After the difficult and challenging year we’ve all had, it may feel strange to read this headline.
The start of a new year often brings with it an opportunity to reflect, as well as plan for the future. It’s no different for our Island’s finance industry.
Looking back, Jersey proved to be forward-thinking, innovative, and resilient, and the collective Island-wide response to the challenges of 2020 has been remarkable for a small community.
This year, the finance industry has a significant event to celebrate - its 60th anniversary. To mark this milestone, we at Jersey Finance are launching a year-long campaign focussed on making a positive impact, locally.
The slogan for our 60th anniversary campaign is ‘Together we Shine’. It’s a reflection of our belief that collaboration and working together is critical to our shared success.
Our campaign will help to make a difference to worthy local causes and reflects the industry’s ongoing commitment to the future prosperity of our Island community.
Along with our Member firms, we have partnered with a range of local organisations to celebrate Jersey’s financial heritage through supporting community events and initiatives during this year and beyond.
We’ve launched a fundraising goal of £60,000, which we hope to reach by the end of the year with support from the finance industry, the local community and our partners.
Proceeds from our year-long fundraising campaign will all be donated to the Association of Jersey Charities (AJC), and incidentally, the AJC also celebrates a milestone this year; its 50th anniversary! In July, we’ll be inviting the finance industry to sponsor and buy tickets to a charity ball where, once again, all proceeds will go to the AJC.
This Spring, Islanders can expect to receive the JT Phone Directory, which will feature an exclusive 60th anniversary design on the front cover. And in the Autumn, you’ll be able to purchase special edition stamps with Jersey Post, each representing a particular decade in Jersey’s financial heritage.
Anyone can donate towards our £60,000 fundraising target and we’re inviting local finance firms to run their own fundraising initiatives too. To donate or if you want to keep track of the money raised, visit our dedicated web page.
Visitors to our web page will also discover a potted version of Jersey’s financial heritage in our timeline, which starts in the 1800s and ends in 2020.
To highlight key moments in our finance industry's history, our 60th anniversary film series will feature intimate interviews with notable industry legends, speaking about the pivotal moments that have influenced the leading centre we know today. Films will be released throughout the year and will all be made available on the Jersey Finance website.
History enthusiasts may also enjoy subscribing to Jersey Heard on their chosen podcast platform, to listen to a series of podcasts focussed on our Island’s history in finance. A long-read article entitled ‘Celebrating a 60-year Milestone’ is also available on our website if you'd like to discover more about key events in Jersey’s journey to becoming a world-leading international finance centre.
Throughout the year, we’ll be working with more local partners and businesses to develop a wide range of events, special promotions and activities Islanders can enjoy. Keep up to date on our 60th anniversary plans by following ‘Jersey Finance’ on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or LinkedIn.
Looking to the future, we’re excited about making a positive impact and contributing to the future prosperity of our Island and we hope you’ll join us in celebrating this major milestone in Jersey’s history.