On Wednesday 18th of October the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers welcomed over 100 guests to their Annual Prize Giving Ceremony at Trinity House in London, where distinction students were awarded for their performance at the ICS Examinations.
Among the eminent guests attending the event were: the UK Under-Secretary of State at the Department for Transport, Nusrat Munir Ul-Ghani MP, the Lord Mountevans, the new International President of ICS and other senior officers and fellow members of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers worldwide.
A special moment of the evening was when Lord Mountevans gave an inspirational speech and awarded three extraordinary people for their contribution to the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers and to the maritime profession globally.
Upon this, the Sworn Shipbroker Medal was given to Mrs Natalia Margioli, Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers and the Managing Director of Hellenic Management Centre/ ICS Greek Branch for her contribution to the Institute and the development of the Greek Branch as a top educational and membership centre. Lord Mountevans specifically mentioned that ICS Greek Branch, after hard work, persistence, tenacity and charm, has become in just 12 years the largest ICS centre in the world and that each year prize winners from Greece scooping up awards. Most importantly, he pointed out that Natalia Margioli has inspired and opened a pathway for thousands of young people in Greece to make their careers in shipping industry.
Natalia Margioli, Dennis Ray and John Grange receiving their Sworn Shipbroker Medal by Lord Mountevans.
The other two personalities awarded for their contribution were Mr John Grange, Fellow Member and Vice Chairman of ICS Federation Council, Mr Dennis Ray important member in London’s ICS Branch and a trustee of the Educational Trust Fund, each in their unique way reflect the remarkable history of the Institute and the foundation we build on in our branches across the world.
At the end of the evening formalities and photographs had taken place and afterwards all guests were invited at a dinner reception.