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Grant Atchison is an Associate Director leading our specialist Private Client Yachting and Aviation team in the Isle of Man, focused on the provision of expert solutions to clients in respect of yacht and aircraft assets. As operational and strategic lead, Grant holds primary responsibility for overseeing the team’s day-to-day service delivery and driving forward its strategy.

The future depends on what you do today.

Following 15 years in Customs and Excise, where he specialised in VAT rules relating to EU trade, Grant has since accumulated a further 10 years of experience working within the private wealth sector – during which he concentrated his attention on yachting and aviation services. Prior to joining First Names Group in 2017, Grant held a senior management position within the yachting and aviation team of another prominent international professional services provider in the Isle of Man.

Grant is proud of his team’s ability to proactively identify risks and adapt quickly to any change or obstacle, ensuring a workable solution is always achieved. He especially enjoys working with Chris Nicholls, who shares his vision for the future of the Yachting and Aviation team. Their differing working styles complement one another, together achieving a well-rounded view that allows projects to progress and superior client service to be delivered as standard.


In his spare time, Grant enjoys undertaking projects in his garden and is a big fan of cricket and rugby. While he just watches the sports these days, he did once represent the Isle of Man playing cricket. Adventurous by nature, Grant believes in seizing opportunities – both in business and in his personal life. He aspires to one day skydive over the Grand Canyon, though his favourite place on earth is the 7th Heaven Summit on Blackcomb Mountain in Canada, which offered him some of the best views he has ever seen.