The Isles of Scilly Steamship Group are the monopoly company that run transport and freight services to the Isles of Scilly. They don't believe that they are a monopoly and don't like the word but, guess what, they are a...you've guessed it...monopoly. Actually this monopoly is on the move, it isn't even the Isles of Scilly Steamship Company any more it is the Penzance Steamship Company. No longer does this great company believe in it's roots but it has every intention of serving it's mainland masters at the expense of the islands.
Since the induction of the current CEO the company has spent vast amounts of it's capital on satellite companies that as soon as they were purchased were turned into loss making ventures. These companies were purchased to complete the circle of the 'm' word that IoSSG say they're not and we mustn't use.
I write this Blog after yet another 2 days of no flying, both of which would have been possible by helicopter which perhaps could, and would, have worked together with Skybus to assist our core business of holiday makers from being stuck for an extra day at either end of their journey.
Now to the nitty gritty. Why oh why does the Steamship Company want to stop the helicopter from running? No I'm not that stupid it's because of that dreaded word that nobody is allowed to use. But why does the IoSSG board and senior management keep telling the world that they welcome competition.
Come on guys n gals stop telling us porky's and be honest, you don't want any competition and you do want a monopoly. We can take it, we just need to know where we are and exactly what we need to fight for. tg