Yesterday we attended the opening of the refurbished North Wing at Lookout Lodge.  A massive well done to Bonnie, Seafish (Falklands) Ltd and all of the Wickham Heights team.  What a transformation!

Bonnie had the following to say about their achievements:

"Wickham Heights Ltd has had quite the challenge in renovating and transforming Lookout Lodge. We have benefitted from substantial financial support from our parent company Seafish (Falklands) Ltd, in addition to initial loan funding from FIDC for the purchase of the business and an FITB accommodation grant to assist with the latest refurbishment. With the support from these parties we have made massive improvements to a formerly run down and neglected building. The new roof has been an important investment to extend the life of the building, and the refurbished north wing, complete with double rooms and private bathrooms significantly increases the spread of customers we can attract. We have enhanced the recreation areas and also launched a very successful catering service. The support from FIDC, both financial and in terms of business advice and training, has been vital in enabling us to achieve our goals for the business. We at Wickham Heights Ltd feel that Lookout Lodge is a shining example of the business transformation that can be achieved with a combination of private sector investment and a focused package of support from FIDC.”

 

About the FIDC

FIDC acts as the national economic development agency for the Falkland Islands and is tasked to develop the commercial sector of the Falkland Islands by being one of the principal partners delivering the Economic, Rural and Tourism Development Strategies.

To help drive sustainable economic growth and assist in the creation of new jobs and opportunities, FIDC provides various forms of support and assistance to the Falkland’s business community.