Guernsey Press ‘Little Taste’ Competition

GHA President/Director Alan Sillett and Secretary/Membership Rep Áine Sillett drew the winners of the Guernsey Press’ quiz on our ‘Little Taste of Guernsey’ April menu promotion. The Press reported an excellent level of response to the daily quiz that they ran, and each venue generously offered a free meal for two as part of the… View Article

GHA Member China Red hosts Guernsey Community Savings Gala

One of the islands top restaurants and valued GHA members, China Red, recently held a gala dinner event in conjunction with Guernsey Community Savings Charity. The evening was a great success, and attended by 160 people.  A huge ‘well done’ and thanks go to Alex, Eddie, and all the team at China Red for carrying… View Article

Ian McBoyle – A tribute from the Guernsey Hospitality Executive

Ian unexpectedly passed away in September. It was a shock to all who knew him. We were all devastated by the news. Ian was one of our founding members and a Director of the GHA. He had no hesitation in putting his hand up to get involved in assisting in getting the association up and… View Article

2023 AGM at Les Rocquettes Hotel

We were pleased to hold our 2023 AGM on the 23rd November, hosted by our valued member Les Rocquettes Hotel. Below you can see the slides from the meeting and review and what was discussed.  

Guernsey Hospitality Association & Cimandis to support Welfare Service

Guernsey Hospitality Association & Cimandis to support Welfare Service The Guernsey Hospitality Association, in partnership with industry trade supplier Cimandis, have pledged an annual donation to the food bank of £1,200. In addition to the annual donation, an appeal to our members for vouchers to contribute to the upcoming Wooden Spoon online auction, which raises… View Article

GHA Air Links Survey

GHA Air Links Survey Last month we surveyed our members relating to Guernsey's air links, with 47 respondents. The results showed a unified response to several of the key issues facing the island's tourist trade. 95% of respondents are not satisfied with the current state of air links for Guernsey in terms of affordability 60%... View Article

GHA Special Advisor David Piesing on Sports Tourism Opportunity

GHA Special Advisor on Sports Tourism Opportunity We were pleased to read David Piesing’s opinion piece on the Guernsey Press website recently: original article here. As a key lobbyist for sports tourism in Guernsey, we are grateful for David’s role as a Special Advisor to the Guernsey Hospitality Association since our inception….

Runway report ‘surrender’ shows why Economic Development Committee should resign

Runway report ‘surrender’ shows why Economic Development Committee should resign Economic Development Committee should resign following publication of a report that took four years and £305,000 to prepare only to try to pass the project onto another States committee, the Guernsey Hospitality Association has said. Independent analysis had twice demonstrated that repurposing…

Guernsey Hospitality Association Statement on the 2023 Island Games

Guernsey Hospitality Association Statement on the 2023 Island Games Last week was a wonderful success for the island, and we want to say a huge ‘THANK YOU’ to everyone involved in making the games run smoothly. From the IG committee and organisers, to the hundreds of volunteers who worked so hard during…

Hospitality backed by Close Finance Channel Islands

Hospitality backed by Close Finance Channel Islands As featured on ChannelEye: Close Finance Channel Islands, the lending firm that services individuals and businesses in Guernsey, today announces its new sponsorship agreement with Guernsey Hospitality Association. The loans specialist prides itself on being an integrated part of the island community, which includes helping…

Food Festival Winners Celebrated at Awards Evening

Food Festival Winners Celebrated at Awards Evening Throughout April, 24 local restaurants competed for the votes of diners in the inaugural Taste Guernsey Food Festival, and the winners were crowned in an awards ceremony at the Farmhouse Hotel on Tuesday night (16th May). The festival challenged venues to offer set menus featuring…

Guernsey Rotary Club Young Chef Competition

The Guernsey Hospitality Association were delighted to be invited to judge the recent Rotary Young Chef competition. The competition, held at the College of FE Coutanchez campus, returned after a three-year break and saw the work of seven budding cooks judged by hospitality experts Áine Sillett and Gareth Byrne. The first prize…

GHA Board Letter to the States of Guernsey ref the TMB and VG

We, the board of the Guernsey Hospitality Association, are today taking the unusual step of writing to all deputies to seek your help in protecting and enhancing the future of tourism and the visitor economy in the Bailiwick of Guernsey.

