Guernsey has a ‘can do’ attitude to business. The Island’s entrepreneurial spirit, its skilled and committed workforce and its outward-looking approach have resulted in many centuries of commercial success.

Guernsey has developed and continues to evolve as a thriving reputable international business centre through its willingness to explore and expand on ideas.

Commercial life in Guernsey is truly 21st century ranging from global financial services, retail, and our visitor economy, to digital and creative sectors includes e-gaming and a commitment to develop as a thriving Fintech hub.

Competitive

  • Low tax regime which is compliant with international standards
  • World class professional services with a global network
  • Proportionate and responsive regulation which is internationally recognised
  • An agile pro-business government
  • Frequent connections to London hubs

Stable

  • AA- credit rating
  • Part of the sterling zone
  • Mature legal system
  • Trusted location for securing storage and processing of data

Quality

  • Accessible government advice and services
  • Resilient and highly secure data connectivity within the global network of subsea fibre cables,with 6 fibre cables connecting Guernsey to the UK, France and onwards to the rest of the world
  • World class professional services, including a 24/7 company registry
  • Skilled workforce across a diversified economy

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Innovative

  • Cutting edge Intellectual Property legislation
  • The Guernsey Digital Greenhouse provides a tailored innovative centre dedicated to the latest opportunities within the creative, digital and other sectors
  • A thriving and dynamic entrepreneurial tech community, which holds regular events and co-working sessions
  • Active initiatives from Government and the business community focused on the development of Fintech
  • Guernsey’s Aircraft registry, 2-REG, delivers high quality service and a customer-oriented registry in a tax friendly environment
  • Well-regulated securities exchange
  • Professional client focused 24/7 Company Registry

Lifestyle

  • Beautiful environment in which to live and work
  • A wide range of attractive residential properties to choose from
  • High standards of health and education provision
  • A range of excellent quality restaurants and hotels
  • An island steeped in rich heritage
  • A strong sense of community with a charitable spirit
  • Breathtaking beaches, stunning cliff coastline and idyllic countryside
  • St. Peter Port, one of Europe’s prettiest harbour towns

Getting Here

  • Direct daily air services to London in as little as 45 minutes, including 8 rotations to London Gatwick and Stansted airports. Regional connectivity to 7 key UK destinations allowing easy access to European and international connections
  • Easy access to EU markets
  • Choice of ferry crossings to the south coast of England and the north coast of France

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