Our History

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The History of CESG Limited could be said to date back to 1983 when one of our Board Directors, John Grimson, first established an employment services company on behalf of a client specifically for the employment of UK seafarers.

Since that time legislation has moved on and in 2001 the then Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott championed British seafarers and legislation which was clarified to ensure that they could be employed under offshore manning arrangements under specific circumstances as identified in Tax Bulletin IR49. This created a clarity that was much needed and in 2007 a group of investors decided to create a company the aim of which was to enshrine this legislation within their operating procedures and deliver a high quality service to the shipping sector. To ensure this happened they invited John to join the Board and recruited a senior Manager, Donna Reid, to start the ball rolling with all of her practical experience.


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Having a “clean sheet” of paper CESG was able to establish procedures that were fit for purpose and all clients were taken on board on the basis of these processes in order to ensure that the requirements of HMRC and other jurisdictions were adhered to.

Since those early days CESG now employs 30 people in Guernsey and in association with companies in Malta and Aberdeen has grown from providing UK specific services to global employment services based upon similar robust processes.

Legislation continues to change and develop and CESG Limited has changed and developed over the ten years of its existence. However competitive the market place has become CESG has maintained its standards of operation to ensure that clients receive the best employment services available.

Having been established adhering to the ISO 9001 standards CESG are accredited with ISO9001:2015 certification, MLC certification to DNV-GL standard 0030 – Part II for private Recruitment & Placement Services, Investors in People and Commercial BACS Bureau status.

CESG has risen to every challenge that has been presented over its first 10 years and continues to look forward to creating more history in the years to come.