ABC is perhaps best known for helping businesses make a splash when it comes to solving complex daily workflow and technology challenges. Now the company has set sail into uncharted waters by purchasing a boat!
This isn’t a typical seafaring tale, but rather one about ABC joining forces with local business, Rudyard Lake Sailing Club and Hartley Boats, in support of local young people.
Mark Jacot, of Rudyard Lake Sailing Club, said: “We are delighted to announce that a local firm, ABC Solutions, specialists at providing work-based technology solutions, based in Congleton have sponsored the purchase of a new adult training boat, supplied by local manufacturers Hartley Boats of Derby.”
“CEO Steve Burgess and his wife Janie both are Puppy Walkers and Boarders for Guide Dogs UK, and through this met Brenda and Geoff Holmes, members of RLSC.”
As a result, continued Mr Jacot, the families have “become good friends”.
“At a meeting with Steve to discuss the need for funds, Steve very kindly agreed to support the purchase of a new boat.”
The Janie Lou, aptly named after Steve’s wife, set sail on its maiden voyage at the annual annual Trophy Day on September 16th.
ABC setting sail into new waters
The boat is part of Rudyard Lake Sailing Club’s drive to to modernise its training fleet.
Speaking at the launch of The Janie Lou, Mr Burgess said ABC “welcomed the opportunity” to support both Rudyard Lake Sailing Club and Hartley Boats of Derby.
“It has been fantastic working with the club,” said Steve, shortly after the traditional bottle of bubbly launch ceremony. “Perhaps best of all is that The Janie Lou is part of the club’s modernisation push to update its training fleet for young people.”
“It’s a real community project, aimed at advancing local business as well as the interests of our young people.”
It the words of Enya, time to sail away…
More about Rudyard Lake Sailing Club
Rudyard Lake Sailing Club (RLSC), located between Macclesfield and Leek in Staffordshire has been growing since being finalists in 2016 and 2017 at the national RYA Sailing Club of the Year awards. With both a thriving junior and adult sailing sections, they run training courses for new adults sailors, a structured development programme for juniors from the age of 6 and competitive racing on a Sunday. To continue this growth, improve the quality of training, and support their growing group of new adult sailors, they have been modernizing their fleet of training boats.
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