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Aurigny’s leisure and business magazine

ISSUE 17

SARNIAN

SUMMER

Sunshines, smiles and selfies

COSY UNDER CANVAS

Camping has never been more accessible

WIN!

A trip to Alderney

48 HOURS IN

SOUTHAMPTON

COMMUNITY

SPIRIT

BUSINESS

NEWS

SPORTS

SECTION

PLUS

LOTS MORE


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HOTEL, SPA & GOLF RESORT

ST PETER PORT, GUERNSEY

Grny’s

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aspect volcanic stone sauna, five treatment

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HOTELS

BUILT FOR PLEASURE


IT'S SUMMER AND TIME

FOR WANDERING

Kellie Elmore

ST PETER PORT

©VISITGUERNSEY.COM

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with its Puffin Tail touching down at MAN

@bradshaw_sisters_aviationpage

He's behind you! Boeing 737-800

sneaking up behind Aurigny ATR lining up

for departure @jet2pics #Auringy

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CONTRIBUTORS

What’s a magazine without wordsmiths?

En Voyage receives content from a variety of writers

and contributors in both Guernsey and further afield.

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CONTENTS

7 WELCOME ABOARD!

Message from Mark Darby,

Aurigny’s Chief Executive Officer

8 AURIGNY NEWS

19 SARNIAN SUMMER

Sunshine, smiles and selfies

26 GUERNSEY BEACH GUIDE

Pembroke and L’Ancresse Bay

31 PEACEFUL PACE

The beautiful island of Alderney

35 COMPETITION

Win a trip to Alderney

36 WHAT'S ON?

Forthcoming events in the

Bailiwick and beyond

40 DAY TRIPPING WITH A DIFFERENCE

Explore the Bailiwick of

Guernsey’s islands

50 DEALING WITH DYSLEXIA

En Voyage speaks to Dyslexia Day

Centre founder Teresa O'Hara

55 PICTURE POSTCARD PERFECT

Discover Santorini and the

ease of connecting through

London with Aurigny

58 COSY UNDER CANVAS

Camping has never been

more accessible

62 FRIENDS FEVER

Comedy Central UK’s FriendsFest

66 EXPLORING CAMBRIDGE

Enjoy the the perfect getaway

in Cambridge

70 48 HOURS IN SOUTHAMPTON

81 BUSINESS NEWS

Inspiring interviews and local

business news

137 GREEN EXCERCISE

Get fit in the great outdoors

140 BADMINTON SUCCESS

En Voyage looks at how the sport

is developing on the island

143 SPORTS DIARY

144 COMMUNITY SPIRIT

148 LITERARY LANDSCAPE

Meet Lara Dearman

150 COLOURING COMPETITION

153 IN-FLIGHT AND DUTY FREE

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1968

Founded

16 MILLION

Aurigny carried its

16 millionth

passenger in 2018

MANCHESTER

LEEDS

BRADFORD

(Seasonal)

EAST

MIDLANDS

NORWICH

(Seasonal)

2018

Ranked best

short-haul airline

by Which?

550,000

Passengers

carried in 2018

BRISTOL

LONDON

STANSTED

LONDON

GATWICK

SOUTHAMPTON

9

Aircraft

2019

Named Airline

of the Year at

2019 Southampton

Airport Awards

ALDERNEY

GUERNSEY

JERSEY

FRANCE

1977

First airline in

the world to ban

smoking on all

services

12

Routes

NEW

ROUTES

ADDED

GRENOBLE

(Seasonal)

300

Staff

AURIGNY

GUERNSEY’S AIRLINE

1

Birth on board

Between Alderney

and Guernsey

1

FA Cup

Flown to Guernsey

on 19th August 2016

1

In-flight marriage

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 over 50 years and is

owned by the States of Guernsey.

OUR DESTINATIONS

FROM GUERNSEY

• ALDERNEY

• BRISTOL

• EAST MIDLANDS

• JERSEY NEW

• GRENOBLE †

• LEEDS BRADFORD †

• LONDON GATWICK

• LONDON STANSTED

• MANCHESTER

• NORWICH †

• SOUTHAMPTON NEW

FROM ALDERNEY

• GUERNSEY

• SOUTHAMPTON

† Seasonal route

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ATR 42

Trislander

ATR 42

DORNIER 228

Trislander

DORNIER 220K

OUR

FLEET

DORNIER 228

Embraer 190

Aurigny currently has

a fleet of nine aircraft

serving the network.

We introduced our flagship

Jet, an Embraer 195, in July

2014 to service the Guernsey-

Gatwick route. The twinjet

aircraft is the largest aircraft

in the fleet, with a capacity

of 122 passengers.

Embraer 195

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)

DORNIER 220K

ATR 70

Embraer 190

ATR 42

Four ATRs also help to

serve our UK and European

destinations. The newest

addition is a fully refurbished

ATR 72-500, delivered towards

the end of 2016, and fitted with

72 new, all forward-facing seats,

that give additional legroom.

We took delivery of our

second New Generation

Dornier 228 in 2017, to serve

the Alderney routes.

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)

ATR 70

ATR 42 42

NUMBER IN FLEET 1

BUILT Toulouse, France

ENGINES

2 x Pratt & Whitney PW-127 E Turboprops

MAXIMUM SPEED 299 knots (344 mph)

Trislander

PASSENGERS CARRIED 48

RANGE 966 miles (1,555 km)

ATR 42

Trislander

Trislander

DORNIER 228

DORNIER 228

DORNIER 228

DORNIER 220K

Dornier 228NG

Dornier 228-200 and 220k

NUMBER IN FLEET 2

BUILT Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany

ENGINES

2 x Garrett TPE331-10 Turboprops

MAXIMUM SPEED 223 knots (257 mph)

PASSENGERS CARRIED 19

RANGE 350 miles (563 km)

NUMBER IN FLEET 2

BUILT Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany

ENGINES

DORNIER 220K

2 x Garrett TPE331-5 or 10 Turboprops

MAXIMUM SPEED 223 knots (257 mph)

PASSENGERS CARRIED Up to 18

RANGE 350 miles (563 km)

DORNIER 220K

Embraer 190

Embraer 190

Embraer 190

ATR 70

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WELCOME ABOARD!

MARK DARBY

CHIEF

EXECUTIVE

OFFICER

The summer is finally here and with our

seasonal schedule in full swing there are

plenty of opportunities to enjoy the benefits of

Guernsey and the other destinations we fly to.

We were delighted to launch two new routes

in May, with Aurigny now flying from Guernsey

to Southampton and Guernsey to Jersey. This

means Southampton is now accessible from

Alderney and Guernsey and we hope it will

become an even more popular destination.

In 48 Hours in Southampton on page 70

you can follow the tourist trail visiting some

popular sites - and a few off the beaten track.

The return of our Guernsey to Jersey service

has been particularly welcomed by our

business travellers who value our convenient

flight times and reliability. However, with the

summer holidays in full swing we hope many

of you will take advantage of our weekday

flights to travel between the islands and enjoy

a change of scenery and a short break.

Whether you’re visiting or staying home in

Guernsey, the summer is a great time to be on

the island. With our traditional summer shows,

walking tours and sporting events there’s a

variety of events to keep both individuals and

families entertained. Page 19 highlights some

of those taking place over the coming months.

We are uniquely positioned in Guernsey to

be able to make island day trips to the beautiful

islands of Sark and Herm, with a convenient

summer schedule to both. On page 40 we

explore both islands and what to do with your

day trip to maximise your time and experience

in the Bailiwick. There is nothing quite as nice

as a summer day on one of the islands, each

unique, but both car free and a real escape.

The most northerly island of Alderney is

also very accessible via one of our Aurigny

flights. Home to just 2,000 residents and

only 5km long, it is special with its tranquil

charm. Although small there is lots to see,

ornithologists and nature lovers may flock to

see the unique Gannet rock with a capacity

of around 8,800 breeding pairs which is

around 2% of the world’s population! Or

perhaps you fancy a ride on the Alderney

railway, a restored train which goes to the

lighthouse and back during the summer?

Of course, many of you on board may be

taking the opportunity to travel to the UK

and connect to somewhere else. Gatwick

is a user-friendly airport offering many

destinations, whatever your taste and budget.

In this month’s En Voyage we explore

connecting to Santorini from Gatwick.

Wherever your journey takes you to

today, I hope you have a pleasant flight.

Thank you for choosing to fly with

Aurigny - we look forward to welcoming

you on board again in the near future.

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AURIGNY NEWS

NEW ROUTES

TO JERSEY AND

SOUTHAMPTON

FROM GUERNSEY

L-R: Dave Cox, Neil Garwood and Mark Darby

G-HUET in Jersey

Aurigny is delighted to have

launched two additional routes

from May. A twice-daily return

service to Jersey from Guernsey

and a twice-daily return service

to Southampton from Guernsey.

These destinations have been

added as part of the expansion of

Aurigny’s route portfolio.

Mark Darby, Chief Executive,

said: ‘We are delighted to be

returning to Jersey and offering

a further service from Guernsey

to Southampton. People often

ask me when we will return to

our sister island, given Aurigny’s

heritage on the route. We will

be offering weekday morning

and evening flights on both new

routes, giving customers the

choice of a day return to either

destination and convenient

times for business, medical

and leisure passengers.’

Aurigny has a lot of heritage with

Jersey and until 2014 flew a regular

inter-island service using Trilander

aircraft. We are now going to be

using our ATR 42 to operate this

route and hope that our previously

loyal regular business travellers will

welcome the return of Aurigny.

Aurigny’s first flight to

Southampton was welcomed

with a water salute and cake

from Southampton Airport. The

new route from Guernsey to

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AURIGNY NEWS

Southampton offers a twicedaily

service midweek between

the two destinations as well

as a daily service at weekends.

The new route further cements

Aurigny’s commitment to

Southampton Airport.

Mark Darby said: ‘By launching

this new route, we aim to offer

our customers choice, with

fantastic fares from £59.98 return.

Uniquely, Aurigny also offers 15%

discount for kids of 15 and under

and customers can earn award

points by joining our frequent-flyer

scheme. Only Guernsey’s own

airline offers this combination

of benefits when flying to and

from the islands. Our flight

schedule offers convenient times

whatever your reason for travel

is. I have already been delighted

by the positive reception we have

received from Southampton

Airport and, with our newly

expanded team of experienced

and customer-friendly Aurigny

ground staff, we will be able

to offer the Aurigny customer

experience from start to finish on

this route.’

Neil Garwood, Managing

Director at Southampton

Airport, said: ‘We are thrilled to

celebrate the launch of the new

Guernsey route with Aurigny,

which reinforces our position

as the very best gateway to the

Channel Islands. We look forward

to further nurturing our excellent

relationship with Aurigny and

will continue to work with the

airline to offer the best customer

experience to our passengers.’

Aurigny hopes that the new

service will be popular with both

locals and those travelling to the

island from a convenient and userfriendly

airport.

Junior Joey at the Jersey Motoring Festival

JOEY BACK IN JERSEY!

To celebrate the return of Aurigny

to Jersey, the team took Junior Joey

to the Jersey Motoring Festival.

Many locals were keen to

reminisce with their children about

when they used to fly on the

Trilander to and from Jersey and

Guernsey. The aircraft was popular

LE MURIER SCHOOL VISIT

Aurigny was delighted to

welcome students and teachers

from Le Murier School, who visited

the hangar, were treated to views of

the aircraft and also went on board

some of the planes.

with all the kids and many took to

the cockpit to pretend to land the

little yellow plane.

It was clear from talking to those

at the motor show that the people

of Jersey were pleased to have

Aurigny back.

Aurigny loves being able to

share its passion for flight with

our younger generation and the

reaction of the children who came

was testament to how much they

enjoyed the visit.

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AURIGNY NEWS

AIRBUS TOULOUSE VISIT

Article and photos Rob Le Page

Recently Guernsey Aero Club

members and friends had the

opportunity for a once-in-a

-lifetime visit, for an on-thefactory-floor

tour through the ATR

and Airbus production lines and

facilities at Toulouse.

Whilst some were happy to go

via the UK or join the trip from the

UK, many wanted a day return

from Guernsey. The challenge was

set for Rob to try to organise this.

This is where, with the help of the

management and eager air crews

of Aurigny, the proposals were put

together for a day return with the

Aurigny ATR-42 G-HUET. There was

no shortage of crew wanting to

volunteer to crew the flights, as this

gave them a marvellous opportunity

to fly somewhere different from the

normal Aurigny passenger routes.

On 7th May 2019, after check

in with ‘Toulouse’, a destination

displayed on the Guernsey Airport

departure boards, and following

a photo shoot on the apron, at

09:00 there was push back, take

off, and a climb to FL220, with the

direct flight to Toulouse.

On arrival, the crew and Aero

Club members were taken by

coach to the airport terminal

building. It was here we were met

by the others arriving from the UK,

and there was pause for a snack

lunch prior to the 35 of us meeting

Chris, the Airbus representative,

and a coach ready to start an

extensive tour.

Following security checks of

passport details provided in

advance, and all being issued with

security badges, we were ready

for the factory floor tour. This

took all afternoon and covered in

excess of 10 miles of coach and

walking. We initially stopped off at

the production line for the ATR-42

and 72 aircraft, and amongst the

45 ATRs in production we saw the

first air frame of the three ATR-72-

600 aircraft on order for Aurigny.

The fuselage c/n1580 was viewed

in a green primer with it destined

to be registered G-OATR.

This was the opportunity to

see in excess of over 200 Airbus

aircraft in various stages of

production and ahead of delivery,

and an opportunity all at one

airport to see a huge variety of

the world’s airlines. This included

aircraft for airlines such as British

Airways, TAP, Iberia and Virgin

to name but a few of the more

familiar, and extending to airlines

such as Air Senegal, Lion Air,

Delta, Level, Air Calin, Garuda,

Air Mauritius, Qatar, Etihad, Hong

Kong, Air Asia, and some of the

more obscure airlines such as

Sebu Pacific, Manadrin, Easy Fly

and lots more.

The sheer size of the larger

aircraft in production, such as

the A350 XWB-900 and 1000

range and A380-800, is amazing

and we were taken through the

enormous hangars and assembly

buildings which accommodate the

production lines, and which on

their own were of interest because

of the buildings’ sheer size.

Following an extensive afternoon

learning new facts and figures

about the current Airbus range,

a coach delivered us back to the

airport terminal where we had

time for a snack and well-earned

drink before preparing for the

return trip to Guernsey.

Start-up was at 18:30, then nearly

a 15min taxi to the end of one of

Toulouse’s twin long runways,

then airborne at 18:44, climbing

to FL240, and a safe return to

Guernsey at 20:30.

Airbus management was most

helpful in helping us organise and

put together this trip, and providing

such an interesting tour on the day.

The Aurigny flight crew for

the day - Ian, Harry and Sarah -

were so helpful and made us so

welcome and contributed to what

was a marvellous day. They too

thoroughly enjoyed themselves.

The first of Aurigny’s new ATRs – G-OATR on the production line

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Guernsey

Summer Holiday Offer

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AURIGNY

BEHIND THE SCENES

MAX REDHEAD

CABIN CREW TRAINER

When I left school, I took on a

full-time role as a dispatcher and

am now a Cabin Crew Trainer

When did you join Aurigny?

When I was at school, I did a

work experience placement on

the check-in desks for a week -

I must have done something right,

as I was offered a part-time job as a

customer service agent. When I left

school, I took on a full-time role as

a dispatcher and am now a Cabin

Crew Trainer.

Have you always wanted to work

in the airline industry?

I have always had an interest in

aviation. I’m lucky enough to have

worked in a number of different job

roles at Aurigny which has given

me experience in different aspects

of the industry.

What is the worst job you

have had?

I have only ever worked for Aurigny

- so I’ve never had a bad job!

What job did you want to do when

you were at school?

To be rich and famous. Only joking,

a rich and famous pop sensation.

What is the best thing about

your job?

There are a number of things I

enjoy about my job, but the best

thing has to be the people.

I really enjoy working as part of

a team, you never know what

challenges you will face each day

but being surrounded by great

people and in a happy working

environment make those early

mornings much easier.

What is the biggest challenge

for cabin crew?

Delays is a big one. No one

wants to be delayed, so it is an

inconvenience for both passengers

and crew when this happens. It’s

something that is out of our control

so it can be challenging to keep a

positive attitude when faced with

these difficult circumstances and

keep everyone smiling and happy!

Getting up at 4.30am is a

bit of a challenge too!

Do you feel part of the community

working for Aurigny?

For sure, it’s great being part of a

local airline, we are working with

and meeting so many members

of the Guernsey community

every day.

What is the strangest request you

have had?

Someone once asked me if they

could open the window… midflight.

Safe to say, my answer

was no.

What was the last film you saw?

Snakes On a Plane.

What are you good at that may

surprise people?

I’m musically gifted, voice of an

angel some would say. Some of

my colleagues may be aware…

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ON BOARD

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 a calm, safe

and friendly environment. Aurigny

has 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 but not for taxi, takeoff

and landing when they must

be safely stowed away in hand

luggage. They may be used in

flight, provided they are set to

flight safe mode, with WiFi turned

off, and in the case of the ATR,

Bluetooth must also be turned off

throughout the flight.

DEVICES WITHOUT

A FLIGHT SAFE MODE

This will include items such as

DVD players, electronic games

and music 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.

BLUETOOTH ACCESSORIES

All Bluetooth accessories (for

example wireless keyboards,

headphones etc.) may be used

on the Embraer, but when

travelling on the ATR must be

switched off whenever the

aircraft doors are closed.

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

seatbelt signs are illuminated

during the taxi, take-off and

landing phases and during the

safety demonstration.

CAN I USE A REMOTE

POWER PACK?

Aurigny 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.

BAGGAGE

ADVICE FOR

PASSENGERS

AW

Always secure a tag onto

your baggage containing

key contact details,

including where you

will be staying.

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 money and

medication, with you on

the flight.

Customise the look of

your bag to make it easier

to identify.

Immediately report

the loss of checked-in

luggage if it does not

arrive at your destination.

Do this before leaving

the airport.

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ON BOARD

PASSENGER

AWARENESS

Welcome on board!

We hope that you will enjoy your flight and of

course allow others to enjoy theirs. All passengers

have the right to safe, secure and comfortable travel on

board our aircraft. Unruly or disruptive behaviour would ruin this

experience and could also be traumatic for passengers or crew.

UNRULY BEHAVIOUR PRIOR TO FLIGHT:

If unruly or disruptive behaviour is noticed prior to the

flight, please be aware that transport may be denied.

UNRULY BEHAVIOUR DURING

THE FLIGHT:

If such behaviour is demonstrated during the

flight, please be aware that there may be serious

consequences to these actions. The aircraft may divert

and make an unscheduled landing, authorities may

meet the flight, and the person responsible for the

unruly or disruptive behaviour may be arrested, fined,

charged and/or prosecuted.

It is for this reason that we ask all passengers to always:

1. Follow crew member instructions promptly

2. Respect crew members and fellow passengers

3. Behave in a safe and appropriate manner

4. Refrain from endangering the safety of the aircraft

or its occupants

OFFENCES AND OTHER ACTS

COMITTED ON BOARD AIRCRAFT:

Under the Air Navigation Order (A.N.O) and

Aviation & Maritime Security Act the following are

considered as unacceptable behaviours on board:

1. Assault and other acts of interference against

a crew member on board a civil aircraft

2. Assault and other acts endangering safety or

jeopardising good order and discipline on board

a civil aircraft

3. Other offences committed on board a civil aircraft

OFFENCES TO AVOID:

Assaulting, intimidating,

threatening a crew member

or passenger

Smoking anywhere on board,

including in the lavatories

Refusing to follow instructions

from the crew

Tampering with the smoke

detectors

Intoxicated or disorderly conduct

or consuming alcohol which was

not provided by crew members

Using a portable electronic device

when not permitted to do so

Engaging or displaying in any

indecent or lewd behaviour

Removing or damaging safety

or emergency equipment, the

aircraft or property on board

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Platinum & Diamond Engagement & Wedding Ring

From timeless elegance to contemporary, a piece with a vintage feel or

something quirky and fun, Becky works with all metals and precious stones

and perfectly captures exactly what you are trying to say. She works closely

with her clients to help them produce bespoke pieces, often reworking their old

and sentimental jewellery into new items.

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Helping you to create the engagement

and wedding rings of your dreams.

A quick glance at Becky Rowe’s stunning

collection of Engagement & Wedding

rings will show just why she has earned

her reputation as one of the Channel

Islands most sought-after jewellers.

Becky’s entire jewellery collection offers

a beautiful mix of traditional and modern

designs. Her engagement & wedding

rings are all custom made and tailored to

your needs, handcrafted with passion and

individuality.

She works closely with clients to understand

what they are looking for (whether they’re

full of ideas or need inspiration!) and uses

her artistic flair and ability to carefully guide

them through design ideas, offering her

advice on all aspects, such as type of metal

to the stone or stones to be used. With her

expert knowledge she carefully helps clients

decide on the options best suited to them

and works with them to make it an enjoyable

and exciting project.

Once the couple are completely happy with

the design Becky offers them the chance to

try out their wedding rings before the final

item is made, with a master copy made in

silver. She suggests customers wear it for a

few days to ensure they’re totally satisfied

with the look, fit and comfort. These rings

are going to be worn for many years to

come so it’s important that they’re perfect!

Only once every aspect of the rings is just as

the couple wants them to be are they made

into whichever precious metal is chosen.

Becky loves creating bespoke engagement

and wedding rings as a set, designed to

be beautifully intertwined, perfectly fitting

together. She can also extend this to the

wedding band, so that the couple have rings

with matching design elements, as well as

any jewellery or cufflinks for bridal party gifts.

So, whether you’re looking for an

engagement ring as a surprise ready for

when you get down on one knee, looking

for a wedding ring to work with an existing

engagement ring, or if you want to design

a complete set, Becky will be delighted to

help you create the rings of your dreams.

The Becky Rowe shop and workshop are

located on Grande Rue, in the heart of St

Martin’s Village.

beckyrowejewellery.com

My-D House | Grande Rue | St Martin | Guernsey | Channel Islands | GY4 6RR

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something to suit all palettes with many

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En Voyage

GUERNSEY

SARNIAN

SUMMER

Sunshine, smiles and selfies. En Voyage takes a look at what the

beautiful island of Guernsey has to offer in the summer months.

RELAX ON GUERNSEY BEACHES

IMAGE ©VISITGUERNSEY

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Summer is a great time to get out and

enjoy Guernsey. St Peter Port town comes

alive, bursting with colourful floral displays,

bunting, al fresco dining and, during July,

the ever popular Town Carnival returns

with outside performances and theatricals.

Visiting cruise ships can be seen at anchor in

the Little Russell and a certain ‘joie de vivre’

permeates the air as the holiday spirit thrives.

During selected Sundays, the town seafront

is closed to traffic and a series of themed minifestivals

or ‘Seafront Sundays’ are held. Seafront

restaurants bring out their tables and chairs for

al fresco dining, craft stalls stretch along the

seafront, and local food, craft beer, cider and gin

producers take over the Crown Pier. The one thing

in common with each of these popular Seafront

Sundays is the celebration of all that is local.

SUMMER IS A GREAT TIME TO

GET OUT AND ENJOY GUERNSEY.

ST PETER PORT COMES ALIVE

Further afield, the island hosts a number of

agricultural shows, the aptly-named ‘South Show’,

‘North Show’ and ‘West Show’. From petting

indigenous Golden Guernsey goats, to tractor

displays and Shire horse parades, these events

culminate with the North Show’s famous ‘Battle

of the Flowers’ in August, where a procession of

home-made flower-bedecked floats (and their

builders!) compete to win this annual competition.

For a more quirky outdoor show, the Torteval

Scarecrow Festival is a must. Arrive at the village

church, follow the Scarecrow Trail and look out

for inventive scarecrows built and positioned by

islanders in front of their homes, while enjoying

the rustic beauty of this quaint parish. From apelike

scarecrows to President Trump himself, there

are some unique selfie-moments to be had, while

enjoying the islanders’ sense of humour.

RIGHT: SEAFRONT SUNDAY

ALL IMAGES ©VISITGUERNSEY

TORTEVAL SCARECROW FESTIVAL

HORSE AND CARRIAGES AT WEST SHOW

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FREE ACTIVITIES

TO DO THIS SUMMER

1

Visit what is believed to be the world’s

smallest chapel, the Little Chapel

2

Enjoy Guernsey’s stunning coastal

landscape from one of 27 beaches

3

Meander through the Victorian

Candie Gardens and then watch

a live Sunday Concert

4

Get your walking shoes on and explore

Guernsey’s stunning south coast cliff paths

5

6

Visit a free exhibition at the Guernsey

Information Centre about the recent

refurbishment of Hauteville House –

Guernsey home of French novelist

Victor Hugo, writer of ‘Les Misérables’

Climb to the top of Victoria Tower and

enjoy panoramic views of St Peter Port

7

Enjoy a picnic at Guernsey’s largest park,

Saumarez Park

8

9

10

Browse St Peter Port’s charming high

street and see if you can find the

birthplace of military hero Major General

Sir Isaac Brock, the ‘hero of Upper Canada’

Attend a Seafront Sunday festival

Follow the Guernsey Occupation Trail and

discover Guernsey’s World War II heritage

DURING SELECTED SUNDAYS, THE TOWN SEAFRONT IS

CLOSED TO TRAFFIC AND A SERIES OF THEMED

MINI-FESTIVALS OR ‘SEAFRONT SUNDAYS’ ARE HELD.

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ABOVE: ROCQUAINE REGATTA

ALL IMAGES ©VISITGUERNSEY

Rocquaine Regatta on the west coast is a

great day out to get your toes in the sand and

experience wild swimming in Guernsey. This

day-long Regatta has unusual boat races, junior

sand races, live music, a BBQ and more. To make

the trip to Guernsey’s ‘Wild West’ even more

worthwhile, the nearby Fort Grey Shipwreck Museum

offers free entry during the Regatta period.

Towards the end of the summer, we see the

return of the popular Guernsey Food Festival in

September, where visiting and local chefs do cooking

demonstrations, free tastings and local food and

drink producers sell their wares. At the same time,

Guernsey’s very first Guernsey Retro Festival launches

in September! This three-day festival celebrates the

1950s and 1960s period and features classic cars

and bikes, music, dancing and fashion from the

period. Learn to dance the Lindy Hop and get out

your 50s and 60s outfits for a fun-filled weekend full

of events, crafts, food, displays and activities.

FORT GREY SHIPWRECK MUSEUM

GUERNSEY FOOD FESTIVAL

THE GUERNSEY OCCUPATION TRAIL

Pick up an Occupation Passport

from the Guernsey Information

Centre and follow the islandwide

Guernsey Occupation

Trail. Composed of a series of 13

locations, each stop on the Trail

has an information board depicting

true accounts of Guernsey’s

Occupation by German forces

during the Second World War.

Trailers get their Passport stamped

with a unique stamp from each

of the locations and, when all 13

stamps are collected, they can

collect a small prize from the

Guernsey Information Centre.

For those with an interest

in the best-selling novel and

subsequent film adaptation, The

Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel

Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer

and Annie Barrows, follow the

Occupation Trail and feel as if

you are walking in the footsteps

of the characters themselves.

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TOUR

GUERNSEY

THE FIVE STAR ISLAND TOUR

Established in 2018, Tour Guernsey is the five

star TripAdvisor rated way to experience the

quieter side of life here in Guernsey.

From the back of the purpose built Land Rover Defender you'll

get an elevated view of the islands network of lanes. Peer over

hedgerows for distant sea views, breathe in the fresh country

air (and enjoy the smells of flowers, cows and vraic!) and have a

chat with the locals as Andy meanders his way across Guernsey,

imparting his love of the island he calls home.

Prices start at £33pp with tours of 1.5, 3 & 4.5 hour durations.

ADVERTORIAL

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OCEAN VIEW

LOCAL MARKET £1,950,000

Ocean View is a modern home with incredible sea and countryside views over the valley, the West coast

and to the South across to Pleinmont. As you enter the house, you are immediately drawn to the view from

the large panoramic windows. Open plan in style, the kitchen/dining/sitting room is contemporary and

comfortable. Off the kitchen is a small study, utility/cloakroom, two double bedrooms and family bathroom.

To the front of the property is a further double bedroom and bathroom. The first floor hosts the master

bedroom with dressing room and en-suite bathroom with private terrace overlooking the coastline and

countryside. Externally, there is ample parking, small garage/ store/gym, heated swimming pool, terracing,

lawn and field amounting to 1.47 acres.

CALL THE LOCAL MARKET TEAM AT LIVINGROOM TODAY ON +44 1481 715555

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GUERNSEY OFFICE T +44 1481 715555 W WWW.LIVINGROOM.GG

JERSEY OFFICE T +44 1534 717100 W WWW.LIVINGROOM.JE


BAGLEY HALL

OPEN MARKET £4,750,000

Bagley Hall is an imposing family residence named after the famous novelist and British journalist Desmond

Bagley and his wife Joan who resided at this beautiful home and is one of only a few properties on the Island

to have received a Blue Plaque. It also appears in a new book “Mansion, Manor and Merchant Houses” which

features properties of notable historic interest on the Island. The 9,324 sqft accommodation is spaciously

laid out over four floors. This decadent property has been configured to offer every conceivable luxury with

stunning indoor swimming pool, snooker room/bar, gym, sauna, steam room and tennis court. The property

sits within 1.3 acres of Italianate inspired grounds designed to encapsulate the far reaching views and South

West-facing aspect.

CALL THE OPEN MARKET TEAM AT LIVINGROOM TODAY ON +44 1481 715555

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Beach Guide

Guernsey has a beach and bay for everyone. Here we discover

GUERNSEY

the beauty of Pembroke and L’Ancresse Bay.

PEMBROKE AND

L'ANCRESSE BAY

NORTH COAST

Pembroke and L’Ancresse bay,

situated at the most northern

part of the island, accommodates

sandy beaches and clear turquoise

waters. With the longest stretches

of sand in Guernsey, the bays

have a gentle slope, making

them great for swimming and

paddling as well as playing games

on the beach. The water is also

perfect for windsurfing, surfing,

sailing, sea kayaking and even

fishing if that’s more your thing.

Easily accessible by bus, there

is also a large car park and

toilets are available at both ends

of the wide sweeping bay.

A long-standing favourite

with locals and visitors,

the Pembroke Beach Kiosk

provides the usual 'kiosk fare'

to beach goers and passers-by.

Alternatively, grab a table at the

Beach House restaurant right

on Pembroke Bay, which offers

great value and excellent food

as well as takeaway options

for days spent on the beach.

L’Ancresse is also home to

one of Guernsey's best 18-

hole golf courses, which

is over 100 years old.

