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CONTENTS

7 WELCOME ABOARD!

Message from Mark Darby,

Aurigny’s Chief Executive Officer

8 AURIGNY NEWS

11 SAFETY FIRST

12 ISLAND HERITAGE

Celebrate the big history of our small islands

21 OPEN DOORS

Guernsey Open Market property feature

61 COMPETITION

Win a luxury break in Guernsey

62 HERITAGE COMES TO LIFE

IN ALDERNEY

Explore the island’s many layers of history

66 WHAT’S ON?

Forthcoming events in the Bailiwick

68 CHANGING FACES

Meet James Partridge

70 EASTER IN THE CITY

Uncover the cracking array of events

on offer in London this Easter

75 LONDON CONNECTING…

Explore Hong Kong and the ease of

connecting through London with Aurigny

78 FOREST FANCIES

En Voyage takes a look at all the

New Forest has to enjoy

82 MARVELLOUS MANCHESTER

An ideal family break destination

84 HOTEL PICKS

86 BUSTLING BRISTOL

There’s something for everyone in

Bristol this summer

90 PEAK YOUR INTEREST

The Peak District National Park is at

your fingertips with Aurigny’s links

92 AURIGNY BREAKS

Great offers on flights and hotel packages

94 MY SECRET CITY

The locals impart their wisdom.

This time… shopping!

96 BEACHSIDE GUERNSEY

There’s a wealth of food with

a view around Guernsey

98 RESTAURANT PICKS

100 SPRING CLEAN YOUR DIET

102 RED EMPIRE

Unearth one of the island’s finest

restaurant collections

105 BUSINESS NEWS

Over 40 pages of inspiring interviews

and local business news

138 TRY-A-TRI

Try this up-and-coming sport

141 SPORTS DIARY

142 LIFE IN THE FAST LANE

Meet local track star Cameron Chalmers

144 COMMUNTY SPIRIT

147 COLOURING COMPETITION

151 IN-FLIGHT AND DUTY FREE

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1968

Founded

9 MILLION

Aurigny carried its

nine millionth passenger

in 2016

AURIGNY

GUERNSEY’S AIRLINE

OK, it’s not the easiest of names –

pronounced Or-ree-nee – but it’s

certainly one that islanders are proud

of. ‘Aurigny’ is the Norman name for

Alderney, the northern island in the

Bailiwick of Guernsey, where Aurigny

Air Services was launched in 1968.

Aurigny has been serving the Channel

Islands for nearly 50 years and is owned

by the States of Guernsey.

1977

First airline in the world to

ban smoking on all services

2016

Voted 4th best

short-haul airline

in the Telegraph

Travel Awards

550,000

Passengers

carried in 2016

12

Routes

MANCHESTER

BRISTOL

SOUTHAMPTON

LEEDS

BRADFORD

EAST

MIDLANDS

LONDON

CITY

LONDON

GATWICK

NORWICH

(Seasonal)

LONDON

STANSTED

2017

Voted 2nd best

short-haul airline

by Which?

9

Aircraft

ALDERNEY

GUERNSEY

300

Staff

1

In-flight marriage

DINARD

GRENOBLE

(Seasonal)

1

Birth on board

Between Alderney

and Guernsey

1

FA Cup

Flown to Guernsey

on 19th August 2016

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WELCOME ABOARD!

MARK DARBY

CHIEF

EXECUTIVE

OFFICER

This is always a such wonderful time of

year to visit our islands, and there is so much

to explore and discover, whether it’s a short

break or longer holiday.

From the Bailiwick’s idyllic scenery, to its

rich local heritage, sporting and adventure

activities and its top restaurants, with the

freshest local produce, there is so much

to enjoy this spring. Here at Aurigny, we

launched our own marketing campaign

to entice more first-time visitors to the

Bailiwick, and have teamed up with

VisitGuernsey to help promote the Channel

Islands Heritage Festival, which kicks off in

April and promises to be as popular as ever.

For people living in the Bailiwick, we have

also been looking at how we can improve

the services we provide to those closer to

home. So, I’m delighted we are launching

a new Compassionate Fares and Flexibility

service, supporting people with cheaper

flights when they face a family bereavement

or emergency. We hope this can make a real

difference at a time when people need our

assistance most, and in this edition of En

Voyage we provide more details about how

this service can support islanders, on page 8.

For those keen on a short break off the

island this spring and summer, there are

a wide range of exciting attractions at the

destinations we serve in the UK.

In this magazine, you can read about

Easter activities in London, making a trip to

Manchester with your children and all that

Bristol has to offer this summer. You can

also discover the breathtaking views and

attractions of the Peak District and the New

Forest, just a short journey from Manchester,

Leeds Bradford and Southampton airports.

Elsewhere, this edition of En Voyage

features news of a talented young chef from

Alderney, Poppy Taylor, who is representing

the Bailiwick in the regional finals of the

Rotary Young Chef of the Year competition.

In addition, we celebrate the news that one

of our longest serving Aurigny employees,

Phil Lanoe, has been recognised for 40 years

of valuable service to the company.

Another milestone will be the launch of

our brand new website, which we hope you

will find to be a vast improvement on the old

site, and make the customer experience that

much more enjoyable.

With Easter and the warmer weather

hopefully on its way, we are about to enter

what will be a very busy period, and all our

staff are here to help make your journey an

enjoyable and pleasant one.

Thanks for flying with us today, and we

hope to see you again soon.

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AURIGNY NEWS

AURIGNY LAUNCHES

COMPASSIONATE FARES

Aurigny has launched new

Compassionate Fares to support

people with cheaper flights when

they face a family bereavement

or emergency.

Our comprehensive Compassionate

Fares and Compassionate Flexibility

Scheme, starting 1 March, is

designed for islanders who need to

book unexpected flights, and find

themselves facing high costs for

urgent last-minute seats.

It can help keep costs down in

the event of a recent bereavement

of an immediate family member,

or when an immediate family

member suffers an unexpected

critical medical situation or has to

attend hospital or a hospice as an

in-patient.

Commercial Director Malcolm

Coupar said Aurigny was one of

only a small number of airlines to

launch such a scheme and the first

in the Channel Islands.

COMPASSIONATE FARE

He said they had first seen this

type of service being provided by

the Scottish regional airline Loganair

and wanted to offer something

similar to islanders.

Mr Coupar said: ‘We know people

can face high fares when booking

last-minute flights for family

emergencies, and we hope this

service will make a real difference at

what is such a difficult time.

‘This will always be an incredibly

stressful period in anyone’s life and

we would like to do whatever we

can to help support them and make

it as easy as possible.

‘We are confident this service can

provide enormous support, during a

time when people really need

it most.

‘It is part of our ongoing efforts

to try to improve how we serve

our customers.’

A Compassionate Fare will cap the cost of a one-way flight to £75

between Guernsey/Alderney and the UK mainland. If you travel

between Alderney and the UK, but via Guernsey, the flight is capped

at £105 each way.

For further information about the scheme visit aurigny.com

or call the reservations team on 01481 822866.

COMPASSIONATE FLEXIBITY

Compassionate Flexibility is

another service designed to

support customers who have

already made travel plans

with Aurigny, but their plans

are disrupted due to one of

these family emergencies.

FOR TRAVEL NOT YET STARTED

If you hold an existing ticket

for travel, which has not yet

started, there will be a number

of options:

• Cancel non-refundable

fares and have the value of

the fare held on a voucher

for up to 12 months.

• Apply the value of your

existing ticket towards a

compassionate fare (any

difference in the fare will

have to be paid).

• Apply for a refund in the

case of a bereavement to an

immediate family member.

FOR TRAVEL ALREADY STARTED

If you hold an existing ticket,

where your travel has already

started, but you need to return

home (for one of the abovementioned

reasons) you

will be able to change your

travel without penalty. This is

providing seats are available.

LAST YEAR IN NUMBERS

Aurigny operated

more than

15,000

flights to

14 destinations

The fleet travelled

over 3 million km.

Equivalent to

flying an estimated

80 times

around

the world

Of the 4% of services

cancelled the majority

were due to adverse

weather, mostly fog.

The airport was

affected by fog

on a total of 46

days last year

Carried more than

half a million

passengers

Last year reliability

stood at 96%

and more than

80% of services

departed on-time

(within 15 mins)

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MARK DARBY, AMANDA HOBART AND PHIL LANOE

PHIL’S 40 YEARS OF

DEDICATED SERVICE

One of our longest-serving

members of staff, Phil Lanoe, has

been recognised for 40 years

of dedicated service and he still

thoroughly enjoys the hustle and

bustle of airport life.

The Deputy Station Manager and

Cabin Services Manager joined

the islands’ airline straight from

school, having watched planes with

enthusiasm, alongside friends, from

the edge of the airport as they came

in to land in the 70s.

Back then, the industry

and operations were almost

unrecognisable from what is seen

today, but for Phil it is still work at

the airport, and particularly with the

travelling public, that has kept him at

Aurigny for four decades

and counting.

‘It is airport life I really enjoy,’ he

said. ‘You can walk around, chat to

people, and help them out

with anything.

‘Also, getting everything out on

time gives you a buzz.

‘If we are busy at check-in, I have

helped to keep the operation going.

It helps from time to time to get a

feel for what’s going on.’

Phil said it was not unusual to

see famous faces travelling to the

islands. However, there is a far more

significant meeting he has had at

the airport.

He met his wife Michelle when

they both worked at the former

airport building. She first worked

there as an airport general officer,

and the pair started dating when she

returned as an immigration officer.

YOUNG

‘MASTER’

CHEF

REGIONAL

FINALIST

They now have two daughters.

Phil first began his working life

with Aurigny in the summer of 1976,

starting straight from school. It was

his perfect job, as a young fan

of aviation.

During his career he rose through

the ranks to Senior Traffic Officer,

and then Duty Manager, before

spending more than 12 years as

Station Manager.

There is also not a single day in the

calendar that Phil has not worked,

having been called in on Christmas

Day, more than 10 years ago, when

weather disruption impacted flights.

He now serves as Deputy Station

Manager and Cabin Services

Manager and still thoroughly enjoys

serving the public and supporting

the day-to-day operations.

PRIZE WINNERS!

A young chef from Alderney is

representing the Bailiwick in the

Rotary Young Chef of the Year

competition. Poppy Taylor, 14,

who attends St Anne’s School, will

compete in the regional finals after

being crowned champion locally.

AURIGNY SUPPORTED

HER EFFORTS BY

PROVIDING HER

COMPLIMENTARY

TRAVEL TO COMPETE

IN GUERNSEY.

She won her first round at St Anne’s,

and then took the top prize at the

Guernsey College of FE.

Aurigny supported her efforts by

providing her complimentary travel

to compete in Guernsey.

Poppy will produce the same

winning menu, featuring local

seafood, at the UK competition,

and her local victories have given

her added confidence. ‘I’m a bit

scared, but definitely more confident

than I was in Guernsey. I am looking

forward to it.’

VALERIE LANGLOIS WITH HUSBAND DAVE

Valerie Langlois was the lucky winner

of Issue 1’s luxury weekend in London.

She wins a two-night stay at the

luxurious St James’ Court, A Taj Hotel

with afternoon tea and flights included.

Valerie says ‘It’s almost six years since

we spent a few days in London, I’ll be

taking my husband Dave along to carry

the shopping bags!’.

Wilma Edwards was the lucky

winner of two return tickets from the

prize draw held at Guernsey’s first ever

Health Show, who was ‘gobsmacked

but delighted to have won’.

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AURIGNY NEWS

BAGGAGE

REUNITED

ADVICE FOR

PASSENGERS

Always secure a tag

onto your baggage

containing key

contact details,

including where you

will be staying.

It’s a rarity that baggage ever

becomes lost when you’re travelling.

But in the very unlikely event it

does ever happen, we can reassure

you that our staff will work around

the clock to find your case, no

matter where it could find itself.

Most recently a bag destined

for Guernsey became lost on

the airport’s baggage system

at Gatwick. It ended up being

transported on a lorry to Heathrow,

together with other bags, and

then on a cargo aircraft to Lagos

in Nigeria.

Our staff worked tirelessly to try

to find the bag, and once it was

located, it was transported all the

way back to Gatwick, and then

onto Guernsey, to be reunited with

its owner.

Like in this case, it’s most

often completely outside of our

control when a bag goes missing.

But we are always 100% committed

to ATR reuniting 42 the passenger with

their possessions.

There are also handy tips that you

can follow when you travel abroad,

in the unlikely event your baggage

does Trislander go missing.

At Aurigny, we take great pride in

carrying your luggage safely and

speedily to your final destination.

But if it does go missing, rest

assured DORNIER 228our team will pull out all

the stops to make sure it is found

as quickly as possible.

AW

Insert a sheet of paper

into your bag with key

personal details, such

as your name, contact

details, flight numbers

and address of where

you will be staying.

Carry any essential

items, such as

medication and

money, with you

on the flight.

Customise the look

of your bag to make it

easier to identify.

Immediately report

the loss of checked

luggage if it does

not arrive at your

destination.

Do this before

leaving the airport.

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Trislander

OUR FLEET

DORNIER 220K

DORNIER 228

Embraer 190

ATR 42

DORNIER 220K

Embraer 195

ATR 42

Dornier 228-200 and 220k

NUMBER IN FLEET 1

BUILT Sao Jose Dos Campos, Brazil

ENGINES

2 x General Electric CF34-10E7 Turbofans

MAXIMUM SPEED 542 knots (624 mph)

PASSENGERS CARRIED 122

RANGE 2,500 miles (4,023 km)

NUMBER IN FLEET 1

BUILT Toulouse, France

ENGINES

ATR 70

2 x Pratt & Whitney PW-127 E Turboprops

MAXIMUM SPEED 299 knots (344 mph)

PASSENGERS CARRIED 48

RANGE 966 miles (1,555 km)

NUMBER IN FLEET 2

BUILT Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany

ENGINES

Trislander

2 x Garrett TPE331-5 or 10 Turboprops

MAXIMUM SPEED 223 knots (257 mph)

PASSENGERS CARRIED Up to 18

RANGE 350 miles (563 km)

Embraer 190

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ATR 70


SAFETY

FIRST

HAND BAGGAGE

Once you’ve boarded and located

your seat, please ensure your hand

baggage is stowed safely. Small bags

can be placed underneath the seat in

front of you, unless you are seated in

an emergency exit row.

All other items should be placed

inside an overhead locker. Please

take care when opening the

overhead lockers as items may have

moved during flight and falling items

may cause injury.

YOUR SAFETY

We want to look after you on board

and our main concern is for your

safety and that of the Aurigny crew.

Cabin crew are here primarily for your

safety, so please pay attention to their

instructions. Any feedback about the

crew and flight is welcomed.

Life jackets are provided for use

in the extremely unlikely event of

an emergency. It is an offence

to tamper with or remove them

without authorisation and this may

jeopardise the safety of others.

Both staff and passengers have the

right to fly within in a calm, safe and

friendly environment. Aurigny have

a zero-tolerance policy towards

any violent, disruptive or offensive

behaviour, and crew have been

trained to deal with such incidents.

SMOKING

Smoking of cigarettes and

e-cigarettes is not permitted on

board, including within the toilets.

FOOD ALLERGIES

Allergy information is available for all

snacks – please see the packaging

label or ask a member of the crew.

ELECTRONIC DEVICES*

HANDHELD DEVICES WITH

A ‘FLIGHT SAFE’ MODE

Handheld devices, such as tablets,

e-readers and mobile phones may

be used during all phases of the

flight, provided the ‘flight safe’ mode

is enabled before departure. Larger

devices must be safely secured in

hand luggage during taxi, take-off

and landing, either in the overhead

locker or under the seat in front

of you. Any device that transmits or

receives communications but does

not have a ‘flight safe’ mode must be

switched off from doors closed to

doors open.

LAPTOPS, ULTRA-BOOKS

AND NOTEBOOKS

Devices may be used during boarding

ATR 42

but not for taxi, take-off and landing

when they must be safely stowed

away in hand luggage. They may be

used in flight, provided any built-in

connectivity such as WiFi is switched

off or set to ‘flight safe’ mode.

Trislander

DEVICES WITHOUT

A ‘FLIGHT SAFE’ MODE

This will include items such as DVD

players, electronic games and music

DORNIER 228

players. Only small, handheld devices

may be used during taxi, take-off

and landing. Larger devices must be

switched off and safely stowed away

in hand luggage during taxi, take-off

and landing.

DORNIER 220K

BLUETOOTH ACCESSORIES

All Bluetooth accessories (for example

wireless keyboards, headphones etc)

must be switched off from doors

closed to doors open.

Embraer 190

HAVE A

DRINK ON US

Please enjoy a complimentary

drink and newspaper. Choose

from: Tea, coffee, still and

sparkling mineral water, orange,

apple and tomato juice, Coca-

Cola, Diet Coke, lemonade,

ginger ale, bitter lemon,

soda and tonic water.

ARE THERE ANY TIMES

I CANNOT USE MY

HANDHELD DEVICES?

Under certain circumstances your

flight or cabin crew will ask that

all electronic devices be switched

off, for example, during refuel

operations. This will be announced

over the PA.

CAN I USE MY HEADPHONES

THROUGHOUT THE FLIGHT?

Personal headphones can be used

for some stages of the flight and may

be attached to your personal device.

We ask that customers remove their

headphones whenever the seat-belt

signs are illuminated during the taxi,

take-off and landing phases and

during the safety demonstration.

CAN I USE A REMOTE

POWER PACK?

Aurigny

ATR 42

does not allow passengers

to charge their devices whilst on

board our aircraft.

Please ask a member of cabin

crew if you have any queries.

*Electronic devices can only be used on the ATR and Embraer E195 aircraft. Unfortunately they cannot be used on the Dornier or Trislander

Trislander

ATR 42

ATR 70

DORNIER 228

Trislander

ATR 72

NUMBER IN FLEET 3

BUILT Toulouse, France

ENGINES

2 x Pratt & Whitney PW-127 M Turboprops

MAXIMUM SPEED 276 knots (318 mph)

PASSENGERS CARRIED 72

RANGE 1,023 miles (1,646 km)

Dornier 228NG

NUMBER IN FLEET 1

BUILT Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany

ENGINES

2 x Garrett TPE331-10 Turboprops

MAXIMUM SPEED 223 knots (257 mph)

PASSENGERS CARRIED 19

RANGE 350 miles (563 km)

Britten Norman BN2A Mk.III Trislander

NUMBER IN FLEET 1

BUILT Bembridge, Isle of Wight

ENGINES

DORNIER 220K

3 x 260hp Textron Lycoming pistons

MAXIMUM SPEED 120 knots (138 mph)

PASSENGERS CARRIED 15

RANGE 500 miles (800 km)

DORNIER 22

Embraer 190

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ISLAND

HERITAGE

TABLE DES PIONS -

THE FAIRY RING

This spring welcomes the return of the Channel

Islands Heritage Festival (8 April–10 May), celebrating

our group of small islands with a big history.

For centuries the islands’

astonishing tides, rich landscapes

and colourful histories have drawn

people to our shores. From the

first Neolithic settlers to Norse

raiders, Romans and even exiled

royals, these surprisingly diverse

islands have seen their fair share

of adventure and adversity. For

2017 a wide programme of

events are being held across the

Bailiwick of Guernsey, bringing

to life the fascinating history of

our heroes, myths and legends

and culminating in the iconic

Liberation Day events of 9-10 May.

LOCAL HEROES

You’ll be surprised at how many

heroic figures have derived from

Guernsey’s shores. This Heritage

Festival we pay homage to those

heroes (famous and lesser-known)

who have shaped the history of

the world as we know it. Take a

tour with Lord Eric de Saumarez

in magnificent Castle Cornet, as

he uncovers the private and public

life of his ancestor, Admiral James

Saumarez, Guernsey’s greatest

naval hero of the Napoleonic Wars

(The Life and Times of Admiral

James Saumarez). Did you know

that military officer Sir Isaac Brock

– nicknamed ‘The Hero of Upper

Canada’ - was born and lived in

Guernsey? Dr Jason Monaghan’s

intriguing talk Sir Isaac Brock, a

Hero and his Portrait offers the

rare opportunity to view the only

portrait made of Brock in his

adult life. From naval figures to

occupation resistance fighters, join

expert Dr Gilly Carr for afternoon

tea at the OGH Hotel as she

captures the heroic voices of

locals who challenged life under

occupied rule, in her haunting

talk A Stub of Pencil for a Piece of

Bread: Why Frank Falla is My Hero

of the Occupation.

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Join us in celebrating the

modern local heroes making

their mark in history in a

series of festival-exclusive

‘Local Hero’ events.

Sporting enthusiasts will be

inspired by racing legend and

present day European and Triple

World Touring Car Champion,

Andy Priaulx MBE in an evening

of good food, honest stories

and uncovered myths from the

professional racing circuit, held at

the Duke of Richmond Hotel.

Horticultural fans however

should not miss the rare

opportunity to join Guernsey

hero Raymond J Evison OBE,

renowned clematis expert

and legendary Chelsea Flower

Show gold medallist (boasting

a record 28 medals!) on his

evening tour of the sprawling

Guernsey Clematis Nursery.

STEP OUTSIDE AND

EXPLORE

With so many unique historical

locations across our beautiful

islands, there is no better excuse

to step outside and explore!

Choose from a range of festivalthemed

guided walks, from the

dark and mysterious cobbled

streets of old St Peter Port, to

retracing the infamous coastal

steps of war-time heroes.

For those with a more

adventurous side, join the islandwide

digital treasure hunt on a

‘Learn to Geocache’ guided walk;

a modern twist on hide-and-seek,

taking in stunning views across the

Bailiwick as you use navigational

techniques to discover ‘caches’

(small trinkets) and a few

surprising tales along the way.

If you prefer to explore with

the wind (or sea water) in your

hair, there are bike and waterbased

activities to suit all.

The Pagans, Pirates and

Pouques Guided Cycling Tour

visits historic landmarks and

mysterious sites across the island,

from Neolithic burial chambers

to world war fortifications, each

steeped in history and intrigue,

whilst family-friendly ‘Legends

of the Coast’ Island Rib Voyages

running throughout the festival,

offer the chance to get up close

to Guernsey’s rugged natural

coastline, accompanied by

accounts of smugglers, pirates

and maritime legends.

If getting your feet wet is more

your thing then Exploring the

Creux Mahie Cave with Outdoor

Guernsey is not to be missed!

Their walking and coasteering

tours offer a rare opportunity to

visit this vast, privately-owned

cavern which is normally

inaccessible to the public but

was once a mysterious Victorian

tourist attraction.

IMAGE COURTESY

OF VISIT GUERNSEY

Find out more about how our fascinating history is coming to life this

Channel Islands Heritage Festival by heading to visitguernsey.com/

event/2017-channel-islands-heritage-festival or pick up a festival guide

at the Guernsey Information Centre. A sample of the events taking place

can be seen on pages 66-67.

ISLAND HOPPING

With Heritage-themed events

taking place across the Bailiwick,

a short trip to our sister islands of

Herm, Sark and Alderney

is tempting.

Visit Herm for a glimpse into

the unexplained myths of this

island paradise including a guided

walk and lunch with author

Paul Sherman, who reveals the

locations and folklore that inspired

his new book. For those brave

enough, embrace the supernatural

by spending a night with a

difference on Herm Island assisting

in a Paranormal Investigation

Evening - be prepared for a night

you won’t forget!

It’s no wonder that for centuries

Sark’s wild and romantic coastline

has inspired artists, writers and

even pirates.

Take to the seas with Adventure

Sark as their experienced guides

lead walking, coasteering and

kayaking tours exploring the

mysterious coast. Visit the silver

mines and revel in the history of

the old mine buildings, including

ventilation shafts descending

290 feet. Listen out for the

underground rumble – legend

tells it’s the sound of a Minotaur!

Why not hop across to Alderney

to explore their family-friendly

events running throughout the

festival, including a journey back

in time riding Alderney’s Granite

Train as you follow the story of the

island’s historic breakwater from

its Victorian origin to WW2?

Each with its own personalities

and stories to tell, discover the

history at the heart of the Bailiwick

islands this Heritage Festival.

IMAGES COURTESY OF VISITGUERNSEY SARK SILVERMINES

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WELLNESS

BREAKS IN

THE BAILIWICK

VisitGuernsey talks to us about the popularity of

wellness travel and what the islands have to offer.

With wellness breaks showing

exponential growth worldwide,

the Bailiwick is set to tap into this

rising travel trend during 2017.

With spectacular scenery and cliff

paths, fresh sea air, quiet lanes and

a peaceful way of life, Guernsey

and its neighbouring islands

are perfectly placed to offer an

alternative retreat for relaxation

and rejuvenation.

But what is the meaning of

wellness tourism?

In simple terms, it’s about offering

a landscape, environment,

activities and food that promote

feeling better – both mentally and

physically. This could incorporate

simply getting away from it all

for a few days, visiting a coastal

destination to unplug and unwind.

More serious-minded wellness

tourists expect a bit more

though, with bespoke wellness

packages including a mix of

yoga, meditation, spa treatments,

creative classes, exercise and

boot camps, with emphasis on

fresh organic food and healthy

menus. For the more indulgent

of us, incorporating a day or two

of wellbeing into a longer holiday

is enough and this ‘secondary

wellness’ traveller forms the

bulk of the billion-dollar global

wellness market.

TOP:

VENUS

POOLS,

LIHOU

ISLAND

MIDDLE:

WALKING THE

SOUTH COAST

BOTTOM:

STAND UP

PADDLE-

BOARDING COBO

SO WHAT CAN THE BAILIWICK

OFFER THE WELLNESS-MINDED

TRAVELLER?

Guernsey Yoga and Wellbeing Retreats

are offering weekend retreats in March

and May packed full of activities and

healthy vegetarian meals using fresh

local produce. The programme includes

guided meditation and yoga sessions, a

gentle scenic run and, for the creative

guest, a jewellery class hosted by highly

regarded local jeweller Athene Sholl.

beinspiredby.co.uk/Guernsey-retreat

PORT SOIF YOGA

OLD GOVERNMENT HOUSE

For five-star luxury, the Old Government

House Hotel offers a three-night

Wellbeing Experience which includes a

fitness assessment and personal training

session, 60-minute spa treatment,

revitalising (and healthy) afternoon tea,

daily breakfast and complimentary use of

the gym and spa facilities.

theoghhotel.com/offers/wellbeing

ST PIERRE PARK

Following a £2.5 million spa

refurbishment, the four-star St Pierre Park

offers a luxurious Classic Spa Break. With

its new swimming pool, marble steam

room, volcanic stone sauna and outdoor

sun terrace with hot tub, this is wellbeing

at its most luxurious! One-night breaks

include dinner, bed and breakfast,

two-course spa lunch and two

25-minute treatments.

handpickedhotels.co.uk/stpierrepark

STOCKS HOTEL

Lastly, for the island hoppers amongst us,

Stocks Hotel offers relaxed charm and

barefoot elegance on the car-free island of

Sark, a 45-minute ferry ride from Guernsey

where life is about kicking back, enjoying

nature and breathing in the unpolluted

air. From 1 April-30 September 2017

they are offering three-night ‘Discover

Sark’ wellness packages. Prices are from

£420pp, based on two sharing a superior

room and includes an evening horse and

carriage ride under the legendary Sark

dark skies, use of the gym and swimming

pool, a three-hour guided walk, boat trip

around Sark and bicycle hire.

stockshotel.com

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LES BARDEAUX

LOCAL MARKET | 4 BEDS | FOREST | £1,750,000 | TRP 317

Les Bardeaux is an incredibly special property situated in a peaceful location in the parish of Forest. Built in

2010, this architect designed home offers stylish contemporary living with a flexible layout, complemented

by modern technology. Upon entering the house one is aware of the space and light that this house exudes.

