Jersey’s Minister for External Relations, Senator Ian Gorst, recently met some of JT’s key North American customers at a reception in New York, hosted by Graeme Millar, JT’s CEO.
Although JT’s roots are firmly in the Channel Islands, today 70% of the company’s business is outside its home market, a proportion which is growing each year. JT employs over 600 people in seven offices around the world, serving over 6 million subscribers globally, with its largest International market being North America.
The JT reception took place during Senator Gorst’s visit to the United States, to open Jersey Finance’s New York office. The Minister also visited Washington DC this week, to attend meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank.
The Minister and his team met CEO and Senior Executives from JT’s North American customers that had come from California, Chicago and New England to attend the event.
Senator Gorst said: “It is very important that Jersey fully supports the expansion of island businesses beyond our own shores. At home, JT is well-known for delivering the world’s first countrywide full-fiber network that currently delivers the 3rd fastest Broadband speeds in the world. Beyond local shores, JT is also an example of a company that is successfully developing innovative services that allow it to compete internationally. It was a real pleasure for me to see this first-hand and meet JT’s North American customers and the senior JT team in the United States that is helping to promote Jersey on the world stage.”