JCC President Warren McDonald (extreme left) poses with the Winners and representatives of The Best of Chamber Large Award – Red Stripe; The Best of Chamber Medium Award – Kirk Distributors; The Best of Chamber Small Award – Mona School of Business & Management; and The Young Entrepreneur of The Year Award – GeoTechVision. Also on stage to congratulate the winners were Devon Barrett, General Manager of VM Wealth Management (4th from left) and Hon. Anthony Hylton, MP (extreme right).

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:

Best of Chamber, Small – Mona School of Business & Management

Mona School of Business & Management Executive Director Densil Williams poses with his best of Chamber Award.

Best of Chamber, Medium – 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, Large – 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.

Young Entrepreneur of The Year Award – GeoTech Vision

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.

Individual Chamber Member Award (Posthumous): Mr. Francis ‘Paco’ Kennedy

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.

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 – Creditinfo Jamaica Vignette

Global Directories (Yellow Pages) – Global Directories 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:

Platinum Sponsors
  • RJR Communications Group
  • Victoria Mutual Wealth Management


Gold Sponsors
  • Jamaica Observer
  • Johnnie Walker
  • Grace Kennedy
  • Business Access TV
  • Wray and Nephew
  • EXIM Bankv
  • Phase 3
Silver Sponsors
  • Blueprint Consulting
  • Main Event
Bronze Sponsors
  • 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.