Singapore based corporate services business, Janus Corporate Solutions, which was acquired by the Hawksford Group in March 2014, is to be rebranded as Hawksford – GuideMeSingapore.com.
Established in 2009, Janus is a leading corporate services business, providing corporate secretarial, tax and accountancy, business support and immigration services. The business has over 1,500 clients and has experienced revenue growth of 30% year on year, which is set to continue.
Since March 2014, the Hawksford Group has invested heavily in the business, including an enhancement to the navigation and design of www.guidemesingapore.com – the firm’s client information portal, as well as upgrades to systems, enabling the business to continue with its growth strategy.
The newly named, Hawksford has incorporated GuideMeSingapore.com into its name to help continue to drive traffic to the popular portal. Hawksford in Singapore has 50 employees and will continue to be run by chief operating officer, Jacqueline Low.
‘The rebranding of Janus to Hawksford is a significant step for Hawksford Group. We are committed to offering our clients the highest quality services in the locations they choose and it is because of this strategic approach that we have decided to launch the Hawksford brand into Singapore,’ said Maxine Rawlins, chief executive officer, the Hawksford Group. ‘We searched long and hard for a high quality business in Asia that would complement our existing service offering and we have enjoyed cementing our relationship with the Singapore team over the last six months.’
Jacqueline Low, chief operating officer, Hawksford in Singapore, commented: ‘It has been gratifying to see the business continue to grow with the group’s support over the last six months and we’re proud to be launching the Hawksford brand into Singapore. Hawksford has a reputation for offering the highest standards of client service, across multiple jurisdictions, and we’re looking forward to being clearly recognised as part of such a strong group of companies.’
Since its management buyout in October 2008, the Hawksford Group has gone from strength-to-strength and has maintained a firm commitment to continually improving its service offering. Earlier this year the group appointed a new CEO, Maxine Rawlins, who was previously a partner at Ernst & Young.
In the last three years Hawksford has completed the acquisitions of Key Trust Company Limited and Trustcorp Jersey Limited, both located in Jersey, and has established a presence in Switzerland and the Middle East.