A forthcoming restructure of the UK sales team at DFDS will see Stuart Duddy leave the ferry operator after six years as Head of Coach Sales & Contracts when this role becomes redundant.
Stuart joined DFDS Seaways in 2011 when its Short Sea operation comprised Dover-Dunkerque services only. Dover-Calais services were added in February 2012 and coach business on the Dover routes increased sharply. Subsequently, Stuart also took on the management of the UK coach operator business using the daily overnight services which operate between Newcastle and Amsterdam.
Stuart formally leaves DFDS at the end of September.
Stuart explained in an email to customers, “I intend to take a short career break but hope that I will cross paths again with many of the great personalities who work in the coach and group travel industry. I view many of my business contacts as friends and hope that they have always found me to be a reliable professional and always true to my word. I have also enjoyed the support of some great colleagues at DFDS and shall miss working with them”.
The process to recruit someone for a new ‘Regional Sales Manager – South’ role has just commenced.