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Gone are the days when a degree is a free pass to a lifetime career. We need to be living proof of the old cliché that you’re never too old to learn something new, as in the future, having multiple careers is going to be become the ‘norm.’

Founders of a new charitable enterprise in the island have grasped this, and have established Bright Futures. The organisation aims to ensure that the island’s economy can continue to develop and thrive in the future by identifying and filling local skills gaps, and facilitating training opportunities for young and old alike through funding support and careers advice and mapping. Find out more in our interview with its Managing Director Susie Crowder on page 4.

With the fantastic summer we are all enjoying this year, we would expect to be having a bumper tourism season. The OGH’s General Manager, Andrew Chantrell, predicts great outcomes for 2018, but highlights concerns regarding onerously lengthy processes for applying for work permits – something that he regularly has to do, now that the demand for local work from EU residents has all but dried up. You can read his thoughts on page 32.

It never ceases to amaze me how much time people give to charity work in Guernsey. There is an incredible amount of volunteering going on to support our vital third sector, and a particular ‘hats off’ to those who also juggle a busy day job on top. Our new feature – Charity Champion – celebrates individuals who do just that. Read our first interview in this issue with Collas Crill Partner Jason Green on page 56.

Enjoy Connect.

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