With training defined as a key value for Crawford & Company, we are always keen to support and invest in training and development programs which help to encourage the next generation of talent. This investment is even more rewarding when we see one of our own making exceptional progress in their development journey.
Tina Bayar of our Gold Coast office was recently commended in AICLA L.A News for her well researched essay used to apply for the national Carey Bird Scholarship. This scholarship is open for annual application and is organised by the Australasian Institute of Chartered Loss Adjusters. The winner can choose a $3000 cash prize or a trip to either the Claims Convention in Sydney in September or the Asian Claims Convention in Phnom Penh next year.
This year, applicants had to submit an article of 1000-1500 words on the proper treatment of wage costs when an insured intends to claim for material damage. The question focussed on the overlap between property damage and business interruption in relation to wages and overheads incorporated in claims involving the Insured's own employees and property — wages for clean-up, stock and claim preparation costs.
Although Tina’s essay did not win the scholarship, she was one of the commended finalists. Congratulations Tina, a fantastic result!