again between Blackpool and the Isle of Man. Managing Director at Citywing, […]

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Terra Firma or Terror Firm?

| March 26, 2015

Sir I wonder what the citizens of Guernsey feel about the plans of a Guernsey company – Terra Firma – to evict 142 low income households in London (Sweets Way estate) so that their homes can be demolished and redeveloped as expensive homes – and all to make a profit. Yours sincerely David Robson Leeds

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Sure publishes mobile business accounts ahead of spectrum tax debate

| March 26, 2015

SURE has published the company’s 2013 mobile business accounts ahead of the March States meeting where deputies will be debating C&E’s proposal to introduce a 2% tax on local mobile operators for the use of radio spectrum. If approved, the 2% tax will be based on operators’ mobile turnover from activities that utilise spectrum, including […]

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SIGNIFICANT GROWTH MAKES SKANCO ONE OF THE ISLAND’S BEST KNOWN IT BRANDS

| March 26, 2015

Professional IT services company Skanco Business Systems Ltd is enjoying steady growth and h over the past 12 months has increased its workforce of engineers to meet the demand from businesses across the island. This year the company celebrates the 30th anniversary of its launch and remains proud of the fact that the Douglas-based company […]

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