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We’re always pretty busy but we do try to take the time to keep you up to date with the latest developments at Hamilton Brooke and industry news.

Identity for Messenger West

We were delighted to have been approached by Messenger West, a new Guernsey-based property development company, to design and develop their branding and identity. We produced a logo, emblem and a range of print collateral including business cards, compliment slips and letterheads. The emblem we designed cements the brand identity and can also be used […]

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Marketing to GO

We were happy to be able to offer our services for free when asked to design some promotional items for the GO auction. It’s a great charity that helps some of Guernsey’s young people train for the workplace by building their confidence and skills. The auction is this Saturday 24 July, so don’t forget to […]

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Euro 2020 TV & social campaign for Powerhouse, Jersey

With the Euro 2020 Football tournament kicking off this week, we created Football themed TV commercials for Powerhouse, Jersey. Powerhouse are an award-winning electrical retailer, who stock a wide range of large screen and high definition TVs. We designed a Football badge that incorporates the Powerhouse colours of blue and green, with a gold, representing […]

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Quick turnaround on corporate fund documents

We are a pretty flexible team here at Hamilton Brooke and whatever it is that clients need, we are only too happy to help. Our work for Brooks Macdonald is a good example. No creative needed from us, just the ability to translate their corporate style to some fund documents and typeset a full suite, […]

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Building a better digital presence for Quantum

Quantum Building Supplies are a leading timber and builder’s merchant in Jersey that are embarking on an exciting stage in their development and wanted their digital presence to better reflect this. We designed and developed a website to enable their customers to have swift and easy access to the wide catalogue of products and services […]

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Hamilton Brooke sponsor Guernsey Aero Club ‘Wings & Wheels’ day

Hamilton Brooke are delighted to be sponsoring the Guernsey Aero Club ‘Wings & Wheels’ day, on Sunday 16 May. The event shows off a wide range of planes, classic cars, bikes and tractors. Our Managing Director Efrem Cockett, said “The Wings and Wheels event is always a fantastic family day out. Having had a lifelong […]

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Identity for newly launched Guernsey Construction Forum

The newly launched Guernsey Construction Forum consists of a mix of construction professionals aiming to improve communication between the industry and the government, whilst assessing that the local building industry works to a high standard. The group needed an identity that would reflect its aims and the industry it represents. The logo we developed works […]

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TV commercials for Powerhouse, Jersey

Getting yourself noticed in the run up to Christmas can be a challenge for retailers, and for local businesses, competing both on and off-island, it’s a crucial time to stand out. Powerhouse are an award winning one-stop shop for Jersey’s domestic electrical needs. They wanted to boost awareness of their online and in-store sales and […]

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National award for our Cooper Brouard website

We’re thrilled to bits that the website we designed and developed for Cooper Brouard has won an award for ‘Real Estate Agency Website for the United Kingdom’ at The International Property Awards. On the surface the website is slick and stylish but it’s also intuitive to use and with a visual style that makes everyone […]

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Cooper Brouard – Prepare Now Sell Later

This short sharp campaign for Cooper Brouard was rolled out multi channel for the best effect. Online ads, social media and print advertising were all used to encourage vendors to get their properties listed and photographed before Christmas kicked in. The campaign was based on research which showed that the period between Boxing Day and […]

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New website for Cooper Brouard!

An effective online presence is a key factor in selling and letting property. Phase two of our rebrand for Cooper Brouard included a redesign and development of their website which was a little past sell by date. The aim was to develop a sleek, speedy website that showcased properties to their absolute best and was […]

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Turning Covid disruption into a benefit – Hamilton Brooke has taken on a Digital Intern

Due to the Covid pandemic, Dougal Perfitt a Business Management and Marketing graduate from Nottingham Trent University, had to dramatically rethink his plans to work in London whilst training to be a professional Hockey Umpire. Meanwhile, Marketing agency Hamilton Brooke also had to change their plans when lockdown made recruiting virtually unworkable. Fortunately, Hamilton Brooke […]

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Annual Reports – Necessary evil or marketing opportunity?