Statement on GST

    Statement on GST 24 January 2023   The Guernsey Hospitality Association which represents over 80% of the industry are unified in our opposition to GST.  From our recently conducted members survey, when asked were they in favour of the States introducing GST, 93% of respondents said NO. Introducing GST will undoubtedly lead to... View Article

JHA Christmas Gala

GHA President Alan and Secretary Áine Sillett were delighted to attend the Jersey Hospitality Association’s 2022 Christmas Gala, and meet JHA Co-Chairs Ana and Marcus Calvini. We look forward to many more years of collaboration with our Jersey counterparts.

Congratulations and welcome to Fiona Elliott MSC our new Vice President

Congratulations and welcome to Fiona Elliott MSC our new Vice President.

Transport is the key driver for a successful Guernsey tourist sector

Transport is the key driver for a successful Guernsey tourist sector TRANSPORT IS THE KEY DRIVER FOR A SUCCESSFUL GUERNSEY TOURIST SECTOR 2 September 2022 The future success of Guernsey’s tourist economy, which benefits the whole island from underpinning essential air and sea links to quality restaurants, can be summed up in a single word... View Article

Jack Collenette won the Guernsey Institute Apprentice of the Year award!

Jack Collenette won the Guernsey Institute Apprentice of the Year award 19 August 2022 In June, Jack Collenette won the Guernsey Institute Apprentice of the Year award. He is currently undertaking his apprenticeship as a chef at the Best Western Moores Hotel. The 22-year-old was selected by the judges for his positive attitude, impeccable work... View Article

New partnership with Cimandis

New partnership with Cimandis We are delighted to announce a new partnership with Cimandis. The partnership will help fund the associations many planned initiatives to help facilitate further recovery to the sector. Commenting on the three year partnership Richard Dow, Managing Director of Cimandis said “The GHA have in a relatively short timescale achieved great… View Article

Careers Week

CAREERS WEEK 11 March 2022 As part of National Careers Week Paul Scambler, our Education & Skills rep and Gareth Byrne attended yesterday's Careers Show. They are pictured with Jane Walden, Head of Adult Education at Guernsey College of Further Education. We loved talking to students about the varied range of careers in hospitality.

GHA Dinner at The Farmhouse Hotel

GHA DINNER AT THE FARMHOUSE HOTEL 3 November 2021 A massive thank you to David Nussbaumer and his team at The Farmhouse Hotel and Restaurant, for hosting our recent dinner. The food and service was superb! Thanks must also go to Fox Trading Ltd for their support with the event. Annette from Save The Date... View Article

Open Day a Success

OPEN DAY A SUCCESS 18 June 2021 Open Day a Success Gareth Byrne, Guernsey Hospitality Association’s Education Lead was pleased to work in partnership with the College of Further Education to put on the recent hospitality showcase. Industry experts were on hand to share their experience as well as the College sharing the different educational... View Article

Thank You JB Parker’s

THANK YOU JB PARKER'S 14 May 2021 A huge thank you to J B Parker's Bar & Cellar at Best Western Moores Central Hotel for hosting our April social event. It was brilliant to see so many members in attendance. A fantastic night was had by all. The food was superb, as always! Thanks also... View Article

GHA Social Event at OGH

Our recent social event at the OGH was a fun and informal occasion which gave members a chance to chat, have a drink and relax in five star splendour.

New hospitality group to help businesses ‘flourish’

The Guernsey Hospitality Association (GHA) has been set up to champion the hospitality industry with a ‘single powerful voice’ to lobby local government.