WITH THE LONGEST

STRETCHES OF

SAND IN GUERNSEY,

THE BAYS HAVE A

GENTLE SLOPE

PEMBROKE BEACH

THE BEACH HOUSE

For more information

on Guernsey beaches

go to visitguernsey.com

L'ANCRESSE BEACH

PEMBROKE BEACH KIOSK

ALL IMAGES ©VISITGUERNSEY

WHAT’S THERE ?

PEMBROKE AND

L'ANCRESSE BAY

PARKING

TOILETS

CAFÉ

KIOSK

SWIM

ROCK POOLS

Most of Guernsey’s beaches are

dog friendly during summer months

but there are restrictions. Between

1 May and 30 September dogs are

banned from Fermain, Petit Bot,

L’Eree, Vazon (northern end), Cobo,

Port Soif, L’Ancresse and Pembroke.

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Pirate Bay is one of Guernsey’s premier attractions! Our course features

12 exciting, interactive and challenging holes. We welcome players of all

ages, so whether you are looking for something to do with the children, or

looking to settle a score with your friends Pirate Bay is the place for you!

A state of the art, floodlit 14

bay driving range. Complete

with heating in each bay, ball

tracking and Toptracer games.

Range menu and full bar service

available from Nineteen Bar &

Grill which is located next to

the Driving Range.

The Golf Club is home to the Channel

Islands’ largest VAT-free golf superstore.

Over 3000 feet of retail space stocking the

game’s biggest brands. Take advantage

of VAT free shopping, our customers

can also expect expert advice from PGA

Professionals. JamGolf@ The Club is proud

to be both a Callaway and TaylorMade

performance centre.

Play our beautiful parkland,

9-hole course. Designed

by Tony Jacklin CBE, our

course offers a fantastic

test for all golfers. Hire sets

available and the dress code

is relaxed.

Family-friendly Nineteen Bar & Grill is perfect for drinks or a bite

to eat during your visit to The Golf Club site. Catering for all tastes,

Nineteen serves steaks, burgers, pizzas, seafood and sharing platters,

as well as vegan and vegetarian dishes. With a terrace overlooking the

golf course and Pirate Bay, it’s an ideal setting for summer drinks.

The team offers expert tuition for

all abilities. The Academy is perfect

for everyone.

Access the site by bus,

routes 52 westbound

and 51 eastbound.

ROHAIS DE HAUT

ROHAIS DE BAS

ST PETER PORT

ROHAIS

For more information please visit thegolfclub.gg

email info@golf.gg or call 01481 727039

The Golf Club, Rohais De Haut, St Peter Port, Guernsey GY1 1FD

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ADVERTORIAL

GOLFING

GOALS

Family-friendly activities alongside serious golfing expertise is a

combination that has seen The Golf Club flourish since opening in 2017

Golf has a perception problem.

For most non-golfers, the

feeling persists that golf is an

old-fashioned sport that is

time-consuming, expensive, and

played only at exclusive clubs

by people in fusty jumpers.

This perception has had serious

consequences for the sport.

According to industry publication

National Club Golfer, golf numbers

are dwindling to the tune of about

half a million players in the UK.

In Guernsey, however, one new

club has taken a bold approach to

broaden the sport’s appeal, and

the results have been startling.

Since opening in 2017, The Golf

Club has become Guernsey’s

premier golfing venue and it

has achieved this by inviting

anyone and everyone to pick

up a club. A mix of familyorientated

facilities with serious

golfing expertise has seen the

club flourish, with increased

membership numbers for the golf

course and its Junior Academy

growing quickly − all proving this

inclusive approach is working.

‘Historically golf has a reputation

for being a bit stuffy and for being

a game for older people. This

place is trying to break down

those barriers and get people

of all ages having a go,’ said

Kirstie Trudgeon, Operations

Director of The Golf Club.

‘We know golf. The whole

team behind The Golf Club are

golf focused, and we’ve been

amazed with the response. We

have so many families come

to play, with children as young

as three or four, right through

to people in their 80s. People

who have never picked up a golf

club in their lives come here

and have fun. It’s great to see.’

Located just a five-minute

drive from St Peter Port, next

to the four-star St Pierre Park

Hotel, The Golf Club offers a

range of state-of-the-art facilities

designed to appeal to all ages

and all abilities, and everyone is

welcome. Unlike traditional golf

clubs, there is no strict dress

code even on the course – jeans

and trainers are just fine.

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LEFT: GOLF LESSONS AT THE GOLF CLUB

ABOVE: DRIVING RANGE BAYS

ALL IMAGES ©THE GOLF CLUB

PEOPLE WHO HAVE NEVER PICKED UP A

GOLF CLUB IN THEIR LIVES COME HERE

AND HAVE FUN. IT’S GREAT TO SEE

Pirate Bay Adventure Golf is a 12-hole, fully

interactive course which provides youngsters (and

adults) with a fun-filled first experience of putting.

The Driving Range is split over two floors, with bays

kitted out with touch-screen technology and games,

including Toptracer ball tracking and Virtual Golf.

The seven downstairs bays are generally

frequented by more serious golfers, while the

seven upstairs bays are located next to the club’s

own Nineteen Bar & Grill, making them popular

for family parties and work events. The whole idea

is that friends and family can grab a bite to eat,

enjoy a drink, and hit a few balls along the way.

‘Nineteen has been immensely popular. We were

really lucky to get the right people running it. Our

Head Chef Neil Maginnis and General Manager Marvin

Odillard both have a fantastic reputation,’ said Kirstie.

Not everyone has time to spend hours playing

golf, which is why The Golf Club has a nine-hole

par three course that can be completed in under

two hours. Again, it’s about making the sport

accessible, and heavy investment means the course’s

improved pathways and drainage have paved the

way for electric buggies further down the line.

‘It’s a beautiful course − you wouldn’t think

we are so close to town. The location and time

taken to get around the course mean people

can come up and play at lunch or after work,

and that’s really appealing,’ said Kirstie.

‘We have a team of golf professionals who can

help with club fitting, offer advice on the range

and give lessons. Our head PGA professional, Andy

Myers, has a big following and he gets involved

in our Junior Academy, which has been a huge

success. We had 43 juniors take part in our last

competition and over 50 signed up last term.’

With encouraging people to take up golf in

mind, The Golf Club has ensured that its pricing is

realistic and not prohibitive. It is home to JamGolf

@ The Club, the largest golf store in the Channel

Islands, which is stocked with the best range of

golf equipment, all very competitively priced.

‘We’re serious about golf but we’re serious

about entertainment too. We see people play

for the first time and come back again and

again and that’s what it’s about − promoting

golf for the whole island,’ said Kirstie.

ABOVE: PIRATE BAY GOLF CELEBRATIONS

BELOW: JUNIOR MEMBERS IN THE BUNKER

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ALDERNEY

Peaceful pace

ALDERNEY HIGH STREET

IMAGE ©VISITGUERNSEY

If you’re looking to get away

from the rat race and the

fast lane, if you’re looking for

the island equivalent of a

soothing full body massage

to leave you relaxed,

refreshed and rejuvenated,

then this jewel in the English

Channel is for you.

Book direct flights from

the UK to Guernsey at

aurigny.com

ALDERNEY

GUERNSEY

HERM

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UK

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The word you need to remember is ‘ish’. It applies

to all you do once you arrive in Alderney. ‘We’ll have

dinner at seven-ish’. ‘I’ll meet you down the beach at

noon-ish.’ ‘We’ll head off for our walk at two-ish’. You

see, that’s how Alderney operates. There’s no rush,

and there’s certainly no need to make cast-iron plans.

Let’s start with some of the basics. Alderney is

three miles long and one and a half miles wide.

It’s the most northerly of the Channel Islands.

And, thanks to its regular Aurigny connections,

direct daily flights from both Southampton

and Guernsey make it a doddle to get to.

And you’re in for a treat when you arrive.

Alderney is, perhaps, best known for its annual weeklong

festival which sees the island’s 2,000-strong

population double in size with visitors from near

and far. Alderney Week, which this year runs from

4 to 11 August, is billed as the Channel Islands’

biggest annual carnival and community festival.

Each year’s week has a different theme. This year, to

mark the 70th anniversary, it is ‘myths and legends’.

Expect appearances from King Arthur, Roman gods

and goddesses, film and music legends from Marilyn

Monroe to David Bowie, and the return of some of

Alderney Week’s legendary favourites. That includes

AERIAL VIEW OF ALDERNEY IMAGE ©MARTIN BATT

THE DAFT RAFT RACE ©JAKEWOODNUTTPHOTOGRAPHY

FOR THAT GETAWAY WHERE A CHANGE

OF PACE, A SENSE OF PEACE, AND THE

SPACE OF AN UNEXPECTED PARADISE

APPEALS, ALDERNEY DELIVERS

the daft raft race with competitors attempting to sail

across the bay, the man-powered flight competition

where wild and wacky contraptions invariably

land with a splash into the harbour, and the grand

cavalcade where floats and costumed characters

wend their way through a people-packed town.

But, while Alderney Week is undoubtedly the biggest

event in the calendar, there’s a whole lot more to the

island – whatever time of year you choose to arrive.

For that getaway where a change of pace, a

sense of peace, and the space of an unexpected

paradise appeals, Alderney delivers. The beaches

and bays, the tranquil walks, and the chance to

connect with nature are all reasons to visit.

ALDERNEY HIGH STREET IMAGE ©VISITGUERNSEY

BRAYE BEACH HOTEL

IMAGE ©VISITALDERNEY

TRANQUILITY IMAGE ©VISITALDERNEY

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And that includes the seabirds,

from the spectacular gannet

colonies on Ortac and Les

Etacs to the fulmars nesting

on the cliffs and the puffins on

Burhou, which can be seen if

you hop on board for a boat

trip. On land, bird life hits a peak

during migration in spring and

autumn, as thousands of birds

both common and more unusual

pass over on their way to and

from the continent. Species

uncommon in the UK including

firecrests, Dartford warblers and

Water Rail are regularly seen in

the island’s many wild places.

There are woodland reserves

to lose yourself in where you can

begin your search for a creature

unique to Alderney - the blonde

hedgehog. These albino versions

of the prickly creatures can often

be found foraging for insects

as dusk descends. But while

in the woods, you’ll stumble

across orchids, bluebells, and

the elusive spotted rock rose.

The Alderney Wildlife Trust

looks after this abundance of

nature and loves to show people

around. Whether it's on land or

at sea, rockpooling in one of

the many bays, or having a go

at spotting dolphins and seas

as they play among the waves,

you’ll be in for an outdoor treat.

Alderney’s fascinating history

is also worth your time. There

are few places on the planet

that match the rich mix of

Roman, Napoleonic and

German architecture on a

single site. The award-winning

Alderney Museum helps tell

the story of 5,000 years of

inhabitation, before you head

out and see for yourself where

all that history happened.

Among those historical sites

is the Nunnery at the bottom of

Bluestone Hill, considered the

best-preserved small Roman

fort in the British Isles.

While you can’t access its

interior, the views from

outside and from the

beach will give you a real

sense of the first military

fortification to have

been built in Alderney.

But, as well as exploring,

walking and wandering,

and generally unwinding,

you’ll also be spoilt

for choice when it

comes to drinking and dining.

Alderney is rightly famous

for its warm welcome, its

friendly locals, and its love

of a hearty mealtime.

And if you like a

restaurant where the food

is locally sourced, it’s safe

to say Alderney delivers

in abundance. Indeed,

your server may be able

to point to the fisherman

or farmer who provided

the food on your plate.

Whether it’s a restaurant, bistro,

pub or cafe meal in town, or

a meal down the harbour

with views out to sea, you

will be spoilt for choice

from breakfast to supper.

So, whether it’s a morningish

stroll, an afternoonish

rest on the beach,

or an evening-ish meal

to reflect on your day,

remember Alderney

really is just a short hop away.

Get booking now-ish!

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THE NUNNERY IMAGE ©MARTIN BATT

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Explore Alderney

If you’re yearning for a peaceful escape from

modern day life you will love Alderney’s

clean air, open spaces, spectacular coastal

footpaths, stunning beaches and fascinating

history. There are plenty of paths to discover

and explore on this special island.

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WHAT’S ON

IN THE BAILIWICK?

1-12 July

FOOD & DRINK FESTIVAL

Alderney

The cream of Alderney’s local food

and drink will be taking centre stage

at the island’s Food Festival again

this July. Dozens of food and drink

events and offers will be served up

as part of the 12-day extravaganza

and Alderney’s fabulous beef,

pork, seafood and creamy dairy

dishes are the main event.

13-27 July

TOWN CARNIVAL

St Peter Port

Family fun with clowns, face painters,

musicians and more on the streets

of St Peter Port. Over 40 acts are

involved to provide continuous

entertainment at many venues

around town’s shopping areas

10am-3pm every day.

14 July

COBO BAY BALCONY GIG

Cobo Seafront

Join the carnival atmosphere on

Cobo seafront watching Fleetwood

Bac, a tribute to Fleetwood Mac.

27 July

ROCQUAINE REGATTA

Rocquaine Bay

A fun-filled day with unusual boat

races taking place throughout the

day with fishing boats, small sailing

boats and motor boats participating

in casual yet highly competitive

races. Join the fun as a spectator

or get the children involved with

events such as the junior sand

events (apple bobbing, wheelbarrow

races, pick a pint of winkles, three

legged race) or the new ‘Wife

Carrying’ event. There will also be

free entry to the fascinating Fort

Grey Shipwreck Museum all day, so

you can combine your family day

out with some fascinating history.

WHAT’S ON

ELSEWHERE?

BRICKOSAURS!

Until 1 September

@Marwell Zoo, Hampshire

Marwell Zoo welcomes the

world exclusive exhibition of

BRICKOSAURS! Created with

more than two million bricks, the

interactive expedition will excite

families, LEGO® and dinosaur

enthusiasts alike. A highlight

includes the largest touring LEGO

brick dinosaur model ever made

– a whopping eight-metre T-Rex.

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3-11 August

ALDERNEY WEEK

Alderney

The Channel Islands’

biggest annual carnival and

community festival. Spend

a week in the sun enjoying

live music and masses of

entertainment for the kids,

along with parties, carnivals

and wild and wacky events

for the whole family.

3-4 August

TORTEVAL SCARECROW

FESTIVAL

Torteval Church

Join thousands of islanders and

visitors and take a stroll through the

beautiful south west of Guernsey.

Follow the festival path and then

vote for your favourite scarecrow.

There’s over 60 scarecrows along

the trail in all shapes and sizes

and many with topical themes.

4&25 August

COBO BAY BALCONY GIGS

Cobo Seafront

Join the carnival atmosphere

on Cobo seafront by watching

Aladdinsane, a tribute to David

Bowie, on 4 August or a tribute

to AC/DC on 25 August.

26 August

NORMANDIE MARKETS

North Beach

The visiting markets provide

traditional stalls featuring lace,

cashmere, pottery and games.

There’s also an array of edibles

including crepes, cold meats, olives,

cheese, breads and pastries.

SOUNDS OF THE CITY

6-13 July

@Castleford Bowl,

Manchester

Some of the most acclaimed

live artists and shows including

The Wombats, Elbow, The

National, Kylie Minogue, The

Kooks and Haçienda Classiçal

will be taking the helm of what

has become a staple part of

the Manchester music scene.

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NOTTING HILL

CARNIVAL

24-26 August

@Nottinghill, London

Join London’s biggest street

party as the Notting Hill Carnival

fills the streets of west London

with Caribbean colours, music

and flavours. Watch elaborate

floats and colourful costumed

performers wind their way

through the streets in the carnival

parade, dance to the sound

of steel bands and calypso

music, and visit the tempting

food stalls along the route.

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8-11 August

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As Europe's biggest hot air balloon

event, this spectacular free event

features over 100 hot air balloons

taking off at dawn and dusk as

well as the famous Night Glows,

when the balloons light up the

sky in time to music. The festival

attracts over 130 hot air balloons

from across the globe - a sight

that can only be seen in Bristol.

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Isabelle Vets Celebrate their 100th birthday

(1919 to 2019)

There are very few businesses in Guernsey, or for

that matter the world, that have stood the test of

time and reached their centenary year. Isabelle

Vets is proud to count itself in that rarefied group,

a part of the history of the Bailiwick of Guernsey.

Our story started in 1919, at the end of the First

World War, when Eustace Laine returned to

Guernsey and founded our Practice in premises

at the top of the Grange in St. Peter Port.

This is probably a good point at which to highlight

the fact that 100 years’ ago Guernsey was a very

different place with the Island’s economy firmly

based in agriculture, maritime trade and fishing.

At that time, there were several hundred dairy

farms on the Island (today there are sadly just

fourteen) and anyone with more than six cows

was considered a wealthy farmer. Obviously, a

healthy cow held great value, and their health was

all important. Equally, the horse reigned as the

primary form of transport if you could afford one.

Tractors were still in their infancy and outside the

reach of most Guernsey farmers who relied on

heavy horses to plough the land, thresh the crops

and pull the wagons.

Against this backdrop, vets such as Eustace

Laine were essential and their skills much sought

after. They would work any time of any day and

probably every day of every year, thankfully

without the pressures of modern life, mobile

phones and the expectations of today.

Records become a little sketchy during WWII,

but we believe Eustace lived and worked on

Guernsey throughout the war, providing care

and compassion to the animals who played a

crucial part in being able to sustain the remaining

populations need for transport, milk and meat.

After the war, Eustace Laine expanded his

practice by employing Pierre Blampied, a local

man who had served in the Royal Veterinary

Corps. Pierre was the modernising influence on

Isabelle Vets, at a time when post-war attitudes

and affluence had changed, and the population

started having dogs and cats as true pets. Pierre

realised the need to open a companion animal

surgery, which he promptly did in the basement of

his home on Queen’s Road.

Celebrating

100 years

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Sadly, in 1951, Eustace Laine passed away

after serving the island for 32 years. The busy

Practice had to find a replacement for Eustace,

which it eventually did in the form of another

Guernseyman, David le Cheminant, who joined

the Practice and eventually became Pierre’s

lifelong business partner. These two excellent vets

drove the Practice forward, initially employing a

couple of support staff, and over time, two further

veterinary surgeons. But by the late 1970s,

they realised that their facilities were becoming

inadequate for the ever-increasing number of pets

and rapidly improving technology and equipment.

They took the decision to design and built the first

Route Isabelle Veterinary Surgery, which opened

in 1980. The surgery was significantly ahead of

the majority of the UK veterinary practices in

design and facilities at that time.

Over the subsequent years, there have

been numerous rebuilds, extensions and respecifications

made to the Route Isabelle surgery,

as well as the opening of a second surgery in

L’Islet in 1996. In 2017 the L’Islet surgery was

moved 50 meters up the road to a new modern,

state of the art building, providing additional

facilities for clients in the North of the Island.

Which neatly brings us 2019, where the Practice

now employs over forty people with ten veterinary

surgeons, a similar number of veterinary nurses,

hydrotherapists, administrators and receptionists

to supply 24-hour service, 365 days per year.

Whilst we are still a community practice with

advanced qualification vets servicing the equine

and farming communities; companion animals

(dogs, cats, rabbits, etc.) are approximately 90%

of the Practice’s work nowadays. We care for

several hundred animals per day at our surgeries.

However, as a traditional and independent,

privately owned veterinary practice, we take great

pride in maintaining a personal touch with our

clients and our independent status allows us to

better provide for local requirements and to offer

a unique, personal but highly professional service.

We presently have three vets with advanced

qualifications, including surgery; we bring in

European specialists in cardiology, surgery and

ophthalmology and have access to all other

principle facilities through close contact to

national referral centres in the UK.


The Practice subscribes to a Specialist Telemedicine

facility in the UK which allows our vets direct

access to Specialist Veterinarians in all disciplines,

from a radiologist for the C.T. to an oncologist or a

feline medicine specialist for instance.

We continued to invest in modern facilities and

the highest quality. equipment, including

• Two state of the art operating theatres

• A brand new CT Scanning facility

• New computerised laboratory

• A new hydrotherapy rehabilitation centre

• Comfortable boarding facilities looked after

by a team of veterinary nurses.

• A bespoke dental room

• ultrasonography, endoscopy, radiography,

echocardiography facilities

• Equine and farm animal mobile equipment,

including an equine DR x-ray machine for on

site x-rays and a gastroscopy for gastric ulcers.

One hundred years on from the horse & cart and

home-made potions of Eustace Laine, veterinary

care has come a long way. With advances in

science and training, we are now able to offer

modern facilities, in-house CT scanning and

telemedicine. We are extremely proud of our

Practice, our professional team, and what we

have achieved so far.

We excitedly look forward to serving

the Bailiwick of Guernsey for the

next 100 years.

Isabelle Vets

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GUERNSEY

DAY TRIPPING

WITH A

DIFFERENCE

The Bailiwick of Guernsey comprises a number of islands, each of which has its

own unique character. Guernsey itself is the gateway to Sark and Herm, so don’t

miss the chance to explore these magical islands as part of your holiday.

Guernsey is easily accessible from many

parts of the UK with Aurigny, but to get to

Sark and Herm you’ll need to take to the

water. The Isle of Sark Shipping Company

operates a passenger ferry service from the

Inter Island Quay in St Peter Port to Sark, with

several sailings a day in peak season and a

reduced winter service with daily boats from

Monday to Saturday. Tickets can be bought

online, by telephone or from the White Rock

office in Guernsey, and the journey takes

just 55 minutes. Getting to Herm is even

BOTH SARK AND HERM ARE

CAR-FREE, SAFE, PEACEFUL

AND PICTURESQUE; YOU’LL

ALSO FIND A PUB CALLED THE

MERMAID ON BOTH ISLANDS

quicker: the Travel Trident takes a mere 20

minutes to reach the island from St Peter

Port, with ferries operating 364 days a year.

Both Sark and Herm are car-free, safe,

peaceful and picturesque; you’ll also find a

pub called The Mermaid on both islands.

Sark measures 2.1 square miles whilst Herm

is 1.5 miles long and under half a mile wide,

but the islands differ in more than just

size. Herm is administered by the States of

Guernsey, and the island’s only transport are

a few quad bikes and tractors for transporting

luggage to the two campsites and the White

House Hotel; there are around 60 residents,

all workers and their families. In contrast,

Sark – which has a population of around

500 - is a royal fief with its own parliament

and laws. You’ll see horse-drawn carriages as

well as tractors, and on sunny days the dusty

roads are always teeming with bicycles.

THE ISLE OF SARK SHIPPING COMPANY

THE WHITE HOUSE HOTEL - HERM

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BELVOIR BAY

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CLIFF WALKS AROUND THE ISLAND

WALKING AROUND

THE PERIMETER OF

THE ISLAND DOESN’T

TAKE MORE THAN A

COUPLE OF HOURS AT

A LEISURELY PACE AND

DO LOOK OUT FOR ITS

FLORA AND FAUNA

HERM

Herm is all about nature, with

beautiful beaches that wouldn’t

look out of place in the Caribbean.

Shell Beach is a long stretch of

white sand, so named because

it is composed of millions of

fragmented shells washed up by

the Gulf Stream. Belvoir Bay is

especially popular with families, its

soft sand and safe waters making

it ideal for all ages. Walking around

the perimeter of the island doesn’t

take more than a couple of hours

at a leisurely pace and do look

out for its flora and fauna: the

south coast features high cliffs

with winding flower-lined paths,

and almost a hundred different

species of birds are regularly seen

on the island, including kestrels

and long-eared owls. The puffin

is the symbol of Herm and these

adorable little birds – sadly an

endangered species – come to

the island every spring to breed,

returning to the same nest each

year to lay a single egg. Outdoor

Guernsey run Puffin Patrols by

kayak from April to July or you can

take a trip with Island Rib Voyages.

The Mermaid Tavern and the Ship

Inn are great for a casual lunch, or

you can make an occasion of it in

the White House’s Conservatory,

an AA Two Rosette restaurant.

Shell Beach and Belvoir Bay

both have beach cafes serving

sandwiches and drinks all day, and

who could resist the famous Herm

ice cream? No trip is complete

without a visit to the shops. Set

in a Mediterranean-style piazza,

the two shops and post office

are packed with beach supplies,

gifts, sweets and clothing.

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Lose Yourself in Nature

Beautiful footpaths to explore

Ideal for Island Hopping

Less than an hour by sea

from Guernsey or Jersey

Unspoilt & Peaceful

The Perfect Place

to let off steam

Car Free

Explore by pedal power

Just 3.5 miles long by 1.5 miles

wide, this jewel of the Channel

Islands has plenty to offer. Only

a hop away from Guernsey

& Jersey by ferry.

www.sark.co.uk

An Island of History

Take a tour back in time

The World’s First

Dark Sky Island

Discover

Secluded beaches & bays

Creux Harbour

Small but beautiful

La Seigneurie

House & garden

Explore by Sea

Stunning cliffs & wildlife

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LA COUPÉE, SARK

IMAGE ©VISITGUERNSEY

LOCAL, SEASONAL

PRODUCE IS A SOURCE

OF PRIDE IN SARK,

SO YOU’LL BE SPOILT

FOR CHOICE WHEN

IT COMES TO EATING

AND DRINKING

SARK

There is lots to do in Sark; the

island has a windmill, a heritage

room hosting archaeological finds,

a museum mainly dedicated to the

Occupation, the smallest working

prison in the world and Sark Henge,

located on the south coast of Big

Sark. Little Sark is home to the

remains of the Silver Mines, an

enterprise that was prompted by

the discovery of copper and silver

deposits in 1833 but doomed when

no precious minerals were found.

The lovingly tended Seigneurie

Gardens have been open to the

public since the 1850s and displays

in the newly renovated chapel

tell the story of Sark’s Seigneurs

through the ages. The Gardens

also have a maze, old cannons

- including a bronze cannon

sent to Helier de Carteret from

the Tower of London by Queen

Elizabeth - and the original carp

ponds of St Magloire’s monks.

There’s even a dovecote, an apple

crusher and a small pet cemetery,

commemorating Dame Sybil

Hathaway’s beloved cats and dogs.

Local, seasonal produce is a

source of pride in Sark, so you’ll be

spoilt for choice when it comes

to eating and drinking. On sunny

days you can dip and dine at

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SEIGNEURIE GARDENS

SARK SILVER MINES

SO FORGET YOUR BUS

TIMETABLE OR HIRE CAR

FOR A DAY OR TWO AND

HOP ON A FERRY – IT’S

A SHORT JOURNEY TO

EITHER SARK OR HERM,

BUT YOU FEEL YOU’VE

DISCOVERED ANOTHER

WORLD ENTIRELY

HORSE-DRAWN CARRIAGES

Stocks Hotel, and eating al fresco

at La Sablonnerie in Little Sark is

a fabulous experience. Cream

teas are to die for, and can also

be found at Hathaways Brasserie

in the Seigneurie Gardens, Fleur

du Jardin, Caragh’s Tea Garden,

Le Vieux Clos and AJ’s, all of

which serve lunches too.

So forget your bus timetable

or hire car for a day or two and

hop on a ferry – it’s a short

journey to either Sark or Herm,

but you feel you’ve discovered

another world entirely.

DIP AND DINE AT STOCKS HOTEL

SARK HENGE AT DAWN

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SARK DELIGHTS

First established in 1948, La Sablonnerie retains the characteristics of an old farmhouse built

some 400 years ago and is situated on the lovely island of Sark in the Channel Islands.

La Sablonnerie is owned and

managed by Elizabeth Perrée.

Guests return year after year to

recapture the beauty of the island

and to enjoy the excellent cuisine,

wine, cosiness and friendliness

that is evident at the hotel.

Of course, being so close to

the sea, freshly caught fish and

famous Sark lobsters are popular

specialities of the hotel. La

Sablonnerie has been featured

by the Which? hotel guide as

'the place to stay in the Channel

Islands', and also received the

highly coveted award from Condé

Nast Johansen - Small Hotel of the

Year as well as being nominated

as their Most Romantic Hotel and

now Les Routier’s Hotel of the

Year Award. Needless to say, you

have to visit to find out exactly

what everyone is talking about.

Arrive by ferry or private boat,

horse and carriage or just shank’s

pony to enjoy the charm of

La Sablonnerie, a hotel of rare

quality situated in the southern

part of Sark, even more beautiful,

remote and romantic than the

rest. Nestled in gorgeous gardens,

a haven for lovers of peace and

tranquillity; birds, butterflies and

flowers. How could one not

enjoy this amazing paradise?

A stepping stone to heaven,

even if you just arrive for one

of their glorious cream teas or

a lobster salad in the garden.

Guests gather in the bar or

the rose and lavender scented

garden for a cocktail or a glass

of Champagne before dining.

The bar with its roaring log fire is

a convivial meeting place. After

dining, guests return to the bar to

sit and converse with each other.

Some guests take advantage of

Little Sark as the perfect place

for a moonlit walk or simply

gazing at star-studded skies. Sark

offers exceptional star-gazing

due to its lack of light pollution.

LA SABLONNERIE IS A

HOTEL OF RARE QUALITY

SITUATED IN A TIME WARP

OF SIMPLICITY ON THE

TINY, IDYLLIC CHANNEL

ISLAND OF SARK

Sark is how life used to be,

it is like stepping back into

an Enid Blyton book - what

dreams are made of, but still

having the modern luxuries.

La Sablonnerie is a hotel of rare

quality situated in a time warp

of simplicity on the tiny, idyllic

Channel Island of Sark, where

no motor cars are allowed and

life ambles along at a peaceful,

unhurried pace. The hotel has

an enviable reputation for its

superb food and wines; local

butter, fresh cream, meat, fruit

and vegetables which, where

possible, are sourced from the

hotel’s own farm and gardens.

The hotel accommodation is very

clean and comfortable and totally

geared to unhurried relaxation.

It has a strong international

clientele who visit regularly. It is

like having friends to stay, and

of course, picking up a string of

awards and accolades is terrific.

The hotel has been extended

and discreetly modernised to

provide 22 rooms, each individual

in style and décor, including a

delightful Honeymoon Suite,

with immaculate comfort, lovely

linen, fresh flowers and fruit.

You'll experience excellent food

and service, ample staff who

are courteous and a joy to be

with, creating lots of fun and

real joie de vivre for everyone.

The hotel’s motto is ‘Nothing

is impossible at La Sablonnerie

- the show must go on - and

everything must be tickety-boo’.

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Made in

GUERNSEY

TERESA O'HARA

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GUERNSEY

DEALING WITH

DYSLEXIA

Dyslexia Day Centre in Guernsey is testament to the tenacity of Teresa O’Hara

The Dyslexia Day Centre, a

Guernsey-based charity, was the

brainchild of Mike and Teresa

O’Hara. In 1986 they began offering

specialist tuition, assessments,

support and advice to islanders

affected by dyslexia – and they

haven’t looked back since.

The pair were inspired by their

son, who had been diagnosed

with dyslexia but wasn’t receiving

any support – in fact, the

education system at the time

didn’t even recognise dyslexia.

