Business News

Trust Corporation International shortlisted for Citywealth awards

Trust Corporation International and one of its directors, Andrea (Andie) Daley Taylor, have been shortlisted for 2017 Citywealth Awards. The firm is one of eight shortlisted for the Trust Company of the Year Guernsey award at the Citywealth International Financial Centre (IFC) Awards 2017. Andie Daley Taylor has been shortlisted in the Woman of the […]

Collas Crill advises on launch of innovative virtual reality studios

Collas Crill’s UK real estate team has acted for Vizuality Studios UK Limited on the lease of its first chain of virtual reality arenas, designed for professional and corporate use. Vizuality, based in Jersey, opened its first studio in Liverpool earlier this month and is looking to open next in Culver City, California – home […]

Equiom celebrates Powerwomen Awards short listings

Leading trust and corporate services provider Equiom has been shortlisted for two categories in the Citywealth Powerwomen Awards 2017. Following last years’ success, which saw the international Group win ‘Company of the Year Female Leadership (Large Institutional)’, Equiom has again been shortlisted for this category. In addition, Global CEO Sheila Dean is shortlisted for Woman […]

GTA University Centre and Guernsey Press to boost home-grown talent in Guernsey

A SCHEME to bring out the best of Guernsey’s home-grown talent and give them jobs has received support from the business community. The 7% Talent Club,which is in partnership with the Guernsey Press, aims to fill a skills shortage in sales jobs. The goal is to grow at least 7% of talent from within Guernsey […]

Business News

Nerine’s Rachael Sanders achieves top marks in STEP qualification

One of Nerine’s employees has achieved the joint highest score worldwide in the Advanced Certificate in Trust Disputes run by STEP (the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners).   Rachael Sanders, in-house legal associate at Nerine Group of Fiduciaries (Guernsey), has more than 12 years’ experience in business and trust law. She began her career […]

ILS market returns could be hit by further natural catastrophe losses

Natural disasters in the second half of this year could have a serious impact on the returns generated by the insurance linked securities (ILS) and reinsurance linked investment markets in 2016, a panel of industry figures has claimed. Speaking at the Guernsey-hosted ‘ILS Insight’ masterclass in Zurich earlier this month, Des Potter, Head of GC […]

C5 Alliance Promotes Gifted Graduates

The first graduates from the C5 Alliance academy have been promoted. Tim Ogier and Michael Wade joined the IT and technology company in 2014 as part of the Application Support Team and both have recently been promoted to the position of Consultant. The C5 Alliance academy was initially launched to attract talented Computer Science graduates […]

Carey Olsen achieves top rankings in Chambers new High Net Worth Guide

Carey Olsen has been praised as the ‘standout firm’ for trust work in Guernsey in the first edition of the Chambers and Partners High Net Worth Guide. The law firm has achieved top tier rankings in the offshore trusts section of the guide across its Channel Islands offices with the Guernsey office being the only […]

Events

Summer Professional Seminars at Moore Stephens

Training is “in season” during July and August at Moore Stephens with basic business topics and compliance. Starting the first week of August, Moore Stephens’ Compliance Officer and MLRO, Becky Galvin will be hosting a series of lunchtime compliance seminars covering Fraud, AML/CFT, Information Security and the Bribery Act and Anti-corruption. Each session provides 1 […]

10th anniversary means a classy outfit for the Barclays Duck

The Barclays Duck will wear a top hat for the 2017 Barclays Jersey Boat Show. The design, which will feature at the 10th anniversary of the Show, is the work of Tegan Clapham (age 9) and was chosen in a public vote on the Barclays’ Facebook Page.   Tegan completed her design after collecting a […]

Prestigious speaker line-up for Benest Corbett Renouf Family Law conferences, 2016

Jersey law firm Benest Corbett Renouf is to welcome a stellar line-up of speakers from the world of family law at two conferences it is hosting at The Hotel de France on 6th and 7th October, 2016. On Thursday 6th October, there will be a one day conference on the theme of “disclosure”in divorce proceedings, […]

Minister to take part in Twitter Q&A

Infrastructure Minister Phil Gawne MHK will be hosting a live question and answer session on Twitter later this month. Using the hashtag #askphil, people will be able to tweet questions to @PhilGawne on a wide range of topics. Minister Gawne will be online for 45 minutes from 2pm on Friday 15 July. Twitter is an […]

