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
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.
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 productsincluding
electrical cable, fluorescent lighting and low and medium
voltage switchgearin 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
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.