Compass staff moves in

There’s a little more elbow room at the headquarters of the Caymanian Compass as the advertising sales department has returned to the newly-refurbished building on Shedden Road.

It’s the first step in the company’s ongoing renovations which are expected to be complete within a month.

The sales and reception area, which is decked out in vibrant island colours, is open from 8.30am to 5pm, Monday through Friday, for display and classified advertising.

‘We’ve tried to make it more cheerful by introducing fresh colours,’ said publisher Brian Uzzell. ‘We’ve also redesigned the area so it’s more open and customer-friendly.’

Sales and reception staff had been working out of cramped quarters in the old Graffix building behind the Cayman Free Press building since the Hurricane Ivan in September. Once the newspaper and publishing company’s new hurricane-proof computer room is complete, editorial, accounts and production staffs will return to the main building.

The Cayman Free Press building suffered extensive damage from the hurricane including saltwater damage to its presses. The company is now back on track with renovations nearing completion.

‘We apologize for any inconvenience to our customers but so many people are in the same boat,’ said Mr. Uzzell. ‘We trust people will continue their support and loyal readership.’