The open plan kitchen/dining room and sitting room with open fire and sliding Fine Line windows recess

completely into the walls, leaving an interrupted view of the South West facing garden and swimming pool.

Additional accommodation on the ground floor comprises a cloakroom, family bathroom, three double

bedrooms, of which one is en-suite with private terrace. Above the reception area is the entire master

suite with dressing room and bathroom which is accessed by its own separate staircase. There is a further

secondary living area with adjacent WC above the bedrooms and accessed by another staircase.

A. LIVINGROOM ESTATE AGENTS ®, THE OLD MILL, ST. MARTIN, GUERNSEY, CHANNEL ISLANDS, GY4 6DB

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LES JEHANS

LOCAL MARKET | 5 BEDS | TORTEVAL | £1,950,000 | TRP 752

Situated in the heart of rural Torteval surrounded by Guernsey’s finest countryside, Les Jehans boasts

privacy and tranquility in abundance. Extensively renovated within recent years, this period farmhouse has

been full insulated and enhanced to provide comfortable family living with a stunning quality of finish. The

property benefits from exceptional levels of natural light throughout and offers up to five bedrooms, three

bathrooms, four substantial reception rooms, study, workshop and garage. Of particular note is the stunning

sitting room with feature fireplace adjacent to the generous kitchen/breakfast room, which leads perfectly

onto the enclosed South facing courtyard. The gardens are truly spectacular and highly private and must

be seen to be fully appreciated. Externally, there are numerous outbuildings, parking for multiple cars and

two gravelled driveways.

T. (0) 1481 233008 W. WWW.LIVINGROOM.GG

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GUERNSEY’S

RENTAL MARKET

The rentals market in Guernsey is booming thanks to the

island’s large and varied housing stock and a healthy turnover of both tenants

and properties. Livingroom’s Open and Local Market Residential Lettings Negotiators,

Sally Nickolls and Emily Rowe, examine the reasons why the market is busy and what

people are looking for in their rental property.

The very British aspiration to own a

property is alive and well in the 21st

century but that doesn’t mean that

it’s the right option for everyone.

Indeed, Guernsey has a dynamic

rentals market that provides good

quality homes for thousands of

islanders. The quality of the island’s

rental property stock has been

driven, to a degree, by the distinction

between the Local and Open

Markets which applies to property

rentals as it does to property sales.

Many who move to the island

live on the Open Market and want

a good quality property whether

renting or buying. Others are granted

a housing licence that enables

them to live on the Local Market,

which provides affordable, sensible

options for the short and long term.

Of course, rentals on the Local

Market are equally popular with

local people so the lettings team

at Livingroom is kept busy in both

markets.

The reasons for renting are just as

varied as the properties themselves;

we see a lot of young professionals

looking to rent – whether as

individuals, couples or groups of

friends. Despite the property sales

market levelling out to more realistic

levels in recent times, it can be hard

for people in this demographic to raise

the deposit and mortgage required.

Renting is also an opportunity

to experience the freedom of

living independently without the

commitment of a mortgage so it’s

no surprise that renting appeals

to them. We also have a steady

demand from empty-nesters and

young families for rental properties.

At Livingroom we’ve recently

restructured our lettings team to

meet this demand to ensure our

rental customers get the same

level of service prospective vendors

and buyers receive. This includes a

professional service and the skill set of

our in-house creative team to expertly

market our properties. A range of

excellent, professional photographs

helps landlords to promote their

property and prospective tenants to

make a quick decision – something

that’s especially important in

the dynamic rentals market.

Some of the maxims that apply to

the purchase of properties also apply

to renting. It’s true, for example, that

‘you get what you pay for’ when

renting a place to live; there are no

truly bad properties on the rental

market in Guernsey but paying a little

extra per month can get you more

floor space, a more modern kitchen

or a much-coveted parking space.

Another point that applies across

both buying and renting is that the

market is price sensitive. A property’s

asking price must be balanced against

competition to attract interest.

Livingroom offers rental property

in all price brackets starting at circa

£800 per calendar month. If you

happen to be looking at the higher

end of the market, some luxury rentals

on Livingroom’s books are available

for in excess of £5,000 per calendar

month. The most popular bracket

for rentals is always changing but at

the end of 2016 and into 2017 we’ve

found that properties between £800

and £1,600 a month are the most

in demand. This bracket starts with

one-bedroom flats and ranges up

to houses – some with the benefit

of outside space and parking.

The buy-to-let market in Guernsey is

another core element of our business.

With low interest rates and money

just sitting in the bank, investors have

turned to the tangible investment of

property to rent out for greater returns.

Livingroom has some great

options for renting property and

we’re always looking for more

good quality rentals for waiting

tenants. Livingroom’s Lettings team,

Sally Nickolls, Emily Rowe and

Lynsey Elliott, are happy to answer

any questions you may have.

Call 01481 233008 or email

info@livingroom.gg

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NON-DOM

DILEMMA

Major reforms coming into effect

this April will force UK non-doms

to reconsider their tax residence

position – for some, relocation to

Guernsey could be the ideal solution.

Separate to the UK yet part of the British Isles,

Guernsey is just a short fight from many of the UK

regional airports including London Gatwick, and its

low tax regime make it an attractive choice when

considering a change of lifestyle.

Swoffers, one of the island’s leading estate agent,

believes Guernsey is in a great position to welcome new

residents, and its team can offer expert advice to any UK

non-doms considering a move to the island.

The property specialists at Swoffers have unrivalled

knowledge of Guernsey’s Open Market, which offers

an extensive range of properties to overseas buyers,

including seafront penthouses, contemporary family

homes, elegant town and historical farm houses.

‘Last year Swoffers maintained more than 50% of all

Open Market sales and enjoyed a significant number of

lettings. We were able to show potential buyers a huge

variety of attractive properties to suit all lifestyles,’ said

Swoffers Director Shauna Clapham, a specialist in Open

Market sales.

‘For those looking to maintain close ties with the UK,

whether it’s for personal or business reasons, Guernsey

can be an ideal relocation destination. Vitally, it’s a safe

haven and a stable environment to live and do business.’

Guernsey is both a destination of breathtaking beauty

and a world-class centre for business. With beautiful

MAKING GUERNSEY

YOUR NEW HOME

Guernsey has two property markets – the

Open Market and Local Market. If you do not

have an existing right to live in a Local Market

property, the Open Market is the best route to

establishing residency.

The Open Market is very straightforward and

available to anyone who holds a EU passport.

It’s also available to non-EU passport holders but

the Guernsey Border Agency will also be involved

in assessing the application.

People coming to Guernsey to work – either

employed, self-employed or as an employer

– may be able to reside in Guernsey’s Local Market,

but will need to apply for a licence to do so.

beaches, stunning cliff coastline and idyllic countryside,

it is renowned for its relaxed quality of living and

favourable work-life balance. Yet it also offers

excellent professional services with a global network,

and its finance industry is highly regarded for its

robust standards.

With a mature legal system and democratically elected

government, the island offers political and economic

stability. Its legislative and fiscal independence from the

UK and EU also means it can respond quickly to the

needs of businesses.

It has its financial attractions too; the general rate of

tax payable by Guernsey companies is zero (with limited

exceptions), there is no capital gains tax, inheritance tax,

value added tax or withholding tax, and income tax is

generally a flat rate of 20%.

‘People decide to relocate to Guernsey for a number

of reasons. Those with young families, for example, are

often attracted by Guernsey’s lifestyle and stability, and

the opportunity to leave behind the daily commute,‘

said Shauna.

‘For others, it’s the infrastructure for business that’s

the real opportunity. The wealth of talented and

entrepreneurial individuals who live in Guernsey

should not be underestimated.’

Locate Guernsey, which launched in 2016, is a

government-funded body tasked with promoting

Guernsey on the global stage and providing

information and resources to potential new residents.

Since news broke of the changes to UK non-dom

legislation, Guernsey has enjoyed increased interest

from people looking to avoid UK deemed domicile

status, which can be done by ceasing UK residency

for six tax years.

Last year’s EU referendum and shock Brexit result

has also led to enquiries, as details of Britain’s future

relationship with the EU remain unclear.

‘In terms of the EU, the position of Guernsey is clear.

We are regarded as a third country (neither part of the

UK nor part of the EU) and that position undoubtedly

offers us opportunities,’ said Shauna.

‘We anticipate that if current levels of interest continue

then 2017 will be a busy year. Changes to the non-dom

rules in the UK are imminent and it is inevitable that

Guernsey will be one of the choices for those affected.

We offer a simple and straightforward solution and a

stable, safe, well regulated environment.’

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SPECIAL FEATURE

OPEN DOORS

GUERNSEY OPEN MARKET PROPERTY

22 LOCATE GUERNSEY

Guiding you through the process

of relocating to Guernsey

26 OPEN MARKET PROPERTIES

Cooper Brouard, Livingroom,

Martel Maides, Sarnia and Swoffers

51 IS MY BUILDING ADEQUATELY INSURED?

Lovell Ozanne examines the potential

pitfalls of building insurance

52 A PARTICULARLY CREATIVE YEAR

CCD Architects & Interior Designers

take a look back at 2016

56 THE DESIGNER TOUCH

Luxioso, the place to go for a new

kitchen, bathroom or bedroom

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Property

LOCATE

GUERNSEY

YOUR HOME,

YOUR BUSINESS,

YOUR LIFE

There are more

than 1,500

properties on

Guernsey’s Open

Market register,

with a wide range

of different types

available, as one

would expect.

Richard Le Tocq,

the Head of Locate

Guernsey, the island’s inward investment

agency, explained the important role that

the Open Market plays in helping to bring

people to Guernsey.

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‘Guernsey is a fantastic place to live and work.

Those of us who can call it home are really very lucky,

and the island’s Open Property Market means access

to our excellent quality of life is also available to those

who may not have an existing familial connection to

Guernsey. Therefore, for the work of Locate Guernsey

and our very many stakeholders, the Open Market

is vital.

Guernsey’s Local Housing Market of course also has

relevance and people who come to the island and

create additional employment may qualify for the right

to live in Local Market accommodation. Naturally,

Locate Guernsey supports this, as job creation and

economic diversification are key parts of what we do.

The Open Market is unlike property markets in other

territories in that it doesn’t require official governmental

permissions for incomers to take up residence. If you

have an EU passport and want to live in the island, then

the Open Market is a great route in. For those who

have non-EU passports, there are still excellent

Investor Immigration and Entrepreneur Immigration

programmes, which also lead to an individual being able

to call Guernsey home. My Locate Guernsey colleagues

and I can explain more about these options.

As well as being an excellent residency mechanism,

the Open Market also gives the incomer so much more

than ‘merely’ a property. Living in Guernsey confers

various other advantages too: like a better work/

life balance, short journey times, beautiful land and

seascapes that just make you feel uplifted and a low rate

of income tax. All available through the Open Market.

Locate Guernsey can assist directly with relocations

into our Open Market. That could take a number of

different forms – we can assist with introductions to

different parts of Government or help make other

business or social connections. It’s all part of the service.

We’re fortunate also that the island has an excellent

professional services community to support the Open

Market and property

transactions within it.

Estate agencies, law

firms, surveyors and,

for those who may

need it, tax advice, are

available to ensure

that expert guidance

and advice is provided

throughout the

journey. Complement

all of that with

assistance available

THE OPEN MARKET

IS UNLIKE PROPERTY

MARKETS IN OTHER

TERRITORIES IN

THAT IT DOESN’T

REQUIRE OFFICIAL

GOVERNMENTAL

PERMISSIONS

from the Locate Guernsey team and a smooth transition

is assured.

Elsewhere in this supplement you’ll see some of

Guernsey’s Open Market properties to buy. There’s a

great range of options and at Locate Guernsey, amongst

other things, we promote many of these fine properties

through our @locateguernsey account on Twitter, where

we’ve been showcasing specific Open Market homes.

RELOCATING TO GUERNSEY?

THE TEAM AT LOCATE GUERNSEY CAN GUIDE YOU THROUGH THE PROCESS

WHICH TYPE

OF PASSPORT

DO YOU HOLD?

PURCHASE OR RENT AN

OPEN MARKET PROPERTY

INCOME

TAX CAPS

No Capital

Gains Tax

EU

EU

NON

INVESTOR VISA

INVEST £750K

IN GUERNSEY

£

£

No Inheritance

Tax

No Value

Added Tax

No Wealth

Tax

Locate Guernsey exists to promote the island as a place to live and do business, and we’re also here to help

those making the move. The Open Market makes that easy. Visit us at locateguernsey.com to find out more

about our beautiful island and how you can make it your home.

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Cupola windows and a large terrace boast fabulous views across the

island’s capital towards Herm, Sark, Jersey and France on a clear day.

Penthouse number 32 is finished to the highest standard – with white

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Property

CARTERET MANOR

CASTEL | £2,800,000 SOLE AGENT

A distinctive period house, built by one of Guernsey’s

most distinguished families during the 18th century in the

manner of a Breton Château.

The property is close to some of the island’s premier west

coast beaches and is only 600 metres from the village

shops and sandy bay at Cobo, which offers excellent

opportunities for windsurfing, swimming and sailing.

Extensively modernised and refurbished, Carteret Manor

is notable for its light and generously proportioned rooms

enjoying a south facing rear aspect overlooking secluded

walled gardens and tennis court. A fabulous family home

with a staff or guest annexe.

OPEN MARKET

4 BEDROOM SUITES

DRAWING ROOM

KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM

DINING ROOM

FAMILY ROOMS

OUTBUILDINGS

GARDENS/ TENNIS COURT/

POOL

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CONTACT US +44 (0) 1481 236039

enq@cooperbrouard.com cooperbrouard.com

LA PORTE

LA VILLE BAUDU, VALE | £1,850,000 SOLE AGENT

HONFLEUR

RUE DU PONT, ST PIERRE DU BOIS | £895,000

SOLE AGENT

La Porte is a stunning example of a local Victorian

villa and one of 10 outstanding properties to have

been put on the new list of top tier protected

buildings. Lovingly upgraded and modernised by

our current vendors offering a balance of modern

living with beautiful period features.

Added sympathetic extensions create a bright and

spacious family home. the large south facing gardens

are beautifully maintained and filled with numerous

shrubs and trees. A large two floor renovated barn

provides ample space for studio, games/party room,

potential office storage and garage. There is excellent

parking, orchard and land with its own access the

whole set in a site of 1.53 acres.

A smart, stylishly presented detached bungalow

located in a rural lane a short drive/walk from

St Peter’s village and charming parish church.

The property has been recently renovated and

being neutrally decorated throughout can take

an array of interior styles.

Large windows allow plenty of light to flood the

rooms and afford lovely views over the private

and sheltered gardens. Reverse plan in design,

the ground floor comprises a garage and lobby

while the remainder of the accommodation is

located at garden level.

OPEN MARKET

OPEN MARKET

5 DOUBLE BEDROOMS

LIVING ROOM

DINING ROOM

SITTING ROOM

KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM

STUDY

2 CONSERVATORIES

DETACHED RENOVATED BARN

3 DOUBLE BEDROOMS

INC. MASTER ENSUITE

SITTING ROOM/DINING

ROOM

KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM

CONSERVATORY

FAMILY BATHROOM

GARAGE

PARKING AND GARDENS

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Property

ESCALLONIA

ST. PETER PORT | £1,495,000 SOLE AGENT

Escallonia sits favourably on Mount Durand, neighbouring

the Governor’s residence. Georgian in architecture, the

house offers period features throughout, complemented

by a contemporary glass kitchen/dining extension to the

rear, which enjoys the afternoon/early evening sun.

The entrance hall has been recently glazed, providing

access through to the kitchen/dining room at the

rear of the house and the main hall. Ground floor

accommodation further comprises a cloakroom, drawing

room with a juxtaposed open plan piano room, snug and

utility room.

The first floor offers two generous double bedrooms, a

single room/study, shower room and bathroom with stairs

leading to the master suite

on the second floor with

OPEN MARKET

bathroom including wet

room and views across

4 BEDROOMS

St Peter Port. Externally, there

3 BATHROOMS

is parking to the front for

three cars and to the rear is a

TRP 320

private patio off the kitchen/

dining room, which leads

onto the lawned garden with

mature planting and a

green house.

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CONTACT US +44 (0) 1481 233008

info@livingroom.gg livingroom.gg

ALBATROSS

ST. PETER PORT | £3,450,000 SOLE AGENT

L’ETOILE DU NORD

CASTEL | £4,950,000

Albatross is a fully modernised, detached home

situated within the highly desirable Fort George

enclave. Located behind electric gates, Albatross

offers over 5,000sq ft of flexible accommodation

with the recent addition of an en-famille integrated

wing. Wing comprises sitting/dining room with

kitchenette, shower room and double bedroom.

Main house comprises hall, cloakroom, sitting room,

contemporary kitchen/dining room, utility room,

store room, basement snug/den and four generous

bedrooms (three of which boast en-suite facilities)

in addition to the wing. Garage, parking for multiple

vehicles and landscaped gardens.

Internal viewing essential.

A contemporary masterpiece constructed in 2011.

Arranged over three floors, the attention to detail

and high quality design aesthetic were fundamental

in winning prestigious awards from both the Royal

Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the Guernsey

Design Awards. L’Etoile du Nord nestles into the

hillside with panoramic views over the countryside

towards Vazon Bay. Its stepped form and layered

use of materials are designed to merge into the

surrounding landscape and throughout the building

careful detailing blurs the boundary between inside

and out. Accommodation comprises generous

reception space, cinema and four bedrooms (all

en-suite). Garage, parking for multiple vehicles and

landscaped gardens. Internal viewing essential.

OPEN MARKET

OPEN MARKET

5 BEDROOMS

5 BATHROOMS

4 BEDROOMS

4 BATHROOMS

TRP 545

TRP 511

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Property

LA CARRIERE

LE BIGARD, FOREST | £7,350,000 SOLE AGENT

A magnificent example of a traditionally constructed

manorial Longhouse dating back to the 16th century and

standing in an unspoilt hamlet on the edge of the island’s

spectacular south coast cliffs.

This imposing property was more recently subject to a

reconstruction project spanning four years that established

new benchmarks in terms of quality of craftsmanship and

meticulous attention to detail. Works at this time included

the complete underpinning of original walls, the addition

of sympathetic extensions, the raising of a whole new oak

framed roof, and the excavation of cellar space.

The historic and attractive form of the dressed and random

granite elevations are matched for character inside with

a superb array of carved

stone features, inglenook

OPEN MARKET

fireplaces, flagged floors

and wood panelling.

5 BEDROOMS

5 BATHROOMS

5 RECEPTIONS

5 OTHER ROOMS

2 GARAGES

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CONTACT US +44 (0) 1481 713463

richard.fox@martelmaides.co.uk

claire.holliday@martelmaides.co.uk

NO. 1 BELMONT HOUSE

QUEEN’S ROAD, ST PETER PORT | £2,650,000

LA COLLINE

UPPER ST JACQUES, ST PETER PORT | £1,600,000 SOLE AGENT

A superlative ground floor apartment with neo-

Regency features in one of the island’s foremost

developments of its kind.

Ranging through part of the original building and

substantial extensions, this graceful property offers

well in excess of 2,000sq ft of impressive living

space, which is all finished to the highest

of standards.

This prestigious apartment overlooks beautifully

tended parkland style communal gardens at the

front, while a private walled rear garden has a

sheltered and sunny aspect and incorporates a

detached double garage with a studio over.

A characterful and very attractive listed farmhouse,

dating in part back to the 16th century, in a

surprisingly central location and within a walking

commute of the hub of town.

The property has been lovingly restored by the

current owners whose recent works have included

the sympathetic addition of two further bedrooms

and a shower room in the converted roof space.

Unusually light and bright for a house of this type,

the accommodation includes a feature vine house

overlooking a beautifully tended south facing

garden, which is also accessed from a semiindependent

ground floor wing.

OPEN MARKET

OPEN MARKET

2 BEDROOMS

2 BATHROOMS

3 RECEPTIONS

PRIVATE GARDEN

5 BEDROOMS

4 BATHROOMS

3 RECEPTIONS

GARDEN

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Property

APT 2 LES RESIDENCES

ROUTE DE CARTERET, CASTEL | £1,750,000

This penthouse measures approximately

1,350sq ft. Internally there is spacious living

accommodation which includes a designer

kitchen, dining room/living room, utility

room, cloakroom, separate WC, master

bedroom (with dressing area and

en-suite) and a further bedroom with

en-suite facility.

OPEN MARKET

2 BEDROOMS

2 BATHROOMS

1 RECEPTION

1 GARAGE

GARDEN

THE BEDFORD

QUEENS ROAD, ST PETER PORT | £2,800,000

Stunning period town house situated only

a short walk away from the town centre.

Offering spacious living accommodation

retaining its period features of high ceilings

and large reception areas.

OPEN MARKET

7 BEDROOMS

6 BATHROOMS

2 RECEPTIONS

AMPLE PARKING

GARDEN

LE VARCLIN

ROUTE DE SAUSMAREZ, ST MARTIN'S | £3,495,000

In a rural and sought after St Martin's location

with Fermain Bay and coastal cliff path walks

three minutes away by foot, this property

offers tranquil and luxurious living.

OPEN MARKET

5 BEDROOMS

5 BATHROOMS

2 RECEPTIONS

1 GARAGE

GARDEN

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CONTACT US +44 (0) 1481 727989 enquiries@

sarniaestateagents.com sarniaestateagents.com

SORTILEGE

FORT GEORGE, ST PETER PORT | £3,250,000

CANADA LODGE

2 GRANGE TERRACE, ST PETER PORT | £1,495,000

Recent investment has created a stunning, modern

house with spacious reception areas together with

three bedroom suites, double garage and garden.

The property is configured in a reverse plan format

to take full advantage of the views. There are three

reception rooms including a drawing room with

large terrace facing south east.

Additionally, there is a spacious sitting room,

sun room and modern kitchen open to a glazed

breakfast room.

The ground floor offers garaging, ample storage,

study/office and games room with potential to

create a fourth bedroom.

LISTED - Canada Lodge is a beautifully renovated

1830s period property situated on the Grange

Terrace leading into St Peter Port.

The ground floor offers a kitchen with access to

the low maintenance rear garden, study/snug and a

double reception room with double panelled doors.

The first floor of the house boasts three double

bedrooms (one en-suite). At the top of the house on

the second floor, there are a further three double

bedrooms, one en-suite and a bathroom.

OPEN MARKET

OPEN MARKET

3 BEDROOMS

3 BATHROOMS

3 RECEPTIONS

1 GARAGE

GARDEN

8 BEDROOMS

5 BATHROOMS

2 RECEPTIONS

PARKING SPACES

GARDEN

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OPEN MARKET

BEAUCAMP DE HAUT

LES VIEUX BEAUCAMPS, CASTEL | £ P.O.A.

CONTACT US FOR A VIEWING

+44 (0) 1481 711766

sales@swoffers.co.uk

swoffers.co.uk

AN EXCEPTIONAL GUERNSEY ESTATE.

UNQUESTIONABLY ONE OF THE ISLAND’S

MOST SUBSTANTIAL HOMES.

For the first time in over 30 years Swoffers is pleased

to bring Beaucamp de Haut to the market and offer

a once in a lifetime opportunity to acquire one of the

island’s most substantial homes.

Standing in the middle of more than 35 acres of its

own land, it is a unique property which offers total

privacy and seclusion, its peace and tranquillity are a

true escape from the rest of the world.

Located in Guernsey’s finest countryside, in the central

parish of Castel, Beaucamp de Haut is only a few

minutes away from Guernsey’s west coast beaches

and a short drive from St Peter Port - the main town

and business centre.

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PROPERTY DETAILS

GROUND FLOOR

Entrance Hall

Cloakroom

Reception Room 1 /

Dining Room

Sitting Room

Drawing Room

Morning Room

Marble Hall

Dining Room

Kitchen

Pantry

Cloakroom

FIRST FLOOR

Master Bedroom Suite

Bedroom

Dressing Room

Ensuite Bathroom

Cloakroom

Bedroom Suite 2

Dressing Room

Ensuite Bathroom

SECOND FLOOR

Bedroom 3

Ensuite Bathroom

Bedroom 4

Family Bathroom

Bedroom 5

GUEST / STAFF

ACCOMMODATION

Bedroom 6

Sitting Room

Bathroom

Bedroom 7

Shower Room

Bedroom 8

Study

Plant Room

Laundry / Store Room

Utility Room

SELF CONTAINED UNIT

Kitchen / Breakfast

Room

Study

Sitting Room

Bedroom

BARN

Garaging

Gardeners WC

Large Storage Room

Plant Room 2

OUTSIDE

Stable Block

Tennis Court

Swimming Pool

POOL HOUSE

Kitchenette

Changing Room

Cloakroom

Storage Room

Wine Store

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Property

OPEN MARKET

LE CLOS AU COMTE

ROUTE DE CLOS AU COMTE, CASTEL | £ P.O.A.

HISTORIC GUERNSEY FARMHOUSE

CONTACT US FOR A VIEWING

+44 (0) 1481 711766

sales@swoffers.co.uk

swoffers.co.uk

Le Clos au Comte is a small country estate built around a

classic Guernsey farmhouse with a history going back to

1591, enjoying the tranquillity and views of the rural west

coast of Guernsey overlooking Vazon Bay. The property

sits in approximately 10 acres of land, including its own

private woodland.

In 1968 the house was reconstructed and extended into

a substantial property. Further modernisation took place

in the 1990s, followed by an ongoing programme of

meticulous maintenance and upgrading.

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PROPERTY DETAILS

GROUND FLOOR

Entrance hall

Hall

Dining room

Kitchen

Utility room

Conservatory

Drawing room

Living room

Two studies

WC

Wet room

FIRST FLOOR

Master bedroom suite

w/dressing room,

2 bathrooms and

balcony

Bedroom w/en-suite

bathroom, walk-in

wardrobe and terrace

Bedroom w/en-suite

bathroom

Gallery

LOWER GROUND

FLOOR

Cinema

Wine cellar

Laundry room

Studio

Darkroom

OUTSIDE

Triple garage

Workshop

Boiler room

Outbuildings

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OTTERINGTON

RUE CAUCHEE, ST MARTIN’S | £3,650,000

This charming house was built in the early 1900s, and sits

amid grounds of over one acre, located just a short stroll

from the pretty village at St Martin’s and convenient for

the main town.

It has been constantly upgraded and modified into the

stylish home we see today, offering enviable living space.

The landscaped gardens enjoy a high degree of privacy

and a sunny aspect with plenty of parking, there is also a

double garage and newly built triple garage with fabulous

guest annexe above.

OPEN MARKET

5 BEDROOMS

4 BATHROOMS/SHOWERS

ORANGERY & GARDENS

FABULOUS GUEST ANNEXE

GARAGING FOR 6 CARS

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CONTACT US +44 (0) 1481 711766

sales@swoffers.co.uk swoffers.co.uk

SILVER SEAS

FORT GEORGE, ST PETER PORT | £ P.O.A.

Silver Seas is a sizeable property of over 3,800sq ft,

located on the prestigious and well located Fort George

development, close to the town centre and within

walking distance of the beautiful south coast cliffs

and bluebell woods.

The property offers five bedrooms and three reception

rooms and boasts stunning island and sea views.

Outside is a well cared for garden together with swimming

pool, garage and ample parking. This property really is one

worth viewing.

OPEN MARKET

5 BEDROOMS

5 BATHROOMS/SHOWERS

3 RECEPTIONS

SWIMMING POOL &

GARDENS

GARAGE & PARKING

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Property

DOLPHINS

ST MARTIN’S | £ P.O.A.

