Business Leader Award postponed to February 2016

THE Jamaica Observer Business Leader Award presentation has been pushed back from next month to late February 2016, to avoid a probable clash with the general election which many believe is being planned for December. Danville Walker, managing director of the Jamaica Observer Ltd, said that the pre- ...

Business Leader Awards to focus on corporate philanthropy

THE Jamaica Observer Business Leader Awards 2014 will recognise corporate entities for its philanthropic contributions towards the development of the country. Known as one of the premier programmes for recognising excellence in the industry and entrepreneurship in Jamaica, the Business Leader Awards ...

Red Stripe's MD under probe by JSE for share purchases

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Managing director of Red Stripe Cedric Blair is currently under probe by the Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) for the purchase of 108,891 Desnoes and Geddes (D&G) shares days ahead of the formal announcement of the acquisition of the company by Heineken International. Marke ...

OBSERVER BUSINESS LEADER AWARDS 2014 LAUNCH

Jamaica Observer Chairman Gordon 'Butch' Stewart (right) with (from left) marketing director of J Wray & Nephew Gary Dixon; executive director of the Mona School of Business & Management, UWI, Professor Neville Ying; managing director of the Jamaica Observer Ltd, Danville Walker; and business ...

Stafford and Marilyn Burrowes Observer Business Leader winners

The entrepreneurial husband-and-wife team, Stafford (right) and Marilyn Burrowes, accepts the Observer Business Leader Award for 2013 from Observer Chairman Gordon 'Butch' Stewart (second left) and his son, Adam, Observer deputy chairman and CEO, at the awards ceremony last night at the Jamaica Pegas ...

Business Leader Awards helps drive investment, says Digicel CEO

DIGICEL Jamaica CEO Barry O'Brien yesterday congratulated the seven nominees for this year's Jamaica Observer Business Leader Awards and praised the 18-year-old programme for being an essential part of driving entrepreneurship and investment in the country. "Being able to recognise and celebrate the ...

Scotia's sponsorship of Business Leader Awards driven by commitment to seeing businesses grow

SCOTIABANK Jamaica's decision to sponsor the Jamaica Observer Business Leader Awards was driven by the financial giant's commitment to the growth of entrepreneurship in the country. Now in its 18th year, the Awards is this year recognising the achievements of the owners of businesses that listed on ...

Hendrickson hails Observer Business Leader Awards nominees

GARY 'Butch' Hendrickson, chairman and managing director of National Baking Company, has congratulated the seven nominees in this year's Observer Business Leader Awards, and expressed the hope that their companies will continue to grow. Hendrickson, whose family was joint winner with GraceKennedy in ...

Carol and Christopher Clarke: The mother/son team behind Kremi ice-cream

Below is the story on one of the nominees for this year's Jamaica Observer Business Leader Award. All the nominees are drawn from the list of entrepreneurs who have listed their companies on the Junior Stock Exchange. The Business Leader Award presentation takes place on Sunday, December 7, 2014 at t ...

Defying the odds with Derrimon Trading Ltd

Below is the story on one of the nominees for this year’s Jamaica Observer Business Leader Award. All the nominees are drawn from the list of entrepreneurs who have listed their companies on the Junior Stock Exchange. The Business Leader Award presentation takes place on Sunday, December 7, 201 ...

Junior Market tax incentive gains support

The Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) yesterday indicated that its quiet lobby to preserve the tax incentive afforded under the Junior Market has gained support from enclaves within the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ), a position that runs counter to recommendations made by the organisation ...

Mark Hart: Deepening a family tradition with CPJ

Below is the story on one of the nominees for this year's Jamaica Observer Business Leader Award. All the nominees are drawn from the list of entrepreneurs who have listed their companies on the Junior Stock Exchange. The Business Leader Award presentation takes place on Sunday, December 7, 2014 at t ...

Marcus James: building Access customer by customer

Below is the story on one of the nominees for this year's Jamaica Observer Business Leader Award. All the nominees are drawn from the list of entrepreneurs who have listed their companies on the Junior Stock Exchange. The Business Leader Award presentation takes place on Sunday, December 7, 2014 at t ...

Stafford and Marilyn Burrowes: Taking Dolphin Cove to new heights

Stafford and Marilyn Burrowes took their soft adventure company Dolphin Cove Ltd to the Junior Stock Exchange in December 2010. Within those four years the couple has had the opportunity to put to the test, and perhaps to rest, their most dreaded fear about public listing. Marilyn, even more than h ...

OLIVER TOWNSEND: The visionary behind Knutsford Express

OLIVER Townsend likes to share a funny yet telling exchange he witnessed between a ticketing rep at the Knutsford Express terminus in Montego Bay and an anxious passenger. The young man approaches the agent's window and makes an enquiry. "Excuse me, what time is the flight?" he asks. The customer s ...

JOHN MAHFOOD: Long-term preparation key to listing

JOHN Mahfood and his father Adeeb placed Jamaican Teas in public listing mode the moment they acquired the firm's predecessor, Tetley Tea Company Ltd, in January 1996. For 13 years after the Tetley acquisition, the Mahfoods, with the elder Adeeb at the helm, operated the rebranded firm as a privatel ...

Junior market firms focus of Observer Business Leader Awards

THE Jamaica Observer yesterday launched the Business Leader Awards 2013 and announced that it will recognise entrepreneurs whose firms were listed on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE). Starting next week, readers will learn about the eight entrepreneurs nominated for the prestig ...

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