JEA’s Export Services Champion 2016
The Caribbean’s leading food safety, quality assurance experts and export advisory consultants Technological Solutions Limited (TSL) has again been recognized for excellence in its field. At the Jamaica Exporters’ Awards Banquet on July 8, TSL was named the Champion Exporter in the Services, Category II.
The JEA awardees were chosen based on, among other things, earnings and the percentage increase in earnings over the previous period; size and importance of markets serviced; new markets entered; significant contributions made to the overall export sector during the period, strategies in respect of alternative energy, intellectual property, advertising and promotions and IT deployment were some of the critical benchmarks.
Managing Director of TSL, Dr. André Gordon, expressing gratitude at the awards ceremony said: “We are naturally very pleased with this award, as it recognizes the commitment of the entire team at TSL. Through the team’s application of sound science, we continue to support not just Jamaican firms, but clients in the region’s food industry in their drive to be globally competitive, and thus to spur the sustainable growth of our economies.” TSL was previously recognized in this category at the 2015 JEA Awards.
Among TSL’s other accomplishments is the publication of Food Safety and Quality Systems in Developing Countries, Volumes I and II (both published by Academic Press/Elsevier). A third volume is in preparation. The series highlights the sophisticated initiatives being implemented by firms in Caribbean and developing countries in their approach to food safety and quality systems, as well as food science and TSL’s role in supporting them.
Dr. Gordon in 2014 received JEA’s Lifetime Achievement Award for his unique and pioneering role in providing market access services to the export sector for over 30 years. This he had done primarily through TSL, while displaying a strong spirit of entrepreneurship and service to country, the region and the sector. In 2016 TSL was also recognized by the JEA as one its “Fantastic 50” as it applauded 50 of the country’s outstanding companies for their contribution to exports.
Technological Solutions Limited (TSL) began operations in July 1996 and has built an enviable reputation throughout the region for its work in preparing organizations and companies to deal with the practical realities of competing and exporting in the globalized business environment. Led by Dr. André Gordon, TSL offers a comprehensive range of technical, environmental and scientific services to support the productive sector in Jamaica and the Caribbean. It does this by utilizing the skills of highly competent staff and the latest technology to meet the needs of its customers. TSL’s laboratory is ISO 17025 accredited.