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Guernsey’s bi-monthly business magazine | JUNE/JULY 2011 PLEASE TAKE ONE CONTACT Is business doing enough? Do Guernsey businesses adopt waste management strategies or are we being green washed by local companies? Page 24 If I was elected Evolving hospitality Trust sector Simon Vermeulen of Simon Dufty writes Industry commentary La Grande Mare Hotel for Contact and reviews PAGE 40 PAGE 32 PAGE 44 PHOTO: GETTY IMAGES Guernsey 59 From NE UT RO W E Free Ticket Bristol Changes No Card Charges to No Baggage Charges Fly twice daily to Bristol via Jersey Excellent ﬂight times for day travel and weekend breaks! A WELCOME DIFFERENCE PLEASE TAKE ONE Welcome We do now know what is expected of us in terms of corporate governance, but will this have the desired effect in terms of securing our place on the FURTHER INFORMATION international stage as a GUERNSEY CHAMBER Guernsey Chamber of Commerce, premier jurisdiction from 16 Glategny Esplanade, St Peter Port, Guernsey GY1 1WN which to do business? Tel: 01481 727483 Email: email@example.com Tax, travel and tourism - just three of a What is a “known” is how hard number of topics which we have asked members of Chamber’s Executive The Chamber office is open from Monday you, as Chamber members, to think Committee and other representatives of to Friday 9.00am - 4.00pm and a about this year. Other areas which Chamber’s nine sub-groups work in meeting room with facilities is available members have commented on include sifting through the piles of information for a small charge. population, corporate governance and which have to be read and digested if we education. Guernsey is clearly going are to contribute meaningfully to these CHAMBER ONLINE through interesting times and I look and other discussions and I should like to For all the latest news and events, visit forward to making a constructive take this opportunity to thank all those www.guernseychamber.com contribution on your behalf to these on- involved for their hard work. 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There are also Vice President the visits to members undertaken by the Lighthouse Media at 28 Cornet Street, hardworking members of the Chamber St Peter Port, Guernsey, GY1 1LF Office to find out what matters to you. Tel: 01481 729949 Overall, the feedback we have received Email: firstname.lastname@example.org for the first six months of 2011 is that email@example.com most of you are cautiously optimistic about the future, despite a number of EDITOR unknowns. Jon Taylor We don’t yet know (but might hazard an educated guess) at which way the ADVERTISING current tax debate will go. We do now Julie Todd know what is expected of us in terms of corporate governance, but will this have DESIGN AND PRODUCTION the desired effect in terms of securing Lighthouse (The Media Company) Ltd our place on the international stage as a premier jurisdiction from which to do Please recycle this magazine. business? And we can only guess at how Contact can be downloaded at the States will balance the commercial www.guernseychamber.com world’s reluctance to see increasing legislation in the employment sphere with Government’s overall responsibility to consider individual rights alongside corporate objectives. www.guernseychamber.com | JUNE/JULY 2011 | CONTACT | 01 Contents 1001653.002_SPB_FTDA_Contact_Jun_272x182_v1_bubbles 31/05/2011 16:46 Page 1 News ................................................................................................ 04 - 09 People ............................................................................................. 13 - 16 Chamber lunch with Advocate Peter Ferbrache .................. 18 - 19 Protecting Guernsey’s competitive edge Be confident Foundations Law ................................................................................... 21 - 22 LinkedTo Paul Kilminster............................................................................................. 23 Is waste working on the business agenda? at any rate Profile of what local business is doing to minimise waste ............................ 24 - 27 32 Never standing still Mark Colver addresses the ever changing world of tax in Guernsey...................... 29 Hospitality forever evolving Simon Dufty reports for Contact .............................................................. 32 - 33 20 Sector updates 3.25% Hospitality and tourism features .............................................................. 32 - 39 If I was elected with Simon Vermeulen......................................... 40 52 AER/Gross1 2.50% Sector updates 24 month Reports from the Trust and Fiduciary Sector .............................................. 44 - 49 fixed term Behind the scenes 3.00% AER/Gross1 What is your business doing in the community - Beddell Group ................... 52 - 53 12 month fixed term Talking about my generation AER/Gross1 Company profile on Next Generation IT .................................................... 55 - 57 18 month In safe hands fixed term Company profile on PF+A ...................................................................... 58 - 61 LinkedTo Ian Potter from Kings Life .............................................................................. 63 Women in business A section dedicated to women in professions ............................................ 64 - 65 Look to our Investec Fixed Term Deposit Account for returns 58 you can count on. 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Telephone calls are recorded. supplied by contributors or advertisements in Contact magazine. www.guernseychamber.com | JUNE/JULY 2011 | CONTACT | 03 News Guernsey NE UT RO W E Alderney Shipping set to Bristol expand UK services The Alderney Shipping Group, which has been operating freight services to and from the islands for more than four decades, is preparing to expand its UK began working with BDO,’ said Mr Kay- Mouat. ‘We have formed a very close working relationship with one of their directors, to to freight services this year. the extent that he is now regarded by The group has taken on the services of management and staff as an integral part 59 independent Guernsey accountants BDO of our finance team.’ From Limited who played a key role in the group BDO introduced a regime of monthly securing its freight contract with the management figures to allow Alderney Alderney States for a further seven-year term. The new contract for shipping freight to Shipping’s directors to make earlier and quicker decisions. As part of its remit, the accountancy firm also put in place a Fly twice daily to Alderney was signed at the end of 2010 and this year the group is working with BDO on the future expansion of its system of budgetary forecasting to assist the group’s directors with their future business strategy. Bristol via Jersey operations. The group’s managing director The Alderney Shipping Group presently Excellent ﬂight times for day Bruno Kay-Mouat said it is vital for the operates three vessels, the Mv Isis, the company to have the right financial Mv Burhou and the Mv Mungo. When the travel and weekend breaks! arrangements in place so it can navigate company began operating 42 years ago it the way ahead. was solely to run freight between ‘We decided we needed to become Guernsey and Alderney but the main more structured in the way we operate thrust of its business today is from the UK and this has certainly happened since we to the Channel Islands through Poole. New headquarters for Sydney Charles after impressive growth To celebrate the latest phase of its prestigious Town centre property because it Explaining the reasons behind the development and expansion, Sydney Charles has already proved to be an ideal place to organisation’s impressive growth, Mr Lepp Group recently held a reception for clients meet clients wishing to discuss their said that the group’s strong focus on and contacts at its newly-purchased international property portfolio insurance, providing the highest levels of service was premises in the centre of St Peter Port. investments and pension requirements,’ said reaping tangible results. ‘Much of our new The five-storey Georgian property at 16, chairman Philip Lepp. business comes from personal New Street, is now the headquarters of The organisation has expanded recommendation from existing clients, Sydney Charles Insurance Advisers Ltd and substantially since its launch as a boutique which is extremely satisfying, as well as Sydney Charles Financial Services Ltd. It is insurance provider less than five years ago. It proving to be an effective business also the launch base for Sydney Charles UK, now employs a team of 15 specialists who approach.’ He added that Sydney Charles’ which is due to start operating this month. The property was bought after the group work with private and corporate clients around the globe. The cocktails and canapés ability to create unusual offers, such as their multi-manager RATS and QROPS options had Free Ticket No Card No Baggage outgrew its former Smith Street premises. event represented the formal launch of 16, helped the organisation to develop at such an Changes Charges Charges ‘We are delighted to have found such a New Street as the group’s headquarters. impressive rate. Short term staff accommodation accommodation High quality St Peter Port apartments for professional only, 1 or 2 bedrooms. 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Email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org or write to: News Desk, Contact, 28 Cornet Street, St. Peter Port, Guernsey GY1 ILF Crispin Odey marks Possible Investec offers clients tax the chance to lunch and learn three year anniversary changes Investec Specialist Private Bank has Jersey and were keen to strengthen wide range of the companies we work with of the Opportunity Fund launched a new lunch and learn series aimed those relationships. and we hope that more other companies with in France at financial intermediaries in the Channel ‘We are consequently looking for new ways whom we do not yet have a working Islands. In the last year Investec’s team has in which we can help our clients with their relationship with will also see the benefits and put together a library of topics which have business activities. This can often involve the want to take part,’ said Mr Henry. been identified by clients as being of benefit development of bespoke banking solutions to The library of topics includes an The recent French budget proposes to their staff. assist with our clients’ own marketing and introduction to foreign exchange and hedging, measures which will affect non- ‘At Investec we always seek to work client relationship building, however, we also an introduction to investments, an residents with interests in France. innovatively and in partnership with our explore how we can help with other areas of introduction to lending, credit application to Virginie Deflassieux, Associate Director financial intermediary clients with a view to their business,’ he said. draw-down, private client services, payment – French Tax at PKF (Guernsey) develop the value and quality of banking ‘We felt that an education programme systems and trustee investments. Limited has said two are relevant to services provided for them and the client would benefit us as it would ensure the Ardel Trust Company (Guernsey) Limited islanders structures that they manage,’ said intermediaries understood our business and was one of the first companies to hold a lunch New Tax on French second homes Stephen Henry, managing director of capabilities, ensure that they had the and learn series and personnel director Wes An annual tax may be introduced Investec Specialist Private Bank in the knowledge to talk to their clients about McGowan said it was extremely beneficial. for all non-residents, regardless of Channel Islands. possible cash, credit and wealth management ‘The Investec team has extensive their nationality or residence, owning ‘We are very aware that the most solutions and ultimately give the clients the experience and it was good for our staff to French real estate and would be productive and positive partnerships are confidence that they were dealing with a hear more about their work so that they fully set at 20% of the cadastral rental those where both sides can benefit from professional team.’ understood what services Investec offered value used for the occupiers’ rates, the relationship. With that in mind we The lunch and learn series, which is free of and how our businesses could complement “taxe d’habitation”. There would be thought it would be useful to share with our charge, can qualify for continuous each other,’ he said. some exemptions subject to strict clients in some way the wealth of skill and professional development dependent on the ‘We’ll definitely be running more sessions conditions. experience within the local Channel Islands parameters set by the individual company or for other teams within the business and are If enacted, this non-resident tax Investec teams.’ professional organisations. grateful to Investec for providing us with this would apply from 2012. Residents Mr Henry said that Investec worked ‘We think the library of topics we have put opportunity. It’s a fantastic way of giving of non-double tax treaty partner closely with trust companies in Guernsey and together are diverse enough to appeal to a something back to the local finance industry.’ territories would be subject to the L to R: Odey Wealth Management (C.I.) opportunity to thrive. Companies such as new charge and it would replace the Orlando Montagu, Limited has celebrated the three year BSkyB, Rolls Royce and Infineon are annual notional income taxation. Sarah Thomson- anniversary of its Opportunity Fund. typical examples of businesses that are Channel Islanders could be faced with l insurance Kennedy, Crispin Odey, Founder, Crispin Odey, famous for able to benefit from sales inflation, have both sets of charges in 2012. One Globa Antonia Power, taking contrarian investment positions, repricing power, offer labour savings and for their 2011 notional income and Geoff Marson and presented his economic outlook during a are less sensitive to interest rate rises. the other for the 20% charge, both Richard Neville- payable in that year. This proposal has Rolfe of Odey lunch time event at Castle Cornet. Odey Wealth has more than US$250 been vehemently opposed by French strengths Wealth. With the cost of production rising and million under management including expatriates’ associations and the non- the era of cheap labour coming to an US$150 million in the Odey Opportunity French resident community at large. end, inflation within the UK could rise to Fund. In 2010 the fund returned It is also likely to be challenged at EU around 11% in the coming years, with 10.18% and is up 2.13% year to date. level as it is perceived to be contrary wage growth also increasing to 8% and The Opportunity Fund, which is open to the freedom of movement rule. ated islands interest rates rising to 7%. to both retail and institutional investors, Trusts - French Assets Dedic During the last decade, which was is managed in Guernsey by Geoff Marson The Budget also introduces new dominated by low interest rates, many and has performed exceptionally well in rules for trusts with French resident service were able to benefit from long term challenging markets since its launch in settlors or beneficiaries and those investments in real assets, such as June 2008. holding French assets. In addition to property. However, as interest rates rise, ‘Investors need a manager who is a full disclosure obligation, the settlor such a strategy will not be rewarded if prepared to take action as events unfold or beneficiary(ies) may be expected to the underlying asset is unable to rise in rather than passively tracking the ups report the trust assets for wealth tax derwriting line with inflation. The good news is that and downs of the market,’ said Mr purposes. Failure to do so could trigger ds is the local un a “sui generis” tax of 0.5% calculated Barbican Channel Islan liability and wage inflation in the emerging Marson. u the strength, re on the total net trust assets. The team that offers yo Lloyd’s. economies is already high and at some ‘The Odey Opportunity Fund is being insured at draft law recommends a transparent reassurance of point the developed economies, which conservative in its construction but is d policies treatment for inheritance and gift mpetitively-price have lost jobs over the past decade, will managed in a dynamic way so that it can tax rules where beneficiaries are With ﬂexible, co nel Islands eds of Chan become competitive again. This will allow shift between traditional growth, identified. The use of trusts by French tailored to the ne local ser vice, focus ﬁrmly on wages in the West to start rising again as balanced or conservative strategies residents would be discouraged businesses, we the leading Chan nel ely with it moves away from a world dominated depending on market conditions. Our through a prohibitive 60% tax rate on working exclusiv e brokers. by deflationary fears. focus has always been on performance any assets settled into trust. Exposure Islands insuranc Within this forecasted inflationary as opposed to asset gathering and we to gifts and death duties would environment, last experienced in the have adopted a pragmatic approach to commence from the publication date 1970s, stock pickers have the exploit opportunities as they happen.’ of the Loi de Finances Rectificative. To learn more, contact your broker, or visit www.barbican-ci.com Barbican Channel Islands is regulated by the Guernsey Financial Services Commission and is part of the Barbican Insurance Group, which trades as Syndicate 1955 at Lloyd’s 06 | CONTACT | JUNE/JULY 2011 | www.guernseychamber.com News GOT NEWS? Email us at: email@example.com or write to: News Desk, Contact, 28 Cornet Street, St. Peter Port, Guernsey GY1 ILF Brehon conduct research Seminar asks if draft Foundations Law with this example,- which uses a simplified is sufficiently different to Trust Law tax rate of 30% - made up from taxation A well-attended and in-depth review Olsen in Jersey where a foundations law in Jersey foundations included a Middle (20%) social security (10%). of Guernsey’s proposed foundations law, came into force in July 2009, informed the Eastern bank wanting to mitigate stamp duty “If you fill your car with £10 of petrol and hosted by Carey Olsen, tackled some of audience about the experience over the last under Shari’ah law requirements, a German the questions posed by Commerce and 16 months. settlor looking to revamp a Luxembourg then use it to drive around the island to Employment in their consultation document. ‘The feeling was there was a significant structure holding assets in South Africa and client meetings on behalf of the business In particular, the speakers were at pains market sector out there in civil law countries a philanthropic organisation looking to move and you pay for the petrol from your to point out how foundations should not be where a great deal of wealth had been from their Caribbean service provider. personal account. If you don’t claim this confused with or considered in the same generated; also lucrative charitable work had Jersey was now promoting its capability back as a business expense then the way that the island’s fiduciary sector handles been going to Zurich and Geneva,’ he said. to Asia, India and the Middle East and an effective cost to you, the business owner, is trusts. Jersey’s view was the foundations would amendment to the law had been mooted £13....£10 for the petrol and £3 in tax and The fundamental difference is that supplement rather than replace the existing which would permit foundations to trade social security, where as when managed as foundations are legal entities that have their structures offered and foundations had been commercially. a business expense the cost to the roots in civil law whereas trusts are common priced deliberately to have running costs Mr Dixon said that Guernsey had a unique business would be just £10”. law relationships that have no distinct legal similar to those associated with a company opportunity to shape a law that would work personality. structure. for the island going forward. In this example you are paying a pre tax “There’s a danger of falling back on what After a sluggish start, Jersey now has Also on the seminar panel were Alison business cost out of post tax income. we know and that we try to understand around 100 foundations and approximately MacKrill, Carey Olsen senior associate, and Now you might not be that bothered foundations by comparing them to trusts half of the entities would not otherwise have Jarrod Cowley-Grimmond, the director of about a couple of quid. But if your and companies. Care must be taken in gone to Jersey. While there is no public finance sector development at Commerce expenses on behalf of the business were the drafting of the foundations law to avoid record as to the amount of wealth under and Employment. say £10,000....then your perspective may this and to make the Guernsey foundation management, one of them is known to hold The consultancy period has now ended change a little? Moving these expenses a distinct legal entity familiar to someone more than US$1bn. and it is hoped that a draft report will be into the business would mean that you from a civil law jurisdiction.” said Konrad Around one third of Jersey’s foundations presented to the States in September and saved £2,000 in tax, and £1,000 in Social Friedlaender, a partner in Carey Olsen’s are being used as wealth holding vehicles, then, if the States approve the regulation, Fiduciary Law Group. one third charities and one third “orphaned” to the Privy Council with a view to having the Security, a total saving of £3,000 (30%) for This raised the question of whether structures with no shareholders or owners. law in place as soon as possible in 2012. the business. This saving can then be paid the vocabulary of the draft law and the Examples of those who had shown interest L to R Tax is the last thing you think about when • The type of taxes the business has to by the business to you as income or a way in which it is structured, makes this Sarah Hancock, you start a small business, there is too pay dividend, leaving you personally £2,000 differentiation sufficiently well, which is Myfanwy much else on your mind at the time, but • The records you keep better off after tax and social security. challenging given Guernsey’s legal heritage. Blatchford, research conducted by Brehon Chartered • The money you put in when you start This also applies to the way you start a One audience member commented: ‘it looks Sarah Eley, Accountants amongst their clients (new your business (an investment known as business using a personal investment and smells like a trust to me – are there too French tax Nick Medlen start ups businesses established between a directors’ loan). whether it is hundreds or thousands of many provisions that look like they are lifted 2 – 5 years) identified it as the primary And what questions do business owners pounds. There are a range of tools to out of the trust law and which don’t add concern for small business owners at the often find themselves asking at the end of manage this from Director’s Loans to a anything?’ in plain Advocate Russell Clark, also a fiduciary end of their first year trading. their first year. simple monthly expense account. The partner, who chaired the seminar, said: “The In Guernsey under 0-10 we still have a • How can I make sure that any payments important thing is to set it up and manage introduction of foundations will be of great zero rate of corporation tax for local small I make for my business are included in it from the start. Advice from an accountant English benefit to the island.” businesses. However that doesn’t mean the accounts? at the outset is essential to get it right. ‘Principally, foundations will open up the that there is nothing to do. You still have to • What do I do about personal expenses I “Get advice before you start. The key is services of Guernsey’s financial services do the basics to manage your tax pay from the business bank account? to be disciplined in the way you spend your industry to wealthy individuals as well as responsibilities; registering your business • What can I claim back? money. Make only business payments corporate entities in civil law countries Essential reading for anyone with the tax and social security office, • How can I be tax efficient? from your business account, set up a who, for cultural reasons, have difficulty in moving to France, buying understanding the concept of trusts.’ French property or considering deciding on your tax year end and then • Structuring the business correctly and monthly standing order to your personal Jersey, and now Guernsey, had also investment in France. filing an annual tax return for the business knowing the answers to these questions account to cover all your personal chosen to introduce the concept in response Our experts can also each year. can have financial benefits. For a one outgoings, and make sure you have a advise you on: to the demand from lawyers seeking This means keeping accurate records man band or small business starting up separate bank accounts and credit cards foundation solutions from a respectable and • Pre- and post-immigration and preparing annual accounts, payroll and (say a consultant or a mechanic) it is for you and your business. This will help well-regulated jurisdiction. In doing so they tax planning tax returns. easy to fall into the trap of paying for save you money and prevents over paying had challenged the misconception that a • Property ownership So what affects how you pay and business expenses out of your own • Completion of French tax tax and accountants fees to resolve “foundation” was in some way disreputable. returns for residents and manage your tax? pocket (personal income). problems at a later stage”, said Satah ‘There’s nothing wrong with a foundation; non-residents • The structure you choose ( ltd company, Nick Medlen, Tax Manager at Brehon Hancock, Managing Director. it’s how you use them that makes the • Estate planning sole trader or partnership) demonstrates how this can cost you money distinction. If Guernsey is going to use foundations it must be with appropriate To obtain your copy of ‘Taxation in France’ send this advert, oversight and regulation,’ said Mr Clark. your address and a cheque for £20 (including p&p) made He said that the foundation was a good payable to PKF (Guernsey) Limited to the address shown below. fit for Guernsey because of the island’s solid track record for the administration of trusts, PKF (Guernsey) Limited funds, private equity and limited partnerships; PO Box 296, Sarnia House the administration of foundations would draw Le Truchot, St Peter Port on the same skill base. Guernsey GY1 4NA ‘We have not just copied the Jersey law. We have thought about what is the right Tel: 01481 727927 solution for Guernsey, gone back to basics Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.pkfguernsey.com and created something that is completely novel.’ Keith Dixon, a senior associate at Carey www.guernseychamber.com | JUNE/JULY 2011 | CONTACT | 09 News GOT NEWS? Email us at: email@example.com or write to: News Desk, Contact, 28 Cornet Street, St. Peter Port, Guernsey GY1 ILF Guernsey experts stir up JTC opens in Guernsey captive insurance interest The Jersey Trust Company group (JTC) has opened an office in Guernsey to complement the services provided from its Jersey, Luxembourg, United that it takes on both taxation and regulation and is seen as one of the world’s top international financial centres. Guernsey’s fast-track application process for “Jersey and Guernsey are similar jurisdictions, particularly in terms of the quality of regulation and the levels of service they provide. There are however, among brokers Kingdom and British Virgin Islands offices. Already establishing new funds also gives it a distinct a number of differences that make them attractive for established as one of Jersey’s leading independent advantage over other jurisdictions and it leads the particular clients or structures. trust companies, the establishment of JTC Guernsey way in having more companies listed on the London “We often receive requests from clients who would further strengthens the group’s strategic commitment Stock Exchange than any of its close competitors.” like to establish funds and structures in Guernsey and to expand into new jurisdictions. “JTC sees Guernsey as key to its growth strategy, now that our Guernsey office is open for business, we The Guernsey office will provide fund especially in the funds arena. The Island has an are able to provide the full breadth of services that administration and trust and company services to entrepreneurial approach that makes it ideal for the they require. new and existing clients. The new business will serve establishment and administration of bespoke and “Paul and Jo have done a great job setting up JTC a global network of clients, offering the excellent specialist funds. Guernsey is often the chosen Guernsey and I’m looking forward to working with customer service standards and high levels of jurisdiction for real estate, private equity, venture them to make the new venture into a great success. “ expertise that are at the heart of JTC’s growing capital and infrastructure funds. We are also seeing reputation. particular interest in green technology issues such as In his capacity as Director, Paul Smith will be renewable energy and environmental funds.” heading up the Guernsey office. He was previously Paul has recently been joined by Jo Nicolle who will Managing Director of RMB Investment Services and, be working for the Guernsey funds practice as a prior to that, BNP Paribas Fund Services, both in Director. Jo has extensive knowledge of the fund Guernsey. Paul has extensive experience within the administration sector, having acquired over 25 years Guernsey financial services industry, particularly in experience within Guernsey’s fund industry. Prior to the funds sector. joining JTC, she successfully held senior “Guernsey has come through the financial crisis in management positions with Credit Suisse, HSBC and a very strong position, particularly in relation to Bank of Bermuda in all of the key service areas. funds,” said Mr Smith. “The Island continues to be Nigel Le Quesne, JTC’s Group Managing Director, held in high regard internationally due to the stance is excited about the expansion in Guernsey. Guernsey’s funds industry is on the right track, says Moulton L to R Two practitioners from Guernsey’s know about captives; what captives are attended BIBA as a delegate, said: “We The Heritage finance industry stirred up significant used for, the benefits, what to look for, are very pleased that this session team, Mike interest in the island’s captive insurance and why brokers shouldn’t be reluctant to generated so much interest in Guernsey’s Johns, Chief sector when they presented at the British suggest this to their clients; why brokers captive insurance sector. The strong Renowned venture capitalist Jon Moulton has where a fund is domiciled and on that basis we taken into account within the Directive, not just for Underwriting Insurance Brokers’ Association (BIBA) are setting up their own captives; and the turnout demonstrates the enthusiasm given a ringing endorsement to Guernsey’s scored very highly in terms of who we attracted to this the broad terms which were agreed at the end of last Officer and annual conference. merits of basing a captive in Guernsey – among brokers to learn more about investment funds industry. event. There was strong representation from the year but also the finer details that are still under Paul Eaton, Mike Johns, Chief Underwriting Officer the leading captive insurance domicile in captive insurance and Mike and Paul The Chairman of private equity firm Better Capital, major London law firms working in the funds sector as discussion.” Director of New at Alternative Risk Management (ARM), Europe. certainly delivered in terms of content. The Mr Moulton was speaking at the Guernsey Funds well as a good number of UK managers. What they Session two looked at the current trends and and Paul Eaton, Director of New Business The session focused on the fact that presentation was pitched at a wide range Forum in London attended by nearly 400 delegates. wanted to know was how we are tackling the AIFM issues in relation to raising capital and in particular Business at Heritage Insurance Management, captive insurance has been the preserve of brokers, from those with no or little He told the audience that Guernsey’s funds industry Directive and what do we think the future is looking asking where fund managers are raising their money attracted more than 60 delegates to their of large multinationals but this is no longer knowledge of captive insurance right was on the right track and it would continue to like in terms of investor appetite and new and and where they plan for it to be invested. Speakers fringe session on captive insurance during the case. It went to explain that Guernsey through to those already very well prosper if this course was maintained. different alternative asset classes. In that respect we were Tomas Olsson from Prosperity Capital day one of the conference held in pioneered the cell company concept in informed. It clearly demonstrated the Mr Moulton, who has a house in the island and ticked all the boxes.” Management, Andy Rothery of Deloitte, Joe Winkley Manchester. 1997 as a way for the island’s insurance Island’s professionalism and expertise and whose Guernsey-domiciled investment company is The first session examined the current from Oriel Securities and Darko Hajdukovic of the The presentation looked at the potential sector to be able to pass on the benefits the extent of the follow-up questions listed on the main market of the London Stock developments surrounding the EU’s Alternative London Stock Exchange. Exchange, said: “The thing that Guernsey has is a Investment Fund Managers (AIFM) Directive. It The final discussion of the afternoon focused on benefits of captive insurance for brokers of captive insurance to a wider pool of shows that they had engaged the very good reputation; it works very well. It has got featured Jarrod Cowley-Grimmond from the alternative asset classes and what might be the best and their clients, who are small to medium companies, including SMEs. Mr Johns and audience and generated significant excellent regulation and is sensibly run. You can Commerce and Employment Department of the performer in the future. Panellists were Mr Moulton, sized enterprises (SMEs) and the merits of Mr Eaton told the audience that the use of interest in the issues.” actually talk to the regulator in marked contrast to States of Guernsey, Carl Rosumek of the Guernsey Stephen Foster of Credit Suisse Asset Management, using Guernsey for this business. It Protected Cell Companies (PCCs) and Both ARM and Heritage were also some other jurisdictions. It has reasonable costs, the Financial Services Commission (GFSC), Anne Holm Jon Macintosh of Saltus, Matthew Arkinstall from prompted an extended question and Incorporated Cell Companies (ICCs) has exhibiting at the conference in their own fiscal structure is sensible and the relationship with Rannaleet from IK Investment Partners and who was Greenpark Capital and Charles Murphy from Matrix. answer session and also resulted in a proved extremely popular in the insurance right. Europe, while difficult, is currently in a good place. also speaking on behalf of the European Private Michael McKenna, Partner at Berwin Leighton number of follow-up inquiries. sector but there are still many brokers who Mr Eaton said: “We have been Guernsey needs to carry on doing what it’s doing into Equity and Venture Capital Association (EVCA), Benoit Paisner in London, said: “I have found it very Mr Johns said: “We are delighted with are unaware or unsure of the potential exhibiting at BIBA for several years now the future and it will prosper.” Le Bret of international law firm Gide Loyrette Nouel professional and very well organised. It has been very the way the session worked and the advantages for them and their clients. but we also like to support any of the The Guernsey Funds Forum was held on at the who is also a consultant to the EVCA and Guy useful and interesting to get the inside track on the positive comments received from many of The presentation was facilitated by Guernsey Finance initiatives at the Grange St Paul’s Hotel in London. There were 480 Rainbird, from the Association of Investment AIFM. I have been thoroughly impressed. You go to a the attending delegates immediately Guernsey Finance, the promotional conference. We saw a number of enquiries delegates registered for the event and nearly 400 Companies (AIC). lot of these things and they are just a sales pitch for afterwards. The session generated agency for the island finance industry as a result of the presentation and we also attended on the day. It was hosted by ITV news Mr Niven explained that each of the panellists had various firms; this is doing it in a much more significant interest in both the captive internationally. Guernsey Finance has saw significant interest at our own stand in anchor, Alastair Stewart, OBE, who acted as been very much involved in the discussion and professional manner and the delegates will take concept and for Guernsey as a Captive exhibited at the conference for the last what Guernsey’s captive insurance sector moderator for the three panel sessions. negotiations on the framework for the AIFM Directive something away from it.” domicile.” few years but this time decided to take a can offer brokers and their clients.” Peter Niven, Chief Executive of Guernsey Finance – and its development into an offering which was much Patricia White, Managing Director at Legis Fund The presentation was titled ‘What you different approach and instead sponsored BIBA 2011 was held at Manchester the promotional agency for the Island’s finance more palatable to the Guernsey funds sector. Services in Guernsey, added: “It has provided an need to know about captives’ and content a speaking session. Central Convention Complex with around industry internationally, was delighted with the He said: “What came through from the session excellent opportunity for Guernsey to demonstrate its included: cutting through the jargon – the Fiona Le Poidevin, Deputy Chief 4,000 delegates attending. number and quality of attendees, as well as the and what impressed the delegates was our level of intellectual capital and skills as a jurisdiction of choice basic essentials that all brokers should Executive at Guernsey Finance who content of the sessions. engagement with the EU. Industry, government and for funds.” Mr Niven said: “It is important for us to reach those regulator have been on the front foot working together key players who are able to influence the decision on to ensure Guernsey’s interests are understood and 10 | CONTACT | JUNE/JULY 2011 | www.guernseychamber.com www.guernseychamber.com | JUNE/JULY 2011 | CONTACT | 11 People Deutsche Bank New focus for business Braye Beach twin appointments continues to bolster leaders Vista Hotels, owner of Braye of London. His career pattern Guernsey office with An evolution in leadership is Beach Hotel, has made the twin has included running his own Branch Manager taking place at trust business appointments of Richard Proctor successful restaurant in Surrey Blenheim Group as Mik as General Manager of the hotel appointment and the four star Grand Hotel in Underdown takes on the lead and Liam Foster as Head Chef. Torquay. Deutsche Bank has role in Guernsey. Richard Proctor, has been in Head Chef, Liam Foster, is a appointed Michael McKay as Former managing director the hotel and catering business natural islander and joins the Branch Manager in Guernsey, Peter Howe is moving for over 30 years, working hotel from Sark where he was in as it continues to strengthen its to head up the group’s in Guernsey for a number of charge of the food operation at senior team in the island. parent company as chief years at the Duke of Richmond the Petit Champ hotel, winning In his new role, Michael executive officer of Blenheim Hotel. Prior to this he worked in an AA Rosette and an entry into will oversee the activities of Holdings with a strategic role England, managing hotels in the encompassing the groups’ North and his career progression the Good Food Guide. His style of Deutsche Bank’s banking business in Guernsey and act holdings in Guernsey and the and love of travel lead him to cooking is to maximise the use of as its main representative Caribbean, while Underdown Bermuda, ultimately running The local produce and create dishes for banking and investment is the new managing director Fourways Inn, which at the time in a modern British style. Liam business at regulatory and of the head office in Guernsey was turning over 5.5m dollars. has worked in 5 star, fine dining professional association after 11 years with the group. From there he moved to A L’Ecu establishments in the UK and meetings, to ensure that the Derek Baudains has also De France in the West End also enjoyed a spell in Bermuda. Guernsey branch adheres to been promoted to deputy the Bank’s group and local chief executive of Blenheim regulatory and legislative Holdings. standards. In addition, Michael will lead a number of projects within the wider Channel Islands business and give support to global operational initiatives. New General Manager Returning to South at La Fregate Hotel African roots for new La Fregate Hotel has role appointed Simon Dufty as its South African Matthew Nell new General Manager. Mr Dufty will be returning to his roots in brings a wealth of experience July to become associate director to La Fregate having worked at of the Praxis Group in Cape some of the Channel Islands’ Town. CISX recognises the achievements of long-serving premier establishments Currently employed by PKF, employees during the past 30 years. A formally part of the Praxis Group, Five members of staff from The Tracey Ozanne, Operations number of these were spent Mr Nell moved to Guernsey in Channel Island Stock Exchange Manager and Kate Monda at Longueville Manor, part of June 2009 and has since gained (CISX) have completed 10 or (nee Roberts), Deputy Head of the internationally acclaimed a wealth of experience and more years’ service with the Listings have all worked for the Relais et Châteaux consortium knowledge as an audit supervisor Exchange. Exchange for most of its 13 year of fine establishments. This in the professional services Andrew Morton, Chief history. L to R: Roberto Andrade, was followed by a period at The industry. Operating Officer, Advocate Michelle Ferguson, Diana Thompson, Atlantic Hotel, another family- Diana Thompson, Assistant Gina Sines, Andrew Morton, Tamara owned four star hotel and Director Legal & Corporate Affairs, Menteshvili, Tracey Ozanne, Kate member of the Small Luxury Georgina Sines, Head of Listings, Monda and Donald Fraser. Hotels of the World. www.guernseychamber.com | JUNE/JULY 2011 | CONTACT | 13 People GUERNSEYREVIEW2011 New Giba Chairman GSCCA – New President New Client Director at GFSC appoints new Dominic Wheatley, managing John Clacy BSc, FCA was IPES director of fiduciary director of Willis Management elected as President of the Ipes Guernsey has grown its Crown Advocate (Guernsey) Limited, has Guernsey Society of Chartered senior operational team with the Philip Nicol-Gent has been taken over as chairman of and Certified Accountants at appointment of Craig Long as appointed as director of Fiduciary Giba following the end of Paul the Society’s recent AGM. He Client Director. Services at the Guernsey Meader’s two-year tenure. has served on the Executive Craig, who joins Ipes from Financial Services Commission. Mr Wheatley, who has been Committee for eight years, the Private Equity Department He joins the Commission after of Northern Trust in Jersey, has 11 years with Guernsey’s Law the vice chairman of Giba since six of which were spent as more than nine years of financial Officers, most recently as head the beginning of the year, will Chairman of the Training & services experience, with specific of the civil litigation team, and represent Giba alongside several Courses Sub-committee. expertise in fund accounting. He he takes over from the acting other members on a variety of John is an Audit Partner previously worked for Standard director, Neville Johnson. working parties related to the at Deloitte in Guernsey and Bank in Jersey and originally island’s finance sector. is Head of the Offshore qualified as an accountant with ‘As chairman of GIIA Investment Management Ernst & Young in South Africa. [Guernsey International Sector. With over 20 years’ Insurance Association] and since experience in Guernsey’s taking on the role of deputy finance industry, John’s chairman of Giba, I have seen expertise covers the breadth of first-hand the work that Giba financial services and includes does to ensure that the industry Audit, Corporate Finance, has a close working relationship Reorganisational Services and with government, the regulator Advisory. and other industry bodies.’he Global threats and opportunities for an international finance centre said. The Guernsey Review (Threats and Opportunities for an International Finance Centre) will provide local professionals with an opportunity to debate, with PwC Guernsey bolsters management team noteable figures from the world of business and international finance media, the PwC in Guernsey has tax rules and also assist on the challenges and opportunities facing Guernsey. expanded its management development of e-commerce team through the appointments related services in Guernsey. Hosted with WealthBriefing, the global news services for the wealth management of Sinéad Leddy and Matthew Matthew joins the Advisory sector, the conference takes place at St James on the morning of Wednesday Daisy McAndrew, Parker in order to develop specific team in Guernsey and will play ITN Economics Editor 19th October. Daisy McAndrew, the ITN Economics Editor, will be facilitating the areas of its advisory and tax an important role in expanding services. conference which will take an interactive format with questions from the PwC’s IT-related services for New Chairman for AGB Clydesdale Bank Sinéad has joined PwC clients across the Channel audience on a number of topics including international regulation, market The Association of Guernsey International employee in anticipation particularly of Islands., bringing with him opportunities for Guernsey around the world and the future for small international Banks (AGB) has appointed John only Guernsey individual renewed growth this year in GUERNSEYREVIEW201 1 finance centres such as Guernsey. specialist knowledge in the areas Robinson as its Chairman for recognised at prestigious listed funds work and Matthew awards of IT security and data forensics. 