Farewell to Craig Stevens after four decades in the industry
This news release was published on: 25 July 2016
A Business Development Manager who has worked in the shipping business since 1974 has retired to a momentous send off by his colleagues at Ferryspeed.
Craig Stevens retired last month after working in the Channel Islands shipping industry for 42 years. Following positions at Commodore and Huelin Renouf, Craig joined Ferryspeed for the last four years of his career which he says was the happiest time in his working life.
To mark Craig’s retirement, his team gathered in the boardroom for a buffet and raised a champagne toast.
Jo Field made a personalised cake featuring a guitar and a motorbike, both pastimes of Craig’s.
Ferryspeed presented Craig with an engraved Waterford crystal pint glass, a personalised Cross pen, two cases of specialised ale and flowers for his wife. Craig and his team also went out for a meal, together with their partners.
Dean Sotnick, Ferryspeed’s Sales and Group Director, worked with Craig at Commodore and said he was extremely well respected in the industry.
“Having served in the shipping industry for over 40 years, Craig had become very popular and neither customers nor colleagues had a bad word to say about him,” said Dean.
“Craig was always willing to help out and for a while, he joined the Customer Service team when we were particularly busy. We will be sad to see Craig leave and wish him the very best in his retirement,” added Dean.
Craig’s wife has also retired and they are both now looking forward to their daughter’s wedding this summer.