‘I’m dyslexic myself, but

going back our son Daniel,

who is now 43, he was really

struggling at school. I knew

there was a problem, so I took

him to the doctor, and he said

there’s somebody that comes

over − he thought once a

month – and it might be worth

our while seeing him.’

So Teresa took Daniel for

his assessment and he was

diagnosed as dyslexic at age six.

‘By 10 he was really switched

off, he didn’t like school – I too

had hated school – so we went to

see Peter Gilchrist again. He said

there were three options. One,

keep sending Daniel to school and

hope for the best; two, send him

to boarding school for specialist

teaching; or three, why don’t

you do something about it?’

Boarding school wasn’t an

option for the O’Haras, neither

was leaving things as they were.

‘At that time, I didn’t know

anybody else who had dyslexia.

When I was younger, I just thought

I was stupid,’ said Teresa.

So Teresa and Mike took out an

ad in The Guernsey Press inviting

anyone with concerns to attend

a coffee morning at La Collinette

Hotel. As a result of that meeting

– and a show of support that

something had to be done – a

committee was formed and began

doing assessments through the

Dyslexia Institute in the UK. ‘They

IN 1986 THEY BEGAN

OFFERING SPECIALIST

TUITION, ASSESSMENTS,

SUPPORT AND ADVICE

TO ISLANDERS AFFECTED

BY DYSLEXIA – AND

THEY HAVEN’T LOOKED

BACK SINCE

took place at the weekend in

our dining room,’ said Teresa.

Another meeting was called

so that more children could be

helped, and when Teresa and

Mike realised how many people

would be attending, they had

to quickly change the venue

to somewhere much bigger.

‘It was packed,’ said Teresa. ‘A lot

of people were frustrated for their

children and wanted something to

be done. So, after the meeting, we

had meetings with the Education

Department and they said “ok, we’ll

see what you do and your results,”

and that’s really how it all started.’

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GUERNSEY

DYSLEXIA DAY CENTRE NEW HOME AT THE FORMER ST ANDREW'S PRIMARY SCHOOL

NOW, THANKS TO

HER TENACITY

AND THE DYSLEXIA

DAY CENTRE’S

AVID SUPPORTERS,

THERE ARE SEVEN

TEACHERS WORKING

THROUGHOUT THE

ISLAND’S PRIMARY

SCHOOLS

The old cricket pavilion at

the KGV became vacant and

it was offered as a location for

the first and only dedicated

dyslexia centre on the island.

‘With the help of the parents

over a weekend we just

transformed it into a teaching

centre. We employed and

trained two teachers and started

teaching in September 1986.’

Three years later the Education

Department asked the Dyslexia Day

Centre to run a pilot scheme within

the island’s schools. This proved

very successful and since then the

Dyslexia Day Centre has assisted

over 5,000 pupils.

‘The relationship

with Education

is excellent and

we work closely

together to

the benefit of

the children,’

said Teresa.

Now, thanks

to her tenacity

and the Dyslexia

Day Centre’s

avid supporters,

there are seven

teachers working

throughout the island’s primary

schools and one morning a

week in the high schools. Teresa

is getting ready to recruit yet

another teacher for September.

This September will mark two

years since the Dyslexia Day

Centre moved into its new home

at the former St Andrew’s Primary

School. Teresa and Mike were

open for business in January 2018

after spending close to £100,000

on the refurbishment. But it was

all worth it. ‘It’s great for the kids,

they just love it here,’ said Teresa.

Now, mini versions of the

children Teresa and her

team helped all those years

ago are walking through the

Dyslexia Day Centre doors.

‘The children who came to us in

those early days are now starting

to bring their children,’ she said.

‘When you have your own children,

you see them grow up, but you

often remember the children you

helped as they were back then. I

love seeing mini versions of them.

And I love hearing what everybody

is doing now. In the early days, it

was really tough for those children,

but the majority have worked

so hard and done so well.’

All of Mike and Teresa’s work

has been worth it. And to top it

off, the Queen’s Golden Jubilee

Award for voluntary service

for groups was awarded to the

Dyslexia Day Centre in 2011.

But the work has just begun

– and fundraising never ends.

It costs about £80,000 a year to

run the Dyslexia Day Centre.

So Mike, Teresa, and their

supporters continue their work,

always looking for ways to improve

and expand their services and

making a positive impact on

so many islanders’ lives.

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Santorini, also known as Thira, is part of the

Cyclades group of islands, situated in the Aegean

Sea roughly halfway between Athens and Crete.

Santorini was created in 1646 BC by a huge volcanic

eruption that blew apart half the island and wiped

out Europe’s first civilisation, the Minoans. What was

left was an almost perfectly circular caldera (crater),

covering an area of approximately 28 square miles.

With bustling white villages packed tightly above the

260-metre volcano walls, you can see why legend

has it that Santorini is the lost island of Atlantis.

HOW TO GET THERE

Aurigny operates regular flights to Gatwick and

you can fly directly to Santorini with easyJet from

31 March-26 October, and with Norwegian on

Saturdays in low season and every day except

Tuesday in high season. The flight takes almost four

hours, and Greece is two hours ahead of GMT.

WHEN TO GO

Santorini has a typically Mediterranean climate, with

mild and rainy winters and warm, sunny summers. The

island is very busy in the summer, whereas May and

October combine pleasantly warm temperatures (16-

22°C) with cheaper hotel rates and less traffic. If you’d

like to visit in the winter, remember that direct flights

from the UK stop at the end of October, although

Aegean and Ryanair operate flights from Athens,

and ferries take from five to eight hours to reach

Santorini, depending on which boat you choose.

WHERE TO STAY

There's a great choice of accommodation in

Fira, the capital, and Oia, from luxury hotels to

modest pensions. Away from these main towns,

the biggest concentration of rooms can be

found in and around Kamari and Perissa, which

are good options if you’re on a tight budget.

Katikies Hotel is in the Leading Hotels of the

World group. Perched on the cliffs of Oia, each

of the rooms has a private terrace with spectacular

sea views, and the hotel has three infinity pools

− and a speedboat to take guests on day trips

around the caldera. The Grace Hotel in Imerovigli

is an exclusive boutique hotel scattered over seven

levels on the rim of the caldera, which is perhaps

why under-14s are not allowed. On the other side

of the island, a luxury option suitable for families

is Vedema Resort in Megalochori, which features

45 luxury cottages built around an ancient winery.

Old Oia Houses, a group of renovated caves and

sea captain’s houses in the centre of the village, are

good value for money. In Fira, Hotel Atlantis is basic

but boasts a fantastic location between the cathedral

and the national museum, and it’s worth paying extra

for stunning sea views. Over in Kamari, Anassa Deluxe

Suites is a small four-star hotel that’s close to the

beach, bars and restaurants.

SANTORINI

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SANTORINI IS ONE OF GREECE'S MOST

IMPORTANT WINE PRODUCERS

TRADITIONAL GREEK CUISINE

SANTORINI'S VOLCANIC ISLANDS

GETTING THERE

FROM GUERNSEY

Flying to Santorini with easyJet means

an early start – 06:30 on weekdays and

08:05 on Saturdays – so you’ll need to

stay at Gatwick the night before you go.

Most return flights leave at rather

unsociable hours, but if you come back

on a Friday or Saturday you’ll land at

Gatwick at 15:05 or 16:50, making it

possible to get back to Guernsey the

same day.

EATING & DRINKING

Although it’s difficult to farm on Santorini’s ‘soil’ of ash,

pumice, solidified lava and sand, the island is known

for its delicious cherry tomatoes, white aubergines,

fava beans and capers, all of which feature on menus

across the island. As you’d expect, seafood is fresh

and abundant, and as well as traditional Greek cuisine,

gyros – pitta bread filled with chicken or pork with

lettuce, tomato, onions and chips – are a very popular

snack. If you have a sweet tooth, try saganaki – fried

cheese in filo pastry covered in honey – or baklava.

Santorini is one of Greece’s most important

wine producers, and the fresh, dry white wines

it is known for − most from the Assyrtiko

grape for which the region is known - are the

perfect accompaniment to fresh seafood.

WHAT TO DO

If you’re looking for endless white sand, Santorini

isn’t the best Greek island to visit: its beaches are

composed of dark volcanic sand that can get searingly

hot in high season. The sea is clear and refreshing

however. Do pack your walking boots, because hiking

around the caldera edge is spectacular. Companies

such as Santorini Walking Tours organise a number

of itineraries, including a Caldera Hike and Oia’s

Hidden Treasures. However you get there, don’t

miss beautiful Oia, particularly at sunset. Firostefani

is another village well worth visiting, with Aegean

Designs selling lovely handmade creations.

Santorini has a fascinating history, with the site of

Akrotiri displaying a Minoan city destroyed by the

volcanic eruption of 1613 BC. In Fira, the impressive

Museum of Prehistoric Thera tells the story of

ancient Akrotiri, whilst the Folklore Museum gives

an insight into life in the traditional cave houses of

Santorini at the beginning of the 20th century.

The Wine Museum near the airport provides an

interesting tour through the island’s viticulture history,

explaining the uniquely challenging feat of making

wine on Santorini. If that has whetted your appetite,

about a dozen vineyards host wine tastings and some

offer food too; Santo Wines is a good place to start.

Nea Kameni and Palea Kameni are the caldera’s

uninhabited volcanic islands, which can be reached

by boat from Fira. On Nea Kameni you can climb

to the top of the crater, walk around the rim and

enjoy the sea views – but you’ll need sun cream

and a hat as there is very little shade; the hot

springs on Palea Kameni are fun to swim in.

Maybe you don’t send postcards any more, but those

pictures of blue-domed churches might inspire you to

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COSY

UNDER

CANVAS

Offering the chance to escape the crowds and

reconnect with nature is what makes camping a

unique holiday experience. While the idea, for many

people, sounds alluring, the reality of pitching up

in a field with no running water or WiFi isn’t for

everyone. But it doesn’t have to be this way.

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Camping has never been more accessible.

Both the high and low ends of the market have

expanded rapidly. You no longer need to leave

behind the luxuries of modern living, thanks to

glamping. Yurts, cabins, beautifully converted

shepherds' huts and vintage campervans are among

the fancy facilities offered by campsites across

the British Isles. You can enjoy the great outdoors

without compromising on comfort or style.

Alternatively, if keeping it simple is precisely

what you crave, you can sleep beneath the

stars in some remote and rugged locations.

Wild camping isn’t legal in much of the UK, but

providing you have the landowner’s permission,

you can enjoy the freedom to find your perfect

pitch, without another human in sight.

If you have little ones in tow, then having a

few facilities to hand isn’t a bad idea. Toilet and

shower facilities, restaurants, farm shops and

even swimming pools are just a few of the perks

you can enjoy at sites geared towards families.

Aurigny offers direct routes to locations across

the UK and Channel Islands. An incredible

range of camping experiences are waiting to be

explored, and they’re just a short flight away.

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For holidaymakers wanting a beach-based break,

setting up camp behind the sand dunes of Alderney’s

stunning Saye Bay is an experience hard to beat. The

beach itself is a picture-perfect long stretch of white

sand, and the campsite has a shop brimming with

local produce and a café in the high season. Tents

are available for hire, or you can bring your own.

LEPE BEACH CAMPSITE

LEPE BEACH CAMPSITE, SOUTHAMPTON

Located just yards from the sand and shingle

Hampshire coast, this campsite offers beautiful

views of the Isle of Wight and the sand flats

of the Solent National Nature Reserve. It’s

nothing flashy, just a traditional camping field,

but it’s well maintained and facilities are kept

immaculately clean. Campfires are allowed in the

available pits and wood is available for purchase.

Campervans and caravans are not permitted.

IDEAL FOR FAMILIES...

FAUXQUETS VALLEY CAMPSITE

FAUXQUETS VALLEY CAMPSITE, GUERNSEY

Expect a bustling campsite atmosphere at this awardwinning

site geared towards families. Bring your

own tent or motorhome, hire a tent or upgrade to a

cabin or safari tent, and enjoy the well-stocked shop,

swimming pool, playground and sports facilities.

CALLOW TOP HOLIDAY PARK, EAST MIDLANDS

Fly to East Midlands Airport and explore the lush green

Derbyshire countryside and Staffordshire Peak District

region. This award-winning family holiday park has a

heated swimming pool, free WiFi hotspots, a shop and

children’s play areas. Plus, it’s just a 20-minute drive

to Alton Towers, if you really want to treat the kids.

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TOP: DURRELL WILDLIFE CAMP, JERSEY

MIDDLE: MIDDLE STONE FARM, SOMERSET

BOTTOM: CAMP KATUR, YORKSHIRE

AT NIGHT, YOU MIGHT HEAR THE CHATTER OF NOISY

NEIGHBOURS, WHICH JUST HAPPEN TO BE SOME OF

THE RAREST ANIMALS ON THE PLANET

BEST FOR GLAMPERS...

DURRELL WILDLIFE CAMP, JERSEY

This has to be one of the most

unusual locations to stay in Jersey,

and for fans of creature comforts,

there’s plenty of luxury to hand.

Located at the island’s famous

conservation park, the selfcatering

pods come with stoves,

kitchenettes and bathrooms. At

night, you might hear the chatter

of noisy neighbours, which

just happen to be some of the

rarest animals on the planet.

It’s glamping with a twist.

MIDDLE STONE FARM, SOMERSET

A few hours south of Bristol

Airport, located between the

Exmoor National Park and

Quantock Hills, is this luxury

Somerset retreat. Small in scale

(there are just three safari tents),

Middle Stone Farm offers an

escape from the crowds, organic

local produce, and a stylish

basecamp for exploring the

area’s famed natural beauty.

CAMP KATUR, YORKSHIRE

Within a couple of hours’ drive

from Leeds Bradford Airport is

this off-grid glamping experience

set within the beautiful 250-acre

Camp Hill Manor Estate. Choose

from safari tents, tipis, Hobbit

pods, geodomes, cosy cabins

and even a retro caravan named

Betty and enjoy an eco-friendly

experience nestled among

meadows and woodland.

OFF THE BEATEN TRACK...

BRECON BEACONS

NATIONAL PARK

A few hours from Bristol Airport

is the majestic Brecon Beacons

National Park, which offers a

multitude of wild and dramatic

spots for wilderness lovers.

It’s the perfect place to find a little

patch of seclusion to spend the

night watching the stars. Sleep on

the summit of Rhos Dirion or

pitch up riverside alongside

Myndd Bychan.

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Afternoon Tea

Afternoon Tea as it should be.

A superb selection of delicious finger sandwiches

and savouries served alongside freshly baked scones,

indulgent cakes and delicate pastries, with a large

selection of fragrant, traditional or herbal teas on the

menu or even a glass of fizz, if the mood takes you.

Served in The Zebra Lounge, the Conservatory or,

weather permitting, The Roof Terrace, our Afternoon

Tea is a wonderful way to spend a lazy afternoon.

Anyone for Tennis?

From 10th June to 21st July we’ll

be ‘serving’ up a wonderful

Wimbledon themed afternoon tea.

Packed full of delicious delicacies,

including our own special take

on strawberries and cream, you

won’t find a summer treat to

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FRIENDS

FEVER

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GOING TO FRIENDSFEST?

You remember Friends, the

American sitcom that became a

worldwide phenomenon? Rachel,

Ross, Monica, Chandler, Phoebe

and Joey? ‘We were on a break’?

Marcel the monkey?

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It might be 25 years since Friends first aired but

it’s arguably as popular as it ever was, gaining new

generations of fans thanks to seemingly neverending

re-runs and the streaming service Netflix.

The show followed the perfectly coiffed

group of, well, friends, as they navigated life’s

highs and lows in New York City. They sat

around chatting and drinking coffee, not a

mobile phone in sight, and offered viewers

cosy escapism throughout its 10-year run.

With some of the most memorable moments

and iconic one-liners in TV history, it’s no surprise

that there is an enduring public appetite for all

things Friends, and this year, to celebrate the

show’s 25th anniversary, Comedy Central UK is

bringing FriendsFest to London, Manchester and

Bristol, where you can fly directly with Aurigny.

The event is an epic celebration of all things

Friends, designed to give fans the chance

to recreate their favourite moments from

the show and immerse themselves in total

nineties nostalgia. Isn't that just kick-you-inthe-crotch,

spit-on-your-neck fantastic?

Hang out in a full-scale set of Monica’s

implausibly roomy New York apartment,

challenge your mates to a foosball tournament

in Joey and Chandler’s gaff, snoop around Ross’s

place and pose on the famous Central Perk

sofa. Heck, if you like, you can even grab a prop

guitar and give your best Smelly Cat rendition.

If you and your pals have ever had the

conversation, the one where you discuss which

Friends character is so you, this event will give

you the opportunity to put it to the test and

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TOP: COFFEE IN MONICA'S KITCHEN

BOTTOM: PHOEBE'S APARTMENT

RIGHT: JOEY AND CHANDLER'S GAFF

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recreate the iconic title sequence, umbrellas

and all. (Oh. My. Gawd. As Janice would say.)

The fun and potential Instagram content doesn’t

end with set tours either. Visitors will be able

to dress up in some of the programme’s most

unforgettable outfits and best wigs and snap

selfies with original props and memorabilia.

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MEMORABILIA − PHOEBE'S GUITAR

OUTSIDE CENTRAL PERK

RELAXING ON THE CENTRAL PERK SOFA

IMAGES ©COMEDY CENTRAL UK

Serious fans can test their knowledge with a

Friends quiz and take part in a live stage reenactment

of the cardboard box Porsche scene.

You can even recreate the legendary 'pivot'

scene on the staircase, which was voted the UK’s

favourite Friends scene by Comedy Central.

If, like Joey, you have a love affair with food,

then check out the themed food stalls and enjoy

a drink at the cocktail bar. If the excitement of

living out your favourite TV fantasy gets too much,

kick back in the sunshine and watch moments

from the show play out on a giant screen.

FriendsFest offers a unique chance to put

yourself at the heart of a much loved telly

phenomenon. Whether you’re a casual fan or

you can recite whole episodes by memory, this

event will fill that Rachel, Monica, Phoebe, Ross,

Chandler and Joey-shaped hole in your lives.

But if it feels like you’re always stuck in

second gear, then take it up a notch − tickets

for FriendsFest sell out quickly, so be sure to

book early.

WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW?

The Comedy Central UK FriendsFest

will take place in Manchester from 2-18

August, 23 August-1 September in Bristol,

6-15 September in Milton Keynes, and will

hit London from 20-29 September.

Organisers advise allowing two to twoand-a-half

hours to see everything on offer.

It is also advised that you arrive at least 15

minutes before your set tour time slot, with

the set tours lasting around 30 minutes. As it

is a predominately outdoor event, check the

weather forecast and dress accordingly. Rest

assured it will go ahead even in bad weather.

Tickets cost £29 including booking fee

and more information can be found at

www.comedycentral.co.uk/friendsfest.

HOW DO I GET THERE?

Visit FriendsFest in Manchester, Bristol or

London and Aurigny will be there for you with

regular direct flights from Guernsey. If you

don’t mind a little extra travel, fly with Aurigny

direct to London Stansted or Gatwick airports

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CAMBRIDGE

EXPLORING

CAMBRIDGE

Less than one hour away

from London, Cambridge

has not only been luring

academics and professors

to its beautiful historic

city, but increasing

numbers of visitors are

now choosing it for the

perfect getaway and who

could blame them?

With its stunning architecture of

the universities, the picturesque

rolling fields of Grantchester

Meadows and the charming

cobbled streets of the city

centre, you will find yourself

spoilt for choice for things to

do and see all year round in

this elegant yet compact city

and 2019 is no exception!

HOW TO GET THERE

Aurigny serves a daily flight to

London Stansted, the main airport

gateway to Cambridge. You

can then take one of the hourly

trains to the city which takes

around 30 minutes. Alternatively,

why not make use of Aurigny’s

summer Sunday-only service

between Guernsey and Norwich

Airport? Once in Cambridge,

all areas are easily accessible

whether you’re hiring a cycle

or a punt, taking a bus or taxi,

or even if you decide to walk.

WHERE TO STAY

With a wide range of bed and

breakfasts, guest houses, hotels

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and self-catering accommodation

to suit all tastes and budgets,

Cambridge is great for

individuals, families or groups.

For a unique experience why

not stay in a college room at

Cambridge University and trace

the footsteps of graduates

such as Newton, Darwin,

Wordsworth, John Cleese and

Prince Charles? Rooms are

available per person, per night

and offer a cost-effective option

for those looking for city centre

accommodation. You’ll also get

to eat in the college hall, as well

as wander through the gardens

and courts and learn about

the college's history followed

by a drink in the college bar.

YOU WILL FIND YOURSELF

SPOILT FOR CHOICE

FOR THINGS TO DO AND

SEE ALL YEAR ROUND

IN THIS ELEGANT YET

COMPACT CITY AND

2019 IS NO EXCEPTION!

For sheer luxury check yourself

into Hotel du Vin & Bistro. Situated

in the picturesque Trumpington

Street, this boutique hotel was

converted from old university

buildings and boasts a trademark

bistro, a cosy library, and a

curiously labyrinthine cellar

bar with individual snug areas.

Head to visitcambridge.org for

a full list of accommodation.

EATING AND DRINKING

Cambridge has every kind

of restaurant you could hope

for, from stylish fine dining to

independent bistros and high

street favourites, you can tick

just about every box in terms

of international cuisine, ranging

from family restaurants to

charming tea rooms and cafés.

For the enthusiastic foodie,

why not indulge in the Cambridge

Food Tour and take in many of

the treasured local hot spots?

If the occasion calls for it,

Cambridge is home to two

Michelin-starred restaurants

including Midsummer House.

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The restaurant’s chef-patron

Daniel Clifford produces an everchanging

menu showcasing the

best seasonal produce and you

can choose between five courses

at lunch or eight courses at dinner.

Picture Cornish monkfish with

spiced aubergines and black

quinoa to a coriander white

chocolate dome served with

coconut, mango and jasmine rice.

For a more relaxed setting,

head to Fitzbillies, which is

famous for its sticky Chelsea

buns that have been made and

sold on the premises since 1921.

The original cake shop is open

seven days a week selling a huge

variety of cakes, pastries and of

course those syrupy Chelsea

buns – the recipe is still a secret.

WHAT TO DO

The Visitor Information Centre is

the perfect place for you to start

your discovery of Cambridge with

an introductory 90-minute guided

tour around the city. See all the

central, iconic sights from the

Old Cavendish Laboratory where

important scientific discoveries

were made, the Corpus Clock,

the Senate House and many of

the central colleges. Hear about

famous students and worldchanging

discoveries, as well as

student life, past and present.

Unsurprisingly, Cambridge is

a green city with its natural fen

landscape flowing right into the

centre along the River Cam. There

is no better way to explore this

spectacular area than a punt along

the river. Head to Scudamores for

a champagne punt tour, and take

in the grandeur in style, or why

not hire one of their canoes, pick

up a jug of beer from The Mill and

head in the opposite direction

towards Grantchester Meadows?

For a truly inspirational

experience visit King's College

Chapel. Founded by Henry VI

in 1441, it’s the largest and most

spectacular of the college chapels

in Cambridge and ranks among

the most important examples

of late Gothic architecture.

Elaborate fan-vault ceilings,

magnificent stained-glass windows

and Ruben's masterpiece, The

Adoration of the Magi, can all be

seen here, along with an exhibition

on the northern side showing why

and how the chapel was built in

pictures, works of art and models.

No getaway would be complete

without some retail therapy, so

do pay a visit to Grand Arcade,

the award-winning shopping

centre situated in the heart of

Cambridge. For a more peaceful

shopping experience, head to

Burwash Manor. This group of

converted farm buildings houses a

collection of independent, unique

shops and tea rooms as well as a

day spa – all open seven days a

week. All 15 shops have something

different to offer, from designer

clothing and jewellery to delicious

organic produce and wines.

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SOUTHAMPTON

48 HOURS IN

SOUTHAMPTON

Located on Hampshire’s south coast, the historic

city of Southampton is much more than just a

cruise stop or shopping destination. Its appeal

lies in its superb art and heritage attractions,

diverse nightlife, top theatres, lively events

programme and of course the excitement and

charm of a bustling waterfront location.

SOUTHAMPTON HARBOUR HOTEL

Southampton’s location also makes it ideal for

exploring the beautiful New Forest National

Park while the Solent coastline is perfect for

sailing or as a gateway to the Isle of Wight.

So, if you're looking to enjoy the finest

shopping, culture, entertainment and leisure,

there's no better place than Southampton.

GETTING THERE

As of May 2019, Aurigny now operates twice-daily

flights direct from Guernsey to Southampton. The airline

also operates regular daily flights between Alderney and

Southampton.

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£££ SOUTHAMPTON HARBOUR HOTEL

It might be on the pricier side, but the Southampton

Harbour Hotel is one of Southampton's newest hotels

and sits on the popular Ocean Village Marina. The hotel

is five star and offers luxurious rooms, a spa and two

restaurants.

SOUTHAMPTON HARBOUR HOTEL

££ HILTON AT THE AGEAS BOWL

If you are looking for a hotel on the outskirts of the

city, the Hilton at the Ageas Bowl, is located next to

Hampshire’s famous cricket ground and a selection of the

rooms have balconies overlooking the pitch. This hotel

offers an award-winning restaurant, luxury spa and an

18-hole golf course.

£ PREMIER INN

Based right in the city centre by WestQuay, at Premier

Inn you'll be able to pick up a few must-haves before

heading back to the hotel for a much-needed rest.

Premier Inn guarantees clean, comfortable rooms and

friendly and efficient service - everything you need for a

good night's sleep.

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VIEW FROM HILTON AT THE AGEAS BOWL


DAY 1

2PM – TITANIC CONNECTIONS

10AM – RETAIL THERAPY

Start your trip with some shopping at the magnificent

WestQuay. With more than 100 shops, spend your

morning browsing your favourite stores and enjoy

a coffee or bite to eat at some of the many eateries.

Southampton is also home to the Marlands shopping

centre, a busy High Street and the only Ikea in the south

of England.

SEACITY MUSEUM

On the 12 April 1912, Titanic left Southampton

heading for New York via Cherbourg, France and

Queenstown, Ireland. Today you can explore

Southampton and its Titanic connections by visiting

SeaCity Museum. If you want to stretch your legs,

walk the Titanic Trail, a self-guided route, which will

take you to key locations across the city including

the Titanic Engineers' Memorial in East Park and the

Titanic Musicians' Memorial in Cumberland Place.

4PM – SPITFIRE BIRTHPLACE

MIDDAY – QUIRKY GRUB

WESTQUAY

It’s time for some lunch, so make your way to the

Art House Café, located in Southampton’s cultural

quarter. Described as a ‘place that’s different from

anywhere you’ve ever been’, this quirky coffee shop

is also a local, not-for-profit art gallery and creative

space. Tuck into a wide selection of delicious organic

food, including options for vegetarians and vegans.

Just a short drive away is Solent Sky, a hidden

gem of a museum, which tells the story of the

legendary Spitfire designed in Southampton. Here

you can also explore the history of the development

of aviation in the Solent area. Get up close to

planes from all eras, adventure inside some of the

cockpits and hear stories from the expert guides.

SOLENT SKY MUSEUM

SOLENT SKY MUSEUM

7PM – DINING ON OXFORD STREET

As one of the most historic streets in Southampton,

Oxford Street offers a dining experience with a

touch of class. Whether it's breakfast, lunch or

dinner you can enjoy a delicious meal at the White

Star Tavern, an award-winning, pub, restaurant and

hotel. Named after the White Star Line, the company

which owned the Titanic, here you can tuck into

pub classics and elegant modern creations.

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DAY 2

9AM – WALK THE CITY

There's no better way to get a feel for a city than

walking around it, so start your day on one of the

SeeSouthampton Walking Tours. Choose from a vast

range of tours, including the Mayflower 400, the

Titanic Trail or the popular Vaults and Vino. Visit part

of the medieval town, explore the vaults which stored

French wine back in the 13th century and experience

wine tasting in an iconic 14th-century building.

SEESOUTHAMPTON WALKING TOURS

12.30PM – BEER TASTING

Taste some of the best beers in Southampton at

the Dancing Man Brewery. Situated in a medieval

Wool House built in the 14th century, visits include

a welcome, tour of the brewery to learn how beer is

produced and understand the different styles of beer,

and most importantly you get to taste the beers.

3PM – GREEN SPACE

Southampton has plenty of green spaces for those

who like to sit and relax in a park or enjoy a stroll in

the sunshine. Southampton Common is a Site of

Specific Scientific Interest, located just outside the

city centre to the north. Stretching 326 acres, this

lovely expanse of green space is home to grasslands,

wetlands, nature trails, parkland, a cemetery, a fishing

lake and a play area.

8PM – GRANDE FINALE

DANCING MAN BREWERY

You’ll find three theatres in Southampton offering

major shows and performances. The Mayflower

Theatre is Southampton’s oldest theatre while the

Nuffield Southampton Theatres are located in the

city centre. Each offers a programme of West End

touring shows, internationally acclaimed performers,

and famous comedians throughout the year.

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In the last few years, the

number of islanders choosing to

switch from fossil-fuel powered

heating systems has increased

considerably. Unlike the UK,

cooking on and heating with gas

has much higher running costs

than electricity. Plus, gas and

oil are finite resources which,

simply put, cannot last forever.

Upgrading to any new heating

system using a quality service

provider will take time. This is

still the case even if you’re simply

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You may wish to consider

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How can electric heating make

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thanks to its ability to integrate

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temperatures and know that

while the heating is switched off,

your home is being upgraded to

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for winter. It pays to plan ahead.

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about their heating until it stops

working. If this happens during

the winter, weeks without heat

could be very inconvenient.

From quote to switch-on, a

quality heating installation

might take 8-12 weeks allowing

for lead time. The majority of

those who have switched during

the summer months find the

changeover straightforward

and simple, particularly those

preferring to keep their current

radiators and controllers.

Electric heating can be fitted to

these existing structures, or be

designed entirely from scratch by

professional heating installers.

When you need to replace

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weeks to complete. From quote

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make this process as quick and

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the high-quality service you

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Food

THE CATCH

Small, friendly, family-run restaurants, offering fresh local food, served in stylish

yet comfortable surroundings are becoming increasingly difficult to find, but

that’s exactly what you’ll experience when you visit The Catch in Guernsey.

Located on the seafront in the

heart of St Peter Port, this gem

of a restaurant is unassuming

from the outside, but venture up

to its elevated first-floor location

and you’re in for a treat. The

atmosphere is immediately relaxed

and welcoming, helped by the

warm décor which manages

what should be an impossible

balance of hearty and rustic, yet

hip and stylish. The thick granite

white washed walls and sturdy

wooden beams provide the

perfect backdrop to more vibrant

and modern touches such as

the fabrics on the booth seating,

the leather chairs and the stylish

nautical-themed yacht and fish

ornaments. The restaurant has

a calming and relaxing blue

undertone throughout, from the

stunning wave design place mats

and the gentle lighting in the bar

to the beautiful fabric used on

the booth seating, and of course

the stunning blue sea that fills the

view from each of the windows.

