Business in Brief: Fabrilink SEZC offers international training opportunity for Caymanians

Fabrinet's-HQ-FRONTSpecial economic zone company Fabrilink SEZC, a wholly owned subsidiary of global manufacturing company Fabrinet, has announced plans to establish an engineering design center to supplement its operations in Cayman Enterprise City’s Internet Park.

Fabrilink said it is seeking to hire two to three Caymanian optical/electrical engineers with qualifications in optical systems, troubleshooting and design, and with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, communication engineering or physics.

The company said it would send the successful Caymanian candidates to spend a year training with Fabrinet at the group’s headquarters in Thailand and California before returning to Cayman to take up the optical/electrical engineering positions with Fabrilink.

“Fabrinet has created exceptional career opportunities for thousands of citizens in Thailand, and has made a huge difference in their communities. These types of technology-focused training and careers being offered by Fabrinet in Cayman exemplify the opportunities Cayman Enterprise City and the Cayman Islands government envisaged being created for Caymanians at the conception of the Special Economic Zone,” said Charlie Kirkconnell, CEO of Cayman Enterprise City. “And we are advised by Fabrinet that this is only the first of many planned special projects that have the potential of having a positive impact in the local technology community.”

Fabrinet is an exempt Cayman company that provides advanced optical packaging and precision optical, electro-mechanical and electronic manufacturing services to customers around the globe in a variety of end markets, said CEO Tom Mitchell. “… Our relationship with CEC has been very rewarding, and we believe the addition of new staffing in Cayman will support Fabrinet’s overall growth strategy.”

eShore launches new brand in the Caribbean

Cayman Islands business continuity firm eShore has launched a new branding and logo.

Set up by Polly Pickering in the wake of hurricane Ivan in 2004, eShore started out offering disaster recovery IT services from the ISO and PCI certified Foreshore data center based in Jersey, Channel Islands, which is now owned by Sure International.

eShore continues to partner with Sure International but has expanded its offering to include a range of core IT solutions covering business continuity and offshore email, as well as risk mitigation, online collaboration and efficiency solutions to help customers protect and derive value from sensitive business data.

Commenting on the brand launch, Ms. Pickering said, “We have over 10 years’ experience and knowledge of Sure International’s data center facility and the various disaster recovery and cloud based solutions it offers. Under our new arrangement with them, the eShore and Sure International logos sit side by side to illustrate the strength and depth of our ongoing partnership.”

LDM Global to sponsor Kiting for Cancer Team in Cayman Islands

LDM Global is sponsoring this year’s Kiting for Cancer event in the Cayman Islands.

During a weekend this month or February – depending on best weather conditions – a team of 10 kite boarders will kite for 100 miles on the open ocean to raise money for the Cayman Islands Cancer Society.

“This will be the first time this journey has ever been attempted. With a team of incredibly passionate kite boarders, we hope to not only complete it successfully, but also raise a substantial amount of cash for the CICS, which is certainly our main motivator,” said Amy Strzalko, team leader and founder of the event.

LDM Global, a provider of legal discovery management and computer forensics services to mid-tier law firms, said the consultancy works hard to create a positive and healthy culture for its employees. Supporting charities its employees feel strongly about was part of that culture.

The Kiting for Cancer team has raised more than $90,000. The team members are paying their own expenses, so all funds raised go directly to charity.

“The Kiting for Cancer event is a way to connect a love for adventure with support for the Cayman Islands Cancer Society,” said Jeremy Walton, a member of the kiting team and partner at Appleby. “We are thankful for our local supporters, such as LDM Global, who will help to make this a successful event.”

Business licensing counter now accepting card payments

From Jan. 18 business owners will have the option of paying their trade and business licensing fees using bank-issued credit and debit cards, the Department of Commerce and Investment announced. Previously, the Business Licensing Counter, formerly known as the Trade and Business Licensing Counter, accepted cash and checks only.

License fees are payable at the counter on the first floor in the Government Administration Building between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Mourant Ozannes promotions in Hong Kong and Guernsey

Offshore law firm Mourant Ozannes has announced three global partnership promotions. Danielle Roman from the Hong Kong Finance Practice, and Helen Wyatt and John Rochester from the Guernsey Corporate Practice, will join the partnership from Feb. 1.

Mourant Ozannes said it has experienced significant growth in Asia with the Hong Kong office head count tripling in the past three years.
In the past 12 months, eight new starters have joined the office and revenue has doubled, the law firm said.

The latest promotions come at the end of 22 percent revenue growth year-on-year.