The Isles of Scilly Steamship Group has appointed a new Chief Financial Officer to hold responsibility for risk management and financial reporting activities across the group.
Stuart Reid joins the company in a year which has seen significant investment into its travel facilities, with £2 million spent on refurbishing the Scillonian, the completion of a £1m new terminal at Land’s End Airport and the lease of a new Twin Otter Skybus to meet passenger demand.
A former Financial controller of Smart Solutions Recruitment Ltd, one of South Wales’ fastest growing companies and with a background working for Chartered Accountants Kilsby & Williams, Stuart brings to the Steamship Company extensive financial experience which will support the company in this period of growth.
Originally from Cambridge, he moved to Mullion in Cornwall aged 4. He studied at Cardiff University and is now moving back to Cornwall with his wife and family.
Stuart Reid, Chief Financial Officer for the Isles of Scilly Steamship Group said: “Throughout my career I have worked for a number of rapidly growing companies and the Isles of Scilly Steamship Group fits that mould perfectly. The company has invested significantly in a number of projects which demonstrate ambition and that is what attracted me to join. My main focus will be to ensure we continue to manage our investment in ongoing and forthcoming operations and build on our current position.”
The Isles of Scilly Steamship Group owns and operates the only transport links to and from the islands- the Scillonian passenger ferry, Gry Maritha freight ship and Skybus airline. The company also owns and operates Land’s End Airport and Penzance Dry Dock.