Colin's blog

The Changing Fascia of Retail
01 March 2018
It wasn’t that long ago that I started out on my career in retail. But, looking back now, the retail landscape has changed beyond recognition in that time.
The Foundations of Community
06 February 2018
Jersey’s society, like many others around the world, has changed. Gone are the days where generations of the same family lived and worked in the parish they always had.
HammerHead and Captain StinkyPants take on the UK
21 December 2017
When I first put pen to paper, I had no idea HammerHead and Captain StinkyPants would be published, let alone go on to help children less fortunate than my own by raising over £10,000 for charities in Jersey and Guernsey. I simply wanted to preserve the memories of the
Future Retailers
21 December 2017
This sea of curiosity greeted me in Jersey’s Royal Court recently. I was asked to present to a group of A Level students about the careers that were available to them on our islands. And, specifically, obviously, retail careers. Dispelling the myth that retail is about shelf filling and
A Walk Down Memory Lane
20 December 2017
Yesterday, I was transported back to the start of my career. It was a huge pleasure to host Robin Walker, now 82
"How do I get your job, sir?"
15 December 2017
Meet Bruno, one my brilliant colleagues. Bruno started on the shop floor two years ago and, with our support is starting to develop his supervisory skills.
The way we walk!
22 November 2017
Unlike many normal businesses, we use our success as a business to pursue our purpose, “to make a real difference to the communities we serve.” And we don’t just talk the talk, we walk the walk too! So, I am absolutely thrilled that our Society was recently recognised for
The States' spectacular failure on all five basic principles of tax policy
14 November 2017
“Big retailers may have to pay 20% tax.” To the average voter on the street, this sounds like a good thing, right? But who ultimately pays?
“Basically, it was fantastic!” – Autism Quiet Hour
01 November 2017
Now, imagine how overwhelming the shopping experience in today’s hectic world can be for a person living on the autism spectrum.
Gender: it only matters if you make it matter
14 September 2017
The first female Doctor Who. The BBC shamefully revealing their sexist pay policies.
Reasons to Feel Proud
07 September 2017
One of the greatest things about being part of a successful business at the heart of the community
Happiness Comes in Waves
30 August 2017
I had the great pleasure of being invited to join children from Amherst Primary Summer School for a fun day of surfing with Guernsey Surf School.
A Garden of Memories, Planted with Love
23 August 2017
Earlier this year, we lost one of our colleagues suddenly. Whilst he was at work. Our business is in many ways like a family, united by a common purpose.
En Route to more convenience in Jersey
18 August 2017
Our members have been keen for us to expand our Jersey fuel offering for some time, so we are very excited about the prospect of securing planning
Free Fruit for Kids
07 August 2017
As a parent of two young children, I know how challenging a visit to the supermarket can be. They marvel at the crisps and