|After eleven years on the bridge, retiring Managing Director of the
Isles of Scilly Steamship Company, Ken Christopher, hands over the ropes
to the new crew: Chairman and new Managing Director, Mike Hicks, Vice-Chairman
and Chairman elect John Banfield, Financial Director, Chris Smale and new
Group Operations Manager, Ron Johns.
In his valedictory speech Ken paid tribute to the "friendliness and
team spirit of the Isles of Scilly Steamship Company, emphasising the strength
of a company that pulls together."In response, Mike Hicks thanked Ken,
and, in particular, praised him for steering the company through the Investors
in people Programme awarded in 1995 and re-awarded in June 1998. Mike described
the two awards as "major achievements involving a great deal of hard work
In his retirement Ken expressed the "hope to play more golf and reduce
my handicap." He will continue to live with his wife Corinna at McFarland
Downs on St. Mary’s. Before joining the Isles of Scilly Steamship Company,
Ken was manager of the Tresco Estate.