Two STEP student awards for Joel

Tuesday 18 December 2018

Joel Waterhouse, Assistant Manager - Yachting & Aviation at Equiom Isle of Man was awarded top marks in the Overall Diploma in International Trust Management 2017 and received the award for Trust Administration & Accounts 2016/2017 from STEP (Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners).

As part of the award, STEP will donate to two local charities selected by Joel. £500 will go to the Isle of Man branch of the British Legion and £250 will go to Craig’s Heartstrong Foundation. 

The Isle of Man STEP branch was first established in 1996, and has 383 members made up of professional and student members. STEP holds annual student awards to recognise outstanding achievements in the field of trust and estate planning.

Joel commented:

‘It is brilliant to be recognised for my studies in the STEP programme. I am proud to be an accredited trust professional through STEP and to have received the highest marks in my exam makes all the hard work even more worthwhile. I am very grateful to accept the award and also pleased that STEP will be making a donation to the British Legion and Craig’s Heartstrong Foundation, two charities that are close to my heart.’

Director of Client Services, Fiona Noon said of the news:

‘Joel has worked tirelessly throughout the STEP programme and he should be very proud of what he has achieved. As a sponsor of this year’s student award category for Trust Creation: Law & practice, we were pleased to be involved in rewarding student success. Personal development is extremely important to us and we pride ourselves on providing an environment in which our staff are able to broaden their skills and knowledge. I would like to congratulate Joel on his hard work and success at becoming a celebrated trust and estate practitioner.’