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First Names Group in Jersey move to new flagship office

16 January 2014

First Names (Jersey) Limited is delighted to announce its relocation to 37 Esplanade. The Group will occupy the entire third floor of the prestigious building, located in the heart of St Helier’s finance district.

37 Esplanade will house over 120 ‘First Names’, integrating the Jersey trust and corporate services teams for the first time since the Group’s acquisition of Basel which completed last July.  The Basel transaction doubled the Group’s headcount in Jersey and the new office will house the combined operation.

It has been an eventful eighteen months for First Names Group; which has successfully completed a management buyout to become independent, rebranded, been on a major recruitment drive and invested heavily in its IT, systems and support infrastructure.

Globally the Group now has over 460 ‘First Names’ operating out of nine strategic locations and is still expanding. The Group recently announced its acquisition of leading Guernsey based trust, funds and corporate services provider Mercator (subject to regulatory approval) which will see the Group’s headcount rise to over 520. Their pan-island offering will make them the largest independent trust, fund and corporate services provider in the Channel Islands once the transaction is completed.

Mark Pesco, Managing Director of First Names (Jersey) limited, comments;

“We have all been looking forward to moving to 37 Esplanade for months and there is a real buzz in the office. The new office is in the ideal location and has been designed to reflect our brand and corporate identity. The relocation will enable us to expand our services and meet the growing demands of local and international clients whilst maintaining exceptional levels of service.”

For any enquiries please contact Rachael Horsthuis.