The Star (St. Lucia) - - COMMENT -

The St. Lu­cia Cham­ber of Com­merce In­dus­try and Agri­cul­ture launched the 2016 St. Lu­cia Busi­ness Awards on Wed­nes­day Septem­ber 30, 2015. Next year will mark the 7th an­niver­sary of the award cer­e­mony and the grand fi­nale event will take place in No­bel Lau­re­ate Week.

Com­mit­tee chair, Dr. Char­maine Gard­ner, high­lighted that the goal of the Saint Lu­cia Busi­ness Awards con­tin­ues to be re­ward­ing and cel­e­brat­ing top per­form­ing com­pa­nies within Saint Lu­cia’s pri­vate sec­tor. The awards have brought much pres­tige and at­ten­tion to the many win­ners and nom­i­nees over the years, tes­ta­ment to the high re­gard in which the awards and the in­de­pen­dent ad­ju­di­ca­tion process are held by all.

The four­teen award cat­e­gories are:

1. Prime Min­is­ter’s Award for In­no­va­tion

2. Award for Ser­vice Ex­cel­lence

3. En­tre­pre­neur of the Year Award

4. Young En­tre­pre­neur of the Year Award

5. Busi­ness of the Year Award 6. Ex­porter of the Year Award - Goods

7. Ex­porter of the Year - Ser­vices

8. Award for Ex­cel­lence in Hu­man Re­source De­vel­op­ment

9. Award for Mar­ket­ing Ex­cel­lence

10. Award for Cor­po­rate Lead­er­ship

11. Award for Cor­po­rate So­cial Re­spon­si­bil­ity

12. Green Award

13. Idea of the Year Award

14. Ease of Do­ing Busi­ness Award

Ap­pli­ca­tions for the Awards are avail­able on the St. Lu­cia Cham­ber of Com­merce’s web­site www.stlu­ci­acham­ber.org. Busi­nesses have eight weeks within which to make their sub­mis­sions; the dead­line is Novem­ber 26th, 2015.

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