The year 2022 was another succesful story for the manufacturing industry with a nine per cent contribution to the GDP and a 33.1 per cent increase in exports!
These remarkable results were among those celebrated on Saturday, September 30 as representatives from several companies and notable individuals in the field vied for 23 awards at the Jamaica Manufacturers & Exporters Association (JMEA) M&E Awards.
Held at the Jamaica Pegasus ballroom, the James bond-themed event, held in association with the VM Group, was the organisation's way of celebrating the little wins, big milestones, and everything in between.
And they did it in style! From the 007-themed dÃ©cor executed by Project 2 Project, to sharply dressed men and women in locally designed dresses that turned heads, the occasion had its fair share of Page 2 moments.
Here are just a few.
Photographer: Garfield Robinson
(Photo: Garfield Robinson)
Breaking BondAnd the best Bond pose went to Jamaica Observer Managing Director Dominic Beaubrun and ATL-BMW Premium Sales Executive Margou Thomas-McCarthy. (Photo: Garfield Robinson)
We Never MissMasters of ceremonies Marc-Maurice Frankson and Debbie Bissoon served 'Bond' vibes in Designs by Marc and The Cochen Experience, respectively. (Photo: Garfield Robinson)
In A Flood Of TiersJamaica Co-operative Credit Union League Ltd Group Marketing Manager Katrina Grant-D'Aguilar paired pieces from local designers Keshon Hawthorne and Thaelia McZenna to create an all-black head-turning moment. (Photo: Garfield Robinson)
Marc My WordHead of Private Banking at National Commercial Bank (NCB) Jamaica Limited Audrey McIntosh went with a floor grazer from Designs By Marc. (Photo: Garfield Robinson)
No Spokes In His Wheel!Jamaica Manufacturers & Exporters Association (JMEA) President Sydney Thwaites was dapper in Spokes Apparel. (Photo: Garfield Robinson)
Mr & MrsSPACES creative director Janelle Pantry-Coke was stylish is Safidah as she faced the lens with her husband attorney-at-law Dylan Coke. (Photo: Garfield Robinson)