Baker Tilly Channel Islands is excited to unveil a collaboration with British professional golfer, Laurie Canter, who will now proudly serve as the Brand Ambassador for the leading Channel Islands Assurance and Advisory firm. This exciting partnership will kick off at the prestigious Hero Dubai Desert Classic, a Rolex Event, commencing on January 18th, where Laurie will showcase the Baker Tilly Channel Islands brand on his shirt.
“In our office golf is a passion for many of our Team, and to see someone with the talent and commitment that Laurie has working with the Company makes everyone proud to be associated with the firm, stated Ewan Spraggon, Managing Director at Baker Tilly Channel Islands. “Embracing the philosophy of ‘Now, for tomorrow,’ Laurie perfectly embodies our agile and forward-thinking ethos, making him the ideal choice as our Ambassador. We are thrilled to align ourselves with someone who has already achieved so much, and with the potential to achieve even more.”
Laurie is excited by the opportunity to work with the Company, saying, “I am incredibly thankful for the support and belief Baker Tilly Channel Islands have put in me. Their unwavering commitment to excellence and shared values in promoting talent and growth resonates with my personal ethos and I look forward to achieving and celebrating new milestones together on the course.”
Hailing from Bath, Laurie embarked on his professional golf journey in 2011, securing victory at the Spanish Amateur Championship. Laurie had a breakthrough season in 2020 with five top-10 finishes on the DP World Tour, entering him to the World Top 100 for the first time in his career. Laurie followed up his stellar 2020 season with an equally exciting 2021, which included a closely fought runner up finish at the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth. His performances on the course in 2020 and 2021 earnt him a place in his first Major on US soil; the 2022 US PGA Championship at Southern Hills. In 2022 Laurie continued his form in Major championships and enjoyed all four rounds of the 150th Open Championship at St Andrews and followed this up in 2023 with his best finish in a Major with a tied-17th finish at the 151st Open Championship at Royal Liverpool. In 2022, Canter joined LIV Golf, and played for both Majesticks GC and Cleeks GC across the league’s first two seasons.
The 2024 DP World Tour season has already seen Laurie secure two Top 5 finishes in his initial three events, with an impressive Tied 4th at the ISPS Handa Australian Open and a remarkable 2nd at the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open. As he gears up for the Hero Dubai Desert Classic and the Ras Al Khaimah Championship, Laurie Canter’s partnership with Baker Tilly Channel Islands promises to be an exciting journey ahead in the world of professional golf.
Ewan Spraggon reiterated, “Baker Tilly Channel Islands is dedicated to unleashing and amplifying talent, fostering an environment where our people not only discover their strengths but also sharpen their skills, deepen their knowledge, and explore boundless possibilities, enabling them to soar to personal heights. In Laurie Canter, we find a true embodiment of this ethos—an individual whose journey perfectly reflects our commitment to nurturing and maximising potential.”