THE 2017 SAINT LUCIA BUSINESS AWARDS ARE LAUNCHED!
The Saint Lucia Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture launched the 2017 Saint Lucia Business Awards on Thursday. 2017 will mark the 8th anniversary of the award ceremony in the current series of private sector premier awards which celebrate business excellence in Saint Lucia. The Business Awards Committee is pleased to once again host the award ceremony as the grand finale event in Saint Lucia's Nobel Laureate Week.
In his remarks, Business Awards Committee Member Mr. Christian Husbands 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.
Husbands emphasised that the Business Awards Committee's intention is to make completion of entries rigorous but not cumbersome and not dependent on the financial capacity of the applicant. The Awards will continue to demonstrate that size is no deterrent to success as they focus on celebrating excellence throughout the Business Community. The Awards have brought prestige and attention to winners and nominees over the years.
Scheduled for Saturday January 28, 2017 the awards ceremony will reward and celebrate companies that have made significant strides within Saint Lucia's private sector. The existing fourteen award categories will be maintained: 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 Award - 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 Saint Lucia Business Awards are available on the Saint Lucia Chamber of Commerce's website www.stluciachamber. org. Businesses have eight weeks to make submissions, the deadline being November 24, 2016. Nominees will be announced mid-December.
2017 will see members of the business community vying to walk away with one of 14 prestigious awards.