For many businesses the next reporting period is going to be a difficult one as COVID-19 will be looming large on the horizon. Even if the next annuals are scheduled before any negative impact on revenue and profit has come into play, consideration will need to be given to what the subsequent period will look […]

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Natalie re-joins the HB team

An experienced magazine editor has re-joined Hamilton Brooke as Director of Publishing and Promotions. Natalie de Woolfson, previously editor of Aurigny’s in-flight magazine, will lead Hamilton’s Brooke’s promotions such as the Tennerfest and also focus on developing the agency’s publications offering. Mrs de Woolfson has more than 10 years’ experience in the design industry and […]

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The show must go on!

What happens when you work for months organising an awards evening and then with just a couple of weeks to go, you take the decision to cancel it in the interests of social distancing? Well, after curtailing the canapés, sending back the drinks (reluctantly) and cancelling the venue, you take a deep breath and act […]

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Agile marketing

If your business can be agile, you need an agency that can keep pace. In these unprecedented times, governments are continually reviewing and updating trading regulations to help keep the public safe and businesses have to be able to work fast and adapt to new circumstances. As an independent retailer, Powerhouse has been able to […]

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Website revamp for Project. Hire & Sale

We’re delighted to announce the launch of a revamped website for Project. Hire & Sale. We were tasked with refreshing Project’s current website in the most cost-effective way possible – so we introduced an improved home page with an eye-catching offers/promotion carousel, prominent links to hire categories, services and a mailing list subscription form. We […]

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Same team, different desks!

It’s been just under a week since our little island went into lockdown, we hope you’re all home, safe and well. Thanks to all of the essential workers out there, we can all work from home and are keeping busy planning ahead and ensuring that our clients’ businesses have a bright future. Don’t let the […]

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New website for Navitaur!

Our client Navitaur recognised the importance of moving with the times and that websites need to evolve to keep pace with technology and changes in the way users want to experience them. We were tasked with an overhaul of their current website, making it more dynamic, a better reflection of the brand now that the […]

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Guernsey’s Estate Agent, Cooper Brouard, appoints Hamilton Brooke!

After a successful pitch, we are delighted to announce that we have been selected as the new marketing agency for Cooper Brouard. Cooper Brouard are one of Guernsey’s leading estate agents. They have been helping people buy, sell, and let property since 1996 and have established a reputation for exceptional customer service, rooted in the […]

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Wimbledon Afternoon Tea at The Duke of Richmond Hotel

The Duke of Richmond Hotel recently launched their Wimbledon Afternoon Tea to celebrate the start of Wimbledon and the British summer. We were on hand to assist with marketing for the event and designed a full suite of materials including branding, press advert, bi-fold menu and an eye-catching poster for the advertising box located outside […]

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‘Exploding Boxes’ for ABN AMRO

We love digital. Digital can be instant, direct, measurable but to really highlight something special, sometimes you want to disrupt the digital flow with something tangible, touchable and personal. These ‘exploding boxes’ were ‘served up’ on behalf of our client ABN AMRO as invitations to an evening of authentic Indian cuisine. Reflecting both corporate colour […]

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Powerhouse The Best Of campaign

Endorsement is a powerful marketing tool but if you don’t have a Kardashian to call on, who will people listen to when it comes to recommendations? Your staff is the obvious answer. If they are experts in their field then why not use their knowledge to help promote products they believe in? That’s exactly what […]

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The Duke Through The Ages

What do you do when you need to set the scene but have no images available? The Duke of Richmond are hosting an immersive dining experience and asked us to help set the scene with the promotional materials. Part of Guernsey’s Heritage festival, the evening explores the Duke of Richmond’s rich history, starting with a […]

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Awards recognition for PraxisIFM rebrand

We are delighted to announce that our recent rebrand work for PraxisIFM has been recognised in Citywealth’s Brand Management & Reputation Awards 2019 (BMR). The awards highlight outstanding work in the internal business development function supporting the wealth management industry. Our client PraxisIFM has been nominated and shortlisted in the Best Rebranding Campaign category. Following […]

