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New head sommelier for The Atlantic Hotel

| October 29, 2014

The Atlantic Hotel has appointed acclaimed wine expert Richard Burton as its new head sommelier. Richard takes up the role following his relocation to Jersey from the historic and award-winning Midsummer House restaurant in Cambridge, holder of two Michelin stars and 5 AA rosettes.   It was whilst working at the Relais & Châteaux property The Inn […]

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Silk painters’ eye-catching banner designs appear on Post Office miniature sheet

| October 29, 2014

The Post Office unveiled a stunning and vibrant miniature sheet celebrating the exemplary works of The Isle of Man Guild of Silk Painters in the production of its silk town banners. The stamp launch took place on the morning of October 23 at the House of Manannan in Peel, where the banners will now remain […]

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Pilot scheme will enhance support for carers

| October 29, 2014

A pilot for a new scheme to provide information and advice to carers and to assess their needs will launch in November.   The scheme is a joint initiative between the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) and Crossroads Care. The pilot exercise has been developed to help inform the Department on the likely […]

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FirstRand secures Guernsey banking licence

| October 29, 2014

Major South African banking group, FirstRand, is to open a Guernsey branch. The Guernsey Financial Services Commission (GFSC) issued a deposit-taking licence to FirstRand Bank Limited Guernsey branch on Friday 17 October. The new banking operation will trade as FNB Channel Islands and will launch formally next year. The bank enhances FirstRand’s presence in Guernsey […]

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JCC meets UK Business Angels

| October 29, 2014

Douglas, ISLE OF MAN – The Junior Chamber of Commerce (“JCC”) is pleased to announce that it is working with the UK Business Angels Association for its next event on Tuesday 11 November 2014. This will be a unique and exciting opportunity to hear Jenny Tooth, CEO of the UK Business Angels Association, present at […]

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Council all fired up for November 7th

| October 29, 2014

Douglas Borough Council’s public fireworks display will be on Friday November 7th. Sponsored by Celton Manx and with support from 3FM the event starts at 7pm when judging, led by the Mayor of Douglas Stan Cain,  takes place for the Best Guy competition and prizes of £100, £50 and £25 awarded for first, second and […]

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Family offices looking for bespoke structures to suit younger, more mobile families – what opportunities for the Channel Islands?

| October 29, 2014

Family offices are increasingly looking beyond traditional trust structures towards more bespoke structures for planning offshore to suit younger and more mobile entrepreneurial families who don’t want to give up control. How the Channel Islands can take advantage of that trend is one of the subjects of next week’s Collas Crill seminar Made in CI […]

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New Chief of Staff appointed at Government House

| October 29, 2014

Justin Oldridge, a former Major in the Royal Engineers, will succeed Charles Woodrow as Chief of Staff to the Lieutenant-Governor when he retires from the role on Friday (31 October 2014). Lieutenant Colonel Woodrow has been the Chief of Staff to the Lieutenant-Governor for 23 years. During his tenure, he has welcomed five Lieutenant-Governors, their […]

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Promoting Innovation and Technology at Tech Fair 2014

| October 29, 2014

Jersey’s Tech Fair is the biggest of its kind in the Channel Islands, organised by Digital Jersey and the  British Computer Society (BCS). The fair will take place on Saturday 8th November at the Pomme d’Or Hotel from 10am – 4pm. The aim of the fair is to inspire and educate the young and old. […]

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Jersey business leaders recognised at national IoD Awards for third consecutive year

| October 29, 2014

The strength and expertise of Jersey’s business leaders were recognised on the national stage for the third consecutive year last week, with one Jersey director winning an award and another being highly commended in this year’s prestigious national IoD Director of the Year Awards. Of the six-strong Jersey contingent being shortlisted in the Awards, John […]

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