CLIFF TOP RETREAT

Dolphins occupies a magnificent front line south coast

position, with scope to enhance the existing property or

create a new modern 21st-century home with stunning

sea views and direct access to the picturesque cliff paths.

This unique property is set in six acres of total privacy

and is now available to the market for the first time in

60 years. Dolphins presents a once in a lifetime

opportunity to acquire a truly beautiful residence

on the island of Guernsey.

OPEN MARKET

STUNNING FRONT LINE

SEA VIEWS

SCOPE TO ENHANCE THE

EXISTING PROPERTY

SET IN SIX ACRES

ONCE IN A LIFETIME

OPPORTUNITY

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CONTACT US +44 (0) 1481 711766

sales@swoffers.co.uk swoffers.co.uk

LES VIEUX MIELLES

LES MIELLES ROAD, L’ ANCRESSE, VALE | £2,350,000

Les Vieux Mielles is a rare opportunity to acquire a five

bedroom picturesque farmhouse situated on the edge

of L’Ancresse Common and a few minutes’ walk from

some of the best beaches on the island.

The property is close to a fantastic links golf course and

the beautiful Beaucette Marina.

Externally there is a walled garden laid to lawn with a

central path leading to the front door, to one side is a

further enclosed garden and driveway, which extends

to the parking area flanked by outbuildings.

Set in approximately 10 acres of gardens and fields with

stables, outbuildings and indoor swimming pool, this

farmhouse would make a fabulous family home.

OPEN MARKET

5 BEDROOMS

4 BATHROOMS/SHOWERS

3 RECEPTION ROOMS

STABLES &

OUTBUILDINGS

GARAGING & PARKING

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MAISON BLANCHE

QUEENS ROAD, ST PETER PORT

MAIN HOUSE £2,350,000 | APARTMENT £600,000

Swoffers is delighted to offer this stunning period town

house situated just a few minutes’ stroll from St Peter Port,

the main town and seafront.

This beautiful house has been totally renovated resulting in

a fantastic home. The main house is set over four floors and

finished to an incredibly high standard, superbly presented,

south-west facing garden and parking for up

to six cars.

In addition there is a separate one bedroom Open Market

apartment. Maison Blanche has luxury fixtures and fittings

yet retains elegant period features.

SAVE FEES

- OPTION TO PURCHASE BY SHARE TRANSFER

OPEN MARKET

4/5 BEDROOMS

4 BATHROOMS/SHOWERS

LUXURY FIXTURES

& FITTINGS

SOUTH WEST

FACING GARDEN

PARKING FOR 6 CARS

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CONTACT US +44 (0) 1481 711766

sales@swoffers.co.uk swoffers.co.uk

LA CROUTE HAVILLAND

CROUTES HAVILLAND LANE, ST PETER PORT | £1,150,000

This large, attractive property with its high ceilings and

wide hallways feels spacious and light throughout.

There is a stylish fitted kitchen with a range of luxury

appliances and two beautiful bathrooms, plus the added

benefit of a playroom/study in the basement.

Outside is an enclosed south facing garden plus paved

parking for 2-3 cars, making this property one which can

simply be entered and enjoyed.

SAVE FEES

- OPTION TO PURCHASE BY SHARE TRANSFER

OPEN MARKET

4 BEDROOMS

2 BATHROOMS/SHOWERS

RECENTLY RENOVATED

ENCLOSED GARDEN

PARKING FOR 2/3 CARS

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THE ULTIMATE LOCK-UP-AND-LEAVE

These luxurious apartments and penthouses overlooking one of Guernsey’s

most beautiful west coast bays are perfect for downsizing and lock-up-and-leave.

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Located in the heart of Guernsey’s stunning west

coast, Les Residences is the only coastal luxury

development of its kind. Contemporary design and

exceptional quality materials and craftsmanship,

has ensured that it is one of the Island’s highest

quality developments.

Four open market apartments with prices from

£1.75 million occupy premium positions, offering

stunning sea views and large terraces that take full

advantage of the spectacular west coast sunsets.

Each apartment, including the magnificent

2,400sq ft three bedroom Penthouse has

been completed to the highest specification.

A stone’s throw from the glorious beaches, shops

and local restaurants, Les Residences is a premium

development offering a premium lifestyle.

• Stunning sunset views over Cobo Bay

• Iconic Guernsey coastal location

• Individual lock-up garages with storage

• Lift access to your apartment

• Whole-house ventilation and comfort cooling

• High performance thermal double glazing

• Charles Yorke kitchens and built-in wardrobes

• Designer bathrooms and fittings

• 10 year premier guarantee insurance warranty

For further information, visit

WWW.LESRESIDENCES.GG

Or contact the following agents.

www.swoffers.co.uk

T: 01481 711766

www.livingroom.gg

T: 01481 233008

www.cooperbrouard.com

T: 01481 236039

www.fineandcountry.com

T: 01481 711511

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NEED TO COMPLY WITH THE UK’s

NEW NON-DOM LEGISLATION?


GUERNSEY.

LEAVE THE UK, STAY IN BRITAIN

Recent changes to UK tax law mean that many long-term UKresident

non-doms and their families face the prospect of having

to leave the United Kingdom for a number of years.

However, a solution is close at hand.

Being only 80 miles from the south coast of England, Englishspeaking

and with a similar culture to the UK, the beautiful island of

Guernsey is an attractive option for non-doms looking to relocate.

Guernsey is politically and economically stable and offers a safe,

secure living environment. It has its own government and sets its

own law, enabling the island to offer a tax friendly environment,

with NO Inheritance Tax, Corporation Tax, CGT or VAT and only

20% Income Tax.

Swoffers is Guernsey’s largest and most experienced estate agent

and, as well as offering the largest range of Open Market properties,

can provide advice on all aspects of relocating to the island.

To find out more call +44 (0) 1481 711766

or visit our website: swoffers.co.uk

The Property Professionals | Estate Agents | Valuers | Property Managers

Tel: +44 (0) 1481 711766 | sales@swoffers.co.uk | www.swoffers.co.uk

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SUSTAINABLE

THINKING

Sustainable thinking is a significant part of

JG Architecture’s (JGA) design approach. With the

introduction of Policy GP9 (Sustainable Development)

to the new Island Development Plan (IDP), they discuss

how Guernsey could develop this policy to go beyond

the current requirement.

In June 2016, the UK Government

adopted their fifth carbon budget,

setting firm carbon targets for the

period 2028 to 2032. To achieve

these targets, bold and ambitious

policy action is required by the

construction industry, where it

has been projected that the UK’s

emissions from buildings will

exceed those recommended

by the Committee on Climate

Change for the fifth carbon budget

in 2030 by 18% (Guertler, 2016).

Guernsey’s building regulations

have always been several years

behind the UK’s current edition.

Therefore, neither the Guernsey

Technical Standards nor the new

IDP meet the current sustainability

requirements that require ‘bold

and ambitious policy action’.

A new policy on Sustainability has

now been written into Guernsey’s

IDP under General Policy GP9. This

requires designers to demonstrate

consideration of the ‘triple

bottom line’ (social, economic and

environmental factors), paying

special attention to the use of

energy and resources that could

impact the environment. This will

require consideration of materials,

the site’s location, orientation,

impact on the amenities of

neighbouring properties and the

proposal’s resilience to climate

change and flooding.

While this generic policy is being

developed, it will be interesting to

see if its content will represent a

clear and measureable framework,

similar to the Building Research

Establishment’s Environmental

Assessment Method (BREEAM).

We, as a design practice, are

committed to providing a

sustainable design approach for

all of our projects. It is for this

reason that JGA follow BREEAM’s

voluntary framework; a framework

of best practice in sustainable

design.

BREEAM schemes consider

10 criteria of compliance. JGA

have identified key points from

these schemes that could prove

beneficial for compliance during

Guernsey’s Planning Stage:

Energy: Reducing space heating

requirements within the home

will minimise the effects that

mechanical space heating has

on our environment because of

the CO2 emissions produced

during this process. This is largely

achieved through insulation

and material selection, but key

considerations to thermal bridges

and airtightness are also made.

Health, Safety & Wellbeing:

Providing a healthy and safe

internal and external environment

for building occupants is the

ultimate aim of design, while

simultaneously realising a new

and exciting living space that is

comfortable, and makes the most

efficient use of the space available.

Land Use: The recycling of

redundant structures, through

conversion, makes good use of

already developed land. JGA set

out to preserve any existing natural

habitats, biodiversity and ecology

systems within a project site.

This is achieved by introducing

appropriate protection methods

and, where possible, enhancing

these natural habitats by provision

of additional soft landscaping to

the site.

Waste: Where required, Policy

GP9 requires a waste management

plan to be submitted with

a planning application that

demonstrates how construction

waste is to be minimised; existing

materials are to be reused; and

how residual waste will be dealt

with. JGA design with flexibility

in mind when considering a

building’s lifecycle, and how

alterations to the property can be

achieved with the least amount of

remedial work.

The ultimate goal, through

design and the specification of

building materials is to encourage

a concept of ‘Reduce, Reuse,

Recycle’, which aims to divert

construction waste away from

landfill - a concept that is very

topical in Guernsey.

In 2012, 28% of commercial and

industrial waste was recycled,

15% composted, 20% incinerated

and 37% sent to landfill (Places,

Spaces & People, 2016). While

these landfill figures are slowly

decreasing, designers should

continue to help improve these

statistics through sustainable

design.

JGA view sustainable design

as ‘design that meets present

needs, without compromising

future generations to meet their

own needs’, a philosophy that

could be promoted by Guernsey’s

Development & Planning

Authority.

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EXTENSIONS - CONVERSIONS - NEW BUILDS

AT JG ARCHITECTURE,

CLARITY, COLLABORATION

AND SUSTAINABILITY ARE

INTEGRAL TO OUR DESIGN

APPROACH.

Our design approach will ensure that you realise

a new and exciting living experience that meets

your needs.

Communicating effectively with our clients is

fundamental. We will take the time to listen to and

understand your vision, provide clear planning

advice, and consider the construction process

at an early stage. This will allow us to obtain the

necessary Planning and Building Control approvals

for your project, with buildability in mind and value

assured.

James Gavey BSc (Hons)

Director

Miles Pengelley

Senior Architectural Technician

We advise that the construction phase is overseen

by JGA to ensure your project is delivered in line

with the approved specifications. This will minimise

the gap between what is designed, and what is

built – a gap that is common in the trade and we

endeavor to prevent. Employing JGA to oversee

your project as Contract Administrator will also

ensure that the appointed Contractor carries out

the work to a high standard of workmanship, in

accordance with the chosen contract and without

any unnecessary additional building costs.

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IS MY BUILDING ADEQUATELY INSURED?

ROSS PAISLEY, LOVELL OZANNE & PARTNERS SURVEYING LIMITED,

DISCUSSES THE POTENTIAL PITFALLS OF BUILDINGS INSURANCE.

If you are the owner of a property, be

it your home, office premises, hotel or

other building, you will undoubtedly

have buildings insurance. Thankfully,

most owners never have the need to

make a major claim on their policy but

will be comforted by the fact that they

have comprehensive cover. However,

will that cover be adequate if a major

event occurs?

The most common causes of major

claims are fire and water damage.

Our Building Surveyors regularly deal

with significant claims of these types.

The modern insurance industry is of

course very knowledgeable, supportive

and understanding to their customers

who are in the unfortunate position

of having a major claim. However,

our experience is that there are not

infrequent occasions when a property

owner finds that when it comes to

making a claim they are underinsured.

This rarely results in the claim being

rejected but in such cases insurers

are usually only obliged to pay a

proportion of the claim based pro-rata

on the actual sum insured compared

to the full insurance rebuilding value.

Imagine that you have a major fire or

flood at your property which results in

damage of say £250,000 and finding

that you are 40% underinsured. In

such a case you may recover only

60% of your repair costs leaving a

potential £100,000 shortfall. This often

becomes apparent when making a

smaller or medium sized claim when

the same principle applies.

Many property owners have a level

of insurance which was calculated

(or estimated) some years ago and has

since been increased annually in line

with inflation or other means. Property

owners, perhaps understandably,

expect that this gives them adequate

protection. Alternatively, some owners

believe that if they are insured for a

sum roughly equivalent to what they

perceive to be the market value of

their property then they are adequately

insured. Our experience has shown

that such circumstances often result

in an underinsured position. Another

misconception is that it is fine to insure

for ‘what I can rebuild for’.

This would be a mistake as insurance

cover and competitive premiums are

based on the general market not select

individual methods.

IT IS UP TO THE

PROPERTY OWNER...

...NOT THE INSURER

In addition to basic rebuilding costs,

some property owners may not realise

that buildings insurance needs to cover,

amongst other things, site features and

services (which may run a long way to

the boundary). Higher quality fittings

can also impact.

Typically, house rebuilding insurance

would include the main building, any

garage, glazed buildings, garden walls,

swimming pools, drives and paths and

any other elements. On top of

that there should be an allowance

for demolition, site clearance,

professional fees and the cost of

any statutory applications.

Certain local insurers produce

helpful tables, which can assist with

establishing the level of buildings

insurance recommended for dwellings.

Property owners wrongly assume

that insurers have the responsibility

to advise how much their building

should be insured for. In fact it is up

to the property owner to check that

the building is adequately insured, not

the insurer. With regard to commercial

buildings, which can be considerably

larger and more complex, there are

no such tables produced which will

provide accurate local information, and

expert advice is therefore necessary.

If you are unsure about the amount

of insurance cover you should have

for your property there are easy ways

to address this. Apart from the guides

mentioned above, your insurer or

broker may provide guidance on where

to get advice or you can contact an

experienced chartered surveyor who

can carry out a relatively inexpensive

calculation for your particular property.

In our professional experience

there are few more unfortunate

circumstances than a customer

having the major worry of a significant

loss and finding out that they are

underinsured, perhaps leaving them

with a damaged property and a

shortfall in the funds required to

reinstate it to its original condition.

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Property

2016 LOOKING BACK

ON A PARTICULARLY

CREATIVE YEAR

By Oliver Westgarth RIBA

Design Director

2016 caught us a bit by surprise,

it's only now, looking back on it,

that we see it for what it was. There

is no question that the Guernsey

construction industry (in, at least

apparent, contrast to Jersey) has

had a tough year to 18 months.

Whether delayed impact from the

global financial crisis, a reaction to

Brexit or simply a cyclical dip in

confidence, there is less activity,

fewer cranes on the skyline. There

has been a noticeable impact on

certain sub-sectors of the industry

in particular.

The most significant impact has

been on large scale housing and

infrastructure projects but there

has also been a slowdown on

the high-end of the Open Market.

The slowdowns in both have seen

Guernsey’s largest developer ‘go

under’, a number of medium sized

building firms close down and

many of the larger building firms

make redundancies.

The local housing market seems

pretty sound, with consistent

transaction stats reflecting a level

of domestic confidence, and in fact

the latest figures on overall Open

Market transactions are also up.

Over the last decade we at

CCD have become especially

well recognised for two areas of

our work; the conservation and

modification of historic buildings

(which are skills that have always

been at the core of the practice)

and the design of one-off bespoke

houses, many of which have been

at this high-end of the Open Market.

In fact, throughout this time we’ve

continued to produce many Local

Market new-builds, extensions

and renovations for our core local

clientele, larger projects for a group

of loyal developer clients and a

number of community centre and

civic or ecclesiastical projects,

(such as Le Bourg’s Hospice,

St Stephen’s Community Centre,

Holy Trinity Centre etc). We’ve

been quite happy being known

for this work as conservation and

contemporary design are two areas

which represent what we pride

ourselves on, namely, developing

innovative design solutions using

the best of old and new methods

and knowledge.

Both conservation and design

require an integrity of process,

specialist knowledge, constant

innovation, real passion and a

constant balancing of value. All

the things we enjoy most, and

exactly what distinguishes good

architecture from average, whether

traditional or contemporary.

So what’s changed for us in the

last 18 months or so? Well, until

looking back at the end of our

financial year, we had assumed it

was business as usual - we've

certainly been extremely busy -

but in retrospect there does seem

to have been one major twist.

‘Business as usual’ in that we

have still been responsible for four

out of five of the most significant

Open Market planning approvals on

Guernsey (three of which for new

THE LATEST FIGURES

ON OVERALL OPEN

MARKET TRANSACTIONS

ARE ALSO UP

contemporary houses on beautiful

cliff top sites). But while four

approvals like this (one representing,

what we believe to be, the largest

single dwelling ever approved on

the island, at around 24,226sq ft)

makes 2016 a truly bumper year,

we have yet to see one of them

start being built.

One is now moving forward at

pace, but nonetheless this static

period is unusual and has disrupted

the last decade’s flow of these

very time consuming

high-end projects.

The slowdown, while at times

frustrating, has actually had an

interesting, positive and somewhat

liberating effect on the rest

of our portfolio.

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Senior members of the team,

who might often be heavily

committed to these demanding

‘flagship’ projects, have been able

to focus more of their energy on

less obvious areas. This nurturing

of often less ‘thrusting’ projects has

lead to us now having what we feel

to be the most exciting, diverse and

creative portfolio we have ever had.

The portfolio remains true to our

central values of high quality (which

doesn't inherently mean expensive)

considered architecture founded

on a deep knowledge and care for

historic buildings and natural

environment or context, merged

with ever-evolving new thinking

and innovative practices.

Whether these admittedly lofty

aims manifest in physical, technical

or aesthetic decisions or simply

in the processes we go about

to develop a client's brief, the

principals really are at the core

of all we do.

Just to give you a bit of a flavour

of what we mean; in the same year

that we have lead the project to

restore The Little Chapel, we have

also designed Tinto (one of the

most compact but visually individual

restaurants on the island); designed

a cutting edge new children’s

library for the Guille-Allès (over

multiple levels with flying walkways,

nooks and crannies for budding

bookworms); designed and received

planning approvals for an exciting

new Centre of Sports Excellence at

the Blanchelande College, received

planning permission and begun

works on the conversion of the

Fermain Tower (a protected

monument) into Guernsey’s

smallest boutique self-catering unit,

planned and planted a collaborative

project to reintroduce an apple

orchard at the historic Les Caches

Farm site, are undertaking two

master planning projects, an

underground swimming pool

complex, partly cantilevering

out into a valley, a private house

hanging over a historic quarry, the

sub-division of two listed open

market houses into multiple flats,

designing a sheltered housing

scheme, undertaking a ‘radical’

listed barn conversion, two bespoke

libraries, two experimental

ornamental outbuildings and

much more besides.

All of these projects either relate

to or are informed by our work on

historic and/or bespoke new

buildings, touching on both sides

of the virtuous circle that these

apparently disparate areas of our

work actually represent.

...THE LARGEST SINGLE

DWELLING EVER APPROVED

ON THE ISLAND...

There’s no space to go into any

more detail on any of the exciting

projects we’re currently working

(for more see our social media

pages) but in conclusion 2016, may

have brought challenges for the

construction sector generally,

but in adversity we have found

inspiration and satisfaction.

Let’s of course hope the industry

bounces back, there are signs that

it already is, but let’s also not miss

the fact that these are the very times

that innovation and creativity often

flourish most.

For more information

ccd-architects.com

MAISON D'AVAL

BLANCHELANDE MODEL

CHILDREN'S LIBRARY

BLANCHELANDE SPORTS HALL

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Property

THE DESIGNER

TOUCH

Over the last eight years Luxioso has quietly blossomed into

the place to go for a new kitchen, bathroom or bedroom.

With a stunning new showroom in St Martin’s village, it’s definitely

worth a visit if you want to add a unique touch to your home.

The Luxioso team will give you expert advice and source products

that aren’t available anywhere else on the island.

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‘IF IT’S NOT FUNCTIONAL

AND AESTHETICALLY

PLEASING IT’S NOT IN

OUR DESIGN.’

SAYS JUSTIN LE TISSIER

CONTRACTS MANAGER

LUXIOSO DESIGN

Justin Le Tissier and his fellow designers Justeen Baker

and Mike Henderson have a wealth of experience and

bags of enthusiasm for providing bespoke designs for

clients, whatever their budget.

That means seeking out high quality suppliers and

keeping up with the latest technology, plus knowing

how to incorporate interesting details that bring a

design together and inject that all-important wow

factor. ‘Manufacturers are constantly on the cusp of

new ideas and innovation so product training is key,’

adds Justin. ‘There are so many different products on

the market and it’s very hard to be well informed about

what’s right for you, so to have all the experts available

at Luxioso can be a breath of fresh air.’

It is not just the designers’ product knowledge that

sets them apart, but the fact that they manage every

project from start to finish. As Justin explains, ‘We’re

very protective over our projects because we see them

all the way through, rather than just handing over

the design.’ This bespoke service is available for the

whole house: kitchens, bathrooms, living rooms and

bedrooms, even swimming pools and gyms.

And the new showroom provides inspiration and

gives you a real feel for how your completed

project could look

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KITCHENS

Luxioso’s modern kitchen brand is Cesar, an Italian

manufacturer providing a range of materials at different

price points. ‘The Italians have a real flair for design and

dare to go where the Germans don’t,’ says Justin.

From concrete-effect laminate to actual concrete,

and textures from glossy to leathered, these can be

combined in a unique way: ‘People are being quite

architectural in their modern designs, with contrasting

textures being key.’

Davonport is an English company that crafts

handmade wooden kitchens, each one completely

bespoke. Everything is made from European oak,

dovetailed and beautifully finished, at prices that

compare favourably with mass-produced brands.

There’s even a 25-year guarantee, which most firms

will not offer. Whilst Davonport is ideal if you love

traditional farmhouse kitchens, their designs also work

well for a more individual look. ‘We’re seeing a trend

for a more classically modern kitchen, something a bit

more eclectic, and I think that’s borne from the fact

that people are cooking more and using their kitchens

in more adventurous ways,’ says Justin. ‘People want

longevity for their investment, they don’t want to put

something in and in five years’ time have to replace

because it’s out of fashion, so they are opting for a

more timeless theme.’

Those of us who aren’t designers might not know

how to give our kitchen a funky edge, but the team at

Luxioso does. For example, Buster + Punch hardware

has an industrial look which works brilliantly with timber

units, and Dornbracht is a high-end brassware supplier

making taps in gorgeous designs and unusual finishes.

When it comes to

appliances, the Germans

are always ahead of the

game and Luxioso is

Guernsey’s sole built-in

dealer for high-end Miele,

and a partner

of Bosch. Smart

appliances are coming

to the fore, such as

Bosch’s Home Connect

range which links to an

app on your phone. You

can activate your oven

wherever you are and

‘WE’RE VERY

PROTECTIVE OVER

OUR PROJECTS

BECAUSE WE SEE

THEM ALL THE

WAY THROUGH,

RATHER THAN JUST

HANDING OVER

THE DESIGN.'

the app has an interactive cookbook; the oven also

has an assistance tool which works out cooking times

and even adds steam during the process – perfect for

producing chicken or fish with moist flesh and a crispy

skin. You can programme the Home Connect coffee

machine to make your Latte or Americano exactly

how you like it, and fridge-freezers are equipped with a

camera so if you’ve forgotten to check how much milk

you have, you can check via the app whilst you’re in the

supermarket.

The kitchen/diner works with the way we live now

and that means extraction is more important than ever.

Italian company Falmec offers extraction systems that

are effective and quiet and look stunning at the

same time.

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BATHROOMS

As with Luxioso’s kitchens, the team’s ethos is

summed up by Justin when he says, ‘If you’re making a

big investment it should look classy and expensive, but

just because something looks expensive doesn’t mean

that it has to be hard on the pocket.’ The Danish excel at

bathroom design, with Dansani the chosen supplier.

The showroom features a walkthrough wardrobe

leading to a shower room, illustrating what you can

achieve on a shoestring in a small space. Other

fascinating displays include a working steam room and

a Moroccan-inspired cloakroom with a curved roof and

a toilet with a platinum-coated base. As Justin points

out: ‘The cloakroom is often overlooked but it’s one of

the most important rooms in a house. Everyone will use

it and spend some time on their own in there.’

Lighting is key in any room and Justin - who has won

a National Bathroom Designer award – is also qualified

in lighting design. Low-level lighting is perfect for ensuites

as you don’t have to put the main light on if you

get up in the middle of the night, and the steam room

stimulates the senses as it goes through a programme

of changing lights.

Walk-in showers are popular, as are luxurious

free-standing baths, available in any colour. It’s the

details that make all the difference - so you can see

examples of a modern take on the traditional Victorian

tile and taps with an industrial finish from British

company Samuel Heath.

Visit the Luxioso showroom on Grande Rue,

St Martin’s, Guernsey or go to luxioso.com.

LIVING

Italian design reigns in the living room and bedroom,

not just the kitchen. Presotto furniture is available in

a wide range of finishes and textures, with sculptural

designs that transform your home into a unique space.

We all want to be proud of our homes and to have

something different, maybe even a little quirky. Walk

into Luxioso’s showroom and begin your design

journey with them - you will quickly appreciate that

their expert knowledge and advice will allow you to

achieve just that.

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I thought a

new bathroom

would be far

too expensive.

Until I saw the

price, £985.

KITCHENS BATHROOMS BEDROOMS TILES STONE IN-HOUSE FITTING & CONTRACT MANAGEMENT SERVICE

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and Hansgrohe and be happy in the knowledge that you’ve spent very

wisely indeed. Long guarantee periods as standard.

Visit our Forest Road showroom, call us on 234000 or visit www.cic.gg

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FORT HOUMET HERBE AND THRIFT IMAGES COURTESY OF VISIT ALDERNEY - MARTIN BATT

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Heritage comes

to life in Alderney

In this, the second in a three-part series on the third largest Channel Island,

En Voyage explores the many layers of history to be uncovered in Alderney,

from Neolithic to Roman, Medieval to Georgian and Victorian to WWII.

Although Alderney’s history has often been tumultuous, it has always been

enthralling and it can be readily explored today.

Alderney shares its prehistory with the other islands

in the Bailiwick of Guernsey, becoming an island in the

Neolithic period. Since then it has possessed a unique

heritage, which is recorded in an incredible mix of

Roman, Napoleonic and German architecture.

There is evidence of farming on Alderney dating back

from the Neolithic period, and many artifacts have been

found on the island. You

THE BREAKWATER

IS AN IMPORTANT

LANDMARK AND

IS LONGER THAN

ANY IN THE UK

can see these at the multi

award-winning Alderney

Museum run by the

Alderney Society, a group

of dedicated volunteers.

With five galleries to see,

including a regularly

changing temporary

exhibition space, you will discover an island community

changing over the years, due to both external and

internal pressures.

Alderney’s position in the English Channel, some

60 miles south of Portland Bill and just eight miles

from the French coast, has made it an important

military outpost since Roman times. Around 300 AD,

the Romans occupying the Channel Islands built a small

fort at Longis Bay. Known locally as the Nunnery, it is

remarkably intact today. Although it was subjected to

modifications by both British and German forces, these

too have historical significance.

Privateering, or licensed piracy on shipping belonging

to enemies of the Crown, provided much of the island’s

income during the 18th century. The Clock Tower, part

of the original church, Les Mouriaux House, Island Hall

and the Town School (now the museum) were built

during this period.

Queen Victoria and Prince Albert visited Guernsey

and Jersey twice, but they made three visits to

Alderney. They came to observe the construction

of the breakwater and a chain of 18 forts and

batteries built to defend Alderney against potential

French attacks. The breakwater is an important

landmark and is longer than any in the UK.

