New ‘Scilly Helicopter’ Company Name Registered
The Steamship Company has registered a new business – ‘The Isles of Scilly Helicopter Company.’
But they say that islanders shouldn’t read anything into that and it doesn’t mean that they are planning to launch a rotary route.
Yesterday locals noticed the new Companies House listing, which is registered to the Steamship Group’s Penzance office.
The website Google alerted people to the use of the word ‘Scilly’ in the name.
The Steamship Company’s press officer says that they have registered more than 30 dormant company and website names over the years to protect the group’s interests. These cover all aspects of transport, travel and freight to the islands.
It’s effectively a digital land-grab, with the company taking another batch of dormant, non-trading businesses names. They say this is “prudent housekeeping and standard practice for many businesses.”