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Non-Governmental Organizations & Associations

ACCA

ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) is the global body for professional accountants. We aim to offer business-relevant, first-choice qualifications to people of application, ability and ambition around the world who seek a rewarding career in accountancy, finance and management.

Founded in 1904, ACCA has consistently held unique core values: opportunity, diversity, innovation, integrity and accountability. We believe that accountants bring value to economies in all stages of development. We aim to develop capacity in the profession and encourage the adoption of consistent global standards. Our values are aligned to the needs of employers in all sectors and we ensure that, through our qualifications, we prepare accountants for business. We work to open up the profession to people of all backgrounds and remove artificial barriers to entry, ensuring that our qualifications and their delivery meet the diverse needs of trainee professionals and their employers.

We support our 188,000 members and 480,000 students in 178 countries, helping them to develop successful careers in accounting and business, with the skills required by employers. We work through a network of 100 offices and centres and more than 7,400Approved Employers worldwide, who provide high standards of employee learning and development. Through our public interest remit, we promote appropriate regulation of accounting and conduct relevant research to ensure accountancy continues to grow in reputation and influence.

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Business Services Legal Services

Harridyal-Sodha & Associates

About Us

Harridyal-Sodha & Associates, also known as LizaLaw is one of Barbados’ leading legal firms, dedicated to servicing primarily international business clients requiring advice on setting up corporate and trust structures in Barbados and other jurisdictions, as well as providing a range of other essential corporate services. The firm also handles a significant number of real property and finance transactions. At LizaLaw, our mission is to provide a highly qualified and efficient service to our clients, and to provide the best legal and corporate services in Barbados.

The international business sector in Barbados is continuing to grow, develop and change, rapidly. In today’s new business and technological advanced environment, clients are demanding sophisticated and timely services from their professional advisors. We are devoted to providing quality and efficient services. We are equipped with the necessary experience and working knowledge to succeed in meeting today’s business demands by providing superior legal and corporate services.

Harridyal-Sodha & Associates is involved in Company and Commercial matters, Incorporation and Licensing of companies, Financing Transactions, Mergers and Acquisitions, Environmental Law, Conveyance, Trademarks, Immigration, Employment Law, the Law of Trusts and Estate Planning.

Liza A. Harridyal, LLB (Hons), LLM, TEP

Attorneys-at-Law
Email: liza@lizalaw.com
Tel: (246) 228-9888 ext 222
Fax: (246) 228-9382

At Harridyal-Sodha & Associates, Liza is involved in Company and Commercial matters, Environmental Law, Tax Planning, Conveyance, Trademarks & Patents, Employment Law and the Law of Trusts.

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Accounting Financial Services

Ernst & Young Caribbean

Ernst & Young Caribbean (EYC) is among the largest integrated professional services firms in the Region. We are one firm, with offices in Barbados, Jamaica, St. Lucia, Trinidad & Tobago, Curacao and Aruba. As a client serving member firm of Ernst & Young Global Limited (EYG), we offer a global perspective while maintaining our regional insight by seeking alternatives for you – we tap the power of both.

Our multidisciplinary teams of professionals leverage a wealth of industry-tailored, practical approaches to help you discover opportunities for your business. Whether your organization is strong and healthy, under stress or facing difficult choices, we work with you to find financial, strategic and operational solutions that improve your liquidity, financial flexibility and stakeholder returns. We’re here to help you build a sustainable business – in the short and long-term.

We provide services in four main areas: Assurance, Tax, Transactions, and Advisory. Through these services, we can help you retain the confidence of investors, manage your risk, strengthen your controls and achieve your potential.

In a world of change, our commitment to quality remains constant and that means getting the right information, making the right judgements, taking the right actions and maintaining public trust.

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Construction Consulting

Property Consultancy Services Inc (PCS)

Property Consultancy Services Inc. (PCS) ( a subsidiary of Altman Real Estate) is a real estate and financial services consultancy firm based in Barbados serving the Caribbean region. PCS is run by Managing Director – Terry Hanton, a Chartered Accountant and Valuation Surveyor. The PCS team includes Accountants, Quantity Surveyors and Project Managers, Valuers, and Real Estate Consultants.

