A lighthouse is a tower or structure containing a beacon of light to warn or guide ships at sea. Europa Trust Company Ltd reports on the history of Europa Point Lighthouse in Gibraltar, the symbolism of a lighthouse and the fact it is the logo of the firm.

To navigate the Bay of Gibraltar, ancient sailors were dependent on light emitted by a Roman Catholic shrine, which was originally a mosque built after the 1309 siege. Sailors expressed their gratitude of the light by leaving supplies of oil at the chapel, which encouraged the continued burning of the lights.

With the aid of the Masonic Order in Gibraltar and the Governor (also being Commander-in-Chief of Gibraltar), the first stone for a lighthouse foundation was laid in 1838. Today, Europa Point Lighthouse, also referred to as the Trinity Lighthouse, stands at 49 meters (161 ft) above the high-water mark. It has kept seafarers safe for 181 years.

Lighthouses are constructed to withstand powerful storms and adverse weather from the seas. They therefore symbolise overcoming challenges and adversity. They also symbolise guidance, a way forward and helping to navigate through the world. Lighthouses are frequently depicted as symbols of strength; they never move and remain a firm and steadfast pillar of reassurance for many people.

In the uncertainty of global politics and policies, there is no better symbol for families or businesses to look to than Europa Trust Company Ltd and its logo.
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Working with The Europa Group
Europa Trust Company Ltd is part of the Europa Group. We have been based in Gibraltar for over 34 years and have built a reputation as a stable and reputable business.

We provide a comprehensive range of company and trust formation and management services including company and trust administration, foundations, partnerships, corporate directors, shareholders and secretaries, accounting, marine registration and other associated services.

Our clients are an eclectic mix of international executives, authors, sportsmen, corporations, wealthy individuals, families and many more. Their individual interests and needs are at the centre of our focus. Each client benefits from the experience and multi-jurisdiction knowledge of a dedicated Europa Group professional.

The Europa Group is able to work in over 31 jurisdictions around the World. We are licensed and regulated by the Financial Services Commission and are ISO 27001 (Information Security Management Systems) and ISO 9001 (Quality Management Systems) certified.

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