Happy Birthday to us……21 years old!!!!
Believe it or not we have just celebrated reaching 21 years in business; here is a picture of the old timers that have been here from the start.
From left to right (front row): Archie MacGillivray, Willy MacGillivray, Shane Davenport & Gordon MacGillivray.
From left to right (back row): Sandy Edmond & Don Hind
Don formed the company in April 1992; we asked Don what his aspirations were for the company at that time; he said it was to maintain jobs for existing employees, to improve & develop facilities and to give long term employment for the area, all of which have been achieved. We have been here for 21 years, employ 24 members of staff and have dramatically improved facilities. We are all looking forward to seeing what Don has in store for the next 21 years.
Sandy worked at Craobh Haven Marina before he started working here, which is where Don’s sailing ship, Lorne Leader was based. He came up to Fort William to give Don a hand to get the Company off the ground and forgot to go back.
Keeping it in the family are Gordon, Willy & Archie. Gordon & Willy are our Foremen and Gordon is holding out for 25 years and hoping for a gold watch for his effort……watch this space. Willy started with the company at the beginning then left for a short time, however he missed us so much that he was soon back and has been here since. Archie is another returnee; he was here at the beginning then left for a spell and is back again.
Shane has actually been here for 29 years as he was a director of the previous company, Lochaber Marine; we asked Shane what has made him stick around so long and he said “Well, there are as many nutters here as there are anywhere else”. What can we say to that apart from good answer!
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