CMN names new chairman

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Cornwall Marine Network (CMN) has named Peter Thomas to its board of directors, while thanking former chairman John Langan for his dedicated support during the last four years.

Langan, owner of Challenger Marine in Penryn, watched over the Network during a period of major growth. In the last two years he oversaw the re-engineering of CMN’s services in response to a shift in Government policies, which directly impacted on the support the network could offer its members.

L-R: Peter Thomas, Paul Wickes and John Langan
L-R: Peter Thomas, Paul Wickes and John Langan

In thanking Langan, CMN’s CEO Paul Wickes, said: “Under John’s stewardship we have seen CMN’s business grow and the range of services delivered to our members has expanded. Most significantly, we were able to bring the Cornwall Apprenticeship Agency to market, which has already seen 200 new apprentices recruited.”

In taking up the reigns, Cornish Crabber’s director Peter Thomas said: “I am delighted to be accepted as the new chairman. John Langan has made this a very easy transition having left a very tidy ship behind him.

“I joined the CMN Board of Directors at John’s request and I can honestly say the involvement has been a great help to me, especially at a time where I was guiding my own business through a management buyout.

“Being surrounded by some of the best in Cornwall’s marine business community was a great opportunity to learn. I would now like to give some of this back to the network which continues to help my business in so many ways.”