TSTT renews commitment to Champions of Business
Port of Spain, Trinidad, July 13, 2017
The 2017 Champions of Business has been officially launched with a call by the Trinidad and Tobago Chamber of Industry and Commerce for nominations for the prestigious awards.
TSTT is a platinum sponsor of the event which has evolved into the signature business award ceremony in T&T in celebration of outstanding business performance and excellence among established and emerging entrepreneurs.
The business event – now in its 13th year – will recognise outstanding contributions in three categories:
- Business Hall of Fame
- Internationally known…T&T Owned
- EY Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year
Speaking at the event’s media launch recently at the Chamber’s headquarters in Westmoorings, Chairman of the Champions of Business Steering committee, Jean Pierre Du Coudray, said nominees must have made a significant impact as a business leader over the duration of their business career and be recognised as an exemplary role model for future and emerging business leaders. Consideration, he noted, will be given to such accomplishments as starting and building a business or leading an established business to significantly greater achievements.
“The nominee must have worked to also improve his community, environment or engaged in other CSR initiatives. The nominee must have demonstrated their commitment to building and improving the national landscape and must have gained industry recognition for achievements as an industry pioneer and/or leader.”
Du Coudray was also in high praise of the awards corporate sponsors, stating, “You have evidently chosen to align your respective brands with Champions, having recognised the importance of supporting not only business growth and development, but also standards, quality and outstanding performance and excellence. Most of all, your support demonstrates a desire to encourage future businesses and business leaders of tomorrow.”
TSTT’s Camille Campbell, who also spoke at the launch, said the telecommunications company has a deep-rooted inner drive to constantly innovate and improve its services to its valued business clients. “We have been supporting the champions in our business community by investing in technology and expertise to allow them to keep their focus on their core business. With the recent global malware attacks from which TSTT was able to insulate itself, we are positioning ourselves to rollout robust cyber security applications for our business customers. This provides a layer of protection that will allow companies to escape the anxiety of worrying about a cyber attack pulling the rug from under them. When you succeed we succeed, so we focus on investing in the technologies that make both you and TSTT efficient, resourceful and reliable.”
Du Coudray said a panel comprising senior representatives of the T&T Chamber and member companies will review nominations and recommend awardees and winners in each category. “One of the critical aspects of their task, is the panel’s review of how nominees contribute to bettering our communities and our people, through corporate social responsibility and philanthropic activities,” he said.
The 2017 Champions of Business will be hosted at the National Academy for the Performing Arts (NAPA) on November 11.