That takes us on nicely to

discuss the views, as they certainly

deserve a mention of their own!

The Catch is located right by

St Peter Port harbour so the

windows beautifully frame views

of boats bobbing in the marina

with a backdrop of Castle Cornet

and the neighbouring islands of

LOCATED ON THE

SEAFRONT IN THE

HEART OF ST PETER

PORT THIS GEM OF

A RESTAURANT IS

UNASSUMING FROM

THE OUTSIDE, BUT

VENTURE UP TO ITS

ELEVATED FIRST-FLOOR

LOCATION AND YOU’RE

IN FOR A TREAT.

Herm and Sark. It’s a breathtaking

view and worth asking for

a window table when you book.

The views from the window

also remind you just how close

you are to the harbour and the

fresh catch being brought in

from the surrounding waters by

the fishermen. The menu at The

Catch states that they use the

‘freshest local seafood available’

and seeing that the fish could

practically jump from the sea to

your plate it’s easy to believe. But

the real proof is in the food being

served, and it doesn’t disappoint!

As you’d expect, the menu

has a bias towards seafood, with

dishes such as Tuna Steak with

Cornish Dules Seaweed and

Wasabi Mash, Local Fillet of Brill

with Basmati Rice and Crayfish

A La Crème, and Langoustine,

Razor Clam and Mussels to

name but a few of the dishes

that make up the From The Sea

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IMAGES ©THE CATCH

Reviews

‘Lovely layout’

‘Lovely layout, very friendly and

attentive staff. Great food. Seafood is

one of our favourites and we weren't

disappointed. Dover sole and Lobster

Thermidor, fab! Reasonably priced

and a great evening. Vegetarian and

gluten-free options also available.’

‘Good location’

‘We had a group lunch and most of

us had the steak. Food was great, and

were not rushed even though the

place was very busy. Good location

as you can view St Peter Port on their

small balcony. Definitely will be back!

5 star!’

‘Blown away by our

dinner experience’

‘I was blown away by our dinner

experience. The place is gorgeous

with a lot of character and fantastic

views. Our waiter was very friendly

and attentive. Everything was

homemade from pesto to even bread.

The sweet potato fries were fried to

perfection and that is to me hardly

ever the case. The food was fresh and

looked spectacular. The manager/

owner was lovely and passionate

about all they do. It was so nice to

see as I feel it is becoming rare. I

cannot recommend enough and I am

considering coming back for lunch

tomorrow before my trip back home!’

section of the menu. In addition to this there is

also a good range of fresh daily specials on the

blackboard. There is also an entire section of Moules

Frites with an incredible eight different flavours

available inspired by places around the world.

There’s also a small selection of oyster options.

The starters are almost entirely seafood based

such as Guernsey Crab Cakes and Gin-Cured

Salmon Carpaccio, but there is a further selection

of non-seafood options in the Vegan and

Vegetarian menu which we’ll cover shortly.

The wonderfully named ‘Land Ahoy’ section of

the menu features a range of meat-based options,

including a decent selection of steaks, but perhaps

the most surprising element of the menu is the

very well put together and imaginative ‘Vegan and

Vegetarian’ menu. Starters include Halloumi Fries,

with the mains section featuring dishes like Vegetable

Tagine and Gnocchi and Roasted Cherry Tomato.

In addition to their main menu there’s also a

Speedy Lunch Menu for £12 which includes

a drink and guarantees your food within 30

minutes, and an Early Dinner Menu available

Monday to Saturday from 5.30-6.45pm for two

courses at £15 or three courses for £17.50.

The Catch is a restaurant in a great location,

offering stunning views, a relaxed ambience with a

fresh and interesting menu. What’s not to love?!

TO FIND OUT MORE VISIT

thecatch.gg

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Above the Rockmount, La Reunion’s team produces

delicious food in relaxed surroundings, with a view that

we believe is one of the best in Guernsey.

Call in for a refreshing glass of Rose and a

bowl of moules on the terrace – or try one of

our cocktails at the stylish bar.

01481 255600 www.lareunion.gg

The Rockmount overlooks Cobo beach

on the stunning west coast of Guernsey.

The Rocky is a place for everyone,

offering a large menu with an

ever-changing selection of real ales,

an extensive range of beers, wines

and spirits and our own ‘Rocky cider’.

With one of the best views on the island,

it is well worth a visit.

01481 252778 www.therocky.gg

The Imperial Hotel is located in one of the

Channel Island’s most picturesque settings - overlooking

the beautiful Rocquaine Bay in Torteval, Guernsey.

Our kitchen serves modern British food, that highlights

the best locally sourced ingredients, in our

relaxing restaurant.

The Slaughterhouse is situated in the heart of

St Peter Port, close to Castle Cornet.

Serving locally sourced British cuisine for lunch

and dinner. Or enjoy a drink in our sheltered

courtyard with views over Havelet Bay.

t: 01481 264044 www.theimperial.gg

T: 01481 712123

www.slaughterhouse.gg

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THE LOCAL

CUISINE

SCENE

Food

Guernsey boasts over 150 top restaurants.

En Voyage profiles local chef LYNSEY CRAGGS

and her flourishing career at RANDALLS

LYNSEY CRAGGS

EXECUTIVE CHEF AT RANDALLS

How did you end up at Randalls?.

I had lived in Guernsey for eight

years and moved to Hampshire

for two. Whilst living in Hampshire

I visited friends back in Guernsey

and heard about the refurb of The

Rockmount (in 2014). A friend

mentioned to Ian Rogers that I

might be interested in the Head

Chef position there so a meeting

was arranged, and I was offered

the job, which I accepted.

When you were younger, what did

you want to be when you grew up?

At college I wanted to be a criminal

psychologist. I then found out I had

to go to university for seven years,

so I quickly changed my mind.

What made you want to be a chef?

I’d always enjoyed cooking as my

grandma and grandad were bakers.

I was at college doing A levels

(psychology, English lit and French)

and I was working part time in a pub

as a barmaid, the chef didn’t turn

up one day, so I covered the shift

and really enjoyed it. I finished my

A levels then went to work as an

admin assistant for the local council,

which was the most boring year of

my life, so I thought about what I

actually enjoyed doing - which was

cooking - and I did it. I went back to

college part time and worked in a

restaurant full time. And that was it.

Where was your first cooking

job? My first real chef job was in

a restaurant called The Cleveland

Tontine in North Yorkshire. The

menu at the time I was there was

made up of mainly local ingredients

with quite a classic style of cooking.

What’s the most challenging thing

about being a chef? The most

challenging thing I find about being

a chef is the long hours and lack of

a ‘normal’ life. I’m lucky I have an

understanding partner! The lack of

skilled chefs is also very challenging

at times, and more so now.

What is your favourite dish to cook?

My favourite dish to cook would

have to be a Sunday roast at home.

What is your favourite food

memory? Most of my memories of

eating great food are my favourite at

the time! I just love eating.

Where would you like to travel

to for the food that you haven’t

been to before? I’d have to say

I would like to travel to Thailand

or Korea for the food. You do get

great restaurants now where you

can sample different cuisines, but

obviously being there eating the real

deal would be so much better.

Lynsey's top tip

'My top cooking tip would be to always make an effort

to make things from scratch using quality ingredients,

rather than buying ready-made. There are so many

great recipes out there but also don’t be afraid to

go off recipe and add your own touch to dishes.

You know what you like so be adventurous.'

THE ROCKMOUNT IMAGE ©LUCY JAMES

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BUSINESS NEWS

82 NEWS BULLETIN

The latest business news from

the Bailiwick of Guernsey

88 LOCATE GUERNSEY

A better life for you

in Guernsey

98 WE ARE GUERNSEY

Guernsey Finance hosts milestone

10th Guernsey Funds Forum

101 MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS

PROTECTING THE DATA

Carey Olsen discusses how GDPR

is impacting local M&A activity

104 BUSINESS INTERVIEW

Meet Kenrick Brooks, Head of Sales

& Relationships, Guernsey Electricity

HIGH-FLYING 112

The latest appointments from

leading Guernsey businesses

HOW MODERN ARE

YOU WORKING? 123

By Olly Duquemin,

CEO of Resolution IT

FACES OF BUSINESS 125

En Voyage speaks to Head of Ogier's

Dispute Resolution Team, Mathew Newman

REBELLION 127

By Mark Bousfield, Group Managing

Director at Ravenscroft

HOW TO INVEST IN

YOUR OWN CAREER 135

By Sarah Elliott, Senior Recruitment

Consultant at Alexander Daniels Offshore

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Business

BUSINESS NEWS

Page 97

Tax

touchpoints

for offshore

trusts

Page 103

Protecting

our oceans

Page 111

Shared

residence

orders: getting

the balance

right

CAREY OLSEN

ADVISES ANACAP

Lawyers from Carey Olsen's

corporate team in Guernsey have

advised AnaCap Financial Partners

(AnaCap), the specialist European

financial services private equity

firm on its acquisition of a majority

stake in SundhedsGruppen A/S

(SundhedsGruppen), which

consists of Dansk Sundhedssikring

AS, an independent Danish private

health insurance provider, and

PrimaCare A/S a provider of

healthcare networks.

The financial details for this

arrangement were not disclosed.

The Carey Olsen team was led

by partner Ben Morgan with

assistance from senior associate

Imogen Payne and associate

Kristina Mikhaylova. The firm

advised on all Guernsey elements

of the transaction, as well as

providing strategic input into the

structuring of the deal.

Ben said 'We are delighted to have

supported our long-standing

client AnaCap on its latest

acquisition of a business poised

for international growth. We look

forward to working with them

again soon.'

SANDPIPER LISTS ON TISE

Channel Islands retailer SandpiperCI Group Limited has

listed and commenced dealings on The International

Stock Exchange (TISE).

Sandpiper has also entered TISE’s Channel Islands market

segment, which is dedicated to trading companies

operating from Guernsey or Jersey which issue equity that

is listed on the Exchange.

Fiona Le Poidevin, CEO of The International Stock Exchange

Group (TISEG), said: ‘I am delighted to welcome Sandpiper

to TISE and to our Channel Islands segment. Sandpiper

joins a growing cluster of Channel Islands-headquartered

companies which are listed on TISE. It is fantastic that this

now includes a locally owned business that is synonymous

with well-known brands such as M&S, Costa Coffee, Burger

King and Laura Ashley, and which each of us in the islands

interacts with on an almost daily basis.'

Tony O’Neill, CEO of Sandpiper, said: ‘We are very pleased

to have successfully listed on TISE and welcome all new

shareholders to the company. This listing is the culmination

of strong performance over the last three years since

the company was taken into local ownership. The TISE

listing raises our profile while, at the same time, enabling

wider participation in the ownership of the company and

providing an ongoing market for the shares. We now

have more than 120 new shareholders, the vast majority

of whom are Channel Islands residents, which is entirely

appropriate for the largest retailer in the islands.'

Sandpiper’s Listing Sponsor and Market Maker on TISE

is Ravenscroft Limited, which also acts as investment

manager to Bailiwick Investments Limited, a shareholder

in Sandpiper.

Carey Olsen’s corporate team in Jersey acted as lead

counsel in advising Sandpiper on the transaction.

VAIIE LAUNCHES

IN GUERNSEY

A new digital business focusing on

internal and external communications

has launched in Guernsey. Vaiie offers

a range of services from customer

communication management

platforms and digital transformation

software to communications

campaign management tools.

The new business is a collective

venture between the team behind

Jersey Post’s digital services and the

Guernsey-based development team

of pan-island communications and

digital agency TPA, led by Managing

Director Nigel Kennedy.

Lee Bosio, Director of Vaiie, said that

the new company will be providing

smart solutions for local businesses:

‘Digital technology is revolutionising

the ways businesses work and our

range of services enables local

companies to take advantage of

the latest solutions to work smarter.

Digital services and e-commerce

are increasingly common but

remain an untapped resource for

many businesses in Guernsey. We’re

L-R: Nigel Kennedy, Matthew Bain, David McGrath and Lee Bosio

providing new ways for businesses

to reach their customers and are

going to work with them to devise

bespoke campaigns and solutions.’

Vaiie is backed by the collective

experience of Jersey Post Digital and

TPA, allowing it to offer a full-service

solution that includes identifying

digital opportunities and building the

platforms to deliver these services for

the benefit of businesses.

Business Development Manager

Matthew Bain will manage the

initial growth of Vaiie in Guernsey

with the team at TPA. ‘The first

part of my job is to engage with

local businesses and find out what

they want,’ said Matthew. ‘Every

business is different but having

the agility of a start-up backed by

nearly 20 years of experience in

the communications industry will

enable us to serve businesses of all

sizes and requirements.

‘Once we have established a good

base we have a real aspiration to

grow the business in Guernsey and

create jobs. We’re ambitious and

we know that there is appetite for

digital services and new solutions to

customer communications.’

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FIRST CENTRAL

POWERS STUDENT

INNOVATION

More than 40 students from the

College of Further Education

and the Grammar School &

Sixth Form Centre attended an

‘Ideathon’ to tackle real-world

problems using technology.

The programme, co-constructed

by First Central Insurance &

Technology Group and the

Digital Greenhouse team, was

created as a way of developing

opportunities for young people to

engage with digital technologies.

The students were presented with

two problem statements and tasked

with finding a creative technologybased

solution. At the end of the

session, students presented their

ideas to each other, as well as

judges from the Digital Greenhouse

and First Central Insurance &

Technology Group.

The award for ‘most commercial

promise’ went to a team from the

College of Further Education, who

won for their idea ‘Move it, Make it’;

an app that gamified active travel to

encourage its users to abandon their

ABN AMRO ANNOUNCES

SALE OF ABN AMRO

(CHANNEL ISLANDS)

LIMITED TO BUTTERFIELD

ABN AMRO Bank N.V. has announced

its signing of an agreement with

Bank of N.T. Butterfield & Son Limited

('Butterfield') for the sale of ABN

AMRO’s Channel Islands operations to

Butterfield. The proposed transaction,

which is still subject to regulatory

approvals, is expected to close before

the end of Q3 2019.

Pieter van Mierlo, CEO of ABN AMRO

Private Banking, said: 'We are a

leading private bank in north-west

Europe and are currently investing in,

and further integrating, our activities

across our core markets. The wealth

management market is fast changing

cars and walk instead. Meanwhile,

the prize for ‘most innovative

concept’ was awarded to a team

from the Grammar School, who

were praised for their underground

transport concept.

Lucy Kirby, Head of Digital at the

Digital Greenhouse, said: 'The

students showed a high level of

innovation and digital creativity.

It’s great to be able to work with

industry to enable young people to

build and develop these essential

critical thinking, problem solving and

collaborative skills for their futures.

'The feedback from the students

was very positive. They got a buzz

from the fast pace and took home

some useful tools to get the ideas

flowing, particularly engaging with

design thinking processes.'

John Davison, Chief Information

Officer for First Central, said: 'The

Ideathon is part of our Digital

Innovators Programme, which

is designed to develop the skills

required for our evolving digital

economy. Career opportunities in

technology and creative sectors

are more exciting than ever before.

It’s essential for young people

to have a space where they can

develop digital skills on-island.'

and consolidating further as scale

is becoming more important. As

communicated at our Investor Day in

November 2018, in private banking

we focus on onshore private banking,

pursuing organic and inorganic

growth in our core markets. We

concluded that the transfer of our

activities in the Channel Islands to

Butterfield would be a logical fit with

this strategy and in the best interest

of clients and staff.'

Butterfield is a full-service bank and

wealth manager, publicly traded on

the New York Stock Exchange. With

the addition of ABN AMRO Channel

Islands, Butterfield will significantly

expand its presence in the Channel

Islands. ABN AMRO Channel Islands

manages over EUR 7 billion in client

assets. It is estimated the transaction

will have a slightly positive effect on

the CET1 ratio.

C5’S ISLAND CLOUD GIVES

LOCAL BUSINESSES A

SILVER LINING

It is essential for local businesses

to take advantage of cloud

technology and the Channel

Islands is an ideal location for

cloud infrastructure, clients and

industry leaders heard at events

held by C5 Alliance in partnership

with Hewlett Packard Enterprise

(HPE) and Rubrik.

Discussions focused on how

Channel Island businesses can

tackle digital transformation by

using cloud technology. The

event provided the business

community with the chance to

ask questions and understand

how certain cloud technologies

can meet the requirements

of any business. Experts also

advised on the 'right mix' of cloud

technologies, data management

and protection.

C5 Alliance launched its new

local cloud platform, Island

Cloud, which has been designed

to suit the needs of businesses

in Guernsey and Jersey whether

they require their data to reside

within the islands, to meet data

sovereignty requirements, or to

take full advantage of what the

public cloud can offer.

Steve Stanton, Senior Consultant

at C5 Alliance, explained:

'Guernsey and Jersey have

great digital infrastructure and

connectivity, with an established

culture of data protection, a

prosperous economy and a

digitally-focused government

making them a fitting location for

cloud infrastructure.

'Island Cloud is an enterpriseready,

cost-effective, multitenantsolution,

offering scalable

resources that are seamless

and easy to consume. With the

ability to create a fluid hybrid

cloud connection between

on-premise infrastructure and

hyper scale public cloud, Island

Cloud provides the best-inclass

cloud capabilities.

'Thanks to Rubrik, Island Cloud

has instant availability for all

applications on one platform.

It can deliver fast backup

performance, instant recovery,

it is easy to use and offers cost

savings. All applications and data

ingested by Rubrik are stored and

can’t be modified by an external

or internal operation, ensuring

data is immune to malicious

activity such as ransomware.'

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BUSINESS NEWS

FREEDOM ASSET

MANAGEMENT OPENS

REGULATED BRANCH IN ABU

DHABI GLOBAL MARKET

Freedom Asset Management

Limited, the Guernsey

headquartered private client and

family office investment business,

has announced the opening of

its regulated branch in the

recently created International

Financial Centre, Abu Dhabi

Global Market (ADGM).

CEO Sandrine Reynaud said,

'Freedom is building on its existing

strong client relationships in the

UAE’s largest emirate. In addition

to developing a local investor

network, we anticipate using

our ADGM regulated product

infrastructure to complement our

Guernsey platform by creating

fund structures for our global

family office client group.'

Freedom’s Principal Adrian Harris

and CIO Simon Fentham-Fletcher

are leading the new office, both

have been travelling regularly to

the region for the last 15 years.

Sandrine Reynaud added,

'Freedom’s Guernsey office

remains at the centre of the

enlarged business and we expect

to be working with a number

of existing Guernsey partners

to execute our ADGM business

plans. This is about extending

the reach of our business, which

we set up almost five years ago

in Guernsey. Freedom likes

opportunities where we see little

competition on the ground, but a

significant client and investment

opportunity. The regional growth

of UAE and its economic stability,

combined with the strong

regulated framework of ADGM

and objective of becoming a

regional leading financial centre,

makes it a perfect place to widen

our operation.'

L-R: Lydia McClean, Radek Sadowski, Aimee Sarre and Megan Diamond

BUTTERFIELD TRUST PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVES

GLOBAL SUCCESS IN STEP QUALIFICATION

Butterfield Trust Administrator

Aimee Sarre has received a

Worldwide Excellence Award from

the Society of Trust and Estate

Practitioners (STEP) for achieving

the highest mark globally in the

STEP Advanced Certificate in Trustee

Investment & Financial Appraisal.

Aimee has been awarded the STEP

Diploma in International Trust

Management with distinction and is

therefore a registered Trustee and

Estate Practitioner.

‘STEP is the trust industry’s leading

professional body so I’m proud to

receive a Worldwide Excellence

Award from the organisation.

Completing the diploma has

increased my skillset and knowledge

of the trust and fiduciary sector

and has provided me with the

relevant tools to progress my

career at Butterfield Trust. It’s also

enabled me to network and build

relationships with other industry

professionals,’ said Aimee.

A number of other Butterfield

employees have also completed

industry exams. Trust Administrator

Lydia McClean completed her final

STEP Advanced Certificate in Trustee

Investment and Financial Appraisal

and has now been awarded the

STEP Diploma in International Trust

Management with distinction. Lydia

is now a registered Trustee and

Estate Practitioner.

Assistant Trust Officer Megan

Diamond completed her final

STEP Advanced Certificate in Trust

Creation Law and Practice. She

has now been awarded the STEP

Diploma in International Trust

Management with distinction. Client

Accounting Manager Radek Sadowski

also completed the Advanced

Certificate in Trust Creation: Law and

Practice with distinction.

Lindsay Ozanne, Deputy Managing

Director at Butterfield Trust

(Guernsey) Limited, said: 'We are

thrilled with the results our employees

have achieved in their recent

examinations. Their successes are

testament to months of hard work

and dedication. For Aimee to achieve

the highest mark globally in her

final STEP module is an outstanding

achievement. At Butterfield, we

are committed to nurturing and

supporting the next generation of

leaders in the Trust industry.'

SURE TO OFFER

TRUSTWAVE MANAGED

SECURITY SERVICES

Trustwave, a leading cybersecurity

and managed security services

provider, and Sure have announced

a partnership to offer Trustwave

Managed Security Services and

other cybersecurity solutions to help

organisations combat cyber threats,

protect data and reduce security

risk. The alliance addresses data

sovereignty and other challenges

organisations face to help ensure

offshore data is properly housed,

handled and protected.

Trustwave Managed Security

Services offer a viable path for Sure

customers to address advanced

information security threats

while alleviating the pressures

created by resource constraints,

skills shortages, compliance

requirements and the rapid

adoption of new technologies.

As a key element of the partnership,

Trustwave architected and

developed a platform that will be

deployed within Sure’s Channel

Island data centres providing

a service that analyses and

correlates customer data against

known and unknown threats

while monitoring and identifying

incidences as they happen.

Ian Kelly, Chief Executive Officer

at Sure, said, 'The threat landscape

continues to rapidly shift, especially

in regions that have distinctive data

protection challenges because

of industries served such as

professional and financial services.

'Our partnership with Trustwave

will further cement Sure’s position

as a leading provider of offshore

security services by providing

businesses with highly-advanced

cybersecurity capabilities that

scale as needed to address

evolving threats and regulatory

requirements--capabilities

most would find impossible to

achieve with given resources.'

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for its work with Aurigny, Guernsey’s airline.

The agency picked up a Platinum Award for

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in the ‘Print Media Publications’ category,

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BUSINESS NEWS

OAK STRENGTHENS

ITS FUND SERVICES

OFFERING BY

ACQUIRING IAG

Oak has acquired International

Administration Group (IAG).

Founded in 2000, IAG is a specialist

fund administration business

headquartered in Guernsey with a

team of 43. IAG delivers bespoke

fund administration and depositary

services to private equity, openended,

listed and alternative asset

fund structures and will become

the centre of fund expertise within

the Oak business.

Oak, which is headquartered in

Guernsey, launched in March

this year. The business is the

consolidation of Oak Trust Group,

Consortia Partnership and Kreston

IOM which between them have

offices in Guernsey, Jersey, the

Isle of Man, Malta and Mauritius.

The acquisition of IAG with

its established expertise and

reputation in the provision of

fund administration services will

significantly enhance Oak’s multijurisdictional,

high-quality fund

services offering.

Stuart Platt-Ransom, Chief

Executive Officer of Oak, said: 'The

IAG team has extensive experience

within the funds industry - they

are specialists in delivering a

tailored and professional fund

administration service, and

I’m pleased that the highly

knowledgeable team is joining Oak.

'Our aim is to deliver financial

solutions that exceed the

expectations of our institutional

and private clients worldwide. We

build long-lasting relationships

with our clients and intermediaries

and director-led service delivery

is customary, ensuring clients

always receive a quality, personal

and cost-effective service.'

Alison Simpson, CEO of IAG,

said: 'IAG is very excited to be

joining Oak to strengthen its

fund administration services.

IAG wanted to capitalise on its

growing reputation in the market

for some time, but we recognised

that we couldn’t do this alone.

Oak provides us with a larger

platform, opportunities in new

jurisdictions, a broader range of

services and solutions for our

clients and complementary skills

to help us achieve our goals.'

The acquisition is subject

to regulatory approvals but

once completed Oak will

employ more than 200 people

across six jurisdictions.

RECYCLING APP

IS THE WINNING

SOLUTION FROM

IDEA-ATHON

An app designed to improve the

efficiency of recycling was the

winner of the latest C5 Alliance

Idea-athon.

The annual competition, which is

organised by pan-island technology

solutions provider C5, poses

community-based challenges to

teams of industry experts including

the States of Guernsey Innovation

Lab, C5 Alliance employees and

bursary students.

This year the problem statements

to be addressed included: How

can we promote and increase the

effectiveness of recycling on island?

The winning idea was an app called

‘In the bag’ which will scan difficult

items of rubbish to ensure they are

correctly disposed of by informing

the user which bag they should

go into. The data collected from

the app will then be shared with

the States of Guernsey in order to

improve local recycling.

After a day spent coming up with

solutions to all three challenges,

the teams selected their best idea

and presented to a panel of judges

comprising of Scott Workman OBE,

Chief Executive Officer of C5, Jason

Moriarty, Chief Operating Officer

at the States of Guernsey, Deputy

Lindsay De Sausmarez and Lucy Ann

Kirby, Head of Digital, Economic

Development at the Digital

Greenhouse.

Chief Executive Officer of C5

Alliance Scott Workman said: 'It is

really important for our employees

to practise their innovation skills,

especially when they are working

collectively on solutions that will

benefit our community and others

further afield. The students bring

an additional perspective and

knowledge from their university

studies and they gain a lot from the

process as they are working with

experts, networking and developing

essential leadership skills.

'We have high expectations after

the success of last year’s project;

the Coastal Clean Up app which

we recently presented to a meeting

of the British Irish Council and the

Marine Litter Symposium, hosted by

the Scottish Government. The app,

which was developed by last year’s

students, aims to help tackle marine

pollution and is being launched later

this year.'

FIVE TIMES IN A ROW FOR ARC

Asset Risk Consultants (ARC)

has been named the Investment

Monitoring & Consulting Company

of the Year for the fifth year in a

row at the Annual Citywealth Magic

Circle awards. In addition, Suggestus,

ARC’s research portal, was shortlisted

for the FinTech Vendor of the Year.

The Citywealth Magic Circle

Awards recognise the best

private client advisers and wealth

managers in the industry.

Jonny Gamble, ARC’s Head of

Intermediaries, said: 'Winning this

award once again is a testament to all

who work within the ARC Group. We

would like to thank Karen Jones, the

team at Citywealth, the judging panel

and those who voted and contributed;

most of all we would like to thank all

those who we work with.'

ARC Group Managing Director

Graham Harrison said: 'These

awards are particularly special – they

are unique in recognising private

client consulting and reporting as

a specialist field. Winning them on

such a consistent basis, through

the recognition of one’s peers, is a

true reflection of the ethos at the

heart of ARC that our clients value:

to promote insight, innovation,

independence and integrity.'

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Aurigny.com wins

Gold website award

Oi has also won Gold in the ‘Business to

Consumer Website’ category at the global

Hermes Creative Awards for the redesign

and build of Aurigny’s website.

Aurigny.com is now a multi-award-winning

website having won a prestigious Platinum

Award in the ‘Website’ category at

the 2018 DotCOMM Awards.

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A BETTER LIFE

IN GUERNSEY

While the UK is losing its head amid Brexit chaos, the

Channel Islands are keeping theirs, quietly observing from

the sidelines. Independently governed, Guernsey has

never been part of the European Union’s single market for

financial services, meaning any impending exit from the

EU has little direct impact on Guernsey’s terms of trade in

financial services with EU member states. Obviously this

is very good news for any island-based business in the

financial sector, but it is also reassuring for other business

sectors as well as both existing and potential residents.

It’s not just the UK corporate

sectors that have been affected

by Brexit – travel and property

markets have also been hit hard.

With Thomas Cook announcing

its third profit warning in less than

a year and tour operator bookings

down 12%, ‘staycation’ travel sales

to Guernsey are reportedly up by

15%-20%*, buoyed by additional

routes and timetables offered

by the island’s airline, Aurigny,

and others. Being a member of

the Common Travel Area (CTA),

visitors to Guernsey coming

from the UK and Ireland are not

required to travel with passports

(photographic ID will suffice), and

travel to the island from one of at

least 20 daily flights from the UK

can take as little as thirty minutes.

It’s hardly surprising that

Guernsey’s property market is

experiencing an upturn, and

not just as a result of those

wishing to escape Brexit, as

potential buyers from the UK

are turning their interest to

the more stable climate (both

meteorologically and politically)

that the island has to offer. In

fact, estate agents in Guernsey

reported that the last quarter of

2018 saw a marked increase in

property sales and enquiries, with

favourable business environment

and high quality of life being

cited as the main reasons.

Guernsey’s property market

is split into two sectors – Open

Market and Local Market, with

the latter only for people with

local roots or here because

their employer has provided

an Employment Permit. Open

Market properties are a little more

exclusive and can cost more, but

the benefits of moving to the

island, both tax and lifestyle-wise

more than make up for it. For

example, an Open Market Part

A property purchased for more

than £1.32 million within the first

12 months of residency would

entitle the buyer to a tax cap

of £50k per year for up to four

years. A family living in an Open

Market Part A home can live and

work in Guernsey indefinitely.

Indeed, it has been well

documented that the work/life

balance is one of the greatest

advantages to relocating to

Guernsey. The typical commute to

work is less than 15 minutes, and

many people chose to walk, cycle

or scooter the short distance,

leaving plenty of time to fit in

an activity before or after work.

Plus there are no hoops to jump

through - anyone with the right to

live in the UK can live in an Open

Market property in Guernsey.

Warmer temperatures than

mainland UK and 29 miles of

impressive and varied coastline

await visitors to the island.

Guernsey offers an almost

inexhaustible list of water sports

including kayaking, surfing,

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THE LAST QUARTER OF 2018 SAW

A MARKED INCREASE IN PROPERTY

SALES AND ENQUIRIES, WITH

FAVOURABLE BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT

AND HIGH QUALITY OF LIFE BEING

CITED AS THE MAIN REASONS

A better life for you

charter boat rides, diving, jetskiing,

windsurfing, kite-boarding,

sailing, coasteering, fishing and

paddle boarding to name only a

few. At low tide, beaches become

excellent wind-surf buggy and kite

buggy tracks, and still leave plenty

of room for sun-worshippers,

mountain-bikers and horse riders.

There are plenty of land-based

activities too, and most cater to

all ages, allowing parents a little

downtime, or exciting days out

together for adventurous families.

