Negotiating the Business Support package for Hospitality (This included getting 100% co-funding rather than the 80% originally intended by the Government).
Success after lengthy negotiations with the States representatives to agree an ‘either or’ support package for the accommodation sector.
Survey to gauge the workforce crisis in August 2021, which highlighted the near 20% jobs gap, and will assist our work going forwards on aiming to find solutions to this critical situation.
Success in extending the guaranteed bank loan scheme to March 2021.
Sea Links: After several meetings with the leads at Condor Ferries we collaborated in a positive way that led to more ‘visitor friendly’ arrival times into the island for 2023.
Arranged a platform to recruit from non-EU countries on a 9 month/3 month basis.
Providing a watchdog on behalf of Hospitality on the handling by the Government of events, procedures and laws that may affect the hospitality trade in the Bailiwick.
Instrumental in lobbying for the extension of winter let exemption extension.
With the assistance of HSBC international, we arranged a fast-track set-up for employees to open on island bank accounts.
Organised the inaugural Taste Guernsey Food Festival, challenging 24 local restaurants venues to offer set menus featuring local seafood and dairy products.
Made an annual charitable commitment to the Guernsey Welfare Service with our partners Cimandis, including an annual £1,200 food bank donation, auction prizes and hosting the volunteer Christmas Party.
The GHA has representation on:
Anti-discrimination implementation working group
Population Employment Advisory Panel
Business recovery Task force