Andy Hall was very proud to present the Teacher of the Year award, sponsored by the Garenne Group, at the recent inaugural Guernsey Press Pride …

Success was had in both Guernsey and Jersey with RG Falla and Geomarine both picking up accolades at the Construction Industry Awards on Friday 14th …

30Aug 2016

Peter Kilby has been appointed to the position of managing director of Garenne Interiors.

Peter brings a wealth of industry experience from the hospitality, retail, interior fit out and refurbishment sectors and joins Garenne Interiors from ISG where he was divisional managing director for almost six years. In a career spanning over 40 years, Peter has also held senior management roles with McLaren Construction Group, Cornhill Construction Group (CEO), Jarvis Newman Ltd (MD) and Wiltshier Interiors Ltd.

‘We are delighted that Peter will be leading the Garenne Interiors team in its new exciting stage of growth. We are confident that his outstanding industry credentials and breadth of expertise will add a further dimension to our growing business,’ said Martin Holmes, chief executive, Garenne Group UK operations.

Mr Kilby said his experience would help further growth for the company.

‘Having spent my career working in the interior fit out and refurbishment sector, I wanted to join a company that shares my passion for the industry. The Garenne Group is clearly committed to the growth of the business in this area. I am delighted to be joining the team at a time when there are such fantastic opportunities for a business that prides itself in delivering a high quality service to its clients based on a proactive and non-adversarial culture.’

03Aug 2016

Granite Le Pelley’s Managing Director, Pascal Maurice recently travelled to China to visit two of the factories that regularly supply stone to the Company.

This visit was an important part of Granite Le Pelley’s on-going checks to ensure that all the supplying factories offer their employees the correct working conditions and also to ensure that the on-going relationship between businesses are maintained and nurtured.

The first day was spent at a factory in North-West Xiamen which produces Shanxi Black, G654C (Blue) and G617PT (Beige) stone.  The factory employs 37 people within its 7700m2 area and the staff are trained in various finishing processes including flamed, bush hammered, honed and polished.

The second day was spent heading to the North-East of Xiamen to visit another factory which is almost double the size of the first.  Here they produce a light grey coloured stone (G602, G603 and G633) in the same range of finishes.

Of the experience, Pascal said, “I found the whole trip fascinating.  Having visited a number of factories previously, it was really interesting to see the development of the finishing processes as well as meeting our professional suppliers who were very proud of their work and having the opportunity to show me their capabilities.  I am pleased to say that apart from their very kind hospitality everything met the standards that we stipulate from our stone suppliers to ensure that we not only offer a high quality product but that also meet our health and safety requirements.”