Blue Islands founder Derek Coates dies at 72

Derek Coates

The founder of Blue Islands, Derek Coates, has died at the age of 72.

Mr Coates also set up Vista Hotels Ltd - which includes Fermain Valley Hotel in Guernsey and Braye Beach Hotel in Alderney - and the company Healthspan.

He is said to have passed away peacefully at home.

Islanders have been sharing their tributes on social media.