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Who We Are

 

The Trident Building - IB's head office

 

 

 

Establishment of Invest Barbados


The Barbados International Business Promotion Corporation (BIBPC) was established as a statutory corporation on November 10, 2005. The corporation subsequently gained permission to trade under the new name Invest Barbados; however, it wasn't until October 1, 2006 that the business became operational and the first employee was hired. Effective January 1, 2007 the International Business Division of the Barbados Investment and Development Corporation (BIDC) was transferred to Invest Barbados. Invest Barbados therefore now assumes the responsibility of the promotion of international business.

 

Invest Barbados (IB) is an economic development agency of the government of Barbados. IB is responsible for attracting, winning and sustaining international investment for Barbados. The corporation is also responsible for helping to develop and manage the Barbados international business brand.

 

 

Vision

 

"To be recognised as a leading investment promotion agency by virtue of our success in winning and facilitating international business."

 

Mission

 

"To secure and facilitate sustainable foreign direct investment and international business that result in increased jobs, technology and skills transfer, foreign exchange earnings and tax revenues for Barbados."


In pursuing our mission we will:

 

  • Recruit, train and retain high quality people to execute our mandate
  • Engage in promotional activities globally
  • Conduct research to facilitate the development of new products and markets
  • Manage Barbados' investment climate to ensure client satisfaction and future growth 

 

Mandate

 

  • To promote Barbados as a desirable investment location, and land foreign direct investment
  • To monitor competitive domiciles, clients and markets for new trends and legislative changes, and develop new products
  • To work with other stakeholders to manage and develop the Barbados international business brand

 

Our Services

 

  • Promoting and landing foreign direct investment
  • Providing relevant, timely, current, quality information to investors
  • Ensuring that the Barbados environment is conducive to foreign direct investment
  • Developing new investment products
  • Collaborating with stakeholders to manage the Barbados international business brand

 

Aftercare Services


Invest Barbados offers a customised client aftercare programme, designed to ensure both the successful setup and continuing expansion of your business.

 

Our Services:

 

  • Client Support

Invest Barbados continues to be the liaison between the investor and government departments, providing personalized assistance to each client, including help in resolving issues related to:

 

  • Work permits
  • VAT Returns
  • Customs, etc

• Encourage Mandate Expansion

 

Invest Barbados' officers encourage and provide assistance for expansion and growth of operations in Barbados. We facilitate continued contact with relevant government entities to assist with the execution of swift expansion of operations.

 

• Advocate for Legislative Changes

 

Invest Barbados, in collaboration with stakeholders, makes recommendations for appropriate legislative changes, as required.

 

Board Members

 

Chairman - Mr. John Williams

 

Deputy Chairman - Mr. Andrew Ferreira, Q.C.

 

Directors:

 

Mrs. Sharon Christie

Mr. Stephen Greaves

Ms. Neysha Soodeen

Ms. Lynne Marie Simmons

Mr. Calvin Alkins

Ms. Alies Jordan, Permanent Secretary (Ag.), Prime Minister's Office

Ms. Sonia Foster, Permanent Secretary (Ag.), Ministry of International Business and Industry

Ms. Julia Hope - Representative of the Barbados International Business Association

 

Ex Officio Member - Mr. Ben Arrindell, SCM, Special Envoy and Advisor to the Government of Barbados

 

Management Team

 

Ms. Sandra Payne
Chief Executive Officer (Ag.)

 

Mr. Kenneth Campbell

Director - Investment Promotion

 

Mr. Ezra Catwell
Director - Investment Facilitation

 

Ms. Jannette Babb

Director - Research and Development (Ag.)

 

Mr. Jean Paul Cumberbatch
Manager - Research and Development

Mr. Ronald Lewis
Manager - Information Communication Technology

Ms. Deborah Gill
Manager - Finance

Mrs. Michelle Inniss
Manager - Human Resources

 

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