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June/July 2019

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Don’t they say that everything looks better in the sun? If that’s the case then this is the time of year when Locate Guernsey’s job is at its easiest. But ‘selling’ the island as a place to relocate and/or set up business is not quite as straightforward as that. We caught up with Jo Stoddart who took over as CEO of LocateGuernsey last year, to find out about her approach to promoting the island as a place to set up home and how she is ‘boxing smart’ with a limited budget, to do a seemingly limitless job.

Guernsey residents will by now have got used to the new recycling regime that came into force in February; all with the goal of improving our green credentials. We spoke to Guernsey Electricity’s Environment Sustainability Manager Alex Herschel whose full-time job revolves around carbon reduction and renewable energy. With a career that has taken her around the world focusing on the environment and sustainability, she is now heavily involved in Guernsey’s cable links with France and believes that they are the most cost effective way of ensuring that the island has security of supply. Find out why on page 24.

We are used to hearing how technology continues to improve efficiency across so many day-to-day situations – particularly in the office. But using an app to help you choose a pair of glasses? Specsavers’ Director of Central Operations explains on page 16 how the firm has pioneered the use of ‘virtual try-on’ technology to make frame selection more straightforward and how the company plans to maintain its competitive position in the optical market.

And in our regular featured charity column, a well known local businessman shares his personal experience of having a serious health scare, and stresses the importance of taking advantage of early screening opportunities. Enjoy Guernsey Connect.

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