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Reflecting on the Locate Guernsey London Showcase 2016

2nd November 2016

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Author: Sarah Allisette, Executive Assistant - Locate Guernsey

“It made those of us based in Guernsey incredibly proud of the Island” – Reflecting on the Locate Guernsey London Showcase 2016

Now the dust has settled we are delighted to be able to look back on the success of our very first Locate Guernsey London Showcase event, held in October. The event took place at the Leadenhall building which is London’s highest dedicated events space. We were joined by 220 guests in what was a positive day filled with promotion about our unique and beautiful Island of Guernsey, and how it is an outstanding relocation destination for businesses and individuals.

“Really well thought out and interesting speakers, a terrific audience and such an incredibly heartening and positive push for Guernsey. It made those of us based in Guernsey incredibly proud of the Island.” Andrea Goodman, Relationship Manager Collas Crill

We were lucky enough to have David Ummels, managing director of Astin Capital Management as our headline speaker who moved to Guernsey last year. David gave an honest and interesting talk about his move to Guernsey, why he chose here and how it was the right business decision for him and his family.

A panel discussion closed the event and involved Mike Allen of Ascot Barclay Group, Andrew Haining of Balmuir Partners and Jo Huxtable, tax partner at Deloitte. The panel outlined how they came to be in Guernsey and why the Island was a strong option for relocation.

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“Plenty of networking time, effective use of video, lovely lunch, good chat, pretty literature and seamless organisation-Guernsey pulled off a blinder.” Emma Anderson Account Director Orchard PR

We wanted to provide guests from the UK with a taste of Guernsey, so we worked closely with Sueco and were delighted to present a “Guernsey Inspired” menu featuring fresh local ingredients brought over specifically for the event. A huge thank you to Aurigny for their help.

We launched our newest promotional project at our event – a video created in collaboration with Guernsey Finance and filmed by Luke Sheehan of Virtuoso Films. The video showcases the ease and enjoyment of working in Guernsey and the enviable work/life balance which is open to anyone who lives here.

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“Supporting Locate Guernsey is something that we are going to be willing to do as our interests are very clearly aligned.” Piers Lawrence Director Coutts

Thank you so much to everyone for their feedback, we are delighted with the positive response. We as a team are already planning an event for 2017 and would recommend getting in touch sooner rather than later to register your interest. Contact sarah@locateguernsey.com to find out more.

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