New chief takes the helm at ABC

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LEAD­ING HIRE­BOAT OP­ER­A­TOR ABC Boat Hire has a new Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor, with the ap­point­ment of Carl Onens who has al­ready worked for the com­pany in a num­ber of roles.

He takes over from Ed Helps who has led the com­pany since 1993. Dur­ing that time it has grown from the for­mer Alvechurch Boat Cen­tre’s three hire bases to its cur­rent op­er­a­tion, with 16 bases of­fer­ing around 200 craft un­der the ABC, Viking, Red Line, Read­ing Marine and Wes­sex names, as well as its ma­rina, boat-build­ing and boat share man­age­ment op­er­a­tions.

Mr Onens said he was “de­lighted to be able to lead a strong and ca­pa­ble team at ABC”, adding that he looked for­ward to “build­ing on the suc­cess and progress the busi­ness has made un­der Ed.”

Mr Helps, who will re­main as an ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor work­ing on projects, said the han­dover would “en­sure that ABC will have a long, prof­itable and ex­cit­ing fu­ture”.

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