The four initial team member appointments, which are effective immediately, mark the addition of two new specialisms for the business and signify the Group's continued drive towards diversifying our alternative assets credentials with areas of in-depth expertise. Notably the news follows the appointment of classic car expert James Haithwaite to our Jersey office earlier this year.
Led by associate director Grant Atchison, the team located in our Isle of Man office specialises exclusively in superyacht and aircraft asset ownership, operational administration and management. Having previously formed the majority of the highly respected Moore Stephens yachting and aviation team, they have now come to First Names Group from another prominent international professional services provider on the island. Under Grant’s leadership the team will continue to grow, with further hires due within the coming months.
The team is hitting the ground running, starting with attendance and contribution at the IOM Aviation Conference next week.
Craig Brown, Managing Director of our Isle of Man office, commented:
“It is with great pleasure that I welcome Grant, Chris, Sue and Sean to the business. Collectively they possess significant, focused expertise and over 50 years’ worth of experience in the aviation and yachting sectors – creating a centre of excellence within the organisation, not just in the Isle of Man but for our international Group as a whole. The team has an exciting and busy year lined up ahead of them with numerous industry events in plan and I look forward to seeing the progress they make as the ‘First Names’ in yachting and aviation services.”