Demi honoured for saving weddings
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.