• From left: Francis Sarre, chairman of the West of England, Tom Bowsher, group CEO and Ian Clarke, head of claims & regional director Hellas. Photo: West of England


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The West of England P&I Club celebrates 50 years in Greece

The West of England, a mutual marine insurer, celebrated the 50th anniversary of its Greek office this week. To mark the event, an evening reception was held at Balux, Glyfada and was attended by current and previous club members along with representatives from the West of England board of directors.


From relatively small beginnings, the Greek office grew steadily and began offering claims handling services in the late 1970s. Today, under the leadership of Ian Clarke, head of claims & regional director (Hellas), the office employs 15 staff members and handles claims for approximately one quarter of the club’s membership.


It is now regional claims service centre for Greece, Cyprus and UAE. Following on from a tradition of having board directors from Greece, today the country is represented on the West of England board by Stelios Ioannou, Vassilis Bacolitsas, Thanassis Mazarakis and Dimitra Dandolos. (mw)




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