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DFDS Seaways golfers swing for success at local charity golf competition

Date published : 17 October 2011

DFDS Team celebrating winning the Champion's Team Trophy.

Leading Dover-France ferry operator, DFDS Seaways proved it was a dab hand on the golf course, by sailing to the top of the leaderboard at a recent charity golf competition.

The Dover Chamber of Commerce held a golf competition at the Royal Cinque Golf Club in Deal last week, in aid of the Dover Counselling Centre, and the DFDS Seaways participants scooped team and individual accolades.

Captained by Bernard Disneur, Project Manager Freight Sales, one of the DFDS teams saw off stiff competition to take the Team Championship Trophy.

Tony Marsh, duty operations manager also took the ‘Nearest to the Pin’ Trophy and Bradley Ellison, manifest supervisor took the ‘Longest Drive’ competition.

Topping the board came Russel McKelvey, onboard sales director who took the individual title, whilst also reducing his handicap at the same time!

Andrew Kelly, Marketing and PR Manager, English Channel route at DFDS Seaways, said:

We never knew we had such talented golfers within our staff, and we’re delighted they did so well! We’re pleased to be supporting this competition for a second year running by providing some of the prizes, and raising money for such a worthy cause.




For more information, please contact Sarah Whelband or Ryan Jones on 01732 779 087 or email sarahw@westgatecomms.com / ryan@westgatecomms.com


About DFDS Seaways

DFDS is Northern Europe’s largest integrated shipping and logistics company.

DFDS Seaways operates a network of 30 routes with 60 freight and passenger ships, while DFDS Logistics provides freight solutions in Europe with trailers, containers, and rail.

DFDS Seaways was recently named as the only recommended ferry operator by Which? Travel (July 2011) and the Dover-France route won The Guardian, Observer and guardian.co.uk travel award for ‘Best Ferry Company’ in 2009, for the second year running. The company was also ‘Highly Recommended’ in the 2007 Telegraph Travel Awards. In the UK, the company operates passenger services on routes from Dover to Dunkirk, Newcastle to Amsterdam, and Harwich to Esbjerg.

DFDS Seaways and Louis Dreyfus Armateurs Group have recently submitted a joint bid for certain assets of SeaFrance, which is currently under review by the relevant competition authorities, as well as other stakeholders.

DFDS Seaways Dover-Dunkirk has recently carried record car passenger numbers of 100,000 per week over the busy summer period this year, and is continuing to grow its market share of the car passenger English Channel market.

For further information, visit www.dfdsseaways.co.uk