Our core lines of business include:

  • Property Valuations
  • Business Valuations
  • Project Management and Advisory Services
  • Feasibility Studies and Business Planning
  • Property Investment Advice
  • Hospitality Industry Consultancy Services
  • Accounting and Financial Services

PCS has project managed such projects as Sugar Hill and Limegrove in Barbados, and Villas on the Green in St. Lucia and is the only entity in the southern Caribbean providing a full suite of project funding services and debt/equity negotiation and valuation. The project management service has included full funding procurement and project financial management. Project services include constant equity valuation through project lifecycle utilising the four approaches to business valuation.

Contact

Terry Hanton
Managing Director, Property Consultancy Services Inc.
E: terry.hanton@altmanbarbados.com
T: 537-0850

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Business Services Legal Services

LEX Caribbean Barbados

LEX Caribbean was established in Barbados in 1997. Our vision was to become the first pan-Caribbean law firm providing seamless advice as to the local law of multiple territories in the region. With over 30 lawyers we currently operate from three offices in Trinidad and Tobago (consequent upon a merger in the late 1990’s with DeNobriga, Inniss & Co., a leading firm in Trinidad and Tobago which had been founded in 1967), and from single office locations in both Barbados and Jamaica. We have also formed strategic alliances with respected counsel in several other Islands, consolidating our extensive reach throughout the Caribbean.

In the pursuit of our vision, we offer expertise in the areas of capital markets, commercial litigation, corporate/commercial law, insolvency and restructuring, international business, project finance and property development and conveyancing to clients conducting local and cross border transactions in the Caribbean. We also advise on international business transactions from Barbados and coördinate advice from other international business jurisdictions throughout the Caribbean. Our breadth and depth of skills and experience enable us to provide intelligent, carefully coördinated multi-jurisdictional advice to regional and international clients.

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Non-Governmental Organizations & Associations

Caribbean Export Development Agency

Caribbean Export is a regional export development and trade and investment promotion organisation of the Forum of Caribbean States (CARIFORUM) currently executing the Regional Private Sector Programme (RPSDP) funded by the European Union under the 11th European Development Fund (EDF).   Caribbean Export’s mission is to increase the competitiveness of Caribbean countries by providing quality export development and trade and investment promotion services through effective programme execution and strategic alliances.

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Financial Services Investment Services

Barbados Stock Exchange Inc.

Barbados Stock Exchange Inc. (BSE), formerly the Securities Exchange of Barbados, was re-incorporated on August 2, 2001 in accordance with the Securities Act 2001-13, which also enabled the establishment of the Barbados Securities Commission which on April 1st, 2011 was subsumed by the Financial Services Commission (FSC). The FSC is responsible for regulation of the Insurance sub-sector, Co-operative and Non-Banking Financial sectors and the entire Barbados Capital Market, including Self-Regulatory Organization and public companies whether listed or not.

The original trading facility, the Securities Exchange of Barbados, was established in 1987 under the Securities Exchange Act, Cap 318A, of 1982. The Securities Act 2001-13 repealed and replaced the original Act of 1982. However, the BSE remained a privately owned (by its Members), non-profit organization until December 22, 2015 when it became a shareholder-owned, for-profit organization after receiving the requisite approvals from its then Members, now new Shareholders, and by Order of the Supreme Court of Barbados approving the Scheme of Arrangement in accordance with section 224 (4) of the Companies Act thereby facilitating the demutualization of the BSE.

The strategic direction of the BSE is coordinated by a Board of Directors, through the Managing Director, which establishes By-Laws and Rules to regulate the role of the Exchange, licensed under the Securities Act, CAP 318A.

The Barbados Stock Exchange and its wholly owned subsidiary, the Barbados Central Securities Depository (BCSDI) are designated as Self-Regulatory Organizations (SROs) under the Securities Act and are regulated by the Financial Services Commission.

The Barbados Stock Exchange Inc. is a member of the World Federation of Exchanges with Correspondent Status.

Vision

To be a vibrant and lasting Caribbean Institution by facilitating wealth creation through trading on an efficient and cost-effective Exchange.

Mission

We intend, through education, to foster an environment of confidence and trust in the activities of the capital markets, so that all Barbadians would participate in the trading of financial instruments.
Core Values

  • Integrity
  • Fairness
  • Quality service
  • Confidence
  • Trust
  • Accuracy

Barbados Central Securities Depository Inc

The Barbados Central Securities Depository Inc. (BCSDI) is a limited liability company incorporated on October 20th, 1998. It is a facility for holding securities and enables share transactions to be processed by book entry. A Book Entry System facilitates the change of ownership of Securities electronically, without the need for the movement of physical documents, i.e. the BCSDI is an electronic means of recording the ownership of shares.

