Since establishing a presence in Jersey in 2009, Equiom has substantially grown its operations on the Island. From its early beginnings, providing employment solutions to the marine industry for Equiom yachting clients, Equiom has diversified into a full service trust company business, having acquired three local trust companies and now employing 69 staff on-Island.
Global CEO, Sheila Dean elaborates: “By listening to the needs of our clients and our intermediaries, we realised that there was a desire for us to establish broad client services in the Channel Islands and, some years ago, this became a key strategic objective for the business. Equiom is an ambitious international trust and corporate services provider and at the outset of establishing our presence in Jersey, our operations concentrated solely on marine employment services. However, we have grown our Jersey business to provide our clients with additional services, including: wealth protection; corporate management; foundations, family office services and property structuring.”
“Jersey has a reputation for providing businesses with a strong, proactive and supportive welcome to the Island and we have found this to be wholly accurate in our dealings; both when initially setting up our operation and during our subsequent growth and acquisition activities. The team at Locate Jersey has a positive, can-do approach and completely understood the complexities of setting up our business within, what was, a new jurisdiction for us. We had given ourselves almost unfeasibly tight time constraints and yet the team helped us to achieve the establishment of Equiom on-Island incredibly quickly and smoothly.”
“As our business has expanded in Jersey over the last few years, we have sought supplementary support and advice from the Locate Jersey team about how we can most effectively implement our growth strategy. When we have required additional business support, in areas which fall outside the Locate Jersey remit, the team has always been able to direct us to the appropriate individual or department. This means that we have been able to achieve our goals with immense efficiency; eradicating the otherwise inevitable time-wasting, wrong-turns and frustrations! “