Business News

Jersey Restaurant Bohemia Ranked as One of Britain’s Best in New Sunday Times 100 Top Restaurants

Bohemia Restaurant in Jersey has been named one of the best restaurants in the UK in yesterday’s The Sunday Times Top 100 Food List, 19 October 2014. The restaurant’s success was made even sweeter as the guide also awarded Bohemia the ‘6th best pudding in the UK’. The Michelin star restaurant is the only eatery […]

Barclays celebrates long serving employees in Jersey

Barclays is celebrating long serving employees in Jersey with over 108 employees working for the business for more than 10 years and 34 employees for more than 30 years. Debbie Fauvel is the longest serving employee, celebrating 44 years with the business, having joined the Barclays branch in Alverstoke Hampshire as a junior on her […]

Carey Olsen recognised for litigation expertise in2014 FT Innovative Lawyers report

Carey Olsen has been included in the 2014 Financial Times Innovative Lawyers report for a ground-breaking Jersey case involving a request for information under a tax information exchange agreement (TIEA). The high profile report, which is based on activity in the European legal market, ‘commended’ Carey Olsen as one of the most innovative law firms […]

Claremont Celebrates Michelin Guide Listing

The Claremont and Coast are celebrating its 2015 listing in the world Famous Michelin Guide for Hotels and Restaurants, having undergone a rigorous evaluation process to earn its place amongst the world’s finest establishments. The Michelin Guide for Hotels & Restaurants in Great Britain and Ireland is a 100 year-old annual series that provides a […]

Business News

New IOMPLC magazine highlights business success stories

A new multiplatform magazine will be published next year to showcase the very best our Island has to offer business. IOMPLC is being produced by MM&C (Mainstream Marketing and Communications), one of the Island’s leading marketing and communications agencies, and will be published in print and digital formats early January 2015 to capitalise on the […]

New i2 Office business centre opens at Royal Chambers

i2 Office has established its presence in Guernsey with a new business centre in the prestigious St Peter Port area. The Grade A facility, in the prime Royal Chambers location, opens in early November 2014. The business centre occupies 20,000 sq ft of new grade A space at the Royal Chambers building offering five star […]

Barclays celebrates long serving employees in Guernsey

Barclays is celebrating long serving employees in Guernsey with over 27 employees working for the business for more than 10 years and 15 employees for more than 25 years. Karen Hamon is the longest serving Barclays employee, celebrating 44 years with the bank, having joined in 1970. Ms Hamon’s current role is as head of […]

Carey Olsen recognised for litigation expertise in2014 FT Innovative Lawyers report

Carey Olsen has been included in the 2014 Financial Times Innovative Lawyers report for a ground-breaking Jersey case involving a request for information under a tax information exchange agreement (TIEA). The high profile report, which is based on activity in the European legal market, ‘commended’ Carey Olsen as one of the most innovative law firms […]

Events

QC unearths wealth of experience for Caroline Weatherill Memorial Lecture

The legal complexities of exhumation, the hanging of the Manchester Martyrs in 1867 and the crimes of serial killer Dr Harold Shipman provided much of the material for the 2014 Caroline Weatherill Memorial Lecture given by the Isle of Man Judge of Appeal, Geoffrey Tattersall QC. His Honour first paid tribute to Caroline Weatherill who […]

IOM Funds Chairman to speak at Leading Hedge Fund Conference

- The Isle of Man Funds Association, in partnership with the Isle of Man Government’s Department of Economic Development, will once again support the Hedge Fund Start-up Forum, an annual leading industry event that targets new ‘start-up’ investment funds and fund managers. As sponsors of the event being held in Zurich on 22 October 2014, […]

SMP PARTNERS TO ATTEND EXCELLENCE IN iGAMING

Members of SMP Partners’ Gaming Development team will attend one of Europe’s largest industry conferences next week. Head of Gaming Development Lorna Coniglio-Burrows and department administrator Kate Reynolds will travel to Berlin for Excellence in iGaming (EiG), which runs from 21st to 23rd October. More than 250 operators will be represented at EiG, including many […]

Disability in the workplace a key issue on Guernsey employers’ agenda

With nearly 30% of Guernsey’s population suffering a long-term condition that creates a daily difficulty, and a new disability discrimination law to be implemented in early 2016, disability in the workplace is a key issue for the Island’s employers. Collas Crill’s employment law team outlined a number of areas for which Guernsey employers will have […]

Appointments

Hawksford appoints new marketing manager

Cherith Fothergill has joined Hawksford as marketing manager with responsibility for the planning and implementation of the independent wealth structuring Group’s marketing activities.   Mrs Fothergill joins Hawksford from the Royal Bank of Scotland in London where she worked for three years, most recently as a campaign manager, strategic communications, devising and implementing an award […]