2011/12. Mr Robinson replaces will strengthen PwC’s services in Information pack The Guernsey Review in association with WealthBriefing takes place at St James BUSINESS REVIEW Joining PwC from Ernst & Young BY SECTOR A –Z sector review from leading industry professionals the outgoing Chairman Steve Nathan Long, junior business areas that are heavily GUERNSEY FACTS & FIGURES Concert Hall on Wednesday 19th October 8.00am til 11.00am. Tickets for the Government, industry, where he worked for eight years, economy and infrastructure statistics Watts. reliant on technology. NEWS & partner at Clydesdale Bank GOVERNMENT REVIEW Key events and news from the last 12 months A Chartered Accountant, Mr Sinéad, who moved to Matthew has nearly 20 years’ In association with conference are priced at £25 and can be purchased from St James Box Office: International, was named WealthBriefing Robinson is the deputy managing Guernsey in 2009, joins PwC as experience in the IT industry. He 01481 711361 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. runner up at the Citywealth director of Butterfield Bank a Tax Manager from KPMG. A holds qualifications in information The Guernsey Review will be Magic Circle Awards, within the published to coincide with this Refreshments and a light Guernsey themed breakfast buffet will be provided. (Guernsey) Limited and has ‘Emerging Wealth Advisor or specialist in asset management security management and is one prestigeous event and worked in banking and related Manager of the Year’ category. structuring and the taxation of of the few people in the Channel feature reviews and insight into financial services for 26 years. He Now in its sixth year, the investment funds, Sinéad will Islands certified as an ‘ethical Guernsey’s diverse business has experience in many aspects Citywealth Magic Circle Awards focus on the UK’s offshore funds hacker’. community of banking and this breadth of has become a notable event For those interested in appearing knowledge will be of benefit to the Association. in the wealth management calendar and 2011 saw Mr in this hardback publication email email@example.com WealthBriefing Long as the only Guernsey professional shortlisted. 14 | CONTACT | JUNE/JULY 2011 | www.guernseychamber.com People Swoffers appointments Swoffers announce two new practice companies namely Bradford new leisure resorts and developments. aqppoitnments. Chartered Surveyor and Bingley Surveyors, and Aitchison Lucy Gosselin was locally schooled Sarah Davidson (Left) has joined Raffety, where she has specialised in at Ladies’ College and graduated from Swoffers Commercial. Sarah’s mainly commercial valuation work for the University of Oxford Brookes with a experience has been considerable and lending purposes, with specialism in degree in architecture in 2005. Since varied over a number of years and valuing licensed premises, restaurants finishing University Lucy worked within she has experienced several different and residential care homes together the architectural industry for five years markets and jurisdictions. Whilst with other specialised properties, and and has gained significant experience obtaining an honors degree in Estate rating revaluations and negotiations. working in the property field for both Management at the University of In 2002 she moved to the Turks local and English architecture firms. 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CHAMBER LUNCH | Advocate Peter Ferbrache Chamber lunch with Advocate Peter Ferbrache Arguably the most anticipated lunch of the year to date saw the well known and respected Guernseyman and Advocate, Peter Ferbrache, as April’s guest speaker. The audience eagerly awaited his hot topic on the type of candidate he believes Guernsey needs at the elections next year. Advocate Ferbrache believes the States needs more people with vision who are prepared to make tough decisions and stand up for the Guernsey way of life. A former deputy himself, Advocate Ferbrache to make the necessary hard judgements that need to said the States must have the ability to meet be made’ said Advocate Ferbrache in conclusion. the relentless demands and pressures from He named retired fellow advocate, Roger Perrot, the EU and the rest of the world whilst, at as the type of candidate he would like to see stand the same time, sympathetically managing the island and and also went on to state that Deputy Dave Jones its community. He went on to say he believed current would make a sound Chief Minister in the future. deputies were honest and well meaning, but they did Opinions were definitely divided at the lunch but not deserve their current pay and pension package. following the lack lustre performance at the previous ‘It is not good enough to be a well-intentioned idiot. lunch it was good to have some healthy debate I think they are well-intentioned people, but I do not and frank opinion from Advocate Ferbrache. think there are enough people in the States at the moment All the right ingredients• advertising design marketing pr print You may have met us at the Chamber Lunches, but we’d like to get to know you better. Image Group delivers web marketing, PR, E-business and print solutions to a broad range of businesses and we’d like to do the same for you. Whether you are looking for just one marketing element, or the full range of services, we can help. Come and find out more over a coffee. Call Tracey on 723456 or email firstname.lastname@example.org www.imageci.com 18 | CONTACT | JUNE/JULY 2011 | www.guernseychamber.com SPECIAL REPORt | Foundations Law GUERNSEY’S COMMERCIAL PROPERT EXPERTS Protecting Guernsey’s Trafalgar Court managed by Montagu Evans Channel Islands Dorey Court and Martello court managed by Montagu Evans Channel Islands competitive MONTAGU EVANS CHANNEL ISLANDS LIMITED HAVE MOVED TO edge 22 Smith Street St Peter Port GY1 2JQ 2011 Highlights 16,000 sq ft offices let at Glategny Court to Collas Crill Investment Agency Property Management Safe Foundations 20,000 sq ft investment property let to Ogier in Jersey acquired for the Channel Islands Property Fund Limited Valuations The long anticipated draft Foundations Law 2,000 sq ft retail unit in Jersey let to Boots PLC appeared in April for general review and 12,500 sq ft offices let at Glategny Court to Investec Bank Planning and Development Consultancy consultation. This consultation period has 6,000 sq ft offices acquired for Cenkos CI Limited finished and the final form of the draft legislation Rent reviews concluded on 25,000 sq ft at Lefebvre Court on behalf of landlord Office, Retail and Business Space Lettings is expected to be put before the States at the Sold the freehold interest of a 10,000 sq ft industrial building Rent review and lease renewal services September 2011 meeting and come into force, all being well, by early 2012. Advocate Victoria Tel: 01481 742280 ax: 01481 727345 www.montagu-evans.com Pratt reports on what this means for Guernsey. ➜ www.guernseychamber.com | JUNE/JULY 2011 | CONTACT | 21 SPECIAL REPORt | Foundations Law INtERvIEW t Linked To ➜ he concept of foundations the marked similarity of a Jersey that the Guernsey trusts Law and will be familiar to many foundation to a company. It is Companies Law both allow the and it is often represented considered to have moved too presence of a single trustee or as the civil law world’s far away from trust principles director (as applicable) this seems answer to trusts. Other offshore to be regarded as an equivalent curious. It may be due to events financial centres have been enacting to continental foundations. in Liechtenstein; a jurisdiction foundations legislation for a little Given the evolution of that has been subject to substantial Account type: basic Paul D Kilminster while; Panama introduced its legislation relating to protected criticism. to address criticisms of legislation in 1991, the Bahamas cell companies and incorporated lack of good governance (amongst in 2004 and Jersey in 2009. cell companies (PCCs and ICCs) other things) Liechtenstein, in 2009, While the word ‘foundation’ is used in all these jurisdictions and in one might expect that Guernsey would generally adopt very similar amended its rules to require that there should be at least two independent Paul D Kilminster civil law countries, the term does not legislation to our sister isle, albeit Vice President, RBS Coutts mean the same thing. While all these with some tweaks and changes. councillors at all times. However, ‘foundations’ have a rough similarity, However – not so in this case. this is arguably unnecessary for the underlying concepts are different. Our draft law has a consciously a Guernsey foundation as, under our draft law, at least one of the The Guernsey law is councillors of a Guernsey foundation must be a Guernsey licensed fiduciary A quick fire, life changing interview ∆ What do you do, why did you get aim to reassure existing and prospective complement the experience superbly. drafted so that Guernsey resident in Guernsey. therefore this ‘four eyes’ requirement will into it and ultimately what would you like to achieve? clients that our business and the people within it are focused on their financial ∆ In your experience, which local foundations will have a already be met as, in order to obtain a licence, the Guernsey fiduciary I support the wealth management requirements of RBS Coutts clients in well being. We understand our clients and continue to look after many business provides excellence in customer service and why? greater similarity to itself must pass the ‘four eyes’ test. the addition of a second the Bailiwick of Guernsey. I work closely with my colleagues within RBSI and generations of the same families. I would say that Valpy’s in St.Martins is a very versatile store for household items. trusts than to companies. councillor may add little to the level complement the other divisions of our ∆ What frustrates you most about It is part of the community of my parish. of good governance and simply business. I joined RBS Coutts after 26 the modern world? The staff are friendly, knowledgeable and prove burdensome and accrue the years with NatWest. It was a unique That’s an easy one. Automated willing to make suggestions to help those additional fees of a second councillor. opportunity to further my career, whilst telephone answering systems which with a lesser DIY capability! It appears that Jersey may have remaining close to my colleagues in seem to protect the business from the For those unfamiliar with client! I make a point of only using ∆ Which local business or taken the model of the Cayman StAR Guernsey and many clients I had served foundations, a brief whistle-stop different emphasis. the Guernsey businesses where I can speak initially to professional deserves a pat on the trust as its inspiration and it may in my previous roles with the bank. I review may assist. A foundation is an law is drafted so that Guernsey a real live person. back would like to maintain the high level of asset holding entity that has its own foundations will have a greater be that the real intention behind service which keeps our clients happy Les Bourgs Hospice, although enjoying a legal personality (like a company) similarity to trusts than to companies. the structure of the Jersey law is and continue to attract new clients who ∆ Which person would you most like high profile, deserves the recognition. I and is run by its councillors (similar that being said anyone with to capitalise on that market. the seek to benefit from the RBS Coutts to work for or with? have watched the rebuild project with to a board of directors). A foundation knowledge of Guernsey company different emphasis in the Guernsey service. To have been in Tory central office during interest and know that the result will be is given (‘endowed’) with assets by law will read the draft foundations law is likely to find greater favour Mrs.Thatcher’s tenure would have been superb in terms of the quality of life and its founder (akin to a trust’s settlor). It law and spot very familiar provisions with civil law clients and advisers very special. Even now, to be involved care afforded for the patients and ∆ What makes your company great? may have an adviser or protector and (for example the requirement for than will the Jersey law foundation, with David Cameron’s team would be families of those requiring its services – Our clients’ needs are at the centre of it may have beneficiaries or a purpose registration with the Companies and it may be in that direction that a fascinating. unique and very special. everything we do. Coutts has a or both (like a trust). It is governed by Registrar, filing of constitutional receptive client base will be found. wonderful heritage and has offered a a charter/constitution (like the trust documents and the migration of Has the idea of foundations any ∆ What five words would your high level of personal service to its clients deed or memorandum and articles) foundations). this is however colleagues use to describe you? appeal to clients and advisers in since it was founded in 1692. and the assets are administered outweighed by the larger parts of Loyal, creative, reliable, responsive and the UK? I have found that, although according to such constitutional the law that echo our 2007 trusts dedicated. they have been around since 2008, ∆ What is the greatest challenge documentation. A foundation Law. However, it is of course the concept of non-charitable your company is facing today? does not have shareholders (like a substance not form that matters and ∆ You have a client landing in purpose trusts that are available The banking crisis has understandably trust) and is not owned by anyone. here our draft law seeks to place Guernsey. Where do you recommend under Guernsey law are not well left clients of financial services It may or may not be required to trust law concepts at the core of they eat out? known among UK advisers and institutions unsettled and looking for be placed on a register depending the Guernsey foundation. As with We’re spoilt for choice! Da Nello’s and once discovered prove to be of care, reassurance and safety. Our upon the jurisdiction in question. a trust, the Guernsey foundation, The Absolute End have always been service is built on trust and we provide the structure of Jersey foundations although having separate legal interest to them. Purpose trusts our clients with support which is tailored excellent and if the weather is good then has come under criticism. It has personality, will not be able to come while useful certainly have their to their individual financial needs. We the views from La Fregate or L’Auberge been suggested that the design into existence until endowed with limits and can prove inflexible. of Jersey foundations makes assets. the councillors will have a Settlors often want to preserve the them an unfamiliar entity, and so duty to the foundation to act in good accumulated family wealth while unpalatable, to clients or advisers faith and ‘en bon père de famille’ in allowing family members to benefit. based in civil law jurisdictions and the exercise of their functions. the While this can be achieved by the that the use of Jersey foundations ‘bon père’ duty is at the very core use of purpose trusts, discretionary could potentially jeopardise tax of Guernsey trust law and has no trusts, golden shares and, perhaps, planning. this criticism relates place in Guernsey company law. a private trust company, the predominantly to the lack of rights the draft Guernsey law includes possibilities offered by a foundation and protections given to beneficiaries a provision that a foundation must are bound to be of interest. under Jersey foundations and have at least two councillors. Given 22 | CONTACT | JUNE/JULY 2011 | www.guernseychamber.com www.guernseychamber.com | JUNE/JULY 2011 | CONTACT | 23 FEAtURE | Guernsey’s waste strategy Is waste Guernsey’s waste collective consciousness. the next directly from customers or clients, as three tiers move us into more familiar was the case when Mr and Mrs Watts of strategy is in something territory: Minimisation (in other Les Piques Farm approached architects of a state of limbo while words, Reduce), Reuse (including BAS Mooarc about an extension the Public Services Repair), and Recycling. the fifth tier to their farmhouse. Determined to is Energy Recovery: generating energy keep financial and material waste to Department works on (in the form of electricity and/or a minimum and make the building working on new recommendations heat) from materials for which no sustainable, they championed the further use can be found. the sixth use of straw bales that they would for the States to consider tier is treatment and the last tier, to make from their own fields. later this year. A public be implemented only when all other Architect Simon Cottell, who took consultation exercise options are exhausted, is Disposal. a straw bale structural design course What has emerged clearly from the in the UK to prepare for the project, is currently underway consultation to date is a high level of is excited about the potential for to inform the decision- public support for greater prevention, Guernsey. ‘Straw is just about the making process so, while the political reduction, reuse and recycling only renewable building material we measures. Is this a sign that Guernsey have locally. It’s also an extremely we don’t yet know exactly is ready to embrace a truly sustainable good insulator both thermally and what new measures will waste strategy? Other jurisdictions acoustically, it doesn’t attract vermin be introduced, there are from Scotland to San Francisco have as the seed heads are removed, and set themselves ambitious targets on – contrary to what people might think a few early indications the journey to ‘zero waste’, but it – it’s pretty much fireproof.’ As a as to the likely direction. remains to be seen how faithful our natural material it may become even Lindsay de Sausmarez own government is to the philosophy more attractive under the new waste business that prevention is better than cure. strategy, so the five-day Guernsey reports for Contact. tina Norman-Ross, Guernsey’s course incorporated into the project’s O ne fact of which we can be Recycling Officer, agrees that the build for others to learn the technique certain is that the status quo new strategy is likely to include more could be a particularly smart move. cannot continue: sending reduction measures such as education, Guernsey’s relationship with around 35,000 tonnes of incentives and possibly elements of domestic recycling is an odd one. With residual waste per annum to landfill enforcement. Of course businesses no incentive or legislation requiring is simply not sustainable. that figure (unlike domestic householders) householders to keep recyclable items agenda? is getting smaller year on year as we already have a commercial incentive out of their bin bags, the business get better at diverting waste away from to reduce their waste, but the question model for wecycle.gg is fundamentally Mont Cuet, but it’s clear we’re going to is how sharply this will be brought based both on islanders’ willingness have to get a lot more imaginative about into focus in the future, and what to recycle and the premium they place avoiding waste in the first instance if new challenges may emerge. on convenience. From this perspective we want to minimise the environmental For all the potential challenges there it was a bold move by Damon Blake and associated economic burdens to are also opportunities, particularly for and Paul torode, who founded the Guernsey in the future. Waste might those that take an early initiative. RBC private enterprise about a year ago, but not be the sexiest item on the business Wealth Management is one of the few it’s a gamble that’s paying off. this is agenda but it is something in which companies in the Channel Islands to further evidence of an existing sense all organisations in the island have a boast an Environmental Officer and the of environmental responsibility in stake, and indeed a responsibility: two role, established around three years ago the community, but Blake hopes the thirds of our local landfill comes from and held by Francis Binney, has had a States’ strategy will use legislation to commercial and industrial sources. positive effect on many aspects of the boost recycling rates further. ‘Recycling Another fact of which we can be business, not least the bottom line. tends to create positive feedback: once relatively confident is the guiding Resource use and waste creation is a someone is in the habit of paying any principle of the new strategy. the major part of Binney’s remit. ‘We take kind of attention at all to what does concept at the heart of the whole a careful look at what we’re buying, and doesn’t go in the black sack, they process is what’s known as the Waste where we’re buying it from, what it’s become much more aware of the waste Hierarchy, an inverted seven-tiered made of and what waste is produced they produce in general. the black triangle that illustrates the relative – both in terms of packaging and what’s sacks get noticeably smaller after that.’ priority of each step. Essentially, it’s an left at the end of its useful life. We Increased focus on waste prevention, expanded form of that better-known then try to find ways to reuse and after minimisation, reuse and recycling mantra, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. that recycle. If we can’t recycle it we is ultimately an opportunity for the first and largest tier is Prevention ask why we are buying it in the first businesses to maximise efficiency, – literally avoiding or stopping the place, and if it’s absolutely necessary so there’s no reason not to rummage creation of waste at source. As its top then whether there is an alternative.’ through the company’s rubbish tier status indicates, this is the most the refurbishment of their Guernsey with anything short of enthusiasm. important element of any responsible boardroom earlier this year was a case ‘Preventing waste in the first place and effective waste management in point: every single item of retired can potentially avoid any cost,’ programme, and yet (perhaps because furniture was recycled, benefitting says Norman-Ross. ‘Any company it doesn’t begin with R) it’s a notion 13 local charities in the process. that does not take that seriously is that barely registers in the public’s Good ideas can of course come putting their profits in the bin.’ 24 | CONTACT | JUNE/JULY 2011 | www.guernseychamber.com www.guernseychamber.com | JUNE/JULY 2011 | CONTACT | 25 FEAtURE | Guernsey’s waste strategy island infrastructure projects such as effectively a ‘green sand’. the crushed is recycled and the company even harbour walls, sea defences and roads. glass is taken to Les vardes Quarry, where compost! For a local business, employing Les vardes quarry is the only it is blended by loading shovel into 18 staff, their efforts are highly working quarry left in the island out granite sub-base, used in the construction commendable. According to owner of 268 in 1930 and its recent operation of roads and other civil projects. the Lance vaudin ‘the carbon footprint restarted in 1962. An average day sees proportion of glass within the mix is less of granite production is a great deal several thousand blocks produced at than 25% recommended in Highways lower than timber or concrete’. A claim the vale Monmains site, made mainly Agency Guidance. the use of crushed backed up by a recent report produced of locally quarried materials. Ronez recycled glass reduces the proportion by Edinburgh University comparing the Leading by began to recycle demolition waste in of either local or imported dust or sand 1996 when they installed a crushing embodied carbon of natural stone with that would otherwise be required to meet plant at the Monmains site. the plant other building materials quantifies the the islands building industry needs. has processed over 400,000 tonnes Another product which is reused by environmental advantages of using stone. of building demolition arisings since Ronez is Pulverised Fuel Ash or PFA. the report concluded that indigenous 1996, material which otherwise PFA is a by-product of the burning natural stone (granite) is a low carbon would have gone to landfill at Longue of coal for power generation and is a building material compared with other example Hougue, also extending the use of finite recognised cement replacement. the construction materials. quarrying stone reserves within the island. PFA is imported in a dedicated bulk and processing of natural stone and Currently builders are charged £4.50 cement ship, the Mv Ronez, and stored granite are not very energy intensive per tonne to tip demolition materials in silos next to St Sampsons Harbour. compared with the production processes and rubble separated from skip waste By introducing a proportion of PFA of other materials, such as brick or by skip companies at Ronez yard. into ready-mix concrete Ronez reduce concrete. Provided the stone is locally this is turned into various grades of the amount of Portland cement used. or domestically sourced, the carbon secondary aggregate for reuse. Ronez this has environmental benefits as the emissions associated with it are less than employ a number of systems to control process for making Portland cement is other building materials. Perhaps most contamination and ensure the quality of energy intensive and also produces CO2. the aggregate produced. All incoming notably, the research also concluded that material is weighed over the weighbridge there is potential for further reducing Vaudin Stonemasons and a delivery ticket is issued to the emissions in stone production by using A trip down to vaudin’s Stonemason’s The business community produces two thirds of the island’s waste. customer. A CCtv camera is positioned electricity generated from renewable base at Le Murier is a worthwhile above the weighbridge allowing the sources. As the main source of carbon exercise to visualise the lengths some surface of the load to be inspected by So what, if anything, is industry doing to reduce its own impact businesses go to, to reduce their waste. emissions at stone yards is electricity use, the operator; on the ground inspections Organised into sections of recyclables, it would be possible to make a significant also take place periodically. the driver on our environment? Contact discovered four Chamber members vaudin’s waste aggregate whether it’s reduction in the carbon footprint of is then issued with a ticket and drives salvaged granite or crushed hardcore, stone by using green electricity with low to the yard where the material is tipped who are setting the benchmark in waste minimisation. into a stockpile. From the stockpile is not wasted! General waste is sorted, carbon intensity so expect to see solar Recycling at the demolition arisings are loaded into Polythene and polystyrene packaging panels at a vaudin’s yard near you. Ronez the crushing plant feeder by a 16 tonne hydraulic excavator. At this stage any Fuller Group increase in the island’s recycling could they are then graded as to the level of granite boulders are separated to be Property Investment and Development be quite considerable” said Alex Fuller. repair they need. typically handsets either sold as decorative rockery stone or company Fuller Group Limited is that are beyond repair are broken down taken to Les vardes for processing. Once leading the way in the management JT Group for parts; these can then be reused for fed into the recycling plant material is of waste for rented dwellings. their Jt Group (Wave telecom) saves refurbishment of other handsets, any first crushed to minus 90mm by a jaw company Grange Properties Limited, over 15,000 sheets of paper a month parts that are left over are recycled crusher, it then passes under an magnet landlord to the villa, a residential through customers being signed up in line with European Legislation. where ferrous metal is removed before block of seven flats on the Grange, has to online billing (180,000 annually) Handsets which can be refurbished are passing over a 2 deck Chieftan screen, commissioned recycling collection and has over 12,000 accounts passed to the partners team of specialist which sorts the crushed material into business We-cycle to carry out a weekly registered for online billing. engineers. In 2010 the Jt Group sizes. A wheel loading shovel is then collection of recyclates. the landlord More and more people are switching were awarded level 2 accreditation used to stack the various aggregate has provided a communal recycling to this form of billing which allows of the Eco Active Business scheme. products into stockpiles and load area and recycling bins for the tenants, the company to save on its paper, customers’ trucks. Within the crushing including a compost bin for green delivery, admin costs etc and deliver Ronez plant are two manual picking stations kitchen waste. Rather than individual back exceptionally good value products In environmental terms, many people where operators can inspect the feed tenants having to visit recycling depots such as ‘Sim only’ mobile contracts. might be surprised to learn that quarrying material and remove plastic, wood, they effectively get a depot on their Jt Group was the first CI telco to of local stone by Ronez for local use, is a non ferrous metal and other extraneous doorstep, leaving little excuse not to launch a handset recycling scheme (1st low carbon, low environmental impact material. Wherever possible these are recycle. the scheme is paid for by the March 2011). It give customers money industry. Ronez extracts and uses granite sorted separately for further recycling. landlord but absorbed into the rent. off their new handset when they recycle to supply the island with bitumen As well as recycling demolition waste the small benefits through marginally their old one in-store. A different amount macadam, ready mix concrete, concrete Ronez is also involved in the recycling of high occupancy of the flats outweighs of discount is given based on the make blocks and paving as well as building the coloured glass collected within the the relatively insignificant cost. “If and model of the handset being recycled. stone. the need to import aggregates and States recycling programme. the glass managing agents and landlords of blocks Handsets are then sent off to the Group’s the amount of fuel used for transport is crushed to -4mm at the States Works in St Peter Port could be encouraged partners recycle centre where they are is reduced effectively reducing the site at Bulwer Avenue. At this size it no to do similar initiatives, the potential separated into working and non working, carbon footprint of local buildings and longer contains any sharp shards, but is 26 | CONTACT | JUNE/JULY 2011 | www.guernseychamber.com www.guernseychamber.com | JUNE/JULY 2011 | CONTACT | 27 T he D uke of R ichmonD h oTel The Duke of Richmond MEMBER ADvICE G ueRnsey Facilities include: • 74 ensuite Bedrooms including Family HOTEL tax never Rooms and a Penthouse Suite • All rooms non smoking • 24 hour Reception and Room Service • Restaurant and Bar stands still • Wi-Fi access throughout the hotel • Sun Terrace and Attention to detail is the key to a outdoor heated great stay - as shown here in one of Swimming Pool the hotel’s well equipped rooms. The Duke of Richmond Hotel is situated in a quiet setting overlooking the picturesque town Let us take care of you... and harbour of St. Peter Port. The Hotel is just ten minutes walk through the magnificent The Duke of Richmond Hotel is perfectly located All your Candie Gardens - with its Museum and Art Gallery and adjoining Priaulx Library - to the high in the capital town of St. Peter Port Guernsey business Mark Colver, a tax director at Grant Thornton, has street shops, fashion boutiques, bustling restaurants and the splendid harbour town from overlooking a quiet park, St. Peter Port marinas, the meeting neighbouring Channel Islands and nearby finance requirements where ferries sail to and from the neighbouring Islands. and shopping areas. are satisfied With its commanding views over the town, sea This comfortable, purpose-built modern three star and they can become used to dealing with clients’ tax affairs in an ever- town hotel is the ideal base for both the business accommodate most of the requests encountered and surrounding Islands, Cambridge Park was - from a spare fuse for the projector to a last minute guest and Guernsey holiday visitor alike. used as a drill ground for the Militia in the request for additional audio-visual equipment - with The Duke of Richmond Hotel is a quiet town hotel changing world of tax,. Here he highlights several current eighteenth century. In later years it proved an the minimum of hassle, ensuring that you can with an international reputation for high standards get on with your job of motivating your guests or attractive and spacious setting for fashionable of guest comfort, service and fine cuisine. delegates in Guernsey. walking. Virtually unchanged, today the Park is a Our friendly, attentive hotel staff will be happy to Each meeting and conference room can be set out matters affecting local companies. place for recreation and is a short stroll from the assist with everything from booking a conference in theatre, classroom or boardroom style, and is fully Beau Sejour Leisure Centre. in Guernsey, arranging your travel tickets to a equipped for between 30 and 110 delegates. Guernsey holiday, business visit or short breaks. Our newest facility is the addition of a new air- The Hotel offers a contemporary yet stylish M With a choice of double and twin room styles conditioned Business Centre which can be used restaurant and a choice of lounge and bar areas in which to relax. All bedrooms have been from park view to sea view and balcony, our hotel for fast internet access during your conference, meeting or business seminar. ost of the zero-10 provisions charge. Otherwise a 20% tax charge would see as an investor return on capital designed with comfort and relaxation in mind. accommodation caters for all tastes. Penthouse suites are also available. So whether your visit is for business or pleasure then have now finally settled will continue to occur (after tax free rather than ‘earnings’, are now caught. let us take care of you. Cambridge Park, St. Peter Port, The Duke of Richmond Hotel is also used to down and just how lump sums) although pension busting For example: a 25% shareholder who is handling conferences in Guernsey. Guernsey, Channel Islands GY1 1UY WE ARE HANDLING AGENTS all of the necessary cannot be a recommended action. a director working with 3 other similar HHH 79% Telephone +44 (0)1481 726221 Facsimile +44 (0)1481 728945 FOR CHANNEL ISLANDS DIRECT administrative processes apply, has Please remember the concept of an colleagues receiving a good salary of say The Duke of Richmond Hotel become practically familiar, as one approved pension scheme: it provides for £60,000 and the company pays a £100,000 Email email@example.com Tel: +44 (0) 1481 726221 completes returns, distribution reports tax relief on the way in and exemption dividend, contributions will be due on Cambridge Park | St. Peter Port Fax: +44 (0) 1481 72894 www.dukeofrichmond.com Guernsey | Channel Islands | GY1 1UY and handles ‘pools’, whilst checking whilst funds grow, by matching tax the £25,000 receivable by each, both assessments. then there are the tax caps charges once funds come out. employees and employers. that is £3,375 for some. However, it still remains the Finally, a small change that has no for each director. Back in 2007 no such case that all is often not straightforward real tax impact but one of very significant cost would have arisen because the upper or clear and we continue to help our practical effect is to stop making earnings thresholds had already been met. clients through this particular tax maze. employers’ contributions to personal Meanwhile, there are other changes coming: the UK has this year introduced There are other changes coming: the UK fixed penalties for late filing of UK tax returns regardless of whether any tax has this year introduced fixed penalties is due and we expect a similar regime to apply next year in Guernsey. Also, Having the right connections in business Bermuda for late filing of UK tax returns. a new UK statutory residence test is to be put forward in a consultation is important, especially when considering British Virgin Islands Some good pension news has finally schemes a taxable benefit in kind. this document this summer that will jurisdictional options. In more locations Cayman Islands been enacted into local legislation, will prevent the need to apply EtI and for require those spending time in the UK effective from January 2011. individuals to then claim tax relief through to review how it will affect them. than any other offshore legal provider, Guernsey • the increase in the maximum tax free their coding notices. the consequential As one can see, keeping up to date lump sum to 30% (from 25%), which drop in Guernsey social security costs is and taking care to plan accordingly Hong Kong can be taken from the age of 50. a bonus that nicely contrasts a new cost is just as necessary as ever. Isle of Man • Whilst the age when a pension must on dividends which is coming to a head all three British Crown Dependencies. be taken remains between 50 and often whilst the department is carrying out Jersey 75 years of age, the actual need to usual wage audits as it has always done Experienced professionals in the right ‘retire’ when a lump sum is taken is to check businesses every 2 to 3 years. London removed and for defined schemes, the change itself was introduced in locations. Appleby. Mauritius one can change to part time. 2007 but it is only now that we are seeing • Also removed is the need to commence the effects. It included dividends within Seychelles a pension on receipt of a lump sum. the definition of ‘earnings’ for contribution Double Winner 2010 thus after reaching 50, a lump sum is purposes. this was done to prevent certain Offshore Law Firm of the Year Zurich possible without really retiring. Relief abusive attempts of avoiding contributions The Lawyer Legal Week may even be available for reinvestments by a few people paying dividends regularly as a ‘new’ contribution with care. instead of wages which is fair, but the • the annual limit for tax relief is rule is now being applied to all dividends increased to £50,000 (from £20,000). and when set against the dramatically One will also be entitled to unlimited increased upper earnings threshold limits THE RIGHT PEOPLE. THE RIGHT PL ACES. THE RIGHT CONNECTIONS. contributions to a scheme even is having a real effect on local businesses. though the tax relief is restricted. (£91,884 now for employees and £120,900 • One will be able to fully withdraw funds for employers). Hence, cases that involve if less than £30,000 exists (previously simply paying dividends as usual each Offshore Legal, Fiduciary applebyglobal.com a £500 limit) for only a 10% tax year, based on business results that one & Administration Services www.guernseychamber.com | JUNE/JULY 2011 | CONTACT | 29 Why settle dull Why settle for for dull corporate functions corporate functions when business can be a pleasure when business can be a pleasure at at The Venue at the Fermain Valley The Venue at the Fermain Valley Hotel in Guernsey Hotel in Guernsey Fermain Valley St. Peter Port, Lane, St. Peter Port, Guernsey, 1ZZ Fermain Valley Hotel, Fermain Lane,Hotel, Fermain Guernsey, Channel Islands GY1Channel Islands GY1 1ZZ For more information, For more information, call 01481 235666 call 01481 235666 www.fermainvalley.com www.fermainvalley.com A Hotels of the A member of the VistamemberGroup Vista Hotels Group SECtOR UPDAtE | Hospitality and tourism the ever evolving hospitality industry Jersey’s Longueville Manor set the benchmark for small luxury boutique hotels in the Channel Islands and the man who managed the unquestionable high standards has arrived in Guernsey to run our own little piece of luxury. Simon Dufty, the new General Manager at Le Fregate Hotel talks about success in tourism. I t was more than 30 years ago the islands hospitality industry we must be constantly looking at our are great selling points particularly for and messages whilst we are away, so which I am sure must have encouraged when I entered the hospitality has had to up its game to remain products and evolve, or we will be the short break market. this market high speed internet access is vital. a number of people to perhaps turn industry where a brochure was competitive as many UK and European left behind. this however will not is vital for our survival and should be It has always surprised me, in their skills to cooking in one way or the most important part of your hotels and hotel groups continue to happen because we have proprietors embraced vigorously. Life for most of my rather simplistic view, that the another. However at the end of the marketing equipment, reservation invest. On top of this we have also had or investors who see the benefit of us is lived at an incredible pace both resources of the island’s tourism last series I was delighted to see that confirmations were typed on headed the Middle East and Far East tourism the tourism infrastructure along in business and sometimes pleasure departments’ have never been pooled Michel Roux picked up the gauntlet paper and the facsimile machine boom of the past few years which has with a second or third generation of with quick meals at home with the to find some common ground, in on waiters, waitresses and sommeliers was just beginning to take over as given us 7 star hotels, two or more family members who are entering children, perhaps ready meals being certain areas, to market ‘the Channel because without good waiting staff modern ways of communication. Now staff per customer and bedrooms the the industry with hospitality degrees prepared and then wolfed down, Islands’. We have so many similarities chef’s creations are pointless. the it’s all technology driven, website size of residential apartments and and the knowledge, enthusiasm so time spend on these short breaks and are only divided by a small piece hospitality industry is not the dead brochures, booking on-line, payment in addition we have air travel being and experience worldwide to is spending quality time with your of water, with budgets being squeezed end job that some make it out to be. on-line, instant response – job done. more accessible and reasonable. drive the industry forward. family or partner. this is when you and competition ever increasing. It is skilled and there are a number of that said, the Channel Islands Most of my career has been spent in Both islands have an enormous will look for the home comforts On a more global note, we have courses at further education colleges still rely heavily on travel agent and four star hotels in Jersey, but having amount to offer and we must still quality service, spa treatment or any watched the inordinate number of in the islands to assist in training our tour operator recognition with many just moved to Guernsey to manage market the product hard. Whilst able add on that might be available. the chef and cookery programmes in the young to embark on a career that is customers preferring to sit in front of La Fregate Hotel and Restaurant, it to offer a great range of first class hotels advent of a deal or a package with last few years, making us all much varied, can give an opportunity to an agent, hear first hand the options is amazing to see the similarities. and restaurants, we still have the an add-on is with us to stay. But still more aware of ingredients, flavours, see the world before returning to the and feel reassured that all will be well, Both business and leisure travellers quaintness of green lanes, cycle hire, even with all of this said, we have our balances of styles and presentation islands to impart their knowledge. having paid by cheque of course. expectations are on the increase and and fantastic walks, which all in all BlackBerry or laptop to access emails of dishes and of course Master Chef, 32 | CONTACT | JUNE/JULY 2011 | www.guernseychamber.com www.guernseychamber.com | JUNE/JULY 2011 | CONTACT | 33 SECtOR UPDAtE | Hospitality and tourism Being the best The Old Government House Hotel broke all records at this year’s Over the course of the last 18 months, the OGH has worked hard all their guests, clearly contribute to the success of the group. a guest’s visit a memorable one and one likely to be repeated. Awards for Achievements becoming the first business to win to ensure all areas of the hotel have come up to the standards expected Many people are moving away from staying in big, soulless hotels the group will never have the marketing spend of some of the big three awards: the Guernsey Business of the Year, Best Large by Red Carnation. Hotel suites and public rooms have been sumptuously which are part of a multinational company with interests in all manner hotels who shout about themselves but sometimes all that noise might Business and the Excellence in Training Award. General Manager refurbished and there has been a renewed vigour behind the training of business sectors. Everyone can cite a bad experience of staying somewhere be hiding a lack of solid service. So what makes an award-winning Andrew Chantrell examines just what it takes to become an and development of staff. It was this process that was instrumental in expensive, hideous and without a scrap of service. Guests are now hotel? A passionate, committed workforce backed by visionary award-winning hotel. winning a record three awards at the Guernsey Awards for Achievement. looking for a personal experience. Whether they are business travellers or owners who take service seriously and are prepared to put the time and A As with any business, it is vital on holiday guests expect to be afforded effort into training and development. sk a random selection in a hotel. Indeed, a guest may Unlike many other industries to engender a culture of inclusion a certain level of respect and service. Does it work? the OGH is testimony of individuals, from have had a wonderful stay but if a hotels only have one chance to make and ownership. Staff should feel Being deliberately niche the OGH, to this successful formula – it has business people to staff member fails to open a door a good impression. If the guest does they are doing the best job they can and Red Carnation, is able to focus staff members who have been with holiday makers, men and for them at the last minute, it can not leave completely satisfied they do because they want the personal on earning the guests accolades and the property for many years, in women, old and young, wealthy or colour all that has gone before. will never return and will usually satisfaction of doing well as well as ensuring that the teams are trained one case over three decades and not, what makes an award-winning there is a clear recipe for success but tell all their friends of their bad knowing they represent the hotel to deliver the numerous individual guests who return time and again. hotel and the answers are likely to