Sailors’ Society revealed as Petrospot’s official charity

on Wednesday, 03 September 2014. Posted in Petrospot News

Sailors’ Society revealed as Petrospot’s official charity!


Leading publishing and events organisation for the maritime and energy industries, Petrospot, has announced Sailors’ Society as their official charity for 2014-2015.

Petrospot’s Managing Director, Llewellyn Bankes-Hughes, has further cemented the company’s support for the charity by taking on the role of Sailors’ Society Ambassador.

The partnership will give Sailors’ Society the opportunity to feature throughout Petrospot’s worldwide event programme, including its next major event The Bunkering Symposium in Antwerp on 1-3 October, well reflecting the charity’s global reach.

Llewellyn said, “Sailors’ Society works to transform the lives of merchant seafarers and their families and we are delighted to partner with a charity that provides such a vital service to the maritime industry. As organisers of some of the world’s most successful shipping events, Petrospot is well placed to spread the word through our networks.

“I’m relishing the prospect of lending my personal support to the Sailors’ Society and will be encouraging my contacts to join me in raising awareness and funds to help seafarers and their families.”

As an Ambassador, Llewellyn will act as a key advocate for the Sailors' Society, promoting the Society amongst shipping, energy and transportation industries, as well as using his networks to generate and implement new opportunities for collaboration.

Jenny Boland, Corporate & Trust Manager at the Sailors’ Society said, “We’re thrilled to have Petrospot’s support and to welcome Llewellyn on board as a Sailors' Society Ambassador. We are currently expanding our global operations and we are looking forward to working with Petrospot to further strengthen our presence and our services for seafarers.”


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About Sailors’ Society
The Sailors’ Society is an international charity that provides a personal lifeline for the world’s 1.5 million seafarers and their families, in port, at sea and at home. The charity offers practical help, emotional and spiritual support, financial assistance and family liaison. Our Port Chaplains visit thousands of ships every year, directly addressing the needs of seafarers - irrespective of a person’s belief or nationality - as well as maintaining vital links within the Ports that they operate.

For more information please visit www.sailors-society.org, or contact Scot Bower at the Sailors’ Society 023 8051 5950 sbower@sailors-society.org.