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Ten years of Genuine success

Date: 31/05/2019 | Posted by John Garton

Genuine Jersey and Islands are celebrating a successful ten year partnership this year. Drawing on each other's knowledge and expertise, the partnership has supported 100’s of local businesses to grow and thrive over the past decade and look optimistically into the future.

Islands first provided its support to Genuine Jersey members in 2009 and over the last ten years has sponsored the monthly summer St Aubin Farm and Craft Markets. Islands has also offered subsided insurance cover tailored to the needs of all Genuine Jersey members, from farmers and growers to jewellers and potters.

The next market is being held on Saturday 1 June from 9 am – 3 pm outside St Brelade’s Parish Hall, St Aubin. Stall-holders differ each month, offering visitors and Islanders a range of produce and locally-made goods.

Sales and Marketing Director at Islands, Jim Purkiss, said: “Islands are delighted to have been supporting such a great celebration of local produce, craftsmanship and ingenuity at the St Aubin markets for the past 10 years. Genuine Jersey members really do promote the best that the Island has to offer. We also hope that the subsidised insurance we’ve offered has given small businesses one less thing to worry about as they get their feet off the ground and kick start their new business.”

The monthly markets are a wonderful addition to the Island’s events calendar during the summer months and are enjoyed by locals and visitors alike. The next market is this Saturday 1 June.

Chief Executive Officer of Genuine Jersey, John Garton, said: “The markets are now an established and popular addition to the summer calendar and both the markets and members have benefitted enormously from the support provided by Islands over the last ten years. They provide a truly valuable service for our members and I am grateful for their continued support.” 

St Aubin Farm and Craft Markets are being held on 1June, 20July, 10August and 14 September.