The accolade for the global fiduciary and administration provider comes after a period of sustained growth, which has seen staff levels grow by two-thirds. SANNE has also successfully concluded the acquisition of businesses in five new jurisdictions.

A total of 32 firms have been included on this year’s list of Top Trust Companies complied by eprivateclient, which is a leading website for private client practitioners such as trustees, accountants, lawyers and fee-based independent financial advisors.

The rankings are based on a survey of more than 100 trust companies in the UK, Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man.

Phil Le Vesconte, Head of Private Client at SANNE, said: ‘Being named as one of the 2017 eprivateclient Top Trust Companies is a real honour.

'This accolade is also a testament to SANNE’s highly experienced team of professionals, who have a focus on understanding our clients’ needs to create bespoke solutions through our growing global platform.

‘SANNE is committed to continuing to enhance the services we offer to clients and their advisors, and this is principally achieved through top class people.

'As a team we are honoured and proud to be acknowledged and nominated for this award.’