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Murder Mystery at The Duke of Richmond Hotel

When The Duke of Richmond Hotel decided to host a corporate ‘Murder Mystery’ event, they wanted to ensure that their invitations immediately grabbed attention and sparked interest. To achieve this, we decided to take a step back in time and produced these very unique looking invitations. With bold and intriguing artwork, fit for such an […]

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Powerhouse 24 month interest free credit

The Powerhouse Jersey were keen to shout about their 24 month interest free credit offer and to make sure that as many potential customers as possible were encouraged to purchase from their fantastic range of electrical products, both in-store and online. To make this a successful campaign, we produced a mix of high impact banner advertisements […]

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If there’s a change in your market, it pays to act quickly

When another retailer withdrew from the market, Guernsey Electricity wanted to reassure islanders that they still had the choice to buy home electricals on island. It doesn’t take long for customers to learn new buying behaviours so we acted quickly, creating a new campaign that summed up why Guernsey Electricity should be 1st choice for […]

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Why is website maintenance important?

Whether your business is large or small, website maintenance is very important. In this modern age of tech, where people spend a large amount of time on the internet, and from which many people use as their trading platform, unfortunately, there are malicious beings out there, on the lookout for an easy target! By maintaining […]

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Major Account Win

We are thrilled to announce that Hamilton Brooke has won the marketing account for ABN AMRO (Channel Islands) Limited. It was won following competitive pitching against a large number of local agencies and, in awarding Hamilton Brooke the account, Graham Thoume, Managing Director & Deputy Chief Executive Officer, said “The work you put into the […]

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Four star treatment for your four legged friend

This Sunday was the GSPCA Animal Welfare Seafront Sunday. With hundreds of dogs and their owners enjoying the sunny weather we thought it would be the ideal opportunity to promote The Duke of Richmond’s friendly and welcoming hotel as a pet friendly place to visit and have a drink on the terrace or even stay […]

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Norman Piette Winter Window

Following an exceptionally cold Christmas and New Year, we wanted to update Norman Piette’s exterior building window to promote their expert heating designs, delivery and advice. By using bold colours, a simple design and an eye catching graphic it catches the eye of the busy passers-by.

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PraxisIFM Account Win

Following a multi-agency pitch in January, we are delighted announce that we have been successful in winning the worldwide marketing account for PraxisIFM. It’s a testament to all of the hard work put in by the team, including over the busy Christmas period, and we’re looking forward to developing a long-term partnership with such a […]

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Christmas at Hamilton Brooke

CHRISTMAS ANIMATED EMAILERS This Christmas we designed and coded three fantastic festive animated emailers for our clients to spread some holiday cheer! It’s important to take the time to send a message to let clients know you’re thinking of them and to maintain strong relations, by animating the emailers it is a great way to […]

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A new website for Sydney Charles Aviation Insurance Brokers takes off

We are delighted to announce the launch of the new Sydney Charles Aviation Insurance Brokers website. As one of Europe’s leading aviation insurance brokers, the Sydney Charles Group wanted a new website dedicated solely to its aviation insurance offering. We were asked to design and develop a new website that would showcase the wide range […]

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A ‘Sweet’ Competition

Swoffers wanted to increase their followers and reach on Facebook, so we devised and executed a ‘sweet’ competition for them. Having bought up the entire US stock of Monopoly houses, we shot and edited a 4K video, produced a tasty POS display for their reception and managed social media for the promotion. The page likes […]

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Moving home with Powerhouse

Moving home is often the time to buy new electrical and home appliances. Apart from the essentials, like ovens and fridges, it can also be a great excuse to upgrade your home entertainment system or treat yourself to that fancy 4-slice, retro-style toaster you’ve had your eye on. This is why Powerhouse, Jersey’s largest electrical […]

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Helping build a better website