one which few appear to get absolutely experience – and, in addition these and all that that means. More than standards which go into making be as varied as those interviewed. right, all of the time. the fundamental days, post all their woes online! anything it is shared values that will The fundamental element which governs For many, a hotel experience is all element which governs the experience One element which can give a ensure hotel staff go the extra mile in about the bedroom – its décor, the for any guest is undoubtedly service. hotel a much-needed boost is to align assisting guests during their stay. temperature, the view and the value Or put another way, it is the people itself with a hotel group that has the experience for any guest is undoubtedly the shared qualities central to Red for money. For others, it is the ability who work for the hotel that make it exacting standards and is willing to Carnation’s ethos: splendid luxury, to use a gym and a spa while others what it is. It is all very well to offer invest time and energy. the OGH generous hospitality, inventive still focus on the restaurants and food. What is universally acknowledged amazing bedrooms and AA rosettes for dining but if the room is dirty or the is part of the Red Carnation Hotel Collection which boasts 13 boutique and traditional cuisine, private art collections, passionate service and service. Or put another way it is the people who work for the hotel that make it what it is. is that it is never just one thing that food is slapped on the table in front of hotels around the world including loyal staff committed to creating makes up the experience of staying you, your views will shift quickly. London, South Africa and Geneva. richly rewarding experiences for 34 | CONTACT | JUNE/JULY 2011 | www.guernseychamber.com www.guernseychamber.com | JUNE/JULY 2011 | CONTACT | 35 SECtOR UPDAtE | Hospitality and tourism WE BELIEVE OUR CONTINUED SUCCESS IS ALL RELATIVE When ‘Point of Sale’ was established in 1983, little did we know that handling succession would be essential for ‘POS Interiors’ to be at the forefront of furniture design, procurement and installation in Food the Channel Islands in 2011. Now, 28 years on, David and Rory offer 34 years of skilful knowledge and awareness in the market place, theatre blending traditional values with refreshing design flair, not forgetting absolute attention to detail. We have all the ingredients to create a team that works, why not let us become part of your team? Call us to find out how we can help you. It takes bravery and a large measure of confidence to serve a menu dégustation but as Jon Taylor discovered, it is the most palpable demonstration of hospitality excellence you will find in Guernsey. If you were looking for evidence view that if you want ‘gastronomique’ drizzle of balsamic, the quail breast with of how completely the food world experiences you need to head to poached egg and bernaise served with a has succumbed to the cult of the medieval French towns. I half expected honeyed Australian Riesling. the lobster chef, the dégustation menu would a Monty Pythonesque French taunting, with herb gnocchi on toramocelli drew be a star witness. the increasingly similar to the one King Author faced appreciative noises from my wife and I popular multi-course menu in which on his quest for the ‘Holy Grail’, as couldn’t decide whether the red mullet you put yourself completely in the I questioned the reasoning behind on grilled watermelon with pickled carrot It was an interest hands of a chef, delights some diners charging 150 Euros a head for several or the fillet of pork on mustard mash in the meticulous, and infuriates others, because it plates of miniscule vegetables. with apple puree, honey dressing and almost scientific completely removes choice from the Fortunately, the Degustation Et vin at a glass Wolfblass Shiraz was the most way that Escoffier dining experience. For a few hours, the OGH Hotel is quite simply sublime. tantalising dish I’ve ever seen or tasted. approached you are truly at the mercy of the chef. this ‘surprise’ seven course menu with I am now officially converted, the structure When they work and are designed by wines (don’t be fooled; it is so well dégustation at the OGH is the finest of a menu that someone worthy of worship, dégustation balanced it will suit most diners and food around and perhaps what makes influenced menus provide a wonderful experience palettes) in the Governor’s Restaurant it the ultimate luxury is that if you tried Clement in that is as much about theatre and hotel is the creation of Clément Baris, to use this idea on an a la carte menu his dishes. entertainment as it is about eating. Given the hotel’s executive head chef. He is no the chef would have to work out a way this increasing pervasiveness, it is easy stranger to gastronomique excellence to bulk it up to a size where people to forget that degustation menus are a having spent time working in a 2 feel full and think that they are getting relatively new phenomenon that came to Michelin Star restaurant in Magescq value for money. the chef would end the fore in France around the same time followed by a number of prestigious up adding potato garnishes and so on as nouvelle cuisine in the 1970s. But, Relais & Chateaux properties in France. and in the end the plate is so full that the as with much modern French cooking Prior to arriving in Guernsey in 2009, original idea for the dish gets completely and culture, the dégustation menu can Clemont was a sous chef at the Ritz. lost. the complexity and dexterity of be linked to Auguste Escoffier, who was It was an interest in the meticulous, each dish on the dégustation menu instrumental in helping change the way almost scientific way that Escoffier makes you feel like you’re sampling top-end food was consumed in France. approached the structure of a menu that hundreds of different dishes even though I first witnessed the theatrics of influenced Clemont in his dishes, each of only seven had passed your lips. dégustation at a restaurant in Saumur which is complemented with a glass of an Dégustation is not all about ‘you (France) about 12 years ago. this appropriate wine to suit. I would run out know who’ so I should give thanks To arrange a showroom visit or to make an enquiry particular experience left me infuriated, of superlatives to describe each course to the waiter Arum for patiently and hungry and out of pocket. Quite clearly it was designed for unsophisticated but my particular favourite indulgences were the white mushroom and Guernsey attentively explaining each course but at its best sometimes the cult of call Rory or David on 244718 English types who had succumbed to the cheese ravioli with pine nuts and a the chef does live up to the hype. www.posinteriors.com 36 | CONTACT | JUNE/JULY 2011 | www.guernseychamber.com SECtOR UPDAtE | Hospitality and tourism Divine creation Where else in the world can you accommodate industrial tribunals, science field trips, French exchange students and 100 or so insurance underwriters? Contact recently found one local hospitality venue that truly is all things to all people. A big part of Les Cotils’s Up until the Occupation, Les Cotils the remaining patients left Les Cotils are also a delight which is why the success is the ability was being run by an order of nuns, for the King Edward vII Hospital, and venue is so popular for weddings. to be all things to primarily as a school. In addition to on 30th May, nuns from Les Cotils were the guest rooms are spacious and all people. visiting this, the nuns ran a farm to supply present at a special ceremony graced by although not breathtaking, are business professionals love the place their needs. As the Occupation by Her Majesty, the Queen Mother held at certainly value for money. the 10 because it’s affordable, convenient, German forces began, the school had the King Edward vII Hospital, marking meeting rooms, the largest of which friendly and comfortable. Event already scattered, leaving only Sister the amalgamation of the three hospitals. can accommodate 200 people, have organisers, local companies and Mary Edith who was forced to make During the period of transition and also been brought into the 21st tourists from all over the world love the transition from teacher to Sister in closure of the hospital home, the nuns Century and are frequently used by it for exactly the same reason. Charge of a hospital home, caring for gave deep consideration to their future Guernsey’s leading companies for the tranquility associated with Les elderly and infirm patients. It wasn’t at Les Cotils and after much research training purposes and conferences. Cotils, means it’s one of Guernsey’s long before the authorities decided a report was produced, highlighting Nicky terry, a highly qualified favourite locations. I dare say if it to use Les Cotils as an annexe to the what they felt were the needs of the financial services professional, wasn’t in trust and a wealthy private St Peter Port, or town, Hospital. community. It was this report that who enjoyed a demanding role in owner decreed that they were going to By 1941, Les Cotils saw the start of led directly to the decision to convert the insurance sector is now general the main house into an ecumenical manager and believes she has During the period of transition and closure centre for retreats, conferences, counselling and hospitality for groups found an equally challenging role managing the diversity associated of the hospital home, the nuns gave deep and individuals and so the modern with Les Cotils. She believes good face of Les Cotils was created. service coupled with its diverse Since this time the transformation range of facilities have seen the consideration to their future at Les Cotils has been striking. the victorian interior, including the sitting rooms Les Cotils grow into a popular quality hospitality venue. and glass house, which is now the ‘I have always found Les turn it into either one of the following a new purpose in the care of elderly coffee shop, have been lovingly Cotils to be quite inspirational, – a large conference facility, a 28 people. the school never re-opened restored and are perfect for passing whether you’re sitting an exam or room hotel or a wedding venue – the after World War II but Les Cotils the time of day. Five minutes of simply having lunch in the coffee local populous would be up in arms. continued to be run as a hospital home lounging around with the paper feels shop, Les Cotils has an aura that the truth of course is that Les Cotils, for a number of years. However, in 1980, like an hour. Some local executives calms the nerves,’ she said. renowned as a Christian Centre and because of falling numbers of vocations pay thousands to unwind at far flung Les Cotils is also getting used retreat, is of course all these things and to the religious life, the Sisters of Mary spa retreats, when a coffee with your to frequent business travellers is as close to islanders’ hearts as it is to of the Presentation Order announced favourite book and an unbeatable view and a liquor licence is now in the visitors who return annually to this that they intended to withdraw their is literally priceless and just a short place in case guests request a gin tranquil enclave overlooking St Peter nursing service from the hospital stroll from the centre of St Peter Port. and tonic as they sit on the deck Port and the surrounding islands. within two years. On 16th May 1984 the surrounding 12 acres of grounds enjoying the view of Herm. 38 | CONTACT | JUNE/JULY 2011 | www.guernseychamber.com www.guernseychamber.com | JUNE/JULY 2011 | CONTACT | 39 MEMBER COMMENt | Politics If I was elected... Welcome to a hypothetical world where Guernsey’s leading business professionals stand for election. Simon Vermeulen, Managing Director of La Grande Mare Hotel is this month’s candidate. The one department I would I would help protect the future savings. I would also cut a lot of senior like to lead is… of my industry by… States members’ salaries by 25%. I’d only ever consider being Bringing around a tourism boom. You Chief Minister. need intelligent decision-making, a I would improve tourism in Guernsey by… hunger and a desire for it to succeed. Besides what I have already stated, I The reason is…… Guernsey is so well-placed for it too – we would designate sites across the island It’s time for a major shake-up, and have no v.A.t. like the UK, no G.S.t. for new tourist development – just like leading just one element of that shake like Jersey, and the Euro gives 20% Jersey did in reclaiming land for the up wouldn’t do. Our current States greater spend here than it did five years Waterfront development. I would keep is like a talk-shop. there is very little ago. Guernsey offers superior quality the beaches cleaner, and concentrate foresight and actions are thin on the and exceptional value for money. Many on more year-round demand, rather ground. It’s more like a debating society. places offer a three-course meal for a than just the summer months. Wouldn’t they need an action-led person who tenner, but we really do offer the quality it be wonderful if Guernsey became constantly tries to improve things in for that money. We also have outstanding known for its’ Christmas Markets, just an ever-changing world – not trying to accommodation here – whether a as Germany has now? We could have keep things as they were 30 years ago. campsite or a luxury hotel. BUt it needs regular winter ice-skating, for example, serious and tangible investment in the and maybe a permanent rink. Nothing’s I would make Guernsey a infrastructure rather than just marketing being done now to replace the hotels better place by… the island as a tourist destination. I would that have left the industry either. If Firstly, I would make changes slowly over try to inspire my peers to succeed in you don’t try, you’ll never succeed! a period of time, rather than go charging raising their expectations to bring this in, and I would ensure I made tangible to fruition. For example, I would give I would enhance Guernsey’s improvements. One thing I would States funding to help renovate all the international reputation by… definitely do is invest more in the island’s beach cafes and kiosks at once, not just Setting good examples of good corporate infrastructure; I’d give the Bathing Pools one at a time. And I would turn vale governance by banging the drum about a major facelift, I’d introduce bowel- Castle into a specialist catering school our successes. For example, like how cancer screening and keep our waters – a bit like the Paradors in Spain. Now well we operate without UK hand- pollution-free. these changes would wouldn’t that be a superb attraction for outs and how, as an island, we raise so benefit not only islanders but tourists too. people? Come to Guernsey, stay in a much cash for charity per capita. We castle and learn how to cook. Perfect! are a safe island with high standards The three people I’d like to of living and we should always shout work with, and why are… Given the chance I would loud about our achievements. 1. Alan Sugar. He’d be a blast. enforce the following law… I like the way he operates Island-wide voting for a house of no more If I was elected… – he’s very entertaining. than 24 deputies. that would make them there would be some positive shake- 2. Gordon Ramsay. Especially so at more efficient and more effective. Oh, ups. I’m not sure the island is yet ready the moment, with all his reported and I would ditch their salaries entirely. for Simon vermeulen, but if they did problems. He’d be quite a challenge! ever need him, he’s always there. 3. the team I work with now. they are I would make the States a hard act to follow. Everyone – from save money by….. housekeeping, the kitchen and bar I would stop bringing consultants staff, restaurant, reception and the over to the island and ensure all management team – is superb. skills are in-house to make strategic 40 | CONTACT | JUNE/JULY 2011 | www.guernseychamber.com www.guernseychamber.com | JUNE/JULY 2011 | CONTACT | 41 SECtOR UPDAtE | Hospitality and tourism DIRECtOR PROFILE | Yvonne Scott Insider view The Scotch Whisky Yvonne joined the prestigious Richardson Hotels Group in 2000 as as the Bella Luce. Le Chalet Hotel is also undergoing considerable refurbishment industry generates £4 head of marketing and managed the and will soon be a fantastic hotel.’ Forever changing... bn. for the Scottish marketing activity for their collection this group of fine hotel also now sits economy a year and is a of six individual 3 and 4 star hotels within a name that more closely reflects situated in Cornwall and Lancashire. the unique location of each property very demanding career It was perhaps this endorsement from all of course with outstanding views. for those that work within a colleague that attracted Healthspan Derek Coates remains as Chairman of it. For example, in recent owner Derek Coates to appoint Yvonne the new ‘vista’ Hotels Group and in a as managing director of the newly recent interview said ‘Our strategy will The pace of business life making or breaking a business plan. read the newspapers, check their emails times representatives formed vista Hotels in January of this involve the acquisition of further hotel According to tripAdvisor’s head of continues to accelerate and sales, Martin verdon-Roe, there are over or simply enjoy the benefits of being in of the Scotch Whisky year. According to the group general properties in the future’. therefore, hoteliers the world over could be 40 million users and 500,000 hotels a hotel which understands the need to Association (SWA) have manager working with Yvonne at Richardson, the group’s hotels had does Yvonne have an insight for us? ‘All I’ll say is we like islands, a constantly evolve with the marketplace. forgiven for occasionally feeling listed on the site. He has no doubts been shot at in Panama, increased their sales in 2009 compared great view and unique properties.’ about the impact social media is having the hotel is delighted to have that they are not in control. on the industry. He says, “Holiday recently been awarded the Guernsey fought legal cases against to 2008, and Yvonne in the most part New challenges keep landing and hotel choices are highly personal tourism Gold Award, testament to the illegitimate producers had been responsible for this success in such difficult economic times. on the desk: rapid technological ones and consumers want the advice of like-minded travellers, rather than team’s dedication and commitment. It and been accused of Now we’re right up to date, and as advances, more determined a glossy marketing brochure, which consistently scores top marks in levels gang incitement in the Yvonne and vista look to build on the competitors, increased legislation is why social media – user-generated of cleanliness, service and breakfast West Indies. For those success at the Fermain valley, Braye Beach, Sunnycroft and Le Chalet and the ever-growing content in particular – is so important.” Helen Lenkovska, the hotel’s Assistant quality, which indicate they really do in PR & Marketing the Hotel’s, is Guernsey on the cusp of demands of customers combine Manager, remembers a time when a know what the customer wants. thought of working in a wave or can she see a declining to impact on the daily lives telephone call or fax was all that was Corporate hospitality is another area such dangerous and visitor economy in years to come? needed to make a reservation at the ‘It is undoubtedly challenging of hoteliers the world over. Duke of Richmond. Now, the majority of the industry where expectations have challenging conditions but there are three ingredients that increased tenfold during the last decade. the hospitality industry is not of bookings come via the hotel’s website might just be a nervous will sustain and perhaps increase immune from any of these pressures with fewer and fewer people asking for the days of hiring a meeting room and it could be argued that they are them to “pop a brochure in the post”. with a flip chart at one end and a tray breakdown waiting to the visitor economy. Firstly, we have good connections with the main land According to more susceptible to their influence “As a modern hotel, we fully of biscuits at the other have long gone happen but for one local although my criticism would be if TripAdvisor’s head than counterparts in other sectors. understand the need to move with the with clientele expecting anything from professional it was all we’re serious about tourism we need to of sales, Martin the global nature of the industry; demands of our guests”, she explains. part of her working day. make it easier and cheaper for people its reliance on disproportionately cutting-edge technology to canapés and Verdon-Roe, “When I first came to the hotel in t to get hear and by that I refer to our there are over high labour levels together with a 1999, the majority of our bookings sushi and – as always – service with a o get an insight into the steely airport, and maybe more importantly reputation for rapid staff turnover; its were from tourists who booked a 40 million users smile. there are two corporate function determination that reputedly our runway, being able to accommodate vulnerability to outside forces and its two-week traditional holiday break Yvonne Scott is respected and 500,000 prime focus on customer service are suites at the Duke of Richmond Hotel; larger jet aircraft. We are also under on a half-board basis. However, in for, you have to go back to hotels listed on all factors which create a complex and 2011, we realise that, with the onset the Richmond can hold up to 60 people an hour away from most UK hubs. the site. He has her days as international PR officer for With Blue Island’s London City now challenging environment for hoteliers of technological breakthroughs, our and the Cambridge 110. this is an ideal the Scotch Whisky Association. After no doubts about and those in the hospitality industry. clients are far more aware of what is operational I anticipate greater tourist location on the edge of town for peace studying for a HND in hospitality and activity from this destination.’ Yvonne the impact social the Duke of Richmond Hotel in available and they have that information and privacy with top level service. catering at Bournemouth University, continues. ‘Secondly, we have a great media is having Cambridge Park is one such hotel, with a at their fingertips on their laptops or Yvonne secured a three year stint with product and there’s generally a lot going on the industry. team who understand and react to today’s Smartphones. We now see a trend for As Helen says, “We have the good SWA, handling a public relations on for the visitor whether that’s a family ever-changing demands. they have the the shorter three or four night break with fortune to be working within the and promotions budget in excess of of four or a retired couple. I would like good fortune to enjoy one of the island’s an expectation of supreme comfort, world’s largest industry, where the £3 million in major Scotch markets to see our tourism authority target a best locations – on the edge of an open, the highest quality of service and food predictions for growth over the next 20 including USA, Japan and Spain. younger audience as we have a fantastic green area so crucial to satisfy the needs of nothing less than Masterchef quality.” guests wishing for the feeling of openness years are breathtaking. the expansion In the eight years that followed ‘café style society’ now with designer With that in mind, the Duke of and being at one with nature – with a site Richmond Hotel has undertaken an of tourism and hospitality across the Yvonne went on to run her own 34 seat boutiques and superb restaurants. perfectly-placed for those walking into extensive ongoing refurbishment restaurant with rooms in Mumbles, Couple this with our history, culture and world continues unabated and even the town for business or pleasure. However programme, with 54 of the hotel’s 74 South Wales. She took the establishment environment and its rich ingredients for most conservative of forecasts points to through restoration process, interior a successful holiday experience. Finally, good a location, though, it is imperative guest bedrooms having been refurbished that all hoteliers embrace modern and decorated to an extremely high rising demand and an increasingly more design and achieved 4 star Deluxe I believe we now boast excellent and trends. Interactive communication and standard. the swimming pool has sophisticated and discerning customer. status and an AA Rosette for good food. unique accommodation. the benchmark the internet has opened up a new front been stylishly re-tiled, the reception Working 24/7 began to take over so has been raised with hotels like the We are passionate about what we do in the marketing war to the extent that area is now more open and welcoming Yvonne sold the business to get back Fermain valley and the refurbishment and are perfectly placed to embrace to her real passion and the day to day today’s world is no place for hoteliers – something Helen says is essential of OGH Hotel and establishments such who don’t realise the potential that the according to today’s travellers – and these demands in forthcoming years.” running of PR and marketing for hotels. internet and social media tools have for there is a coffee lounge where guests can www.dukeofrichmond.com. 42 | CONTACT | JUNE/JULY 2011 | www.guernseychamber.com www.guernseychamber.com | JUNE/JULY 2011 | CONTACT | 43 SECtOR UPDAtE | Trust and fiduciary Pitfalls for be under their control. this does not administered in accordance with the trust 4. Changes of Trusteeship necessarily mean that legal title to the instrument and the general law. the there are a number of potential pitfalls trust property must vest in the trustees as, trusts Law provides that a trustee shall at which arise when the existing trustee for example, trust property may be held the request of a beneficiary provide full retires in favour of a new trustee. It is by nominees for and on behalf of them. and accurate information concerning the vital to check precisely who has the Nevertheless, the settlor must appreciate state and amount of the trust property. power under the trust instrument to trustees that the assets transferred to the trust will However, this right may be prohibited or appoint a new trustee and to ensure that no longer be his although he may be able restricted by the terms of the trust and any procedure enshrined in the trust to retain some control over them Guernsey trust instruments commonly do instrument is followed correctly. If it is depending on the terms of the trust. just that. In such a case, a beneficiary can not, the existing trustee will remain as the Professional trust companies will have still apply to the Royal Court for an order trustee of the trust and the new trustee their own formalities for taking on trust authorising or requiring disclosure of the will not be validly appointed. business which may include things such information sought provided that certain On retirement, a trustee is entitled to as requiring the settlor to sign up to their conditions are met. ‘reasonable security’ under the trusts standard terms & conditions of business If there is not a good reason not to Law for liabilities it may have incurred in Acting as trustee can be an that will normally include details of their fees. they will also have to satisfy their disclose then generally documents should be disclosed. If the trustees refuse acting as a trustee of the trust. this will typically take the form of an indemnity inherently risky business and obligations under the anti-money laundering legislation which will include to disclose certain documents and then the court takes a different view on an from the incoming trustee in favour of the outgoing trustee. Such indemnities can there are several issues that identifying the settlor, protector (if there is one) and the beneficiaries who are application by a beneficiary, the trustees may find themselves having to personally be complicated and it is important to ensure that a retiring trustee is adequately trustees should be aware of. likely to benefit from the trust as well as the source of the funds or other assets to bear the costs of the application (i.e. the trustees cannot charge such costs to the protected. Tim Cross, an Associate at be transferred in to the trust. Individuals and professional trust trust property). It is vital to check precisely who has Mourant Ozanne, looks at companies carrying out business in Guernsey are required to be licensed by 3. Breaches of Trust Where a trustee acts contrary to the the power under the trust instrument to appoint a new trustee some of the most common the Guernsey Financial Services Commission and must comply with trusts Law or to a provision in the trust instrument itself, this may be a breach of and to ensure that any procedure pitfalls that trustees may face. various conditions. there are therefore many issues for trust. the liability of a trustee for committing such breaches of trust will enshrined in the trust instrument is trustees to consider when taking on trust often be limited by the terms of the trust business and it is paramount that both the instrument. However, under the trusts followed correctly. settlor and the trustees fully understand Law, it is not possible for a trustee to 1. Take on Procedure the nature of the relationship they are exclude liability for or be indemnified In order for a trust to be validly entering into so as to minimise the risk of against liability for a breach of trust Summary constituted there are three essentials: 1) any conflict down the line. caused by the trustee’s fraud, wilful Whilst there are a number of different certainty of intention (i.e. the settlor must misconduct or gross negligence. pitfalls and risks to which a trustee may intend to create a trust), 2) certainty of 2. Trustee’s Duties there are a number of common be exposed, the majority of these can be subject-matter (i.e. the property to be held In exercising his functions under a breaches of trust which occur and which overcome by a combination of diligence, on trust must be clearly identifiable) and trust, a trustee must observe the utmost legal advisors frequently advise on record keeping and attention to detail on 3) certainty in the description of the good faith and act en bon père de famille. remedying. A particularly common area the trustee’s part and by taking beneficiaries (i.e. those who can benefit this means the trustee must act as a for breaches of trust is the distribution of appropriate professional advice where from the trust must be clearly prudent father would act when investing assets from the trust to a person who is necessary. identifiable). the family wealth for the benefit of his not a beneficiary. this sometimes This article is only intended to give a A trust will usually be created under a family. A trustee must also act in happens because the individual was a summary and general overview of the subject trust instrument which sets out the terms matter. It is not intended to be comprehensive accordance with the trusts (Guernsey) beneficiary and has since been excluded and does not constitute, and should not be upon which the trustee should hold and Law, 2007 (the “trusts Law”) and in from benefitting or where an individual taken to be, legal advice. deal with the trust property, however, a accordance with the terms of the trust does not technically fall within the class trust may also be created by oral instrument. of beneficiaries (for instance, he is declaration, by conduct or in any other the trustees also have many other mentioned in a letter of wishes but has manner whatsoever. Where the trust is duties which are set out in the trusts Law not been formally included as a discretionary, the settlor often prepares a some of which can be limited by the beneficiary). Where a distribution is letter of wishes so that the trustees have terms of the trust instrument and some of made in breach of trust, the trustee will some guidance as to how they should which cannot. have a duty to recover the distributed exercise their discretion under the terms Particularly important is the trustee’s funds and may (subject to the terms of the of the trust. However, it is important to duty to keep accurate records of his trust) be liable to personally account for appreciate that such a letter is not strictly trusteeship. this is because generally the misapplied funds. Sometimes it may binding on the trustees. speaking a beneficiary is entitled to such be possible to retrospectively put things trustees should ensure that the trust information as is necessary to enable him right. property is properly transferred so as to to ensure that the trust is being 44 | CONTACT | JUNE/JULY 2011 | www.guernseychamber.com www.guernseychamber.com | JUNE/JULY 2011 | CONTACT | 45 COMING TO GUERNSEY THIS SUMMER! SECtOR UPDAtE | Trust and fiduciary Jersey International presents RUSSELL WATSON Jersey International presents Guernsey’s new A Gala Concert with La Voce LESLEY GARRETT with the and the pension triviality rules - National Symphony Orchestra National Symphony Orchestra Conducted by Conductor Robert Emery PHILIP ELLIS Do they prejudice Guernsey’s QROPS status? By Paul Buckle, AO Hall group partner Tuesday 12th July, 2011 Thursday 30th June, 2011 Tickets available from: the new rules, it is now possible for suggested that unless the rule changes BEAU SEJOUR LEISURE CENTRE BEAU SEJOUR LEISURE CENTRE Guernsey schemes with pots worth in the 2011 Law have been agreed Tickets: 01481 747 200 less than £15,000 to be commuted with HMRC, Guernsey’s ability to run and 01481 747 200 for a full lump sum before or after QROPS schemes could be prejudiced. The Guernsey Information Centre The Guernsey Information Centre age 50, and without regard being had I must say I find all this criticism Guernsey Museum & Art Gallery Guernsey Museum & Art Gallery Princess Royal Centre for Performing Arts Princess Royal Centre for Performing Arts for the amounts that the member slightly misplaced. the legislation and online www.guernseytickets.gg and online www.guernseytickets.gg concerned might have in other makes it very clear that the trustees Guernsey approved schemes. or persons having control of a these are rules which apply to relevant Guernsey scheme have Guernsey domestic pension schemes. a discretion whether or not to However, under the arrangements commute for triviality. In other in place between the Director of words they do not have to do so. Jersey International presents ALFIE BOE Income tax in Guernsey and HMRC, Surely one of the obvious factors the schemes in Guernsey providing which would apply when a trustee TNT theatre Britain presents William Shakespeare’s comic masterpiece QROPS benefits for non-Guernsey or administrator is deciding residents are obliged to follow the on whether or not to commute with domestic rules as well, so the same would be whether the funds to be The National Symphony Orchestra rights of commutation would apply. commuted were UK pension funds. Conductor: James Morgan the concern expressed seems to Most (if not all) of the Guernsey be that the ability for members to schemes have numerous members, commute small sums before or after so to commute funds might well age 50 is contrary to the UK pensions risk contravening the 70% rule and legislation with which any QROPS potentially prejudicing the QROPS During May, there was a flurry of scheme must comply. In particular, status of the entire arrangement. No correspondence in the International it is contrary to the rule that says sensible trustee or administrator Advisor Magazine suggesting that that 70% of UK transferred funds would want to do that. For that Guernsey’s new pensions legislation must be used to provide an income reason alone, I cannot see that might have prejudiced Guernsey’s for life, and that those funds cannot this is a difficulty which should ability to run QROPS arrangements. be used to provide benefits earlier cause any problems in practice. the new legislation concerned is the than on normal pension age, which Another point is that the new Income tax (Pension Amendments) cannot be lower than age 55 (except triviality rules mean that there is a risk (Guernsey) Law 2011 (“the 2011 Law”) on ill-health) and not simply where that Guernsey QROPS schemes are which is already in force as from 27 any pension would be trivial. contrary to the relevant UK legislation. April 2011 under the provisions of A particular concern identified However, that is something which CASTLE CORNET the taxes and Duties (Provisional is that some people might try to can hopefully be resolved (if it has not GUERNSEY Effect) (Guernsey) Law, 1992. transfer numerous small pension already been resolved) between the Tuesday and Wednesday 2nd and 3rd August, 2011 Amongst the various provisions created by the new 2011 Law are pots, some worth less than £15,000, to various Guernsey schemes and then Director of Income tax and HMRC. the code of practice, which is being Nightly at 7.00pm BEAU SEJOUR LEISURE CENTRE changes to the Guernsey rules on commute them, because the trustees introduced into Guernsey to deal Bookings: 01481 747280 Also at: Sunday 7th August, 2011 “trivial” pensions, that is pensions or administrators of the scheme would with QROPS providers, could also Guernsey Museum & Art Gallery Tickets: 01481 747 200 Guernsey Information Centre of less than a specific amount which not need to consider whether there deal with this problem by making Beau Sejour Book online: www.guernseytickets.gg (to avoid annual payment of a were any further funds held in other it clear that the new triviality rules Book Online: www.guernseytickets.gg www.alfieboe.com minimal amount) are commutable schemes. this is seen as a serious must be applied in cases where for an immediate lump sum. Under problem to the point where some have there are UK tax relieved funds. 46 | CONTACT | JUNE/JULY 2011 | www.guernseychamber.com Presented by Jersey International www.jerseyinternational.com PO Box 755, Jersey, JE4 0RG Telephone 01534 610000 SECtOR UPDAtE | Trust and fiduciary the tax liability is determined by were relatively straightforward, reference only to income that has its but their application has proved source in the relevant jurisdiction. considerably more challenging, Certainly, that was the main thrust in part, I would suggest, due to of the Policy Group’s preliminary insufficient time for consultation at feedback paper released at the start of the legal drafting stage, which was November 2010. However, whether somewhat hurriedly implemented. Cruising this remains a favoured option for Unfortunately, the difficulties which any future corporate tax regime will the law has subsequently thrown up no doubt become more apparent are considerably more prevalent in upon release of the Green Paper. the context of domestic, Guernsey Of course, part of the difficulty taxpayers than overseas owned during the island’s previous structures. Whilst Zero-10 ensured into territorial deliberations, prior to the introduction the continuation of tax neutrality for of the Zero-10 tax regime in 2008, international structures, the reality was the desire to create a system for domestic Guernsey companies/ which was not too dissimilar to the shareholders is a law which is (or can island’s main “competitors” - Jersey be in some circumstances) unduly and the Isle of Man. All three islands complicated - even for seasoned have now found themselves in the tax professionals - believe me, I am waters? position of necessarily reviewing one! Indeed, not only taxpayers and their corporate tax systems in the advisers, but I think it fair to say that light of actual or effective rejection the Income tax Office themselves of their Zero-10 regimes by the were challenged by the changes – and EU Code of Conduct Group. I have some sympathy with them! to fundamentally change an My hope with the ongoing corporate economy’s entire corporate tax tax review consultation process is that structure once (and, essentially, in we learn the lessons from last time. It one fell swoop), as happened in will be important that draft legislation 2008, is a big enough ask. to do it (particularly if we have a fundamental twice in a matter of only a handful shift from the existing Zero-10 Along with cruise ships, another important arrival that is Direction of Travel of years is extremely challenging. system) is adequately and critically Along with cruise ships, another In May 2011, the States of Jersey scrutinised, so that areas of difficulty formally indicated an intention to can be identified and moderated before scheduled for Guernsey’s summer calendar is the publication, important arrival that is scheduled for Guernsey’s summer calendar is the maintain their Zero-10 tax regime, with implementation. Encouragingly, certain modifications – the abolition we have seen with recent changes by the Fiscal and Economic Policy Group (a sub-group of publication, by the Fiscal and Economic Policy Group (a sub-group of the States of its deemed distribution/attribution in tax legislation in relation to tax of Guernsey Policy Council), of their elements. In so doing, they believe that capping, resident only individuals the States of Guernsey Policy Council), of their “Green “Green Paper” on the future of corporate income tax in Guernsey. Previous the fundamental premise of the Zero-10 system meets the EU Code of Conduct and pension schemes, that there is an appetite for simplification. the Paper” on the future of corporate income tax in Guernsey. indications suggested that this would materialise in the first half of 2011, but Group’s requirements. Whether or not Guernsey will now contemplate a present ambiguities in the Zero-10 law, its undue complexity, the compliance Neil Dorey, Director, Intertrust Reads Private Clients at the time of writing it is still awaited. similar approach, rather than looking and reporting burdens – these are all the Green Paper will, it is expected, for an entirely new corporate income issues which we have an opportunity to tax solution, remains to be seen. address through the ongoing corporate Limited, navigates us through the process. provide the clearest indication yet of the island’s preferred “direction of travel” Whatever direction of travel tax review. Any corporate tax regime Guernsey pursues, great importance changes must “work”, not only for I in relation to any corporate tax changes. t’s not often that I find the inundated by cruise ship tourists in glance at the back of this publication the reasons for the corporate tax will inevitably be placed on ensuring international structures, but also for the time to gaze out of my office search of their Guernsey souvenirs. – in the directory section – and the review have been well documented, that the fiscal environment remains many Guernsey resident incorporated window (honestly!), but as Working for a tax advisory and variety of economic activities carried and I do not propose to dwell upon attractive to, and conducive to the businesses and investors on the Island. I contemplated the task of fiduciary services group as I do, it is on in the island is self-evident. Like them here. the review’s initial development of, international business. So…..is the good ship Guernsey writing this article (and in search all too easy to believe, mistakenly, that the cruise ships, Chamber Members public consultation, which was But at the same time, any system must cruising towards the waters of of some inspiration) I found myself the “finance industry” (if it is possible make a significant and valuable itself preceded by the Policy Group’s work for domestic businesses also. One territorial taxation or in some other looking out across the calm sea waters to simplistically categorise what is, in contribution, not only to the Guernsey candid discussions with a panel of of the primary objectives which the tax direction? No doubt we will towards Herm. My eyes fixed upon truth, a significantly diverse industry) economy, but to the entire fabric of the tax experts, was released in June Policy Group have established is that have a fix on her bearing shortly. one of the many elegant cruise ships is the lifeblood of the island. Of island. there are many issues which 2010 and serves as a pre-cursor to any revised corporate tax regime must that are set to grace the Little Russel course, the finance industry is of huge businesses face in their drive to be the Green Paper. that consultation “be based on a simple, solid rationale over the coming summer months. importance to Guernsey’s prosperity, successful - competition, regulation, set out a variety of alternative tax (and not be over-complicated)”. However, what sounds straightforward Neil Dorey, Cruise ships, of course, deliver a but it is not, by any means, the only availability of labour, technology, systems that might be considered. DIrector, tangible economic benefit to the island driver of its success. the vista which changing consumer habits. tax the early frontrunner, which in theory may, in practice, translate Intertrust Reads – this was evidenced for me later met my gaze from the office window legislation is also a fundamental appeared to have found support from into something considerably more Private Clients that same day by a town shopkeeper, is, in small part, evidence of this. So concern for many businesses. many commentators, is the territorial complex and problematic. 