Katie Corbett

JT recognised for supporting SME community in Channel Islands

JT has been named ‘Best Communication Solutions Company in the Channel Islands’ at the 2018 UK Enterprise Awards, which focuses on the ‘SME’ sector.

Small to medium-sized enterprises constitute the vast majority of local businesses and are the engine of the Channel Island economy. JT’s Business Sales team supports this crucial sector and is a trusted partner for thousands of businesses across the islands.

The UK Enterprise Awards are organised by SME News Magazine, which is the UK’s biggest selling publication in the SME sector. JT has been recognised for the breadth of its offering, the positive impact it has in the Jersey and Guernsey communities and its recently completed ground-breaking full-fibre network.

JT was selected by a combination of votes gathered from a network of respected industry partners, peers and SME News’ own rigorous in-house research. JT’s performance over the past 12 months, its innovation and way of working, and its position in the market were all assessed.

Katie Corbett, JT’s Enterprise and Business Services Director, said: “This welcome recognition is down to the great work of everyone at JT, but particularly our pan-island SME team and I’d like to thank them for their efforts. We like to consider ourselves to be trusted partners of our clients, working with them to find the best solutions, with a focus on strategy and best working practices as well as technology. Being the only locally owned telecoms company in the Channel Islands, JT has a genuine desire to play a part in the success of local SMEs.

“We’re proud to give them the tools to grow and develop their business. This year, for instance, JT has connected the last broadband customer to our full-fibre network in Jersey. This means that locally SMEs can benefit from world-leading download and upload speeds, allowing them to take full advantage of the internet, creating more efficient and cost effective ways of working. The technology we provide is changing the way we all do business and it is fantastic for JT and our SME team to have this international recognition.”

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Issued by Julien Morel at Direct Input. Telephone 01534 735253 or email julien@directinput.je for more information.



Time for tee! Local teams get set for Autism Jersey Annual Golf Day

Autism Jersey’s annual Golf Day, sponsored by JT, tees off on Friday 10 August with organisers promising this year will be the biggest and best yet.

The money raised at this year’s Golf Day – the most important event on austism Jersey’s fundraising calendar – will go towards funding the building and running of a residential and community-based Autism centre in the Island.

The annual event has 22 local teams taking part, and will be the first large event hosted at La Moye Golf Club’s new clubhouse, which has just undergone a £3.5m refurbishment. The day of competition will end with a raffle and auction, including  donations by former world number one Ernie Els. Last year over £20,000 was raised for the charity from this one day event.

Mr Els and his wife Liezl have a son with autism and founded The Els for Autism Foundation in 2009 to support people on the autism spectrum fulfil their potential to lead positive, productive and rewarding lives. The foundation has worked on a number of events and programmes in partnership with Autism Jersey.

Nick Winsor, Chairman of Autism Jersey, said: “This is our biggest fundraiser so we’re grateful to everyone taking part and to our sponsor JT. To have a corporate sponsor of the calibre of JT is essential to the event’s success and their professionalism, focus on the Jersey community, and on-going support guarantees a popular sell-out event year-on-year that makes a huge contribution to the Charities work.”

Daragh McDermott, Corporate Affairs Director at JT, said: “As a board member of Autism Jersey, I know only too well what a fantastic charity it is: offering invaluable support to many families and the wider community. JT is delighted to support Autism Jersey in their fundraising efforts by sponsoring, participating in and providing the prizes for this phenomenally popular annual golf day at La Moye Golf Club. We’re proud to be a locally-owned business and support our Island communities whenever and wherever we can.”

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Issued by Julien Morel at Direct Input. Telephone 01534 735253 or email julien@directinput.je for more information.