Spring Forum 2021


A warm welcome

Recorded 6th May 2021, 11am BST

Join Locate Guernsey and Lord Digby Jones, supported by event partners BDO and Cooper Brouard, for a virtual Spring Forum 2021.

This year’s event was shown on 6th May 2021 and recorded for you to enjoy on-demand from your home or office.

Our global audience of viewers heard about the benefits of doing business in the island and why Guernsey continues to draw those who are looking for a more convenient, safer and better life.

Hear from our speakers, Jo Stoddart – Locate Guernsey and keynote – Lord Digby Jones together with tax and property advice from industry experts at BDO and Cooper Brouard estate agents.


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Jo Stoddart, Locate Guernsey

Jo has extensive personal experience of relocation having lived in Yorkshire, Paris, London, Jersey and for the past 15 years in Guernsey. A former professional events’ organiser at IMG and the OECD in Paris, founder of a successful pan-island relocation consultancy and former Chair of the Association of Relocation Professionals, Jo joined Locate Guernsey in 2018. She is a passionate ambassador for the island and enjoys helping potential new residents to discover how living in Guernsey could work for them, their families and their business interests.

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Lord Digby Jones, Keynote speaker

UCL law graduate and former Bromsgrove scholar, Digby spent time in the Royal Navy before joining Birmingham law firm Edge & Ellison, rising to be Senior Partner. After six years as Director-General of the CBI followed by time as Minister for UK Trade and Investment Digby returned to the private sector as Chairman of the International Advisory Boards of BA, HSBC, Senior Advisor to BP and AON. A past winner of Celebrity Mastermind, he has written two books (“Fixing Britain” and “Fixing Business”) and presented several series for BBC TV, Radio 4 and Times Radio. He is Chairman of Triumph Motorcycles, Thatchers Cider and Argentex Group.

Event Partners

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Cooper Brouard

Cooper Brouard is a leading Guernsey estate agent with unrivalled knowledge of open market properties both for sale and to let. They have a reputation for exceptional customer service which stems from their belief that it is as important to be trustworthy, as it is to be efficient and effective.

Key Contact:
Ross Le Marquand, Director, Open Market Sales: ross@cooperbrouard.com

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BDO has had a presence in Guernsey for 120 years. Our highly experienced private wealth tax team regularly advise personal and corporate clients regarding UK and Guernsey tax in respect of relocating to Guernsey. We are a member of BDO International so can collaborate with other offices when international services are required.

Key Contacts:
Andre Trebert, Director: andre.trebert@bdo.gg
Caley Clarke, Tax Director: caley.clarke@bdo.gg

There are currently some restrictions in place regarding arrivals to the island in relation to COVID-19. Please contact a member of the Locate Guernsey team to discuss your plans in further detail.

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