Five Vincentians were last month recognised in the United Kingdom for their hard work and dedication to businesses and community services.

Five Vincentians were last month recognised in the United Kingdom for their hard work and dedication to businesses and community services.

The awards ceremony was held at the Charing Cross Hotel in Central London on November 20, 2013.

The Vincentian Business Excellence Awards for 2013 was organised by the SVG High Commission in London and saw more than eighty investors and nationals come together to participate in the event under the theme: ‘Think SVG’

Mr Matthew Alexander received the Special prize for outstanding contribution to Business development in the Vincentian Diaspora, Business man of the year 2013 was awarded to Mr. Godson Paris who is proprietor of the business – The Carpenter’s son and the Entrepreneur of the Year 2013 went to Mr. Shaun Clarke of Clarks Sparks Electricals.

Mr. Stefan Maingot, who specialises in the use of nanotechnology with his product Crep Protect, received the Bank of SVG Award for Business Excellence, while the Government of SVG Award in Business for 2013 went to Mr. Jamal Edwards.

He is one of the youngest millionaires who have been endorsed by English Business magnate and inventor – Sir Richard Branson.

Lead organiser of the event, Mrs. Doris Charles continues to stress the importance of the Business Excellence Awards. She expressed her deep satisfaction at the attendance.

The evening’s programme commenced with a drinks reception, followed by a formal dinner.

The featured speaker at this year’s event was CEO of GECCU; Chairman of the National Insurance Scheme, Lennox Bowman.

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