Guernsey’s leading builders’ merchant, Norman Piette, stays at the forefront of the industry by keeping up-to-date with the latest construction technologies. Its website, however, didn’t reflect the company’s modern outlook and was unable to showcase the huge range of services and products they offer. We were asked to design and develop a new website that would […]

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Tennerfest turns 20

When Hamilton Brooke launched Tennerfest in 1998 we had no idea that it would become the Channel Islands’ biggest food festival, let alone that it would be thriving 20 years later. The event requires months of planning and preparation. In fact, right now we’re knee-deep in all things Tennerfest, from designing artwork for our print […]

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A Brand New Website For SPF Private Clients

We are delighted to announce the launch of the new SPF Private Clients website. Built on WordPress, the new website is lightning fast and adopts an eye-catching and fully-responsive design, integrating perfectly with the company’s recent re-brand. We also spent time tailoring the CMS to the client’s exact needs, making content management across the entire […]

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A brand refresh and a brand new website

As one of Guernsey’s leading law firms, our new client, Babbé LLP, has an enviable reputation for excellence in legal services. So when designing and developing their new website, we had to consider whether or not to keep their existing corporate identity. They wanted a fresher more contemporary look but as there was considerable equity […]

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HB designs wrap for Guernsey Electricity’s new EVs

Guernsey Electricity’s new fleet of electric vehicles has been given a makeover with eye-catching new wraps designed by Hamilton Brooke. The utilities provider bought two Peugeot iOn electric cars and a Peugeot Partner electric van as part of a continuing investment in the company’s vehicle fleet, after successfully trialling various EVs in recent months. We […]

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Hamilton Brooke appointed as agency for Babbé LLP

Following a multi-agency pitch, we have been awarded the advertising and marketing account for Babbé LLP. Babbé is one of Guernsey’s leading law firms offering expert legal advice to a wide variety of corporate and commercial clients, including multi-national banks, fiduciary companies, funds investors and insurers. Its highly regarded team represents a significant number of international […]

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Sandra Robinson Kitchens & Bedrooms

From devising the concept to opening the doors of her brand new showroom, it took Sandra Robinson less than one month to launch her own business. Needing quick results, she approached the HB studio for a new corporate identity, logo, and social media presence to accompany the launch. A well-designed logo is an essential part […]

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Planes, trains and movie-star directors

Managing Director Efrem Cockett swapped the office for a filmset this December when he shot scenes for a new big screen adaptation of Murder on the Orient Express. The film, based on the Agatha Christie novel, is being directed by Sir Kenneth Branagh and is currently in production in the UK. The cast list includes Johnny […]

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Gin at The Crown Club

For the Hamilton Brooke studio, Christmas always comes early. Very early. In fact, we start talking with our clients about their Christmas marketing campaigns while it’s still shorts and t-shirt weather. However, there’s one campaign this year that has really put us in the Christmas spirit – after all, nothing says festive fun quite like […]

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Alcohol Damages Young Minds

We were commissioned by Drug and Alcohol Strategy to design a collection of posters and radio adverts for a new campaign targeting parents about the dangers of teen drinking. The message is based on scientific research into the effects of alcohol on young, developing brains. The challenge for us was in striking the balance between […]

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Swoffers “10 Minute Mortgage”

Today Swoffers launched a brand new initiative. The premise behind it is simple; Guernsey’s leading estate agent will now offer mortgage broking and property services under the same roof. The challenges for us, as Swoffers’ communications agency, was to design an advertising campaign that captured the idea’s simplicity while using the existing Swoffers branding, and […]

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Norman Piette “Big Build”

Congratulations to Norman Piette on the success of their first ever “Big Build.” They packed nearly 40 top UK suppliers on their Bulwer Avenue site and kicked off with a great Outside Broadcast from the Island FM team. Then there was a very busy three days of demos, offers and some fantastic competitions. We were […]

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Swoffers Website Relaunch

If your website is a key marketing tool, it is important that it is kept up-to-date in terms of both design and functionality. With this in mind, we recently evolved the online presence of Swoffers Estate Agents, redesigning and redeveloping their website. Seamlessly integrated with Swoffers’ in-house property management software, this fully responsive WordPress website […]

