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Fidentia 2019 Christmas Party

On the 19th of December, the Fidentia team made their way to Finsbury  Square to step back in time for the night to enjoy a Dickensian themed Christmas Party. Charles Dickens himself created many memorable characters in literature such as Ebeneezer Scrooge and Tiny Tim, both from his novel ‘A Christmas Carol’, possibly one of the most famous novels written by Dickens as well as being a true Christmas classic. Set amongst the streets Dickens himself would have once walked; the scenery gave a genuine feeling of being amongst a bustling London in the past. Sitting beneath thousands of twi...

Oinoussai Benevolent Fund and its Oinoussian Ball

On Saturday 16th of November 2019 at the Nine Kings Suite in the Lancaster Hotel known for its ability to impress any guest with the amazing chandeliers over all tables, lovely flower decorations which immediately create a delightful and glamorous ambience, we attended the annual Oinoussain Ball. The Ball takes place for worthy causes including the Naval Academy for Merchant Marine Mariners. We were shown to our tables listening first to the President of the Fund John M. Hadjipateras who joined the committee in 2002 and was elected president in 2016. He thanked everyone for their continued fr...

Up at the O2

On the 16th of April, the Fidentia team made their way to the O2 ready to challenge themselves physically and mentally to climb to the top and see the sights of London from above. Excitement, nervousness, coupled with a general sense of curiosity, there we stood at the foot of the arena ready to embrace the challenge ahead. Prior to the walk, we discovered the dome itself has 12 yellow spikes, one for each month of the year, is 52 metres tall, one metre for each week of the year and is 365 metres round, one metre for each day of the year. Waiting at the starting point was a daunti...

Motor Fleet Insurance

Fleet insurance can be taken out if you have 2 or more vehicles and can simplify managing and keeping track of your fleet as they are all combined onto a single policy with one renewal date. Fleet insurance can consist of company cars, vans, motorbikes, taxis, HGV’S, LGV’S or a mixture of them all. With a fleet insurance policy there are three levels of cover: Comprehensive – This will provide you the most protection on the vehicles, covering any damage caused to your own or third party vehicle or property as a result of an accident, whether it be a fault or non fault. ...

Lloyd's Trivia and Interesting Facts

The first known reference to Edward Lloyd’s Coffee House in Tower Street London was in 1688. Edward Lloyd encouraged ships' captains, owners and merchants to visit his establishment. Lloyd's gained an enviable reputation for providing trustworthy shipping news and became recognised as the place for obtaining both information and marine insurance. The First publication of Lloyd's List as a weekly journal of general commercial news and details of ships arriving at English and Irish ports was 1734. The first reference to A1 at Lloyd’s was in 1775. In 1858 at the underwriting roo...