15th January 2019 – Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is celebrating a sensational start to 2019, with three million-Pound sales days in one week, marking the best start to January in Fred. Olsen’s history! Justin Stanton, Sales and Marketing Director for Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, said: “We are delighted that there is such high demand for our unique style of cruising. Customers are clearly recognising the value of our attractive ‘Cruise Sale’ offers, with almost everything included in the price. “With strong bookings for both 2019 and 2020, we are anticipating a very successful year for our smaller, friendlier ocean and river cruise ships.” Fred. Olsen launched its popular ‘Cruise Sale’ on 5th December 2018, and has so far booked over 5,000 guests onto the 150+ cruise holidays promoted in the campaign. Fred. Olsen’s ‘Cruise Sale’ is offering guests a range of tempting booking incentives:– ‘FREE Drinks & Tips’ on both ocean and river cruises– Plus ‘FREE Cashback’ of up to £200 per cabin on over 20 ocean cruises– ‘Three cruises for the price of two’, where guests get the lowest-priced sailing FREE– Dedicated solo offers, with no single supplement on selected rooms and cruises in 2019/20 The five top-sellers in Fred. Olsen’s ‘Cruise Sale’ so far are:– Balmoral’s 11-night L1903 ‘Spain, Portugal & Madeira’ cruise, ex Southampton on 22nd March 2019– Black Watch’s eight-night ‘Isles of Scotland’ cruise, ex Liverpool on 20th June 2019– Balmoral’s seven-night L1916 ‘The Best of the Fjords in Seven Nights’ cruise, ex Edinburgh (Rosyth) on 25th July 2019– Balmoral’s 15-night L1933 ‘Canaries Christmas & Funchal Fireworks’ cruise, ex Southampton on 22nd December 2019– Balmoral’s 11-night ‘Wintertime Norway’ cruise, ex Newcastle on 18th March 2020 Fred. Olsen is renowned for its innovative itineraries, and is proud to have been crowned ‘Best for Itineraries’ by Cruise Critic experts in the prestigious ‘UK Editors’ Picks Awards’ – for a record four years in a row. For further information on Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, visit the website at http://www.fredolsencruises.com/agent or call the Trade Support Team
One of Stellarton’s most successful homegrown companies, WearWell Garments, is celebrating 30 years of success and plans to expand. WearWell Garments manufactures and supplies customized work clothes for institutional, food service, industrial and corporate markets. The company’s clients span industries from offshore oil and gas to national grocers. WearWell employs 85 people and plans to create up to 20 new jobs in the next five years. The province, through Nova Scotia Business Inc., is supporting WearWell Garments with a payroll rebate set at a maximum of $332,500. Ron Chisholm, Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture, made the announcement today, Oct. 16, on behalf of Economic Development Minister Angus MacIsaac. Mr. Chisholm was joined by Stirling MacLean, president of WearWell Garments, and Stephen Lund, president and CEO of NSBI. “Strong, homegrown companies keep jobs in our communities and create new opportunities in regions throughout Nova Scotia,” said Mr. Chisholm. “The province and NSBI are committed partners with businesses like WearWell Garments in making smart investments in the future.” The five-year rebate through NSBI is tied to WearWell Garments retaining its existing workforce and creating the 20 new jobs. The investment also complements the company’s own investments. The company is investing in equipment, manufacturing improvementsand employee training to increase its competitiveness. “The need to focus on improving productivity has never been more immediate,” said Mr. MacLean. “We look forward to positive results from our efforts.” Current economic conditions, including the value of the Canadian dollar and rising transportation costs, are leading many exporters to find new ways to improve productivity and reduce costs. “Nova Scotia is competing and winning in the global economy,” said Mr. Lund. “In times of economic uncertainty, we need to continue to invest in our people and support companies like WearWell Garments as it makes these crucial investments.” Nova Scotia Business Inc. is Nova Scotia’s private-sector-led business development agency. NSBI is the investment attraction arm of the province and helps businesses in Nova Scotia meet growth potential through advisory services, trade development, financing and venture capital. For more information go the NSBI website at www.novascotiabusiness.com.