Sark to Jersey

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Sark to Jersey rowing race, a significant milestone in what has become an iconic event. For the third year running, Willis Towers Watson is proud to be associated with this fantastic event.

Ever since the first race took place in 1967, the event has grown each year with entrants from Jersey, Guernsey, France, the UK and Holland all competing for the individual honours. Risking the cross tides and racing in the choppy waters requires extraordinary endurance as well as resilience. In a similar way, today’s risk environment is continually changing and the challenges facing businesses in the Channel Islands, like the rest of the world, are larger and more diverse than ever before.

While property and casualty risk still remain, they have been joined by new risks such as cyber-crime, terrorism and political violence, along with the risks born out of increasingly doing business internationally, environmental and transactional risks, and legal and regulatory impacts, to name a few.

As a leading global advisory, insurance broking and solutions company that helps clients turn risk into a path for growth, Willis Towers Watson already works with a number of organisations in the Channel Islands – we build resilience for our clients and provide solutions to help them reduce uncertainty, strengthen their stability and seize new opportunities.

We wish all of the participants the best of luck and all those spectating a wonderful time at the event. The Willis Towers Watson Team

Matt Porteous

The Studio_M, 1-3 La Colomberie, St. Helier

As a young boy, Matt showed an unusual interest in photography and in his parent's photo albums. His first yellow, underwater Minolta accompanied him everywhere. It was through that simple lens that he learnt to capture the sublime beauty of nature.

Matt’s love and delight in his surroundings is evident in his work. He captures and reveals the expression and detail that is seldom evident to the naked eye. His images are alive with emotion and movement; he enters the world of that image and allows us a glimpse of his excitement, his humour, his soul.

His mentors, close friends and travel opportunities have all influenced his approach to his work over the past 20 years. He is passionate about his photography and always has been. The love he has for his work, the people and places that he encounters along the way is apparent in the detail and perspective, in the stories he tells in his photographs.

Matt Porteous has won UK awards for Sports, Travel and Wedding Photography....