Although some of these forts are derelict, Fort

Clonque was rescued by the Landmark Trust in

1966 and comfortably accommodates up to 13

people - you can book a short break there through

their website. Perched on a group of large rocks,

you reach it by a spectacular causeway leading

to a drawbridge.

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It is, perhaps, the legacy of the German

Occupation of Alderney that brings most historyseeking

visitors to the island. On 23 June 1940,

all but six of the island’s 1,400 residents were

evacuated, nine days before the German arrival.

Of all the Channel Islands’ Occupation stories,

Alderney’s is the most harrowing.

The island became one of the most heavily

defended fortresses in Hitler’s Atlantic Wall, with the

occupying forces constructing over 600 bunkers

and defences against invasion, using forced labour.

They also laid over 30,000 mines which were

successfully removed before the islanders returned.

Four labour camps were established - named after

the German islands Borkum, Helgoland, Norderney

and Sylt - to accommodate the workers who built

the fortifications under Organisation Todt, and the

last of these was later taken over by the SS. Research

into the fate of the slave labourers in Alderney is still

ongoing, notably by Dr Gillian Carr, but it is known

that they were brutally treated and that at least 87

prisoners died in Camp Sylt alone. The Hammond

Memorial is dedicated

OF ALL THE

ISLANDS’

OCCUPATION

STORIES

ALDERNEY’S IS THE

MOST HARROWING

by islanders to the

labourers, and can be

found at Saye Bay.

Do visit Bibette Head,

the site of some of the

most interesting and

best-preserved German

defences in Alderney.

With its intact trenches, tunnel, armoured machine

gun cupola and casemated gun positions, this site

offers a remarkable insight into the fortification

of the island.

Following extensive clearance and conservation

work, Cambridge Battery at Fort Tourgis is an

excellent example of how the original Victorian

fortifications were adapted by the German forces

during WWII. An information board in the searchlight

position gives a panoramic detail of the surrounding

Ramsar site.

HERITAGE EVENTS

Although those returning to Alderney in 1945 faced

hardship and uncertainty, they showed great spirit

as they slowly rebuilt their island home.

A full calendar of events commemorates and

celebrates Alderney’s heritage.

24-26 MARCH 2017

ALDERNEY LITERARY

FESTIVAL – HISTORY –

FACTS & FICTION

The Alderney Literary

Festival is a niche

event that promotes

the enjoyment of

historical literature.

Speakers include poets,

biographers, historians,

crime writers and

historical novelists.

alderneyliterarytrust.com

12–19 APRIL 2017

ALDERNEY HERITAGE

WEEK

Part of the Channel

Islands Heritage Festival,

which runs from 8

April – 10 May, this

year’s festival is themed

around ‘Heroes, myths

and legends’.

RAMBLING MONTH

THROUGHOUT MAY

Discover the history of

Alderney’s fortifications

and defences on the

many guided tours

and walks taking place

in May, and through

heritage-based events.

visitalderney.com

26–29 MAY 2017

ALDERNEY 5TH

PERFORMING ARTS

FESTIVAL

This year’s festival theme

is Venice, which will

be reflected in events

celebrating the arts

in historic venues all

around the island.

Events include a

production by Limbic

Cinema, masquerade

ball with entertainment

and a gourmet meal, upand-coming

musicians,

fairytale magic from a

theatrical installation

from the creators of The

Icebook, opera recitals

and more.

On bank holiday Monday

the inner harbour

fiesta will host local

and international folk

performers including

Gabby Young and band,

Robert J Hunter and

Kevin Pallot. Enjoy the

relaxed atmosphere with

local produce served

by local restaurants

and washed down with

locally produced ales

and cider.

alderneyperforming

artsfestival.com

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WHAT’S ON

IN THE BAILIWICK?

8 April-10 May

CHANNEL ISLANDS

HERITAGE FESTIVAL

Various events across the islands

8 April-6 May

SEND A POSTCARD WITH

A DIFFERENCE!

Iris & Dora, Ruette Braye

Pop into Iris & Dora’s studio and have a

go at printing your own postcard using a

vintage letterpress printing machine.

8 April-10 May

GUERNSEY HEROES EXHIBITION

Guernsey Information Centre

An exhibition celebrating the many Guernsey

heroes (famous and lesser known) who have

shaped the unique history of our island and

left an unforgettable mark on the world.

28-30 April

FLEETWOOD BAC

The Doghouse

The UK’s most authentic Fleetwood Mac

tribute show, endorsed by Mick Fleetwood

himself, will be performing at The Doghouse,

Guernsey’s finest live music venue.

10-14 May

GUERNSEY LITERARY FESTIVAL

The fifth Guernsey Literary Festival brings

a mix of talks, music and special events centred

in and around St Peter Port. The festival will team

up with Guernsey Museums to host Museums at

Night on 12 May. The evening, in the atmospheric

setting of Castle Cornet, will include live music,

author talks, poetry readings, children’s activities,

a book fair and castle tours.

Entry to all outdoor events at the castle will be

free with ticketed events to talks available to

purchase in advance.

9 May

LIBERATION DAY

Join islanders for a

day of celebrations

commemorating

the islands’ freedom

from German Occupation

during World War II.

14 May

SEAFRONT SUNDAY

St Peter Port

On Sundays throughout the

summer St Peter Port seafront

is closed to traffic and transforms

into a sea of market stalls and

al fresco dining. Take part in

cookery demonstrations and

free tastings of traditional dishes.

Browse stalls selling local

produce and crafts – or simply

take advantage of the al fresco

dining and watch the world go by.

LIBERATION DAY PARADE

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20 May-4 June

SPRING

WALKING

FESTIVAL

Island-wide

Spring is a perfect time to explore

the beautiful blossoming coastlines

or amble around the ancient

town. There are walks morning,

afternoon and evening designed for

all abilities. These guided walks are

ideal for visitors who want to see

the island or discover more about

Guernsey’s history.

WHAT’S ON ELSEWHERE?

THE BOAT RACES

2 April

@the Thames, London

Watch crews from Oxford and Cambridge

universities battle it out on the Thames during the

famous 4.2 mile Cancer Research UK Boat Race

and the Cancer Research UK Women’s Boat Race.

Up to 250,000 people gather to witness one of the

biggest free sporting spectacles in London so why

not join in the celebrations?

theboatraces.org

WE’RE GOING ON A BEAR HUNT

7-8 April

@Mayflower Theatre, Southampton

Direct from a smash-hit West End season and

international tour, Michael Rosen’s award-winning

book We’re Going on a Bear Hunt is brought vividly

and noisily to the stage in director Sally Cookson’s

fun-filled adaptation set to Benji Bower’s versatile

lively score.

mayflower.org.uk

TWELFTH NIGHT

13 April-20 May

@The Royal Exchange, Manchester

Washed up on the shores of Illyria after a shipwreck,

Viola hides her true identity by disguising herself

as a man. Finding a job – and love – at the court

of Duke Orsino, Viola becomes muddled in

mistaken identities when her disguise begins to

cause more problems than it solves. With some

of Shakespeare’s most popular characters caught

up in this outrageous tale of misadventure, join

Malvolio, Maria and Feste as they argue, drink and

trick their way through the wild world of Illyria.

royalexchange.co.uk

WONDERLAND

8-13 May

@Bristol Hippodrome, Bristol

Wonderland is an enchanting musical adaptation

of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

and Through the Looking Glass, with a huge heart,

a medley of magic and a whole lot of wonder.

atgtickets.com/venues/bristol-hippodrome

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CHANGING FACES

En Voyage talks to James Partridge, founder of Changing Faces, about his love

of Guernsey and passion for an organisation that has helped change so many lives.

James Partridge, the founder of nationwide charity

Changing Faces, made his wife’s native island of

Guernsey his home almost four decades ago. He and

his wife Caroline turned around a derelict farm and

grew a herd of fine Guernsey cows. But then in 1992,

all that changed as he created Changing Faces from

scratch. Life-changing for so many, the organisation

is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year.

After he was seriously burnt in a car accident at 18

years old back in 1970, James had always wanted to

share the unique insights he gained during his long

recovery and put them to positive use. So he wrote

the book Changing Faces, the Challenge of Facial

Disfigurement, published by Penguin in 1990, and

its warm reception led to the founding of Changing

Faces just two years later. With the establishment of the

charity, he was able to build a team to develop the ideas

of the book, and to work for the rights and inclusion

of people with facial and bodily disfigurements.

It is estimated that over a million people in the UK

have a scar, condition or loss of function that affects

their appearance in a way that they find distressing

and affects the quality of their life. ‘Changing Faces

has pioneered and advocated for much more

psychological and social support for people who have

or acquire disfigurements for any reason - from birth

or after accidents, facial paralysis, facial cancer or skin

conditions like acne, psoriasis and vitiligo,’ said James.

The charity is now planning the UK’s first

Face Equality Day on 26 May 2017 – exactly

25 years to the day since the launch.

For James, alongside a strong family life (he and

Caroline have three children and four grandchildren),

his greatest achievement has been to grow Changing

Faces to become a respected source of support,

inspiration and advocacy for people with disfigurements.

‘We have won legal protection for them against

discrimination under the Equality Act 2010 in England

and Wales, and launched the campaign for face

equality - despite the doubters who say “you’ll never

change people’s attitudes to disfigurement”!’

James believes there is still a great deal to be done

through Changing Faces. ‘I want to make the things

that Changing Faces has advocated for – and started

to achieve – in the UK become do-able aspirations for

people with disfigurements across the world,’ he said.

The 64-year-old is recognised as a charismatic

speaker and influential advocate for disfigurement

in the UK. As a result he has taken part in numerous

documentaries, interviews and panel discussions.

In November 2009, James was a guest newsreader for

a week on Five News. He was the first ever person with

a disfigurement to do so worldwide – a breakthrough

designed to foster acceptance and inclusion of people

with disfigurements in society.

James was appointed an Honorary Fellow of the Royal

College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2005 and has

Honorary Doctorates from both of the Universities in

Bristol, his birthplace. In March 2010 he won the Third

Sector award for Most

Admired Charity Chief

Executive 2010 and in

October 2010, the Beacon

Prize for Leadership.

James currently splits

his time between London

and Guernsey, where he is

a Trustee and Director of

the Guernsey Community

Foundation, and appreciates

IT IS ESTIMATED

THAT OVER A

MILLION PEOPLE

IN THE UK HAVE A

SCAR, CONDITION

OR LOSS OF

FUNCTION

much about the island. ‘Its vistas and light, its beaches

and lanes, its cows and flora, its history and community...

and most all, my feeling that it is home for me and my

family,’ he said.

‘If I could change one thing about Guernsey it would

be to have civilised politics built on clear mandates,

and one thing off: to remove Guernsey’s tarnished

name as a tax haven... neither probably achievable.’

The Channel Islands branch of Changing Faces

was launched in April 2006 and aims to offer

advice and raise local awareness. It supports and

represents people throughout the Channel Islands

who have disfigurements of the face or body, from

any cause – and works closely with the UK charity.

After all he has achieved, personally and professionally,

James would like to be remembered for being an

energetic force for fairness and face equality.

Find out more about James and Changing Faces

at changingfaces.org.uk

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EASTER IN

THE CITY

London has an array of cracking events this Easter

and En Voyage takes a look at a few of them.

Book direct flights

to London City,

Gatwick and

Stansted from

Guernsey a

aurigny.com

ST PAUL'S CATHEDRAL

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1-17 APRIL

WWT LONDON

WETLAND CENTRE

From 1-17 April

visitors can follow

the Easter Giant

Duck Trail around

the beautiful

nature reserve at

the WWT London

Wetland Centre

to discover where

they are hiding. Afterwards you can join in the Easter

arts and crafts sessions to make your own seasonal

gifts to take home.

14 APRIL

THE

PASSION

OF JESUS

On Good Friday

and returning for

its eighth year,

see the biblical

story spectacularly

brought to life at the

annual performance

of The Passion of

Jesus in Trafalgar

Square. Witness a cast of more than 100 actors and

volunteers from the Wintershall Players dressed in

splendid costumes, as well as horses, donkeys and

doves, come together to create an authentic scene

in the famous square.

EASTER GIANT DUCK TRAIL

1-17 APRIL

THE MOOMINS

AT KEW GARDENS

Across the same 17-day

period, the Moomins

will be coming out of

hibernation and visiting

Kew Gardens for the first

time. Spring will be well

and truly underway and

the iconic gardens will

be full of spectacular

colour boasting a specially

designed Moomin trail

for children to follow

with interactive activities,

workshops, Moomin dens and much more.

1-17 APRIL

BATTERSEA

PARK

CHILDREN’S

ZOO

Over at Battersea

Park Children’s Zoo

they’re stretching out

their celebrations for

maximum entertainment

with a basket-load of things to do.

Good Friday plays host to Easter Bunny Day

– a chance to meet real rabbits, make your

own set of ears and have your face painted

– while crafts and an egg display of the smallest

and largest eggs laid at the zoo are part of

Egg-stravaganza Days on 4 & 6 April.

The Easter Egg Search runs from 1-17 April too.

King’s Cross also welcomes families to an array of

events such as egg painting and hunts. Further

information to be released at kingscross.co.uk

nearer the time.

©MOOMIN CHARACTERS

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CHOCCYWOCCYDOODAH

Looking for something even more adventurous?

Head north to Carnaby and the home of

Choccywoccydoodah, an art and design

focused chocolaterie born in the bohemian city

of Brighton. It specialises in chocolate, one-off

sculptured fantasies, bespoke wedding cakes

and chocolate gifts.

14-17 APRIL

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length of the Epping Ongar Railway on the Easter

Express, solving riddles and finding eggs along

the railway.

One of the best places to join the fun is right

outside Epping Underground Station where

the vintage London Bus takes you directly to

North Weald Station. Pre-booking is encouraged

however tickets are also available on the day.

15 APRIL CHELSEA

CHOCOLATE MARKET

Celebrate all things chocolatey at the Duke of

York Square in the heart of Chelsea on 15 April.

The glamorous square boasts over 30 stores

including flagships for Richard Ward and Liz Earle

and is also home to the iconic Saatchi Gallery and

one of London’s best artisan food markets.

For one day only, the square’s celebrated food

market will be chocolate themed, serving hordes

of chocaholics with their favourite brands and

independent artisans to discover.

EASTER FUN DAY

Rounding off the celebrations, Easter Monday

hosts an array of treats including an Easter Fun

Day at Islington’s Freightliners City, where you can

enter the Easter Bonnet Parade – you can rock up

with your homemade bonnet or make one at the

farm. There will also be stalls, face painting and, of

course, an egg hunt.

CADBURY EGG HUNTS

And finally, the big boy of chocolate, Cadbury,

has joined forces with the National Trust to give

families an opportunity to explore some stunning

properties and gardens in and around London.

The ever-popular Cadbury Egg Hunts offer not

only a chance to get your chocolate fix, but

every time you head out on a Cadbury Egg Hunt

you’ll be helping the National Trust fund vital

conservation work to protect special places:

Brave knights and

dragon hunters can

make themselves

known at Bodiam

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have found dragons’

eggs hidden around

the grounds. Help

find all the eggs

to save the castle

from a fiery end and

receive a delicious

Cadbury treat.

For more information on Cadbury Egg Hunts go

to easter.cadbury.co.uk/2017.

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Hong Kong is a former British colony on the Pearl River

Delta of East Asia, and is now an autonomous territory.

Macau lies to the west and the Chinese province of

Guangdong borders the territory to the north. Hong

Kong’s densely populated urban centre is a major port

and global financial hub, its famous skyline studded with

skyscrapers. Yet you can have so much more than a city

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Aurigny operates regular

flights to Gatwick and Cathay

Pacific flies direct to Hong

Kong from there, with a flight

duration of 11 hours 30 minutes.

Alternatively, you could travel

via Dubai with Emirates.

WHEN TO GO

The perfect time to visit Hong

Kong is October to May. June to

August is hot and rainy, whilst

September is typhoon season.

WHERE TO STAY

Most hotels are concentrated

on colonial Hong Kong Island

and in Kowloon on the mainland,

with Hong Kong Island the

pricier of the two. Many offer

panoramic harbour vistas, but do

expect to pay more for a room

with a view. In recent years,

lots of hotels and resorts have

opened on the outlying islands.

HONG KONG ISLAND

There are plenty of luxury

options here, such as the Upper

House, with sleek rooms, a

manicured lawn where guests

can enjoy free yoga classes and a

café famous for its afternoon tea.

Tuve is a four-star boutique hotel

full of industrial glam, its design

inspired by a series of haunting

photos of Lake Tuve in Sweden.

The Mira Moon on Causeway

Bay is a trendy alternative, with

90 stylish guestrooms and a

penthouse suite, whilst Butterfly

on Morrison is a modestly

priced boutique hotel with

clean, contemporary rooms.

KOWLOON

Kowloon also has lots of options

to choose from, with Nathan Road

and the Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront

being the most popular areas.

The Peninsula is a luxury hotel

with a rooftop helipad and a

fleet of Rolls Royce Phantoms.

Designed by famous local

architects, the Hotel ICON has a

heated rooftop pool, a spa and

a health club. If you’re on a tight

budget, Urban Pack is a lively

hostel with mixed and women’s

dorms as well as new private

rooms and suites. Rain showers,

free coffee and a massage

chair are nice extra touches.

OUTLYING ISLANDS

The Tai O Heritage Hotel is

Lantau’s coolest hotel, with

nine rooms housed in a former

police station. Concerto Inn

is a good three-star resort in

Lamma, overlooking tropical

gardens and the sea.

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WHERE TO EAT

Hong Kong’s cuisine is technically Cantonese,

but it is known for its almost unrivalled culinary

internationalism, with many of the world’s best chefs

having set up outposts here. Opened by a former

Four Seasons chef, Tim Ho Wan in Central District was

the first ever budget dim sum place to be awarded a

Michelin star. The baked barbecue pork bun is its top

seller. Yè Shanghai in Kowloon also has a Michelin star

and serves modern dishes in a romantic atmosphere.

For great value seafood, head to the outlying islands.

GETTING THERE

FROM GUERNSEY

Cathay Pacific flies to Hong Kong from

Gatwick at 11:35 each day. You’ll land in

your destination first thing in the morning.

If you’re nervous about catching the red

eye from Guernsey, why not stay at one

of Gatwick’s hotels and enjoy a leisurely

breakfast before you fly?

The return flight leaves Hong Kong at

00:45 and lands at 05:50, so you can

catch the 08:35 Aurigny flight back home.

WHAT TO DO

We could fill En Voyage with all there is to do in

Hong Kong, so here are the must-do highlights.

No trip to Hong Kong would be complete without a

ride on a Star Ferry, a fleet of vessels with names like

Celestial Star and Twinkling Star. Take your first trip

on a clear night from Kowloon to Central – it’s not so

dramatic in the opposite direction. Star Ferry also runs

a 60-minute Harbour Tour with calling points at Tsim

Sha Tsui, Central and Wan Chai.

Standing at 552m, Victoria Peak is the highest point

on Hong Kong Island. It’s one of the most visited spots

by tourists and, with its sweeping views, it’s easy to

see why. The best way to reach the Peak is by the

125-year-old, gravity-defying Peak Tram. The lower

terminus in Central has an interesting gallery that

features a replica of the earliest carriage and the upper

terminus is the site of the old governor’s summer

lodge. Japanese soldiers destroyed it during WWII but

the lovely gardens remain and are open to the public.

Man Mo Temple was built in 1847 during the

Qing dynasty by wealthy Chinese merchants and

is dedicated to the gods of literature and war. The

colonial government accepted oaths taken at this

Taoist temple – often accompanied by the ritual

beheading of a rooster.

Hong Kong is a shopper’s paradise and it has 14 Louis

Vuitton shops alone. For more local atmosphere head

to the Tung Choi Street Market in Mongkok. You’ll find

some bargains at the Ladies’ Market and on Sneaker

Street, and a stroll around Goldfish Market is

recommended – feng shui subscribers regard an

aquarium of goldfish as a good luck charm. Temple

Street Night Market is another great place to go for its

bustling ambience and street food.

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Is a trip to the New Forest

something that’s always

sounded like an idyllic pipe

dream that you’ll get around

to embracing ‘someday’?

Well, why not make 2017 the

year you do commit to this longawaited

adventure? To make

your decision even easier, here’s

some answers to a few questions

you might have, to save you the

trouble of researching

for yourself.

WHERE EXACTLY IS THE

NEW FOREST?

Located in the county of

Hampshire on the south-central

coast of England, the New Forest

is a National Park spanning

an area of 150 square miles.

Varied landscapes that include

picturesque villages, woodland,

heathland, saltmarshes, rivers

and mudflats, attract a variety

of wildlife. Deer, ponies, donkeys,

bats, sand lizards, woodlarks,

oystercatchers, dragonflies and

butterflies are just some of the

creatures that call the New

Forest home.

WHEN IS THE BEST TIME OF

YEAR TO GO?

The short answer is – any

time! Each season brings with

it different benefits. Spring is an

exciting time of new growth, while

colourful autumnal leaves make

for particularly beautiful forest

walks, and winter brings with it the

stunning illuminations of Beaulieu

Palace House, kindling a feeling

of festive cheer.

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IMAGES COURTESY OF GO NEW FOREST

WHERE SHOULD YOU STAY?

A range of accommodation is

available to suit all budgets and

lengths of stay. For luxury, some

of the New Forest hotels offer

exceptional service, surroundings,

and spa facilities, such as the

five-star Lime Wood boutique

country house. For a more

affordable option that still offers

home comforts, there is a wide

range of B&Bs and guesthouses

to choose from. Other choices

include self-catering, camping,

caravanning, holiday parks, dogfriendly

accommodation, and

places that are specially geared

up for a family stay, or those with

specific accessibility requirements.

Should you be in the New Forest

for a walking holiday, a list of

accommodation that has been

specially approved for walkers

is available, including B&Bs,

self-catering and hotel options.

Any place featured on the list

meets certain requirements,

such as being equipped with

facilities for washing clothes and

making packed lunches, as well as

loaning maps and geographical

books to help walkers plan

and navigate their route.

HOW CAN YOU SPEND

YOUR TIME?

For active holidaymakers

wishing to explore, horse riding,

cycling and walking tours are

all great ways to see the area.

Water sports have a strong uptake

with rib boat rides, water-skiing,

wakeboarding, paddleboarding

and canoeing among the

recreational possibilities.

FOR ACTIVE

HOLIDAYMAKERS

WISHING TO EXPLORE,

HORSE RIDING, CYCLING

AND WALKING TOURS

ARE ALL GREAT WAYS

TO SEE THE AREA.

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IMAGES COURTESY OF GO NEW FOREST

OUT FOR A RIDE IN THE FOREST

FROM DOG-FRIENDLY

PUBS TO FIVE-STAR

AND MICHELIN-STARRED

DINING, THERE’S

SOMETHING FOR

ALL TASTES

If history is of interest, Fordingbridge

Museum sheds light on what life was like in

wartime, while the Beaulieu National Motor

Museum makes a great day out for the

whole family. The New Forest Centre is a

must, as it offers a multitude of activities and

a wealth of information

about the New Forest

that will help you make

WHERE ARE THE BEST

PLACES TO EAT?

the most of your trip.

Wildlife lovers will be

well occupied with

the New Forest Reptile

Centre, Deer Safari and

Wildlife Park. If you’d like

to just indulge, relax and

switch off, a spa day will

have you feeling

rejuvenated in no time.

After a day of adventuring, you’re going to

want a good meal to restore your energy.

Likewise, a fitting meal needs to suitably

round off an indulgent day of pampering

if you’ve spent your day in the spa. From

dog-friendly pubs to five-star and Michelinstarred

dining, there’s something for all

tastes. Numerous tearooms are located

throughout the area, serving breakfast,

lunch, hot drinks and snacks, with some of

them, such as the Buttery Cafe Tearooms,

offering all homemade produce. Even

afternoon tea comes on a sliding scale of

standard, from the regular kind, to luxury

afternoon tea at places like Bartley Lodge

Hotel, Moorhill House Hotel and Chewton

Glen Hotel & Spa. If you’re visiting in the

summer months, many of the New Forest’s

pubs have outdoor seating, where you can

enjoy a drink while watching the freeroaming

animals wander by. If you’re there

in winter, head straight for the cosy log fire

as you sip on a hot toddy. Should you be

on a romantic getaway, the Montagu Arms

Hotel will see to it that you are treated to the

best fine dining.

WHERE CAN YOU FIND OUT MORE?

Browsing the New Forest website will

quickly give you an idea of what kind of

adventure you would enjoy most, and

which type of accommodation will be most

suited to your needs. You’ll also get some

inspiration for your stay and find useful

advice on the best ways to travel to the area.

So, with these tips in mind, all that’s left for

you to do now is book your trip!

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MARVELLOUS

MANCHESTER

NATIONAL FOOTBALL MUSEUM

NATIONAL FOOTBALL MUSEUM

The ideal family break combines a bit of culture, a lot of fun and,

most importantly, an escape from everyday life. Manchester offers

all these in spades.

If industrial heritage and a reputation for football don’t

immediately scream family fun, think again because

in its 21st-century incarnation, Manchester is a great

place for family breaks or short holidays. And for those

looking to combine a city break with an exploration of

greener pastures, it’s just 25km from the Peak District or

an ideal stop en route to the Lake District.

More compact than London, Manchester is a breeze

to get around thanks to its cheap and user-friendly tram

system, which is just as well because it offers plenty to

see and, best of all, many of its sights are free.

The Museum of Science and Industry, where

Manchester’s industrial heritage is brought stunningly

to life through lots of hands-on experiences, should

be the first stop for any family. You can crawl through

a Victorian sewer and experience the requisite smells,

sounds and rats, watch shows in the planetarium or

4D theatre and witness one of the world’s largest

collections of working steam engines. You won’t find a

more entertaining or child-friendly introduction to the

world of science, technology and industry than this.

Also free and located in the city centre is the

Manchester Art Gallery. Now, if an art gallery visit

usually fills your family with fear, Manchester is the ideal

place to test the waters. Its museums go that extra

mile to create engaging, child-friendly experiences.

At this gallery, for example, children get an explorer’s

tool belt and hard hat, which will hopefully keep them

entertained while you admire the world-famous Pre-

Raphaelite paintings.

For footie fans young and old, the National Football

Museum is the largest football museum in the world,

and just a few minutes from the city centre lies the

Manchester Museum which, with its mummies,

dinosaur skeletons and live reptiles, is worth a good

half-day’s outing.

If your brood are in need of fresh air, take the selfguided

Manchester Treasure Trail. Simply solve the

clues to crack the code and save the day like a true

secret agent. It takes around two hours to complete

the two-mile circular

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loop route, but it can

be enjoyed in your

own time.

If your little ones

are Mr Tumble fans,

it’s well worth taking

them on a CBBC tour

at MediaCityUK in

Salford, just four miles

from Manchester’s

city centre. It’s where

many favourite CBBC

programmes are made, such as Blue Peter and

Newsround. You can have a go at being a presenter as

well as discovering what goes on behind the scenes.

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Feeding the family is a no-hassle affair too, with

branches of child-friendly chains such as Carluccio’s,

Giraffe and Wagamama. But there’s no need to play

it safe if your youngsters are adventurous eaters with

family-friendly eateries in Chinatown and on the ‘Curry

Mile’ outside the centre in Rusholme, which offers

an impressive choice of Indian, Pakistani, Sri Lankan,

Bangladeshi and Afghan restaurants.

As for accommodation, the city has a great range of

hotels, B&Bs, cottages and more, with price tags to

suit all family budgets. While Manchester offers plenty

of occasions to splurge, if you choose self-catering

accommodation and take advantage of the city’s many

free sights, you’ll find that family holidays or breaks here

don’t have to be expensive. And with Aurigny running

daily flights from Guernsey and a flight time of just

under 90 minutes, getting there couldn’t be easier.