There is a general expectation

that Guernsey will continue along

this upward trajectory as the

government undertakes increasing

measures to ensure transparency,

stability and compliance with

its neighbours. When in March

of this year, the island proved

to the EU Council’s Code of

Conduct Group and the European

Council of Finance Ministers

(ECOFIN) that it had satisfied its

legal substance requirements for

entities operating in or through

the jurisdiction (and had been

doing so since 2017), Guernsey

was removed from the EU tax

blacklist, and it fully intends to stay

that way. Put simply, companies

have to demonstrate they are

locally managed, generate income

in the islands, and that they have

a physical presence in terms of

staff, premises and local spending.

In return, financial sector

companies only pay a standard

tax rate of 10%, while there is

0% tax for the rest. Guernsey

imposes no inheritance, capital

gains, wealth, gift or estate tax,

and there is no VAT. Personal

income, however, is taxed at a flat

rate of just 20% and caps apply.

As chaos and confusion

continue across the water, and

uncertainty reigns, just a short

distance away, quietly and

calmly, Guernsey is building on

its strong and stable position.

This makes it an increasingly

attractive place to live, where it

promises ‘a better life for you’.

*Source: thetraveltrunk.net

To start your journey,

call the Locate Guernsey team

on +44 (0)1481 743834

email enquiries@locateguernsey.com

or visit locateguernsey.com

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IF THE BUCK STOPS WITH

YOU HOW CAN YOU BE SURE

YOU’RE ON TOP OF THE RISKS?

BY ALEXANDRA MCINNES (DIRECTOR) AND WELDON MARQUIS

(SENIOR MANAGER), OF THE ADVISORY TEAM AT PwC IN GUERNSEY

As disruption gathers pace

globally, Guernsey boards and

businesses face a new reality

that it’s the risks that they have

never had to deal with, or might

not even be aware of, that could

do the greatest damage.

As a board member, there’s

always been plenty to keep you

awake at night. But with tougher

governance codes, both locally

and internationally, the pressure is

very much on you to demonstrate

clear understanding and personal

oversight over the risks your

business faces. You certainly

can’t fully delegate this to others

in ways that might have been

possible in the past. And even if

you outsource certain operations,

such as IT, customer admin and

anti-money laundering, ultimate

accountability still rests with the

board and senior management.

To add to these challenges,

ticking the boxes is no longer

enough, as regulators extend the

focus of scrutiny and investigation

into the far from clear-cut areas

such as culture, conduct and

potential conflicts of interest.

These are areas that reach beyond

traditional compliance into how

your business is run. And it isn’t

just regulators who are turning

up the heat, especially if your

local operation is an arm of a

larger international business.

As offshore jurisdictions come

under the spotlight, Guernsey

included whether fairly or not,

HQ management want clear

assurance that your operations

meet the highest standards of

governance and integrity.

TRICKY NEW RISKS

Brexit, new regulation, rapid

technological change and

more exacting customer

expectations are some of the

forces shaping this new and more

complex risk environment.

How great are the risks? If we

take technology as an example,

your business is not only having to

deal with the speed and upheaval

of change, but also get to grips

with systems that you’ve never

used before. If we take some of the

more advanced areas of machine

learning, it may not even be clear

what the systems are doing and

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how, when so much of the smart

stuff operates within a ‘black box’.

In turn, while you may well have

outsourced your IT, your service

provider isn’t likely to be regulated,

so you’ve got to have clear

oversight over systems operations,

be able to understand and explain

operations and, ultimately, assure

your regulator that appropriate

safeguards are in place.

Cyber vulnerabilities further

highlight how difficult it is to

control today’s risk landscape.

Hacking and data breaches can

strike out of the blue, causing

huge reputational as well as

financial damage. You might think

that the perpetrators have bigger

targets in their sights and therefore

you have little to fear. But from our

experience of working both here

and in other offshore jurisdictions,

it’s clear that these are highly

sophisticated criminals with a

broad reach that certainly includes

Guernsey. And it isn’t just money

they’re looking to steal; many also

want to appropriate the personal

and often highly sensitive data that

companies can hold. You can’t

afford to let down your guard.

IN CONTROL

How then can you gain greater

assurance that all these new and

existing risks are under control?

1/ Independent assessment

Risks can slip through the cracks,

especially if your risk management

function is relatively small and

doesn’t have the specialist

knowledge or experience of

dealing with some of today’s new

and emerging exposures. That’s

why an independent assessment,

either from specialist internal

auditors or external consultants,

can be of great value. When we’ve

carried out these assessments,

boards are often surprised by

the gulf between their own

assumptions and the risk realities,

some of which might otherwise

have remained hidden until it

was too late. Once you have

comfort that you have a complete

view of the risks relevant to your

business, you are then in a good

position to develop appropriate

risk mitigation strategies.

2/ Make sure your risk, compliance

and internal audit teams are

equipped for the challenge

It’s important to ensure that

your control teams are aware and

understand the emerging risks

your business faces. Consider

performing a skills gap analysis to

help inform both future training

and recruitment strategies. Any

existing gaps may be filled by

external experts, but ultimately

you will need to decide how

much of this knowledge you

want to bring in-house. Also

consider whether these teams

have the tools they require to

execute their roles effectively and

invest in these where needed.

3/ Bring outsourced

operations into the risk net

To maintain an appropriate

level of oversight and control

over your service providers, it’s

important to ensure that key

risks, such as cyber, conduct and

data protection, are factored into

your due diligence process when

evaluating new providers, are

included in the service contracts

and form part of the ongoing

service level monitoring. Many

service providers already have

some form of controls reporting

(e.g. ISAE 3402). This is a great

foundation but unlikely to fully

address your company’s specific

risks, as these reports are often

targeted at a broad audience.

Contracts with service providers

should provide you with the

right to independently audit the

service they provide you, though

surprisingly few companies

take this up. They should.

MOVING FORWARD

WITH CONFIDENCE

This might all seem like a lot of

extra work. But with greater risk

assurance, your business can

embrace digitisation, promote

innovation and reach out to

new customers with greater

confidence. And if you get a

better night’s sleep, all the better.

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GUERNSEY

BAILIFFS

PAST AND

PRESENT

BY JEREMY BERCHEM, GROUP PARTNER, APPLEBY

(GUERNSEY) LLP AND LISA UPHAM, SENIOR PROFESSIONAL

SUPPORT LAWYER, APPLEBY (GUERNSEY) LLP

It has been confirmed that the

Bailiff of Guernsey, Sir Richard

Collas, will retire in May 2020 and

that his current deputy, Richard

McMahon, will replace him.

The position of Bailiff, like most

Guernsey legal institutions, has its

roots in 12th-century Normandy.

The Bailiff is the judicial and civic

head of the island and is appointed

by the sovereign. The office of Bailiff

is mentioned in a 12th-century

verse by Robert Wallace, which

states that, the role of Bailiff was so

busy that 'hardly is an hour free'.

'So many are the plaints

and quarrels

Not to mention customs old

and novel

That hardly is an hour free,

Everyday a summons to plea:

Pleas for forests, pleas for pay

Pleas for possession, pleas for ways

Pleas for chores, pleas for tithes

Pleas for breaches, pleas any wise

Pleas for futures, pleas in writing

Pleas combined and pleas

for citing….

So many bailiffs, old and new

An hour is hardly free…'¹

'Hardly an hour is free' still

rings true - in their spare time

all recent Bailiffs have acted as

patrons for a number of local

charities and initiatives.

Sir Edgar MacCulloch was Bailiff

from 1884-95. Sir Edgar was a keen

antiquarian, and prior to becoming

Bailiff spent his spare time collecting

local stories and folklore. After his

death in 1896 (a year after stepping

down from the role of Bailiff), his

collection of stories were edited and

eventually published into a book

on Guernsey customs, fairytales

and stories entitled 'Guernsey Folk

Lore' in 1903. It is remarkable to

read his preface to the book, which

in a world of Fortnite, the internet

and generations y and z, rings

as true today as it did in 1894:

'A desire to preserve, before they

were entirely forgotten, some of

the traditional stories, and other

matters connected with the folk-lore

of my native island, induced me to

attempt to collect and record them,

but I have found the task, though

pleasant, by no means easy. The last

fifty years has made an immense

difference here as elsewhere. The

influx of a stranger population, and

with it the growth and spread of

the English tongue, has changed,

or modified considerably, the

manners and ideas of the people,

more particularly in the town. Old

customs are forgotten by the rising

generation, what amused their

fathers and mothers possesses little

or no interest for their children,

and gradually even the recollection

of these matters dies away...'

In 1873 Sir Edgar, then Lieutenant

Bailiff, persuaded the States of

Guernsey to purchase the 14thcentury

chapel of Sainte Apolline

in the parish of St Saviour so that

it could be preserved. It became

the first structure to be placed

in the care of what was then the

Ancient Monuments Committee.

Sainte Apolline is the patron saint

of dentists and this chapel is the

only chapel or church in the British

Isles that is dedicated to her. In

AD249 Apolline was punished for

refusing to renounce her Christian

faith by having her teeth knocked

out. The chapel was originally built

by Nicholas Henry who employed

a chaplain to say daily prayers

for his and his wife’s souls (and

presumably teeth!). The chapel also

houses important medieval murals.

Despite Sir Edgar’s great foresight,

it was only restored in the 1970s.

Sir Edgar noted many local

stories about sightings of the dog

of the dead (black bête, le vieux

chien, le chiene des trépassé).

The site of a former fortress in

St Peter Port, La Tour Beauregard

(and now home to a car park,

the archives and the Financial

Intelligence Service) was said to be

haunted by Le Bête de la Tour. Some

say that this dog was said to haunt

the tower following the burning of

witches at the bottom of the hill

upon which the tower was situated,

others believe he was protecting

the boundaries of St Peter Port.

Another place where a headless

black dog is said to be regularly

sighted is at Bailiff’s Cross, which

legend has it was near the home of a

former Bailiff, Gaultier de la Salle. De

la Salle was hung for falsely accusing

his neighbour, Mr Massey, of the

capital crime of theft. Mr Massey’s

execution was averted when De la

Salle’s servants found the missing

items of silver which Mr Massey had

been accused of stealing in a hay

stack on De la Salle’s land. De la Salle

was tried; prior to his execution, his

property was confiscated by the King

and is still known as the Ville au Roi.

The headless dog is thought to be

De La Salle’s soul in purgatory, and

still roams the area between Bailiff’s

Cross and the Ville au Roi to this day.

The Bailiwick has a plethora of

spooky stories and we are eternally

grateful to Sir Edgar and others

for taking time to collate them.

We are equally grateful to Sir

Richard and his dedication to the

island and hope he enjoys his new

found freedom after May 2020!

[1] Translations taken from Dawes, G. “Laws of Guernsey”, 2003 p24

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TAX TOUCHPOINTS

FOR OFFSHORE

TRUSTS

BY MANDY CONNOLLY, HEAD OF TAX TECHNICAL AT LTS TAX LIMITED

The UK tax treatment of

offshore trust structures

has undergone numerous

changes over the last few

years, resulting in a myriad of

complex legislation, combined

with a more punitive and

extended penalty regime

for offshore matters.

There are a considerable

number of tax touchpoints for

offshore trust structures and

our specialist team at LTS Tax

Limited provides assistance

on a wide range of matters

from routine tax compliance

to complex restructuring.

TAX COMPLIANCE OBLIGATIONS

Trustees holding UK assets may

potentially be required to complete

self-assessment tax returns, nonresident

capital gains tax returns

and inheritance tax returns

Offshore companies holding UK

land or property may also have

tax filing requirements, including

self-assessment returns (up to April

2020), corporation tax returns

and Annual Tax on Enveloped

Dwellings (ATED) returns.

Following the introduction by

H M Revenue & Customs (“HMRC”)

of the Trust Registration Service,

trusts with a UK tax nexus are

now required to register online

and provide certain details to

HMRC regarding the trust, its

settlor and beneficiaries.

STOCKPILED GAINS AND

RELEVANT INCOME

Offshore trust structures are

subject to various anti-avoidance

rules which can attribute gains

and income of the structure to UK

resident settlors or beneficiaries of

the trust. In order to quantify the

potential tax exposure trustees will

require records of the amount of

stored-up income and gains that

are deemed to be comprised in

the trust structure for tax purposes.

There are a number of recent

tax changes that could potentially

increase the need for these

calculations to be undertaken,

including changes to the

domicile rules, the introduction

of the “Onward Gift” rule and

the protected trust regime.

HEALTH CHECKS AND

AD-HOC ADVICE

The tax analysis of a trust

structure can change considerably

over time. Undertaking periodic

tax reviews can determine

whether the structure

remains fit for purpose and

may also highlight potential

restructuring opportunities.

The post-April 2017 protected

trust regime can offer considerable

advantages. However, these will

be lost if the “tainting rules” are

breached so specialist advice

should be sought. Trustees may

also require advice on ad-hoc

matters such as changes in asset

class, distribution planning and

relocation of trust principals.

REMEDIATION

We are now in an era of extensive

information exchange between

jurisdictions under the Common

Reporting Standard (“CRS”) and

HMRC continue to take a hard line

against offshore non-compliance,

as outlined in their “No Safe

Havens 2019” policy paper.

The opportunity to make

an unprompted disclosure of

offshore matters without incurring

punitive “Failure to Correct”

penalties has unfortunately

now passed. However, it

remains open to taxpayers to

disclose offshore matters using

HMRC’s online system, the

Worldwide Disclosure Facility.

HMRC’s global connectivity has

now significantly increased and

trustees, settlors and beneficiaries

should therefore consider

carefully whether they have any

undisclosed liabilities and seek

to remediate matters as soon as

possible on a voluntary basis.

PENSION TRUSTS AND EMPLOYEE

BENEFIT TRUSTS (EBTS)

Various pension-related

changes were introduced from

April 2017 which could impact

offshore schemes such as

QROPS and QNUPS. Updated

advice may therefore need to be

sought, particularly in relation

to matters such as transfers

and lump sum payments.

The position for EBTs and

Employer Financed Retirement

Benefit Trusts (“EFRBS”) changed

considerably in 2011 with the

introduction of the Disguised

Remuneration legislation which

was aimed at countering tax

avoidance on employment

income through the use of

third-party arrangements. The

legislation is extremely widereaching,

so specialist advice

is recommended prior to

undertaking any transactions.

Following the introduction

of the April 2019 loan charge,

many beneficiaries will now

be faced with UK reporting

obligations that must be met

by 30 September 2019. Any tax

charges arising will rest with

the beneficiary if there is no

employer company in existence.

CONCLUSION

In the current era more than

ever before, tax reviews should

constitute a key part of any risk

management strategy, helping

to minimise the likelihood

of non-compliance and its

punitive consequences.

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GUERNSEY FINANCE

HOSTS MILESTONE 10 TH

GUERNSEY FUNDS FORUM

Guernsey Finance held its annual Guernsey

Funds Forum in London in May, the 10th

time it has hosted its flagship event, also

coinciding with the 30th anniversary of GIFA,

which recently rebranded to the Guernsey

Investment & Funds Association. On the menu

in Bishopsgate were private capital and green

& sustainable finance. Read on for a round-up

of the two panel discussions.

PRIVATE CAPITAL FINDING A HOME IN

GUERNSEY’S PRIVATE EQUITY INDUSTRY

The rising trend of private capital

investment is being well serviced in Guernsey

due to the global finance specialist’s

flexibility to meet investors’ sophisticated

requirements, sector experts agreed.

In the decade following the global

financial crisis, private wealth has

doubled in nominal terms, and private

capital has become a significant source

of investment for fund managers.

Research carried out by Guernsey Finance

has shown that its importance is growing

rapidly, particularly for smaller managers.

Panellists at a private capital session at

the Funds Forum said enthusiasm for fund

managers to tap into new pools of wealth

had seen a rise in investment from family

offices, high-net-worth individuals, private

clients through banks, and generally noninstitutional

money, as private wealth globally

rises towards levels double that of assets

under management in the investment world.

New structures and solutions are becoming

increasingly common to attract the particular

demands of this market, and Guernsey

has the ability and track record to develop

bespoke structures, offering enhanced

sophistication, diligence and co-investment

opportunities, particularly appealing to

smaller managers and private family offices.

'Guernsey has the flexibility to reflect

investors’ sophisticated requirements,

and does that very well,' said David

Williams, partner at London law

firm Simmons & Simmons.

BUSINESS CASE STACKS UP

FOR GREEN INVESTMENT

The Guernsey Green Fund was launched

a year ago, offering green certification for

Guernsey-based funds which meet agreed

international criteria for green and sustainable

investment for at least 75% of the fund’s assets.

The first registered Green Fund, ADM

Capital’s food and agriculture-focused

Cibus Fund, immediately attracted further

investment on the back of its designation.

Since then we have seen established

managers with strong green credentials, and

London-listed funds, secure registration.

A green-focused panel session at the funds

forum discussed the green investment space.

What was clear from our experts is that not

only is there a compelling environmental

case for action, the business case for green

investment also stacks up. There may be a

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'GUERNSEY HAS THE FLEXIBILITY TO

REFLECT INVESTORS’ SOPHISTICATED

REQUIREMENTS, AND DOES THAT

VERY WELL,' SAID DAVID WILLIAMS,

PARTNER AT LONDON LAW FIRM

SIMMONS & SIMMONS

massive finance gap for the transition to a low-carbon

economy, but that also represents huge opportunities.

What we may know as 'business as usual' today is

clearly not sustainable.

Investment in renewable energy and associated

infrastructure is probably leading the green market

today. As the market has changed, this sector is

reaching mainstream and becoming a more mature

market. Renewables are here to stay and represent a

very good investment proposition, said Helen Mahy,

Chair of TRIG, The Renewables Infrastructure Group.

Food production will become an increasingly

important market as consumers seek both

cheap prices and provenance, said Jeremy

Alun-Jones, COO of ADM Capital.

And as younger investors take control of private

wealth, it is expected that the demand for green and

sustainable investing will further enhance the market.

Research has shown us the three biggest barriers

to success in this market are demand, supply, and

confusion over taxonomies. Guernsey wants to be at

the forefront of the ecosystem, offering a transparent

platform product to provide certainty to help us move

from today to where we want to be tomorrow.

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

TRANSFORMING SOCIETY

THROUGH GREEN FINANCE

Sir Roger Gifford, former Lord Mayor of London

and Chair of the London Green Finance

Initiative, was keynote speaker at the Guernsey

Funds Forum in London in May. Here are some

highlights from his address.

It has been an extraordinary time for climate

discussion. We are transforming society through

green finance – I do believe in the power of

money to change the way that we live.

Assessing the economic risk of climate

change is necessary. And there is a fundamental

problem of market failure when the societal

costs of climate change emissions don’t get

taken into account.

Green is no longer just for environmentalists

and it is no longer a marginal financial product.

We’re not talking about compromising margin

– if you compromise margin, this will never fly.

This is about risk mitigation and commercial

opportunity. We are looking for financial

solutions to global challenges and transform the

way we behave financially.

Investors are asking two questions – how is my

investment impacting climate change, and how

does climate change impact my investment?

There is potential for market transformation,

and I believe strongly in global coordination

between different sectors. This isn’t a

competition between London, Guernsey and

Paris, this is a global problem and we must solve

it through sharing best practice.

There are many challenges ahead, but finance

has a unique ability to play a transformative role

in driving this.

Thank you, Guernsey, for what you are doing.

Guernsey and London can work together. If we

get the solutions right, the funds flow will be so

much greater.

Guernsey and the UK have always worked

well together, and we can do exactly the

same in green.

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MERGERS &

ACQUISITIONS

PROTECTING THE DATA

Carey Olsen Partner Tony Lane and Senior Associate Arya Hashemi examine

how GDPR is impacting local M&A activity.

TONY LANE

ARYA HASHEMI

M&A activity across the Channel Islands has continued

strongly over the past year, with banks and administration

businesses continuing to be regarded as prime

acquisition targets. Butterfield continues to invest in the

region with its acquisitions of Deutsche Bank’s banking

and custody business as well as recently agreeing to

acquire ABN AMRO’s banking business in Guernsey.

Similar consolidation has been seen with TMF agreeing

to acquire State Street’s alternative investment services

business this year, to add to the Gentoo fund services

business it acquired in 2017.

A growing trend in all transactions has been an

increasing focus on the implications of data protection

throughout the sale process. Indeed the implementation

of the General Data Protection Regulation (2016/679/

EU) (“GDPR”) and its Guernsey counterpart, The Data

Protection (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Law, 2017 (“DPL”) has

put data protection front and centre in M&A deals.

The overhaul of legislation has raised industry

awareness of the issues, and the need for compliance,

whilst the huge potential penalties for breaches of

data protection law have also helped to focus minds.

A recent example is the case of Marriott International,

Inc., and its acquisition of Starwood Hotels & Resorts

in 2016 (pre-GDPR). In September 2018 Marriott

determined that the Starwood business had been

continually suffering database hacking as a result of

which the personal data of 500 million guests had been

compromised. The Marriott headquarters are in the USA,

but some of the customers affected were nationals of

the EU, meaning that the breach falls under GDPR. The

hotel group faces significant financial penalties under

GDPR and it is expected that this case will be one of

the highest-profile prosecutions under GDPR to date.

Consequently:

(i) Sellers are preparing for a possible sale by reviewing

their operational policies to ensure that the sale

process will not breach data protection law

when providing data to a potential purchaser;

(ii) Purchasers are reviewing the target business’s

historical data protection compliance with more

scrutiny in their due diligence investigations; and

(iii) Purchasers are considering post-acquisition

integration steps and how these affect the

holding and use of personal data.

Some practical pointers that both buyers and sellers

should consider when engaging in M&A are:

(a) In advance of any potential sale, sellers need to

review and update their privacy notices and data

protection policies (particularly in relation to their

employee and customer data) to ensure that they

have the right to share personal data during the

course of any future sale;

(b) Sellers should utilise virtual data rooms in

disseminating information about their business to a

prospective buyer. This will ensure access to personal

data is only given to those who need it and ensure

that those with access sign up to data room rules

which will highlight and provide the legal basis for

which the information is provided – such rules could

be to complement confidentiality/data processing

agreements, or could be in addition

to them;

(c) Where possible, personal data should be anonymised

before being placed into the data room. For

example, instead of providing the contracts of all

employees, sellers could provide a template form of

contract, and redact those contracts that are more

personalised (e.g. senior management); and

(d) The parties need to ensure that transaction

documents respect data protection requirements

– e.g. the sale agreement should not include a

schedule of employees but should instead refer to

a schedule in the data room which can be viewed

by those who need to see it.

As a leading Channel Islands law firm, Carey Olsen has extensive experience in helping clients to ensure data protection compliance,

as part of operational procedures and also in preparing for, and conducting, M&A transactions.

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PROTECTING

OUR OCEANS

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BY CRAIG ALLEN,

HEAD OF

INVESTMENT

MANAGEMENT,

JULIUS BAER

GUERNSEY

If you’re reading this having just

taken off from Guernsey, or just

coming in to land, take a look out

the window and you’ll see the

shimmering blue waters of the

English Channel. The sea is hugely

important to our island community

and, around the world, oceans

are a source of food and provide

livelihoods and essential travel

links. Julius Baer recognises the

importance of the oceans and our

support of the Ocean Cleanup

project is vital to wage the war on

plastic. The Ocean Cleanup project

was founded in 2013 by Dutch

inventor Boyan Slat, who was just

18 years old at the time. The project

currently employs 75 people and

is part funded by Julius Baer.

Recent documentaries have

highlighted the damage plastic

is doing to our oceans and the

awareness has led to plastic

bag use decreasing and plastic

straws becoming less common.

Despite the recent coverage, an

incredible eight million tons of

plastic still enter the ocean every

year, adding to the existing 150

million tons already in the oceans.

At this rate, and without any

action, there will be more plastic

in the ocean than fish by 2050.

Plastic accumulates primarily in

one of five giant ocean garbage

patches, the largest of which is

called ‘the Great Pacific Garbage

Patch’, located between Hawaii

and California. This garbage patch

is so large that it’s easily detectable

from space and covers roughly 1.6

million square kilometres. Over

1.8 trillion pieces of plastic float in

this Great Pacific Garbage Patch,

equating to 250 pieces of debris

for every person in the world.

The Ocean Cleanup project uses

cutting-edge technology to tackle

the waste problem. The floating

boom, one piece of technology

created by the project, creates

a U-shaped system with 10 feet

of netting below the ocean to

collect smaller pieces of plastic.

It uses natural oceanic forces,

wind and current to move faster

than the plastic it’s capturing.

The aim is to collect the waste

and then recycle it and to monetise

the final product by selling it to

manufacturers. The fact that

ocean plastic waste differs from

the plastics that are currently

recycled makes this process more

complicated. The aim of the project

is to clean up 50% of the Great

Garbage Patch within five years.

Whilst the technology remains

unproven on such a large scale,

Ocean Cleanup is currently the best

solution that we have to clear up the

plastic in our oceans. For more than

50 years Julius Baer has dedicated

its Foundation to make meaningful

and impactful contributions

to society by supporting

projects like Ocean Cleanup.

Julius Baer supports projects

that go beyond clean disposal

and actively strives to be part of

forward-thinking movements that

have goals to tackle the current and

future plastic pollution problems.

But our dedication to the

environment is not only through

our Foundation. We recognise

that our clients can be making

socially conscious decisions too,

and they increasingly want to.

Therefore we offer a sustainability

mandate for investments.

The mandate is built on identifying

key extra-financial factors, such as

corporate governance, vulnerability

to climate change, water supply

stress, product safety and quality,

and corruption and instability.

We strongly believe that firms

recognising the importance of

these factors manage industryspecific

risks more efficiently

than their competitors and will

be able to report more perennial

profitability and creditworthiness.

In doing so, the underlying goal is

to capture various risks to achieve

what is economically profitable

for our clients in the long run.

Cleaning our oceans is just

one part of building a better,

more sustainable world and

offering sustainable mandates

furthers that ambition.

Supporting the Ocean Cleanup

project demonstrates our

commitment all the way from

the coastlines of Guernsey to the

middle of the Pacific Ocean.

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MEET

KENRICK BROOKS

It’s been a steep learning curve

for Kenrick, Head of Sales and

Relationships, since he joined

Guernsey Electricity in January 2018.

But he’s relishing the challenges the

role brings and looking forward to

exciting times for the company.

Kenrick worked in the hospitality industry

for 35 years, initially in the UK and latterly for

The Liberation Group in both Jersey and Guernsey.

‘I’ve now been in Guernsey for 13 years and for

me it’s my home,’ says Kenrick.

Although moving into the electricity business

is quite a change, his new role requires many of

the skills he has honed over his career: ‘Both are

about sales as well as customer service, marketing

planning and execution, business management

and strategy.’

There has also been a lot to learn, as Kenrick

explains: ‘I knew very little about the sale or

generation and distribution of electricity, but it’s

something you pick up quite quickly when you’re

immersed in a business, particularly when it’s

interesting and exciting.’

Working with both corporate and domestic

customers, Kenrick outlines the electrical solutions

the company can offer. ‘We’d like islanders to

choose to heat their homes and businesses using

electricity rather than by gas or oil. There are

numerous advantages, it’s more efficient than

fossil fuel systems and you’re also doing your bit

for the environment.’

‘Similarly, with commercial premises there was a

school of thinking historically that once you reach

40 or 50 kilowatts of heat requirement you had to

use gas or oil, but that’s not true anymore – there’s

an electrical solution for virtually every situation.

So my role is to deliver the message by talking to

architects and developers. About 95% of new builds

are all electric,’ he says.

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‘THERE’S NO QUESTION IN MY MIND THAT THE FUTURE

IS ELECTRIC, AND THERE’S NEVER BEEN A BETTER TIME

TO BE IN THE ENERGY BUSINESS,’ SAYS KENRICK

Kenrick works alongside the

Retail Manager in Guernsey

Electricity’s shop in St Sampson’s

to develop the business over the

long term. With products ranging

from budget through to premium,

Kenrick asserts, ‘I believe we

have one of the biggest ranges

on-island in store , so whilst we

have internet competition, you

can come and buy something,

take it away and have it in your

home today. We also offer

an after sales service which I

doubt you can find online.’

Engaging with the community

is an aspect of the role which

Kenrick particularly enjoys.

As well as promoting Guernsey

Electricity’s retail offering through

commercial radio, the company

has a strong presence at events.

‘We’re partnering up with EDABL

Guernsey and taking part in

Seafront Sundays; we want to

get out and talk to people to

show where our energy comes

from, the importation via our

cable with Jersey and France,

tariff rebalancing and explain

some of the challenges we’re

facing getting fit for the future.’

It’s probably true to say that

we take our power supply for

granted – until something goes

wrong and we realise how much

we rely upon it. Not long after

Kenrick joined the company,

Guernsey was struck by an

island-wide power cut when the

subsea cable failed. ‘There was

no warning and it takes time

to get the generators ready to

supply the full island – you can’t

simply switch them on, power

has to be gradually restored.

Nevertheless, power was

back on across the island in

36 minutes which was an

amazing achievement.’

Guernsey is still generating onisland,

with limited importation,

but the plan is to replace the

cable link to Jersey. ‘Once

that’s renewed we’ll be back to

importing 90% of our energy

from France, which is low-carbon

electricity a third of which is tidal

‘WE’D LIKE ISLANDERS TO

CHOOSE TO HEAT THEIR

HOMES AND BUSINESSES

BY ELECTRICITY RATHER

THAN BY GAS OR OIL AS

THERE ARE NUMEROUS

ADVANTAGES PLUS

YOU’RE ALSO DOING

YOUR BIT FOR THE

ENVIRONMENT’

energy with the power station

working as a back up.’ In the long

term, the company hopes to lay

another cable directly to France

meaning the island would have

100% importation of lower carbon

electricity and additional supply

to meet demand over time. The

States of Guernsey is due to

publish its energy policy in the

coming months which will set the

direction for energy on the island.

He assures that saving energy

is not at odds with Guernsey

Electricity’s ambitions: ‘Every time

somebody buys a new appliance

it’s more efficient than the one

they throw out and LED lighting

is becoming the norm, so all

of these things will over time

reduce consumption. We want

to responsibly sell energy and

it’s important that we support

people in reducing their usage.’

Microgeneration will play a

part in the future, and Electricity

House itself is fitted with solar

panels to generate power

for the grid. ‘We absolutely

support renewables and

their installation, particularly

community generation schemes.’

The use of electric vehicles

is also on the rise. ‘They’re

incredibly efficient, and I think a

big game changer will be when

known brands become electric,

like the Fiat 500, so you’re

buying a car you understand

that just happens to be powered

in a different way. Guernsey is

perfect for electric vehicles –

most people would only have

to charge up once a week for

the sort of mileage they do.’

Kenrick predicts a future in which

energy companies can harness

battery power: ‘Potentially when

people come home at night

and plug in, we might actually

take electricity out of the car to

support the grid at peak times,

then recharge the battery later.’