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One of Kate’s other key success of the gardening and Magic Circle award interests is acting as a local adviser to environmental initiative ‘Little Green for International Law Young Enterprise, a national education Fingers’, the three-year-old scheme Firm of the Year or the Chambers charity operating in Guernsey since for children co-sponsored by Bedell Europe Offshore Client Care firm of 1982, whose mission is to equip young Cristin and Floral Guernsey, in which the Year award takes a commitment people to succeed through enterprise every Guernsey primary school is now to excellence few can compete with. by forging links between school and involved. the scheme aims to give all What is arguably even more impressive industry. Locally, the scheme has brought children, regardless of circumstances, Behind is that Bedell Cristin has achieved this together Guernsey’s senior schools, the opportunity to experience the joy while dedicating a great deal of time to with the aim of inspiring young people of growing vegetables and other plants, local causes and worthy endeavours. to set up and run their own businesses, raise awareness of where food comes Bedell Cristin is an offshore law firm as well as forging a link between the from and of environmental issues, with a growing reputation outside our schools and the business community. and encourage team and community shores and acknowledgement within Kate was adviser to Guernsey’s winning spirit through competition. the community for its corporate social team, named .ink, which ran events ‘Little Green Fingers is about so the scenes responsibility activities. Beddell Crispin and produced a magazine with the much more than funding. Not every established an experienced team in aim of bringing the island’s schools Guernsey child is lucky enough to Guernsey five years ago, and has since together. the team now goes through have their own garden. We really Left: Mark Helyar lends a helping hand through ‘Little Green Fingers’ Centre right: Alisdair Davidson, Mark Helyer and Kate Ovenden expanded into new, larger offices. A number of the partners play key Our commitment to the local community is roles beyond the day to day business of the firm, being highly active in working parties and professional not just about signing cheques for good causes associations and helping to shape to the UK South-East regional finals. wanted to make a difference, so that new Channel Islands legislation Kate also finds time to be on our less privileged children can enjoy and white papers which have a real the committee of Guernsey’s nurturing and watching their own impact on the future of the industry. Women in Professions, which has plants grow,’ said Kate Ovenden Instilling a social responsibility a membership of more than 100 ‘Our policy has always been to has to start from the very top and senior women on the island. look for projects with broad appeal Managing Partner Mark Helyar, a leading Alasdair Davidson, partner and where we can foster relationships that insurance and reinsurance lawyer, has head of the firm’s Guernsey litigation build over several years’, said Mark. been at the forefront of island policy team, has acted for most of the island’s “Our commitment to the local forming and industry debate. A regular leading fiduciaries, fund providers community is not just about signing speaker and chair at leading industry and banks. He is a regular speaker at cheques for good causes – giving seminars, Mark is a voting non-States conferences and has also contributed our professional time and choosing member of the Public Accounts to a number of publications, including programmes which develop skills and Committee and member of the sub- the International Bar Association’s Anti leave a legacy is very important to us.” Behind every successful business is a team of dedicated committee that recently produced the Money Laundering Forum guide on Some Bedell Cristin lawyers also contentious report on ‘Good Governance’ Guernsey. But he also believes in using devote time to good causes further adopted by the States of Guernsey. his skills and experience to contribute afield. Guernsey corporate and finance personnel but what we often overlook is the contribution busy two other senior partners are also committed to playing a meaningful to the community. As the immediate past president of Guernsey Round lawyer Sukhvinder Chana was one of a team from the wider firm who raced up professionals make to our island community. In a new series of role in Guernsey life outside their legal work. Kate Ovenden, a partner and table, he gives time to local community initiatives such as the annual Harbour the iconic Gherkin building in London – all 1,037 steps – to raise funds for the articles, Contact gets under the skin of leading local companies corporate law specialist who joined Carnival and raising money for charity Christchurch earthquake appeal, to the firm in 2006 after 10 years at a City supporting projects as diverse as the date, over £300,000 has been raised. firm, sits on the marketing committee RNLI, the Priaulx Baby Foundation, the Bedell Cispin culture for success to discover how their employees’ endeavours benefit Guernsey. and the non-Guernsey funds working group of the Guernsey Investment Fund Clic Sargent and the Guernsey Womens’ Refuge. Alasdair is also the director quite clearly extends beyond the confines of its industry so if you would Association – which was set up to of a local charity providing sheltered like to profile what your business is support the island’s growing investment accommodation for adults with doing for your island, please email management industry. Mark is involved learning or behavioural difficulties. us at firstname.lastname@example.org. 52 | CONTACT | JUNE/JULY 2011 | www.guernseychamber.com www.guernseychamber.com | JUNE/JULY 2011 | CONTACT | 53 VIDEO CONFERENCING | FREE WIFI | BAR | BRASSERIE | BEAUTY & MASSAGE | H E A LT H S U I T E | 18 HOLE GOLF COURSE COMPANY PROFILE | Next Generation IT talking about TRUST US If your business guest would prefer to stay in an out of town my generation environment then look no further than La Grande Mare Hotel. 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Clients access their allows staff to search documents reputation is based on,’ said tom. fully-managed system from any web- for individual words or phrases NGIt provides a wide range of enabled PC, anywhere in the world. ‘Recently, document management It services but specialises in: ‘this is particularly important for systems have adapted to provide • Outsource and It helpdesk solutions start-ups as it ensures that valuable tight integration with e-mail software • HP and Dell hardware capital is not tied up and also provides a enabling e-mails to be quickly filed • PC installations and rollouts system that can flex with the business as against a client without significantly • virtualisation solutions and Storage it grows. We monitor and maintain the interrupting the process of sending Area Networks (private clouds) system to ensure it is always operating and receiving e-mails,’ said Jason. • Server hosting and DR solutions in optimum condition, we backup ‘the new generation of document • Microsoft operating all data and in the event of a disaster management systems improves on systems and software we maintain a second backup system that by suggesting the location to store • Email & document in a local data centre.’ said Jason. e-mails. this level of automation management systems ‘there are currently limitations to increases office productivity, and • Fixed and wireless network design cloud computing, which means that as also assists with compliance as • In-depth experience in internet a business grow in size and complexity correspondence is saved against systems and connectivity of its needs, then they are better off with the relevant client file. • Cisco, Checkpoint and Sonicwall their own dedicated and more flexible ‘It’s another fascinating firewall implementation and support system. But, the good news is that development within It, and it is • External and internal systems all of the benefits of cloud computing our role as It consultants to enable security solutions are available to local businesses local businesses to embrace It as a ‘As well as providing a dependable through a traditional outsourcing force for good rather than a necessary service, we are also very proactive. It’s model and a private (in-house) cloud evil, to maintain their competitive not just a case of fix it and move on, it’s using virtualisation technology’ position, increase organisational about being part of the client’s team tom believes that the future effectiveness and contribute towards and having a flexible approach – every will see a refinement of technology their continued future success.’ company is different,’ said Jason. which will further enhance the ‘the very personal service we offer way companies operate. Matt Hale, co-founder means that our clients get to know ‘One example is disaster recovery What clients say ‘Strong client relationships and of Next Generation IT our staff and so we need to ensure as now it’s simply not necessary for excellent personal service are the that they have the knowledge and companies to spend thousands of key to the Long Port Group. NGIT experience to meet expectations. pounds renting DR space. Resilient It shares our philosophy and we have One of the biggest challenges we systems, which can continue to work a mutually beneficial partnership.’ Just over a decade ago the use of IT was barely infrastructure, liaising with third party software providers, proactive face is recruiting the right people, with the right skills set and more even after hardware failures, mean that 9 out of 10 invocations can be avoided Charles Billson, recognisable, compared to its use today. Companies maintenance of their It systems, to supporting their staff on a day to day importantly with the right attitude,’ altogether. to satisfy the other 10% of chairman, Long Port Group the future invocations, we provide an innovative were just beginning to explore the massive impact that basis. We wanted to create a unique With the hype surrounding virtual disaster recovery system, where ‘We have been using NGIT for our IT outsourcing since their inception It company, which above all is easy IT – computers, servers, emails etc. – could have on to deal with, understands its clients’ cloud computing, companies could be forgiven for thinking that we regularly take an image of each customer’s It systems, and restore to in 2003. During this period, we have found that they not only have the their day to day operations... business and is responsive to its client’s needs. this company would become every organisation should be on the cloud. Many organisations are our hosted systems at NGIt,’ he said. ‘In the event of a disaster, we can scope and expertise to deal with the needs of a large multinational an extension of its clients’ businesses promoting cloud computing as the bring the client’s It systems up in a t group such as JLT but also maintain looking after all aspects of technology; development that will fundamentally fraction of the time taken to rebuild his explosion in the use The beginning a personal approach to their someone its clients can rely on for change the way It is used. But their systems from scratch and of It was the catalyst for While working for Artemis, Matt service which is unparalleled.’ good advice and reliable service.’ those in the know disagree. restore from tape. Clients generally NGIt co-founder Matt Hale had begun to talk to tom Heyworth Nick Wild, executive chairman, Matt approached his employer Cloud computing is simply the take a small DR suite from us for a beginning his career in It. about the possibility of setting up an JLT Insurance Management Artemis’ managing director Robert provision of software and services core team of essential workers, and ‘I had always been interested in It consultancy. tom was working as (Guernsey) Ltd Sinclair who supported the idea of over the internet. this enables we provide remote access to their technology but after school I was the lead consultant at another local establishing the new business and organisations to flexibly buy-in specific system for the majority of their staff ‘Since 2004, NGIT has provided guided into finance and spent six It company, and between them, became Next Generation It’s first client. applications, or their entire It systems, to work from home, enabling them an IT outsource service to Artemis. years as a trust administrator. then they shared a vision for the next NGIt now employs eight full-time without investing in infrastructure to make significant savings.’ Since then we have grown as a role came up which required a generation of It company where staff including a third director Jason ‘there are specific local challenges NGIt also believes that electronic an organisation and NGIT has knowledge of trust and an interest in focus on the customer is key. Connolly, and continues to grow to widespread use of cloud computing. document management will be supported us through our continuing computers so I applied. Jobs like that ‘We realised that businesses were steadily. Having recently doubled its For many organisations, it is imperative increasing popular as it allows expansion, enabling us to focus on simply don’t come up any more but it struggling to understand the language office space at Sydney vane House, that they retain control of their the organisation of records and our business with the reassurance was perfect timing for me,’ he said. many specialist It companies were NGIt expects to increase the number data and that information is kept correspondence into a single, that our IT infrastructure would Matt spent six years as It manager speaking, and that they wanted of employees by the end of the year. within the jurisdiction. the risk of centralised electronic system. cope with growing demand. We at Saffery Champness. When the more than just a standard break-fix ‘It’s a balancing act between growth dealing with unfamiliar off-island this provides the capability to have found NGIT to be proactive, management broke away to form service. Businesses needed help with and maintaining the level of service organisations is too great,’ said Matt. scan paper files and correspondence, helpful, approachable and most of Artemis, Matt was one of the few all aspects of technology to support our clients have come to expect. NGIt provide a local solution called and integrate with office applications all dedicated to providing us with a handpicked to move with them. His their ongoing operations and to help NGIt has been built on providing a Office Anywhere, where all hardware, such as Microsoft Word and Excel modern, safe and secure IT system.’ trust and It experience meant he was them to achieve growth,’ said Matt. boutique service that is personalised software, support and maintenance so that all documents can be Robert Sinclair, able to set up all of their systems to ‘they required a more bespoke to the client. Our clients know our is provided in Guernsey, giving each stored together. Documents can managing director, Artemis Trustees suit their individual needs and he service with expert assistance with staff and so we need to ensure that as company a shared area to store files, be filed into a client structure and stayed with them for two years. everything from planning their It 56 | CONTACT | JUNE/JULY 2011 | www.guernseychamber.com www.guernseychamber.com | JUNE/JULY 2011 | CONTACT | 57 COMPANY PROFILE | PF+A The need for inspiring yet practical architectural solutions has never been greater. With the ever-increasing need for office space, and Guernsey planning regulations recently relaxed, local architects In safe hands are rising to the challenge of creating sympathetic office buildings that not only stand the test of time but also retain strong design aesthetics for generations to come. Contact meets a local business at the forefront of this new appetite for strong office design. I f you’ve recently driven past the their style covers refurbishing having built three of his own family office development in the Grange traditional buildings to contemporary homes and having been involved in and admired the stunning new design in new builds. property development. this means he’s building being erected there, you’d the directors pride themselves on a empathic enough to be able to assist be forgiven for thinking a prominent personable down-to-earth approach to clients from this first hand experience. architect from London had been client relationships. this comes across John has 10 years’ experience in involved in the design process. the truth throughout the 14 strong team of interior architectural and construction related is that it was a local company, PF+A, designers, 3D modelers, technologists, positions and 10 years running two that was responsible in the sympathetic construction of trust Corporation’s new headquarters, called Kings House. As one client succinctly put it; ‘They’re great PF+A Managing Director, Peter Falla explains more about the prestigious new at providing that interface between design build; ‘We took inspiration from existing properties in the Grange and particularly and construction.’ Roseneath (trust Corporation’s existing office, adjacent to the new Kings House). technicians and site construction businesses in London. He has a We wanted the building to be like a administrators, so they feel they are particular interest in translating ideas relative of Roseneath. We decided to put better positioned than ever to provide into action achieving client’s wishes in columns as that was in keeping with services that meet the demands of the in the most practical of ways. As the the Grand Classic format. the windows most discerning client. Based in Guelles construction industry is becoming are also in the same proportion, which Lane, it’s a relaxed working environment ever more technical and regulation has pushed up the ceiling height, so that creative design can flourish. compliant, John is charged with and created a grand appearance.’ the directors are Alex Whitmore, monitoring PF+A’s high standards this work is bound to get PF+A John Hibbs and of course the of work, whether this is through noticed and it is this level of quality that indefatigable Peter Falla. they each staff development or implementing led them to become one of Guernsey’s have their own different styles, tastes stringent quality control systems. leading design practices. On less high- and approaches. Alex has been with the Peter has over 37 years’ architectural/ profile projects, the team has a proven company for 15 years and particularly construction experience, carefully track record of achieving planning thrives on the early design process. building the PF+A practice. He has success over the last 20 years. their Conceptually he prefers to stand back seen design and construction from breadth of expertise means they are well and examine any project objectively all sides of the fence and has an acute equipped to support clients during every and visualise how it can be achieved understanding of the building process. stage of the design and build process, rather than accomplished by trial and the PF+A team has completed from inception to completion. they have error. In embracing contemporary some remarkable commercial projects the technical skills needed to support design it is important to have a capacity in recent times including Brady’s: a the administration of the construction. for understanding highly technical contemporary hair salon on the town As one client succinctly put it; ‘they’re matters that inform the construction sea-front in a building previously great at providing that interface process. Understanding the stressful used as a luggage shop and store. between design and construction.’ nature of the build process comes from As is common, for many ➜ 58 | CONTACT | JUNE/JULY 2011 | www.guernseychamber.com www.guernseychamber.com | JUNE/JULY 2011 | CONTACT | 59 COMPANY PROFILE | PF+A Peter Falla, ➜ St Peter Port retail outlets – the space as restoring the original building on by a local developer. John Hibbs and was very dark with daylight only features, an open shaft was introduced. Planning permission was sought Alex Whitmore, penetrating one end of the building. this runs through three floors of the to replace the tired bungalow with Directors of PF+A the solution involved implementing building to allow light to flood the a two-storey property more in an indirect lighting scheme, which interior. Extending upwards from the keeping with the adjacent dwellings gives the impression of daylight reception, the three storey high space and designed to provide luxurious despite the salon’s inner location. has a glass roof that can be opened, and accommodation that takes advantage of The designs really maximised light and the sense of space, with bold, sculptural forms and uninterrupted lines. the salon was awarded the creates the feel of an open plan office the far-reaching sea and island views. overall Design Award at the British space despite the differences in floor It was important that the new dwelling Hairdressing Business Awards. level. the building also includes a made a valuable contribution to the the designs really maximised light one-piece clear glass bridge that further area given its prominent corner site and the sense of space, with bold, allows light to penetrate the building. location. the successful application sculptural forms and uninterrupted Of course, the team focuses on and build resulted in an attractive lines. the illuminated glass floor is more than commercial design. addition to the open market. a favourite element of the décor. Within the residential sector, PF+A PF+A has proven adventurous the glass floor theme continues has recently worked on a large re-build design need not be a blot on the in the uber-cool offices owned by project on the outskirts of St Peter Port. landscape and as their commissions the Partnership, an advertising and Hill House was a sprawling bungalow increase, Guernsey’s landmark marketing agency located at the top of with no particular architectural interest. buildings will arguably be in safe Smith Street. the agency instructed It was also poorly positioned on the site hands and aesthetically pleasing PF+A on the refurbishment of their and did not take advantage of the views for generations to come. four storey listed building, which was available over the town, and the islands. originally a victorian town house that PF+A’s brief was to maximise had already been converted into office the potential of the site and in space. the building layout made for particular design an attractive quite a dark environment so as well house to be developed and sold 60 | CONTACT | JUNE/JULY 2011 | www.guernseychamber.com www.guernseychamber.com | JUNE/JULY 2011 | CONTACT | 61 INSURANCE INtERvIEW The KPMG name, logo and “cutting through complexity” are registered trademarks or trademarks of KPMG International. member firms affiliated with KPMG International Cooperative (“KPMG International”), a Swiss entity. All rights reserved. ©2011 KPMG Channel Islands Limited, a Jersey Company and a member firm of the KPMG network of independent Linked To CHANNEL ISL RESTRUCTURING GUERNSEY Account type: basic Ian Potter Ian Potter Health and Fitness Director at Kings Life PART OF KPMG GLOBAL INSURANCE A quick fire, life changing interview ∆ What do you do, why did you get making sure bottom line is growing year and fun... at least that’s the nice bits! into it and ultimately what would you on year. I suppose our greatest challenge like to achieve? is ensuring that we are innovative and ∆Where is the healthiest place to I am the Health and Fitness Director at exceptional. We need to set the eat in Guernsey? (Not Kings Life!!! Kings Life. Sport has always played a benchmark for other health clubs in what Ed) huge part in my life and I have a real we offer and how we offer it, so that each To answer Kings Life would be biased passion for business too so my job is and every member feels the value of that and you probably don’t want me to say extremely satisfying. I work with some physically and financially. my house so I’d have to say that most INSURANCE GROWTH great people every day - my own staff, good restaurants such as The Auberge, clients and members. I remember a ∆ Do you or have you ever had a Le Nautique and Da Nello’s offer some MERGER comment within a school report when I nickname? great choices of fresh healthy food. It’s was very young which was ‘Ian performs Yes I still have the same ones that I have about making good menu choices. well when he is interested in a subject’. had for years : Pots and Potsy To me that means that you should ∆ In your experience, which local choose a career that you are passionate ∆ What frustrates you most about business provides excellence in about and then you will go on to achieve the modern world? customer service and why? great things. I am confident that I’ll be There are many things that I would like to My most recent experiences have been running the best health and fitness club see change but I try not to get too at Mama’s and Papa’s within Ideal within the Channel Islands and possibly frustrated with things I have no influence Furnishing. My wife and I are expecting UK very soon. The future of Kings Life is on. It is a shame that man continues to our first baby and every time we have very exciting. 