TSL Celebrates 20th Anniversary with Awards
TSL CELEBRATES 20 YEARS WITH AWARDS AND ACCOLADES
Colleagues, clients, associates, friends and family poured into the Valencia M Suite of the Spanish Court Hotel located in New Kingston on Thursday (June 22), to celebrate with the dynamic Jamaican company, Technological Solutions Limited (TSL), which has made significant and impactful strides in the region in the area of food science and technology over the past 20 years. Employees who have been with the company within that time frame were also recognised for their years of dedicated service, while TSL’s clients who have been supportive over the years were presented with citations and awards.
The highly respected company, headed by Dr. Andre′ Gordon, Managing Director, food scientist and co-author of two academic publications on Food Safety, has been lauded for building many businesses through the introduction of cutting-edge systems and technology, thus facilitating them in gaining a competitive edge in the export market. Over the years, cheese, ackee, conch, bottled water, sauces, condiments and other products which might have had challenges and glitches in gaining acceptance or entry into overseas markets, have been given the stamp of approval through TSL’s technical support, thus making an impact and marked improvement in their ability to conduct business profitably in their chosen markets.
Bringing his testimonial from St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Mr. Kenneth DaSilva, Financial Director, Mountain Top Springs spoke of his company’s long and successful association with TSL, (highlighting the impact TSL has had on the company particularly, in its start-up years and TSL’s support in getting their product to market.)
For TSL’s Jamaican customers, long standing client Mr. Norman McDonald, Chairman of the agro processing company Canco Ltd., lauded TSL for its tenacity in pursuing its belief that ackees could make its way back to the US market, when most couldn’t see the light at the end of the tunnel.
“In some quarters Andre is called the “Ackee-ologist” but the truth be known, TSL has a vast breadth and depth of knowledge and is more than willing to share and guide Jamaica’s Industry and indeed the regions and beyond. Andre is indeed an industry and nation builder. He is persistent and is very good at forcing you into doing what’s good for you whether you like it or not.” said Mr. McDonald.
Amidst the Afrocentric rhythms of the Akwaaba Drummers, a number of TSL’s long standing clients were recognised. Among them were: Ashman Food Products Limited; Canco Limited; Dairy Industries Limited; Fachoy; Goddard Catering Group; GraceKennedy; Gray’s Pepper Products; Lasco Affiliated Group of Companies; Mountain Top Springs (St. Vincent & The Grenadines); Southern Fruits & Food Processors, UL Manufacturig; AML/Walkeswood; Jamaica Biscuit Company; Island Packers and Stanmark Processing Company; and Discovery Travel; and BCB Scientific Sales & Services (two longstanding suppliers).
Former and present directors of the company and long serving members of staff were also recognised and commended by TSL’s Chairman, Mr. Erwin Jones for: “working assiduously to keep the TSL engine moving… working in laboratories, on the road, and overseas, doing the work most critical to the reputation of the company and to the success of the clients who depend on the TSL support services.”