Champions of Business 2014. Trinidad & Tobago 

The occasion of the Chamber's Inaugural Champions of Business, 10th annual Business Hall of Fame Ceremony and Gala Dinner 2014. The Trinidad and Tobago Chamber of Industry and Commerce continues to honour the valuable contributions of our national business leaders in several areas, including, but not limited to: growth; strong management; innovation and a pioneering spirit; attention to health, safety and the environment; and community and social responsibility. We learn about our business pioneers and entrepreneurs throughout Trinidad and Tobago by actively searching through business archives, and through nominations from you – our national community.

In October 2014, the TT Chamber of Commerce introduced a new category for their "Champions of Business Awards" called "Emerging Entrepeneur", the finalists were Dean Akin (Ultimate Group/Tribe), Kwesi Hopkinson (Scorch), Mazuree Colin Ali (Trini Trolley) and Jeunanne Alkins for Everything Slight Pepper. Dean Akin was the eventual grand prize winner announced on the night of the gala award ceremony.

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i2i Competition 2014 winner:  "The Mini-ficent 7 kit", Trinidad & Tobago

Do-it-yourself activity sets for children, made from biodegradable and low environmental impact materials.

Development Stage: In progress

Council for Competitiveness and Innovation release on 2014 awardees here

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i2i Competition 2013 winner:  "Bim and Bam, the adventure series", Trinidad & Tobago

Bim & Bam is an animated adventure series for children, set in the Caribbean.

Each season revolves around distinct themes that have a broad scope for adventure and fun, and will appeal to the 4 to 8-year-old target market. This original series puts viewers right in the middle of the invigorating and fearless kid action and promises to be fun, entertaining (even for adults!) and clever: a universal story with a vibrant, colourful Caribbean feel.

Development Stage: Pitching February 2016 at Kidscreen Summit.

The project was officially launched at a media briefing held at the Ministry of Planning and Development on January 26, 2016.
Panel: Dr. Rikhi PermanandExecutive Director of The Economic Development Board, Ministry of Planning & Sustainable Development; Creator Jeunanne Alkins and Scriptwriter Janine Mendes-Franco.
See press -
Socamom: "Meet Bim and Bam, Stars of a New Caribbean Animated Series for Kids Around the World"
Curacao Chronicle: "Bim and Bam: Taking Caribbean kids content international"
Baby Babble Network: "Meet Bim and Bam" 
Repeating Islands: Bim and Bam: animated series set in the Caribbean

Council for Competitiveness and Innovation release on 2013 awardees here.

ADDY AWARDS 2013, Florida, USA

We're  thankful that our clients trust us with their ideas! In our rookie year, our single entry for the 3ZERO Platinum Rum packaging picked up 5 awards at 2 different levels including a Best of Show and a prestigious founder's Charlie Award. 

At Caribbean Advertising Federation Addy Award level — ESP won '2013 Best in Show Overall' and 'Judges Choice Best Package Design Gold' and 'Sales Promotion -  Packaging Gold' awards out of the  678 submissions from agencies all over the Caribbean.

At the American Advertising Federation 4th District level — ESP was among the 26 regional winners at the 4th District AAF competition (Florida and Caribbean), copping 1 of the 6 Golds won by the Caribbean
contingent. ESP was awarded the prestigious 'Charlie Award for Best of Sales Promotion' and a Gold ADDY for 'Single Unite Packaging.'

Judges comments:

3ZERO Platinum Rum and its package designer, Caribbean studio “Everything Slight Pepper” made its mark in the Caribbean, and on us soil in the 2013 leg of at the 4th District American Advertising Federation’s Addy awards walking away with five coveted awards. 

 “The 3ZERO Rum bottle design by Everything Slight Pepper stood out with its understated elegance.  It was not just about the label, logo and bottle design, as individual elements; it was how they organically came together  to showcase the product capturing the judges’ attention”.

"How a small studio won big at ADDYs" - Trinidad Business Guardian
"Unprecedented Awards for Caribbean Advertising Agencies" - Carib PR Wire
"Caribbean Advertising Agencies Take District AAF ADDY Honors" - Carib PR Wire

See more press on Everything Slight Pepper and the 2013 Caribbean ADDY Award winners here:

Bahamas Local  March 8, 2013
Bahamas Spectator March 8, 2013
St Vincent Tribune March 8, 2013
St. Vincent Gazette March 8, 2013
St Lucia Chronicle March 9, 2013
Dominican Republic Post March 8, 2013
Jamaican Inquirer March 9, 2013
Grenada Chronicle March 9, 2013
Puerto Rico Tribune March 9, 2013

Carib PR Wire March 8, 2013
Caribbean Business (Puerto Rico) March 8, 2013
Caribbean Financials  March 9, 2013
South Florida Caribbean News March 8, 2013
News Americas March 8, 2013
Trinidad Guardian Newspaper March 10, 2013
Trinidad Tribune March 8, 2013
Barbados Gazette March 8, 2013
Bajan Reporter March 9, 2013