Business News

Janus Corporate Solutions rebrands as Hawksford –

Singapore based corporate services business, Janus Corporate Solutions, which was acquired by the Hawksford Group in March 2014, is to be rebranded as Hawksford – Established in 2009, Janus is a leading corporate services business, providing corporate secretarial, tax and accountancy, business support and immigration services.  The business has over 1,500 clients and has […]

Calligo achieves the latest ISO 27001:2013 Global Security Certification

St. Helier, Jersey, 30th September 2014 – Calligo, the only global offshore cloud service provider; delivering the highest levels of data protection and privacy combined with residency guarantees, today announced it has achieved full ISO 27001:2013 Information Security certification, the industry standard in global security management, becoming the first offshore cloud service provider to achieve certification to the […]

First Names Group acquires in Jersey

First Names Group is delighted to confirm it has agreed terms to acquire Jersey trust and corporate services provider Seymour Trust Company Limited. The strategic acquisition of Seymour (which remains subject to regulatory approval) will expand the Group’s presence in Jersey. This is the seventh acquisition for the Group since its management buyout in July […]

Ogier Fiduciary Services Re-brands as Elian Following MBO

Ogier Fiduciary Services launched its new brand and identity today, following the management buyout (MBO) from the Ogier Group in June. Led by chief executive officer Paul Willing and the existing management team, Elian has a clear, uncompromising vision: to continually deliver more value by raising the bar and setting the standard in terms of […]

Business News


There will be extra Liverpool services and increased availability of offer fares next year, the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company has confirmed as bookings open for the rest of 2015 at The Company has announced Manannan will operate 48 additional seasonal Liverpool sailings next year. The schedule also includes extra year-round services to […]

Tribute to legendary artist Robin Gibb with the release of a limited edition of the album 50 St Catherine’s Drive including CD, DVD and stamp set with a Certificate of Authenticity signed by Dwina Gibb

Isle of Man Post Office is honoured to present a limited edition collection that reflects on the legendary solo career of Robin Gibb CBE. Released on September 29th, the 50 St Catherine’s Drive album, named by Robin to commemorate his first home on the Isle of Man, features many of Robin’s last compositions and recordings […]

Douglas Borough Council mentors top achievers in 2014 STEP scheme

The two top-achieving undergraduates in the 2014 STEP scheme have praised the local authority for its support. The award for Most Enterprising Student went to Olivia Rawlinson for her marketing project for the Douglas horse tram service while Andrew Corrin won the Best Presentation award for his study into how Douglas rates as a cycle-friendly […]

Nine prestigious industry awards for Zurich International Life

Zurich International Life won an unprecedented nine awards at the international life industry’s flagship event, the International Adviser Awards, held last night in London. This was four more than the Athol Street based company won last year, and more than any other product provider working internationally. The awards Zurich won are: Middle East Best overall […]


Dolan chefs bake-off for Macmillan Cancer Support Jersey

Dolan Hotels marked Jersey’s Greatest Coffee Morning in style with a series of events taking place across the business, including a cup cake bake-off competition, raising £630.61 for Macmillan Cancer Support (Jersey). Five chefs from the Golden Sands Hotel were tasked with creating the best tasting and most impressive designed cup cakes, which were judged […]

First Jersey Hackathon a Success for Local Coders

Jersey’s first island-wide Hackathon took place this weekend at the Digital Jersey Hub, in partnership with and More than 50 enthusiastic coders gathered together at this community event for over 40 hours of non-stop developing, creating and designing. Hackathons typically engage attendees in collaborative computer programming tasks and demonstrations, with a view to […]

Bookings open for JobsFest events

Bookings are open (from today, Monday 29 September) for the JobsFest events, which will inspire and motivate hundreds of locally-qualified jobseekers. Adiary of the events taking place during JobsFest (between Monday 6 October and Sunday 30 November) has been sent to everyone who is registered as actively seeking work. They are invited to attend as […]

Joined-up approach to economic growth, education and planning highlighted at IoD immigration debate

The majority of attendees at the IoD Jersey’s Annual Debate, held this week, believe that a relaxation of population policy is necessary if Jersey is to continue to thrive, and that the government is not the right body to decide which businesses and employees should be allowed to move to the island. Sponsored by law […]



