Jersey Cheshire Home has scored an ‘Eagle’ with two ‘slices’ of great news – the foundation committee has appointed a new member and the charity has also secured a two year sponsorship agreement with Hawksford International for its annual golf day.

Peter Shirreffs, former Regional Director of RBSI and NatWest, has joined the charity’s foundation committee, becoming its twelfth member. Mr Shirreffs, who worked in the sector for more than 36 years, brings with him a wealth of financial and commercial experience which will be invaluable to the charity. Mr Shirreffs is no stranger to unusual challenges having been seconded by RBS in 1983 to the Highlands and Islands Development Board in Inverness where he helped to launch Highland Spring Water. He was also involved in establishing the Prince’s Trust Volunteers Scheme in the UK.

‘The Jersey Cheshire Home is a very well run residential establishment operating for the benefit of disabled people of all ages in our community. It provides a very high level of care and I could see from visiting the home that everyone associated with the charity was totally committed. After retiring early from banking I wanted to become involved in what I considered to be worthwhile causes and I could find no better way to spend some of my spare time than assisting the other board members in providing direction and advice to the Home and its operational management,’ said Mr Shirreffs. ‘On a lighter note, as I organised and hosted the RBSI/NatWest golf day for the past 18 years I am looking forward to arranging the Cheshire Home golf day in May 2011 in association with Hawksford International.’

The foundation committee has not only secured a new member, it has also signed a two-year golf day sponsorship agreement with local Trust company, Hawksford International, which is worth in excess of £13,000 over the two years to Jersey Cheshire Home.

‘I am delighted that we have secured a sponsor for our golf event for 2011 and 2012,’ said David Lord, Operations Director, Jersey Cheshire Home. ‘Each golf day raises around £12,000 for our charity and could not go ahead if a sponsor were not secured to cover the costs of the event. Hawksford International has also kindly pledged to pay for our lead raffle prize which also raises a significant amount of money for us.’

Hawksford International believes the key to success is to form strong relationships, working closely with clients and their advisors to gain real insight into their requirements. The foundation for these relationships comes from employing the highest calibre and most experienced people, a commitment to finding solutions and the culture of working to world class standards of service.

The technical expertise and scale of Hawksford International enables the business to handle large and complex structures, while its independence and exclusive focus on wealth structuring give it the flexibility and autonomy to do what is right for its clients. 

Hawksford International is driving to become the leading international specialist in the creation, management and governance of larger or more complex private client and corporate wealth management structures.

Hawksford International can trace its roots back to late 19th century Jersey, when lawyer Cyril Hawksford first began practising. Since the 1970s, a dynamic and successful offshore trust business has evolved, which retains a firm focus on the company’s traditional professional values.  It is for this reason that the name Hawksford International was selected following the management buyout from Rathbone Brothers Plc in October 2008.

The buyout has given Hawksford International the independence, resource and motivation that are crucial to delivering the best service for its clients and their advisors.  As an organisation with a global vision, this position also allows the business to develop its international reach, strengthening its worldwide facilities to respond to the growing demand for sophisticated, multi-jurisdiction, offshore structures.

Hawksford International was named ‘Independent Trust Company Team of the Year’ at the 2010 STEP Private Client Awards.