First Names Group, a provider of trust, fund and corporate services, has hired Tom Hardman as associate director in its Jersey office.

In his new role, Hardman will manage a portfolio of clients and intermediaries besides supporting the group’s organic growth objectives.

Prior to joining First Names Group, Hardman worked for an investment consulting practice and in the trust department of a global bank.

Hardman said: "I am looking forward to developing new client relationships and contributing to increasing awareness of the business and Group services."

Mark Pesco, managing director of First Names in Jersey, said: "His background makes him the ideal person to add to our Jersey team and I am sure he will be a great asset to us as we continue to grow and expand our service offering."