The cover of the 2021/22 Sure directory features a picture designed by fourteen-year-old Lara Stanford, a student at Blanchelande College.
Lara was the winner of Sure’s Design the Cover competition in August last year. She was one of 150 entrants and won £500 for her school to spend on sports and arts equipment.
Lara’s design depicts a map of Guernsey surrounded by islanders taking part in a range of sports, including karate, cycling, and swimming. It comes as Sure prepares for the 2023 NatWest Island Games, as the event’s official technology partner.
The new directory contains a new feature called ‘Island Pages’. This is dedicated to promoting businesses in Alderney, Sark and Herm, making it easier than ever to seek out a number or address from islands around the Bailiwick.
Islanders are now able to find businesses and service solutions, while also accessing phone numbers and addresses from around the Bailiwick with an up-to-date directory. This year’s directory is more user-friendly thanks to its ‘stepped navigation’ design, which makes finding specific names and numbers easier.
Mike Fawkner-Corbett, Head of Consumer at Sure, said: “The Sure directory is an invaluable resource for islanders and we’re pleased to offer this versatile and exciting edition. The icing on the cake is of course Lara’s fantastic design, which encapsulates how passionate we are about local sport as we look towards our partnership with the 2023 NatWest Island Games. We hope the new directory provides our community with another way to connect with each other.”
Lara said: “I’m so excited that my design will be seen by so many people. It’s really exciting and has made me more confident about my abilities as an artist. Both art and sport are a big part of my life, so I wanted to create a design that reflects that.”
The new directory is available for collection at the Sure Guernsey Bailiwick high street store, local businesses, and supermarkets.
The main picture shows (left to right): Trevor Burke, General Manager of Yello (the directory producers), student Lara Stanford, and Sure Head of Consumer Mike Fawkner-Corbett. Mike holds a box of art supplies which is a gift from Sure to say thank you to Lara.