Two Barbadians tops in regional ANSA McAL Sector Performers Award for 2012
Two Barbadians with over 40 years combined experience at subsidiaries of ANSA McAL (Barbados) Ltd have emerged winners in the Sector Performer of the Year Awards for 2012 of Trinidadian-based parent company ANSA McAL Limited.
Cecil Trotman, Shuttle Driver, McEnearney Quality Inc. (MQI).; and Victor Bellamy, Customer Service Supervisor, Bryden Stokes Ltd. were nominated for demonstrating excellence, interacting well with others, and taking ownership in tangible ways. Nominations were received from ANSA McAL’s companies across the region with winners selected from each of the nine sectors in which the Trinidad group operates.
Mr. Trotman was the winner from the Automotive Sector. He has been with MQI for 29 years, starting as a painter and rust proofing technician before quickly advancing to Shuttle Driver.
His citation said, “He always had potential for advancement because of his willingness to work hard, take on new tasks (as well as) his positive and pleasant attitude.”
Mr. Trotman was also described as a very responsible individual who is entrusted with other responsibilities company-wide. The citation added that, “Customers never fail to comment on what a wonderful ambassador Cecil is and how much they enjoy interacting with him” and that he “never fails to exceed expectations.”
Mr. Trotman expressed pride and happiness at being the winner in the Automotive Sector. “I try to do my best and so winning this award has made me feel really good. I love my job and I enjoy working with MQI.” He was nominated for the award by all members of the MQI Management Team.
Mr. Bellamy joined Bryden Stokes 12 years ago as a Porter, working his way up to the position of Supervisor of the Pharmacy Warehouse. During the consolidation of distribution companies in 2012 he took on a significant role in the transition and the formation of the new Pharma warehouse. Soon after he assumed the challenging new position of Customer Service Supervisor and has tackled numerous challenges head on.
His citation states, “The work ethic, attitude, demeanour, poise and cordiality that Victor has shown since the merger so far is exemplary and the epitome of what is needed at Bryden Stokes.”
Described as solutions-oriented and a “willing all-rounder“, Mr. Bellamy often coaches others and remains calm under pressure. He emerged winner in the Distribution sector.
Mr. Bellamy said he felt blessed to be nominated and to receive the award. “I’m very appreciative because it recognizes the effort that was made with regard to the merger. The award is also significant because recognition has not only come at a company level but across the wider group level. The award also puts a spotlight on the importance of customer service.” Mr. Bellamy also thanked CEO of Bryden Stokes, Andrew Lewis, and Director of Logistics, Gillian Leach for the role they played in his nomination.
President and Chief Executive Officer of ANSA McAL (Barbados) Ltd. (AMBL) Nicholas Mouttet expressed delight when announcing the winners from Barbados. “This is a testament to the outstanding and valued contribution to AMBL by Cecil and Victor and we give them our heartfelt thanks and salute them for this achievement. What makes it all the more special is that they won from a regional pool of nominees, not just Barbados.”
Mr. Mouttet added, “Last year was a challenging year for the business and it is heartening to know that despite any hurdles the winners would have faced they rose above it to give of their very best and focus on the job at hand while remaining true to our Core Values.”
The two Barbados winners join seven others representing the other sectors in which ANSA McAL in Trinidad operates. Nearly 40 employees were nominated overall for the annual awards which seek to reward those who have excelled in supporting the group’s Aspiration Statement: Getting the People Basics Right, Excellence in Execution, and Building an entrepreneurial culture – (Acting like an Owner). An awards ceremony is to be held in Trinidad and Tobago in May.