Entries tagged 'business'
The following 11 entries have been tagged using the term business. Click the titles to read the full entry in each instance.
Channel Islands Securities Exchange founded
The Channel Islands Securities Exchange attracted more than 2000 listings in its first five years
Guernsey optician Specsavers was founded
Now one of the world's biggest optical groups, Specsavers was founded in Guernsey in 1983
Major Guernsey employer Tektronix went public
Tektronix was a major employer, with a Guernsey factory making oscilloscopes
The first ever Guernsey stamp is issued
When occupation cut off Guernsey from the Royal Mail, it needed to issue its own stamps for the first time.
Guernsey adopts Sterling currency
Guernsey switched from the French Franc to Pounds Sterling in 1921.
Guernsey Post Office is established
Guernsey Post Office was established in 1794, but didn't get its first post box for another 60 years.
Famed printer Thomas de la Rue born
Known as the Father of the Playing Card, this printer set up a business that's still thriving.
Guernsey’s first banker dies
The 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 services
The island's only railway company ran services between St Peter Port and St Sampson.
Aurigny Air Services founded
Aurigny, the airline based at Guernsey Airport, was founded in Alderney in 1968. It's now known as The Islanders' Airline.