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I’m quite happy with who I work with There are so many local organisations that do a great job locally and others Want to find out more? let’s face it, that’s what people want in life don’t they? now. I like people who are positive and adventurous and I am surrounded by globally too. I think it’s a credit to the island that we are able to produce so kpmg.com/channelislands them. much talent. If I had to choose one then ∆ What is the greatest challenge it would have to be Specsavers. Over your company is facing today? ∆ What five words would your 500 employees here and a world JERSEY Like any business, challenges are colleagues use to describe you? renowned brand can’t be bad. controlling costs, increasing income and Driven, committed, ambitious, friendly PART OF KPMG 62 | CONTACT | JUNE/JULY 2011 | www.guernseychamber.com AIFM WOMEN IN BUSINESS “To succeed you have to believe Women in business in something with such a passion that it becomes a reality.” Anita Roddick 1942 - 2007 Guernsey Graduate We can WiN On the up together heads to Tanzania When businesses look at how to attract more women to senior positions and how to develop Former Guernsey resident Rita Healy talks about • You can’t network enough. You need to meet people in the industry and build relationships. It’s good for you but more Orphaned and abandoned children in that her time with them would have real female employees to achieve their career goals, moving on up in the hotel importantly the business you represent. Tanzania will be looked after by a Guernsey benefits. She had recognised that, ahead many focus on how they should emulate their male counterparts in the workplace. industry. Involve yourself in committees and associations and learn as much about graduate this summer thanks to Women in of her starting full-time employment in As a child I loved staying in hotels. It Professions. September, this summer provided her with Barclays Wealth Head of Wealth Advisory in the industry and community as was always a huge treat. So, I did hotel The organisation, which provides a once in a lifetime opportunity to help Guernsey, Julia Church, says that women (and possible. management at university and then networking and support for professional those less fortunate than herself. We hope men) should work to their ndividual strengths,. • You have to work hard and put in the travelled to Japan where I worked in large women in the Bailiwick of Guernsey, that Michelle’s time with her chosen ‘In all the roles that I have held, in the finance hours. There’s no way around it. That’s hotels, learnt the language and studied offered £1,000 to enable a local woman charity will provide her with some and recruitment industries, I have always focused why you need to be doing something the culture. I spent a brief time in Europe between the ages of 18 and 25 the invaluable skills for her future,’ said Ms on doing my job to the best of my ability. The fact you love because you’ll be doing a lot of and a couple of summers in Guernsey at a opportunity to broaden their skills by McMillen. that I am a woman has never made a difference. it! town hotel. After coming back to Australia, working with a voluntary organisation. Miss Pearce, 21, will spend five weeks Too often women compare their abilities to • Don’t be afraid to ask if you don’t know. I started working for a small hotel - The ‘The aim of the bursary was to provide a working with Forever Angels, a UK their male counterparts, when actually each Being the newest and youngest general Savoy Park Plaza in Melbourne. are individuals with different skills and different manager in a hotel, I had a lot of young local woman with the opportunity to registered charity, which runs a home in That’s when I decided I liked working in perspectives,’ said Julia, who joined Barclays questions. By not asking people with develop and broaden very important life Tanzania for orphaned and abandoned smaller, more personal hotels - you feel Wealth, Wealth Advisory in February. experience I wouldn’t have succeeded children up to the age of five years old. like you’re a person, not a number. I was The 47-year-old said, however that there are the way I have. ‘My family is from Zimbabwe and I spent also exposed to different facets of the initiatives that can be employed to help both • Don’t be too far removed from the holidays there as a child and I can always business and became multi-skilled in a women and men achieve their goals. operations of the business. There are remember seeing children on the streets variety of areas - something that is rare in ‘Barclays Wealth will this year celebrate the some general managers who aren’t who were desperate for help. I was larger hotels. second anniversary of its Women’s initiatives interested in the day-to-day running of powerless at the time but am now in a Network (WiN), which aims to develop and What has been the biggest challenge their hotel. I think you’ve got to know position to return to Africa and make a encourage the members of our local female so far? what’s going on with hotel guests and on both a business and personal level. He small difference,’ she said. workforce to achieve their full potential. Barclays I’ve worked for a number of hotels and staff. It’s all part of good customer has these visions that seem impossible, Former Grammar School student Miss Wealth recognises the benefits of gender diversity venues at middle management level, but service. yet always succeeds in turning them into Pearce, who is about to graduate from the and as such, WiN is not a female-only network my big break came when I landed the What motivates you? reality. More importantly my parents have University of Edinburgh, said Forever - it also has male members. In addition to position of general manager at Hotel I love being surrounded by successful been a huge influence on me and so has Angels had really impressed her. providing support, the group acts as a decision- Lindrum. That was three years ago and I people and learning from the people I work my husband Edward, who keeps me totally ‘The organisation not only acts as a making body and runs events that support its was 26 at the time. with - both in the hotel and on an industry sane. home but also a stepping stone as they workstreams.’ Hotel Lindrum is a boutique hotel and level. I also get to meet people from all How do you stay on top of it all aim to help these youngsters find Julia has worked in the finance industry for the owners were looking for an outgoing, over the world, people who are the and focused? permanent homes where they can be more than 15 years, and for the last five years, hands-on manager to run the operation as organisational forces behind hotels and Every now and then I have to take a skills which will be so invaluable in their happy and thrive. That was very important having sat on the board of her previous employer, well be involved in the sales and airlines, for example. step back. I find that it really helps me to future careers. We were extremely to me as it considered the children’s said that it is important for women who want to marketing, and PR - not something that Basically I enjoy being part of a team. I stop being so hands-on all the time and try impressed by the standard of applicants futures. I am very excited by the prospect raise a family to be able to return to work and happens in most hotels, where there is an want to have fun and get the most out of to look at the bigger picture. When you’re and there is no doubt that Guernsey has of helping this charity with their amazing continue in their chosen career path. established hierarchy and a traditional the work I do. I also have certain goals I caught up in the details, you can’t see some excellent bright stars who will be work and can’t wait to get to Tanzania and ‘Barclays Wealth is a leader in terms of paid style of management. want to achieve and that is a huge what are the important things that need to leading women of the future,’ said WIP do what I can to help them,’ she said. maternity leave on the island. Broadly, if you It’s been a huge learning curve. I was motivation. There are things I’d like to do - be done. You can end up creating more president Fionnuala Carvill. On her return Miss Pearce will share her are an eligible employee you will receive up to there for a year before Lindrum opened maybe create my own boutique hotel one work for yourself if you’re not careful. Applications were considered by a panel experience with Women in Professions 26 weeks maternity pay, which includes any and was involved in the early stage day or become more involved on a broader I find that exercise helps me to stay comprising of Ms Carvill, WIP legal counsel members. statutory pay, in an amount equal to your decision-making in terms of design and scale with tourism/event marketing. sane too. I try to go for a run or go to the Elaine Gray and Magistrate Cherry ‘We hope Michelle enjoys every minute total fixed pay. We will further enhance your layout. It’s been one of the hardest things Who are your mentors? Any gym five times a week. You also need McMillen who, after interviewing a of her time with Forever Angels and can’t maternity pay by an amount equivalent to UK I’ve had to do in my career - but also the inspirational books or people? downtime away from work. The time I shortlist, chose medical student Michelle wait to hear all about it when she returns statutory pay from the 27th week to the 39th most rewarding. There is also my former boss, David spend with my husband and friends who Pearce as the winner. home,’ said Ms Carvill. week of your maternity leave, if you are living What is your top strategy for success? Marriner, a Melbourne property developer, aren’t in the industry is really what I look ‘Michelle was an excellent candidate More information about Forever Angels in the Channel Islands. Women who choose I’ve got a couple of strategies: who is an inspirational person to work with forward to the most and it was obvious that she had can be found at www.foreverangels.org to start a family are supported and are able researched her chosen charity to ensure to return to their role or a similar role at the end of their maternity leave,’ she said. 64 | CONTACT | JUNE/JULY 2011 | www.guernseychamber.com www.guernseychamber.com | JUNE/JULY 2011 | CONTACT | 65 COMPANY PROFILE | Montagu Evans Channel Islands Courting success What do Guernsey’s Regency Court and London’s Hampton Court Palace have in common? Apart from the name and the royal connotation, they’re both managed in some part by a Guernsey property company which has quietly gone about its business since forming in 2009. With a recent move to Smith Street offices and a status as Guernsey’s largest commercial property agency, Montagu Evans Channel islands (MECI) should be the talk of the town, as Jon Taylor reports. Local expertise. Mourant Ozannes is one of the leading offshore H law firms. We advise on the laws of the Cayman International reputation. ampton Court Palace was built by Henry vIII atmosphere of history deafening. Islands, Guernsey and Jersey. but has witnessed monarchs come and go over Wren’s burden has become one Guernsey business’s We have more top tier legal directory* rankings the centuries so you can imagine the weight of most interesting properties on a portfolio that stretches responsibility Christopher Wren shouldered the length and breadth of Britain and beyond. Montagu than any other offshore law firm. when commissioned to design additions to the buildings. Evans has chosen to speak in whispers about its success *CHAMBERS, IFLR, LEGAL 500 Wren, the architect of St. Paul’s Cathedral, described to date but a move into the heartbeat of Guernsey is about how he would speak in whispers because he felt the to change all that. To find out more visit mourantozannes.com ➜ CAYMAN GUERNSEY JERSEY www.guernseychamber.com | JUNE/JULY 2011 | CONTACT | 67 COMPANY PROFILE| Montagu Evans Channel Islands ➜ You may have noticed the name on commercial property notice boards the commercial property market, something that has not been readily Glategny Esplanade. However, this management work is not just restricted MECI has embraced the Case study need for a locally qualified throughout the island but how many available before the creation of the to offices, MECI is also responsible of you know that the company that Channel Island Property Fund Limited. for retail, hospitality and industrial Jersey – Marks and has been advising the trustees of It is this appreciation of the long- sites throughout the Channel Islands. the British Museum on their World Conservation and Exhibition Centre term game that has established MECI at the forefront of the UK commercial Guernsey’s largest commercial property company, arrived in the island workforce, doubling Spencer, King Street A 40,000 sq ft flagship store, its team in 2010 managed by MECI on behalf of and also Historic Royal Palaces on property scene. It has been a studied with encouraging credentials. Montagu private clients since 2007. access improvements at Hampton approach that has led to the company Evans LLP has a reputation in the UK Court is also responsible for managing opening an office in the Channel as a highly skilled and professional approximately 425,000 sq ft of office Islands. We haven’t needed to shout practice and this has been achieved space in the island. this excludes the about our existence but our move into by providing their clients with expert making them more energy efficient through the upgrading Bond Street, London – Piaget buildings they manage in the industrial, offices in town will allay any fears that advice, and high-level counsel on of equipment and refurbishment to bring in the latest energy Swiss luxury watch maker, retail and leisure fields as well as Jersey. we’re only in it for the short term.’ commercial viability and potential efficient technology to meet international standards. Piaget, instructed MECI to MECI is responsible for the most ten years is hardly short-term but returns on investment across a broad Another challenge facing the commercial property sector acquire a flagship store on prestigious buildings in Guernsey’s MECI has been working in the Channel spectrum of commercial property. is trying to make available an appropriate supply of office business community, its tenants are Islands’ commercial property sector the company’s heritage lies in London’s Bond Street in 2010. accommodation over the next few years, but this, in tony’s some of the best known names on for over a decade now. the principle traditional strengths of valuation, opinion, has to be of the right type, in the right place and the island and within these buildings activity has been advising banks town planning, rating and compulsory to the right specification. Finally, how do we solve the there are roughly 3,800 people on their lending to developers and purchase but over the years the perennial problem of parking? ‘the challenge is not just how working. this is somewhere in the landlords but it has also undertaken company has expanded successfully Guernsey – Glategny Court to satisfy the need for more parking, but to make the use of car order of 1/3 of the island’s working a considerable number of investment into commercial agency, investment The island’s newest and most parking more efficient by maximising its usage and getting population in the finance sector transactions, land sales and been and development consultancy and prominent office building, companies to be more flexible in their attitudes,’ he said. and its supporting businesses. involved in the negotiation and is now one of the foremost firms of Glategny Court, recently reached Reassuringly, MECI has embraced the need for a locally the facts presented seem deafening determination of rent reviews. chartered surveyors in the country. practical completion. Totalling qualified workforce, doubling its team in 2010, and with 60,000 sq ft it has been let by its wealth of knowledge is developing a remarkable local team of surveyors and property professionals MECI to the GFSC, Collas Crill and Jersey – 21 Seaton Place (far left) Investec. It remains within MECI’s which has advised companies back in the UK. For Ogiers recently moved into Jersey’s newest portfolio of managed buildings. example, MECI recently acquired for the Richemont headquarter office building. MECI manage Group a unit on Bond Street, which will now trade as part of this investment building on behalf of Guernsey – Regency Court Piaget. Being in the prime part of this iconic shopping its new owners, the Channel Islands Property Regency Court has been managed destination will complement Richemont’s other brands Fund Limited, following its acquisition by MECI since 2004. All 60,000 which include Cartier, van Cleef and Mont Blanc. by the Fund at the end of 2010. sq ft remains fully let to its original therefore, the buyout has been a positive experience for those who had been with Jones & tenants, which include Schroder’s, Guernsey – Dorey and Martello Courts, Butterfield Bank, Barclays Wealth, Partners for a number of years. Director and chartered Admiral Park (left) IAG and Deloittes. The building surveyor Jane Archard believes the experience MECI Two headquarters office buildings of 90,000 brings to the Channel Islands is invaluable. is now owned by the Channel sq ft occupied by ABN Amro and Kleinwort ‘We can now call on approximately 200 professionals Islands Property Fund Limited, for Benson. Both buildings have been managed across the UK practices. We can offer banks, developers, whom MECI is managing agent. by MECI since 2005. It has also advised landlords, trust companies and asset managers expert on the 2008 and 2011 rent reviews. advice on UK property and they can now obtain this Guernsey – Cenkos CI, advice direct from our new town office,’ she said. Market Buildings ‘tony is certainly unique to the island and we’re fortunate In 2010, Cenkos CI appointed and you wonder why more of us In 2009 Montagu Evans made the the company has assisted with to have such an unrivalled and highly qualified property MECI to source them new office don’t appreciate who this business is. leap to a permanent Channel Islands’ the development of award winning professional over here,’ said associate director Zoë Gardiner. premises for their expanding tony Rowbotham, Montagu Evans’ base by purchasing Guernsey’s leading buildings both in London and tony, it turns out, is a qualified arbitrator for the company. Once offices were Managing Director, explains why commercial property agent Jones & throughout the UK and currently Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors and can act either located within the Market the Channel Islands has been such Partners. But why Jones & Partners? provides strategic advice in creative through them or privately to assist and guide with dispute Developmen, MECI acted on a success story for his company. ‘the attraction for us was the regeneration schemes that are changing resolutions for rent reviews and lease renewals. behalf of Cenkos to negotiate ‘the Channel Islands is a very predominance of management work the faces of inner cities. However, ‘We carry substantial levels of professional indemnity and agree the lease terms. exciting jurisdiction in which to work. associated with the company. Jones how has this ‘strategic thinking’ insurance which we know is a great attraction Following on from this, MECI Occupational property is always & Partners was focused entirely on manifested itself in Guernsey? to those banks wishing to lend into the property project managed the fit out in demand, whether it is through commercial property, not residential, ‘the challenge of rising energy prices market, and our advice is supported with research of the new premises. a leasehold or freehold route and and the company possessed a diverse and usage increasing, through ever into rental trends and capital yields,’ said Zoë. the office sector in particular has in and loyal client base,’ explained tony. increasing amounts of It and a desire As Guernsey’s commercial landscape has adapted during Guernsey – The Little Theatre recent years seen the construction of Montagu Evans now manages in for air-conditioning, means costs for the recent times to accommodate a diverse range of industry, it’s Site, St Peter Port some substantial and architecturally excess of 1,000,000sq.ft of prime occupier are rising. On new buildings interesting buildings as headquarters commercial accommodation across we are working with developers and reassuring to know a vastly experienced property practitioner is quietly establishing routes in the Channel Islands to help The In 2010 this historically interesting site for St Peter Port was offered for the finance sector. Not only does this present opportunities for us both Guernsey and Jersey including trafalgar Court, Regency Court, Dorey architects to bring in the latest energy saving technology for heating and manage all aspects of commercial property from investment through to rent reviews and everything in between. Little for sale. MECI successfully negotiated the acquisition of as a business, in the management sector but has also led us to set up a property investment fund, jointly Court and Martello Court, Carey House and HSBC House. Added to this will be 60,000sq.ft of prime cooling as well as lighting,’ said tony. Of equal importance is perhaps how Montagu Evans is dealing Theatre the freehold interest of the site, on behalf of a private client. with Cenkos CI Limited, to allow development under construction with current buildings and those of investors to get directly involved in along the Salarie Corner end of historical important to the island, 68 | CONTACT | JUNE/JULY 2011 | www.guernseychamber.com www.guernseychamber.com | JUNE/JULY 2011 | CONTACT | 69 Guernsey Chamber of Commerce Directory of Members Guernsey Chamber of Commerce Directory of Members CONTACT COMPANY NAME TEL CATEGORY EMAIL WEB Private members A Ms Lauren Smyth !OBAC 07766 518091 email@example.com NAME TEL No EMAIL Mr Martin Thwaite 2E2 737000 COMPUTING firstname.lastname@example.org www.2e2.gg Mr Bob Bartlett 264757 email@example.com Mr Sean Martin 2mi FINANCIAL SERVICES LTD 726277 FINANCIAL SERVICES firstname.lastname@example.org www.2mi.gg Mr Peter Budwin 716134 email@example.com Mrs S Lesbirel A 1 DISTRIBUTORS LTD 748433 CLEANING SUPPLIES firstname.lastname@example.org Ms Fionnuala Carvill email@example.com Mrs Louise Hall A O HALL ADVOCATES 723723 ADVOCATES firstname.lastname@example.org www.aohall.com Mr R M Chilcott 265699 email@example.com Ms Viola Nyari A+ ACCOUNTING LTD 246404 ACCOUNTANTS firstname.lastname@example.org www.aplusguernsey.co.uk Mr Mike Collins 243434 email@example.com Mr Jamie Falla ABM LTD 728886 ARCHITECTS firstname.lastname@example.org www.mooarc.com Mr Robert Cooney 256720 email@example.com Mr Graham Thoume ABN AMRO 751000 BANKING firstname.lastname@example.org www.abnamro.gg Mr Roger Dadd 245401 email@example.com Mr Wayne Bulpitt ACTIVE GROUP LTD 711822 FINANCE firstname.lastname@example.org www.activeoffshore.com Mr Rupert Dorey 230711 email@example.com Mr John Judge ADAM & COMPANY INT LTD 715055 BANKING firstname.lastname@example.org Miss Deirdre Dudley - 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