As a commercially focused team within the Government of Jersey we’re proud to work in partnership with other Government of Jersey colleagues, industry bodies, regulators and the private sector to promote Jersey as a place to do business and encourage appropriate inward investment into the Island. Locate Jersey plays a key role in bridging the relationship between Government, arm’s length organisations and the private sector to ensure the continued development and growth of Jersey’s economy.
Our approach guarantees swift and joined up communications, ensuring a smooth relocation to Jersey for businesses and individuals. Locate Jersey is seen as a key differentiator for the Island amongst clients, intermediaries and decision-makers when considering competing jurisdictions.
“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. As our business has expanded in Jersey over the last few years, we have sought supplementary support and advice from the Locate Jersey team. 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.”
Sheila Dean (Equiom, Global Chief Executive Officer)
‘One Gov’ Locate Jersey & Public Sector Colleagues
As the Government of Jersey inward investment team tasked with promoting the Island as a place to do business and the co-ordinator of both inward investment and High Value Residency applications, the Locate Jersey team work very closely with colleagues across a number of government areas including; Business Licensing, Population Office and the wider Customer and Local Services Department (CLS); Jersey Customs and Immigration; External Relations – particularly the Global Markets team; Financial Services and Digital Economy (FSDE) team; Treasury and Exchequer and the Strategic Policy Department.
The team has built a very good two-way relationship with the Business Licensing team in regard to non-locally owned business applications – such that all inward investment business applications are sent on to Locate Jersey for evaluation and intervention (where necessary), and for staffing permission reviews. Locate Jersey’s independent assessment, evaluation and recommendations provided in regard to inward investors are valued by both the Business Licensing team and the Housing and Work Advisory Group. With experience built up over the last 12 years, the team are also called-upon to provide input into policy development around housing, tax and population.
Locate Jersey & Arm’s Length Organisations (ALOs)
Locate Jersey work very closely with main delivery partners Jersey Finance and Digital Jersey to promote the Island as a place to do business in those specific sectors. Jointly, the teams work to deliver on Government’s strategic objectives and ensure best value is obtained with Government funding. This ensures a seamless process from lead-generation through to the establishment of a business.
With clients that have already relocated to the Island, Locate Jersey work in partnership with Jersey Business to support investment, mentoring and entrepreneurship into indigenous firms by experienced individuals relocating to the Island, as part of their community engagement. This activity includes joint working and events to facilitate introductions and support business development opportunities.
Read more about how Locate Jersey works in partnership with ALOs below.
Jersey Finance Limited (JFL)
Locate Jersey are proud to work in partnership with the industry body for Financial Services, Jersey Finance Limited (JFL). Through our close working relationship, clients receive the best comprehensive advice and support throughout and following an application to establish a business in Jersey.
JFL is run as a non-profit organisation funded by local finance industry member organisations and the Government of Jersey. They are dedicated to representing and promoting Jersey as an IFC of excellence, and developing a better, more certain future for the industry as a whole. By working with the right people, and creating a safe and secure environment for investors, Jersey can help to grow both local and international economies.
Jersey’s digital sector is developed and supported by Digital Jersey, the Government-backed industry body. Its primary objectives are to:
- support sustainable economic growth in Jersey’s digital sector;
- to enable a connected, digital society;
- offer enhanced quality of life; and
- to establish Jersey as an internationally well-regarded digital centre.
Digital Jersey provides a recognisable face and touchstone for the Island’s digital industries, including business support and skills.
Locate Jersey work in partnership with Digital Jersey in attracting and supporting the relocation of digital businesses and successful digital entrepreneurs. With our joint expertise, we can provide advice and guidance on everything from business license applications to work permit requirements to help in sourcing local employees within the tech industry.
Jersey Business provides free, independent and confidential advice and support to Jersey-based businesses, at all stages of their commercial journey. It is an “at arm’s length organisation”, supported by but trading independently of the Government of Jersey.
The Jersey Business team is made up of 10 highly skilled business professionals dedicated to building business success in Jersey and a vibrant economy where local businesses thrive.
With a joint objective to grow and diversify Jersey’s economy, we work very closely with the Jersey Business team to ensure that new businesses to the Island can benefit from the services offered and once you have established a business in Jersey you can access advice and guidance on a number of areas such as growing, diversifying or exporting your products or services.
Locate Jersey and Jersey Business also work together to ensure that successful entrepreneurs who move to the Island are able to share their skills and experience with local companies by connecting them with Jersey Business clients looking for advice, support, investment or mentoring.
Contact Jersey Business on +44 (0)1534 610300 or email email@example.com
Locate Jersey & the Private Sector
Working in partnership with key private sector stakeholders ensures that the ‘Jersey plc’ opportunity is maximized, including use of resources, and helps Locate Jersey to directly target existing and new contacts whether prospective clients or their professional service providers. This approach also enables all stakeholders to demonstrate the symbiotic relationship that is in place and shows how Government and the private sector work together to enable business flow and a smooth relocation process to Jersey for businesses and individuals.
“Locate Jersey were clearly supportive of our industry and pointed us in the right direction locally to help establish ourselves in the island. Particularly impressive was the follow-up support we received from them after our move. Relocating to a new environment can be stressful, and that sort of sustained support from a government body is rare and shouldn’t be underestimated.”
Andrew Benitz (Jersey Oil & Gas, CEO)