Jersey Business restructures in response to increase in demand for its services


Jersey Business is establishing a new Industry Development team and strengthening its advisory team with a new appointment.

Chief Executive Graeme Smith said: “We’ve experienced an exponential increase in demand for the confidential advice and support we give to businesses of all sectors and sizes. We expect the level of demand for our services to grow. By reassessing how we are operating now, we’re prepared so we can continue to support Jersey’s business community with even better focus.

“Nick Steel is now leading our Industry Development team as we seek to maximise opportunities for our traditional sectors to introduce efficiencies and look for international growth. Kenny Sillars is leading our six strong advisory team which has been enhanced since the start of the COVID-19 crisis with temporary specialists in financial planning, property and HR.”

Kenny Sillars, Head of Business Advisory, Jersey Business

Kenny Sillars, Head of Business Advisory, Jersey Business

Kenny has lived in Jersey for 15 years, working primarily in corporate banking with RBSI and Barclays. He said: “My banking roles have been in support of the local business community and I have seen first-hand the positive impact that the Jersey Business’s advisory team have on how local businesses operate. I’m immensely proud to be part of the Jersey Business team and to be involved in leading us through this challenging period.”

Jersey Business provides free, independent and confidential advice to businesses. In a survey in July 2020 on the support provided by Jersey Business during the COVID-19 crisis, 82% of respondents said the consultation helped them make decision on their next step; 95% said their 1:1 consultation had provided clarity on their issues and overall respondents rated the support during the COVID-19 lockdown 8/10.

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