CORPORATE PROFILE CHAS. E. RAMSON
CHAS. E. Ramson Limited is one of Jamaica’s longest standing distribution companies, since being founded by Charles Ernest Ramson in 1922.
It has since evolved from Charles Ramson operating as a manufacturer’s representative, to being a company officially distributing several major international brands.
The company also owns and distributes its own line of products – Ramson’s, since 1986, and Sno White, since 1989, while partnering with Foska Oats since 1966. In October 1989, Chas. E Ramson Limited launched its newest product, Cubbies.
The company has grown from its humble beginnings of two employees to over 130, by maintaining a strong complement of highly reputable brands. THE JAMAICA Pegasus Hotel in Kingston Jamaica has an enviable reputation as the Caribbean’s premier business and leisure hotel.
Located at 81 Knutsford Boulevard, in the heart of the New Kingston commercial district, the hotel is nestled in the vicinity of major businesses, attractions and entertainment in the nation’s capital.
A noted landmark, the 17storey high hotel, which was built in 1973, is also a notable location for conferences and meetings, exhibitions, and weddings and anniversaries, and has nine conference rooms for these events.
The establishment also boasts a number of special deluxe suites. These include: the Deluxe Junior Suite, Royal Junior Suite, Royal One Bedroom Suite, and the Royal Luxury Suite.
The Jamaica Pegasus’ world-class facilities, competitive rates, and warm staff make it the first choice for leisure and business. SUPREME VENTURES Limited (SVL) is a locally owned company, which was formed in 1995 by the late Peter Stewart, Paul Hoo and Ian Levy.
The company began lottery operations on June 25, 2001 and has since diversified its portfolio into other areas of the gaming industry, including: video gaming lounges and sports betting.
On January 1, 2007 a new company – Supreme Ventures Lotteries Limited – was formed and the licences for all the lottery game brands were transferred to that entity.
SVL’s mission is to be the best provider of online lotteries and other electronically distributed products and services. In seeking to achieve this goal mission, the entity has committed to the adherence of several core values that are used to govern the relationship with its staff, agents, business partners, and the public at large.
These include: ethical business practices at all times; fairness in all efforts; excellence in performance; fulfilling promises and commitments; and extending respect and consideration to all stakeholders.
J. WRAY & Nephew Limited is a private company, located in Kingston, Jamaica. It has been engaged in the distilling, blending and bottling of rum since its operations began in 1825 when company founder, John Wray, opened ‘The Shakespeare Tavern’ in Kingston.
In 1860, Wray brought in his brother’s son, Charles James Ward, to run the business side of the
company. Ward was a dynamic and gifted entrepreneur, and under his leadership, Wray and Nephew began a period of growth and prosperity. Wray retired in 1862 and died in 1870, leaving Ward as the sole proprietor of the business.
In 1916, the entity, Lindo Brothers & Company, purchased Wray & Nephew. Almost immediately thereafter, the new company, J. Wray & Nephew Ltd, purchased the Appleton Estate – the oldest and most famous of all Jamaica’s sugarcane estates.
J. Wray and Nephew Limited grew over the years, evolving to its current position, where it accounts for approximately 90 per cent of total rum sales in Jamaica.