bmobile Says Thank You in a Jazzy Way
Port of Spain, Trinidad, May 10, 2017
Everyone likes to feel loved and appreciated in some way or another, and there are numerous ways to show appreciation. bmobile chose the Tobago Beach Jazz 2017, recently held at the Turtle Beach by Rex Resorts, as their platform to say thank you to their corporate customers from across Trinidad and Tobago for their continued support and loyalty.
Excitement was high as the Trinidad guests got into gear at Piarco International Airport, some not knowing exactly what to expect but ecstatic all the same to journey to Tobago in support of the island’s cultural and tourism landscapes. It was a good opportunity for some of the country’s business leaders to intermingle with familiar and unfamiliar faces in a relaxing ambience of an open air concert against the backdrop of a scenic Tobago beach, refreshing sea breeze and entertaining live jazz music – let’s face it, only a few things in life could beat that cocktail!
According to Rakesh Goswami, TSTT’s EVP, Strategic Alliance, Enterprise and Tobago Operations, “It is quite customary for us to celebrate our clients for the confidence they have in us by way of our annual charity golf tournament. However, this year we felt it necessary to do things differently and so the decision was taken to expand this appreciation to some of our other clients, who we believe were more than deserving of this courtesy.”
The sweltering rays of heat did not stop the party at Turtle Beach and it certainly didn’t stop these guests or anyone else from enjoying the entertainment on offer. The bmobile guests were pampered by the bmobile brand ambassadors, whilst enjoying world-class entertainment from Tobago’s own jazz ensemble Caribbean INXS, Trinidad’s velvet voice Kelwyn Hutcheon, local jazz queen Vaughnette Bigford, Barbadian saxophonist icon Arturo Tappin, ably accompanied by his band and local pan genius Dane Gulstan. The show closed with the thrilling sounds of music that emanated from the collaboration of UTT festival band and bellowing vocalists such as Tobago’s Kay Alleyne alongside Michelle Xavier, Dereck Patience and “Fridge”. The band was led by Carl “Beaver” Henderson, who was not only Producer and Promoter but also had his first full time performance in twenty-five (25) years, and chose as his working team Beach House Entertainment.
Customers had a hassle free, enjoyable day with good ole’ Trinbago hospitality. This sentiment was echoed by Neil Derrick, VP HR Corporate Services, Petrotrin who said, “Initially I was unclear about what the invitation entailed. However, not only was I flown to Tobago by bmobile but they ensured I was well taken care of. I had a ringside seat close to the stage. I can see that they went a long way to prepare for the people they invited and that’s really great.”
The experience sought to honour and appreciate. It was nothing short of a celebration – celebrating loyalty, strong relationships and trust in the bmobile products and services. Goswami further noted, “At bmobile we value relationships and consider relationship building to be an integral part of our operations. This was a good opportunity to engage our customers in a different ambience, one where the atmosphere was much lighter and relaxing.”
Ms. Dianne Dhanpath, Deputy Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health shared on her experience, “It’s been a tremendous time. I met friends and co-workers. It was really nice. You got to mix and mingle. It was wonderful.”
As we all know too well, the day must come to an end, so after all the pleasantries, good food, good drinks and good company, what did the Tobago guests have to say about their experience?
Assemblymen Joel Jack and Shomari Hector shared on their Tobago Beach Jazz 2017 experience.
“In terms of customer appreciation and recognition, this was excellent. I want to congratulate bmobile for supporting one of the signature events on the island as they attempted to co-brand and fulfill their corporate social responsibility”, said Assemblyman Joel Jack, Deputy Chief Secretary and Secretary of Finance and the Economy.
Assistant Secretary of Community Development, Enterprise Development and Labour, Assemblyman Shomari Hector, noted, “It was good to see that particular care was taken to ensure that their customers were comfortable and I think everyone benefitted from the same honour and appreciation.”
Life was certainly on at Turtle Beach Tobago Beach Jazz 2017.