The Jamaica Chamber of Commerce (JCC) hosted its 38th Annual Awards on Wednesday, May 31, 2023, at the Grand Jamaica Suite of the Jamaica Pegasus hotel. The highly anticipated event attracted corporate luminaries, politicos and nominees for the 'Best of Chamber' awards.
The JCC acknowledges, each year, companies that have demonstrated the highest level of performance and best practices in various areas, including corporate leadership, product and service quality, human resource development, marketing innovation, corporate citizenship, and sustaining growth.
As anticipation filled the ballroom, the evening's compÃ¨re Dania Beckford took to the stage to announce the winners of the coveted award categories. A wave of cheers erupted when Sanmerna Paper Products Limited was announced winner of the Small Enterprise Award. Meanwhile, the Jamaica Stock Exchange copped the Medium Enterprise Award.
The announcements continued with SimSpeak Communication Services Limited being declared winner of the Entrepreneurship Award for critical contribution to Jamaica, and the Jamaica Constabulary Force the JCC Yello Marketing Excellence Award.
One could have heard a pin drop as the capacity-filled ballroom awaited announcement of the evening's big winners. Complete with drum roll Massy Distribution Jamaica Limited and Seprod Limited were declared the Large Enterprise and the Extra-Large Enterprise Award winners, respectively.
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<strong id="strong-e77cb50bf8b24ea5db944c2c75081c6d">OUT & ABOUT</strong> - Natalie Chin, deputy managing director of the Jamaica Observer, shared the frame with minister without portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation Senator Matthew Samuda. (Photo: Naphtali Junior)
<strong id="strong-79eff691c4513b368dfe086da3694968">LIVE AND DIRECT</strong> - Dania Beckford was the evening's host. (Photo: Naphtali Junior)
<strong id="strong-50b3b44c737039842b491e635fc7a140">GO LARGE!</strong> - Massy Distribution Jamaica Limited was the recipient of the Best of Chamber Large Enterprise Award. The award was collected by the senior leadership team of (from left) Patria-Kaye Charles, managing & corporate communications manager; Semone Palmer, commercial manager for pharmaceutical; Janine Chen, CEO; Devon Bennett, assistant vice-president, finance; Mervelyn Doughorty, assistant vice-president, HR; and Nicolette Casey, commercial manager, consumer. (Photo: Naphtali Junior)
<strong id="strong-a54cd74df6fbfed783bb956cadd7c65c">TEAM EFFORT</strong> - The Best of Chamber Extra Large Enterprise award went to Seprod Limited. Accepting on the company's behalf were (from left) Group Quality & Innovation Manager Carol Andrade; General Manager, Distribution Chana Hay; Business Development Manager Sherida Cohen; Chief Financial Officer/ Corporate Secretary Damion Dodd; Administrative Assistant Kerry-Ann Reid; Business Development Manager Amanda Sasso; Executive Director Lisa D'Oyen; and Head of Customer Experience Oshane Grant. (Photo: Naphtali Junior)
<strong id="strong-3ed005ad8128afdd31bd94db21615ba9">SIM’S SOLOSESSION</strong> - Chief executive officer of SimSpeak Communication Services Limited Simone Clarke-Cooper copped the Best of Chamber Entrepreneur Award. (Photo: Naphtali Junior)
<strong id="strong-fca67469e818e7f8c3e1238f98d2708f">HOLDINGCOURT </strong>- President and Chief Executive Officer of the Victoria Mutual Group Courtney Campbell cut a dashing figure at the JCC 38th Annual Awards. (Photo: Naphtali Junior)
<strong id="strong-96f0468739398cb4f6394acefe88f78f">IN STEP</strong> - Former managing director of the National Export-Import (EXiM) Bank of Jamaica Lisa Bell shared the spotlight with hubby Stephen, director of the Jamaica Chamber of Commerce. (Photo: Naphtali Junior)