Sunseeker celebrate 2,000th employee

Champagne all round

Sunseeker are celebrating the recruitment of their 2,000th member of staff, following the recent appointment of skilled deck fitter Graham Perryman, 48.

A champagne celebration to mark the moment was held by the company’s operations director Wayne Moore on behalf of founder and managing director Robert Braithwaite.

Also present was new recruit Graham Perryman from Swanage, and Dennis Barnes one of the company’s longest-serving employees. Dennis joined as an apprentice in May 1978 more than 29 years ago and is now site production manager at Willis Way, one of the company’s seven shipyards in Poole.

At the beginning of his new career at Sunseeker, Graham said he was delighted to be working in a job which demands exceptionally high standards.

He said: “Currently, I work on the decking for the 90 Yacht and to see the work come together as I do my job is great.”

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