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Isles of Scilly Steamship Company Ltd
Company Name:Isles of Scilly Steamship Company Ltd Minimum fundraise:£0.00* High Share Price Bid:£5.05
Business Sector:Logistics and transport Total Funds Bid to Date:£0.00 Low Share Price Bid:£3.50
Auction period:29 Mar 2024 - 27 Jun 2024 Indicative Share Price:350.00 Average Share Price Bid:£4.31**
*The company will accept oversubscription.
**In the event of significant oversubscription, shares will be allocated to bids at the average price and above.

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Isles of Scilly Steamship Company Ltd

Isles of Scilly Steamship Company Ltd

Market Cap: £5,094,033 Auction period: 29 Mar 2024 - 27 Jun 2024 Indicative price: 350.00

Live Started 52 days ago

Current Indicative Price 350.00p

Auction closes in 38 days


BuyersShares Wanted Total Wanted Share Price (p)
1 1,000 1,000 350.00
-- -- -- 375.00
Share Price (p) Total Offered Shares OfferedSellers
350.00 1,111 1,111 1
375.00 1,615 504 1



Buyers Shares Total Shares Share Price (p) Total Shares Shares Sellers
1 1,000 1,000 350.00 1,111 1,111 1
-- -- -- 375.00 1,615 504 1

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Company info

Isles of Scilly Steamship Company Ltd operates the provision of regular sea and air services for passengers and cargo between the mainland and the Isles of Scilly. The Company was formed in 1920 by the inhabitants of the Islands and since then has continued to provide this vital connection between the islands and Penzance, Cornwall.

Auction details

Isles of Scilly Steamship Company Limited was admitted to trading on Asset Match on 6 October 2020 at a price of 500 pence per share.

Auctions are initially to be held monthly and close at 4pm on the last Thursday every month of October, November and December before moving to a quarterly calendar thereafter, unless stated otherwise.

The tick size for this company is 1 pence per share.

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Price history (last 10 auctions)

N.B Data from the 13 January 2023 relates to an off market transaction. 


Price history (all)


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Key People


Stuart Reid Chief Executive Officer

Stuart joined Isles of Scilly Steamship Group as Chief Financial Officer in July 2013 and appointed as a Board director in June 2015. Originally from Mullion, Stuart graduated from Cardiff University with a BSc (Hons) degree in Pharmacology & Toxicology and then qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2007. Stuart has previously worked as Financial Controller at Smart Solutions Recruitment, one of Wales fastest growing companies.


Ian Howard Chairman

Ian joined the Board on 1st February 2019 becoming Chairman two months later.

Having qualified as a solicitor in 1980, Ian spent most of his working life with Siemens the global electronics concern undertaking a range of diverse roles.  Working out of Munich, his last job was as Senior Vice- President, Mergers and Acquisitions. In parallel Ian has served on the board of the British Triathlon Federation, latterly as President, and on the boards of the International Triathlon Union and the British Olympic Association. Ian chairs the Nominations Committee.


Judith Piper Chief Financial Officer & Company Secretary

Judith Piper joined the Isles of Scilly Steamship Group as Chief Financial Officer in October 2018 and was appointed as a Board director in May 2019. Before joining the Group, Judith worked for W. Stevenson & Sons Ltd as Finance Director, Company Secretary and Acting Managing Director. Her earlier career included Finance Manager at Unipart Group Ltd and Financial and Management Accountant at Westcountry Ambulance Services NHS Trust. Originally from Cornwall, Judith graduated from Plymouth University with a BSc (Hons) degree in Psychology. She qualified as an ACCA accountant in 2001 and was awarded Fellowship (FCCA) status in 2006.  Judith now lives in St. Levan with her husband and three children enjoying many sporting activities, the local beaches and running the coastline.


Stephen Hicks Board Director

Born on St Mary’s, Steve Hicks was educated on the island and at Truro School before becoming a cadet in the Merchant Navy with P&O. He spent over twenty years at sea predominantly in sea going tugs and in the offshore oil industry in the North Sea. In 1995 Steve spent his first full year in the family passenger launch business. In February 2018, after twenty years, he sold the vessel built on St Mary’s to his design in 1997. He is one of the three pilots licensed for the waters of Scilly and a former lifeboat crew member, He is now the Lifeboat Operations Manager for the St Mary’s Station. Steve now intends to pursue more fully his lifelong hobby of painting and drawing. He is married with three children and has three grandchildren to date.


Gary Randall Board Director

Gary joined the Board in April 2018 and is from St. Mellion, in east Cornwall. He has been practising as a Chartered Accountant for the last 25 years, developing an extensive client base across Devon and Cornwall. In 2013, he merged his business with Prydis to broaden the services provided to clients of both companies, and become Managing Director of Prydis Accounts Ltd. Gary, embraces the challenges of General Practice and particularly enjoys the interaction between the other facets of the business with Financial Planning, Corporate Law and Governance all forming part of the key day to day deliverables at Prydis.


Sam Hicks Board Director

Sam Hicks is from a longstanding St Agnes family. He was educated in Scilly, and then graduated from the University of Bath in 2001 with a BSc Hons in Business Administration. He worked in various commercial management roles on the mainland before returning home to help grow the family business. Together with his wife and parents he manages Troytown Farm dairy, self-catering cottages and campsite. Fully engaged in the local community, Sam is Watch Manager of the island fire service, a coastguard officer, captain of the cricket team and a member of the Shah gig crew. He has three children at the Five Islands school.


Kevin George Board Director

Kevin's early career was with Britsh Airways as an avionics engineer. In 2007 he joined Monarch Airlines and took up the position of CEO in 2011. After 30 years in aviation he moved to the marine industry and joined the Red Funnel Group as CEO in 2014. In addition, Kevin is Chair of Discover Ferries and is a Council member of Maritime UK. 


Sonya Bassett Board Director

With over 20 years’ experience in law and business, Sonya spent 10 years in corporate and commercial roles in a number of leading international law firms, as well as five years in-house in the private sector as Legal Director for a leading renewable energy company running projects for both Tesco and Marks and Spencer and working closely with the government Department of Energy and Climate Change in respect of the Green Deal project. Sonya is currently a partner at Coodes solicitors and heads up the Corporate team which is particularly experienced in working with regional SMEs and has notable expertise in the renewables, construction, tourism and rural businesses sectors. In her spare time Sonya enjoys adventures with her son in their campervan and being in or on the water.


Andrew Walder Board Director

Andrew, who lives on St Martin’s and runs his own business SC Dogs Distillery as part of the family farm, becomes the third island-based non-executive board member currently serving. With 15 years’ experience in the Merchant Navy, and time spent on Scillonian III, Lyonesse Lady and Swift Lady, Andrew’s maritime knowledge of the area and the challenges it provides is extensive. Like many islanders, life is multi faceted and Andrew also manages the farm and holiday accommodation on St Martin’s with his wife Hannah; operates a fishing boat with his father Steve and produces sea salt by solar evaporation.