Delighted to join the team
Gerwyn Owen has now joined the Hafan team as Commercial Manager. This is a new role at the marina and he is looking forward to developing the site in the months and years. Explained Gerwyn:
"I write to you in my first few weeks in the new role established at Hafan Pwllheli, as the Commercial Manager. I’m delighted to join an enthusiastic and committed team, and I look forward to meeting as many of you over the coming months. As means of an explanation to the role, and the changes being made here, Gwynedd Council has assigned Hafan Pwllheli as its own business unit, separating itself from the Maritime Department, which will strengthen the focus of the Hafan on the business. I am appointed as the Business Unit Manger for Gwynedd Council, taking over from the role that Barry Davies managed over the years. I am being tasked to strategically look at the property, legal and financial aspects of the Hafan, Harbour and key stakeholders at Glan Don, draw up a Strategic Plan/Masterplan for the area as well as identifying a short/mid/long term investment strategy for the site.
"Whilst I settle in to the role, Wil Williams remains a focal part of the team, and the general day-to-day management of the Hafan maintains within his role. I am delighted that Wil will work alongside me in this interim period as we look to sustain and enhance the offer available to you here at Hafan Pwllheli."
After 31 years with Hafan Pwllheli, Deputy Manager Louise Holt has decided it's time for a change of scene and a different work/life balance. Louise has worked at the marina since it opened in 1991. She has been a key member of the team and is well known to our regular berth holders. "I've made lots of good friends at the marina and have many great memories but I'm excited to see what the future holds and start the next chapter," she said.
Louise is pictured with colleagues on her last day at Hafan Pwllheli. She was joined by 89-year-old Bill McGill who worked at the marina until he retired in 2002.
Work completed on overflow car park After a lot of hard work moving over 15 boats and 30 tons of gravel, our new overflow car park is ready to use. If the new facility works well a more permanent barrier, with key fob access similar to the main car park, may be installed. The car park is expected to provide enough parking for 100 cars.