Polly Staveley is happy to steer the family firm home
by Scott Wright, The Herald, Group Business Correspondent
It is a voyage that began in Scotland in 1919, when its founder first became involved in marine insurance. Almost a century later, the good ship TL Dallas is moving full-steam back into the Scottish market.
Polly Staveley, deputy managing director of the family-owned commercial insurance firm, believes her great grandfather would take particular satisfaction at the news that the business had gone “back to our Scottish roots”.
The firm has been active in Scotland since opening offices in Shetland in 1993, building on its long-standing connection to shipping insurance, and in Falkirk seven years later.
But it was the launch of its office in Glasgow’s St Vincent Street two years ago that signalled a serious step change in the TL Dallas operation, north of the Border.
Ms Staveley says: “That office has been going for nearly two years and it has already more than doubled in size. We are absolutely delighted to have a presence in the Glasgow market.
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