Celebrate the risk takers, says Guernsey’s Governor
Monday 11th February 2013, 11:00AM GMT.
GUERNSEY’S Lt-Governor has urged islanders to celebrate the business leaders who take a chance on their future to drive the island forward.
In presenting the best business award – the Commerce and Employment Guernsey Business of the Year – to Livingroom estate agents, Air-Marshal Peter Walker, pictured, said capitalism had to be celebrated.
‘We need people with ideas who are prepared to innovate, take risks, put their futures and that of their families on the line to create the wealth that allows us to have a health service, social services and an education system and quality of life we enjoy in Guernsey,’ he said.
‘All of you who contribute to that deserve our undivided support and praise for the job well done.
‘To those who were not fortunate enough to be on the platform but made the shortlist, that is an achievement in itself and they should be extremely proud.’