Demi hon­oured for sav­ing wed­dings

The Oban Times - - News -

SEVEN new­ly­wed cou­ples had CalMac em­ployee Demi Wylie to thank for sav­ing their big days – and she’s now been recog­nised for her ef­forts at the Scot­tish Trans­port Awards.

Demi, 23, won the Front­line Em­ployee of the Year ti­tle for her tire­less work res­cu­ing seven is­land wed­dings that were in dan­ger of se­ri­ous dis­rup­tion due to in­dus­trial ac­tion last sum­mer.

Demi and her team took it upon them­selves to be­come the sin­gle li­ai­son point for all those in­volved and worked with the cou­ples to make sure their spe­cial days weren’t de­railed.

Demi’s cre­ative ef­forts in find­ing al­ter­na­tive travel plans re­sulted in more than 600 guests suc­cess­fully reach­ing their des­ti­na­tions and en­sured each happy cou­ple’s day went ahead with­out a hitch. She spent hours talk­ing to the brides and grooms, re­as­sur­ing them, work­ing with them and un­der- stand­ing their is­sues. On the top of sort­ing out their lo­gis­ti­cal prob­lems, she and her team even found time to source ex­tra spe­cial gifts for each cou­ple with hand­made prod­ucts from the is­land they had cho­sen for their wed­ding.

Demi said: ‘It was real sur­prise to get nom­i­nated and an even big­ger one to have won. It re­ally was a team ef­fort and I’m just glad that we were all able to help out. A wed­ding should be a day to re­mem­ber for all the right rea­sons. The last thing cou­ples need among all the other things to think about is hav­ing half the guests stranded and un­able to at­tend.’

The wed­dings were spread over CalMac’s net­work of 24 is­lands and re­mote des­ti­na­tions.

Demi hard at work for CalMac.

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