‘There’s no question in my

mind that the future is electric,

and there’s never been a

better time to be in the energy

business,’ says Kenrick.

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BABBÉ WIN

CARLYLE - AGAIN

ADVERTORIAL

BY TODD MCGUFFIN AND IAN SWAN, PARTNERS AT BABBÉ LLP

The Carlyle litigation, which included the longest and most

complex trial in Guernsey's legal history, has resulted in

important developments in the understanding of the duties

of Guernsey directors. Advocates Todd McGuffin and Ian

Swan, both Partners at law firm Babbé LLP, which acted for

the successful executive directors in Carlyle, explain more.

THE FACTS AND THE ROYAL

COURT JUDGMENT

Carlyle Capital Corporation

Limited (‘CCC’) was a publicly-listed

Guernsey investment fund. A key

part of its business was to borrow

money on a short-term basis in the

repurchase market and to use those

funds to purchase US residential

mortgage-backed securities.

In March 2008, the global

economic crisis caused a massive

contraction in financing. CCC was

subject to margin calls which it

could not meet and therefore went

into liquidation. The liquidators of

CCC brought 187 claims against

the directors of the company

alleging breaches of fiduciary

duty and breaches of the duty

of skill and care. The liquidators

sought damages approaching

$US 2 billion from the directors.

The longest and most complex

trial in Guernsey legal history

ensued. In September 2017, after

six months of hearings (notably

the company only operated for

nine months), Lieutenant Bailiff

Marshall QC of the Royal Court

of Guernsey dismissed all claims

against the directors, finding that

they had fulfilled their duties to the

company. The heavyweight nature

of the case is amply reflected in

the 524-page written judgment

(which weighed 1.3 kilograms!).

DUTIES OF GUERNSEY DIRECTORS

In finding in favour of the

directors, the Royal Court, for the

first time, endorsed the distinction

between a director’s fiduciary

duties (duty of loyalty owed to the

company by virtue of his or her

position as director)

and a director’s duty of

care (the general duty

to exercise reasonable

skill and diligence).

This core fiduciary

duty of loyalty is the

‘subjective’ duty to act

in what the director

honestly considers to be the best

interests of the company. If the

director honestly believes that he or

she is acting in the company’s best

interests, then the duty is discharged.

This is so even if the relevant act

was not in the company’s best

interests viewed from an objective

standpoint. Directors must exercise

their own independent judgement

and will fail in this duty if they merely

do, or follow unquestioningly,

what they are told by others.

They must also act for the ‘proper

purposes’ of the company.

Unlike the fiduciary duties, the

duty of care is an ‘objective’ duty.

A director can fail to exercise the

standard of care required, even

if the director honestly believes

that he or she has acted with

proper skill and diligence. The

standard of care required is that of

a reasonable person having both (i)

the director’s knowledge, skill and

experience; and (ii) the knowledge,

skill and experience that may be

reasonably expected of someone

with the director’s function. To

evaluate the level of diligence

and skill reasonably expected

involves considering the role of

the director in the governance and

management of the company, the

level of skill which the director has

held themselves out as having,

their level of remuneration and the

Todd McGuffin

Partner

at Babbé LLP

Ian Swan

Partner

at Babbé LLP

size of the company and nature

of its business. The duty of care is

not determined by the application

of universal rules or procedures

for directors, but rather a standard

to which directors must adhere in

their particular circumstances.

THE LIQUIDATORS LOSE AGAIN

The liquidators of CCC appealed

the Royal Court judgment to

the Guernsey Court of Appeal.

In a very recent judgment, that

Court again dismissed all claims

against the directors. The appeal

judges fully endorsed the above

law on the duties of Guernsey

directors and in doing so stated:

‘However, startling the history

of [CCC’s] short life appears at

first sight, its failure was the result

of circumstances beyond the

control of any board of directors.

The Lieutenant Bailiff's view

was that the [liquidators’ claims]

depended entirely on hindsight,

and we agree with her.’

After more than a decade of

litigation the directors were once

again vindicated. In doing so, they

have left an enduring legacy to

the Guernsey legal and financial

services sectors with clear and

definitive judicial statements as

to the duties expected of the

directors of Guernsey companies.

The Tier 1 ranked Dispute Resolution and Regulatory Team at Babbé LLP appeared for the successful executive

directors at the trial before the Royal Court and at the appeal before the Guernsey Court of Appeal.

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WHY HIGH NET-WORTH

FAMILIES IN THE MIDDLE

EAST ARE LOOKING TO

GUERNSEY FOR PRIVATE

WEALTH SOLUTIONS

BY GAVIN FERGUSON,

PARTNER AT OGIER

Guernsey's fiduciary companies continue to win substantive mandates for new private wealth

structures, and a growing stream of new business is coming from the Middle East.

Ogier Private Wealth specialist Gavin Ferguson reflects on why ultra-high net worth families

from the Middle East and their advisers are choosing Guernsey structures.

PROTECTING ASSETS IN THE

FACE OF POLITICAL INSTABILITY

In recent times protection of

assets against seizure for political

reasons has been high on the

agenda. Material concerns with

political instability and nation state

sovereignty have acted as catalysts

in prompting settlors to scrutinise

where and how they structure

their assets. By removing property

from their ownership, a trust can

protect against the risk of assets

being seized by political means.

Clients and advisers who are

motivated by asset protection are

naturally concerned as to whether

the sanctity of a Guernsey trust

will be upheld by the Royal Court

of Guernsey. Reassuringly, the

Court has made it very clear that,

where the rationale for a trust

or further accretions to a trust is

legitimate (e.g. for the purpose

of the preservation of wealth and

estate planning), it will robustly

defend trust arrangements.

AVOIDING FORCED HEIRSHIP

A key driver in the Middle East is

the avoidance of forced heirship

requirements. Many systems of

law (including various jurisdictions

in the Middle East which are

founded on Sharia Law) impose a

requirement that individuals must

leave a proportion of their assets

to certain heirs. A Guernsey trust

can avoid this. Broadly, subject to

certain limited exceptions, the Royal

Court will not entertain a claim to

set aside any Guernsey law trust

on the basis of forced heirship

rights in a foreign jurisdiction.

PROTECTING THE NEXT

GENERATION

Guernsey trusts can avoid estate

duties and probate formalities.

Assets transferred into a trust

during the settlor's lifetime will not

generally form part of the estate

on death. Likewise a Guernsey trust

can protect assets against profligacy

by younger members of the family

who might otherwise inherit large

sums of money at an early age (e.g.

under the Sharia laws of succession).

A settlor may want assets to be

distributed to his/her children once

they have achieved a certain age or

perhaps displayed a responsible and

mature attitude, and the flexibility of

a Guernsey trust can achieve this.

WHILE THE OVERALL

VOLUME OF NEW

TRUSTS BEING CREATED

IN GUERNSEY HAS

DECREASED OVER THE

PAST FEW DECADES, THE

WORK THAT IS COMING

IN NOW IS SIGNIFICANTLY

GREATER IN VALUE AND

MORE BESPOKE

THE RISING DEMAND FOR

COMPLEX AND BESPOKE

STRUCTURING

While the overall volume of new

trusts being created in Guernsey

has decreased over the past few

decades, the work that is coming

in now is significantly greater in

value and more bespoke. Often

these structures require advice

from outside Ogier's Private Wealth

team (notably corporate, funds

and regulatory advice). For these

larger structures it is fundamental

to be able to provide joined up

and cohesive legal advice.

A final word on demographics

and global wealth trends: the

Capgemini World Wealth Report

2018 highlighted some startling

statistics for 2017, which witnessed

a continued increase in the HNWI

population and a growth in HNW

wealth of 10.6%, marking its sixth

consecutive year of gains. HNWI

wealth is stated to be on course

to reach US$100 trillion by 2025.

In addition to the wide range

of uses of Guernsey trusts,

Guernsey's status as a major

financial centre with an established

track record, its political stability,

strong legal foundations, easy

access to court, and unrivalled

professional services offering

make Guernsey's offering in private

wealth management compelling

for Middle Eastern clients and

indeed clients across the globe.

For more information

please visit ogier.com

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SHARED

RESIDENCE

ORDERS:

GETTING THE BALANCE RIGHT

ADVOCATE ELIZABETH COUCH, PARTNER AT BROWNS ADVOCATES, DISCUSSES SHARED

RESIDENCE ORDERS.

From a very

young age,

most of us

were told that

it was 'good

to share' and

were frowned

upon when

we didn't.

Gut instinct also told us that it

was right: sharing the pleasure

and enjoyment that we had with

others. Even as adults, we all know

that sharing is usually 'right', but

many of us harbour an innate

desire that drives us not to share.

When a couple decides to

separate, one of the most

important decisions to make

is how much time each parent

spends with the children.

The concept of sharing the

time, rights and duties with

the other parent can give rise

to a number of problems.

Most parents are able to

work out arrangements for

their children without the

need to involve third parties,

such as lawyers, counsellors

or mediators. However, when

disputes arise in respect of a

child, then a parent often has no

option but to involve others and

sometimes even the courts.

So what orders can be made by

the Guernsey Courts in respect

of children of separated parents?

In January 2010, the Children

(Guernsey and Alderney) Law,

2008 came into force. It swept

away the outdated terminology

such as ‘custody’ and ‘access’,

and introduced key new concepts

and a menu of orders relating to

children. Under the 2008 Law,

a ‘residence order’ can be made

in respect of a child, confirming

with whom the child will live.

Residence orders sit hand in hand

with ‘contact orders’, which set out

the arrangements for the child to

visit or stay with the other parent.

These definitions themselves

are not ideal, and the distinction

between residence and contact

blurs as the time spent by the

children with the ‘absent’ or

‘non-resident’ parent increases. It

is arguable whether these labels

have helped or hindered separated

parents and their children.

Residence and contact orders can

be highly contentious as the parent

with the residence order may be

viewed as the main day-to-day

carer, possibly the ‘more important

parent’, and the parent with

the contact order as someone

the child sees as and when.

In order to re-address these

issues, the concept of ‘shared

residence orders’ came into

fashion. A shared residence

order provides that a child shall

have a home with each of his/

her parents, and is usually made

when the child spends a significant

amount of time with each parent.

Historically, shared residence

orders were not commonly made

as it was thought that a settled

home with one parent was usually

in the best interests of a child.

More recently there has been a

clear development of case law

which shows that shared residence

orders are now commonly made

in a wide range of scenarios,

including even cases where

parents are incapable of working

in harmony, where they live in

different countries and where

the children do not necessarily

divide their time equally between

the two households. The courts

have over the years recognised

that sole residence orders can

be misinterpreted as granting

power to one parent, whereas

shared residence orders reiterate

that parents are equal in the

eyes of the law, with the same

duties and responsibilities

towards their children.

Whilst case law shows a move

towards a greater recognition of

shared parenting in appropriate

cases, there is currently no legal

presumption in favour of shared

residence. Any order in respect

of a child will only ever be made

where it is considered to be in

the best interests of that child.

The welfare of the child remains

the paramount consideration

and whether by sharing or

otherwise, the court will strive

to facilitate a child maintaining

a healthy relationship with both

parents after their separation.

That said, with a little give and

take, shared residence orders

can work very well for the

benefit of all concerned and in

particular for the children who

will be very aware that they have

two homes rather than one.

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HIGH-FLYING APPOINTMENTS

LEADERSHIP CHANGES

ANNOUNCED AT GIBA

The Guernsey International

Business Association (GIBA)

has appointed a new Chair and

Deputy Chair.

Tony Mancini, a Tax Partner at

accountancy firm KPMG, takes

up the position of Chair. He

has previously sat on the GIBA

Executive Committee as Deputy

Chairman and has also served on

the Guernsey International Fund

Association (GIFA) Executive

Committee and been a member

of the Guernsey Society

of Chartered and Certified

Accountants (GSCCA) tax

sub-committee.

Paul Hodgson, the Managing

Director of Butterfield Trust

(Guernsey) Limited, takes up the

position of Deputy Chair, having

also previously sat on the GIBA

Executive Committee. Paul is

also the current Chairman of

the Guernsey Associations of

Trustees (GAT).

NEW CHIEF EXECUTIVE

FOR LOCAL CHARITY

Paul Chambers has been appointed

CEO of Citizens Advice Guernsey. He

takes over following the retirement

earlier this year of Kate Raleigh, who

led the charity for 15 years.

Paul said, ‘I’m absolutely delighted

to have been selected to lead an

organisation that supports so many

islanders across so many key areas

of their lives. I’m also very grateful to

Kate for such a great legacy and for

entrusting me to continue the work.

For me, this is a once-in-a-lifetime

opportunity and I am certainly looking

forward to the challenges ahead.’

Steve Hogg, Chair of Citizens

Advice Guernsey, welcomed the

new appointment: ‘I’m very pleased

that Paul has come on board

to lead the charity in this next

stage of its development.'

Annalisa Spencer

NEW DIRECTION AT LOVELL OZANNE

Lovell Ozanne has appointed Chartered Architect

Annalisa Spencer as Design Director. Annalisa qualified as

a Chartered Architect in 2009, studying at the University

of Liverpool and then the University of Westminster.

She joined the practice in 2015, following over a decade

of international experience working off-island. She has a

versatile and enthusiastic approach, with an emphasis on

good design, establishing client confidence and effective

project team communication.

Annalisa steps into this role at an important time for the

practice with a busy book of business in 2019 and many

additional exciting projects in the pipeline. She brings a

diverse and dynamic skillset which will further strengthen

Lovell Ozanne’s highly-regarded management team.

NEW APPOINTMENT AT LIQUID

Local PR, design and marketing consultancy Liquid

has strengthened its team with the appointment of

new Account Director, Carolyn van Vliet.

Carolyn originally worked with Liquid as a consultant

in 2018 before going on maternity leave. She has

now returned as an Account Director.

Lisa Downes, Channel Islands PR Director Liquid,

said: ‘We are very pleased Carolyn has joined Liquid

as an Account Director and fully-fledged member of

the team. Now is an exciting time for our Guernsey

office and this senior addition reinforces our

commitment to our clients and the island.’

NEW MANAGING DIRECTOR AT INVESTEC

Brendan Stewart has been appointed Managing Director

of Investec Private Bank in the Channel Islands and Isle of

Man. Brendan succeeds Stephen Henry, who retired after

10 years in the post.

Brendan Stewart has held a number of senior roles with

Investec Bank Limited in South Africa in his 14 years with

the group and for the past decade has been responsible

for growing the regional Private Banking business within

the region and a staff of 130 people.

Commenting on his appointment Brendan said, 'First

of all I have to pay tribute to the contribution that

Stephen Henry has made to the success of Investec

Private Banking in the Channel Islands, displaying sound

leadership and vision to build our team of professionals.

I am looking forward to working with our teams in

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flexible banking solutions for our clients.'

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BABBÉ APPOINTS NEW LAWYER

Babbé’s corporate department has been strengthened

by the appointment of associate Tiaan Calitz. He will be

providing corporate and commercial advice, assisting

on transactions such as mergers and acquisitions as well

as advising on governance requirements for corporate

entities and their boards of directors.

Tiaan said: 'It is a very exciting time to join Babbé. The

firm is growing and I am looking forward to applying my

international viewpoint to a new jurisdiction and to be

joining such a high-calibre team.'

Babbé’s Managing Partner Andrew Laws said: 'Tiaan’s

appointment to the corporate team underlines Babbé’s

ability to take on large, complex cases. He is a great

addition to the firm and with his strong background in

commercial law, excellent technical knowledge and

international perspective he has already started to make

an impact. He clearly has a bright future ahead of him.'

COLLAS CRILL APPOINTS NEW

GLOBAL RELATIONSHIP MANAGER

Former Deputy CEO of Guernsey Finance

Kate Clouston has joined Collas Crill as Global

Relationship Manager.

Kate brings significant experience of working

with China and the appointment comes as Collas

Crill looks to build on its presence in Asia, while

capitalising on the region’s importance to the

offshore finance industry.

Speaking of her appointment, Kate said: 'I am delighted

to join the Collas Crill team. I have been privileged to

work with firms across all sectors in the industry, and

I am looking forward to applying my knowledge and

experience to this new role, helping to develop Collas

Crill’s reputation for client collaboration and build the

firm’s presence around the world.'

Iain Beresford, Collas Crill’s Chief Business

Development and Marketing Officer, said: 'Kate is

highly respected and connected at a global level.

She is naturally collaborative, and her youthful "cando"

attitude is a great fit for Collas Crill. We're excited

to have her on-board, especially during this time of

strategic growth for the firm.

WALKERS

HIRES NEW

PARTNER

Offshore law firm Walkers

has announced that Rajah

Abusrewil has joined the firm

as a partner in Guernsey's

rapidly expanding Private

Capital & Trusts practice.

Rajah Abusrewil

Rajah brings more than 15 years' experience to the firm

having previously been a Trust and Fiduciary partner at

another Guernsey-based law firm.

Walkers’ Managing Partner Louise Hall said, ‘I am

extremely pleased to welcome Rajah to the team here

in Guernsey. Her appointment demonstrates Walkers'

commitment to the private capital and trusts sector as

an integral pillar to our overall offering in the Channel

Islands and the global firm.’

L-R: Sarah Nicholls, Todd Petersen,

Tobi Oluborode and Sarah Shrimpton

BEDELL CRISTIN PRACTICE GROWS WITH

NEW APPOINTMENTS IN GUERNSEY

Bedell Cristin has strengthened its team in Guernsey with

four new appointments.

Following a successful year of growth in the corporate

and finance teams, Todd Petersen and Sarah Shrimpton

have joined the firm in associate positions and Tobi

Oluborode has joined as a paralegal.

Prior to joining Bedell Cristin, Todd was an associate in

the corporate and commercial department at Edward

Nathan Sonnenbergs in Johannesburg specialising in

mergers and acquisitions and equity capital markets.

Sarah Shrimpton trained at a leading national law firm

in the UK and prior to completing her law conversion in

London, she studied Biomedical Sciences at the University

of Southampton and worked with a fintech company

in the city. Before joining Bedell Cristin, Tobi worked in

Nigeria for a leading multinational oil and gas company.

Also joining the team in Guernsey is Sarah Nicholls,

Bedell Cristin’s new Marketing and Business

Development Manager, who brings with her more than

25 years' experience in the local finance industry.

Kate Ovenden, Managing Partner of Bedell Cristin in

Guernsey, said: 'We pride ourselves on the quality and

expertise of all our staff. With our new recruits we have

added further strength and depth to our Guernsey team

and demonstrated our continued commitment to growth

of the Guernsey office.'

SENIOR PROMOTION AT

SAFFERY CHAMPNESS

Saffery Champness has promoted Claire Bufton to

Senior Audit Manager.

Claire joined Saffery Champness in 2011 after

obtaining her ACA qualification in 2010 whilst

working for a local ‘Big Four’ accountancy firm.

She is a Chartered Accountant and member of the

Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and

Wales (ICAEW) and a member of the Chartered

Institute for Securities & Investment.

Jeremy Ellis, Audit Partner at Saffery Champness,

said: ‘Claire is an integral member of the

management team and has made a significant

contribution to the growth and development of our

audit and liquidations businesses. I am delighted to

announce her promotion to senior audit manager.’

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L-R: Richard Ozanne, Helen Salisbury,

Julian Turian and Katie Roberts

SENIOR APPOINTMENTS AT LTS TAX

LTS Tax Limited has announced four senior

appointments. Julian Turian has joined as a Tax Director,

Helen Salisbury as a Tax Manager, with Katie Roberts and

Richard Ozanne joining as Assistant Tax Managers.

Julian, Katie and Richard previously worked together

and between them provide both Guernsey and UK

tax services to private individuals and companies in

Guernsey, including assisting individuals wishing to

relocate to Guernsey from overseas.

Helen specialises in the UK taxation of trusts, estates and

complex structures providing services to local trustees

and intermediaries and high net worth individuals.

Fran Snoding, Managing Director of LTS Tax Limited,

said; ‘These senior appointments, of qualified and wellrespected

individuals, bolster our already strong team,

as we continue to manage a period of sustained growth.

Collectively, they bring with them a significant wealth of

experience and knowledge in dealing with the complexities

of Guernsey and UK taxation for all manner of clients.’

SENIOR PROMOTIONS AT EY

EY has made a number of senior promotions across

its Channel Islands offices. Jo Bold, Adam Knight

and Daniel Luwum have all been promoted to Senior

Manager and Nick Gaudion has been promoted

to Manager all within the assurance and advisory

teams. Cristian Anton has also been promoted to

Senior Manager within the tax team.

Andrew Dann, EY’s Channel Islands Managing

Partner, said; 'These individuals have all

demonstrated commitment to delivering exceptional

client service and will be a great addition to our

senior management team.'

NEW COMMERCIAL PROPERTY

AGENT FOR D2 REAL ESTATE

D2 Real Estate, a manager of commercial property in the

Channel Islands, has expanded its Guernsey team with the

appointment of Jo Wyatt as Commercial Property Agent.

The firm opened its Guernsey office in January 2018 and

is the only commercial property adviser with full-time

qualified surveyors based in both Guernsey and Jersey.

Jo has spent a large part of her career working in a client

relationship capacity. Her role within D2 will be to deliver

a first-class service to clients, taking on projects in their

infancy and identifying opportunities for growth.

Director Matt Birch said; ‘We are delighted to welcome

Jo to D2 Real Estate - her enthusiasm and wealth of

experience within the business community will be a real

asset to our expanding business.’

NEW CEO AT FIRST CENTRAL

INSURANCE & TECHNOLOGY GROUP

First Central Insurance & Technology Group (First

Central) has appointed Michael Lee as new Group CEO.

Michael was previously the Managing Director of the

Hastings Insurer Services Division and part of the

executive team that successfully completed the listing

of Hastings Insurance on the London Stock Exchange. A

prominent Chartered Insurer, prior to his role at Hastings,

Michael spent almost a decade at Provident Insurance,

before co-founding Southern Rock Holdings in Gibraltar.

First Central Chairman Mike Leonard said: ‘Michael

brings a wealth of experience, not only in the UK motor

insurance market, but also in growing significantly,

and broadening, a customer base. He has a proven

track record of delivering strategic success and driving

business growth, as well as considerable experience

within the industry. We are thrilled to welcome Michael

to First Central.’

EIGHT PROMOTIONS AT BDO

Audit, tax and advisory firm BDO has announced

eight promotions. Elizabeth Kaiulo, Welcome

Madimutsa, Chloe Gallie, Natalie Dodd, Kudzai

Bandama, Shelley Tostevin, Tinotenda Munengwa

and Trymore Masasi have all progressed to more

senior positions.

Elizabeth and Welcome have been promoted to

Assistant Manager and Chloe, who joined the

firm a year ago, has been promoted to Assistant

Marketing Manager. Natalie, Kudzai and Shelley,

from the private wealth audit team, and Tinotenda

and Trymore, from the funds and asset management

audit team, are now senior supervisors.

Managing Director Richard Searle said: ‘As we

continue to put people at the centre of our strategy, it

is gratifying to see those that we work with progress.

Offering opportunities to learn and develop will

always be a key part of our people strategy and I’m

proud to see people seizing those opportunities and

building careers to fit their own ideas of success.’

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SENIOR MANAGEMENT CHANGES

Dr Simon Thornton, Group Chief Executive Officer

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PraxisIFM has announced his intention to retire from his

role. The Group has announced it has appointed a new

Group CEO, Cees Krijgsman who is currently CEO of

InAdmin RiskCo, the Group’s technology-led pension

administration business.

PraxisIFM Group Chairman, Andrew Haining, said: ‘The

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with discussions well underway for a planned listing on

the London Stock Exchange next year. With this strategy in

mind, Simon considered that this was the most appropriate

time for both him and the business, to hand over the reins.’

‘It is an honour to be appointed as Group CEO and I’m

very excited and motivated for the future,’ said Cees. ’I’m

looking forward to working with the PraxisIFM team and

clients going forward. I thank Simon for the significant

development and platform for growth that he has been

so influential in creating.’

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BUY-TO-LET TO TAKE

ADVANTAGE OF BUOYANT

RENTAL MARKET

By Simon Torode, Founder, CEO, Livingroom Estate Agents

ADVERTORIAL

Renting is proving an increasingly

popular housing option in the

Channel Islands, and not just

within the demographics you

might expect. Currently, demand is

far outstripping supply and rental

properties are urgently needed.

One solution to the supply issue is

more people investing in buy-tolet

property, which is on the rise

thanks to the poor returns currently

on offer from finance providers.

The world of property rentals is

rapidly changing, making it one of

the most interesting areas of the

estate agency sector. No longer just

the preserve of the young, renting is

an increasingly attractive option for

people in all demographics thanks

to its flexibility and affordability.

The popularity is clear to see: in

Guernsey 27.7% of Local Market and

35.9% of Open Market properties

are rented, in Jersey it’s 25% of the

total stock and in the UK 20% of

households are rented, a number

which has doubled since 2002.

These figures demonstrate

that renting is a popular option;

whether that is through necessity or

preference. In the Channel Islands

the demand for rental homes is

far in excess of what’s available.

Of course, an imbalance in

supply and demand represents an

opportunity for potential investors

and we’re starting to field queries

from those interested in investing

in property to let it out; a sensible

option in the current climate.

DEMAND TO BE MET

Renting is still a prevalent option

for young professionals in the

Channel Islands who are saving

to get onto the housing ladder

or want to live independently,

or a combination of the two.

But this demographic is being

supplemented by people from

across the age spectrum.

Retirees now regard renting as

a prudent option as they can sell

their home, divest themselves of

that responsibility and have a more

THE WORLD OF

PROPERTY RENTALS IS

RAPIDLY CHANGING,

MAKING IT ONE OF

THE MOST INTERESTING

AREAS OF THE ESTATE

AGENCY SECTOR

flexible lifestyle that leaves more

room (and money) for travelling

or pursuing other passions.

Those moving to the islands

also often rent property as they

‘test out’ the way of life before

settling permanently. We’ve had

several clients who move between

rental properties as they try out

living in different parishes before

deciding where they want to

make their permanent home.

The expanded pool of potential

renters has added up to an

increased demand for rental

property in the islands. Our

teams are incredibly busy and

high-quality properties can be

snapped up in under 24 hours

by a buoyant marketplace.

A GOOD INVESTMENT

The conditions in the rental

market mean that buying to

let is a sensible investment for

someone looking for returns that

outperform the interest rates

that banks are currently paying.

The islands have many homes

that would make great rental

properties and there are also

options for those who want to take

on a redevelopment project to

subsequently rent out. Yields from

lettings vary across properties but

with interest rates so flat it’s fair

to say that investing in property

is a sound option that will make

financial sense for many.

In order to demonstrate the

potential returns from lettings

we have displayed the annual

estimated gross yield prominently

on every listing on our awardwinning

website. This makes it

easy for users to see the return

they could expect on any property

and realise the value that an

investment in property could bring.

Demand for rental property is

at an all-time high in the islands

so get in touch with our team to

learn more about how a buoyant

market could work for you.

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IT’S TIME

TO THINK

LIKE A

12 YEAR OLD

BY BEX

GOATER,

NETWORK

FINANCIAL

PLANNING

Have you ever tried to write an

editorial? The brief is generally to

be interesting and amusing whilst

persuading the reader that you, as

the writer, know everything there is

to know about the topic, which will

be summarised in under a page.

This in itself presents a challenge to

me. But writing an editorial about

insurance and making it interesting

and amusing is even trickier.

At this point, I have to admit I find

insurance interesting, and have

done since I started working in

the industry. However, I am all

too aware that to most people,

insurance is not just uninteresting,

but an irritating “grudge” purchase

that people feel obliged (whether

legally or otherwise) to buy.

So, with this in mind, I cast my

mind back to a time before I

found insurance interesting,

or indeed really understood

why it was needed.

I recall a conversation with my

parents when I was about 12 years

old. I asked them what would

happen to us if they both died. By

us, I meant my two brothers, me,

and most importantly, my two cats,

Princess Jasmine and Jess (I don’t

know why she wasn’t a Princess,

poor Jess). I remember my

father’s response to this question

was to confirm that the mortgage

would be paid off, we would

have the house and some family

member would look after us.

I remember thinking that it

was weird that a bank would

just forget about a mortgage if

someone died; so, I continued

my questioning to clarify the

finer details of how the mortgage

would be repaid and where I

would be living. My poor parents.

Of course, I have since learnt

about life insurance policies, and

now understand what would have

happened; that they had a policy

in place to repay the mortgage.

I’ve also subsequently learnt

there was additional protection

in place, to provide for us kids

(and cats). But I now know from

working as a Financial Adviser

that it isn’t just 12 year olds who

aren’t aware of life insurance,

or why one would need it.

In this increasingly regulated

world that we live in, one would

hope that any borrower should

certainly know that if they were

to die, the mortgage would still

need to be repaid. And as more

and more families now rely on

two incomes to pay mortgage or

rental payments, cover childcare

costs and household bills and

other expenditure, why don’t

more people have life insurance?

There are articles littering the

internet detailing the insurance gap

in the UK. The Protection Review

2012 survey found that only 47% of

people claim to have life insurance.

Of those that don’t have it, 34%

said they don’t need it; whilst 18%

said they hadn’t thought about it

and 7% haven’t got around to it. To

me, these statistics are concerning.

But I’ve been thinking about

the normal people. People who

don’t find insurance interesting

or want to think about the worst

happening. What about the 12

year olds who don’t ask their

parents morbid questions?

Well, to explain, life insurance will

pay out if the person covered dies

within the term of the policy. This

will therefore provide funds to

the relevant people, to help them

financially at a very difficult time.

When something as devastating as

a death happens, no one wants to

be worrying about how mortgage

payments, bills or childcare fees

will be paid. Life insurance, in

some form, can help with this

and help protect your lifestyle

even if the worst happens.

The good news is, we are all living

longer – average life expectancies

are much higher than they used

to be, and this means that life

insurance is now cheaper, as

the life insurance companies do

not expect to pay out as often.

At the moment, an average 30

year old could potentially get

£100,000.00 of life insurance until

age 65 for just £8.00 per month.

So, what do I want you to think

about now that you’ve read

this? I want you to ask yourself

the same question 12-yearold

me asked my parents:

‘What happens if you die?’

And even if you decide you really

do not need life insurance - at least

you’re prepared if your kids ask you.

If you think you may require

life insurance, it is important to

ensure you get the right cover

for you, and a qualified financial

adviser can assist in this regard.

Please contact Network on

01481 701400 to speak to one

of our qualified team today.

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ALTERNATIVE TO

THE PE-DRIVEN

M&A MODEL?

Business

BY NICOLA GOTT, MANAGING DIRECTOR, OAK JERSEY

The emergence of larger

multi-jurisdictional players in

the financial services industry

through mergers and acquisitions

has become increasingly

commonplace in the Channel

Islands in recent years and

very often the enabler for such

scenarios has been private

equity (PE) investment.

