Thursday 19th October, 2006


EIL wins Excellence in Business award

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Ganesh Sahadeo, chairman of DBC, left, Hayden Kublalsingh, MD of EIL, winners of Excellence in Business award, Nigel Baptiste, executive director of RBL and Minister of trade and Industry Ken Valley.

Photo: Ian Gooding

By Ian Gooding

Electrical Industries Ltd (EIL), a company that “turned around the business model” and concentrated on developing its employees rather than focus on customers, has won the Excellence in Business 2006 Award for the second time.

The company first won the award organised by the Business Development Company and Republic Bank in 2004.

“But what really is excellence in business?” asked managing director Hayden Kublalsingh. “At EIL we think that excellence in business is excellence in people. Rather than focus on our customers we focus on our employees because we believe very strongly that if we have the right employee, on the same bus moving in the same direction, committed, motivated and partnering with management, we can achieve anything. Tonight I think this is some small proof of that.”

EIL is the largest manufacturer of electrical products—including electrical cable, fluorescent lighting and low and medium voltage switchgear—in the English-speaking Caribbean.

Established in 1969, its products are sold all over the world, including the USA, England, Puerto Rico, Costa Rica, Ireland, Honduras, Suriname and throughout the English-speaking Caribbean.

The first prize was $30,000 and a specially-designed glass trophy.

Other winners were Trinidad Cement Ltd for Excellence in Export and Competitiveness; HHSL Safety Systems Ltd for Excellence in Quality; and Electrical Industries Ltd (EIL) also won for Excellence in Technology.

Other nominees for awards included SCL (Trinidad) Ltd, TOSL Engineering Ltd, and Delta Dynamics Ltd.






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