Bedell Trust announce 16 promotions across business lines

Bedell Trust has announced a total of 16 promotions across its business lines, from director to officer level, in recognition of their contribution to the continued success of the firm and to meet business growth. The promotions include the appointment of Claire Le Brocq to the Board of Bedell Trust Company Limited. Claire, a Director […]

New Guernsey Finance Chief Executive is named

The Board of Guernsey Finance has announced today that Dominic Wheatley will be appointed as Chief Executive with effect from 1 December.  Mr Wheatley will replace Fiona Le Poidevin, whose resignation was announced in July. Mr Wheatley has more than 25 years’ experience in the international financial services market in the UK and Guernsey, most […]

Bedell Trust announce 16 promotions across business lines

Bedell Trust has announced a total of 16 promotions across its business lines, from director to officer level, in recognition of their contribution to the continued success of the firm and to meet business growth. The promotions include the appointment of Claire Le Brocq to the Board of Bedell Trust Company Limited. Claire, a Director […]

Community News

The Guernsey Football Association secures new sponsorship for Academy

LouvreFund has committed to a three-year sponsorship deal to support the Guernsey FA’s Development Academy for the island’s under-12 to under-16 year-old footballers.   The High Performance Player Pathway scheme develops Guernsey’s promising players aged between 7 and 21 and the programme for 11–16 year-olds will be known as the Louvre Development Academy.   The […]

GUERNSEY ISLAND GAMES TRI TEAM BENEFIT FROM SPECIALIST SWIM COACH

The Guernsey Island Games Triathlon team responded enthusiastically to the specialist swim coach who visited the island last weekend. The visit by Steve Bailey, a Swim Smooth Coach, was made possible thanks to a bursary from Generali Worldwide, the Guernsey Island Games Association sponsor. The coaching day started with the swimmers’ techniques captured on film […]

First sailors’ survey gives thumbs up to Guernsey Harbours

Guernsey Harbours conducted its first survey of visiting yachtsmen over the summer and the results indicate the majority were happy with the service. Guernsey Harbours leisure manager, Sally Diamond, said the results were encouraging and gave Guernsey Harbours a clear direction as to what visitors wanted. 10,500 vessels visited Guernsey this season and 388 responded […]

20 new jobs to be created at new Co-op Locale

The Channel Islands Co-operative Society Limited (the Society) is creating 20 new jobs at a new Co-op Locale, which is set to open in Colomberie, St Helier, in autumn 2015. The new 3,000 sq ft store will be located on the ground floor of 22 Colomberie, on the corner of La Colomberie and Grenville Street. […]

Charity News

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 […]

Rain doesn’t stop the footy fundraising

Manx Cancer Help and the Mifumi School project in Uganda are both to benefit following the Standard Bank charity football tournament on 12th July which raised £2,000. Despite heavy rain throughout the event which prompted organisers to cancel the family fun element of the day, the football carried on and was enjoyed by everyone who […]

2014-2015 mayoral charity appeal launched

Douglas Mayor Councillor Stan Cain has selected three charities for his mayoral charity appeal.   Three charities will benefit: Cruse Bereavement Care, Douglas Live At Home Scheme and St Mary’s Lourdes Youth. The selection was announced at a reception at the town hall for the charities’ representatives and supporters. Rebecca Watson of St Mary’s Lourdes […]

Other News

Elian director invited to join prestigious asset management awards judging panel

| October 20, 2014

Elian director, Niall Husbands, has been invited to join the judging panel of the prestigious PAM Awards.   Highly regarded within the UK wealth management industry, the PAM Awards gather market data on the relative performance and service quality of the leading private asset management firms, including private banks, fund managers, independent investment boutiques and […]

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Guernsey team showcase offering to leading Chinese fund managers

| October 20, 2014

Guernsey’s credentials as an international funds centre have been showcased to the leading asset management groups in China. Guernsey Finance – the promotional agency for the Island’s finance industry – hosted an event in Beijing in conjunction with the Asset Management of Association of China (AMAC), which attracted more than 20 delegates. The presentation was […]

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New International Standards For Regulating Trust Company Business

| October 20, 2014

The Group of International Finance Centre Supervisors (“GIFCS”) has today launched a new benchmark for the regulation of Trust and Corporate Service Providers (“TCSPs”). Guernsey has been a champion of this new approach which has seen the GIFCS working group which developed the new standard being chaired by the Commission’s General Counsel, Philip Nicol-Gent. Mr […]

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2014 Commission announces 2015 Fees Tariff

| October 20, 2014

The Commission has confirmed that it will increase fees in 2015 for all sectors by an average of 1.33%. It will also continue with the implementation of the second year of a two-year approach to address certain anomalies in its fee structure which is aimed at providing some rebalancing where the cost of supervision of certain firms in […]

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