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Longueville Manor celebrates prestigious Cateys recognition as Independent Hotel of the Year finalist

Longueville Manor owners Malcolm and Patricia Lewis are celebrating after last night?s Caterer and Hotelkeeper Awards in London revealed they had been short listed for the prestigious Independent Hotel of the Year Catey. To be short listed in this category is testament to the fact that Longueville Manor is competing successfully alongside some of the country?s most respected hotels.

The Independent Hotel of the Year category is for any independent business of three units or fewer, wholly owned and operated by its owner.  It will be a successful business of any size, category or market level, show excellence in its chosen market and offers an example to which others can aspire, being able to demonstrate particular achievements in the past year.

?To be short listed for a Catey is a fantastic achievement for us and is particularly meaningful because the awards are nominated, selected and rewarded by our industry peers?, says Malcolm Lewis. ?Last night the hard work and dedication of all Longueville Manor staff was recognised on a national level and we are really proud to have made it onto the shortlist.?

This year?s ceremony marks a milestone for the Caterer and Hotelkeeper Awards as they celebrate 25 years of recognising and applauding the best of British hospitality.

Lloyds TSB Offshore limited launches the only student account with airmiles.

Lloyds TSB Offshore Limited launches its 2008 Student account, offering those planning to go to university this autumn, 750 free Airmiles.  Perfect for when it?s time to make the first trip back home.  The account has been designed specifically with student finances in mind, offering a tiered overdraft that will help students start their university career on the right financial footing.  They can apply for £500 in the first six months, then apply to increase it to £1,000 in months seven to nine, and £1,500 after that.

Wendy Leedham, Head of Lloyds TSB Personal Banking in Jersey said: ?Being accepted into University is a great personal achievement but it can also be quite daunting.  Selecting the right Student account is essential and it is important to do a bit of careful research.  Our 2008 Student account is an ?all-rounder?, giving Students the things that they want – such as free airmiles, cash, an NUS Extra card, free YHA membership and free eMusic downloads ? and the financial support that they really need to manage their money effectively throughout their academic career.?

Students can open an account at any Lloyds TSB branch in the Channel Islands and Isle of Man.

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