GREATER MANCHESTER

AND BEYOND

LEGOLAND

At the LEGOLAND Discovery Centre in Greater

Manchester, experience what it’s like to jump into

the biggest box of LEGO bricks ever. There are easy

transport links from the city centre and tickets are

available online from just £17.50pp.

legolanddiscoverycentre.co.uk

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Experience what it is like to really fly in a fun and

safe environment at the Airkix Indoor Skydiving

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GO APE

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tree-top adventure at the award-winning

Go Ape zip-wiring park, set within the beautiful

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AIRKIX

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There’s a huge variety of family friendly things

to do in the stunning Peak District, from amazing

countryside walks and scenic cycling trails to

cable car rides, caverns and exploring.

An excellent public transport network from

Manchester enables you to have a full day out

without having to hire a car.

See page 90 for our guide to the area.

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LONDON

HOTEL PICKS

LEEDS

DOUBLETREE BY HILTON

Situated in the waterside Granary Wharf area, just

a short walk from the shopping district, DoubleTree

by Hilton Hotel Leeds City Centre is the perfect place

to unwind in contemporary rooms complete with

a 42-inch flat screen TV, a walk-in shower and

complimentary WiFi.

Head to the 13th floor where the Sky Lounge, with

its unique rooftop cocktail bar and spectacular view

over the city, serves weekend breakfast and brunch,

afternoon tea, signature cocktails and mouth-watering

evening dishes. And as the lights go down, Sky@Night

emerges with great music, DJs and a party vibe.

REVIEWS

‘Amazing stay’

‘Best hotel in Leeds!’

ROSEWOOD

Rosewood is a luxurious High Holborn

hotel that combines English heritage with

contemporary sophistication.

Set in the heart of the city near Covent

Garden, the City and West End theatres,

this five-star hotel serves as an ideal base

for business and sightseeing in London.

From the beguiling jewel box design

of the Mirror Room to the modern

British brasserie – not to mention the

conversational Scarfes Bar and charming

Edwardian courtyard terrace – the hotel

offers some of the capital’s finest cuisine.

An ideal destination for romantic dinners

or corporate entertaining.

REVIEWS

‘Fabulous hotel with fantastic staff’

‘Just the right amount of posh’

BRISTOL

WEBBINGTON

HOTEL & SPA

Ideally situated in peaceful countryside,

the Best Western Webbington Hotel & Spa

is arguably one of the most idyllic country

hotels in Somerset.

Originally an attractive Edwardian

manor, the house and grounds have

been developed to create a peaceful and

spacious hotel with extensive facilities

including swimming pool, gymnasium,

sauna, steam room and treatment rooms.

Tiark Restaurant provides gastro-pub food

made from local ingredients served in a

relaxing atmosphere of oak-panelled walls

and open fire.

REVIEWS

‘Beautiful setting and property’

‘Excellent in every respect’

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BUSTLING

BRISTOL

It might seem a way off yet but we all know how summer

just creeps up and before we know it, we wish we’d planned

ahead to make the most of our precious holiday time.

A short break to Bristol is a great way to unwind, and with

so many exciting things to see and do between April and August,

there’s never been a better time to book some well-earned R&R.

Here’s a rundown of some of Bristol’s upcoming events,

with something to appeal to all tastes.

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FOR RAUCOUS LAUGHTER…

Leave your troubles at the door and let your hair

down with laugh-’til-you-cry comedy. Jimmy

Carr brings his finest repertoire from his sell-out

tours to Colsten Hall on 7 April and 20 May.

Lee Hurst has creatively named his ninth show

‘Comedy Show No.9’ but don’t let that fool you,

as this much-loved comedian will be packing

a punch with all-new material. The Redgrave

Theatre gives Lee a home for the night on 8 April.

While 2016 is a year many would like to forget,

Rory Bremner was given a wealth of satirical

material for his laugh-out-loud impressions.

Experience his take on Trump and the likes,

with some special guests thrown in the mix,

at the Redgrave Theatre on 28 April.

With box office records behind him, awardwinning

stand-up Omid Djalili is ‘Schmuck

for the Night’ at Colston Hall on 12 May.

And if all that wasn’t enough for you, the All-

Star Stand-Up Tour is anticipated to be the

comedy tour of the year, with some big names

in stand-up and even bigger laughs ahead.

COLSTEN HALL

7 April & 20 May JIMMY CARR

12 May OMID DJALILI

REDGRAVE THEATRE

8 April LEE HURST

28 April RORY BREMMER

FOR THE LITTLE ONES...

..because happy kids mean happy parents, Gangsta

Granny could be the winning ticket. This touring

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31 May-3 June at the Bristol Hippodrome.

If Cinderella is a beloved treasure in your house,

then My First Ballet: Cinderella will tick all the boxes

as the familiar story is brought to life through dance

– a performance suitable for ages three and up.

Head to the Bristol Hippodrome 20-21 May for

your happy ending.

As a parent, chances are you’re familiar with a

little character named Peppa Pig. Well guess what?

The masterminds behind it have created a live stage

production of their equally popular Ben & Holly’s

Little Kingdom. I know! You’re excited, right? Ok,

well you might not be but your children will be in

their element, so the Hippodrome needs to be

your destination on 12-13 July.

If fairytale kingdoms aren’t going to cut it for your

mini-me, try the Horrible Histories production at

Redgrave Theatre on 10 June.

FOR AWE-INSPIRING

PERFORMANCES…

If you’re looking for ‘hairs standing up on the

back of your neck’ moments, you could get

yourself to a salon or alternatively, let the arts

create the same effect for you. From 6-9 April,

Handel’s Messiah comes to Bristol Old Vic, and if

their 2013 Bristol Proms performance is anything

to go by, you don’t want to miss this.

For your inner drummer – and indeed everyone

because even if you don’t consider yourself a

music fan, this will grab you in ways you never

thought possible – the Yamato Drummers are

back in the UK and hit the Hippodrum (sorry)

on 24 April with what Visit Bristol describes as a

‘visually spectacular, high-energy and explosive

show’. What’s not to like about Taiko drumming?

BRISTOL OLD VIC

6-9 April HANDEL’S MESSIAH

BRISTOL HIPPODROME

24 April YAMATO DRUMMERS

25-30 April LORD OF THE DANCE: DANGEROUS GAMES

8-13 May WONDERLAND

A musical adaptation showcasing the best

of Lewis Caroll’s Alice

13-17 June THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG

IN THE NIGHT-TIME

3-8 July THE DIRTY DANCING STAGE SHOW

7-12 August SISTER ACT

BRISTOL HIPPODROME

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31 May-3 June GANGSTA GRANNY

12-13 July BEN & HOLLY’S LITTLE KINGDOM

REDGRAVE THEATRE

10 June HORRIBLE HISTORIES

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A free, family-friendly event showcasing

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GLASSBOAT DINING

PEAK YOUR

INTEREST

Aurigny’s Leeds Bradford and Manchester routes

have opened up new possibilities for breaks in

the UK and the Peak District National Park has so

much to offer, whatever the time of year.

The Peak District was the first designated National

Park in the UK and is one of the most visited in the

world. It covers an area of 555 square miles and

straddles the counties of Derbyshire, Staffordshire,

Cheshire, Greater Manchester and Yorkshire. Although

classified as one National Park, the area has two

contrasting personalities – Dark Peak and White Peak.

DARK PEAK

Dark Peak – the higher, wilder northern part of the

Peak District – is easily accessible from both Leeds

Bradford and Manchester airports. It gets its name

because the underlying limestone is covered by a cap

of Millstone Grit. A millstone shaped from this grit

has been adopted as the emblem of the National

Park, being part of its cultural heritage, and there

are around 1,500 of them to discover, scattered

within its boundaries.

The Derbyshire village of Edale is best known as the

start of the Pennine Way, but hikers with less time on

their hands can reach Kinder Scout, the Park’s highest

point, from here. The plateau features Kinder Downfall,

the tallest waterfall in the Peak District, and Mermaid’s

Pool, said to be inhabited by a mermaid who will

bestow immortality upon those who see her on

Easter Eve. Look out for ravens, red grouse, peregrine

falcons and curlews and don’t miss the spectacle of

the Woolpacks and Crowden Tower, a moonscape

of weirdly curved stones, carved by the weather.

There is a Visitor Centre in Edale, which provides a

focus for moorland research and advice for anyone

thinking of negotiating Kinder Scout or the whole

Pennine Way. If climbing is more your thing, the

Peak District has some of the most challenging rock

climbing routes in Europe: there are a number of

companies providing group courses and expeditions,

including Pure Outdoor and Aspire Adventure Activities.

Just south of Edale is Castleton, home of four

spectacular caves where you can discover the hidden

underworld of the Peak District. Peak Cavern has the

largest natural cave

PEAK CAVERN

HAS THE LARGEST

NATURAL CAVE

MOUTH IN BRITAIN

AND IS KNOWN

LOCALLY AS THE

‘DEVIL’S ARSE’

mouth in Britain and is

known locally as the

‘Devil’s Arse’, due to

the flatulent-sounding

noises that emanate

from its depths! In

Speedwell Cavern

you cruise along an

underground river

by boat and listen

to the guide’s tales

as you head towards the Bottomless Pit. Treak Cliff

Cavern, the only place where Blue John is still mined,

has some amazing examples of stalactites and

stalagmites. Venture up dramatic Winnats Pass and

its towering limestone rock faces to get to Blue John

Cavern, where bones dating back 4,000 years have

been found. You’ll be glad to return to daylight in

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Castleton, where you’ll find plenty of pubs,

tearooms and cafes as well as gift shops selling Blue

John jewellery.

On the border between Dark Peak and White Peak

is Chapel-en-le-Frith, home of the Chestnut Centre.

This otter, owl and wildlife park has a nature quiz trail

available throughout school holidays and ‘Follow the

Keeper’ tours take place every day, when you can

hear all about the animals and see them being fed.

WHITE PEAK

Head further south and the landscape gets softer

as you enter White Peak territory, with its limestone

caves and lush green valleys. There are a number

of iconic market towns here, including Matlock and

Bakewell, known for its famous Bakewell pudding

(not to be confused with Bakewell tart – the pudding

has a flaky pastry base and is filled with jam and an

egg and almond custard). Nearby is spectacular

Chatsworth House, which featured in the 2005 film

Pride and Prejudice as Mr Darcy’s home, Pemberley.

A 15-minute drive from Chatsworth takes you to

Eyam, which is known for the bravery of its residents

over 350 years ago. In 1665 a tailor ordered a bale

of cloth from London to make up into clothes,

unwittingly triggering a chain of events that led to

260 villagers dying from bubonic plague – more than

double the mortality rate suffered by the citizens

of London in the Great Plague. The noble villagers

sacrificed themselves by sealing off Eyam to prevent

the disease spreading. You can find out the whole

story at the fascinating Eyam Museum.

CHATSWORTH HOUSE

Buxton is famed for its natural spring water and

Georgian architecture. The town was founded by the

Romans who named it Aquae Arnemetiae. Don’t miss

the beautiful Georgian Crescent, soon to be a five-star

spa hotel, and the Pavilion Gardens, 23 acres of awardwinning

ornamental gardens which include serpentine

walkways, children’s play areas, a lake and a miniature

railway. The Winter Gardens link the Opera House

with the main complex and house a bistro, art gallery

and some charming shops. The Opera House itself is

home to the Buxton Festival, which has developed into

one of Britain’s largest opera-based festivals, Fringe,

and the International Gilbert & Sullivan Festival.

Whether you’re a walker, a cyclist, a climber or you

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MY SECRET CITY

Sometimes it’s best to ask the locals about where to

go as their knowledge and passion might steer you in

a fascinating direction you may have otherwise missed.

So, in the first of a three-part series, En Voyage does

just that and starts off with a little retail therapy.

GUERNSEY

BOUTIQUE

SHOPS AND

TAX FREE

SHOPPING

A Marketing and PR guru by day,

Hayley Webb is also Guernsey’s

only professional MAC make-up

artist. Having completed a short

course in drag queen make-up

just for fun, she’s always

up for trying something new

and making sure life is lived

to its fullest.

ARE YOU A SHOPAHOLIC OR

INDIFFERENT TO SPLASHING

THE CASH?

I like buying well and the thrill of a

good bargain can be too good to

miss out on sometimes. If I’m in the

mood, I can shop with the best of

them but I tend not to just for the

sake of it.

CLOTHES, HOMEWARE

OR LIFESTYLE?

All of the above!

WHAT TYPE OF SHOP ARE YOU

NORMALLY FOUND IN?

The shops run by local retailers

rather than any of the national

chain stores because the handmade

products available by local retailers

and crafters are so unique.

WHERE DO ALL THE TOURISTS

GO TO SHOP IN GUERNSEY?

They should go to IQ in the High

street to get Apple products that

have no VAT because the savings

are significant and the staff

extremely helpful.

But for gifts to take home that are a

bit more exciting they should go to

the Bird Box in Mill Street for some

really impressive prints of local birds.

WHICH LOCAL STORE

IS A HIDDEN GEM?

Becky Rowe Jewellery in St. Martin’s

is nothing short of stunning, and

from the décor to the gorgeous

smelling candles, you won’t want to

leave. Becky specialises in bespoke,

handmade, very personalised

jewellery that has to be seen. Design

something whilst you’re in Guernsey

and Becky will send it to you when

it’s complete. It’s easy to access with

parking outside and good bus links

from St. Peter Port.

WHAT AREA OF GUERNSEY IS JUST

WAITING TO BE EXPLORED?

ST PETER PORT BECKY ROWE JEWELLERY

Tourists tend to flock to shops along

the seafront, but what they should

do is venture a little deeper into

St. Peter Port and find Mill Street for

smaller, more boutique shops run

by local retailers.

For clothes, go and see Katie at

Freelove who’ll take good care of

you. It’s an excellent place to find

something different for that special

occasion and the shoes are divine.

WHAT IS THE LAST THING YOU

PURCHASED IN GUERNSEY?

The last thing I purchased was

a cocktail in one of Guernsey’s

awesome cocktail bars, which

are a must for any visitor. Head to

Hook for some amazing local food,

cocktails, excellent music and with

the bonus of great views over the

seafront and it is money well spent.

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SOUTHAMPTON

During the week, Justin Thomas works

as a Business Analyst in the city and

commutes from Southampton on a daily

basis. At weekends he’s often restoring old

motorcycles, watching rugby or enjoying a

pint in one of the many local forest pubs.

ARE YOU A SHOPAHOLIC OR

INDIFFERENT TO SPLASHING

THE CASH?

Indifferent. I’m a typical male in that

respect I’m afraid.

CLOTHES, HOMEWARE

OR LIFESTYLE?

I like to get my money’s worth out of

clothes so it’s an even split between

homeware and lifestyle. I’m not sure

I could choose one over the other!

WHAT TYPE OF SHOP ARE YOU

NORMALLY FOUND IN?

Typically John Lewis – the place

has everything!

WHERE DO ALL THE TOURISTS GO

TO SHOP IN SOUTHAMPTON?

Definitely WestQuay shopping

centre. There’s so many great brands

in there and don’t forget the food

hall. A lot of the restaurants are open

late so it’s ideal for meeting friends

after a long day at work.

WHAT AREA OF SOUTHAMPTON IS

JUST WAITING TO BE EXPLORED?

I like a bit of history and, fortunately

for me, Southampton is absolutely

steeped in it. The historic medieval

wall is reasonably interesting along

with the Titanic museum. But a short

drive away is the New Forest and

that’s my favourite place to

spend time.

WHICH LOCAL STORE

IS A HIDDEN GEM?

Just outside of Southampton is

a small village named Lyndhurst,

which is often referred to as the

capital of the New Forest. There are

many unique little shops but two that

spring to mind are Burrow & Hide

and Shave Green. There’s all sorts of

quirky little bits and pieces waiting to

be found in both stores.

WHAT IS THE LAST THING YOU

PURCHASED IN SOUTHAMPTON?

Unfortunately it’s nothing overly

exciting – a car battery after the cold

snap killed my last one! Needs must

though I suppose.

WHAT’S THE MOST UNUSUAL

THING YOU’VE EVER BOUGHT

IN SOUTHAMPTON?

Some random electrical connectors

for an old motorbike I’m rebuilding.

I’d been searching for months but

turns out there was a supplier right

on my doorstep!

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BEACHSIDE

GUERNSEY

THE ROCKMOUNT

Where better to enjoy good quality food than next

to some of the island’s most beautiful beaches?

Beaches are to Guernsey what

Ant is to Dec, what Tom is to Jerry

and what Bonnie is to Clyde. Okay

maybe not that last one. But the

point is that one really doesn’t

work without the other – well, it

would, but you really would notice

the difference. The lack of quality.

The joie without the vivre.

But what makes a great beach?

While it’s utterly delightful to have

some killer surf, golden sand and

just the right number of happy

children milling about – it really

comes down to one thing: food.

Cos we all gotta eat. And nothing

shatters the vibe or ruins the mood

more than a rumbling stomach

when you aren’t within sight of

somewhere to satisfy your urges.

Great news then, because there’s

no finer array of foodie delights

available but a stone’s throw from

your beach towel than what you’ll

find in Guernsey. So use this as

your handy guide to where to eat

beachside while you’re here.

PORT

SOIF

Kicking off with a place that has

benches so vibrant you’ll be able

to see them as the plane banks

over the island, Surfside at Port

Soif. The cocooned beach has

lashings of soft sand, a thousand

THERE’S NO FINER ARRAY

OF FOODIE DELIGHTS

AVAILABLE BUT A STONE’S

THROW FROM YOUR

BEACH TOWEL THAN

WHAT YOU’LL FIND IN

GUERNSEY

rock pools when the tide is out

and with banked dunes, a natural

windbreak. Beyond these shores

lies this delightful little café,

which dishes out a mean burger

and chips, fresh coffee to fortify

yourself after a bracing walk,

cheese toasties, jacket potatoes,

Guernsey gâche, fresh cream and

cute triangle sandwiches. There’s

even wifi to share your hotdog leg

snap while you wait for an actual

hotdog to turn up.

ROUSSE

KIOSK

Heading round the coast we

come to a small hut that has

tourists and locals alike flocking

to it. Why? Well, because here at

Rousse Kiosk they churn out cakes

of such staggeringly fantastic

quality that Mary Berry herself

would be asking what the secret

ingredient was (honestly, try the

coffee and walnut, it is to die for).

Not got a sweet tooth? Okay, then

try the homemade sausage rolls,

which could sway even the most

ardent vegetarian back into the

meat-eating camp. All this while

looking over the picture-postcard

views the bay offers.

PORT SOIF

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ROUSSE KIOSK

OCTOPUS

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Actually it’s probably better when

drawn on an easel, but then you

wouldn’t have time to head even

further round the coast to one of

the island’s newest establishments:

OCTOPUS

Located in the beating heart of

the island’s capital, St Peter Port,

Octopus blasted onto the scene

by taking a rundown café and

transforming it into a modern

mecca of dining. Steak, lobster

(which is killed freshly on site),

craft beer, cocktails, floor-toceiling

windows offering views

guaranteed to de-stress you no

matter what, right now it is the

place to be seen in Guernsey. Plus

it’s next to the bathing pools, the

headland of which has undergone

a total refurbishment thanks to

an extensive volunteering drive, it

makes a delightful spot for an after

dinner walk.

ICART

ICE-CREAM

Next up is a place that doesn’t

really have a beach, but is in sight

of one. Or it might be two. Either

way it’s a total local institution -

Icart ice-cream. Everyone goes

for gelatinous goodness, which

can turn a great day into a superb

one, a good one into a great

one and, well, you get the idea.

There’s even specialist ice cream

for dogs (really) and this true gem

of a place sits at the end of either

winding roads or undulating cliffs,

depending on how you choose

to get there. Which doesn’t really

matter, as you are guaranteed to

get dreadfully lost on the way –

which is not only part of the fun

and experience of going there, but

makes it all the better when you

do eventually find it.

AT ROUSSE KIOSK THEY

CHURN OUT CAKES OF

SUCH STAGGERINGLY

FANTASTIC QUALITY

THAT MARY BERRY

HERSELF WOULD BE

ASKING WHAT THE

SECRET INGREDIENT WAS

THE

ROCKMOUNT

We’ll end up at what is probably

the island’s best pub: The

Rockmount. An extensive boots

and braces revamp a few years ago

transformed the place from oldstyle

quaint to new age chic, and

has been open just long enough to

get that worn-in feel. With plenty

of pub classics – not to mention

a truly dynamite crab salad – and

a rotating selection of fine, quality

ales (available in small thirds on

a taster flight) – there really is

something for everyone. With no

expense spared on stocking the

place full of waiting staff, your

glass need never be empty and

your belly never full. Here’s a

locals’ top-tip, head there late in

the day to catch the last glimpse of

daylight as night time gently casts

its shadow over the jaw-dropping

Cobo view. It is beyond stunning.

And it’s even better with a pint.

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GUERNSEY

BRISTOL

RESTAURANT PICKS

LONDON

SERPENTINE BAR & KITCHEN

Serpentine Bar & Kitchen is in the green heart of Hyde Park

on the banks of Serpentine Lake.

With an outdoor terrace that looks out over one of

London’s most-loved vistas, you’d struggle to find a

better spot for an al fresco meal or drink, with plenty

of tables and chairs, inviting shade under a wide

canopy and stunning views across the lake.

As the weather gets warmer, it celebrates the sunny

days with pop-up BBQs and a Gin Bar serving jugs

of Pimm’s, draft beers and cocktails. If you fancy a

picnic, there’s a smaller counter serving takeaway

sandwiches, fresh smoothies, cakes and coffees.

LE PETIT BISTRO

Discover Le Petit Bistro in the heart of

St Peter Port – authentic, rustic, and

romantic, with all the joie de vivre, and

un je ne sais quoi that France has to offer.

It’s owned and run by front of house

Delphine Pesrin-Auder and executive

Chef Mickael Pesrin, both professionally

trained in the art of French cooking.

Specialities such as coq au vin, frogs’ legs

and Côte de Boeuf are firm favourites

and the varied menu, constantly inspired

by the seasons, ensures there is always

something new on the specials board.

REVIEWS

‘Outstanding dining experience’

‘Great authentic French atmosphere’

REVIEWS

‘Lovely place by the lake’

‘Fantastic pizza, views and service’

BRISTOL

PATA NEGRA

Pata Negra is a bustling, Spanish tapas and

wine bar in the centre of Bristol’s Old City.

Translated literally, the name Pata Negra

means ‘black hoof’, referring to the finest

Jamón Iberico, produced from free range

Black Iberian pigs, fed on acorns and

cured for 36 months. Needless to say,

cured meats are a particular focus here.

Guests will also find a regularly

changing menu of seasonal tapas

dishes, fresh seafood, vegetarian dishes

and a short but sweet dessert menu.

Be sure to try the pork bavette!

REVIEWS

‘Faultless’

‘Excellent tapas; excellent service!’

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SPRING CLEAN

YOUR DIET!

Nutritional Therapist Claire Mahy talks about

dusting off our eating habits this spring.

With spring just around the corner, it’s time

to think about lighter dishes and fresh flavours

such as asparagus, radishes, artichokes, spring

greens and rhubarb. As we enter a new season

I thought it would be a good opportunity to

consider the advantages of eating seasonally:

1.

Firstly when crops are allowed to naturally

ripen and are harvested at the time nature

intended, they are even more delicious!

2.

As well as enhanced flavour, in season fruit and

vegetables have a higher nutrient content, since

nutrients are not lost during transportation and storage.

3.

An interesting advantage of in-season crops is they

provide the required nutrients to support your

body at that time of year. For example, spring marks the

start of hay fever season and also yields crops rich in

vitamin C; the connection being vitamin C is a natural

anti-histamine and can help reduce hay fever symptoms.

Another spring connection is the abundance of

vegetables that are a natural source of prebiotics, which

help the beneficial bacteria (probiotics) found in our gut

to flourish. Research suggests a potential link between

allergies like hay fever and our gut bacteria levels.

4.

Eating seasonally can also reduce your

shopping bill, since crops are harvested

in larger quantities, meaning

production costs go down

and as the consumer you

do not pay a premium

for exportation of

out-of-season fruits

and vegetables.

5.

Finally, not only

will you be

nourishing your body

and saving money

but you can give

yourself a pat on the

back for supporting

the local farming

industry. Here in

Guernsey we are

fortunate to have

an abundance of

locally grown fruit

and vegetables

readily available

on the roadside!

With all this in mind I’ve come

up with a spring-inspired recipe.

This dish combines salmon for good

quality protein and omega 3 fatty acids,

asparagus, artichoke and garlic for natural

sources of prebiotics and lemon and rocket

for their high levels of vitamin C.

SALMON WITH LEMON-ROASTED

NEW POTATOES, ASPARAGUS

AND ARTICHOKES AND A

ROCKET PESTO DRESSING

Shopping list (serves 2):

2 x wild salmon fillets

350g new potatoes

10 x asparagus spears

2 x small artichokes

60g rocket

1 x lemon (juice for pesto and zest for potatoes)

1 x garlic clove crushed

40g pine nuts

Extra virgin olive oil

(60ml for pesto and 20ml for potatoes)

Himalayan pink rock salt

Cracked black pepper

Method:

• Blitz the rocket, lemon juice, garlic, pine nuts and olive

oil in a blender to make the pesto and put to one side.

• Boil the potatoes for 5 minutes before coating

with lemon zest, olive oil and rock salt and roast for

30 minutes.

• Remove the artichoke stalks and steam whole, this

should take around 20-25 minutes, add the asparagus

spears for the last 5 minutes of steaming. Meanwhile

season the salmon fillets with rock salt and cracked

black pepper and oven cook for around 12-15 minutes.

• Once cooked combine the new potatoes, artichokes

and asparagus to infuse the lemony flavour, plate up

with the salmon, drizzle with the rocket pesto dressing

and enjoy!

For more information contact Claire at

the Avenue Clinic on hello@cmnutrition.co.uk

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La Privata caters for up to 56 people with its own private bar, balconies, DJ booth and 3 multi view HD

TV screens; perfect for just about any occasion, from private dining, conferences, corporate functions,

televised sporting events, discos or even karaoke, the possibilities are endless. Christies Private Dining

is situated on the first floor above the main restaurant and has been specially designed to cater for all types

of events; a grand banquet or less formal luncheon, business meeting or conference, private party, dinner

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Food

RED

EMPIRE

Cocktails. Pizza. Steak. Tapas. Gin. Wine. Craft beer. Sounds like a good recipe

for a Saturday night (or a Wednesday, we’re not here to judge), but think it

might just not be possible under one roof? Well. Think again. Because nestled -

actually no, not nestled, that would imply it was all understated – brazenly and

outwardly located in the Pollet are four of the finest establishments in the island.

Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the Red Empire. Now while that’s in no way

an official title, and might sound a bit communist, read on.

RED GRILL HOUSE

& COCKTAIL BAR

We’ll start at the beginning,

Red Grill House and cocktail

bar, which arrived on the scene

with aplomb in 2012, tearing up

local convention and creating a

whirlwind of excitement.

Now while there’s nothing new

about a steak house or cocktail

bar, it was the way they did it, with

its smooth groove, superior sense

of self and trend-setting attitude.

Red instantly became the cool kid

that everyone had to be friends

with. You get the sense that every

element, no matter how small, was

endlessly picked over, deliberated

and carefully chosen in a Spielbergesque

way.

