New Business Development Officers – strengthening the team.

John Hellowell is the new arrival on FIDC’s Development team, alongside Sian Davies and Louise Ellis. But he is no stranger to our shores - having visited with his family many times over the last sixteen years.

He’s a true entrepreneur. Having spent his working life starting and building businesses from scratch into successful and substantial enterprises - he now offers a wealth of knowledge to FIDC’s clients.

His family home for the last thirty years was the Isle of Man where he also assisted their government with their Small Business Start-Up Scheme. John is now tasked with helping our rural community to develop their ideas into viable, sustainable enterprises.

Says John:

 “I am indeed looking forward to being able to contribute towards the Falklands enterprise economy and playing my part in life here. There is no doubt the Islanders’ daily face challenges not found elsewhere in the world. The more I understand what makes the people of the Falklands thrive, the better I can do my job.”

Those unique challenges are a very real part of what attracted John to take up the post of Business Development Officer at FIDC. As Gordon Ackroyd, FIDC Strategic Projects Manager comments;

“John has a very straight forward and “can do” approach, which will work well here, plus terrific knowledge of the Islands, and local friendships and contacts built up over years. We are delighted to have him with us.”

 

About the FIDC

FIDC acts as the national economic development agency for the Falkland Islands and is tasked to develop the commercial sector of the Falkland Islands by being one of the principal partners delivering the Economic, Rural and Tourism Development Strategies.

To help drive sustainable economic growth and assist in the creation of new jobs and opportunities, FIDC provides various forms of support and assistance to the Falkland’s business community.