CGi News

NED development programme

WE are working with the GTA to find the next generation of Non-Executive Directors (NED) on-island. Guernsey needs a decent pool of board-ready directors and the programme helps with their transition and training as it is widely accepted that NEDs add significant value to a company and the wider economy. The development programme has been designed to support the progression and transition of local talent wishing to become an NED. It aims to diversity the NED pool and helps the transfer of knowledge and skills from experienced directors onto the next generation. This unique is different to others, as in …

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December news from the Federation

WELCOME to our last newsletter of this year. It has been busy of late as we support local industry and try to make Guernsey a better place in which to live and work. We recently met with Deputies Le Clerc and Yerby, of Employment & Social Security, along with the G4 (IoD, Chamber and GIBA) to discuss the proposed discrimination legislation. We all have concerns with elements of the proposals and the apparent need to rush through its introduction before the next general election in May 2020. Whilst the meeting was positive in some respects, it remains to be seen whether …

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Closure of Start-Up not good news for business

The CGI is very disappointed to learn that Start-Up Guernsey is to close and be replaced by a collection of separate organisations. Over the past 20 years, Tony Brassell and his team at Start-Up have supported hundreds of local entrepreneurs and businesses establish and develop on the island and the CGi cannot see how four different groups can provide the same level of expertise and focus. It is ironic that the States has decided to close a dedicated agency when it has established several over the past few years specialising in particular areas of business – Digital Greenhouse, Guernsey Finance, …

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CGi welcomes review of discrimination law

The CGi, as one of the G4 business groups locally, welcomes the Committee for Employment & Social Security’s (ESS) decision to refocus its anti-discrimination legislation proposals on a more limited scope and with some adjustments to the originally proposed approach. We would like to restate that we are fully in favour of anti-discrimination legislation and that support has been made clear at every stage of the consultation process. We have been very clear that a proportionate approach will be welcomed and supported by the business groups. We have also stated that because a significant number of businesses based in Guernsey …

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Consultation on discrimination legislation

YOU may have seen publicity over the past couple of weeks on the States’ proposals to bring in an anti-discrimination law and could have already contributed to the current consultation. The CGi has no issue with such legislation per se but has raised concerns with some parts of the proposals and in particular that the consultation is being rushed through without proper constructive dialogue. We are working with other business groups locally – Chamber, IoD, CIPD and GIBA – to call for a longer period for consultation with industry, so beyond the end of this month, and jointly are to …

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Scrap the Population Management Law

Clive has been interviewed by both BBC Guernsey and the Guernsey Press this week over the CGi’s ongoing concerns that the Law is not fit for purpose. We have maintained since its introduction that the Law is impacting negatively on key parts of the economy and is not necessary. We believe the population will find its own level so the legislation should be scrapped. To hear Clive’s full interview, it was aired on 10 July at 17:07, or one hour into the Eliza Philippidis programme: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p07d3qwd

September news from the Federation

WELCOME to the September edition of our newsletter. You may have seen publicity over the past couple of weeks on the States’ proposals to bring in anti-discrimination law and could have already contributed to the current consultation. The CGi has no issue with such legislation per se but has raised concerns with some parts of the proposals and notably that the consultation is being rushed without proper constructive dialogue.  We are working with other business groups locally – Chamber, IoD, CIPD and GIBA – to call for a longer period for discussions with industry, so beyond the end of this month, …

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