Congratulations to the winners at the JCC’s 33rd Annual Awards Ceremony held at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel on Thursday, May 14, 2015.
AND THE WINNERS ARE!…JCC President Warren McDonald (extreme left) poses with the Winners of The Best of Chamber Awards. Pictured L-R the Best of Chamber Large Award was presented to Red Stripe and Managing Director Cedric Blair accepted the award; The Young Entrepreneur of The Year Award was presented to GeoTechVision and was accepted by Managing Director Valrie Grant; Devon Barrett, General Manager of VM Wealth Management poses with the awardees; The Best of Chamber Medium Award was presented to Kirk Distributors and Lanna Bennett, General Manager received the award; The Best of Chamber Small Award was awarded to Mona School of Business & Management and Executive Director Densil Williams received the award; and Hon. Anthony Hylton, MP, was present to congratulate the winners.
Under the theme ‘Releasing The Growth Within’ this year’s awards ceremony saw 500 guests who were present to honour Jamaican companies that have performed at an exceptional level throughout 2014, and to celebrate with the winners.
The Awardees of the evening were:
Vignette for Mona School of Business & Management
Mona School of Business & Management Executive Director Densil Williams poses with his best of Chamber Award.
Best of Chamber, Small – Mona School of Business & Managemen
Vignette for Kirk Distributors Limited
Lanna Bennett, General Manager of Kirk Distributors (right) receives The Best of Chamber medium Award from Adrian St. Louis of the RJR Communications Group.
Best of Chamber, Medium – Kirk Distributors Limited
Vignette for Red Stripe
Red Stripe Managing Director Cedric Blair (left) receives The Best of Chamber Large Award from Devon Barrett, General Manager of VM Wealth Management.
Best of Chamber, Large – Red Stripe
Valrie Grant, Managing Director of GeoTechVision (right) receives The Young Entrepreneur of The Year Award from Valerie Crawford, Manager for the Trade & Commercial Lending Division of Exim Bank.
Young Entrepreneur of The Year Award – GeoTech Vision
Jamaica Exporters’ Association President Marjory Kennedy (second left) accepts The Individual Chamber Member Award from JCC President Warren McDonald (extreme right) on behalf of her late husband Francis ‘Paco’ Kennedy. Family members (from first left) Cathrine, Charles and Fred Kennedy accompanied her on stage in receiving the award.
Individual Chamber Member Award (Posthumous): Mr. Francis ‘Paco’ Kennedy
Nominees for the Best of Chamber categories were:
Best of Chamber – Large:
JIIC – Vignette JIIC
Seprod – Vignette Seprod
Surrey Hotel Management (Pegasus) – Vignette Pegasus
Wigton Windfarm – Vignette Wigton Windfarm
Best of Chamber – Medium:
Allied Insurance Brokers – Allied Insurance Brokers Vignette
CGM Gallagher – CGM Gallagher Vignette
Main Events – Main Events Vignette
Newport-Fersan (Jamaica) Limited – Newport-Fersan Vignette
SOL Petroleum – SOL Petroleum Vignette
Best of Chamber – Small:
B&D Trawling – B&D Trawling Vignette
Creditinfo Jamaica – Vignette
Global Directories (Yellow Pages) – Creditinfo Jamaica Vignette
Jamaica Energy Partners – Jamaica Energy Partners Vignette
tTech Limited – tTech Limited Vignette
The planning committee outdid themselves yet again, by providing an evening of elegance, entertainment and celebration.
The Chamber prides itself in its role as ‘The Voice of Business’ and strives to encourage and foster a productive business environment, and is the driving force of business development, prosperity and growth in Jamaica. We do so by hosting informative and timely meetings, seminars and forums to promote dialogue and seek solutions on a range of economic issues. These events encourage the exchange of views, lobbying, advocacy and facilitation of business needs on behalf of our members and other private businesses.
We extend a special thank you to our Sponsors of the evening:
• RJR Communications Group
• Victoria Mutual Wealth Management
• Jamaica Observer
• Johnnie Walker
• Grace Kennedy
• Business Access TV
• Wray and Nephew
• EXIM Bank
• Phase 3
• Blueprint Consulting
• Main Event
• Mayberry Investments
• Barita Investments
• Bank of Nova Scotia
• Carreras Limited
• Jamaica Energy Partner
• Jamaica Pegasus Hotel
• Exotic Destinations
• Innovative Signs
• Harbour Wines
• Rainforest Seafoods
We take this opportunity to thank our members, prospective members and guests who shared this special evening of celebration with us.