But what led to an explosion

of private equity intervention,

particularly in the trust, fiduciary

and corporate services sector?

Who are the winners and losers

when PE gets involved and is

there a better alternative? Well,

there will always be winners

and losers, but we would

argue there is an alternative

offered by the Oak model.

MATURE INDUSTRY

The maturation of the financial

services industry in the islands

has made some businesses

both attractive and receptive to

approaches from potential buyers.

Trust and fund administration

firms in particular are highly

cash generative and their

clients are typically “sticky”

as moving a structure can be

both complex and expensive.

These factors minimise the

risk for the PE investor.

In addition, acquisition targets

are usually well-established

businesses, perceived to be

relatively simple to integrate,

and there is a healthy supply

of qualified and experienced

employees in the Channel

Islands to fulfil most roles.

There are many positives arising

from PE activity in this space.

For example, it provides an exit

opportunity for the owners of

businesses where no succession

plan is in place. Some PE models

like to patch merged businesses

into one IT platform, resulting in

investment in upgrading systems

and sometimes training.

RISKS AND CHALLENGES

However, PE also brings with

it certain risks and challenges.

Short-term exit targets and the

expectation of elevated financial

performance on the part of

the investors don’t always sit

comfortably with investing,

building and maintaining long

term, bespoke client relationships.

Clients often see both increases in

the fees charged and loss of longstanding

trusted administrators

due to the internal shift in focus

on the financial performance

of administration teams, which

has contributed to increased

staff attrition in the industry.

An acquisition will inevitably

result in an internal cultural shift,

from owner-led to investordirected,

which may be embraced

by some legacy employees

but not all. Also, work may be

delegated to more junior staff

to increase profitability without

increasing fees, which can

impact the client experience

and delivery. However, business

leaders need to recognise

the impact of organisational

cultural change and manage

appropriately and delicately to

minimise any negative impact.

Typically PE has a short to

medium-term (three to fiveyear)

investment window from

acquisition to sale and targeted

Internal Rate of Return (IRR) is

high, at 25 to 30 per cent.

While Oak has set about

NICOLA GOTT

consolidating four acquired

businesses, the objective is

similar to our peers. However,

thanks to the availability of longterm

and committed capital

from a listed investment fund

whose investors are Channel

Island individuals, with lower

targeted returns of around 12 to

13 per cent and a listing on The

International Stock Exchange

(TISE) the internal financial

pressure is materially reduced.

REAL DIFFERENTIATOR

Furthermore, former owners

will stay involved with the

business and exit within their own

timeframe which is welcomed

by clients and teams and assists

with a smoother transition of the

corporate culture. This offers

a real differentiator and allows

for an organised, structured

handover for business owners.

For employees there is less

pressure to be overly costconscious

with the focus on

client delivery and investing

returns into building a

business of which all staff will

ultimately be shareholders.

By building a long-term annuity

business, clients will see a

continuation of their previous

experience, gold standard, seniorled

delivery and transparent fees.

Risk is approached with a positive

mind set; always looking to

mitigate and construct solutions

that marry with commerciality.

For Oak the future is exciting

as our innovative and balanced

approach to growth continues

to create winners on all sides.

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HOW MODERN

ARE YOU

WORKING?

BY OLLY DUQUEMIN, CEO RESOLUTION IT

What does a modern way of working mean to you? Is it a nice

desk, great view out the window, a chair that’s comfortably

ergonomic and using a remote desktop with the same

applications you used 20 years ago?

Incredible developments in

technology are allowing us

to move on from that dated

expectation, to one where

employees are now empowered,

engaged and agile. It has given

them the ability to work on any

device, wherever and whenever,

collaborating, communicating

and connecting seamlessly and

efficiently. For business owners

these technologically enabled

employees are contributing to a

significant rise in productivity and

innovation, resulting in increased

sales, profitability and loyalty.

The workplace is changing and

the systems you use today may

not be the ones that will get you to

where you need to be tomorrow.

We know from our own

recruitment experience that

today’s workers expect modern

technology, with a meaningful

work-life balance, flexibility and

the ability to work remotely. If

they’re not given the right tools

they’ll start using their own,

meaning your data’s unsecure and

unmonitored, probably without

multi-factor authentication.

The Starship Enterprise of

modern cloud working is

Microsoft 365 which delivers

document management,

productivity, collaboration,

flexibility and innovation all

within a secure environment.

Scalability and the ability to

mix and match apps allows it

to grow with your business.

Cloud-based working on a costeffective

monthly subscription

basis provides proactive detection

of threats and the continual

updating and improvement

of apps. Microsoft 365 boasts

‘privacy by design’, allowing you

to be GDPR compliant by having

advanced security features which

include message encryption,

advanced threat analytics, mobile

device management and data loss

prevention, with data residing in

Europe’s most secure and resilient

data centre. And unlike traditional

IT infrastructures where you

would need to purchase multiple

third-party applications which

are monitored and maintained by

the IT team, these products are

available out of the box. For SMEs

it’s a low-level entry cost, reducing

capital spend and offering access

to powerful enterprise solutions

without the need for that huge

capital investment every five years.

It’s how we work at Resolution

IT. Definite highlights include

Microsoft Teams – the fastest

growing app in Microsoft’s history.

It’s an all-in-one communication

and collaboration solution

that incorporates messaging,

meetings, calling and integration

with Office 365 apps and reduces

email traffic. If your business is

multi-jurisdictional everyone can

message in their own language

and Teams will translate it into any

of the 44 supported languages.

You can share and collaboratively

real-time edit documents, breaking

down traditional silo working.

You can add guests to your

Teams from offices or even not

part of your organisation so they

can also collaborate on specific

projects. You can customise your

workspace, add third-party app

tools, create a live event and if

you miss a Teams meeting, you

can record it. Don’t have the time

to watch it all? Then search for

specific key words in that meeting,

such as your name, and the

recording will jump to that point.

If you want to video conference

from home or anywhere there’s

the option to blur out the

background – something the

unintentionally famous Professor

Robert Kelly would have found

useful when his BBC interview

was gate-crashed by his young

children, ensuring he became the

No. 1 trending video on YouTube in

the UK in 2017! With hopefully the

introduction of Session Initiation

Protocol (SIP) telephony in the

Channel Islands, it won’t be too

long before we’ll all be making

calls using our mobile devices

and PCs. This is being widely

used throughout the world.

This is a snapshot of the huge

range of business apps that

are transforming how both

ourselves and our clients are

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FACES OF BUSINESS

MATHEW NEWMAN

Mathew Newman is head of Ogier's Dispute Resolution team in Guernsey.

His practice encompasses commercial and financial dispute resolution,

with a special focus on contentious restructuring and insolvency regulatory

matters, schemes of arrangement, shareholder disputes and matters

involving investment schemes. Mathew also has considerable experience

in relation to more general commercial disputes involving financial services

businesses, Guernsey trusts and large-scale construction claims.

How do you start off your

working day?

It depends whether I am in Guernsey

or elsewhere. If I am in Guernsey, I can

either be found at the gym (normally

doing some sort of painful boot camp

class, not that it seems to be doing

me much good!) or walking our dog

Billy on Chouet beach, which is a few

minutes' walk from my house. I'm

then in the office for around 8am. If

I'm in London, I might try and go for

a run if I've remembered my trainers.

How would you describe

your leadership style?

I would say that my leadership style

is relaxed and approachable. I have

a great team around me, many of

whom I have worked with for years.

It's all about trust – which works both

ways – and as a team we have that

in spades. I think Ogier's approach

as a firm encourages this kind of

dynamic - whether it's through

‘booting the suit’ (we've done away

with a restrictive dress code) or

using technology to open up remote

working opportunities, there's a real

focus on trusting people's judgement

and ensuring they have the flexibility

they need to do their job well.

How do you maintain a

healthy work/life balance?

In my job, I spend a lot of time

eating out. When it comes to decent

restaurants, we are spoilt for choice

in Guernsey, but it's no good for a

40-something's waistline! I try to order

the veggie or fish options, but even so

this is probably why I feel the need to

go to the gym or for a run - I suspect

if I didn't do any of those things, I

would be twice the size I am now!

Do you travel much in

your role?

Yes, mostly to London but also

further afield. This year has seen

me, or will see me, in Girona, Hong

Kong, New York, Copenhagen and

Miami, mainly attending but also

speaking at conferences. I tend to get

asked to speak about both Guernsey

insolvency and trusts matters which

are of great interest to practitioners

in the onshore jurisdictions. It sounds

glamorous, but there's never much

time for sightseeing unfortunately,

although on long-haul flights being

able to turn off your mobile and emails

and just watch films is a blessing. I

love being at home though, so my

favourite part of any trip is when we

come back into land in Guernsey

after a few days away on business.

Where is your favourite

place in the world?

If I'm allowed to say two places,

probably Manchester and Prague.

Manchester because it's my home

town, and you've got to love your

home town! Prague because I spent

a very happy year there teaching

English in the mid-90s, just after

the Czech Republic had emerged

from behind the Iron Curtain – it

was a beautiful and fascinating

place back then, although it's rather

overrun with tourists nowadays.

What single achievement

are you most proud of?

Personally, my proudest achievement

is winning the TV quiz show

Blockbusters when I was 16. I was

with a friend, and we won an allexpenses

paid holiday to India, Nepal

and Thailand, having won all five gold

runs - and I got to meet Bob Holness

as well. From a work point of view, my

biggest achievement has to be when

I was promoted to partner at Ogier at

the relatively young age of 35 in 2013,

but being involved in a client's success,

whether winning a big case in court or

completing a successful restructuring,

is the best part of the job day to day.

How would you

quantify success?

I think success is very subjective,

but it's definitely intrinsically linked

to happiness. You can be the

richest man in the world and so,

objectively speaking, very successful,

but you could still be unhappy.

What’s the best piece of

advice you were ever given?

Treat people how you would

wish to be treated. I remember

my Grandpa Ian telling me that

when I was a child, and it has stuck

with me throughout my life.

As a child, what did you want

to be when you grew up?

An aeroplane pilot or a bus

driver. And, obviously, centre

forward for Manchester United.

The way they're playing at the

moment, there's still a chance…

What is the last thing

you think about at the

end of the day?

Depends what day of the week it is,

but generally it's that my alarm will

go off way too early in the morning.

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REBELLION

LONDON CALLING TO THE

FARAWAY TOWNS

NOW WAR IS DECLARED AND

BATTLE COME DOWN.

Tom Petty, 1979.

If ever proof were needed of the political gulf

between London and the rest of the country, the

recent European Elections provided it in spades. In

effect, the capital voted one way and the rest of the

country another. Now you know why media and

the establishment professes bafflement when the

electorate keeps voting the wrong way on issues that

London deems decided. This has been a de haut en

bas argument ever since the original referendum was

announced; the majority Westminster view, even now,

being one of: ‘if only those benighted provincial types

knew what was good for them…’

But enough about politics and moving quickly on

to the topic for this article: environmental investing.

The recent Extinction Rebellion protests in London

are something with which, as a long-haired former

denizen of my university’s geography department, I

would have probably been more than sympathetic.

Indeed, I may or may not have participated in the odd

‘awareness’ event myself in my younger days! The

problem is that these movements often get hijacked

by those of a decidedly more political bent, e.g. anticapitalists,

in order to make the audience conflate

one issue, say environmentalism, with another, say

socialism. In short, the argument is that only the

state has the wisdom to wield sufficient power to

ensure good environmental outcomes. Proper legal

framework and competent regulators aside, there is

no sound economic basis for any of this and a recent

paper by Professor Daniel Fernández Méndez for the

Mises Institute explains why.

Close examination of environmental data

demonstrates that more “capitalist” countries, i.e.

those with greater “economic freedom”, are clearly

also those with the highest environmental quality.

Moreover, this can be back-tested over 15-year

averages and so is not just a flash in the pan. As to

arguments about enviro-paragons exporting pollution

in order to look good, research shows that, to the

BY MARK BOUSFIELD,

GROUP MANAGING DIRECTOR,

RAVENSCROFT

contrary, foreign direct investment has a positive

benefit for those countries on the receiving end

through the inculcation of better environmental

practice. More strikingly, the research shows that

countries at the top of the environmental league

tables actively avoid investing in those which do not

agree to adopt better process.

Time and time again, it has been shown that

without proper incentive, there is rarely scientific and

technological progress. This is not to decry a sound

legal framework and proper government legislation

overseen by suitably disinterested regulators and

politicians – try it without and you end up with

Zimbabwe or Venezuela. But we have consistently

argued that market economies (for which capitalism is

often, albeit incorrectly, substituted) provide the best

means by which to grow a nation’s wealth. It is this

increasing wealth that drives higher environmental

standards through customer demand.

Why not enviro-socialism? Because the idea

that government can put its (never disinterested)

thumb on the scale and pick commercial, scientific,

technological or environmental winners has

consistently failed everywhere it’s been tried.

Governments can certainly create the conditions

for success – witness China, which is certainly not

anyone’s idea of economically free, and its progress

since a radical change in economic policy in the

1980s – but it can’t build cars, generate energy or run

airlines with any efficiency or innovation – which in the

end is what will safeguard the environment. And for

that you only have to look back to the UK in the 1970s.

The Ravenscroft investment management team

spends an inordinate amount of time researching

fund managers who have the experience, technical

insight and financial acumen to seek innovators and

disruptors in their chosen sector. This is not always

easy, especially in something as potentially trendy (and

therefore volatile) as environmental investing. Once

chosen, we simply monitor the manager’s process and

decision-making for logic and consistency; and if they

deviate from that process without good reason then

we sell. In essence, we apply to our managers what

we expect of ourselves: know what you own and why

you own it. Now, I wonder whether you can invest in

the glue that sticks you to trains?!

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GUERNSEY AND JERSEY HOME

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BRING

OPEN MARKET

PROPERTIES TO A

TRULY GLOBAL AUDIENCE

BY RICHARD FOX, DIRECTOR AT SAVILLS GUERNSEY

LA CARRIERE,

LE BIGARD, FOREST

GUIDE PRICE £7.35M

Stable, selfgoverning

jurisdictions,

Guernsey and

Jersey are

both respected

international

financial

centres that

punch well

above their weight on a global

stage. They offer residents a high

quality of life in a business-friendly

environment. These characteristics

make the islands attractive places

in which to live, work and invest.

It is little wonder that prices

and the volume of transactions

in the island’s residential markets

are rising. Savills research team

reported that last year Guernsey’s

transactions reached their

highest levels since 2011.*

Richard Fox, Open Market

director at Savills Guernsey, said:

‘Operating two residential sales

offices and a commercial practice

in conjunction with mainland

and worldwide offices, Savills

is established as the leading

authority across a range of

disciplines in the Channel Islands.’

Guernsey has long held appeal

for relocation, with a high

quality of life and favourable

business environment. The ‘push’

implications of Brexit have further

increased interest and Savills

research team expect clarity

on the political situation in the

UK, when it emerges, to unlock

some of the pent up demand.

An array of rural, coastal and

urban property offer endless

opportunity for home buyers.

Safe and secure with excellent

schools, recreation, restaurants

and a spectacular coastline,

Guernsey is an ideal location

to call home. Compact in size,

the island offers a favourable

environment to build and

manage a business and this

is further bolstered by the

proximity to London and the

island’s international reach.

The Open Market activity,

reflective of this appeal, has been

driven by improved sentiment

and more realistic pricing from

vendors, Savills research team

reported.* A tax cap for new

Open Market buyers came

into effect in 2018, acting as

another incentive while political

uncertainty in the UK has also

led to increased enquiries.

In Guernsey, 1,600 properties

from within the island’s residential

stock are classed as ‘Open

Market’, this equates to 6% of

the island’s housing. Properties

available to the Open Market

are classified as available for

purchase by any UK or EU national,

as well as people qualifying

under an investor licence.

With restrictions in place on

who can purchase and occupy

residential property, Richard Fox

and the team at Savills Guernsey

are expertly placed to guide and

support buyers. 'Visitors to our

offices will find trusted, familiar

staff who have been serving the

needs of Guernsey residents

and buyers from the Open

Market for many years. We offer

local expertise and knowledge,

teamed with a warm welcome.

Finding a location that offers

the best in tax advantages might

be the driving force behind

relocation, but choosing a

jurisdiction that is to become

home is about much more. The

key is to settle somewhere that

works for your wealth but, first

and foremost, works for you and

your family. A beautiful, secure,

cosmopolitan island where

traditional values sit at the very

heart of the contemporary lifestyle

offered, Guernsey is independent

and has a low tax jurisdiction.

In his closing remarks, Richard

added: 'A close connection

to Savills London and Savills

international offices ensures

access to the widest possible

buyer market. At a time when

offshore jurisdictions are changing

rapidly, the Channel Islands has

bolstered its reputation as a

centre of wealth management

excellence and a prime destination

for affluent property buyers

from the UK and beyond.'

Recent appointments to the

team at Savills Guernsey signal

the continued commitment

to strengthening the team and

Savills representation throughout

the Channel Islands. The mix of

residential and commercial offices

ensure that Savills Guernsey can

provide unmatched coverage

of the island and the very best

service to clients and customers.

To discuss buying or selling a

property with Savills Guernsey,

please do drop into the office in

St Peter Port or call 01481 713463.

*Source: Savills Spotlight on the Channel Islands, 2019

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THE STATES OF GUERNSEY

AIRCRAFT REGISTRY FLIES PAST

500 TH AIRCRAFT REGISTRATION

Aircraft, the same as cars, need

to be registered. Unlike your car,

which will be registered in the

place where it is driven, an aircraft

can be registered in one jurisdiction

but operated in another. Not

many people are aware of the

existence of the very successful

aircraft registry of the States of

Guernsey. This Registry has been in

existence since 2013 and reached a

remarkable milestone in April 2019

with the registering of its 500th

aircraft. The prefix for the Guernsey

registration mark is “2”, hence

the registry is normally referred to

as “2REG”. Small aircraft, helicopters

and larger commercial aircraft

can all be registered on 2REG.

Even less people know that the first

A380 aircraft flown by Singapore

Airlines now has a 2REG registration

mark!

The Registry opened for business

in December 2013, with four locally

based private aircraft being the

first to sport the brand new 2- registration

on their fuselages. The

2- registration has continued to be

a selling point for attracting new

aircraft, due to the permutations

that are available to make a personalized

aircraft “number plate”.

Examples are 2-HIGH, 2-CHEZ,

2-MATO and so on. These days,

although the number of locally

based aircraft on the 2-REG is still

increasing, the majority of aircraft

on the 2-REG have never been to

Guernsey, although the registration

process still provides a good

income to the Island.

Guernsey is one of a number of

smaller jurisdictions, in addition

to the larger countries around

istration services.

So why is the

registry here in the Bailiwick of

Guernsey so successful? There are

a number of reasons for this. The

registry is unique in that it is a public-private

partnership between

the States of Guernsey and SGI

(Guernsey) Ltd, a local subsidiary

of Amsterdam based SGI Aviation.

This means that the States of

Guernsey has been able to con-

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tract out the administration of the

registry to a local company, who

on the Island specializing in flight

operations and airworthiness, but

who also have the expertise and

spected global aviation services

company behind them. The Dutch

parent company provides an addifor

2-REG as well as giving access

to a pool of twenty engineering

surveyors located around the

world for aircraft inspections.

larger aviation authorities, who

tend to work Monday to Friday,

known as Air Operator Certificates

(AOC), for commercial operations.

So far 2-REG has issued six AOCs.

All of these companies are based in

Guernsey, although the actual aircraft

operations can be anywhere

in the world. In one example, the

AOC holder operates small jet aircraft

in and out of Guernsey to the

UK and Europe but in another example,

the AOC holder operates

the world’s most expensive luxury

business jet globally.

These AOCs bring another benefit

to the Island. In the case of an

AOC, the operating company must

be registered in Guernsey, with

stream that provides the biggest

income to 2-REG. Airlines around

the world tend to lease aircraft

rather than own them. In the case

of large airlines, the aircraft will normally

be registered in the country

where they are based and when the

lease ends, the aircraft are deregistered.

This means that the aircraft

have to be put on to a temporary

registration in order to fly them to

their next home. This is an area

that 2-REG specializes in and the

registry has built up good working

relationships with the major leasing

companies around the world.

2-REG trade show stand in Shanghai.

In order to be permitted to register

aircraft, 2-REG, as with the larger

aviation authorities, must maintain

compliance with the standards of

ICAO, the International Civil Aviation

Organization. 2-REG has

become a registry that is well recognized

around the world for accommodating

all aircraft categories,

including commercial aircraft,

business jets, helicopters, and general

aviation types. 2-REG has built

its enviable reputation by being

responsive and customer-focused,

pled with competitive fees.

used to dealing with customers

casion, an aircraft was even registered

on Boxing Day.

Another advantage that 2-REG

has over some of its competitors

is they are able to grant approvals,

able work for Guernsey’s fiduciary

companies and lawyers as well as

income for the airlines, hotels and

restaurants who benefit when additional

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POWER TO THE PEOPLE

- HOW TO MAKE THE SWITCH TO LOW-CARBON ENERGY

BY STUART BLONDEL, HEAD OF ASSET MANAGEMENT AT GUERNSEY ELECTRICITY

In the past

two decades,

Guernsey

Electricity has

been leading

the way in

reducing its

environmental

impact.

In this article, we explore our

thoughts on the best strategy for

our small community to achieve

its environmental aspirations

and how the right approach to

energy provision can support the

island’s economic prosperity.

Climate change, resulting from

the use of fossil fuels and their

carbon emissions, is a significant

global environmental challenge.

Guernsey Electricity is fully

supportive of greenhouse gas

reduction targets and has taken

steps to reduce emissions by

66%. This has principally been

achieved by switching from

on-island generation using

fossil fuels to importing from

France low-carbon electricity

from nuclear and renewable

sources, including La Rance

Tidal Power Station in Brittany.

Our environmental aspirations

also apply ‘on-island’; and

Guernsey Electricity believes local

renewable generation has a role to

play in the future energy system.

By investing in larger scale solar

array projects, Guernsey Electricity

is taking a community-based

approach to local renewable

generation ensuring everyone in

our society benefits in the same

way. We are enabling a fairer and

more equitable approach for the

island to meet its local renewable

aspirations and all customers can

be proud that a proportion of their

electricity supply comes from

locally sourced renewable energy.

Guernsey Electricity has also

supported the move to electric

vehicles, introducing several

models in its operational fleet,

and is working with government

to explore options for additional

public charging points. We

also promote energy efficiency

in homes and businesses,

demonstrating commitment to

this cause through a number of

in-house initiatives around energy

efficiency, waste and recycling.

In April 2018 Guernsey Electricity

introduced a new carbon

emissions reporting system,

which enables the disclosure of

all greenhouse gas emissions,

rather than just carbon, as

previously. This aligns with the

European best practice guidelines

and requirements outlined in

the Paris Agreement which will

come into force in 2020 as the

Kyoto Protocol is phased out.

Looking ahead, we believe

the best way to deliver the low

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ELECTRICITY IS TAKING

A COMMUNITY-BASED

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RENEWABLE GENERATION

ENSURING EVERYONE IN

OUR SOCIETY BENEFITS

IN THE SAME WAY

carbon aspiration is to focus on

the transition away from fossilbased

fuel for everyday activities

– such as heating your home

with oil or gas – and driving

petrol or diesel vehicles. The

island’s energy policy will, to

some extent, influence the rate

at which these changes occur.

There are also other exciting

technologies emerging, such

as smart appliances and battery

storage, which have the potential

to make our energy system

more efficient and dynamic.

Many of the changes in the

energy system are already

taking place and we are at the

start of a fundamental energy

transition journey. However, with

the threats of climate change

it is important that the island

embraces this transition and

maintains momentum towards

a cleaner, greener island.

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HOW TO

INVEST IN

YOUR OWN

CAREER

BY SARAH ELLIOTT, SENIOR RECRUITMENT CONSULTANT

AT ALEXANDER DANIELS OFFSHORE

More and more companies are

seeing the value in investing in

their staff’s education and skills,

whether through professional

qualifications, short courses

or seminars. It’s undoubtedly a

worthwhile investment, as the

famous quote perfectly puts it;

‘What if I train them and they leave?

But what if you don’t and they stay?’

But that worry of a member of

staff leaving is high on employers'

minds, it requires investment and like

any investment, a business will want

to see a return on that investment.

A common practice among

employers, certainly for costly and

long-term professional qualifications,

is a pay-back scheme. This is done

differently by many employers, but

most offer a tiered structure where

you pay back a percentage if you

resign within a certain timeframe,

for example 100% of costs within

year 1 of qualifying, 60% in year 2

and 30% in year 3. Some employers

also impose financial penalties

should you fail your exams.

If you’re very happy with your

current role and feel like you’re

in a job for life then much of

this won’t be a worry, but who

knows how you’ll feel in one or

two, or three years’ time? A new

employer may offer to ‘buy you

out’ but this is always on a caseby-case

basis and can limit your

movements unless you’re financially

able to cover your buy-out.

That’s why I’m such a strong

advocate of investing in your own

learning and career development.

We all spend money on our homes,

our cars, our wardrobes and our

holidays but how many of us spend

money on our career development?

So many of us leave it up to the

employer, yet the direction and

growth of our own careers are

ultimately our responsibility and

for something that accounts for,

often, 40% of our waking hours,

shouldn’t we be investing our

personal finances in this area?

LET’S LOOK AT THE CONS

OF IT FIRST…

Other than obviously spending

your own money on this, although

I think I’ve made a strong case for

this point, there are admittedly

downsides to investing your own

funds in professional development.

YOUR OWN TIME

– Employers normally should give

you time in your working day to

study and attend examinations,

meaning that it won’t eat up into

your personal time. A self-funded

course, that might better suit your

interests than your employer,

may well be a harder case to

argue, although some employer's,

will still offer the flexibility.

GETTING IT RIGHT

– Going out on your own to

pick a course of your choosing,

might not be as right for you

as you think it will be.

STAYING FOCUSED

– Whilst funding it yourself and

doing it on your own schedule

can take away a lot of the

pressure, that may well be some

people’s downfall. Without the

expectations of employers and

the pressure to deliver, you will

need to make sure you can

maintain your drive and focus.

AND SAVING THE BEST

'TIL LAST, THE PROS…

CHOOSE YOUR OWN COURSE

– Working in Trust and fancy a

change to HR? Great, it’s your

money and your future, pick

whatever course you want

to best suit your goals.

BOOST YOUR CV AND SALARY

– Whilst this is a pro whether

funded or self-funded, if your

employer isn’t willing to invest in

your education, doing it yourself

will certainly bolster your CV and

give you a good standing point

when asking for a pay rise with your

current employer or your next one.

LEAVE WHENEVER YOU WANT

– Halfway through your course

and fancy a new job? No problem,

you’re not locked into a lengthy

contract or facing a large bill. Start

searching for a new job and carry

on with your course as normal.

TAKE AS LONG AS YOU NEED

– Take the course on your own

schedule and complete it in a

timeframe that suits you best.

Just be advised that courses can

come with deadlines, so make sure

you’re aware when signing up.

SPREAD THE FINANCIAL LIABILITY

– Many educational institutions

now offer interest-free payment

plans, allowing you to stretch

the hefty cost over a long period

to make it easier to afford.

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GREEN

EXERCISE

We all know we should exercise, that it’s good for

our bodies, helping us control our weight, keeping our

muscles and bones healthy, but that it’s also good for our

mind and can even make us feel happier and increase

our energy levels. Yet for some of us the thought of

spending hours a week slogging away in a hot and sweaty

gym, an indoor pool, or at a class in a studio just doesn’t

appeal. Well the answer for those individuals may be

outdoor exercise, otherwise known as ‘Green Exercise’.

Many studies have found that

exercising outdoors actually

has a lot of benefits and can be

better for us than the equivalent

exercise done indoors. Here

are just five of the benefits:

More calories are burnt

exercising outdoors due to

increased wind resistance,

your body’s temperature

regulation against the elements,

and the changing terrain

Most people work out longer

and harder outdoors due to the

increased stimulation provided

by the natural environment

surrounding them as well as

having a set route to complete

as opposed to just a timer

on a machine to follow

More feel-good hormones such

as dopamine and serotonin are

released during outdoor exercise

You’ll get a dose of Vitamin

D when exercising in the

sun, which can also help

to reduce depression

Your immune system gets

a boost when spending time

outdoors. The cleaner and purer

outdoor air helps cellular activity

to build-up the immune system

after exercising which helps your

body to fight off infections.

It’s low cost! Research

shows British people waste an

incredible £558 million a year

on unused gym memberships,

whereas a run along the beach

or in the park costs nothing.

The natural beauty and diverse

landscapes in Guernsey are

perfect for outdoor exercise. We’re

blessed with golden beaches,

stunning cliff paths, parks and of

course the sea! There are plenty

of options to exercise outdoors

on your own for free, but we’re

also fortunate enough to have

a great range of organised

outdoor exercise available for

those who prefer to be guided

through their workout. Here are

a few of the options available:

YOU’LL GET A DOSE OF VITAMIN D WHEN

EXERCISING IN THE SUN, WHICH CAN

ALSO HELP TO REDUCE DEPRESSION

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OUTDOOR YOGA

Morning Outdoor Yoga Flow classes are held on

the lawn at the front of Hotel Jerbourg during the

summer months and are led by Jess Kergalvis.

The stunning location overlooks Jerbourg Point and

the blue seas beyond. Participants place their mats

in the direction of the rising sun, and with the noise

of the ocean and birdsong the classes are a special

outdoor experience, with no two mornings alike.

The hour-long class combines asana (postures),

pranayama (breathing techniques), meditation and

relaxation and are suitable for all, whether you are

a complete beginner or a well-seasoned yogi.

They are run on a drop in basis, so no booking

required and are of course weather dependent.

Class times are normally 7-8am but

please check the ‘Outdoor Yoga with Jess’

Facebook page for confirmation as lastminute

changes may have to be made.

If you would like to enquire about the classes,

contact Jess at jessgsyyoga@gmail.com.

OUTDOOR YOGA FLOW AT HOTEL JERBOURG

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PARKRUN

Every Saturday morning at 9am Parkrun takes place

at Pembroke Bay. It’s a free 5km run which starts

at the east end of the car park at Pembroke Bay.

The weekly event is entirely run by volunteers

and is open to anyone of any ability, both

adults and children (age four and over).

If you are taking part for the very first time, you

have to register your details at the Parkrun website

(parkrun.com) where you will receive a barcode which

you print off and bring along with you on the day.

After the event you receive a text or email with

your finish time. It gives you a summary of your

position overall and how you did in your age

category. You can follow your own progress over

weeks and months and see if you are improving

over time, getting fitter, or need to work harder!