The BCSDI facilitates the immobilization of securities, the clearance of trades and settlement of funds through the Central Bank of Barbados and also offers services as Registrar of public and listed companies and mutual funds.

The BCSDI registers the stock in the name of the beneficial owner. The certificates are physically held in our vault. The BCSDI also records the securities movements in the name of the beneficial owner using the National Identification Number. The BCSDI’s book entry system has shortened the settlement cycle, and ensures that investors receive payment for shares sold and ownership of shares purchased within a shorter time.

The BCSDI is a partner of the Association of National Numbering Agencies and is responsible for assigning all International Securities Identification Numbers or ISINs to all locally registered securities.

Services Provided

The BCSDI provides a varying number of services which can be divided into two broad categories:

  1. Depository Services
  2. Registrar Services

Depository Services

The BCSDI currently offers the following Depository services:

  • Clearing and Settlement of Traded Securities
  • Statement Printing
  • Pledging of Securities
  • Inter-CSD Transfers
  • Trading and Registrar Services for Treasury Bills
  • Certificate Deposits – Immobilization & Dematerialization
  • Safekeeping

Registrar Services

The BCSDI currently offers the following Registrar Services:

  • Share Register Management and Maintenance– This is essentially the core service/function of the BCSDI. Issuers of listed securities have the option of maintaining their Share Registers themselves or employing the services of the BCSDI. The Registrar services provided by the BCSDI include, but are not limited to:
    • Name, Address and Warrant Address Changes
    • Estate Transfers – Letters Testamentary/Letters of Administration
    • Consolidation of Depository Client Accounts
    • Payment and Distribution of Dividends
    • Dividend Account Reconciliations
    • Distribution of Annual Reports
    • Provide Register Extracts
    • Receiving New Registers
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Construction Project Management

Blue Print Management

Blue Print Management Ltd. is a one stop shop for individuals or companies who need assistance with a construction project. We are a full service solution, from design to completion. We work in conjunction with our partners in the industry to provide a range of services that can be implemented jointly or separately. Blue Print Management offers Project Management Services, Architectural Services, Interior Design, Property Development and Turnkey Solutions. 

Blue Print’s core philosophy is that the client must be as excited about the project on its completion as they were when the project was conceptualized. Our team at Blue Print has the clients best interest in mind, and work tirelessly to make sure the project is completed on time and on budget. 

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Real Estate

ASK Real Estate & Financial Services Inc.

ASK Real Estate & Financial Services has been excelling in the real estate industry for over 25 years. We have a passion for real estate and connecting people with their ideal property. Our primary aspiration is to provide each of our clients with a personalized service, making the purchasing or selling process as easy and hassle free as possible. ASK works diligently until you settle into your new home or until we have found a buyer for your property.

With a large portfolio of property listings and clients throughout Barbados, we are prepared to fulfil requests from both commercial and residential real estate markets. So whether you are looking for an ideal countryside family home, a luxurious beachfront vacation rental, or an office space for a growing business, you can simply ASK us.

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Accommodation Tourism

Sun Group Hotels

Sun Group Hotels is Lodging Management Company featuring a unique collection of Barbados properties that offer everything you need for a fantastic holiday.  From excellent value accommodation to all-inclusive hotels with extensive facilities.  Our hotel group features a range of options that are ideal for couples, families or single travellers, and to suit any travel budget.   The hotels that make up the Sun Group Hotels collection are located on both the West and South Coasts of the island – Sugar Cane Club Hotel & Spa, Almond Beach Resort, Savannah Beach Hotel, Worthing Court Apartment Hotel and Time Out Hotel.

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Key Personnel

Bernard Weatherhead J.P.M
Chairman Sun Group Inc.
CWTS Complex, Lower Estate, St. George, Barbados
T: (246) 434-8410 F: (246) 434-8419
baw@sungroupinc.net
Rod Weatherhead
Hotel Group Managing Director
T: (246) 419-8370 F: (246) 432-0543
rod@sungroupinc.net
Tammy-Ann Worrell
Hotel Sales & Marketing Manager
T: (246) 422-4900 F: (246) 422-0617 t
tammy-ann.worrell@sungrouphotels.com

