Corporate News

Corporate News

Steamship Company shares start trading online this week

Anyone wanting to buy into one of the UK’s longest-established transport companies has the opportunity from this week when the Isles of Scilly Steamship Company starts trading its shares online. The Steamship Company has provided passenger and freight services to the remote Isles of Scilly community 28 miles off the coast of Cornwall for 100…

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Community fund

Glass shelter for Scilly

At the end of 2019, we launched our ninth round of the Community Fund – the project first launched in 2016; we’ve supported many worthy projects in that time totaling close to £85,000. One of the projects from round 9 that we supported with funding of £2,500 and the carriage of freight from the mainland;…

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Steamship Company admitted to Asset Match trading platform

The Isles of Scilly Steamship Company has been admitted to the electronic trading platform Asset Match, which allows investors to buy and sell shares in the company. Asset Match provides a market platform for existing Isles of Scilly Steamship Company shareholders to partially or fully realise the value of their share capital, and also facilitates…

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Steamship Group appoints BMT to advise on new vessel designs

The Isles of Scilly Steamship Group has appointed specialist ship designers BMT to advise on new vessel designs to provide lifeline passenger and freight services to the Isles of Scilly. The Steamship Group is seeking to replace its marine assets including the purpose-built Scillonian III passenger ferry which entered service in 1977 and was refitted…

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Steamship Company partners with Flylogix to trial UAV freight delivery service for Isles of Scilly community

The Isles of Scilly Steamship Company has announced a partnership with unmanned aircraft company Flylogix to trial an enhanced freight delivery service based at Land’s End Airport operating to and from the Isles of Scilly. The two-year collaboration will explore the feasibility of a regular unmanned logistics service for the Isles of Scilly community, initially…

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Steamship Group back in the black with £1m pre-tax profit

The Isles of Scilly Steamship Group has bounced back into the black with a pre-tax profit of £1.02m for the year to March 31, on revenues of £18.4m. The figures mark a significant turnaround for the business which in the previous year recorded a loss of £4.56 million The group, which provides lifeline sea and…

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Free travel in 2020 if you can capture the magic of Scilly on camera

Isles of Scilly Travel is offering 100 photographers and videographers the chance to visit the Isles of Scilly for free in 2020 if they take part in an anniversary competition. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Isles of Scilly Steamship Group, which was founded on 26th March 2020 to help islanders travel more…

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Community fund

Donation to help future proof island folk festival

Scilly Folk Festival has been future proofed thanks to a £1,113 donation from the Steamship Company’s Community Fund. The money has allowed the folk club to buy new professional sound equipment, including a mixing desk and PA system. Better kit means more visiting bands will be attracted to perform at the folk festival as they…

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Huge footballing victory for Five Islands Academy

Five Islands Academy football team is celebrating a huge victory after winning the ESFA Small Schools football competition for the first time. The tournament, played at Archbishop Benson School in Truro last week, included teams from nine Cornish schools. Adam May, from Five Islands Academy, praised the young team, saying: “They were magnificent throughout the…

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Community Fund opens today for final round of giveaways of 2019

Local projects and good causes are being encouraged to apply for a share of the final pot of money to be given away in 2019 by the Isles of Scilly Steamship Company’s Community Fund, which opens today (October 1st). The Community Fund has donated more than £72,000 to 47 different community projects and charities based…

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New Director on Steamship Board

The Isles of Scilly Steamship Group has appointed Kevin George, Chairman of Red Funnel Group to its Board of Directors after they say goodbye to Henk Wiekens after serving 12 months. Kevin’s early career was with British Airways as an avionics engineer, progressing through to senior roles in marketing and operations. In 2007 Kevin joined…

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Isles of Scilly Steamship Group confirms CEO appointment

Stuart Reid has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer of the Isles of Scilly Steamship Group. Stuart has been in post as Acting Managing Director since September 2018, before which he was Group Chief Operating Officer. The appointment recognizes Stuart’s success in stabilising the Group’s core services and the need to provide certainty and continuity…

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