Finding out about how this

place came to fruition makes your

mouth water nearly as much as the

steak does. For it wasn’t opened

on a whim, no no, research was

conducted across the globe, with

stints in New York steak houses,

tasting sessions of Wagyu in Tokyo,

and undertaking butchery classes

in London.

Their meat comes from only the

finest butchers from farms where

the cattle are grass fed for the vast

portion of the year, with hormones

and recycled proteins against the

rules. Only the finest cuts with the

best marbling will do, and it is aged

for between 25 to 30 days, and

cooked at over 400 degrees on an

enclosed charcoal grill for

extra flavour.

All that care, all that passion has

been poured into the walls of this

place to create the best steak joint

Guernsey has to offer. On a total

side note, should you find yourself

not in a steak mood when you

go, the beef wellington is jawdroppingly

great and there are

vegetarian and fish options too.

Now, onto the booze.

The cocktail bar oozes cool

sophistication, with a Parisian/New

Orleans vibe pervading. Staff will

make you a drink from the menu

or just ask them to go wild, and

they’ll serve up something that

would undoubtedly win an award.

The sheer array of alcohol available

in the cabinet is so vast that it

could surely serve as collateral

for a loan. Honestly it’s incredible.

And the wine list is a sommelier’s

dream, plus they serve up some of

America’s finest craft beer from the

Flying Dog Brewery.

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*All figures are correct as of the end of Q3 2016


Reviews

TRIPADVISOR.COM

‘Excellent food

Red was recommended by a local

colleague as having the best steak

in Guernsey. He also recommended

the truffle chips and minted peas

and I’m pleased to say all of his

recommendations were spot on.

The wine, starter, dessert and service

were all top notch as well. Definitely

recommended.

‘Amazing’

Delicious food, the best steak

in Guernsey. Lovely atmosphere

and polite staff. I would eat here

everyday if I could.

‘Never fails to impress’

I’ve been here every time I come

to Guernsey, and I’m always blown

away by the food served. You pay for

what you get, the quality is excellent

and the portions are generous, add

to this great service and nice décor.

ROSSO

If that isn’t enough, hop out the door and into next

door, you’ll find Rosso, where they make authentic

stone-baked pizza in a handmade stone oven using

gas and wood to get it to a perfect-crust inducing 350

degrees. The bar is also so stylish it won an award, the

views over St Peter Port are stunning, yet more amazing

cocktails are available and to top it all off, every Monday

kids eat free with every adult meal sold. There just isn’t

enough of that going on in the world anymore.

There’s even takeaways too.

TINTO

Should even that not impress you, the last salvo of this

great gastronomic gathering is Tinto Tapas Bar, which

has a huge menu of sharing dishes for all palates and

even better, more than 30 gin and tonics. Yes. More

than 30. All served in Game of Thrones-style goblets.

Some even come with a tonic called BTW (Bermondsey

Tonic Water) – an all-natural tonic water crafted in

South East London, but, by someone from Guernsey,

Nick Crispini.

It’s like an adult Disneyland, honestly, challenge

yourself to go along for an evening and not have a

good time. The sentence, 'this is rubbish’ has

never been uttered in any of the Red establishments

for sure – with the possible exception of closing time.

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BUSINESS NEWS

106 NEWS BULLETIN

The latest business news from

the Bailiwick of Guernsey

108 WE ARE GUERNSEY

Guernsey continues to lead the way

for London Stock Exchange listings

111 FACES OF BUSINESS

Meet Aurigny’s newest board member,

Meriel Lenfestey

117 CRY!

Ravenscroft Investment Management

looks at recent political events

MEET JULIAN WINSER 118

En Voyage talks to Cazenove's

Chief Executive Officer

FINTECH FOCUS 122

The future of financial services

is in machine learning

HIGH-FLYING 128

The latest appointments from leading

Guernsey businesses

SUSTAINABLE INVESTING 131

ABN AMRO Investment Manager

Jason Robilliard talks sustainability

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Business

BUSINESS NEWS

21 RELOCATIONS

AND 36 JOBS

CREATED BY

LOCATE GUERNSEY

Locate Guernsey achieved impressive

results in 2016, facilitating 21

relocations and creating 36 local

jobs. The team attended around 400

stakeholder meetings, 50 events and

handled 140 enquiries.

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Do we

still need

performance

reviews?

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Is your

property

underinsured?

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Keep up to

date with

High-Flying

Appointments

PRESTIGIOUS STEP AWARD

FOR BUTTERFIELD TRUST’S

MANAGING DIRECTOR

Butterfield Trust’s Managing

Director Paul Hodgson has been

recognised by the Society of Trust

and Estate Practitioners (STEP) for

his outstanding contribution to the

society. Paul was one of 14 individuals

from across the world – the only one

from Guernsey – to receive a 2016

STEP Founder’s Award.

The Founder’s Award is given to

members of STEP for extraordinary

service and meritorious

accomplishments in advancing

the aims and objectives of STEP

worldwide. The awards take place

annually and recognise individuals

whose long-term contributions to the

society have gone above and beyond

what is expected of members.

Paul said: ‘It’s a real honour to receive

this award, and I would like to thank

RAY & SCOTT

JEWELLERS UNDERGOES

REFURBISHMENT

Ray & Scott Jewellers has been established for 53 years.

It is situated in The Old Bank House, formerly home to

the National Provincial bank on The Bridge, St Sampson's.

The last year has seen a huge refurbishment programme

with investment in a whole new lighting system and the

installation of stunning boutiques for Omega and Hublot.

Ray & Scott is home to one of the largest selection of

watches and diamond jewellery in the whole of the

Channel Islands as well as the only Accredited Diamond

Museum in the British Isles, situated within the building’s

original bank vault. You will also find most of the global,

world-renowned watch and jewellery brands including

Dior, Tag Heuer, Gucci, Hans D. Krieger and many more.

PAUL HODGSON

the Guernsey branch for nominating

me, and for their support and

friendship during my tenure on the

committee and as chairman.

‘STEP is an important organisation

that helps ensure the highest levels

of professionalism. In an industry that

is increasingly under the regulatory

spotlight, it’s important to have

a society committed to ongoing

professional development.’

Working with a budget of £400,000,

Locate Guernsey, which is dedicated

to attracting businesses and

individuals to relocate to the

island, has returned an annualised

financial benefit to the exchequer

of almost £700,000.

Its flagship event was a London

showcase presented to more than

200 people including Guernsey and

UK advisers and people potentially

interested in relocating.

Richard Le Tocq, Head of Locate

Guernsey, said: ‘While we will never

be complacent, it is rewarding that

we have made significant progress

with limited resources. We have been

very pleased with the level of support

that has been demonstrated by the

Guernsey community.

‘The biggest challenge is getting

Guernsey on the radar and

helping people to understand how

straightforward it is to relocate here.

We’ve had some very encouraging

feedback from those who have made

the move to the island.

‘Typically and understandably, there

can be a long lead time from initial

enquiry to eventual relocation. A

number of our leads from last year

are part of our ongoing work in

progress and will come to fruition

further down the line.’

Richard said that the figure of

£672,266 financial benefit to the

island excluded wider economic

value to Guernsey businesses such

as contributions to the construction,

service and hospitality, legal and

financial sectors.

‘The ripple effect of the relocations

in 2016 extends much wider than the

obvious benefits and will continue

to do so as new ventures become

established and mature,’ he said.

During the year there were more than

40,000 visits to Locate Guernsey’s

website, there were more than 3.5m

views of social media content and

43,000 other digital interactions.

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BUSINESSES URGED TO PREPARE

FOR MAJOR OVERHAUL OF DATA

PROTECTION LAW

The Office of the Information Commissioner and Data Protection

Commissioner is calling on all businesses in the Channel Islands to ensure

they make themselves aware of impending legislative changes that will have

significant ramifications for the way that they handle all personal data.

When it comes into force across the European Union (EU) from May 2018, the

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) aims to strengthen data protection

rights for individuals and harmonise compliance requirements for businesses.

GDPR is set to be the largest change

to the protection of personal data

across Europe since implementation

in 1995 of the EU Data Protection

Directive which is currently in force.

At that time, and in response to the

transfer controls on data exported

from the EU, the Channel Islands

implemented the Data Protection

(Bailiwick of Guernsey) Law, 2001

and the Data Protection (Jersey) Law

2005 which ensured the continued

free flow of data to the islands.

The Regulation will be overseen

by the European Parliament, the

European Council and the European

Commission. The governments of

Jersey and Guernsey, together with

the Channel Islands Brussels Office,

are working with the Commission

as well as key stakeholders, to

ensure the islands are prepared

for the changes and businesses

are aware of their responsibilities

and have time to prepare.

The Commissioner is using Data

Protection Day, an international

day designed to raise awareness

and promote privacy and data

protection best practices, to start

the public conversation about

GDPR and its implications.

Emma Martins, Head of the Channel

Island Data Protection regulator, said,

‘The introduction of GDPR will be

transformative for how businesses

handle personal data; we are on

the verge of huge change in data

regulation. To support businesses

of all sizes, we will be preparing

information and guidance as the law

drafting progresses throughout 2017

and are committed to continuing

this conversation with businesses.

‘I cannot over-emphasise the

importance of being prepared for this

legislation. I particularly want to stress

this to the islands’ small to mediumsized

business communities who

may not have access to the legal or

compliance expertise and resources

available to larger organisations.

The new regulations are certainly

going to up the game in terms of

compliance obligations and there is

much greater accountability for data

controllers and processors. Wherever

personal data is involved, whether that

is staff, client or any other information

relating to individuals, data protection

compliance will have to be considered

and built in at the beginning of the

process and to a more significant

and demonstrable degree.’

Emma is also clear that GDPR is

extremely important for individuals:

‘Whilst this is important for the

Channel Islands in that it will ensure

we remain a trusted jurisdiction

with no restriction on data flows,

its importance for all of us in a

personal context should not be

underestimated. We live in an era

where a vast amount of our personal

information is being collected and

used in ways unimaginable only a

few years ago. What happens to that

data is a deeply serious question and

effective regulation plays a significant

part in ensuring we all have the rights

we are entitled to and have come

to expect living in a democracy.’

Both governments have committed

to GDPR being incorporated into local

law with the intention of being ready

for implementation for May 2018.

‘I have had extremely positive

meetings with senior representatives

from the States of Jersey and

States of Guernsey, both of which

are committed to ensuring the

islands are fully compliant with

GDPR. In anticipation, we have

begun a comprehensive review of

the Commission’s structure and

resources to ensure we are in in a

strong position to support businesses

at this time,’ added Mrs Martins.

Data Protection Day is aimed at

individuals, families, consumers and

business and encourages people to

consider the important of protecting

their personal information online.

GLOBAL

EXPANSION FOR

COLLAS CRILL

WITH BVI MERGER

Offshore law firm Collas Crill

has finalised its merger with BVI

firm Farara Kerins, extending the

client offering of both firms and

expanding its global presence

alongside its Singapore, Cayman

Islands, London, Guernsey and

Jersey offices.

The firm will remain as Collas Crill

in its current jurisdictions and trade

as Collas Crill-Farara Kerins for a

transitional period in the BVI.

Collas Crill Group Managing Partner

Jason Romer said:

‘The last few years have been an

exciting time for us, full of growth

and prosperity, and 2017 marks

the continuation of this. Our BVI

merger was a direct response to our

clients’ needs, extending both our

Caribbean and global presence.’

ALEXANDER

DANIELS OPENS

NEW OFFSHORE

DIVISION OFFICE

Alexander Daniels Professional

Recruitment Group has officially

launch its Offshore Division based

in Guernsey.

The Alexander Daniels team

welcomed clients, candidates and

friends to the Venue at the Fermain

Valley Hotel for an evening of drinks,

canapes and live music to thank

them for their continued support

and announce the opening of their

offices based in Smith Street.

(L-R) ANDY FOOTE, NICK PEARCE,

HANNAH CAMPBELL, SARAH ELLIOTT,

ANDY PARTLOW, ANDREA PEARSON,

STEVE HUBERT, LAUREN MARTEL

AND IAN MOURBEY

BUSINESS NEWS

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Business

GUERNSEY CONTINUES TO

LEAD THE WAY FOR LONDON

STOCK EXCHANGE LISTINGS

Guernsey continues

to be home to more

non-UK entities

listed on the London

Stock Exchange (LSE)

markets than any other jurisdiction globally.

LSE data shows that there were 124

Guernsey-incorporated entities listed on

the Main Market and AIM at the end of

2016 – more than 40 ahead of its nearest

competitor, which is Jersey with 82.

It is also significantly more than the major

economic powers of Russia (29), USA (28)

and India (23), and well ahead of other

centres such as Ireland (51), the Isle of Man

(44), BVI (39), Cayman (37) and Bermuda (32).

In fact, Guernsey added nine new entities

to the LSE markets during 2016, which

is the same number as its two nearest

competitors combined, excluding the UK,

and further evidence of the high regard in

which our infrastructure and expertise is

held by professional advisers in the City of

London and beyond.

Some of the notable listings included

Hadrian’s Wall Secured Investments, the

first investment company to list on the

LSE’s Main Market in 2016, and VinaCapital

Vietnam Opportunity Fund, which

completed its migration from the Cayman

Islands to Guernsey and its move from

AIM to the premium segment of the Main

Market in the early part of last year.

In total, Guernsey has 91 non-UK entities

listed on the Main Market of the LSE and

is home to 33 entities listed on AIM.

In addition, Guernsey is the clear market

leader in terms of the number of non-UK

‘Equity Investment Instruments’ – the

majority of investment funds – listed on

the LSE with 74.

GUERNSEY ADVANTAGES

Guernsey’s market leading position is due

to a combination of the many advantages it

offers companies looking to raise capital in

London. In addition to our close proximity

to London, Guernsey also has experienced

providers of legal, tax, accounting and

administration services, a state-of-the-art

company registry, excellent regulatory

standards and modern company law.

Indeed, when directors of VinaCapital

announced the fund’s migration they

cited among the reasons for choosing

Guernsey were the island’s well-established

infrastructure for the administration of closedended

funds listed on the LSE and a robust

regulatory and compliance regime.

In addition to the LSE, Guernsey can provide

speedy access to a number of international

stock exchanges including New York,

Euronext, Frankfurt, Australia, Toronto, Hong

Kong, Ireland and Johannesburg. Guernsey is

also home to the Channel Islands Securities

Exchange, which provides a quick and

cost-effective alternative to a full LSE listing,

especially where the liquidity of the share

trading is less of an issue.

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GUERNSEY FUNDS MASTERCLASS

Guernsey’s listings expertise will be a key part of our

messaging internationally over the next 12 months, as

will the the fact that latest figures show that, at the end

of September 2016, the net asset value of all funds under

management and administration in Guernsey stood at

£249.4 billion – an increase of £2.3 billion (0.9%) since

the end of June and was the fifth consecutive quarter of

growth enjoyed by the sector. For the year ending

30 September 2016, the total value of funds in Guernsey

increased by £24.6 billion (10.9%).

Both our listings prowess and recent funds growth

were referenced when Guernsey Finance hosted its first

off-island event of 2017,

the Guernsey

Funds Masterclass.

GUERNSEY

FINANCE’S

FLAGSHIP EVENT,

THE GUERNSEY

FUNDS FORUM,

TAKES PLACE THIS

YEAR IN LONDON

ON THURSDAY

11 MAY.

Address PO Box 655, Somers House,

St Peter Port, Guernsey, GY1 3PN

Phone +44 (0) 1481 720071

Twitter @WEAREGUERNSEY

Email info@weareguernsey.com

Web weareguernsey.com

The event, which was

hosted in conjunction with

the Guernsey Investment

Fund Association, was held

in London on 8 February.

It considered the outlook

for raising funds in the

post-Brexit environment

and featured a panel debate

among leading figures from

the funds industry and a

keynote speech from Louise

Harvey OBE, who spent

13 years as a British diplomat working on EU issues in

the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and, has since,

worked in business management in Brussels.

Since June there have been many theories put forward

by commentators on what the short, medium and longterm

impact of Brexit will be on the markets. The initial

uncertainty over the summer has largely dissipated and

a degree of normality has returned with investors and

managers continuing to do business, but there are still

many questions as to how this will play out further

down the line.

The Guernsey Funds Masterclass was a valuable

precursor to Guernsey Finance’s flagship event, the

Guernsey Funds Forum, which this year takes place

in London on Thursday 11 May.

MEET THE TEAM

Simon Tostevin, Communications Manager

at Guernsey Finance, is the longest serving

member of staff at the promotional agency.

Here, we find out a little more about him.

Name Simon Tostevin

Position Communications Manager

Responsibilities Oversight of all media relations

activity involving Guernsey Finance. This

includes acting as the main point of contact

for all local and international media enquiries,

coordinating Guernsey Finance news releases,

articles and newsletters and maintaining our

social media presence on the likes of Twitter

and LinkedIn. A key part of my role is also

liaising with industry practitioners to develop

and source content for stories and messaging

concerning Guernsey’s finance industry.

When did you join Guernsey Finance?

March 2012

Favourite aspect of the job? Seeing all the hard

work we put into hosting our off-island events

pay off.

How might people know you away from

Guernsey Finance? I enjoy my sport, particularly

football and the NFL. Up until recently I used to

play for Northerners AC locally and represented

the Guernsey football team for several years,

including at the Island Games (2009, 2011) and

at the UEFA Regions’ Cup (2010).

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Business

FACES OF BUSINESS

MERIEL LENFESTEY

Having previously worked for the likes of

Microsoft and the BBC before starting her own

digital design consultancy, Meriel Lenfestey

joined the board at Aurigny last year.

How do you start off

your working day?

I hate to admit that it’s

checking emails before I

even get up. Enough said!

How would you describe

your leadership style?

Understated but ambitious.

I believe in motivating and

empowering people to be their

best and to do what’s right for

others (colleagues and customers).

Do you travel much

in your role?

I’ve been a heavy user of Aurigny’s

services for the 12 years I’ve

lived in Guernsey. Ironically, my

Aurigny role is the one which

requires the least travelling

of all my roles. Usually just a

bike ride up to the airport!

What’s the best piece

of advice you were

ever given?

I was rather a shy child and

teenager, and always did what was

expected, believing it would bring

success. When my secondary

school art teacher told my parents

that I was too quiet and not

stubborn enough to succeed at

art college I began to be myself,

and dared to challenge.

Where is your favourite

place in the world?

I love to explore off the beaten

track. My last few trips have

included Iceland, Montenegro,

Pantelleria and Borneo. My

travelling is more about finding

moments and new experiences.

I keep my 'favourite place in the

world' for the place I spend the

most time. It has to be Guernsey’s

south coast with its amazing

colours, constant change and the

most stunning beaches I know.

How would you

quantify success?

By how much difference I have

made. Difference to my family,

difference to my colleagues,

difference to my customers and

their customers, and ultimately

difference to the world. Having

said that, I haven’t yet worked out a

magic formula for quantifying that!

As a child, what did you

want to be when you

grew up?

A weather forecaster, a doctor

and an artist! I liked the idea of

predicting the future, making

people better and creating beauty.

I ended up putting it all together

in a rather different way through

designing digital products and

services to deliver the most useful

and intuitive end user experiences.

How do you maintain a

healthy work/life balance?

By trying not to differentiate

between them! I work from home,

so work is something I see as part

of my home life. The balance I

maintain is family/everything else.

What single achievement

are you most proud of?

Aside from my kids (the obvious

answer which nothing else can

compete with), my greatest

achievement is the Experience

Design business I founded in

London in 1997, and exited in 2016.

At the start I had to create a market

by evangelising user experience

design and usability testing, and

to train staff because no one had

experience of this new field of

research-led design. The industry

is now well established, and

many of my old employees are in

fantastic jobs around the world.

What is the last thing you

think about at the end of

the day?

Anything to stop my mind spinning

through all the different things I’m

involved in. Often a good book.

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A new approach

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With years of

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New Guernsey law firm launches with a

people-focused, service-oriented commitment

Ferbrache & Farrell LLP is a newly established,

independent law firm in Guernsey. Its practice

areas include corporate, property and dispute

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Business

Erika Lucas from

Cezanne HR discusses

the trends in employee

performance reviews.

DO WE STILL NEED

PERFORMANCE REVIEWS?

BY ERIKA LUCAS, CEZANNE HR

An increasing number of organisations are shifting away from annual appraisals in favour of

on-going, just-in-time feedback. So what can you do to make your performance management

process a valuable business tool and an engaging and productive experience for everyone involved?

1 START WITH OUTCOMES

The danger with performance reviews

is that they can too easily become

just a box-ticking exercise. If you

start by agreeing the purpose of

the performance reviews with the

reviewing manager and their likely

impact on the business, you’ll find it

much easier to convince colleagues

to get involved – and justify any

resulting investment to the business.

2 MAKE IT EASY

Even with commitment, performance

reviews can still be at the top of the

list of tasks managers and HR least

want to do. It seems to be associated

with seemingly endless form-filling

and admin, and little or no insight at

the end of the process.

Thanks to advances in technology,

the latest performance management

software is cost effective. If you

haven’t looked at the market for some

time, you may be pleasantly surprised

at what is now available.

This is an extract from an article orginally published by cezannehr.com

3PROVIDE TRAINING

FOR MANAGERS

It’s easy to assume that managers

will automatically ‘know’ how to hold

an effective performance or career

conversation. The reality is that

many managers struggle with giving

feedback, setting objectives and

motivating their people whilst also

managing expectations.

Don’t throw your managers in at

the deep end. Many will have been

promoted because of their technical

skills and don’t necessary have the

soft people skills needed to get the

best out of their teams. Provide

training to give them the confidence

to have open, constructive

conversations with their people and

to tackle poor performance head-on

when necessary.

4 BE TRANSPARENT

In a recent CIPD survey, only 39% of

employees felt their performance

management process was fair. This

isn’t really surprising, given that in

many companies, processes are

applied inconsistently. How highly

people are rated then depends on

variables such as: how much value

the manager places on the process

and how ‘soft’ they are. Think about

what you can do to make your

performance management process as

fair and transparent as possible.

5 FOCUS ON THE FUTURE

Traditionally, appraisals tend to

look back at how an employee has

performed during the previous year.

But in a fast-moving, constantly

changing environment, priorities shift

constantly, new skill needs emerge

overnight – and what happened

last year (or even last month) is

largely irrelevant. Try making the

focus of appraisals more about what

the business needs for the future and

how the individual can best use and

develop their skills and competencies

to meet future challenges.

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Business

CRY!

BY

MARK BOUSFIELD,

RAVENSCROFT INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT

If there were one aspect of the recent inauguration

of the 45th President of the United States of America,

Donald Trump, that makes it more interesting than many

of the previous ones, it would be the very public angst

displayed by those who didn’t get the candidate they

wished for. More surprisingly, this is not just confined to

the losing supporters, but many in the media whom one

might previously have presumed were – if not

privately, then at least professionally and publicly – neutral.

This raises all sorts of questions not only about the

nature of modern

YOU DON'T

KNOW HOW

TO PLAY

THE GAME

YOU CHEAT

YOU LIE

YOU MAKE ME

WANNA CRY

Cry, Godley & Creme, 1985

politics, but also

about news reporting

and information

dissemination in an

age where, to steal

the title of Peter

Pomerantsov’s

excoriating 2015

book about life

under Vladimir Putin,

“nothing is true and

everything is possible”.

Given the furore over

the nature of alleged

interference and hacking by Russia in the recent election,

there would seem to be a symmetry of approach.

However, on closer examination, the certainty with

which the recent accusations are being thrown around

rather crumbles. After all, newspaper barons have

been involved in trying to influence elections for time

immemorial and, long before such people existed, more

powerful nations have always tried to promote “friendly”

political leaders. Many, like imperial Britain, France,

Russia, Spain and now the United States herself, have a

long record of interfering in the affairs of countries both

near and far, and not always successfully. Indeed, wars

have been fought as a result of such meddling – all of

which rather puts the recent election in perspective.

Newsflash: the sun continues to rise and set!

Perhaps the better example in this age of ‘fake

news’ and rampant Twitter-fuelled cynicism is the

not-so-subtle campaign to overturn BREXIT.

As stated, the constitutional lawsuit pretended

simply to ensure the primacy of the UK’s parliament.

Actually – as anyone can see – it’s about changing

the outcome of the June 2016 referendum.

The wish of those who were on the wrong side of

the plebiscite to remain inside the EU is a very worthy

political cause and certainly worth fighting for. The

more disappointing aspect is the way in which many

of those opposed to leaving have set about it. Instead

of coming straight out and stating their aim, those

involved have tried to maintain the pretence that the

court case is simply about principle and that they in

no way wish to overturn the result. It is precisely this

sort of cynicism that alienates the average voter and

leads to the sort of combustible reaction witnessed

in the United Kingdom, the United States, Italy – and

perhaps later this year in France and Germany.

It bears repeating that the only reason Trump is now

in the White House is because the average working-class

American finally gave into frustration at seeing the

same-as-usual parade of politicians saying one thing to

get elected and then being

captured by the machine

once in office. For good or

ill, Trump is perceived as the

antidote to modern politics,

i.e. that he means what he

says and will act accordingly.

Of course, whether it is worth

placing one’s trust in quite

so volatile a character is the

64,000-dollar question! No

WE ALL

KNOW WHAT

‘UNTHINKABLE’

MEANS IN THE

CONTEXT OF

VOTES.

one knows whether Trump will be able to overcome the

institutional inertia that characterises a 2,500,000-person

federal workforce (don’t forget there are also 22,000,000

state government employees to go with them).

Moreover, how long will his acolytes give him before

they deem his presidency a success or failure? Will

he seek re-election in 2020 and act accordingly? Or

simply relax and consider his ambition achieved?

It is for precisely all these reasons that we can’t predict

the future and don’t even try. Investing is difficult enough

without second-guessing the cesspool that is politics.

Know what you own, why you own it and avoid the cry!

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Business

MEET

JULIAN

En Voyage talks to Julian Winser about his

transition from army to finance and his

affections for life in Guernsey.

The best bacon sandwich available ‘almost anywhere

on earth’, is at Richmond Kiosk [mid way along

Vazon, for those non Guernsey readers], according to

Cazenove Chief Executive Officer Julian Winser.

And this is from a man who used to travel the world

flying helicopters for the Army Air Corps. So, he’s tried

a few.

‘It’s also the most generous in terms of the amount

of bacon you get. I have never been there and not

seen it without a queue.’

The former pilot, who flew helicopters for the army

between 1978 and 1986, moved to Guernsey in 2005,

when Schroders asked him to come and look at their

business over here.

‘I decided I couldn’t be in the army for the long-term,

and joined Baring Asset Management, where I worked

in operations for five years or so. But I wanted to be in

the teeth of the business, so moved to the client side,

working with pensions and charities.

‘Then three years after that, Nick Leeson happened

[the Singapore based trader who, in a matter of weeks,

racked up hundreds of millions of pounds in losses

disguised them as profits and fled authorities, bringing

a 232-year-old institution to its knees. It went into

administration and was sold to Dutch bank ING for

£1]. I wanted to work with private clients and I thought

they were the future.’

Working with Schroders in London from 1996 on the

private client side for the next decade, he then wound

up in Guernsey, and hasn’t looked back.

WINSER

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‘WHEN YOU COMPARE IT TO LONDON, WHERE

YOU DO NOT WANT TO CATCH SOMEONE’S

EYE, HERE, WHEN YOU ARE WALKING TO

WORK AT 7.15AM, YOU CAN SAY HELLO TO

EVERYONE YOU PASS AND THEY SAY IT BACK‘

‘I was asked to come and look

at the business here, as we had

two chief executive resignations

in short order. I found a fantastic

business, slightly on its back, but all

it had to do was find its feet again.