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Hamilton Brooke appointed as agency for SPF Private Clients, Guernsey

Hamilton Brooke are very pleased to announce our appointment as marketing agency for SPF Private Clients, Guernsey. SPF Private Clients is one of the UK’s leading financial services intermediaries and SPF Private Clients, Guernsey is the largest and longest established mortgage broker on Island. With access to the entire mortgage, financial planning and insurance markets […]

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Artemis

We used a front page teaser in the Guernsey Press to highlight a large recruitment ad in Situations Vacant and we couldn’t have planned it better considering the headline alongside “Gavin St Pier gets States top job”.

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High impact on Bulwer Avenue

The large windows on the Norman Piette site provide a perfect canvas for some high impact advertising. We designed and fitted new graphics to highlight that Norman Piette provide beautiful bathrooms to both the trade and public and also to showcase the full range of hire and sales products and services available from Project Hire. […]

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A night to remember

We recently organised the Guernsey Design Awards presentation evening, which included everything from updating the website and running the People’s Choice public vote; copywriting and producing the audio visual presentation and branding the event, to producing the awards themselves and arranging the catering. Held at The Princess Royal Centre for Performing Arts, our events team […]

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Meeting the criteria

We recently completed a brand refresh for Criteria Wealth Management. Evolving their existing corporate identity, we produced a new set of stationery and business cards as well as a new company welcome pack and wealth management services brochure. The brand refresh was also complimented with a new, fully responsive and content managed WordPress website. Mark […]

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A three part digital broadcast

Over the past few weeks we have been working closely with Midlands 103 radio to launch their brand new website. The Midlands 103 website is the final installment that completes a trilogy of new websites for the Tindle Radio Group. It’s been great to work with three major radio stations for Guernsey, Jersey and Ireland. […]

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Roll out the red carpet

Our PR & Event Management team have pulled off a real show stopper! For one night only, complete with slot machines, an American diner and a flashbulb lit red carpet. We made sure that this was a night to be remembered! The event combined a classic cinematic experience with an American casino twist. We have […]

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Christmas eCards

This month we have produced a range of animated emailers for some of our clients. We love working on them as it is a chance for us to break out from the usual brand conventions and do something really different. To view the the animated emailers please click below Swoffers Swoffers – End of year […]

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Sophie joins the HB team

Hamilton Brooke have further strengthened their digital and design capabilities by welcoming Sophie Lesbirel to the team. Having gained experience within the digital department of a large commercial company, Sophie was keen to expand her knowledge base and work on a broader range of creative challenges. Her role at Hamilton Brooke will enable her to […]

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Hamilton Brooke acquires Coast Media’s business

We are thrilled to have taken over Coast Media’s business. A very exciting development for Hamilton Brooke, the move was made official on Thursday 23 July. Hamilton Brooke is undergoing a period of growth and acquiring Coast’s business fits perfectly with our plans. We are always looking for opportunities within the marketing industry and this is […]

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Innovating the property market with Swoffers First

In July this year, we launched a brand new Swoffers initiative, Swoffers First.  Aimed at helping first-time buyers not only find suitable properties but also help them understand what mortgage options are available, Swoffers First is providing a boost to the Local Market and the entry-level housing sector. We have worked very closely with Swoffers Estate […]

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Project Hire celebrates its grand opening

Project Hire, part of the NP Group which is one of our longest standing clients, recently went through an 18 month development and was ready to celebrate the official opening of its new site earlier this summer. This deserved a bit of a bang, especially as the revamp represented an investment of £1million. Project held […]

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Anti-Drink Driving campaign with Guernsey Police and States

Drink driving and driving is, of course, a serious issue – even more so on the winding, narrow roads of our lovely island. For several years now we have worked with the Guernsey Police and the States of Guernsey Drug and Alcohol Strategy to raise awareness of the problem – reminding people that police checks […]

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