Links to SunGroup Hotels

https://www.youtube.com/user/SunGroupHotels

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Almond Beach Resort
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZCoY-nYt05Q
www.facebook.com/almondbeachresortbarbados
Twitter – @Almondbarbados

Sugar-Cane-Club-Logo

Sugar Cane Club Hotel & Spa
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UIWTsa3Ofj8
www.facebook.com/sugarcaneclubbarbados
Twitter – @SugarCaneClub

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Time Out Hotel
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wdn4heimh1U
www.facebook.com/TimeOutHotel
Twitter – @TimeoutBarbados

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Savannah Beach Hotel
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D5Xlv_GjaD0
www.facebook.com/savannahbeachhotelbarbados
Twitter – @SavannahBeachWI

Worthing-Court-logo

Worthing Court Apartment Hotel
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qwDVgf4JSBE
www.facebook.com/worthingcourt
Twitter – @WorthingCourt

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Architects Construction

Argo Development Studio

Argo Development Studio founded by Managing Director, David Campion.

David has lectured and tutored at the School of Architecture, DIT, Ireland and has over 20 years of industry experience in design and development, working across a number of sectors in the US, across Europe and in the Caribbean.

The delivery of a number of award-winning ‘design build’ projects inspired David to create his own Development Studio that focused on achieving greater efficiencies in the design and development process.

Argo provides efficient expertise, cost certainty and on time delivery to its clients. We seek to rediscover the synergies of the “Master Builder” and safeguards the project journey, from concept to completion through strong leadership serving as a client guardian of built asset delivery.

The strength and talent of the teams we assemble positions us at the forefront of design and development on a global scale.

We deliver architecture of its time with a considered appreciation for environmental, social, cultural and economic concerns. We believe excellence is timeless and the principles of form and space transcend the bonds of fashion and style.

Our process develops naturally from the pursuit of perfection through solutions and ideas. We pride ourselves in being at the forefront of design on a global scale and are passionate about transforming problem solving into an art.

At Argo, we believe that cross collaboration among our team members is an integral part of the design process. As a design collective, we are skilled at creating bespoke solutions which are functional, practical, imaginative and innovative.

CTE – Centre Of Technical Expertise

Argo’s CTE team specializes in the design development stage and offers technical input across all Argo Development Studio projects.

Our CTE’s service also extends to design practices, contractors or developers in need of additional technical support. Our experienced team members will work seamlessly alongside an existing team or provide a complete, managed solution on behalf of the client. They will provide logical, detailed solutions using construction technologies to form the link between design and delivery.

Building Information Modelling

Our certified BIM professionals implement 4D – Virtual Clash Detection with Program Sequencing and 5D – Cost Analysis including Quantity Take-off. We are also integrating 6D – Energy Performance Analysis and finally 7D – Facility and Operations Management into our project modeling.

Building Information Modelling (BIM) allows buildings to be designed, costed and constructed in a virtual world prior to a site start. Traditional conflicting information that leads to site changes and inefficiencies are resolved in this virtual world with BIM. This ensures an efficient delivery, on budget and to programme. Argo’s staff members are certified (BIM) professionals and are leading in industry best practices.

IBC and Building Control Regulations

At Argo Development Studio, we ensure projects achieve compliance with the latest relevant regularity requirements. Every element of the design is cross checked to ensure that it meets or betters the local or international building codes. Our team will co-ordinate with local building control authorities and fulfil the role of assigned certifier by preparing and submitting all required documentation and performing thorough on site inspections. By doing so we safeguard the client’s interests while providing an increased level of comfort to their customers.

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Advertising Agencies & Consultants Business Services

Clarity Communication

Strategy guides but content connects

Clarity Communication is a corporate communication practice with a strong focus on craft as well as strategy. We believe that top-notch advocacy-based writing has always been – and always will be — the core competence of all corporate communication, marketing communication and public relations.

We also believe that the ultimate purpose of such communication is to lead not mislead.

Our principal has spent more than 30 years helping organisations and their senior executives produce communication designed to establish credibility, build trust and earn stakeholder support for corporate goals and decisions.

He has worked in Canada, Australia and Barbados, where he has provided companies with services in the areas of employee communication, investor communication, marketing communication and media relations. He is also an award-winning corporate writer and editor, as well as a highly experienced speech-writer and ghost-writer.

Clarity Communication also offers seminars in corporate writing, speech-writing and face-to-face communication for managers and supervisors. To learn more about our services, visit our website or contact our Principal, Richard Thomas.