I thought I was the person to do

that, and I have now been here

for 11 years. It is a very successful

business, and while much of the

local competition has fallen away

we now mainly compete with

London based banks. We have

really great staff and low turnover.'

‘I FOUND A FANTASTIC

BUSINESS, SLIGHTLY ON

ITS BACK, BUT ALL IT

HAD TO DO WAS FIND

ITS FEET AGAIN’

Guernsey is ‘great to work from’,

he said, and that was partly down

to the type of government it has.

‘Guernsey is very steady as an

economy, and much less cyclical

than many other jurisdictions.

I think this may be because

we either have a non-party

government; or the overall process

of decision making is slow. But

that makes an environment that

is pretty much right. Our clients

want consistency and stability, an

environment that does not change

too much, but keeps up. We

[Guernsey] do not have to be the

bleeding edge, we just have to

be consistent.

‘My feeling is that you can go

through life challenging everything,

and you might win a few battles, or

you can just not make too

many mistakes.’

Plus, there was the island’s

stunning aesthetics and friendly

people, which has made sticking

around all the easier.

‘I sometimes walk to work [the

offices are along the front in town],

and when the tide is right up and

almost coming over the wall, that

just lifts your spirits. There are

good connections to London too,

with about 10 flights a day. There

is very little crime here, and the

people are nice too. When you

compare it to London, where you

do not want to catch someone’s

eye, here, when you are walking to

work at 7.15am, you can say hello

to everyone you pass and they say

it back. People feel safe here.

‘I spend a lot of time walking and

running, and one of my favourite

stretches is the cliff path between

St Peter Port and Jerbourg. It is

just amazing.’

His favourite restaurants rank as

Octopus (‘the food is just fantastic,

and we had a spectacular summer

client party there’) and

Le Nautique.

But it is not all play, with Mr

Winser arriving most days at

the office by 7.30am. With it

being open plan – which has its

advantages, he says – it also means

the place is only peaceful before

the staff arrive or after they leave.

‘The peace and quiet is in the

morning and the evening, that’s

when you have your time to write

and to plan.

‘The office has been open plan

since I arrived, I far prefer to be

able to hear people, and when

you are speaking to clients you

have to be positive, and it is very

important to set the tone for the

whole office.’

A lot of his time is spent with and

looking after the clients, validating

what they were getting from

the business.

‘I try to demonstrate to them

the integrity, passion, teamwork,

innovation and excellence that

the business is all about.’

For anyone looking to join the

business, he had some words

of advice.

‘We say to all our interns,

Guernsey has all the values of

an island, but the majority of

Guernsey businesses look beyond

the island. It is vital that anyone

who wants to come and work

with us has an appreciation of the

world, because in a perfect world,

we would all have an international

view of life.’

‘WHEN THE TIDE IS

RIGHT UP AND ALMOST

COMING OVER THE

WALL, THAT JUST LIFTS

YOUR SPIRITS’

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Business

OLIVER GOATER, MANAGING DIRECTOR

NETWORK INSURANCE & FINANCIAL PLANNING

IS YOUR PROPERTY

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In today’s

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Business

THE FUTURE OF

FINANCIAL SERVICES

IS IN MACHINE

LEARNING

BY STEPHEN OZANNE,

SENIOR ASSOCIATE AT WALKERS

WHAT IS MACHINE

LEARNING?

Since the 17th century

mathematicians have been

developing formulas in statistics

to help make demographic

and economic forecasts for

policymaking. More recently, with

the arrival of digital computers,

more powerful algorithms have

been developed, which we

now use every day for a wide

range of tasks, such as weather

forecasting and internet searches.

Machine learning has evolved

from statistics and involves the

development of algorithms that

can give computers the ability

to learn information, without

the information being preprogrammed,

in order to solve

particular problems.

Generally, there are three

different forms of machine

learning. In ‘supervised learning’

the computer is given an example

question, the data needed to

answer it and the correct answer,

similar to learning in a classroom.

The computer can then learn

the process for answering the

question in order to answer

similar questions on its own.

In ‘unsupervised learning’ the

computer is not told what the

correct data is that is needed to

answer the question, or what

the correct answer is, which the

computer has to work out for itself.

Lastly, ‘reinforcement learning’

gives the computer a goal, such as

winning a game of chess, and it is

given feedback each time it plays

the game until it wins. In financial

services, where most information

is now accessible in a digital form,

we are starting to see the use of

machine learning techniques in

automating tasks, decision-making

and compliance, which is likely to

rapidly grow.

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Three reasons why machine learning is going

to radically change the financial services industry.

IT SHOULD SOON

BE POSSIBLE

TO TEACH A

COMPUTER WHAT

THE REGULATIONS

ARE THAT APPLY

TO A PARTICULAR

BUSINESS AND

FOR THE COMPUTER

TO THEN MONITOR

THE BUSINESS’

COMPLIANCE

1AUTOMATION

Machine learning

programs can be used

to automate the tasks

needed to perform

particular financial

services. In the insurance sector,

Fukoko Mutual Life Insurance is

now using IBM’s Watson platform

to automate the information

gathering exercise to process

policyholders’ pay-outs. IBM’s

Watson uses machine learning

to build an understanding of the

expertise needed to complete

the task. Fukoko Mutual believe

that Watson will increase the

firm’s productivity by 30% and

save about $1.2 million, but at the

expense of over 30 staff who will

be made redundant. The World

Economic Forum has estimated

that automation using computers

and robots will result in a total

loss of over seven million jobs

during the next five years in 15

developed countries, two thirds of

which are focused in routine white

collar office functions, such as

administrative roles.

On the bright side, however,

there is expected to be two

million jobs created in computer,

mathematics, architecture and

engineering fields.

2DECISION-MAKING

There is a lot of

talk about ‘big data’

in financial services,

and with the dramatic

increase in the number

of devices that are connected to

the internet it seems that data can

be collected on nearly everything.

However, such large amounts of

data can be difficult to process in

order to produce any meaningful

information. Machine learning

can be used as a tool to analyse

big data and to extract useful

results. Further, because machine

learning programs are less reliant

on human involvement, they can

process very large amounts of data

quickly and efficiently, whilst also

identifying information that may

otherwise be missed by human

data analysts. Decision-makers

within businesses that utilise

machine learning will be able to

arm themselves with insights,

such as in relation to customer

behaviours, product development

and business strategy, which

would otherwise have been

unavailable, when making

important strategic decisions.

3COMPLIANCE

Regulatory technology,

or RegTech, is

increasingly being used

to assist financial services

businesses to meet

their compliance requirements.

Machine learning can assist in risk

management, fraud analytics and

know-your-client due diligence

tasks, which for many businesses

previously required large

compliance teams. Some banks

are already using machine learning

to detect credit card fraud. It

should soon be possible to teach a

computer what the regulations are

that apply to a particular business

and for the computer to then

monitor the business’ compliance

with the requirements of

the regulations.

HOW DO I GET STARTED?

I would suggest that your firm

builds a strategy on how it will

use machine learning. I would

also suggest that you start small

before letting your business

become reliant on more significant

tasks performed by a computer.

For regulated businesses, it is

important to note that tasks

performed automatically by

a program are likely going to

be more difficult to explain or

demonstrate to a regulator than

if those tasks are performed by

a person, so give your business

sufficient time to get the regulator

comfortable with the software that

you decide to use. Further,

I would suggest that you

consider how you will protect

your business know-how and

intellectual property once it has

been learned by the computer,

including in relation to your cybersecurity

requirements. Ultimately,

financial services businesses that

do not have a digital strategy

to take advantage of the rapid

developments in machine learning

are likely going to quickly lose

their competitiveness.

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SELLING

GUERNSEY PLC

James Orrick, Managing Director of PEA, explores a necessary

shift in the factors to emphasise when selling Guernsey’s

financial services offering in 2017.

A ‘flight to quality’ is often a response

to market uncertainty. The historic

promotional messaging about

Guernsey’s established financial

services offering has often cited

this well-used term as a way of

summarising the stability that’s on

offer in Guernsey to funds and their

service providers compared to

other jurisdictions.

There are a number of key messages

that those of us in the finance sector

have long been emphasising when we

articulate the benefits of Guernsey’s

industry. We’re well used to reeling

off expert regulation, the array of

practised and professional service

providers, Guernsey’s modern legal

framework and political stability, in our

list of key selling propositions.

A quick glance at the current

growth trends would indicate that the

messages must be working. Indeed,

they’re particularly powerful in the

context of present market uncertainty

fuelled by a new UK government, the

un-concluded UK Brexit negotiations

and a new US President in the chair.

Little wonder that the investment

funds market is in full bloom and that

predictions remain strong for 2017.

January figures have reported a

fifth quarter of growth for Guernsey’s

funds industry with the net asset value

of all funds under management and

administration standing at £249.4

billion, up £2.3 billion (0.9%) since

June 2016. Guernsey is also the first

choice for non-UK entities listing on

the London Stock Exchange with 91

non-UK entities listed on the Main

Market of the LSE and 33 on AIM.

Notably, Guernsey leads on non-UK

equity investment instruments with 74

listed on the LSE.

So, yes, the flight to quality message

remains relevant. The key messages

that underpin it, however, are shifting.

The ever-evolving changes to

regulation and tax legislation, mainly

in the current forms of AIFMD and

BEPS, are influencing the agendas

of the investor community and it’s

important that Guernsey’s financial

services industry players – the key

influencers of funds coming into the

island – respond.

Investors are rightly prodding beyond

the sole performance of funds as a

key concern. Questions regarding the

quality of reporting, approaches to risk

management and the requirement

for relevant policies and procedures

are also now key items on investors’

agendas. And so, it’s responses to

these concerns that we now need

to consider.

Brexit is also relevant. There will be

different questions about Guernsey’s

links to the UK because of the

unfolding UK exit from the EU. In

Guernsey we rely quite heavily on

people’s perceptions of the UK as a

way of explaining our relationship

with the UK and the EU. The UK’s

voice for the Channel Islands in the

EU has fallen silent so efforts are

underway to further strengthen the

direct links we have built. This presents

a need to clearly divorce Guernsey

from that uncertainty and promote

the standing we have independently

achieved in Europe and the stability

we consequently offer.

Some messages remain relevant.

Guernsey’s regulatory environment

continues to evidence the quality

we offer. Among our regulator’s

more recent achievements include

proactively securing Guernsey’s

recommendation for third-country

pass-porting in Europe and developing

the Private Investment Fund and

Manager Led Product – two fund

products that substantially add to our

marketing wares this year.

Also still underpinning Guernsey’s

quality as a funds jurisdiction is the

experience that exists across the

range of Guernsey’s practised and

professional service providers. It’s

this experience that undoubtedly

guides the efficient flow of work and

contributes to the very success of

individual funds.

Private Equity Administrators Limited is regulated by the Guernsey Financial Services Commission and licensed under both The Protection of Investors (Bailiwick

of Guernsey) Law, 1987 and The Regulation of Fiduciaries, Administration Businesses and Company Directors, etc (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Law, 2000.

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HIGH-FLYING APPOINTMENTS

Paul Rogers

NEW CHIEF EXECUTIVE

FOR NP GROUP

Paul Rogers is the new CEO of the NP

Group. He is also Managing Director of

Norman Piette and will now oversee all

six companies within the Group.

‘I have really enjoyed my time as Norman

Piette’s Managing Director and that role

will continue,’ he said. ‘I am also very

excited to be involved in all the other

businesses within the Group and will

offer support to them in any way I can.

Paul said that the local building industry

had been through a tough time over

the last few years but the NP Group had

been preparing itself for the recovery:

‘As we have retained and built on our

staff expertise during the lull, we will be

in the perfect position to capitalise on

the upturn when it comes.

'I am proud to be taking on the

challenge of leading this professional

business with its long and successful

history of serving Guernsey with

construction materials.’

PROMOTIONS AT

COLLAS CRILL

RBS NEW HEAD OF FUNDS

Peter Brown has been

appointed Head of Funds at

RBS International to drive the

expansion of the bank’s offering

to the alternative funds sector.

Peter has more than 25 years’

experience in corporate and

institutional banking and was one

of the founding members

Peter Brown

of the RBS mid-market leveraged

finance business, delivering

multi-million-pound buyout transactions alongside key

private equity sponsors.

OCS APPOINTS NEW CHANNEL

ISLANDS MANAGING DIRECTOR

Facilities management firm, OCS, has appointed Jacquie

Walby as Managing Director.

A proven business developer, Jacquie has been

responsible for multi-million pound projects, leading

private, public and multi-sector teams. She was Director

of Strategic Business Development for OCS UK and

previously Director and Partner at management and

development firm Arkanum.

Phil Taylor, Chairman of OCS Channel Islands, said: ‘We

are confident that Jacquie’s vast experience in designing

and implementing operational and organisational

solutions will provide huge opportunities for OCS.’

Following the completion of its BVI merger, Collas Crill

has made six promotions across the firm.

Simon Heggs, Nin Ritchie and Anna Douglass have been

promoted to Senior Associate in Guernsey and Alex Jeffery

has been promoted to Associate in Jersey. In the firm’s

business services teams, Jessica Hobbs has been promoted

to Marketing and Digital Manager and Ollie Le Prevost has

been promoted to IT Support Analyst.

Jason Romer, Group Managing Partner, said: ‘These

promotions are all in recognition of the hard work and

dedication of these individuals to the firm. We are very proud

of our home-grown talent approach and pride ourselves on

the internal career progression available at our firm.’

Simon Heggs Nin Ritchie Anna Douglass Alex Jeffery Jessica Hobbs Ollie Le Prevost

NEW STREET MANAGEMENT LIMITED

APPOINTS A NEW DIRECTOR

Nicola McGall is an experienced Trust Director with over 20 years’ experience in

the Private and Corporate Fiduciary market in Guernsey. Her role will involve the

provision of trustee services and directorships of client companies as well as leading

New Street Management Limited's International Pension and EBT offering.

Simon Graham, Managing Director of New Street Manager, said, ‘Nicola brings a

wealth of experience and is great addition to our team. We very much look forward

to working with Nicola as we continue to grow our business.’

Nicola McGall

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EIGHT PROMOTIONS AT BDO

BDO Limited has announced a series of end-of-year

promotions in Guernsey with eight people being

given new roles and added responsibilities across the

company’s 75-strong local employee base.

In the accountancy and advisory firm’s audit department,

six employees were promoted. Mirela Epure, Danny

Fooks and Josh Payne are now Assistant Managers and

Aaron Ockleford, Chris Freeman and Olga Stratulat are

now Audit Supervisors.

Zoe Broome has been promoted to Senior within the

locally-focused business services & advisory team, while

tax specialist Russell Morgan is now Tax Manager.

Managing Director Richard Searle said ‘Over the course

of this year, 25% of our people have progressed through

new roles here in Guernsey. Providing all of our people

with clear development opportunities is core to our own

growth as an organisation. Our membership of the BDO

international network allows employees to benefit from

local and international career opportunities.’

Daily departures

from drudgery.

As Guernsey’s leading recruitment agency,

we use insight & intellect to connect

talented people with great businesses.

We help companies find the people who

will make a lasting difference at every level.

Our recruitment team are here to listen,

so if you’d like to change your personal

horizon, let’s talk.

Call us on 01481 701616

email us at hello@source.gg

www.source.gg

EXPANSION FOR TOUCHSTONE

Wealth management

systems expert Touchstone

has expanded its Asia

Pacific team. Four new

experts have joined to

support the emerging

opportunities especially in

Singapore and Hong Kong.

Michael Kerr has joined as

Head of Sales and brings

a wealth of sales and

marketing knowledge and

experience from across

the financial services

and ‘fintech’ industries.

New Zealand-based

Business Consultant

Yvonne Faulkner has

over 20 years’ experience

in Public Trust and

Funds Management

organisations and has

an in-depth knowledge

of the regulatory

requirements impacting

the financial and estate

planning industries.

Peter Le Brocq,

Touchstone Managing

Director, said ‘I am

delighted to welcome

Michael, Yvonne,

Danni and Shankar as

great additions to the

Touchstone team. They

are all highly skilled and

experienced in their

respective fields and

we are looking forward

to working closely

with our clients to help

them become more

efficient and effective

all over the world.’

INVESTEC PRIVATE BANKING

GROWS GUERNSEY TEAM

Investec Private Banking has appointed six new members

of staff in Guernsey to support the continued growth of

the business.

James Torode and Emma Wright join the Private Client

team with responsibility for UK resident non-domiciled

& international clients, and clients based outside of

the UK respectively; Gordon Irish also joins the Private

Client Services team, focusing upon leading and further

developing the Guernsey-based private client business.

Sean Gauvain has been appointed Executive Mortgage

Manager, Jane Niles has become Head of Corporate Client

Lending and Daniella Sargent has joined the bank

as Operational Risk Manager.

Stephen Henry, Managing Director of Investec Private

Banking in the Channel Islands said, ‘Our business

continues to grow in the Channel Islands and these

appointments reflect Investec Private Banking’s focus

on recruiting the right people to deliver the level of service

our clients demand.’

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WE ARE

CONNECTED

Collas Crill is about people and relationships. We’re where our clients need us to be, whenever

they need us. So, by building on our global presence we help our clients to grow and prosper

because we measure our success from their perspective. When they succeed we do too.

To find out how our people can help

your business visit collascrill.com

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Business

SUSTAINABLE INVESTING

By Jason Robilliard, Investment Manager, ABN AMRO

Carbon neutral

real estate, fair

trade chocolate

and child-labour

free fashion.

We are becoming

increasingly more

discerning as a society and demanding

sustainable alternatives in many areas

of our lives. This trend is also beginning

to play a role in the choices we make

regarding our investment portfolios.

The idea that sustainable investment

is a serious alternative to traditional

investment portfolios is gaining traction

and ABN AMRO NV are determined to

be at the forefront of this movement.

A SUSTAINABLE

INVESTMENT FUND

WILL NOT INVEST IN

A COMPANY, WHICH

IS IMPLICATED WITH

THE VIOLATION OF

HUMAN RIGHTS

Financial returns still play a major role

in rating investment performance, but

the impact on people and the planet is

equally prioritised. Historically investing

in a socially responsible manner was

almost a guarantee of poor investment

returns but at ABN AMRO we believe

that this no longer has to be the case.

The United Nations have estimated

that by the year 2030, the global

population will have passed the eight

billion mark. The extra mouths to feed

and homes to build will put serious

additional strain on our environment

as CO2 emissions increase and finite

supplies of natural resources grow

thin. In addition, current supply chains

still present social issues such as poor

working conditions. The ecological

impact of our actions may one

day literally drown us, and to avoid

such disasters in our future we must

adjust our behaviour today. That

also applies to the way we invest.

When investing sustainably, we look

beyond the expected financial returns

versus the risks. Special attention

is paid to the Environment, Social

and Governance (ESG) impact of

a company or product. Ultimately

each Pound, Euro or Dollar invested

has a direct or indirect impact on

people and the planet. By way of an

example, a sustainable investment

fund will not invest in a company,

which is implicated with the

violation of human rights. Indeed by

giving companies, funds and other

investment products a rating we can

provide insight into the sustainability

of the investment. That rating is

commonly based on ESG criteria.

We believe that if financial institutions

follow such a policy and consciously

chose where to invest we can

indirectly influence the activities of the

organisations involved. If a company

is structurally involved in polluting or

unethical practices banks and brokers

can choose not to recommend them

to clients and to exclude them from

managed investment portfolios. This

will eventually reflect in the share price

of these companies and hopefully force

change for the better. This principle

also applies in reverse and companies

that do uphold their responsibility

towards people and the planet will

ultimately benefit from the support

they will receive from investors.

From a financial perspective,

a sustainable investment is not

necessarily less profitable than a

traditional one. So even if returns

are your primary focus there is no

real reason to abstain from investing

in this way. Indeed the careful

decisions made by companies with

a long-term focus could actually be

an indicator of future success. Good

management makes for a healthy

company, which also reduces the

odds of incidents that could lead to

loss of reputation and financial damage.

Sustainable investment offerings

are on the rise, and at ABN AMRO we

now offer a full range of investment

services incorporating our Sustainable

Mandates which sit alongside our

traditional investment capabilities.

ABN AMRO (Guernsey) Limited (Registration No. 13263) is licensed in Guernsey under the Banking Supervision (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Law, 1994 and

The Protection of Investors (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Law, 1987, as amended. ABN AMRO (Guernsey) Limited is a participant in the Guernsey Banking Deposit

Compensation Scheme. The Scheme offers protection for ‘qualifying deposits’ up to £50,000, subject to certain limitations. The maximum total amount of

compensation is capped at £100,000,000 in any 5 year period. Full details are available on the Scheme’s website www.dcs.gg or on request.

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Business

NOT SO INNOCENT

AFTER ALL

Advocate Thomas Crawfourd looks at some

of the perils of recreation.

It’s one of those rare weather

phenomena in Guernsey: a weekend

of warm unbroken sunshine unmarred

by a howling gale or an insidiously chilly

breeze. All the world and his wife have

ventured outside to take advantage,

fearing the occasion may never arise

again. You are no exception, and in

a break from the norm you decide

to go for a march on the cliffs. After

all, you are more inclined to strolling

on the west coast within easy reach

of a beach kiosk and car park.

As you wend your way along the

cliff path, your mobile reception

drops and you survey the distant

speck of your car with rising panic.

You wonder whether you should have

brought some provisions and flares

with you, and consider beating a hasty

retreat back when your attention is

suddenly diverted.

Some cows have breached a fence

to escape their field into a lane

adjoining the path, where they are

munching sedately on the grassy banks.

Evidently the pastures are greener

on the other side, you muse, oh the

eccentricities of rural Guernsey!

Feeling lifted and reassured to see

a road leading to civilisation, you

continue your slog less daunted.

As you round a corner, you hear the

strained whirr of an electric motor

before meeting head-on with an elderly

gentleman bouncing along the path on

his mobility scooter. You move aside

to let him pass, and he doffs his cap

and confides that he has snuck out

of an old people’s home for a quick

trundle in the glorious weather. You

marvel at his autonomy, then note the

hip flask secreted in his top pocket.

A QUAINT SNAPSHOT

OF GUERNSEY LIFE, BUT...

Soon you enter a wooded valley

where you encounter a group of

teenagers clambering a tree in the

construction of a makeshift tree

house, their bicycles abandoned

below. Wonderful that they’re out

in the fresh air engaging in such

a timeless activity, you observe,

better that than moping at home.

Further on, the unmistakeable

smell of grilled meat fills the air, burnt

sausages to be more precise. Your

gaze is directed towards a young family

perched on a bluff around a flaming

portable barbecue. Superb place for a

picnic, you think, even if the cooking

leaves something to be desired.

Then, out of nowhere, a Yorkshire

Terrier appears and makes a

beeline for a charred chipolata in

one of the children’s hands.

She runs away, but the yapping mutt

gives chase and manages to snatch

the morsel just as his apologetic owner

arrives and gets him back to heel.

Fortunately, everybody laughs it off,

except the cook who is seething.

What you have just witnessed might

be a quaint snapshot of Guernsey

life, but it was also an extensive crime

scene. Indeed, had you been PC Plod,

you would have had a field day.

Those wandering cows could have

landed their keeper with a conviction

for straying animals and a £1,000 fine.

And that rambunctious dog could

have seen his owner both fined

£2,000 and imprisoned for two

months maximum for failing to

restrain him from chasing a person.

But most criminality arose through

the cliff paths and adjoining land, like

other swathes of Guernsey, being

classed as places of recreation.

Here, many activities, whilst not

expressly prohibited by law, amount to

an offence punishable by a maximum

£2,000 fine if done without the

written permission of, typically, the

Constables or States of Guernsey.

Such activities include lighting fires,

wanton mischief-making, and using

mobility scooters and bicycles or any

other mechanically propelled vehicles

And perhaps most surprisingly, the bold

act of climbing a tree also constitutes

an offence, as does climbing a bank,

gate or fence for that matter.

On the other hand, it is not expressly

an offence to throw stones and

boulders over the cliffs, unlike in

Sark where it is strictly forbidden

and can result in a fine in the

princely maximum sum of £5.00!

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“Flexibility is Key”

Offshore recruitment expert Andy Partlow talks to EnVoyage about the benefits of

temporary contracts & a flexible workforce

Guernsey is an island where people are likely to experience a healthy

work life balance. What if you could add even more flexibility to your day

In recent years we have seen that temp jobs are increasing in popularity.

There are several reasons for this, for example companies are seeing the

value in having a flexible work force to assist with seasonal variances in

demand and workload or perhaps to adhere to headcount restrictions, to

assist with short to medium term projects, or to enable the business to

establish what it’s longer term staffing requirements are whilst plugging

the gap. But it’s not all about the employer….candidates are enjoying the

flexibility and variety that temporary assignments can offer.

Temp life ……….. a candidates view

Learning about how different companies operate can translate into

a diverse skill set that may make you far more employable.

Temping can offer you the opportunity to work across diverse industries –

particularly competitive ones. When your goal is to make a move to a

new industry, temp work can get your foot in the door and build a

persuasive case that your skills are easily transferable across industries. In

addition to this of course, there is every chance that the temporary

assignment could lead to a longer term or permanent arrangement.

Another benefit is that you get to meet and learn from a large number of

people you wouldn’t have otherwise met. No-one can underestimate the

power of networking or its importance on the island.

For many, the biggest perk of temporary work is that it gives you more

control than permanent positions in choosing when you want to work

and how long for.

Although a temporary assignment may come with a little uncertainty for

the future, many come to love the freedom of this way of working. Also a

good recruiter can help you to find the frequency of work that you

require to maintain your desired level of income.

recruitment and actually if you have an excellent relationship with a

recruiter that understands your business you can trust them to find the

right candidate without even interviewing them, as well as all the onboarding

and compliance being in place. Using a specialised recruiter can

assist skilled professionals find the next step in their career, resulting in

clients benefitting from motivated and passionate interim professionals.

Hiring temps for your business means that you can adapt quickly to

workload fluctuations.

Some businesses employ temporary workers as an excellent and costefficient

way to recruit and test the abilities of new workers before taking

them on permanently. Often companies will repeatedly use the services of

a temp worker who has proven to be a company asset, as they already

know the business, their systems and processes. Hiring a temp can also be

a good way to continue getting work done whilst you search for the

perfect candidate for a particular job.

Temp life………… the recruiters outlook

Both clients and candidates need their recruiter to go the extra mile and

understand exactly what they need for their business or for their career.

This way we are able to ensure that we supply work-ready

temps/contractors that will hit the ground running.

We look out for the clients long -term interests even when supplying

short term temps. We have a number of tried and tested interim

professionals. Should you have any temporary or contract requirements

or if you are an interim professional looking for your next assignment,

please contact one of our specialist consultants.

Temp life……….. the clients perspective

Hiring skilled workers through agencies is different from hiring workers

directly. Firstly this saves the client valuable time and money in not

having to advertise for the position and then sift through unsuitable

applications. This in its very nature defeats the object of temporary

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THE SOCIAL

METAMORPHOSIS

The media landscape in the Channel Islands,

and the world, is changing rapidly with

the explosion and power of social media,

especially the strengthening grip of Facebook.

Peter Grange, Chief Executive Officer of Oi,

a leading creative and digital agency, explores

this social phenomena.

Facebook was founded in the same month and year

as Oi – February 2004. However, it is fair to say it has

certainly enjoyed meteoric growth in comparison

– now worth $350 billion, making it the sixth most

valuable company in America.

