Jersey International Business School was launched during the eye of the storm and yet it was received very positively as a long overdue initiative. With the continued support of our students we are now delighted to be celebrating our first birthday. “In a global knowledge economy the future of the Jersey economy depends almost entirely upon the quality and sophistication of its skill base. The Island can no longer compete on price or tax. It faces very stiff competition from other international finance centres, notably Switzerland, Hong Kong and Singapore – all of which have large and highly skilled work forces. The Business School meets the Island’s need for robust, credible, quality business education”. PHILIP TAYLOR, NON-EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN Located in the heart of St. Helier, JIBS remains the exclusive provider of a host of globally recognised qualifications including the Central Law Training (CLT) programmes leading to the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners qualifications (STEP) and the International Compliance Association (ICA) qualifications, and those from the Institute of Directors (IoD). The Business School is rapidly developing a reputation for excellence in meeting the Island’s learning and development needs and was recently the nominated centre in Jersey for two new degree programmes awarded by The University of Manchester Business School – BSC (Hons) Management with Trust and Estates; BSc (Hons) Management with Compliance. “Everyone who comes through our doors adds to the skills base in Jersey. The success of the school is inextricably linked to the success of the Island by offering competitive up-skilling solutions in a global market. With skilled practitioners leading the courses we draw on industry experience to ensure that programmes we deliver are relevant and responsive.” NATALIE DIMOND, DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS In less than a year the school has moved from being a training brokerage to a business school of substance with its own faculty of professional trainers. It is those who take the risk during a recession and invest wisely that emerge out of the other end of the storm. A business is human capital, not bricks and mortar so it is crucial to invest in training, to invest in your future. Achievements during the year: 1,500 students attended courses at the school across the year 4 distinctions were achieved by students who sat the IoD Certificate and the IoD Diploma in Jersey (out of only 11 that were achieved worldwide on each level) JIBS delivered 300 in-company training sessions across seven jurisdictions Delivered 2 major conferences in Jersey including: The Annual Economic Crime Symposium and JIBS Annual Directors Convention in association with the Jersey Evening Post; some very good advice was given by one prestigious visitor to the Directors Convention, General Sir Mike Jackson: “There are three essential aspects of leadership – the analytical process that the leader has to go through, the implementation of that analysis and the qualities of the leader” In October 2010 the School was confirmed as an Accredited Learning Centre by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) In 2011 the school is offering 29 Professional Qualifications, 2 degrees, 6 Certificated Awareness Programmes, 35 Short Courses; 3 major conferences