Appointments

AO Hall Joins Walkers Group as Walkers (Guernsey) LLP

Leading international law firm Walkers has today announced that AO Hall, a specialist Guernsey-based provider of legal services has joined the Walkers Group and is now operating as Walkers (Guernsey) LLP. Walkers (Guernsey) LLP provides an integrated range of services to clients in jurisdictions around the world, covering the following key practice areas: finance, corporate, […]

CISEA boosts Board with promotions

The Channel Islands Securities Exchange Authority Limited (CISEA) has further strengthened its Board with the promotion of two senior executives. Robbie Andrade and Jon Richards have both been made Directors of the company with effect from 1 July. They join Mark Tubby, Chairman, and Advocate Diana Thompson, CEO, on the Board of CISEA.  CISEA is […]

Seven promotions for offshore law firm Carey Olsen

In addition to promoting six advocates to the partnership this summer, offshore law firm Carey Olsen has promoted seven lawyers, further strengthening its position as the fourth largest offshore law firm in the world and the largest in the Channel Islands. The firm has 200 lawyers working across seven offices, specialising in British Virgin Islands, […]

Seven promotions for offshore law firm Carey Olsen

In addition to promoting six advocates to the partnership this summer, offshore law firm Carey Olsen has promoted seven lawyers, further strengthening its position as the fourth largest offshore law firm in the world and the largest in the Channel Islands. The firm has 200 lawyers working across seven offices, specialising in British Virgin Islands, […]

Community News

MUG Bermuda Shorts Week – support the shorts!

MALE Uprising Guernsey (MUG) is asking office workers to swap their suits for the traditional Bermuda summertime wear of shorts and long socks. The charity hopes that businesses will allow their workforce to support the cause and don shorts for the week commencing 15th August. Gavin Ferguson, MUG council member, said: ‘It’s an easy idea that everyone […]

NUMBER OF POST PEOPLE ATTACKED BY DANGEROUS DOGS CONTINUE TO RISE

Over the last year, twelve incidents of post people being attacked and physically injured by dogs on the Isle of Man have been reported; however, many more “near misses” and stand offs with dogs are often never formally accounted for. Isle of Man Post Office will not put its delivery and collection staff in a […]

Barclays Community Award for “Jersey Sings!” gives young people vital skills for employment

The recent “Jersey Sings!” project, which saw 1400 primary school children perform at Fort Regent, has been hailed as a great success.  However, projects such as this don’t happen without a considerable amount of hard work and commitment from those behind the scenes. Organising charity Music in Action,  received financial support from the Barclays Community […]

Top films on the line-up for Sure Big Screen 2016

Sure’s popular Big Screen event will return to Cobo this month and showcase a range of free films. Titles confirmed include big-budget Bond film Spectre and all-star cast musical Into the Woods. The event has always been family friendly and this year will be no different as the week of films kicks off with The […]

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

Trend for onshore captives is a potential challenge for crown dependencies

| July 28, 2016

US owned captive insurers are increasingly looking to the USA for vehicle formation in order to reduce costs, according to comments made at the Bermuda Captives Conference held in June.  Over 800 delegates attended this year’s Conference and locally based Barclays captives specialist Colin Freeman/Colleen McHugh were there to see what developments would be affecting […]

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Greenlight consultants first in Channel Islands to complete PRINCE2 Agile® training

| July 21, 2016

Nine change management specialists from Greenlight have become the first consultants in the Channel Islands to become certified PRINCE2 Agile® practitioners. PRINCE2 Agile® is the world’s most complete agile project management solution, combining the flexibility and responsiveness of agile with the clearly defined framework of PRINCE2®. Change management is a growing speciality, with Channel Island […]

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Clarus Risk wins three categories at the 11th Annual ACQ5 Global Awards

| July 21, 2016

Clarus Risk, a leading provider of financial risk management solutions, has been honoured with wins in three categories of the ACQ5 Global Awards for 2016: UK – Niche Fintech Company of the Year;Offshore – Niche Fintech Company of the Year;Offshore – Financial Risk Management Solutions Provider of the Year. Clarus Risk’s Managing Director Max Hilton […]

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Seven new jobs created as Smith & Williamson invests in the Channel Islands

| July 21, 2016

Smith & Williamson chooses the Channel Islands as the hub for its international investment management offering with recruitment of seven Jersey residents, extending its existing tax focused presence‎ on the island. Smith & Williamson, the investment management, accountancy and tax group, which dates back over a century, is expanding its Channel Islands presence and the […]

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