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McBride Caribbean Ltd celebrates 25 years of Operation

24 Nov 2014
Mr Ricardo Strickland, General Manager at McBride Caribbean Ltd, addressing the audience during the company's Award & Cocktail ceremony.

McBride Caribbean Limited began operations on the 28th August 1989 and on that day in 2014 it proudly celebrated its 25th anniversary.

From humble beginnings at its then Gibbons, Christ Church base, the aerosol manufacturing company made its start. In 1994 McBride relocated its operations to Lowlands, Christ Church and has been operating in a new, state of the art aerosol manufacturing plant. It is the largest aerosol manufacturer in the Caribbean region, producing a wide range of leading household products which are marketed under the leading brands: BOP, GO! Beep and Suretox. These brands have become household names for aerosol insecticide, insect repellent, airfreshners and disinfectant spray, and are synonymous with the highest levels of quality and effectiveness, and can be found in over 24 countries in the Caribbean, Central & South America.

As the company continues to produce and innovate quality products it remains ever mindful of the persons who contribute daily to its success; the staff of McBride and the loyal customers who have supported the company and its distribution partners over the years. This was the common theme during the varying activities executed throughout the year to commemorate this significant milestone.

These activities included the adoption of St. Bartholomew Primary School where condition upgrades were carried out by McBride’s staff, a Customer Appreciation Campaign where numerous retail locations were visited over a period of weeks by McBride staff, and customers were rewarded with free gifts for selecting McBride’s products; a staff Fun day, Open day, Church Service at Christ Church Parish Church and a Tree Planting ceremony.


                      Ms Veronica Scott plants a tree in commemoration of McBride’s 25th anniversary

The highlight was the Staff Awards Ceremony and Cocktail reception which was held at the Errol Barrow Centre for Creative Imagination, the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill. Present at this event were Management and staff of McBride, the GEL Board of Directors, the Management and staff of GEL, local and foreign based suppliers of raw materials and services and distribution partners. The feature address was given by The Honourable Donville Inniss , Minister of Industry, International Business, Commerce and Small Business Development.

Long Service awards were presented to staff of McBride Caribbean Limited with special recognition for twenty five years of service to Ms. Veronica Scott, Ms. Heather Young (over twenty years) and Mr. Wilfred Alleyne (over twenty years). Following the ceremony was a delightful reception, which gave all in attendance the opportunity to interact freely and enjoy each other’s company, in the true camaraderie which embodies the culture at McBride Caribbean.

Below is the list of the awardees:

Distributors, Suppliers & Service Providers (Long Service)

Alstons Marketing Company Ltd., Amalgamated Distributors Ltd., Bryden Stokes Ltd., Butterfield & Vallis, Cayman Distributors Ltd., Cecil Charles Company Ltd., Copak S.A., Coreas Hazells Inc., Diversified CPC International, El Louvre WITEC, Grace Kennedy (Belize) Ltd., Hanschell Inniss Ltd., Hatramij N.V. , HEM Suriname N.V. , Hinds Transport Ltd. , Hutchinson (Antigua) Ltd. , Independence Agencies, International Agencies Ltd., L.J. Williams Ltd., O.D. Brisbane & Sons Ltd., Peter & Company Ltd., Pomal Sarl, Prime Distributors, Rams Emdee Enterprises, Sadipro, Zetraco N.V., Jonas Browne & Hubbard (Grenada) Ltd., Lowe’s Wholesale Drug Agencies Ltd., Nassau Agencies (1995) Ltd., Road Town Wholesale Trading Ltd.

 Suppliers & Service Providers (Above & Beyond)

Berkhamsted Toiletries , CRR Customs Brokers Ltd., Lombard Ocean Ltd.

Special Appreciation Award

Robert McBride Ltd. (Hull Site)

Employees (Long Service)

15 Years & Over

Mr. Henderson Bynoe, Mr. Richard Wharton, Mr. Michael Yearwood, Mr. George Lorde, Mr. Patrick Trotman, Mr. Richard Gibson

20 Years & Over (Unbroken Service)

Mr. Wilfred Alleyne, Ms. Heather Young

25 Years

Ms. Veronica Scott