St Agnes Boating Highly Commended In Awards

john peacock award Dec 2015St Agnes Boating’s boss is celebrating his success in the Cornwall Sustainability Awards.

John Peacock was highly commended in the Best Contribution in the Marine Sector category during the event at Newquay’s Headland Hotel on Friday.

John has partnered with mainland software developers to create a system that sends passenger reports to the Maritime and Coastguard Agency electronically.

It means he can use his boat as an office, as his workspace is paper-free and his admin and accounts are stored online in the ‘cloud.’

His online booking system also encourages passengers to share special boats, which reduces fuel costs and emissions.

John’s says he’s “chuffed to bits” to get the award and is delighted to have been recognised for his extensive use of IT.

He says attending awards events is not only good for the profile of Scilly.

John says it’s also a chance to meet companies from the mainland and learn from what they’re doing as well.