27th June 2017
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A talk by Sean Gillease from Concept Group, hosted by thebestof Guernsey at Le Petit Café as part of their 'Guernsey Means Business' series, covered pension options in Guernsey, including ongoing plans by the States of Guernsey to introduce compulsory employer-sponsored secondary pensions.

This presentation took place on the morning of 21st June 2017 and was attended by a wide variety of local businesses. The session was free to local businesses and the visual presentation is available for download on this blog as a PDF file.

The presentation was very well received by all attendees:

"Sean presented very well in an understandable and clear way. He made pensions much easier to understand!" - Becky

"Provided very useful information for employers and employees. Thanks" - Diane

"Well executed, timely and informative." - Michelle

"A great presentation. Concept Group managed to make the subject of pension relevant and interesting." - Katie

Sean Gillease spoke about how the States of Guernsey will struggle to afford pensions that pensioners will be able to live on in future, due to the maturing population and cost of living rises. Sean went on to discuss proposed solutions being discussed by the States, from pushing out the retirement age even further, to introducing compulsory employer sponsored pension savings - so-called "secondary pensions" - also known as auto-enrolment in the UK.

Concept Group are offering thebestof Guernsey business members an exclusive offer to make employer-sponsored pension savings schemes easier to set-up.

The offer includes;

  • nil set-up fees (usually £250 per person)
  • £250 per year (nil for under 30s)
  • start saving from just £50 per month

For further details about Concept Group and to contact them regarding this offer please see their feature page here on thebestof Guernsey website.

Le PetitCafé was a superb location for this presentation and made everyone feel welcome. Attendees were also treated to a delicious slice of ginger cake kindly supplied by Lee Coin Bakes.

You can use the hashtag #gsymeansbusiness on social media to discuss anything you have read here, or to talk about any session of 'Guernsey Means Business' that you have attended.

"Guernsey Means Business" presentations, organised by thebestof Guernsey, are aimed at providing advice relevant to local businesses on a variety of topics. If you would like to attend future sessions of "Guernsey Means Business" then please express your interest by emailing Nicole at

Attendance to these sessions is completely FREE for thebestof Guernsey business members, and potential/prospective members who have already been in touch with us. If you are a local business interested in becoming a member of thebestof Guernsey, joining our mutually beneficial circle of associated local businesses, then please email Rick at and be sure to read this blog to discover what we can do for you!

We are also still interested in hearing from existing members who would like us to use their venue for upcoming events, or who would like to speak at one of these events to share their expertise and experiences with fellow members - in both cases please also contact Nicole at the email address above.

The 'Guernsey Means Business' series of presentations has been a great success so far, garnering a great deal of interest from local businesses. Keep an eye on our What's On guide for forthcoming details of the next 'Guernsey Means Business' session.

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