Hutchinson & Co Trust Company Limited celebrated its 25th anniversary with a special event at the historic Elvetham Hall in Hampshire (UK), attended by nearly one hundred staff, past and present, and other industry guests.
From its humble beginnings as Collection Agent for resorts in Portugal and Malta, the Group has grown to become one of the top specialised Holiday Ownership Trustees in Europe and the largest in India and the Far East, with offices in Spain, India, Thailand and China. "We expanded into countries I never thought we would operate in," said Group Chairman, Peter Hutchinson.
The key to the Group’s success is, according to Hutchinson, "our ability to adapt to what the market demands and to maintain a level of service which is always one step above the expectations of our clients. The only constant throughout the last 25 years has been change, so we had to change along the way too, and were lucky to have flexible, innovative people who enabled us to do so."
In 2007, the Group set up a specialist subsidiary, Citadel Trustees Ltd, which is now authorized by the UK Financial Services Authority to set up, operate and manage Unregulated Collective Investments Schemes, an area of business which Hutchinson expects will be of particular focus for the company in the future.
Looking ahead at the next 25 years, Hutchinson added: "I just hope that the Group will continue to expand and diversify, remaining a company that cares for both its staff and its clients, and that I’ll still be around to celebrate another milestone!"