Red Funnel appoints new Head of Food, Beverage & Retail

03-03-2006 Red Funnel, the original Isle of Wight ferry company, is pleased to announce the appointment of Murray Carter to the position of Head of Food, Beverage and Retail.


Carter joins Red Funnel from Sodexho Prestige where as General Manager he was responsible for a selection of bars, coffee bars, restaurants, event and banquet catering at Newbury Racecourse.

The new role of Head of Food, Beverage and Retail has been created within Red Funnel Ferries as part of the Group’s ‘On Course for Excellence’ programme. This aims to deliver the best possible on-board experience for passengers travelling on the Southampton to East Cowes and Southampton to Cowes routes. Carter will be fully responsible for the catering, beverage and retail offer and customer service onboard the Company’s fleet.

Colin Hetherington, Commercial Director, commented, “We are delighted to welcome Murray as Head of Food, Beverage and Retail. This new appointment is in response to changes in consumer tastes and the growing demand for a wider choice of premium branded food and drink items. We intend to review our entire catering and retail offer over the next 18 months with the objective of improving service levels, product offering and consequently sales.”

Commenting on his appointment, Murray Carter said, “I am delighted to join Red Funnel and help shape the future food, beverage and retail offer. It is a really exciting time for the business, and I am looking forward to playing a core role in the company’s focus on excellent service delivery.”

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