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Mourant Ozannes

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At Mourant Ozannes we are proud to support the communities in which we live and work. Our staff are involved in many community projects and fundraising initiatives for worthy causes across our jurisdictions.
As part of our commitment to the community, Mourant Ozannes has introduced a number of key sponsorships across all of our locations. These sponsorships are in line with our vision and values and, we hope, make a real difference to the communities in which we operate whilst also engaging our employees through support and involvement.
We encourage the sharing of knowledge, expertise and skills and the scope to show initiative and lead by example in order to engage our team. These values are equally relevant to our professional as to our community engagement. Our ‘one firm’ attitude is underpinned by recruiting people who share a passionate commitment to our values and genuinely enjoy what they do.
We believe that by supporting initiatives that we genuinely believe in and using our cultural, intellectual and commercial knowledge and skills for the benefit of the community, we can we can foster a sense of pride in our business and harness the energy of the whole firm to create positive social and environmental benefit.
Examples of some community initiatives that we support include:

  • Sponsor of the Jersey Marathon Relay Race
  • NatWest Island Games 2015
  • Sponsor of the Jersey Surf Academy
  • Fund raising for Jersey Hospice with the L'Etacq and Back Charity Challenge
  • Main sponsor for the Jersey Heritage education initiative
  • Donation to Cayman youth cricket to help with their budget shortfall
  • Sponsorship of the Cayman Islands  Chamber of Commerce/ReMax charity golf event
  • Internship programme for high school students in the Cayman Islands
  • Sponsorship for the Cayman team in the inaugural Rugby Youth challenge cup
  • Supporter of the National Council of Voluntary Organisations Telethon in the Cayman Islands
  • Participants in the Cayman Islands Chamber of Commerce Earth clean-up day
  • Scholarship for law students in the BVI
  • Work place training programme for students in the BVI
  • Donation of books to BVI schools
  • Tennis training camp for juniors in the BVI
  • Sponsor the Tortola Torture, an annual destination endurance race
  • Sole sponsor of The Rotary "Youth Speaks" Competition in Guernsey secondary schools
  • Sponsor of the Guernsey T20 cricket tournament
  • Participants in the community regeneration projects in Guernsey
  • Support 'Project Share' in Hong Kong, facilitating work experience to youths living in disadvantaged areas of Hong Kong

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