The Grenada Chamber of Industry and Commerce (GCIC) has begun to put mechanisms in place for this year’s business awards ceremony.
The 25th annual awards ceremony that is scheduled to take place on November 23 is expected to be a spectacular event and activity in recognition of the work done by the local business community.
GCIC First Vice-President, Ruel Edwards who gave details of the awards said while it will allow members of the private sector to be recognised for their hard work, it serves to remind the general public that there are proper functioning businesses in Grenada.
Edwards believes that local businesses can consider themselves being honoured by just being nominated for an award.
The awards will be given out in 11 categories including environmental excellence, corporate social responsibility, service excellence, exporter of the year, manufacturer of the year, business woman of the year, young entrepreneur of the year, small business of the year, rising star of the year, employer of the year, and business of the year.
Every business in Grenada is eligible to enter the competition. However, Edwards indicated that entrants must be of good name and character.
“The award is not a free for all, but standards must be maintained,” he quipped.
The GCIC is once again promoting the people’s award by having members of the general public select the winner.
Edwards said by doing this GCIC wants to be able to engage the wider public to be a part of what the business organisation does.
“We believe that if the Chamber succeeds, the local businesses succeed, and that if the local businesses succeed that our country and the economy… will succeed,” he added.
The GCIC First Vice-President said that the chamber is committed to improving the entrepreneurial spirit in the country and to encourage individuals with vision and foresight to start, grow and develop their own businesses.
Edwards disclosed that the Grenada Hotel and Tourism Association will partner this year with the Chamber in hosting the awards.