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Thursday, February 14, 2013

Everglades Farms Ltd. - Hampden Estate Recipient of BID International Quality Award

Award Winners from the Business Initiative Directions (BID) Convention in Paris 2012, left to right:
Bunna Phat, Deputy Managing Director of Cambodian National Insurance Company (CAMINCO); Christelle Harris, Director of Marketing of Everglades Farms Limited, from Jamaica; Jose E. Prieto President and CEO of B.I.D; Kamal Kantari, General Manager of Groupe Kantari; Ali Zarrabi, Reinsurance and International Manager of Karafarin Insurance Company, from Iran and Anthony Rapu, CEO of Sirius Group, from Nigeria.

Everglades Farms Ltd. Is pleased to announce that it’s subsidiary Hampden Estate was the recipient of a BID International Quality Award. Ms. Christelle Harris, Director of Marketing and Mrs. Ruth Hussey, Managing Director received the award on behalf of the company in Paris recently. This award represent a significant commitment by Everglades in the rebuilding of an industry and in bringing economic opportunities to the people of Trelawny .
B.I.D. is the most important private organization in the world presenting a Quality Award on the basis of principles as solid as those of the Deming in Japan (only for Japanese companies), the Baldrige in the U.S. (only for U.S. companies), or the EFQM in Europe (only for European companies). B.I.D. is professionally related with companies in different countries whose products and services help position them as leaders whom invest in innovation, technology, training and installations.

Leaders of previously awarded companies in the BID community honored companies that constantly show creativity and drive in their respective sectors. Groupe Kantari is a leader in Moroccan fruit and vegetable exports. Company productivity accounts for over 80 percent of the total citrus fruit production in the region with 4000 hectares of citrus plantations and a storage capacity of 25000 tons. Hampden Estate, subsidiary of Everglades Farms Limited, is one of the oldest sugar plantations in Jamaica. The company product, Rum Fire, won the rum category of the prestigious 2012 International Wine and Spirits Competition, adding to the distinguished heritage of the Estate.

Commitment to Quality, one of the core requirements for winning a BID award, can be seen through the world-class companies previously honored with the BID International Quality Award. Companies which already share BID’s corporate image in their logo are present in more than 170 countries and include world-renowned names on the Fortune 500 list such as: Wal-Mart Stores (1) Indian Oil Corporation Limited (98); Korea Electric Power (271); Beijing COFCO Plaza Development (366) and CH2M Hill International Holdings BV (422). Other previous BID winners worthy of mention include Turner Construction (USA); Haki (Sweden); Ansaldo Energy (Italy); Zepter (Austria); RAO-Unified Energy Systems (Russia); Als & Cachou-TBWA (France); Tata Group (India); Plamex-Plantronics (USA); Dogus Holding A.S. (Tukey); Franklin Electric (USA and Mexico); QMS International from the United Kingdom, FSUE VO "Safety" (Russia); and Viking Line (Finland).