Two apprentices have been taken on by Manx Gas in a deliberate move to train more youngsters who live on the island in engineering and other skills  as part of a structured “succession planning” policy. “It is the first time we have taken on apprentices for about three years but we recognise the importance of […]

Equiom Group Appoints Business Development Director

Leading international trust and corporate services provider, Equiom, has appointed Richard Tribe as Business Development Director. The appointment comes at a time of strategic expansion for the business, which has more than doubled in size over the past 12 months as a result of both acquisitive and organic growth. Richard will be based at Equiom’s […]

New Business Development Manager role for Nick Preskey

The Isle of Man Government’s Department of Economic Development has appointed Nick Preskey to the new role of Business Development Manager, High Net Worth Individuals. Simon Pickering, Head of Retail Financial Services, Department of Economic Development commented: ‘This is a new role which has been created in acknowledgment of the evolving landscape for financial services […]

ABN AMRO appoints three new staff members

THREE new staff members have been appointed at ABN AMRO. After three years away from the bank, Chris Le Tissier has returned as a business risk officer; Hugh Chivers has joined as a senior administrator in the credit support team, while Daniel Smale has taken up the position of client relationship manager. Mr Le Tissier […]

Community News

Cycle helmet law comes into force

From 6 October 2014, it is compulsory for children aged 13 years and under to wear cycle helmets when riding a bicycle on a road or cycle track. Although the relevant legislation was approved in July, it was decided to allow time for parents to purchase cycle helmets for their children if they had not […]

Charities have just two weeks remaining to apply for Barclays Community Awards

Jersey based charities have until Friday 10 October to apply for their share of £25,000 from the Barclays 2014 Community Awards. Now in its eighth year, the awards aim to focus on three key objectives- supporting and improving financial, enterprise and employability skills in the 10-35 age group. Barclays has a global commitment to support […]

Renewed support for Manx Wildlife Trust’s Biodiversity Education Officer post

Peel, ISLE OF MAN – The Manx Wildlife Trust, the Island’s leading nature conservation charity, is delighted to have received renewed support for its key Biodiversity Education Officer post from the Department of Education and Children (DEC) and the Department of the Environment, Food and Agriculture (DEFA).  Since April this year, funding for the post, […]

Golfers fundraise for Autism Guernsey

The second annual Autism Guernsey golf day took place on the 12th September raising in excess of £8,500 for the charity. Part sponsored by JT, the event was held at La Grande Mare Golf Club and involved 27 teams, including 108 participants including JT (Guernsey) Managing Director Paul Taylor, JT’s IT Product Specialist, David Simpson […]

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

Photographers invited to picture Jersey

| September 30, 2014

Islanders are being invited to submit photos that capture the vibrancy of life in Jersey in the third annual Picture Jersey competition. Amateur and professional photographers are invited to submit shots that show island life at its best, and six images will be turned into postcards and used to promote Jersey around the world. Picture […]

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Open Morning at King William’s College on Saturday 4th October

| September 30, 2014

The next Open Morning at King William’s College will be on Saturday 4th October. Tours at 10am, followed by refreshments and an address by the Principal, Martin Humphreys, at 11.30am in the Barrovian Hall. King William’s College has a well-established IGCSE programme achieving excellent results, well above the Island average, with small class sizes. Scholarships […]

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Harley Richards, Tax Practice Manager, KPMG Isle of Man “Offshore planning, what still works?” Sponsored by KPMG

| September 30, 2014

Harley Richards, Tax Practice Manager at KPMG Isle of Man, will explore offshore tax planning in a presentation to the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA) Isle of Man branch, sponsored by KPMG on 13 October 2014 at the Claremont Hotel, Douglas. Harley Richards has worked for KPMG for over 15 years, moving from […]

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Callcredit Information Group Sponsors Autumn eClub Event

| September 30, 2014

Callcredit Information Group is to sponsor the autumn eClub event at Bar George on Thursday 2nd October. The ever-popular social event offers the Island’s eGaming community the chance to get together in a relaxed and welcoming environment to enjoy drinks and canapés courtesy of host, Callcredit. The autumn eClub event will include some surprises on […]

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