We’re happy to announce the acquisition of G.P Barnes Ltd, the favored chandlery enterprise primarily based at Girl Bee Marina, Southwick.
Based in 1972 by Graham Barnes, the yacht chandlers have served the marina group within the space for 50 years. We intend to proceed to offer a top quality service for each visiting and everlasting leisure customers. Graham has taken the choice to begin a well-earned retirement.
Julian Seaman, Harbour Grasp/Director of Marine Operations commented “We want to thank Graham for his excellent dedication to the marina customers at Girl Bee over the previous fifty years. Graham has been a improbable associate to the Port and we sit up for taking the enterprise that he has constructed ahead sooner or later.”
Graham Barnes commented “We’re delighted Shoreham Port is buying our yacht chandlers, which was began fifty years in the past. We have now labored carefully with Shoreham Port for a few years, managing Girl Bee Marina.
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Graham continued “We should thank all our loyal employees which have contributed to the success of our yacht chandlers and share a particular because of our loyal prospects who’ve supported us over time. The time has now come to look to extra leisurely pursuits, which can in all probability embody boating!”
The acquisition of G.P Barnes Ltd will happen on a phased foundation within the months forward, with Graham supporting us in delivering an efficient transition for all customers. All jobs shall be retained as a part of the acquisition, with the Port planning on rising the chandlery crew to serve our increasing marinas.
Supply: Shoreham Port