Wednesday 19 September, 2018

Three-way split for Scotiabank Vision Achiever top award

From left to right: Joni-Dale Morgan, Rory-Craig Walker and Sheryl Anderson walked away with the top prize for Scotia Vision Achiever Programme. (Photo: Marlon Reid)

From left to right: Joni-Dale Morgan, Rory-Craig Walker and Sheryl Anderson walked away with the top prize for Scotia Vision Achiever Programme. (Photo: Marlon Reid)

Morgan’s Creek, Quality Systems Solutions and Initiatives (QSSI) and Jamaican Care Packages were all awarded the top prize at Tuesday evening’s presentation awards at the Scotiabank Vision Achiever Programme at the Venetian Suite, Terra Nova Hotel in St Andrew.

The three won a host of prizes from the programme's various sponsors. 

Each will get $150,000 digital business solutions from Digicel Business; $330,000 digital marketing class from ICreate Institute; $360,000 campaign development from eMedia Interactive; $500,000 advertising from BATV; $250,000 grant from Development Bank of Jamaica; $200,000 digital marketing from Trend Media; and a Scotiabank trophy.

Scotia Vision Achievers 2018

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The Scotiabank Vision Achiever is a 17-week long course led by action coach Marcia Woon Choy for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs), which gives each participant the opportunity to benefit from an extensive range of capacity-building courses, which is expected to alter the way they operate.

The winners were selected based on their attendance, class participation and performance during the course.

Among QSSI’s achievements during the period achieved were an increase of 297 per cent in sales. Managing Director of QSSI, Sheryl Anderson led her team to develop strategies based on ladder of loyalty, and aggressively ramped up marketing and sales.

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Joni-Dale Morgan, a past featured entrepreneur on Loop’s Young People in Business – led her to company achieve 100 per cent increase in sales during the intense 17-week programme. Morgan achieved this by developing the ability to control time as well as using leads.

Another Young People in Business featured entrepreneur, Rory-Craig Walker, saw his firm, Jamaican Care Packages increase sales by as much as 84 percent in three months, by reaching out to social media influencers.

Meanwhile, Garland Law won both the transformation and people’s choice awards, collecting at $100,000 prize from Lithographic Printers and a personal branding workshop from Garrick Communications.

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Industry Minister Audley Shaw lauded Scotiabank for providing capacity-building to over 200 business operators through its annual Scotia Vision Achievers Programme.

Shaw who was delivering the keynote address at the closing ceremony said the programme provides another opportunity for increased growth in the Micro, Small And Medium-sized Enterprises (MSMEs) sector.

He said that the programme augurs well for the nation, noting that “when larger entities and indeed, financial providers, aid our smaller players to grow and expand it means more business for everyone.”

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