The Jamaica Business Development Corporation (JBDC) annually awards exceptional local entrepreneurs through its B.O.S.S MAN and B.O.S.S LADY of the Year programme. B.O.S.S. Man and B.O.S.S. Lady Awards are given to entrepreneurs who embody the entrepreneurial spirit and mindset, embrace a culture of innovation, has evidenced significant change in revenue, entered the export market/increased the value of current exports, introduced a new product/service into the market and is a JBDC Ambassador.
The JBDC B.O.S.S OF THE YEAR Awards are graduated versions of empowerment events dubbed B.O.S.S MAN and B.O.S.S LADY. For the women, B.O.S.S means Building Opportunities for Sweet Success and for the men, B.O.S.S means Building Opportunities for Strong Success. The awards initiative is now in its 4th year.
Mr. Hjort Henry of HMH Farms copped the title of B.O.S.S Man of the Year and Dr. Elorine Turner-Pryce of Eden Joy Whole Foods was dubbed B.O.S.S Lady of the Year. Home Choice Enterprise Limited’s Ms. Kareema Muncey was this year’s runner-up, while Oliver Welsh Chief Executive Officer of Woodland Roots Natural Drinks was the Runner-up B.O.S.S Man of the Year.