Senior Trust Officer, Chelsea Ford has won the Gold award for Trust Officer of the Year at the 2021 Citywealth Future Leaders Awards, held on 11 November 2021 in London.

Judged by a panel of leading professionals from across the private wealth management sector, the Future Leaders Awards seek to champion emerging talents under 40 in the sector, with Ford’s accolade recognising her outstanding contribution to the trust industry.

Ford joined the finance industry in 2016 as a Trainee Trust Administrator prior to joining VG in 2020. Promoted to Senior Trust Officer just four months later, she has built a reputation as a rising star both within VG and the broader Jersey trust sector.

Debbie Lumsden, Private Client Director at VG commented on Chelsea’s achievement:

“This prestigious award is testament to Chelsea’s outstanding hard work and contribution at VG. She is an extremely diligent, motivated and positive young professional who has rapidly built her reputation within the company and beyond. Her commitment to the highest standard of service and the quality of her relationships with clients has laid the foundation for a very bright future in Jersey’s finance industry and it is fantastic to see this well-deserved recognition from other leaders in the sector.”

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"I started working with my Trustee and VG in 2015. In the years that I’ve known them, communication has been straightforward; they have consistently explained both their and VG’s position and applied what seems to be the very best efforts in resolving any issues or following through on my requests. My Trustee is always a phone call away, they understand that business issues sometimes need to be addressed promptly and urgently. I feel that I am in good hands"


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“My Trustee at VG has looked after the offshore interests of myself and my family for nigh on two decades and they continue to do so, as Trustee and Director across a large group structure, with interests across the globe. They have taken the trouble to get to know us, our business, and various objectives closely. It is all about trust, and we trust them to do the correct thing for the beneficiaries, at all times. It is a great source of comfort to us."