Mark Zuckerberg started the social media giant,

originally known as 'theFacebook’, at Harvard, stating

his intention ‘to create a universal website that can

connect people around the university.’ Within 24

hours of going live around the campus there were

between 1,200 and 1,500 registrants. Within the first

month, more than half the undergraduate population

at Harvard was registered on the service. In June 2005

Facebook dropped ‘the’ from its name after purchasing

the domain name facebook.com for $200,000.

In September 2006 Facebook opened its doors to

everyone aged 13 and older with a valid email address.

It also introduced business pages. Then it went

stratospheric – with monthly growth of 178.38% - to

an eye-watering 100 million monthly users by August

2008. By the time of Facebook’s IPO on 18 May 2012

Facebook stated it had 845 million active monthly users

and featured 2.7 billion daily likes and comments. The

IPO raised $16 billion, making it the third largest in U.S.

history, and valued Facebook at $104 billion.

Fast forward five years and Facebook’s biggest

achievement so far, besides connecting over 1.2 billion

users, has been cracking the code of monetising a

mobile platform. Facebook believed that advertising

was the way to go – and they have proved they were

right. It worked out the recipe for mobile devices and

rolled out feed-based ads, which essentially solved

the problem of lack of screen real-estate on mobile

devices for delivering banner and text ads to users.

Facebook innovated. At that point, it was hard to

imagine that clogging up Facebook’s regular feed with

sponsored posts and ads would not negatively impact

user experience. However, the company was careful

in terms of design and targeting by leveraging usergenerated

data

THERE ARE 38,000

PEOPLE IN GUERNSEY

AND 66,000 PEOPLE IN

JERSEY WHO HAVE A

FACEBOOK ACCOUNT

such as interests,

relationships and

more. These

advertisements

became a

natural part of

Facebook’s feeds

and attracted

a lot of advertisers due to their highly targeted nature

and impressive click-through rates - ranging from 2-6%.

Taking an average figure of 4% implies that Facebook’s

feed-based ads experience 40 clicks per 1,000

impressions, which is significantly higher than other

digital marketing channels.

This leads me to why, for certain businesses,

Facebook has become the most important marketing

channel, or is certainly an integral part of any marketing

communications activity, in the Channel Islands.

It has changed the media landscape locally, in our view,

and will continue to be a media disrupter putting more

and more pressure on traditional media owners, leaving

them scratching their heads as what to do next.

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According to Facebook’s Ad Manager, there are

approximately 38,000 people in Guernsey – over 50% -

who have a Facebook account, and 66,000 – 64% - in

Jersey. That’s better reach and penetration than any

other forms of local media such as local TV, newspaper

and radio.

While Facebook may not necessarily be the right

marketing channel for everyone, it is now an important

one for many businesses in the Channel Islands, for

five reasons: it has exceptionally high, regular user

engagement; it is hyper-targeted; it is completely

measurable: it is reasonably priced and it is very

effective with very high click-through rates when

used appropriately.

The social metamorphosis is well underway - expect

even greater things to come from Facebook in the

near future with the evolution of 360° videos, virtual

reality, plus many other opportunities for brands to

engage with, and advertise to, audiences around usergenerated

content, especially on mobile devices.

As Mark Zuckerberg once said: 'Advertising works

most effectively when it's in line with what people

are already trying to do. And people are trying to

communicate in a certain way on Facebook - they

share information with their friends, they learn about

what their friends are doing - so there's really a whole

new opportunity for a new type of advertising model

within that.'

Oi runs many very successful Facebook advertising

campaigns and competitions for clients including

Aurigny, as shown above.

To find out how Oi, and Facebook, could boost your

business call Peter Grange on 01481 213730

or email peter@oi-you.com

Search @offshoreinternational on Facebook.

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TRY-A-TRI

En Voyage talks to Try-a-Tri Guernsey founder Laura Fry and

uncovers the zest for life behind this up-and-coming sport.

The iconic image of Alistair Brownlee

helping his brother Johnny over the finish

line of the World Triathlon Series in Mexico

back in September 2016 stays fresh in our

minds, as it captured what it means to be a

true triathlete.

Laura Fry, British Triathlon Coach and

Personal Trainer, knows only too well that

it is the camaraderie, encouragement and

support of fellow triathletes, rather than

where you place, that counts. Laura, in

partnership with Amy Critchlow – Age Group

Triathlete and Sports Massage and Remedial

Therapist, initially set up Try-a-Tri Guernsey

in 2015. Born from what Laura describes as

‘a simple idea to take willing ladies through

the experience of completing their first

triathlon’, Try-a-Tri has now become ‘a

thriving community of ladies, guys, young

and not-as-young who train and

participate together.’

IF YOU’RE THINKING,

‘I COULD NEVER DO THAT’,

LAURA WOULD ASK,

‘HOW DO YOU KNOW IF

YOU DON’T TRY?’

Typically, the triathlon is perceived to be

a gruelling physical challenge that requires

highly expensive equipment and the greatest

athletic ability to participate. Laura wanted to

challenge this, making triathlons accessible

to people who do not consider themselves

‘sporty’. From personal experience, she

knows how negative experiences of school

P.E. lessons can create a mindset where we

spend our adult years still believing we can’t

do sport, we will never be good enough,

and concluding that it will always be

this way.

‘You don’t have to be the best swimmer.

All you need to be able to do is get from A to B

– even if it’s doggy paddle or breaststroke.

It’s not about the equipment. We don’t mind

if you have a £50 bike that

you borrowed from your

friend – as long as it’s safe

and can move, that’s all you

need. You don’t have to be

a fast runner – you just need

to be able to move a little

quicker than walking pace.’

This refreshing take on

triathlons opens the event

up to anyone looking for a

new personal challenge. For

newbies wondering if this event

is for them, Laura encourages

you to come and have a taster.

Recognising that there are

intimidating factors about triathlons,

Laura and Amy make it their priority

to break down the training involved

into small steps that are achievable.

‘Everyone participating finds at least

one aspect difficult. We make it fun

and don’t take ourselves too seriously.’

If you’re thinking, ‘I could never do

that’, Laura would ask, ‘How do you

know if you don’t try?’, drawing on

countless examples of people who

initially said ‘I can’t’ who now belong to

the Triathlon Club and swim daily. Ability

and age needn’t be a limitation either –

living proof being people like Madonna

Buder, the 86-year-old IronMan triathlete,

who took part in her first Ironman World

Championship triathlon at the age of 55.

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THIS REFRESHING TAKE ON

TRIATHLONS OPENS THE EVENT

UP TO ANYONE LOOKING FOR A

NEW PERSONAL CHALLENGE.

Many thanks go to the Trust Corporation International for their invaluable

contribution as the series sponsor for Try-a-Tri Guernsey.

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Sport

IMAGES COURTESY OFTRI-A-TRI

THE GROUP THAT

JOIN US ARE ALL VERY

LIKE-MINDED, SIMILAR

PEOPLE. EVERYONE IS

SOFT, GENTLE – AND

SLIGHTLY TERRIFIED!

As a skilled coach and personal trainer,

Laura’s experience has been that it is usually

the mental preparation that requires the

most work. Together with the training plan

and technical advice, instilling a supportive,

encouraging, community ethos is the

key to succeeding in this challenge.

‘The group that join us are all very likeminded,

similar people. Everyone is soft,

gentle – and slightly terrified! Our group

is so supportive and lovely that you can’t

help but feel motivated.’

With such a positive

atmosphere, it isn’t any

wonder that over 600

people have participated

in various components of

Try-a-Tri Guernsey to date.

One of the most rewarding

aspects for Laura taking

people on this journey has been what she

describes as ‘the shift’ – ‘when someone

has gone from starting out thinking “I can’t

do it”, shifting into “I am doing it and I don’t

care what I look like”, to finally crossing

that finish line, where there’s laughter,

celebration, and tears from people who

originally thought they couldn’t do it.’

Donna Le Tissier participated in the first

Try-a-Tri and has continued to be involved

ever since. Keen to find a new personal

challenge to take her out of her comfort

zone, Donna immediately signed up. ‘My

primary reason was because as a parent, I

am aware that little eyes are always watching

me, learning by my example.’ Those little

eyes couldn’t have been prouder of their

mum when it came to race day. For Donna,

swimming was the most challenging aspect

– ‘it was 17 years since I’d swum a length in

the pool. It’s hard to accept you can’t do

what you would like to be able to do straight

away. The challenge is to be persistent and

consistent - to keep trying, to keep

improving’. Describing Try-a-Tri as a ‘fantastic

event that was well promoted and

organised’, Donna praised Laura and Amy for

‘enabling and empowering so many females

to access a new sport that they may never

have considered before.’

If you’re reading this thinking

‘maybe I could give this a try’, yes you can!

Visit try-a-triguernsey.co.uk

to find out more.

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ATHLETICS

Every Saturday 9:00

PARK RUN 5km

L’Ancresse

Please register in advance at

parkrun.org.uk

Sunday 26 March

CHERTSEY HOUSE 10km

Pembroke Bay

Friday 14 April

to Monday 17 April

EASTER RUNNING FESTIVAL

Four events over four days.

Visit guernseyathletics.org.gg

for details

SAVE THE DATE

Tuesday 9 May 11:00

LIBERATION DAY

7 Miles

Rousse Headland

Sunday 21 May 7:00

GUERNSEY

ULTRAMARATHON

36 Miles

Liberation Monument

St Peter Port

For more info visit gu36.com

For more info visit

guernseyathletics.or.gg

TABLE TENNIS

Saturday 25 March 10:00

OPEN DAY

Table Tennis Centre

Hougue du Pommier

Friday 28 April 19:00

ISLAND

CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS

Table Tennis Centre

Hougue du Pommier

For more info visit gtta.org.uk

FOOTBALL

GUERNSEY FC

Footes Lane

Saturday 4 March 14:00

V THREE BRIDGES

Saturday 18 March 14:00

V HYTHE TOWN

Sunday 2 April 14:00

V CARSHALTON ATHLETIC

Sunday 8 April 14:00

V HORSHAM

Monday 17 April 14:00

V DORKING WANDERERS

For more info visit guernseyfc.com

TRIATHLON

Saturday 8 April 11:00

MR HESTER'S SARK

TRIATHLON

A unique triathlon experience

Sark

Sunday 30 April 8:00

TRY-A-DUATHLON

Run 2 miles – Bike 8.5 miles

Run 1 mile

Les Amarreurs

SAVE THE DATE

Sunday 5 May 8:00

PEMBROKE DUATHLON

3 mile run – 20 mile bike ride

3 mile run (plus half distance option)

Pembroke

Sunday 14 May 7:30

NOVICE TRIAHLON

400 metre pool swim – 8 mile bike

2 mile run

Beau Sejour Leisure Centre

For more info visit

try-a-triguernsey.co.uk

guernseytriathlon.com

SPORTS

DIARY

RUGBY

GUERNSEY RAIDERS

Footes Lane

Saturday 11 March 14:00

V WESTCLIFF

Sunday 19 March 12:00

GUERNSEY LADIES

V WORTHING

Saturday 1 April 14:00

V WIMBLEDON

Saturday 22 April 14:00

V COLCHESTER

For more info visit grfc.gg

FLY AURIGNY

FOR GROUP

BOOKINGS EMAIL

groups@aurigny.com

SAILING

SAVE THE DATE

Sunday 27 - 29 May

NASHCOPY TRIANGLE

RACE

Guernsey to Tregieur

to St Quay Portieux to

Guernsey

For more info visit gyc.org.gg

TBC

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Sport

CAMERON CHALMERS

LIFE IN

THE FAST

LANE

Except not as you’d normally think. No. This fast lane

isn’t on a race track, it’s on the athletics track and for

one local lad it has only recently been discovered.

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Cameron Chalmers, 19, used

to play football and only headed

onto the athletics track three years

ago to keep up his fitness in the

summer. And now, shortly before

he headed off to Tenerife for a

week’s training – seriously –

En Voyage caught up with him

to see what it was like discovering

he was so naturally talented at

something, having had no idea

he was.

‘When the football season had

finished, I was looking to keep up

my fitness and my brother said

I should go down to the track.

I started when I was 16, so I am

relatively new to it.

‘I was just running quicker and

quicker, and after just two months

training, I was the 14th fastest in

the UK at the 400 metres for

under 17s. So I dropped the

football and started training full

time for athletics.’

Just to be clear, he’s really good

at it. At Elizabeth College he broke

the Year 8 record for the 400

metres. Then he did the same in

Year 9, before completing the hat

trick in Year 10.

Running was a different beast to

football, he said, and it took

a totally different toll on his body.

Happily he has a specially adapted

mindset, which allows him to

master anything challenging.

‘I KNOW HIS GOAL IS TO

RUN UNDER 46 SECONDS

WHICH WILL MEAN HE IS

RIGHT IN THE MIX FOR

SENIOR GB CALL UPS.’

ATHLETICS DEVELOPMENT

OFFICER, TOM DRUCE

‘It is such a high intensity sport,

the sessions leave you ruined,

so you have got to rest and recover,

or else you get injured. My legs

were not adapted to the workload.

‘I just think it is obviously a really

tough sport, it is pretty gruelling,

but I have always enjoyed winning

– if I am honest. Most things you

are good at you do enjoy more.

‘Plus I have got to go to a

lot of places, I have been to

Germany, Poland, Gotland and

in a minute, Tenerife.’

Never one to rest on his laurels,

Cameron said this year’s main

aim is to qualify for the Great

Britain under 23 European

Championships, which sits

alongside two other goals.

‘Well, the personal best is the

standard aim, but my ultimate goal

is to be an Olympian, that really is

a life goal. The next one is in Tokyo

in 2020. I know I have two or three

shots at getting there. The next two

are when I will be at my peak.’

So there’s every chance that one

day you’ll be tuning in to see

Cameron taking gold in front of an

international audience – or turning

up on the Graham Norton show

like those Irish rowers.

But before he gets there – and

speaking to him, you’re left with

no doubt he will succeed – he’s

already racking up the awards.

Last year he was voted the

Guernsey Sports Commission

Outstanding Performer, and was

nominated for Sports Personality

of the Year.

‘It is very nice to be nominated

for it, it is always very nice to get

recognised in that way. Recognition

from home is the nicest thing. It is

just the little things on the side, and

shows that people do see what you

are doing – it is always really cool.’

Guernsey was an excellent place to

develop talents, he said, and no one

should be put off from trying.

‘I just think you realise how lucky

you are. By the [Footes Lane] track is

a great, high performance gym right

on the finish line, and that is five

minutes from my house. Everything

is just a crazy good set up.

‘There is also access to runners

like Dale Garland, people who

have been there and done it,

which is just invaluable when you

are new to it.’

For Cameron, this was a way of life,

he added.

‘A lot of people do it to keep fit, or

for a social element. My mindset is

elite and to dedicate my life to it.

‘Each week I do three running

sessions, three gym sessions and

one rest day. In Tenerife we will

be starting training at 10am, so

nothing outrageous.’

He’ll leave the outrageous training

for the Olympics, no doubt.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2013

Broke the Guernsey Under 17

400m record (now surpassed

by brother Alastair)

2014

Suffered from injury and nearly

quit completely

2015

Broke the Guernsey Under 20

record numerous times

Represented Great Britain

in the 4x400m relay

Gold at the Island Games

4th at the English Schools

Championships

2016

Attended Bath University

UK Indoor and Outdoor

Junior Champion

UK Senior Indoor Silver medallist

British Universities Indoor

and Outdoor Champion

Scottish Senior Indoor

Champion

Hampshire Under 20 County

Champion (breaking a record

previously held by Roger Black)

Qualified for the semi-final

at the World Under 20

Championships with a time

of 46.51

1st in the UK Under 20 rankings

14th in the UK Senior rankings

Fastest junior 400m athlete

in Europe

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Community

ANDY AND JO

PRIAULX WITH

COLLAS CRILL’S

MICHAEL MORRIS -

GROUP PARTNER AND

ANNA DOUGLASS –

ASSOCIATE.

COLLAS CRILL COMPLETES

ON PRIAULX PREMATURE

BABY FOUNDATION

PROPERTY PURCHASE

Collas Crill’s UK Real Estate Team

has completed on the Priaulx

Premature Baby Foundation’s

purchase of The Burrow; a

property near Southampton

General Hospital.

While the Foundation currently

leases a flat available to Guernsey

families, The Burrow is the

first property owned by the

Foundation, purchased due to

the high demand of local families

needing a place to stay when their

premature baby or critically ill child

requires off-island treatment in

Southampton. The property is due

to open in the summer.

Anna Douglass, Associate in

Collas Crill’s UK Real Estate

Team whose own child was born

premature, advised the Foundation

on the purchase of the property

with Collas Crill covering the

conveyancing costs, all legal

advice and disbursements.

Anna said: ‘I’m so glad that

we’ve been able to support the

Foundation whose work goes

a long way in supporting local

families at such a difficult time.

Having spent almost a month

with my baby on the neonatal

unit last summer, I had firsthand

experience of what a big

difference the charity makes with

the new equipment, essential

support they offer and all the

wonderful fundraising they do for

this great cause. It felt great to give

something back to them and this

flat will be an essential lifeline for

so many families.’

Jo Priaulx, co-founder of

the Priaulx Premature Baby

Foundation, said: ‘Thanks to Collas

Crill’s hard work and generosity,

it’s all feeling very real now! Many

local families, just like Anna’s,

have to go through the worry

and stress of having a poorly

little one, and if UK treatment is

needed then having a place to

stay is of vital importance. The

team’s support means that we can

start fundraising for The Burrow’s

preparations and continue helping

Guernsey parents and their

children for years to come.’

'WE CAN START

FUNDRAISING FOR

THE BURROW’S

PREPARATIONS AND

CONTINUE HELPING

GUERNSEY PARENTS AND

THEIR CHILDREN

FOR YEARS TO COME ’

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make our house

your home

Raising the money to buy The Burrow

has been the Priaulx Premature Baby

Foundation’s biggest challenge to date.

Now, thanks to all of you, parents of premature babies

and poorly children will soon have a safe haven, close

to Southampton Hospital at a time when they need it

most. But our challenge is only just beginning; we need

to decorate, furnish and equip The Burrow to make it a

home-from-home and then pay the maintenance and

running costs to keep its doors open to those in need.

Thank you Guernsey. Together we have bought

a house, now let’s make it a home.

Please visit ppbf.org to make a donation

or learn more about how you can help

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Community

GUERNSEY

BUSINESSES ARE

ROOTING FOR RIVER

NEW CHARITY HOPES TO

MAKE GUERNSEY MORE

DEMENTIA FRIENDLY

Dementia Friendly Guernsey (DFG) was

launched in February. Facilitated and

supported by the Guernsey Community

Foundation, DFG is a partnership of

charities, professionals and organisations

aiming to improve the lives of people

living with dementia, and their carers.

Dementia Friendly Guernsey wants to

encourage as many people as possible to

take a local Dementia Awareness Course

in order to better understand, identify and

support people they deal with on a daily

basis who live with dementia.

Cooper Brouard Estate Agents was the

first business on the island to sign up to a

Dementia Friendly Guernsey awareness

course. Matt Brouard, Director at Cooper

Brouard said: ‘Any business will benefit

from understanding dementia more

clearly. All customer-based businesses

will come into contact with people who

live with it and if they can just understand

them a little better I am sure they can

offer a better service.’

Locally-owned online retailer

allbeauty.com has stepped in

with a large donation in support

of a one-year-old boy diagnosed

with a rare form of cancer.

Brave River Dennis, who lives

in Chicago with mum Lucy – a

Guernsey expat and former All

Beauty employee – and dad

Dallas, was diagnosed with AT/RT

just days after his first birthday

in December.

‘I’M STILL A BIT LOST

FOR WORDS AND

JUST IN AWE OF HOW

AMAZING THESE

PEOPLE ARE. THANK

YOU WILL NEVER BE

ENOUGH.’

Lucy worked as an Online

Customer Service Advisor and

when former colleague Heather

Scott organised a cake sale in aid

of Rooting for River, All Beauty’s

directors were so moved by

the news that they donated an

additional £10,000 to help cover

medical and travel expenses for

River’s chemotherapy.

Heather said; ‘We just really

wanted to do something to help.

It’s also a subject that’s quite

close to our hearts and that’s

why the directors decided to try

and do something to help.’

Lucy said, ‘I’m still a bit lost for

words and just in awe of how

amazing these people are. Thank

you will never be enough.’

Other local institutions have

been raising money; the

Guernsey Amalgamated Boxing

Club raised £100 at its ladies

boxing session taking donations

on the door and Guernsey-born

singing sensation Nessi Gomes,

teamed up with local charity

Helping Jonah-Helping Others

at her album launch in Guernsey

raising £1800 for the cause. She

said of her Guernsey home;

‘We unite and take care of one

another like a massive family. A

beautiful community I am proud

to call my home.’

Anybody wishing to help can

go to the Rooting for River

Fundraising page on Facebook.

JULIUS BAER SPONSORS THE

WRITESTUFF COMPETITION

The Guernsey Literary Festival is once

again looking for young writing talent

with its WriteStuff competition, ahead

of the fifth Festival which will take place

from 10-14 May 2017.

The festival organisers are delighted that

Bank Julius Baer is generously sponsoring

the competition, which has a dedicated

website and provides cash prizes,

certificates and specially commissioned

illustrations to the winners in each

category. This year the WriteStuff asks

writers to create a character effectively,

and impress the judges in just 300 words.

Jean-Luc Le Tocq from Bank Julius Baer

said: ‘Julius Baer is proud to be the official

sponsor of the WriteStuff Competition as

part of the Guernsey Literary Festival. We

are a long-standing supporter of the arts

and culture across the world and truly

value the education of youth. With the

continuing expansion of the Julius Baer

presence in Guernsey, the collaboration

with the Literary Festival underlines our

local commitment to the island. We are

pleased to support a competition which

encourages local young writing talent as

part of the educational programme for

the festival.’

For more information about the

competition, which is open to school

students from Year 3, go to writestuff.gg.

You can find out more about

the Guernsey Literary Festival at

guernseyliteraryfestival.com.

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COLOURING COMPETITION

TO ENTER:

Colour in this scene and send it to:

En Voyage Colouring Competition, Oi, Unit 9,

Les Caches Business Park, Les Caches Road,

St Martins, GY4 6PH by 30 April 2017.

Open to children up to the age of 10.

WIN

A COPY OF ‘PERCY

FROM PERELLE

- A FLYING START’

BY MEGS BAILEY

LOCAL GUERNSEY ARTIST

MEGS BAILEY

About the artist:

Our colouring

competition, themed

by local artist Megs

Bailey, features a scene

from one of her lovely

books about a seagull

named Percy, from

Perelle. Megs, formerly

a teacher, created a

stuffed toy of Percy

which was so popular

she found herself

making more and

more. This led to the

creation of the books

which Megs writes,

illustrates and publishes

herself. To find out

more about Percy and

his adventures search

@Guernseyhandmade

on Facebook.

ENTRANT NAME:

EMAIL ADDRESS*:

ADDRESS:

AGE:

KIDS

FOR

*Email address will only be used to contact the winner, and postal address is required for delivery of the prize.

Please note entries cannot be returned.

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10 Degree of excitement

during a debate (11)

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15 Unentitled (11)

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2 Large flightless bird (3)

3 Open up (6)

4 Quantifiable (10)

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9 In favour of (3)

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13 Present (4)

14 Fenland cathedral

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Handcrafted

Approach

NEW

GENUINE

GUERNSEY

RANGE

There is a great deal of Guernsey in

Wheadon’s Gin. The Wheadon family

have been involved in the production

and distribution of fine alcohol on

Guernsey for over a hundred years and

it is this heritage, combined with our

island’s maritime environment, that is

the inspiration behind Wheadon’s Gin.

Produced in traditional copper stills in the

atmospheric cellar lounge of the Bella Luce in

St Martins, proprietor Luke Wheadon uses rock

samphire foraged from the nearby cliffs and other

carefully sourced botanicals to create perfectly

balanced artisanal gins in very small batches.

We pour time, effort and expertise into the process

of crafting the most exquisite gins possible; gins in

which flavour is king and provenance is key.

For further information call 01481 238764

or visit wheadonsgin.co.uk

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In-Flight

NEW

GENUINE

GUERNSEY

IN-FLIGHT

Wheadon's Gin

£28

Rock samphire

and pink grapefruit

70cl

RANGE

LOCAL

GIFTS AND

TREATS

Iris & Dora

Map of

Guernsey

Large Luxury

Tea Towel

£12

Hand screen

printed.

100% cotton

Iris & Dora

Lighthouses

Mounted Screenprint

£28

Hand-made in Guernsey

using eco-friendly inks.

A4 mounted on high

quality card

Iris & Dora

Guernsey Patois

Gift Cards

£3 each

Two designs;

'Baise Mon Chu'

- Kiss my bottom.

'J't'oime' - I love you

Iris & Dora

St Peter Port

Large Luxury

Tea Towel

£12

Hand screen

printed.

100% cotton

IN GREY

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In-Flight

IN-FLIGHT

DRINKS

Echo Falls Wines £5

Red, white, rosé

18.75cl

Enjoy refreshing drinks and

snacks at great prices plus

make the most of Aurigny’s

excellent duty free offers.

Products listed may be subject to change

due to availability.

FREE DRINKS

SERVED ON BOARD

SPECIAL

OFFER

TWO FOR £8

WINE + ANY SNACK £6

EAST AFRICA GOLD FAIRTRADE TEA

CAFE DIRECT FAIRTRADE COFFEE

SUNMAGIC JUICES:

ORANGE, APPLE AND TOMATO

COCA-COLA

DIET COKE

LEMONADE

SLIMLINE TONIC

TONIC

SODA WATER

BITTER LEMON

CANADA DRY

Bottega Gold £6

Prosecco

Spirits £5

Bacardi, Courvoisier, Gordon’s,

Jack Daniels, Smirnoff Red,

Bell’s Whisky

50ml

Breda

Lager

£4

Free drinks are served on our

Embraer and ATR aircraft on flights

between Guernsey and the UK.

SNACKS

Pringles £1.50

Original

Sour Cream

and Chive

Grasshopper

Organic Porridge

£2.50

Coconut & Date

Coconut & Raisin

Eat Natural

Snack Bars

£1.50

Various Flavours

Dairy Milk Duo

£1.50

Kit Kat Duo £1.50

Maltesers Big Bag £1.50

Mini

Cheddars

£1.50

Cafe Brontë

biscuits

£1.50

Various Flavours

Haribo

Starmix

£2.50

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Duty-Free

DUTY FREE

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Courvoisier

Artisan VS Brandy

£29 or 2 for £52

1 litre

The Famous

Grouse Whisky

£11 or 2 for £18

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Gordon’s London

Dry Gin

£11 or 2 for £18

1 litre

Bombay

Sapphire Gin

£14 or 2 for £24

1 litre

Smirnoff

Blue Vodka

£14 or 2 for £24

1 litre

Courvoisier Brandy

and either

Famous Grouse Whisky

or Gordon’s Dry Gin

for £38

MIX AND MATCH

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and Gordon’s Dry Gin

for £18

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BENSON & HEDGES 200 £37

SILK CUT 200 £37

LAMBERT & BUTLER 200 £37

MARLBORO GOLD 200 £37

BENSON & HEDGES 400 £47

SILK CUT 400 £47

LAMBERT & BUTLER 400 £47

MARLBORO GOLD 400 £47

200 pack equivalent to £3.70 per 20 pack

400 pack equivalent to £2.35 per 20 pack

On flights between the Channel Islands and the UK, the allowance includes 200 cigarettes and one litre of spirits. A duty free service is only available on

the Embraer and ATR aircraft. You must be 18 or over to purchase tobacco or alcohol. Credit cards, debit cards or cash accepted.

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