Carol sets sail after 25 years at Braunston Marina

Braunston Marina's long serving company accountant Carol Coy said farewell to her colleagues after 25 years.

Saturday, 9th April 2016, 8:00 am

At her leaving reception in the marina shop, Carol received many gifts and kind words both from the company and individual staff.

She was given a weather vane, made especially for her by one of the company’s engineers, Gavin Clewer, to go on the roof of her garden shed.

The weather-cock is in the form of an old working narrowboat, with the traditional sign-writing reading ‘Carol’s Carrying Co.’

Carol said: “This will always remind me of my happy days working at Braunston Marina, when I never knew which way the wind was blowing.”

Tim Coghlan, managing director, said: “Carol has for sometime now been our longest serving employee, coming onboard in the very earliest years of the company, when it was a very different ship from what it is today. “Not only has she been outstanding in her work, growing with the company, but she is a lovely person, and I’m not just saying it.

“The proof is in the many personal gifts she has received today from her colleagues. I wish her a long, healthy and happy retirement.”