Entries tagged 'business'

The following 10 entries have been tagged using the term business. Click the titles to read the full entry in each instance.

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Guernsey optician Specsavers was foundedNow one of the world's biggest optical groups, Specsavers was founded in Guernsey in 1983
Major Guernsey employer Tektronix went publicTektronix was a major employer, with a Guernsey factory making oscilloscopes
The first ever Guernsey stamp is issuedWhen occupation cut off Guernsey from the Royal Mail, it needed to issue its own stamps for the first time.
Guernsey adopts Sterling currencyGuernsey switched from the French Franc to Pounds Sterling in 1921.
Guernsey Post Office is establishedGuernsey Post Office was established in 1794, but didn't get its first post box for another 60 years.
Famed printer Thomas de la Rue bornKnown as the Father of the Playing Card, this printer set up a business that's still thriving.
Guernsey’s first banker diesThe bank set up by Thomas Priaulx can be traced through to Nat West and the Royal Bank of Scotland today.
Guernsey Railway Company runs its first servicesThe island's only railway company ran services between St Peter Port and St Sampson.
Aurigny Air Services foundedAurigny, the airline based at Guernsey Airport, was founded in Alderney in 1968. It's now known as The Islanders' Airline.
Specsavers’ Mary Perkins was bornAlthough born in Bristol, Dame Mary Perkins went on to become one of the most successful business people in Guernsey.

 

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