Red Stripe, part of the Heineken Company, walked away the big winner at the Jamaica Manufacturers’ and Exporters’ Association (JMEA) Awards Gala on Saturday.
Red Stripe copped three of the evening’s awards, including the prestigious The Prime Minister’s Award for Top Large Manufacturing Exporter. Its other wins came in the categories The Vision 2030 Award for Corporate Social Responsibility and The Robert Lightbourne Award for Productivity and Competitiveness. Its competitor, J. Wray and Nephew, also had much to celebrate with two wins for The Jamaica Public Service Award for Energy Efficiency and the coveted The Governor General’s Award for Exporter of the Year.
Other double winners included Technological Solutions Limited for the Pauline Grey Award for Best Support Service and The JAMPRO Award for Champion Small Services Exporter and Caribbean Foods Limited which had victories in The Ray Hadeed Award for Best Small and Medium Sized Enterprise and The JAMPRO Award for Champion Small Manufacturing Exporter.
The event heralds the start of Manufacturers Month and was host to some 500 people at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel ballroom in Kingston.
The night’s other winners were:
Thirty-three exporters and manufacturers were nominated across 18 categories from an initial field of more than 100 entries.