Sol Thacker (35) has been appointed Managing Director of new business entity Qi Business Solutions.
Qi Business Solutions joins Quidsin and Qi Finance to offer a full support system for local enterprises. Using their in-depth experience of the Jersey market place, they can now provide a full set of business solutions through the Qi brand, all designed to empower, support and finance for growth.
Mr Thacker has significant commercial accountancy experience having worked in large organisations across Jersey, Isle of Man and Australia. Previous employers include Warner Bros, Play.com and the Hilton Hotels Group.
Although born in Sydney Australia, Mr Thacker has Jersey parentage and he returned to the Island permanently in 2003. He holds a Bachelor of Business with an Extended Major in Accountancy from the Queensland University of Technology and he was admitted as a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in 2002.
Mr Thacker joins the Qi portfolio of businesses to offer an accountancy service with a difference. He will be helping small to medium businesses such as high street shops, beauticians, tradesman and online retailers by offering fixed fee and low cost solutions. The business philosophy is to take away the burden of business administration whilst providing informed and practical advice on how to increase profits through his Virtual FD service. Qi Business Solutions will be proactive and responsive to trends, offering ways to get profits up and expenses down both in the short and long term. Mr Thacker can put in place business processes and controls to ensure efficiency and will also train clients to use latest accountancy software such as Xero.
Sol Thacker, Managing Director, Qi Business Solutions, says:
‘It is very exciting to work within such a progressive and dynamic company who are totally responsive to clients needs. I am committed to the concept of customer satisfaction through exceeding expectations and I will bring this to all my work at Qi Business Solutions. I am driven by the desire to help others grow and having a hand in their success. I always strive to meet clients on their company territory so I can develop a greater understanding of the full picture and I will always tell it how it is; honesty is paramount. I am committed to getting results and supporting businesses in our local community and look forward to meeting many new clients.’
Kiri Turpin, CEO of Quidsin.com, says:
‘We are delighted to welcome Sol Thacker as Managing Director of Qi Business Solutions. It’s taken two years to find the right candidate, as the market demands someone exceptional to drive Jersey companies forward. Sol excels through honesty and integrity and he tops it off with a huge personality – he’s not your usual accountant. Through our daily dealings with Jersey businesses we recognised a need in the market place for a holistic approach to business services. Rather than simply offering marketing services to merchants we can now provide a range of services geared to enabling businesses to focus on growth and sales. I have great confidence that Sol will drive the business forward and be a genuine support to local companies.’
In his spare time, Mr Thacker enjoys a number of aquatic pursuits. He is a member of the Royal Channel Islands Yacht Club and founded the Jersey Cruising Club for motorboats. He often takes the opportunity to visit France and the other Channel Islands with his partner Johnny in their own boat ‘Mojo’.