In memory of Mick Gladwin

It is with great sadness that we bid farewell to our dear colleague and friend, Mick Gladwin, who recently passed away, leaving behind a legacy as the irreplaceable heart and soul of our Solar Heritage Boat team.

Mick’s journey with Chichester Harbour Conservancy began many years ago, following a distinguished career in the Navy. Upon joining our team, Mick became an integral part of our operations, assuming the role of Skipper of the Solar Heritage Harbour Tour Boat, a position he held with unwavering dedication for two decades.

His commitment to the Solar Heritage was unparalleled, and under his stewardship, the boat exceeded its status as a tour boat, becoming an important conduit to connect people to the beauty of Chichester Harbour National Landscape. Mick’s passion for sharing the wonders of the harbour with others was evident in every aspect of his work, from planning trips to overseeing bird watching and seal watching expeditions. He was a driving force behind the solar boat’s success, and his absence leaves a deep void.

Mick’s professionalism was matched only by his kindness and warmth. He approached every task with a calm demeanour, earning him the admiration and respect of his colleagues and passengers alike.

Mick will be remembered amongst his colleagues for his friendship and genuine warmth. He had a knack for making everyone feel welcome and valued and he was also highly respected for his maritime knowledge and expertise.

Mick was a mentor, guide and inspiration to his colleagues. He will be fondly remembered and missed by all who had the privilege of working alongside him.

With heartfelt condolences,

All at Chichester Harbour Conservancy