Picture from The ACTA Connection
|So sad to have to tell you that Howel died last week (27th December).
It was all very peaceful and really a relief to all of us.
His funeral was on the 4th January down here in West Wales.
Yours Nina Williams
Howel Williams joined ACT from Port Line in September 1967 and was one of the original four Marketing people under Roy Davis who were tasked with the market survey of the Australian export trade, travelling throughout the UK explaining to shippers the new container service concept and how it would operate.
Before the service went live, Howel was given the responsibility of opening and managing the sales office in Bristol and was subsequently appointed Sales Manager for the Southern Region based in Basildon. Howel then moved to ACTA Marketing at Head Office where he assisted Roy Davis and the marketing team in Fenchurch Street. Following this he was again on the move, this time taking over as Midlands Sales Manager in Birmingham where he remained until ACT was taken over by P&O in 1991.
Howel was liked and respected for his kindness and knowledge by everyone throughout the ACT family and became a good friend to all of us. Our condolences go to his wife Nina and his 3 children.