Corporate News

Corporate News

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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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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Environmental volunteers clean up coastline with Community Fund donation

A passionate environmental campaigner says “it means so much” to be awarded the money to pay for his next trip to clean marine plastic waste in the Isles of Scilly. Steve Green, co-founder of Clean Ocean Sailing (COS), made a last-minute application to the Isles of Scilly Steamship Group’s Community Fund in the hope it…

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Steamship Group pays for lifeline emergency service for a year

A lifeline service for people in Cornwall who are suicidal or in crisis is being funded for an entire year by the Isles of Scilly Steamship Group’s Community Fund. Cornwall Samaritans’ emergency room answers phone calls, texts, emails and drop-ins from people in their hour of need. The service, run by 120 volunteers, costs £3,380…

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Last chance to apply for £10,000 community group fund

Local projects have four weeks left to apply for a grant of up to £10,000 from the Isles of Scilly Steamship Group’s Community Fund before the deadline. The Community Fund has donated more than £60,000 to 44 different community projects and charities based in Mid and West Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly since it…

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Unwanted toiletries destined for vulnerable women

A scheme to collect unwanted toiletries from the Isles of Scilly and donate them to vulnerable women has had a boost this week. The Isles of Scilly Steamship Group, via its Community Fund, has offered to transport the items from St Mary’s to Penzance, where they will be destined for homeless shelters and women’s refuges…

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