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Tourism Development Fund invites grant applications

| March 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Tourism Development Fund is opening its spring 2014 round of funding and is inviting submissions from applicants with initiatives that will benefit the tourism industry. The fund was established by the States of Jersey in 2004 to encourage and support tourism in the Island. To date, the fund has made over 115 grants totalling […]

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Skills training grant reaches its 100th application

| March 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

Launched by Skills Jersey in September 2013, the Skills Accelerator grant scheme, which provides funding for employees of local businesses to undertake training, has received its 100th application. Successful applicants are offered a grant of up to 75% of their total training cost – to a maximum of £5,000 – and each organisation is eligible […]

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Jersey’s efforts to enhance Israeli relationships well received at London event

Jersey’s efforts to enhance Israeli relationships well received at London event

| February 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

Jersey has made good progress in enhancing business relationships with Israel, following attendance at an invitation-only breakfast event in London last week. Minister for Economic Development Senator Alan Maclean attended the private breakfast briefing on 21st February at the invitation of the Office for Trade and Economic Affairs at the Embassy of Israel and UK […]

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Trial for all shops to open on Sunday

| February 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

A new consultation has been launched inviting Islanders to comment on a trial to allow larger stores to open on Sundays. The consultation white paper has been issued by the Economic Development Department and proposes a change to current Sunday trading legislation allowing all businesses, regardless of size, to open for a trial period of […]

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Hospitality Campaign 2014 is launched

| January 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

A campaign to get locally-qualified jobseekers into work in hospitality is being launched. The Back to Work Hospitality Campaign gives Islanders the chance to train and then get a job in hospitality, and gives the industry the opportunity to recruit new staff at no financial cost for the first four weeks of their employment. Through […]

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Jersey’s role in facilitating Anglo-Chinese business to be highlighted at major London conference

| January 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

Jersey’s credentials as the gateway to Europe for Chinese businesses, will be highlighted to around 500 leading business professionals, government officials and politicians at a major conference next week. At the China-Britain Business Council’s (CBBC) China Business Conference 2014, which is due to take place at the QEII Conference Centre in London on Tuesday 14th […]

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Jersey announces intention to launch aircraft registry in 2014

| December 6, 2013 | 0 Comments

Jersey’s Economic Development Department has announced plans to establish a Jersey Aircraft Registry. Following extensive analysis and consultation, the Minister for Economic Development Senator Alan Maclean has now given approval for the Registry, which is due to be launched in summer 2014 and is expected to open up a range of new business opportunities for […]

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Jersey delegation to China highlights Island’s role as gateway to Europe

Jersey delegation to China highlights Island’s role as gateway to Europe

| November 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

Meetings and seminars held in mainland China (Shenzhen) and Hong Kong recently by representatives from a Jersey delegation provided a platform for Jersey firms to engage directly with relevant businesses in the Far East and discuss commercial opportunities. The visit, organised by Locate Jersey, included two seminars entitled ‘Gateway to Jersey’ in Shenzhen and Hong […]

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Research launched into Jersey online experiences

| October 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Economic Development Department has commissioned new research into Islanders’ online experiences. The research includes an online survey that will ask Jersey residents for their experiences of social media and their current level of concern around malicious, grossly offensive or threatening communications, including cyber-bullying. The Economic Development Minister, Senator Alan Maclean, said: “The research will […]

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Senior Chinese delegation visits Jersey to explore digital opportunities

| October 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

A senior delegation from one of mainland China’s fastest growing cities is visiting Jersey this week to explore business opportunities in the digital and e-commerce sectors. The six-strong party of representatives from Hangzhou, considered to be one of China’s most dynamic ‘Tier 2’ cities, includes senior representatives from a number of organisations within Hangzhou’s Hi-Tech […]

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