Thank you for your support at our recent AGM. It was a large turnout that saw changes within the Council. Both Ann Hodgson and Helen Ackrill stood down after several years on Council while Holly Chandler, Ian Corder and Richard Ward vied for the two seats.
The new Council –
Andrew Eggleston (President) Ilona Soane-Sands Kathy Kissick
Nigel Lawrence (Vice President) Brendan Noone Holly Chandler
Ian Corder Karen Meagher (secretary) Tony Haywood (treasurer)
At our first Council meeting we agreed to create 10 portfolios with Council members leading each one. Below is the list including the portfolio name, the Council member/s leading and their email addresses.
Please contact us with any comments, thoughts or ideas you would like us to take forward.
Transport Andrew Eggleston & Nigel Lawrence
Environment Ian Corder & Holly Chandler
Retail Kathy Kissick
Finance Brendan Noone
Communications/ Ilona Soane-Sands & Holly Chandler
Marketing firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
States Liaison Nigel Lawrence & Andrew Eggleston
Energy Ian Corder & Nigel Lawrence
Hospitality Holly Chandler
Education & Skills Kathy Kissick
Peter Ferbrache’s Visit
Nigel Lawrence represented Chamber at the Chief Minister’s private meeting of the day with our States Members held in the Anne French Room.
Discussions included our Airport Runway and the hole in finances.
Annual Postal Partnership Board Meeting
Guernsey Post confirmed they lost Moonpig and Funky Pigeon when the companies moved their operations to the UK during Covid.
This three hour meeting included Chamber’s Nigel Lawrence, Boley Smillie (Guernsey Post CEO) and other stakeholders.
States’ Discussions with TIGER Project
Ian Corder representing Chamber’s Energy/Environment Group attended an energy meeting in respect of the States and TIGER Project relationship.
A brief discussion took place at June’s Council meeting as to whether this new group had created a working structure.
Harbour Reconfiguration Meeting
Nigel Lawrence and Andrew Eggleston representing Chamber’s Transport Group attended this meeting at the Harbour Office with the General Services Committee and stakeholders. If you would like to read comprehensive notes on this meeting, please contact us.
Marine Diesel Fuel
Council has learnt that the imbalance of the cost of marine diesel fuel on the island as compared to Guernsey is not helping the local economy. A major Alderney supplier is having to buy in at 74.76p a litre while Guernsey is buying in at 42p a litre. Chamber will take this further with the States.
Meetings now set in stone:-
- Following their meeting with Bill Abel and Ian Carter last week, Andrew Eggleston and Nigel Liaison, representing Chamber’s Liaison Group, are to meet with the two States Members on a monthly basis – the next one is set for Thursday 15th
We will take up comments or questions on any Island topics that you as Chamber members may have. Please come through to us on this. This is the start of a positive forum between us all.
- States Member Annie Burgess as Chair of Economic Development last Friday asked us for regular monthly meetings. Again, please come through with ideas and questions.
Meeting:- Kath Jones – Chief Executive
Later this week we have invited Kath Jones to a meeting with the Council. This will be to understand Kath’s priorities and thoughts – and for us to explain how Chamber works.
Meeting:- Secondary Pensions
This coming Tuesday (29th June) is an important meeting on this subject. Larger employers are invited to attend at 2.30 in the Anne French Room along with States Members.
There will also be an open meeting in the evening at 7.00 in the Island Hall.
It is being led by Deputy Peter Roffey with representatives from Social Security, Education and Employment and Stacey Wilen, project manager re secondary pensions.
A separate email is being sent to all Chamber Members on this presentation.
NOTE: THIS MEETING WAS CANCELLED .DUE TO FOG PETER ROFFEY AND STTACEY WILEN WERE UNABLE TO TRAVEL TO ALDERNEY. A NEW DATE WILL BE CONFIRMED ASAP
Meeting:- Our Airport
We have been invited to a meeting in the Anne French Room mid next month with members of the technical team of Guernsey Ports to explain in detail the extent of the works to our runway.
This meeting is set for Wednesday 14th July at 11.00 in the Anne French Room.
If you would like to attend, please let us know on firstname.lastname@example.org
A walk around the airport will take place that evening to explain in greater detail the extent of the works.
Also arranged will be a meeting (no fixed date yet) with a team from Guernsey to explain the ‘longer runway option’ in greater depth.