by tocle on January 22nd, 2016 - Comments Off
A&P Director, Gerald Pitts, met with the US Embassy Attaché, Kathryn Crockart from the London Embassy’s Team Cornwall, when she visited Cornwall yesterday.
The visit was hosted by Cornwall Chamber of Commerce, and gave 20 companies based in Cornwall the opportunity to meet the Attaché during the day, culminating in a one-to-one with Gerald Pitts, Director at A&P Falmouth’s shipyard.
During the meeting, Gerald explained the A&P Group’s long term ‘Through Life Support’ contract with the Ministry Of Defence to maintain RFA vessels, and how this had led to them using a partner yard in the United States using the Global Reach Agreement. The possibility of future business in America was also on the agenda and the meeting concluded with Gerald presenting the Attaché with a Company plaque and the 150th Anniversary book, Sailing Ship to Superliner, which charts A&P Falmouth’s history.
by tocle on January 11th, 2016 - Comments Off
A&P Falmouth Ltd held its Annual Pensioners’ Christmas Dinner in December for retired A&P employees; a time when the company gives thanks to all those who have helped build the business and to update them on its future.
The evening is eagerly anticipated by both the pensioners and Falmouth’s management team alike, and gives everyone an opportunity to catch up with old friends and colleagues from across all the various departments.
Around 120 former employees were waited on by directors and senior managers of the company, and served a traditional Christmas meal of roast turkey and trimmings, Christmas pudding, mince pies, coffee and a drop of “Christmas Cheer”.
Gerald Pitts, Director of A&P, gave an update on the business and thanked the management team and workforce for their continued commitment and support, and was also pleased to report that looking to the future the company now employs 10 apprentices.
The Pensioners’ return of thanks was given by retired Tug Engineer Mr Tony Thomas, who said it was pleasing to hear that the Docks continues to thrive. He thanked the company for giving the retired employees an opportunity to gather annually, as for some it is the only opportunity they have to catch up with former colleagues. The pensioners raised a toast to A&P and absent friends and to former colleagues who had passed away since the last Dinner.