Alan Reid is the Managing Director of Columbus Legal Limited. He has a wealth of experience in the insurance, claims and legal sectors. Alan formed the company after nearly 11 years at Gildeas Solicitors in Glasgow and Edinburgh where he was the Claims Director. Alan is equally at home with corporate clients as he is with individual members of the public. Organisation, efficiency and customer care are second nature to him.
Alan began his career in the industry as a claims handler for Direct Line Insurance in 1992. He trained in Manchester, Birmingham and Croydon before arriving in Glasgow to work as a Claims Handler where he dealt with both Personal Injury and non-Personal Injury claims. From February 1996 to July 2000, Alan worked as a Personal Injury Claims Handler for Glasgow legal firm Gilbert Anderson Solicitors (Anderson Partnership). He then became a Legal Executive at another firm in the city, Lloyd Green Solicitors, from July 2000 to February 2003, still handling personal injury claims, before being head-hunted by Gildeas.
At Gildeas Alan helped to establish the claims department and recruited, trained and developed staff. He was also involved in business development at the firm. He ran a team of first response staff and a team of claims handlers.
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