04 July 2016 16:08 - General Press Release

Wales are full of (baked) beans to get through to the finals at Euro 2016!

After breezing through last week’s quarter-finals at Euro 2016, the Welsh football team are gearing up for their big semi-final match against Portugal on Wednesday, safe in the knowledge they are fuelled by baked beans!
Condor Ferries came to the rescue to deliver emergency supplies of the nation’s favourite breakfast accompaniment to the team, following reports that there were no beans available at the Welsh training camp in Dinard. The ferry operator sourced and transported a very special shipment of 24 catering size tins of baked beans from Jersey to St Malo and on to the team’s hotel.

And it seems that the beans gave Wales the super-charge they needed to power their way through the group stages and past Belgium in last week’s 3-1 quarter-final victory.

Condor Ferries is used to providing a lifeline service with its ferry services between the UK, the Channel Islands and France, but the cross channel ferry operator provided a lifeline service with a difference this time around. With no British cooked breakfast complete without a serving of the nation’s favourite beans, the team at Condor Ferries were more than happy to oblige, donating more than 62kg of beans to the Welsh squad, to help keep them fuelled through the tournament.

Justin Amey, Head of Marketing at Condor Ferries, said: “We’re delighted that the Wales team are powering through their matches, and we can’t wait for Wednesday’s semi-final game against Portugal - we’re so pleased that the baked beans have done the trick! Condor was only too happy to come to the rescue of the Welsh football team, by delivering enough supplies for their cooked breakfasts to keep the players full of beans and helping to blow away their opponents! If they win on Wednesday evening, we’ll make sure that their stocks of beans are topped up, to see them all the way to the final!

“We were contacted by the owner of a local cafe in Dinard, close to the team’s training camp, to see if we could help source any baked beans for the players to enjoy as part of their breakfast – and of course we were very happy to help!"

“We serve hundreds of breakfasts on board our ferries every day, so we know how important baked beans are as part of the British meal-time tradition. We’d like to reassure our passengers that although we diverted some baked bean supplies to help the Wales squad, we’ve made sure that our passengers don’t go without!”

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01 July 2016 11:42 - Press Release

Condor Ferries listens to view of Islanders in review of its services

Condor has announced a detailed consultation programme which will give Islanders the chance to share their views about Channel Island ferry services. It’s part of the first Comprehensive Service Review, which is undertaken every two years as part of Condor’s Operating Agreement with the States of Jersey.

1. The Review, which is being run in partnership with the States of Jersey and States of Guernsey, has three major work streams which are: Identifying the strategic needs of the Channel Islands in terms of the provision of ferry services
2. Assessing how the services provided by Condor meet those strategic needs (including product, price and service structure); and
3. Reviewing the company’s performance under the operating agreement

CEO, Paul Luxon, commented “When discussing the Comprehensive Service Review project with the States of Jersey and Guernsey, we agreed it was vital to hear from as many Island residents, businesses and community groups as possible. So we’ve designed a programme which will enable every single one of them to share their views.

“We’re organising a series of roundtable debates, interviews and meetings, and there will also be a public survey which I hope everyone will take part in. This really is a great opportunity for people to tell us what we should be thinking about when planning the ferry services of tomorrow.

“We’re also going to be analysing a huge amount of data to understand how the needs of the Islands might change in the future, as well as making sure we’re taking account of developments in the tourism industry.”
Senator Lyndon Farnham, Minister for Economic Development, Tourism, Sport and Culture commented, “I am pleased that the Comprehensive Service Review is underway. Reliable, sustainable and affordable car, passenger and freight ferry services are vital to all Channel Islands residents and businesses. I look forward to working with Condor Ferries and the Guernsey authorities to define how the needs of the islands are to be met.”

Deputy Peter Ferbrache, President of the Committee for Economic Development in Guernsey said, “We are very pleased with this development: It is what we expected. What is now important is that it is as far ranging and comprehensive as it can be.”

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