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The Foundations of Community

Jersey’s society, like many others around the world, has changed. Long gone are the days where multiple generations of the same family lived and worked in the parish they always had. While those times will undoubtedly be fondly remembered by the very oldest members of our community, had they ... Read more »

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HammerHead and Captain StinkyPants take on the UK

When I first put pen to paper, I had no idea HammerHead and Captain StinkyPants would be published, let alone go on to help children less fortunate than my own by raising over £10,000 for charities in Jersey and Guernsey. I simply wanted to preserve the memories of the ... Read more »

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Future Retailers

This sea of curiosity greeted me in Jersey’s Royal Court recently. I was asked to present to a group of A Level students about the careers that were available to them on our islands. And, specifically, obviously, retail careers. Dispelling the myth that retail is about shelf filling and ... Read more »

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A Walk Down Memory Lane

About a month ago I was transported back to the start of my career. It was a huge pleasure to host Robin Walker, now 82, whom I invited across from Guernsey to look at what we had laid on top of the foundations that he and others had built. Robin ... Read more »

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"How do I get your job, sir?"

Meet Bruno, one my brilliant colleagues. Bruno started on the shop floor two years ago and, with our support is starting to develop his supervisory skills. “I started where you are now Bruno, so there is nothing to stop you doing it too.” I told him. “Oh, and call me ... Read more »