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Blánaid

The first name in MEETING DEADLINES

Blánaid Higgins is a Manager within our expert Private Client Yachting and Aviation team in the Isle of Man, focused on superyacht and high-value aircraft ownership and administration. In her role Blánaid oversees the day-to-day delivery of professional and efficient client service with regard to the management of commercial and pleasure superyachts and private aircraft.

Blánaid relishes the fact that every day is different and enjoys working closely with her clients and professional intermediaries, as well as captains, pilots and crew members, to ensure operations run as smoothly as possible for all concerned.

You only live once!

An experienced private client professional, Blánaid joined First Names Group as a manager in March 2016. Having developed significant yachting and aviation services expertise in previous roles, she became part of our specialist Yachting and Aviation team following its creation in June 2017.

Blánaid was quick to kick off her career; at just 16 years old she hit the ground running with junior work at Ernst & Young on her days off from college. She went on to study E-Business, Technology and Management at John Moores University in Liverpool before joining the fiduciary industry full-time.

Blánaid particularly enjoys working with Sharon Dunn, who she finds to be naturally inspirational. She admires Sharon’s drive and feels that her in-depth knowledge makes her a fantastic mentor to learn from.

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In her spare time, Blánaid loves spending time with her husband and two children, Cayden and Clodagh. They keep her more than busy but she still manages to fit in some ‘me’ time, during which she enjoys clearing her head at the gym. Despite aspirations to travel the world, her favourite place on earth will always be her homeland of Ireland – a beautiful, picturesque country with some of the friendliest people in the world.