Visit parkrun.org.uk/guernsey for more information.

OFFSHORE ROWING

The offshore rowing season in Guernsey is between

April and September and offers not only an excellent

form of exercise, but also a great social scene.

Offshore coastal rowing is confronting the open sea

in a rowing boat, often described as the mountain

biking or snowboarding of rowing. The conditions can

be challenging with choppy seas, tides and weather

to contend with, making it an exhilarating form of

exercise. It’s a non-impact sport so can continue

to keep you fit for far longer than contact sports.

The club welcomes experienced rowers and

novices alike. Guernsey Rowing Club offers

taster sessions and an induction programme

for people interested in giving rowing a try.

Visit guernseyrowingclub.org.gg for more information

PUSHY MUMS BUGGY

WORKOUT

Pushy Mums Buggy Workout is Guernsey’s only

outdoor exercise class designed for mums and babies.

Mums can walk, talk and work out in the fresh air

without the worry of childcare.

Classes take place in Saumarez Park on Monday

and Wednesday mornings, 10am-11am. Participants

need to have had their six-week check and the

all-clear to exercise.

The class uses a mixture of power walking,

stretching, toning, strength and cardio work, all

designed safely for the post-natal body. There is every

chance to work at your own pace so fitness (or lack

of) is not an issue. On top of that, the mums often

find that they act as a support network for each other,

sharing their experiences of the highs and lows of

motherhood with each other.

For more information look up Pushy Mums Buggy

Workout (Guernsey) on Facebook or email Laurel on

info@pushy-mums.co.uk.

PARKRUN AT PEMBROKE BAY

OFFSHORE ROWING

PUSHY MUMS BUGGY WORKOUT

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ONE OF GUERNSEY BADMINTON

ASSOCIATION’S MOST

RECOGNISABLE ACHIEVEMENTS

IS THE TEAM’S CONTINUED

SUCCESS AT ISLAND GAMES LEVEL

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BADMINTON

SUCCESS

Guernsey Badminton Association continues to attract more

and more youngsters to the game. We spoke with Acting

Head of Guernsey Badminton Association, Daryl Tapp, about

the work being done to develop the sport on the island.

Despite badminton not always

enjoying the patronage of more

popular sports, it has a solid following

in Guernsey. 'We do have great

adult participation across a broad

standard of play and increasingly

vibrant junior participation where

numbers continue to grow

year-on-year,' said Daryl.

One of Guernsey Badminton

Association’s most recognisable

achievements is the team’s

continued success at Island Games

level. 'We have won numerous team

and individual medals and our current

team aims to win our 10th team gold

this summer in Gibraltar,' said Daryl.

'We have a number of quality juniors

throughout the junior age groups,

with some players really dedicating

themselves to the sport. We have a good

number of juniors breaking into the

adult ranks of play, many of whom have

now played at senior island and county

levels, generally where the step up in

competition is the hardest,' he added.

Guernsey Badminton Association,

located at Rohais, St. Peter Port with

eight dedicated wooden sprung courts,

currently has around 170 junior players,

about 130 seniors, and another 100 or

so casual players among its ranks.

This season an under-18 Channel

Islands team has entered into the UK

Shires league for the first time with

hopes to expand off-island competition

further to other age groups. 'We hope

to develop even more stars of the future

by providing more opportunities to test

themselves in the UK,' said Daryl.

With a dedicated development officer,

Guernsey Badminton Association provides

a variety of playing opportunities from

club level participation to more focused

development sessions, to direct one-toone

coaching, bringing on those with

the enthusiasm and talent to continue

to improve. The association is also

currently working with island primary

schools, along with the Guernsey Sports

Commission, to provide for sessions

as part of the PE curriculum. 'We aim

to provide more coverage of the age

groups and into the secondary schools

in the years to come,' said Daryl.

Guernsey Badminton Association is

working to change the perception of the

sport as ‘minor’ compared with more

popular ones by offering badminton

in and outside school timetables.

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'Badminton has the benefit of being accessible

to all ages and standards of players, for example,

we support the 'Little Champs' group by providing

badminton to children between two and five

years, while we also have clubs playing weekly

with some players in their 80s,' said Daryl.

There’s plenty of opportunities for players to

compete too. As well as an annual veterans'

'friendly' competition against Wales, Guernsey

Badminton Association takes on Jersey each year

in inter-insular at junior and three adult levels.

Having secured promotion in March, a Guernsey

Badminton Association senior County team

will play in the UK 3rd division next season.

Historically, badminton in Guernsey has

experienced an ageing demographic with a larger

pool of talented players now heading through

into the veteran ranks. 'Our Development Officer

is able to focus mainly on our growing junior

section, which hopefully bodes well for the

future of the sport in the island,' said Daryl.

Guernsey Badminton Association receives a small

subsidy from the Guernsey Sports Commission to

solely support the employment of its Development

Officer but beyond this, there is no other subsidy.

'We are very grateful to the corporate sponsors

that we work with who provide vital additional

funding to continue our activities,' said Daryl.

If you are interested in participating in badminton

in Guernsey, there are a variety of leagues and a

regular series of competitions played throughout

the season for both junior and senior players.

'We also run a non-members competition a few

OUR DEVELOPMENT OFFICER IS ABLE

TO FOCUS ON OUR GROWING JUNIOR

SECTION, WHICH HOPEFULLY BODES

WELL FOR THE FUTURE OF THE SPORT

IN THE ISLAND.' SAID DARYL

times a year for those wanting to come and try

the sport with friends and family,' said Daryl.

But what makes a good badminton player?

Daryl says that as a whole-body sport, you need

good speed and agility to cover the court, while

also having great hand-eye coordination and

timing to hit the shuttle.All-round development

of all areas of fitness and skills are needed to

make a good player. 'Badminton is great fun

as it is a very social activity,' said Daryl.

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SPORTS DIARY

JULY 2019 EVENT DATE TIME ABOUT

ATHLETICS

OSA ALL TERRAIN

CHALLENGE

21-27 July

Various locations. Seven races on

seven consecutive days

SAND RACING Saturday 6 July 17:00 Vazon Bay

MOTOR

SPORT

HILL CLIMB Saturday 20 July 09:00 Val des Terres

MOTORSPORT

SEAFRONT SUNDAY

Sunday 21 July

Organised by the Guernsey

Motor Cycle and Car Club and

Guernsey Kart Club

SWIMMING 30 BAYS IN 30 DAYS 1-31 July

Month-long event raising

money for Les Bourgs Hospice -

30bays.org

FUN/

SPECTATOR

CYCLING - SUMMER

EVENING RIDES

2, 9, 16 & 22 July 19:00

Gentle rides organised by

Guernsey Bicycle Group

AUGUST 2019 EVENT DATE TIME ABOUT

ATHLETICS

MOTOR

SPORT

CLIFF PATH SERIES -

RACE 1

Sunday 4 August 09:00 6 miles from Havelet

SAUMAREZ PARK 5K Thursday 8 August TBC Saumarez Park 5km

CLIFF PATH SERIES -

RACE 2

Sunday 1 September 09:00 8 miles from Icart

SAND RACING Saturday 3 August 13:45 Vazon Bay

HILL CLIMB Saturday 10 August 09:00 Val des Terres

SAND RACING Saturday 17 August 13:15 Vazon Bay

HILL CLIMB Saturday 26 August 09:00 Val des Terres

FUN/

SPECTATOR

PARKRUN Every Saturday 09:00

Pembroke Bay. 5km run/jog or

walk. Pre-register to have your

time recorded and sent to you

Please register in advance at

parkrun.org.uk

HERM FUN RUN Saturday 10 August 15:00 3 miles

TRIATHLON

GUERNSEY GRANITE

MAN TRIATHLON

Sunday 1 September 07:00

½ Iron Distance Triathlon

Supporting sprint distance race

starting at the same time

SAVE THE DATE EVENT DATE TIME ABOUT

FUN/

SPECTATOR

INVESTEC GUERNSEY

MIND 10KM FUN RUN

Sunday 8 September 08:30

Starting from the KGV

Playing Fields

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COMMUNITY SPIRIT

ISLANDERS SPORT THE

SHORT FOR CHARITY

Monday 8 July sees the return of Male Uprising Guernsey’s (MUG) annual

Bermuda Shorts Week, part of its sun awareness campaign. Butterfield

supports the event for a third year, which sees participants donning the

traditional Bermudian summer wear for a week.

The proceeds raised are used to provide schools across the Bailiwick with

sun cream dispensers, as part of MUG’s Cream Up campaign. It is hoped

that these dispensers will encourage children to become more aware of

the importance of sun protection.

Parents are still asked to ensure their

child goes to school wearing sun

cream in the summer. However,

these dispensers will enable children

to reapply sun cream after P.E and

swimming or before lunch and break.

PROCEEDS RAISED

ARE USED TO PROVIDE

SCHOOLS ACROSS THE

BAILIWICK WITH SUN

CREAM DISPENSERS

Lindsay Ozanne, Deputy Managing

Director of Butterfield Trust (Guernsey) Limited, said: ‘Butterfield is proud

to support this unique initiative once again, to help raise awareness and

get people talking about male cancers and sun safety is so important.

Gavin Ferguson, MUG guardian, says: ‘Bermuda Shorts Week is one of

our most popular campaigns as it’s easy to do whilst being a bit of fun in

the summer season. It is fantastic that we already have so many Guernsey

schools signed up, as well as all schools in Alderney, Sark and Herm. We

have received very positive feedback from parents, teachers and pupils of

those schools who think the dispensers are a wonderful way of helping to

reduce the risk of skin cancer amongst the next generation.

‘MUG believe all schools across the Bailiwick should have them. It is vital

that we educate children on the importance of sun safety and protection,

so that skin cancer rates do not continue to increase.’

The 2017 Channel Islands Cancer Report showed that non-melanoma

skin cancer has the highest incidence rate in the Bailiwick. Of the average

691 cancers that were registered in the Bailiwick between 2010 and 2014,

45% were for non-melanoma skin cancer (NMSC).

Dr Ed Partridge of the Healthcare Group said ‘As with all cancer,

prevention is better than cure. Early recognition of a skin cancer is more

likely to lead to a simpler and more successful treatment.’

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CARDIAC ACTION GROUP NAMED AS

SKIPTON SWIMARATHON BENEFICIARY

The Cardiac Action Group will be

the main beneficiary of this year’s

Skipton Swimarathon as they look

to promote greater awareness of

cardiac arrest and the charity’s

island-wide Public Access

Defibrillators (PAD).

The charity project is in desperate

need of additional funding to

meet the costs of promoting PAD

sites and offering free training to

the public. The bulk of this year’s

proceeds from the Swimarathon will

cover these costs for a further year.

With 40 PADs now installed around

the island and a further 10 in

planning, it is hoped that with the

backing of the Skipton Swimarathon

many more lives can be saved.

Nick Guillemette, Chairman of the

Skipton Swimarathon Committee,

said, ‘The Cardiac Action Group’s

Guernsey Electricity has raised

£2100 to help support islanders

living with Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

through the sale of its calendars.

Each year, Guernsey Electricity

produces a calendar using

photographs of local scenes which

have been taken by its employees.

The winning photo on this year’s

front cover, ‘Moulin Huet’, was

taken by Sam Thompson, who

chose the Mutliple Sclerosis

Society Bailiwick of Guernsey

Branch as the beneficiary.

Sam, Financial Planning Analyst at

Guernsey Electricity, said: ‘The cause

has a personal connection to me

and I would like to thank everyone

plea for urgent support to enable

them to continue this proven and

well-documented life-saving service

touched the hearts of all of us.‘

Mike Froome, Community

Resuscitation Development

Officer, has been selected as the

2019 Swimarathon Ambassador.

He said: ‘It is so important that

as many islanders as possible are

aware of the PAD sites on the

island and familiar with what to do

should someone suffer a cardiac

arrest. We have a free app available

that can guide people to an AED,

but we would encourage as many

as possible to attend the training

courses. We are so thankful that

the Skipton Swimarathon have

chosen to support our project as

with full use of the equipment I’m

sure more can be encouraged to

restart a heart and save a life.’

GUERNSEY ELECTRICITY SUPPORTS

MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SOCIETY

BAILIWICK OF GUERNSEY BRANCH

who purchased a calendar and

helped raise money for the local

branch of the MS Society.’

The charity will be using the money

to assist members of the community

with the cost of respite care.

‘The Guernsey Multiple Sclerosis

Society is extremely grateful

to Guernsey Electricity and in

particular, Sam Thompson, for

choosing us as its charity this year.

The funds raised will help us to

support people living with MS in

the Bailiwick by assisting with day

care costs for those who require

occasional respite at the Leonard

Cheshire Home,’ said the charity’s

chair Linda Fermont.

WAITROSE & PARTNERS

LAUNCHES GREENEST

EGG BOX

Waitrose & Partners is making its

egg boxes even more sustainable

with the first egg carton label of its

kind. The new labels will move from

100% virgin paper to 100% postconsumer

recycled fibre - saving 30

tonnes of paper every year.

Paula Protheroe, Branch Manager,

Waitrose & Partner’s Admiral Park

said: ‘This is another great example

of how seemingly small changes

can make a big difference and bring

us closer towards our commitment

of making our own-label packaging

widely recyclable, reusable or

home compostable by 2023.’

The total packaging is sourced

from more sustainable materials to

ensure that Waitrose minimises its

impact on the environment.

SAFFERY CHAMPNESS

LENDS A HELPING HAND

TO BRIGHT BEGINNINGS

CHILDREN’S CENTRE

A team of volunteers from Saffery

Champness has revamped the

baby and toddler gardens at Bright

Beginnings Children’s Centre in

preparation for summer.

The clear-up, organised by Audit

Manager at Saffery Champness,

Lindsey Dean, and Children’s Centre

Manager at Bright Beginnings,

Teresa Bott, saw a team of 10

volunteers from the audit and tax

department with their family and

friends assist with planting flowers

and herbs, weeding, pruning,

painting and giving the garden area a

general tidy up.

The flowers and herbs were also

donated by Saffery Champness.

Lindsey said: ‘Bright Beginnings is

a charity that is very close to my

heart so I was pleased we could

support it in such a practical way.’

Teresa said ‘We are so grateful to

Lindsey and the team from Saffery

Champness who gave up their

Saturday to tidy, paint and plant

flowers and herbs in our gardens.

It’s the sort of job we just don’t have

time to do and they have done a

fantastic job. Thank you so much.’

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CHARITABLE

CHICKENS RAKE IN

£1000 FOR PRIAULX

PREMATURE BABY

FOUNDATION

The Priaulx Premature Baby

Foundation has benefitted from

Bedell Cristin’s Chicken Run event

which raised £1000 for the charity.

Over 150 participants assembled at

Pembroke wearing chicken hats and

shirts to take part in the 5k fun run.

Volunteers from distance.gg,

Bedell Cristin and the Priaulx

Premature Baby Foundation

organised the day which also

included an Easter egg hunt

around the Beach House.

Jo Priaulx, trustee of the Priaulx

Premature Baby Foundation, said:

‘We’re so grateful to the organisers

for choosing the Foundation to

THE CHANNEL ISLANDS

CO-OPERATIVE SOCIETY

DONATES TO 16 GOOD

CAUSES

Thousands of pounds have been

donated to 16 local casues as part of

the Channel Islands Co-operative

Society’s Helping Hands fund.

The fund has run since 1995 and,

to date, approximately £288,000

has been donated to good causes

across the Channel Islands.

Among those groups in Guernsey

to receive funding this year were

Edible Guernsey, which provides

gardening tools to older members

of the community with less

physical ability, St John’s Residential

Home and Guernsey Caring for Exoffenders,

which will use the funds

to buy basic kitchen appliances for

ex-offenders. In total 16 Guernsey

benefit from what was a successful

and fun event. The funds raised

will go towards providing support

to premature babies and seriously

poorly children and their families

who have to travel off-island for

treatment.’

Kate Ovenden, Managing Partner

of Bedell Cristin, said: ‘PPBF is a

charities benefitted from donations

totalling more than £8,700.

Also to receive money from the

Helping Hands fund were Headway

Guernsey and the Riding for the

Disabled Guernsey Group (RDA).

Headway Guernsey, which received

£1,000 from the Helping Hands

fund, supports islanders and their

families who are living with the

long-term effects of brain injury.

Philippa Stahelin, Executive Director

at Headway Guernsey, said: ‘We are

extremely grateful to the Co-op for

this donation which will be used to

fund ‘Saebo’ - a tailored physical

rehab programme particularly

used with stroke survivors. It helps

members regain dexterity, flexibility

and strength after stroke. This

funding enables us to offer followup

care from the hospital and for

members to continue their physical

rehab along their road to recovery.’

much-loved local charity which

makes an incredible difference

to the lives of families who

experience what no family wants

to go through. Bedell Cristin is

proud to have sponsored such a

great event which was enjoyed

by all ages while supporting a

worthwhile cause.’

COLLEGE STUDENT

MAKES BRITISH

SOFTBALL TEAM

Joshua Smith, an 18-year-old

Sports student at Guernsey

College of Further Education, has

been selected for the Great British

Slow-pitch National Softball team.

Head Coach of the team, Stephen

Patterson, said: ‘I am delighted

with the ability and potential of the

players entering the programme

this time around. Accomplishing

their goal of making the GB team

may only be the start of what

is possible for them. How they

apply themselves is up to them,

but whether it be in competitions

in 2019 or in three to five years’

time, these players have given

themselves every opportunity to

make an impact for GB for a long

time.’

Jane Le Poidevin, Faculty Director

at Guernsey College of Further

Education, said, ‘Joshua is a

very hardworking and dedicated

student, planning to go to

Chichester University in September

when he completes his studies

with us. We are all extremely proud

of his success and look forward to

hearing of his achievements in the

national team.’

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Participants of last year’s Saffery

Rotary Walk have donated their

official t-shirts to the Charles Duna

Primary School in South Africa.

The local branch of the Inner

Wheel Club, an international

organisation closely linked

to the Rotary Club, has been

encouraging walkers to donate

their t-shirts to communities or

charities in need of clothing.

Gill Girard from Inner Wheel, who

chose the Charles Duna Primary

School as the one of the recipients

said: ‘I knew about the school

from a recent trip to South Africa.

When I first arrived at the school

I immediately noticed a row of

sports shirts drying on a fence and

I discovered that every child had

to wash their shirt immediately

CAREY OLSEN’S CHILL

CHALLENGE RAISES

MONEY FOR LOCAL

CHARITIES

Staff from Carey Olsen have braved

the chilly waters of Belle Greve bay

to raise money for the law firm’s

two nominated Guernsey charities

– the Guernsey Cardiac Action

Group and the Guernsey Child

Contact Centre LBG.

The law firm’s annual Chill

Challenge saw more than 20

partners and staff take part in an

April lunchtime swim, having been

nominated to swim by colleagues.

Charles Duna Primary School

SAFFERY ROTARY WALK T-SHIRTS

HEAD TO SOUTH AFRICA

after the lesson so that the next

class could use them. It quickly

occurred to me that they might

quite welcome the t-shirts from

the Walk so I suggested they

become one of beneficiaries of

the initiative. It’s a small gesture

but it could have a huge impact on

these bright young students.’

Amanda Milsted, International

Officer of Inner Wheel in Guernsey

said; ‘Each year we encourage

walkers to donate their t-shirts

and we’re extremely grateful that

we get such a good response. We

will continue to do the same after

the 2019 Walk so if you’re walking

this year then please do check

on the Saffery Rotary Walk social

accounts for when and where to

drop-off your t-shirts.’

The nominees became confirmed

participants once their fundraising

target was reached. Each nominee

then had the option to take a

refreshing dip or pay a forfeit to

remain warm and dry.

Carey Olsen Senior Associate

Adrian Sarchet, who participated

in the swim and is chairman of the

Guernsey Charities Committee,

said: ‘I’m pleased to see that the

swim has become something of

a tradition in just its third year. It is

an event that people in the office

look forward to, which is hopefully

borne out by the fact that we had

more swimmers this year than

ever before.’

GUERNSEY CRICKET:

MOVING THE BOUNDARY

FOR MENTAL HEALTH IN

SPORT

The Guernsey Cricket Board (GCB)

has committed to supporting

its players and promoting

positive mental health with the

appointment of the island’s first

Mental Health and Wellbeing

Officer within a sport.

Hannah Eulenkamp, the current

Guernsey Women’s Cricket

Captain, who is a trained Mental

Health First Aider, has been given

the voluntary role after the sport

engaged with local mental health

Charity Guernsey Mind and its

Team Talk campaign.

She will act as a confidential point

of contact for anyone within cricket

who may need to talk about issues

inside or outside the sport which

are affecting their mental health.

Hannah, a former county level

cricketer, took time out from the

sport a few years ago when her

own mental health suffered and

she lacked the necessary level of

support locally.

‘I put a lot of pressure on myself

to do well in cricket and it became

easier to run away and quit the

sport than face it and overcome it.

Having a Mental Health and Wellbeing

Officer within our sport will

create channels of conversation

about our wellbeing and allow us to

break down the stigma attached to

it and understand the crippling, and

sometimes devastating, effects of

poor mental health,’ said Hannah.

Mark Latter, Chief Executive and

Director of Cricket, said ‘We all

know what to do when someone

has broken a leg or cut themselves,

but when a player is suffering with

a mental health issue the signs

and appropriate action are not

so obvious. Guernsey Cricket is

committed to ensuring we hold the

welfare of our players in the highest

regard and the work with Guernsey

Mind is another step towards

providing a holistic approach to

this. We are fortunate to have

someone like Hannah with the skills

to take this important role on, and

alongside Ash as Ambassadors to

lead our team. Our thanks to Laurel,

Emily and the team at Guernsey

Mind for their support in this.’

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LITERARY

LANDSCAPE

En Voyage dives in to the literary world with authors,

themes and stories linked to the Bailiwick of Guernsey.

DARK SKY ISLAND

BY LARA DEARMAN

The latest thriller in Lara Dearman's

atmospheric crime series set in the Channel

Islands, Dark Sky Island – a sequel to Lara’s

debut novel, The Devil’s Claw - is a gripping

thriller set on the island of Sark.

Dark Sky Island by Lara Dearman is published

by Trapeze and is out now.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Lara Dearman grew up on Guernsey before moving to the UK to study.

She pursued a career in the city before taking time out to be with her

young family. After her husband's job took the family to Singapore for

three years, they returned to London where she studied for an MA in

Creative Writing at St Mary's University. She graduated with a distinction

in 2016. Lara now lives in New York with her husband and three children

and is writing full time.

LARA

DEARMAN

Did you always want to be

a writer?

I always wanted to be a writer

but I’m not sure I ever really

believed it was possible. I definitely

wanted to work with books

though and thought about being

a librarian or an academic –

anything that involved reading.

Who are your favourite authors?

This is such a difficult question!

I’d have to pick Ruth Rendell,

particularly when she wrote as

Barbara Vine, John Steinbeck,

based on the fact that The Grapes

of Wrath is my favourite book, and

for a dash of the contemporary, JK

Rowling. I loved the Harry Potter

series, even though I was a bit old

for them when they first came out,

and I think her Cormoran Strike

novels are excellent - proper, old

fashioned whodunnits with tight

plots and strong characters.

What time of day is best for you

as a writer?

The morning, after the children

are dropped off at school and the

dog has been walked. The house

is quiet, and I sit in the kitchen

with a coffee and a view of the

birdfeeder in the garden. Bliss.

How do you overcome the

proverbial ‘writer’s block’?

I can go several days without

writing if I’m stuck on a plot point

or trying to figure out what makes

a character tick. I spend those days

thinking – when I’m out walking,

or in the shower, or trying to

get to sleep at night. Eventually

something will click, and I’ll get

back to writing again. It’s always

been fits and starts with me –

maybe slightly unconventional,

but so far, it’s worked!

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MILKY WAY ABOVE THE AVENUE, SARK IMAGE ©VISITGUERNSEY

Tell us a little about

Dark Sky Island.

When bones are discovered in a

cave on Derrible Bay, DCI Michael

Gilbert travels from Guernsey

to Sark to investigate, closely

followed by Jennifer Dorey, a

reporter at the Guernsey News.

While they’re on the island, the

body of an elderly local man is

discovered, brutally murdered.

Dark secrets and hidden pasts

are uncovered and everyone

on the island is a suspect.

What was the most challenging

aspect of this book?

There are several layers to the

plot, a contemporary storyline

and a historical one, as well

as multiple suspects and red

herrings – I always think of the

process as like unspooling several

threads at the beginning, tangling

them all up in the middle, and

then making sure they’re all

neat and tidy again at the end

– it can be a tricky process!

Where is your favourite place

in Guernsey and why?

Petit Bot. It’s so beautiful and

unspoiled. The fact that it’s quite

difficult to get to and the tide has

to be just right adds to the magic

of it – all those steps and the rocks

to clamber over before you reach

the most perfect stretch of sand.

Have your children been to

Guernsey much and what’s their

favourite thing to do over here?

I bring my children to Guernsey

every year and always have

done. They absolutely love

the island. Castle Cornet is a

favourite destination - they love

dressing up in the costumes and

exploring the museums. Also the

beaches, especially Pembroke,

and walking on the cliffs.

What’s your fondest memory of

Sark as a youngster?

My family spent three weeks

on Sark every summer when

I was a child, so I have many

fond memories of the island,

mostly of cycling around, not

having to worry about cars

and the fact that it always

seemed to be hot and sunny.

What advice would you give to

any budding authors?

I was so intimidated by the whole

idea of writing before and always

thought of it as something only

other people could do, but it really

is just a case of sitting down and

getting the words on the paper –

there’s no magical process – just a

lot of patience and determination.

Also, coffee and biscuits help a lot.

Have you any other Bailiwick

based projects in the pipeline?

I’d love to write another Jennifer

Dorey book and bring her back

to Guernsey this time – it’s such

a great setting and there are so

many beautiful locations I’ve

yet to explore in my writing.

Plus, it gives me an excuse to

keep visiting, ‘for research’!

I ALWAYS WANTED

TO BE A WRITER BUT

I’M NOT SURE I EVER

REALLY BELIEVED

IT WAS POSSIBLE

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A Boutique Bolthole

And The Home of Wheadon’s Gin

Guernsey’s Bella Luce is the Gin Hotel, and the

perfect destination for a spirited stay. Located in

leafy St Martins just a short stroll from beautiful

Moulin Huet Bay, nowhere else can you enjoy all of

the perks of a break in a small luxury hotel, with an

award-winning distillery under the same roof.

Join the Wheadon’s Gin team for a distillery

experience ranging from twice-weekly “gin-troductory”

tasting sessions through to bespoke Distil While You

Dine evenings, and let them take you on a gin journey.

Wheadon’s Gin is available to purchase duty-free

onboard all Aurigny flights.

www.bellalucehotel.com

The Bella Luce Hotel & Restaurant

La Fosse, St Martins, Guernsey, GY4 6EB

01481 238764 @bellalucehotel

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In-Flight

SkySnacks

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.

HOT DRINKS

Black Coffee

White Coffee

Cappuccino

Latte

Hot Chocolate

Tetley English Breakfast Tea

£2.50

EACH

WARNING:

These drinks are hot, please handle

with care in order to protect

yourself and fellow passengers.

BREAKFAST BITES

Muffins

Double Chocolate

or Blueberry & Toffee

Belvita

Breakfast

Yogurt

Crunch

SWEETS

£2

EACH

Dairy Milk Duo, Maltesers Big Bag,

or 4 Finger Kit Kat

BAR DRINKS

Echo Falls

£4.50

White or Rosé 18.75cl

Live for the Journey

£4.50

Red 18.75cl

Lunetta Prosecco

£6 200ml

Magners Cider or

Carlsberg Lager

£4.50 330ml

2 FOR

£7

2 FOR

£7

2 FOR

£10

SOFT DRINKS

150ml

Coca Cola or Diet Coke

£1

EACH

150ml

Britvic Orange or Tomato Juice

150ml

Schweppes Lemonade or

Canada Dry Ginger Ale

150ml

Slimline Tonic Water

or Tonic Water

200ml

Robinsons Fruit Shoot £1.50

500ml

Still Spring Water £1.50

SNACKS

£1.50

EACH

Pringles

Original or

Sour Cream & Chive

Mini Cheddars

Sea Salted

Pretzels

McVities

Shortbread

£1

EACH

£2

EACH

2 FOR

£7

Spirits 50ml £5

Bacardi, Courvoisier,

Gordon’s, Jack Daniel's,

Smirnoff Red,

Bombay Sapphire

or Famous Grouse

Pimm's

£4.50

250ml

2 FOR

£7

2 SPIRITS

AND

2 MIXERS

£10

COMBO DEALS

DEAL 1 DEAL 2 DEAL 3 DEAL 4 DEAL 5 DEAL 6

Hot drink

AND

Muffin or

Breakfast Bar

Hot drink

AND

Cheddars,

Pretzels

Cheddars,

Pretzels

Hot drink and

Kit Kat OR

McVities

OR Pringles OR Pringles Maltesers

Shortbread AND Beer, Cider, AND

OR Dairy Milk

Wine OR Pimm's a soft drink

£4 £3 £6 £2.50 £3.50 £2

Soft drink

AND Kit Kat

OR Maltesers

OR Dairy Milk

ALLERGENS

Please be aware that some of our products may contain allergens and some of our customers may bring onboard their own products containing allergens.

If you are susceptible to serious complications arising from allergens it is your responsibility to make our cabin crew aware of this immediately.

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Duty-Free

On board

DUTY FREE

£16

EACH

or 2 FOR

£26

SPIRITS 1 Litre

Gordon’s London Dry Gin

£10 each or 2 FOR £18

The Famous Grouse Whisky

£10 each or 2 FOR £18

MIX & MATCH

Famous Grouse

Whisky or

Gordon's Dry Gin

for

£18

£10

EACH

or 2 FOR

£18

Bombay Sapphire Gin

£16 each or 2 FOR £26

Smirnoff Blue Vodka

£12 each or 2 FOR £20

£12

EACH

or 2 FOR

£20

CIGARETTES & TOBACCO

Golden Virginia Tobacco 5 x 50g £35

WHEADON'S

GIN 70cl

A premium artisan

gin distilled in very small

batches handcrafted

in Guernsey

Benson & Hedges

Silk Cut

Lambert & Butler

Marlboro Gold

EACH

400 PACK

£54

400 pack equivalent

to £2.70 per 20 pack

EACH

200 PACK

£42

200 pack equivalent

to £4.20 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.

£28

Rock Samphire

and Pink Grapefruit

or

Yuzu, Lemongrass

and Green Tea

70cl

£28

GIFTS

Model

Aurigny

Aircraft

PLEASE NOTE:

Items will not be exchanged/refunded,

please check your duty free purchases

before departing the aircraft.

ONLY

£7.50

EACH

OR TWO

FOR

£12

Embraer E-195

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