One Cost Director Richard Murcott was given a unique opportunity to crew on a Yacht sailing back from the West Indies to Europe. The five week trip of some 3,400 miles was made up of two legs; the first from Antigua to the Azores and the second from the Azores to La Coruna in Northern Spain.
“What a fantastic experience which challenged me at all levels. Nothing was simple and everything you take for granted in everyday life went out of the window.”
Richard, first left with fellow crew, Skipper Bob Bowen, John Mawson and Matthew Thompson pose next to the pictorial “footprint” Richard painted on the harbour in Horta on the Island of Faial in the Azores to celebrate the safe crossing. The harbour walls are festooned with pictures, the painting of which has become a yachting custom for those making this epic crossing.
“With the ever increasing number of clients we work with, it is critical that we follow through and stay in touch with our clients to ensure that they gain the best from the work we do. One of my key responsibilities will be helping our clients interpret our management information to enable them to deliver both short and long term profit improvements for their business.”
Stuart brings a wealth of knowledge relating to the operational management of kitchens and restaurants. With good product and industry knowledge, he understands the pressures of working in the restaurant industry. Experienced at working at a highly involved level with purchasing and cost control, he has a proven track record in developing strategic plans to improve profitability.
Outgoing, he has an interest in motor sports and would have been a racing driver in another life. He likes trying new experiences and is always looking out for a new restaurant or bar to visit. In his quieter moments Stuart is involved in rebuilding an old Land Rover – very slowly. He also enjoys the chance to escape reality with a good book.
In his madder moments he has taken part in several strange efforts to raise money for charities which have included abseiling from the Runcorn Bridge and the Radio City tower in Liverpool city centre.
Nunsmere Hall will be hosting a very special event this September in support of Hospitality Action, celebrating the last days of summer. The ticket price of £50pp will include a plated starter, buffet main course, live band and DJ.
One Cost joins forces again with Matthew Clark, the main sponsors at the Roman Day race meeting at Chester race course, for what turned out to be a fantastic day of racing helped by the astonishingly good weather which showed off this spectacular race course at its best.
The One Cost Handicap Stakes proved to be close race with Singalat just out classing Gabrial’s King.
The picture shows Joanne Hill, Sales Support Administrator and Clair Bates, Account Co Ordinator, in readiness to present the race winner’s prizes.
Singalat also won the prize for the best turned out horse for the race.