An initiative which aims to development football volunteers and coaches of the future has already encouraged more youngsters to give time back to the sport.
The FA Junior Football Leaders Award is part of the Ravenscroft-sponsored Football for Everyone programme to develop and expand youth football in Guernsey. The award shows youngsters what else other than physically playing happens in football to encourage more people to get involved.
Ravenscroft is delighted to announce that we have acquired BullionRock. The precious metals business was set up in 2012 by Robin Newbould whose name will be familiar to some clients as he helped establish Ravenscroft more than a decade ago. In recent years BullionRock has diversified its product portfolio to include BullionRock Invest, which offers dealing in, and storage of, precious metals in a…
More historical prints and manuscripts can be put on show at the Priaulx Library following the donation of a specialised display cabinet. The £2,000 cabinet has been donated by Ravenscroft, which has developed a long-standing relationship with the library. The stockbroking and investment managing firm has sponsored the photographic exhibition in the library’s garden for five years and has…
A focus on youth football is seeing an increase in youngsters continuing to play through the age groups with an under 15 development league now being added to the Ravenscroft Youth Leagues.
In 2013, the Guernsey FA made a decision to focus on year 6 players to encourage them to continue playing as they moved to secondary school and reduce drop-out. At the time, there were under 14, under 16 and under 18 leagues and the aim was to introduce single year age band leagues.
‘That focus first led to the creation of an under 13 development league and now because those original year 6 players have remained passionate about the game, we have introduced an under 15 development league,’ said Nick Graham, chairman of Guernsey Football League.
Ravenscroft co-founder Andrew Stewart steps down from board Ravenscroft co-founder Andrew Stewart has stepped down from the board to concentrate on his other business interests. Mr Stewart, who stepped down as chairman in June, will remain a shareholder and continue to work on a consultancy basis for the stockbroking and investment management company. His decision to step down from the board…
It’s been another long, hot one… In the political arena, the Donald continues to play a dangerous game of power-posturing with Kim Jong-un; both claiming a “declaration of war”. UK and European political headlines continue to be dominated by BREXIT. Despite Theresa May’s best efforts to provide clarity via her Florence speech, the process and outcome seems as nebulous as ever! The point here is that, despite recent results across Europe, politics remain front-and-centre with a strong undercurrent of turmoil. For instance, Angela Merkel has been successfully re-elected – but not without giving ground to the far right in the form of Alternative fur Deutschland. This is unsurprising given the level of immigration in Germany: a million-plus in the last year or so alone. In France, Marine Le Pen took 21% of the vote in the first round of the Presidential Elections.
Ravenscroft has appointed a new head of compliance with more than three decades of experience in the finance sector.
Tracy Spence will lead Ravenscroft’s compliance team as the business continues to focus on growth and expansion. Her role also encompasses being compliance officer for Ravenscroft Investment Management Limited and the deputy money laundering reporting officer (MLRO) for Guernsey regulated entities.
The Channel Islands Property Fund has acquired two of the flagship properties on the former Royal Hotel site.
The specialist real estate investment company, which currently owns 12 high quality properties in the Channel Islands and Isle of Man, has acquired Royal Chambers and The Rotunda from the liquidators of Jubilee Scheme 2 LP (In Dissolution), which was part of the Long Port Group.
The 75,000sq.ft Grade ‘A’ office building, which comes with 75 parking spaces, is situated on St Julian’s Avenue. It is occupied by Terra Firma, Ernst & Young and IPES with Mourant Ozannes announcing earlier this year that it had agreed terms to 25,000sq.ft to enable all 150 of its staff in Guernsey to be based in one location. The purchase price of £42.3m. reflects a net initial yield of 6.75%.
Scrumptious The inspiration for this article on “scrumptious” comes from a somewhat alien situation I found myself in following a sunny Sunday swim in August - enjoying tucking into a packet of Emily’s Veg Crisps (not so much crisps as crunchy French beans, sugar snap peas and black edamame to be specific). As someone whose favourite course is almost always dessert, I cannot say I’d…