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Government House, Guernsey

Working with Submarine, the Lieutenant-Governor of Guernsey, His Excellency Vice Admiral Sir Ian Corder KBE CB, and his close administration team have launched a mobile friendly website, providing a wealth of information concerning their activity in the local community and the ceremonial duties of the office.

The Lieutenant-Governor is appointed by Her Majesty The Queen for a five year term, to be her personal representative and impartial adviser on Guernsey, Sark and Alderney. In a positive step forward, the website has been commissioned to promote the office and its activities in an open and professional manner, which highlights the valuable role it continues to effect on the islands and further afield in terms of tourism and good will.

The website has been designed by Submarine and built on the States of Guernsey content management platform ICM, working with States IT and the CMS support team. This reduces the cost of build and upkeep whilst allowing Government House staff an opportunity to manage and develop their own communications.

A simple, straightforward project, developed in partnership and without drama, we thoroughly enjoyed working with His Excellency and the Government House staff. 

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Paul Brown

Paul is a creative professional who gained his BA Hons degree in graphic design & multi-media at Bradford University in England after studying fine art under Hockney alumni, Grant Devine. An early career in television and an interest in technology led him to combine graphic design with digital media including video and animation which he applied to touch-screen kiosk applications for Zanussi and Polygram in the 1990's. This led to work with interactive CD and DVD, including a ground breaking international product in 1997, The Great Highland Bagpipes working with Scottish Heritage and the Glasgow Piping Centre.

In 1998, he developed the North of England's first desktop digital video edit suite working directly with Apple (hardware/OS) and AVID (edit software). In 2000, his web based application for social housing (which utilised kiosks for outreach communities) won 5 national technical awards including 'Best Use of Technology'. Between 1999 and 2010 he developed the successful Northern creative agency Bluemoon providing solutions for a wide range of national and international clients including Tesco, M&S, Puma, Foxes Biscuits, Sulzer and Hesco Bastion. 

In addition to his work as a professional designer, Paul has led brand, marketing and communication teams including 5 years in off shore HNW finance managing 9 offices across Europe and an appointment as Global Brand & Marketing Director for Insight Vacations where he directed the launch of Luxury Gold as a stand alone premium 5 star brand. Paul worked closely with the Canada based digital team and senior executive of parent company The Travel Corporation which includes Red Carnation Hotels (on Guernsey) and Contiki, a mobile centric brand targeting the under 30's and particularly the forthcoming Generation Z.

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