SEAN CARTER OF RHEMA COOLING IS “BANK ON ME, SE 02” WINNER

After seven episodes, eight workshops, four major challenges and a final question and answer session, Sean Carter of Rhema Cooling was declared the overall winner of Bank on ME Season 2, in an exciting hour long Finale last night.

Carter won $15,000 cash from Scotiabank along with a host of other prizes, while Dario Greenidge of Shine Vehicle Care Centre copped the Fund Access 'Spirit of Enterprise Award' of $5000 and Janelle Mitchell of Smart Arts Room won the coveted 'People's Choice Award' of $2000 from the Barbados Investment & Development Corporation (BIDC).

Carter won $15,000 cash from Scotiabank along with a host of other prizes, while Dario Greenidge of Shine Vehicle Care Centre copped the Fund Access ‘Spirit of Enterprise Award’ of $5000 and Janelle Mitchell of Smart Arts Room won the coveted ‘People’s Choice Award‘ of $2000 from the Barbados Investment & Development Corporation (BIDC).

In addition to putting the finalists Dario Greenidge, Michael Holder and Sean Carter through their paces, the Finale highlighted updates on the finalists from Season One, a day in the life of the current finalists, the tour by Stephen Lashley, Minister of Sport, Youth and Culture, of the Bank on ME Exhibition at Sky Mall, the Entrepreneurial Masterclass with Gordon ‘Butch’ Stewart as well as the Distinguished Entrepreneur Awards Ceremony with Mr Stewart and Rawle Brancker.

The judging panel on the night, Ouida Murrell, Shelley Williams, Richard Haynes and Eddy Abed was joined by special guest judge Andre Bello, Commercial Manager, Virgin Atlantic.

The judging panel on the night, Ouida Murrell, Shelley Williams, Richard Haynes and Eddy Abed was joined by special guest judge Andre Bello, Commercial Manager, Virgin Atlantic.

In summarising the show, Alison Saunders, Executive Producer and Director of Bank on ME said: “Blue Waters Productions is thrilled with the response from the public to Bank on Me Season 2. While the broadcasts are over in Barbados, the show is at various stages throughout the Caribbean with some broadcasts still to begin. We are really excited about being able to expose our entrepreneurs and their products and services to 24 regional markets, including major ones like Jamaica, Trinidad and the Bahamas. We are also still in the investment process and we will be sharing more information on those outcomes later on.”

Jubilant Sean Carter - Winner in centre, flanked by Michael Holder and Dario Greenidge

Jubilant Sean Carter – Winner in centre, flanked by Michael Holder and Dario Greenidge

Bank on ME is presented by Blue Waters Productions in association with Scotiabank with the support of Barbados Yellow Pages, Caribbean Export Development Agency, European Union, Merville Lynch Productions Inc., SFa Communications Inc, Fund Access, National Initiative for Service Excellence, Youth Entrepreneurship Scheme, Barbados Investment and Development Corporation, Human Resource Development Strategy Unit of the Ministry of Labour, Cave Hill School of Business, Barbados Entrepreneurship Foundation, Dingolay, Alwyn Kirk Photos and Irie Foods.

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