Pennywise Cosmetics founder, the late Lall Paladee and Southern Medical Clinic co-founder Dr Rupert Indar are this year’s Business Hall of Fame inductees in the Chamber’s Champions of Business awards.
Announced on Tuesday afternoon, the award ceremony and gala cocktail reception will be held on November 11 at the National Academy for the Performing Arts, Port of Spain.
Established business leaders, emerging entrepreneurs and high-performing companies are nominated by their peers and members of the public, and winners are chosen in the respective categories.
The other category in which the winner is announced beforehand is the Internationally Known, TT Owned Company of the Year award. Bermudez Biscuit Company is the 2017 winner.
However, finalists in Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year and, for the first time, the Start-Up Award, must wait until the event for the winners to be announced.
On the Start-Up award, the TT Chamber said, “In addition to business performance, corporate social responsibility and philanthropic efforts are also part of the criteria of selection.”
Finalists in the Start-Up category are: Dominique Lewis of Amare Probiotics; Nigel Jordan and Cheryl Baptiste of Twigs Natural; Shoma Persad and Tobye Gill of Tobye and Shoma; and Stefanie Thavenot and Alix Fitzwilliam of Sweet Beet Juice Company.
Finalists in the Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year are: Jules Sobion of Caesar’s Army; Ryan Perkins of Building Spaces; and Melissa Moseley and Marklan Moseley of Sweet Nothings Edible Arrangements.