Working with communities to create sustainable, shared value is critical to the way Shell Trinidad and Tobago conducts its business. This not only includes providing more and cleaner energy solutions in a responsible manner, but also ensuring that benefits are shared with the country and wider communities in which we work. In 2017, Shell launched Shell LiveWIRE in Trinidad and Tobago, helping local entrepreneurs to grow their business and become export ready through expert training, guidance and networking opportunities.
A&J’s is a family company determined to produce the best and most unique ice cream flavors possible. The business began very simply with just a table and a cooler to sell ice cream from. Since its inception, we have grown from strength to strength with a shop front and over 78 unique flavors to choose from. We are a very innovative company with an aim to always improve our systems and products.
We manufacture and resell premium ice cream. We carry over 78 unique flavors which consist of sugar free, dairy free and seasonal flavors.
Ice Cream is a very high profit business with premium ice cream being no exception. We have seen growth during the pandemic and believe that once the business is steered correctly, this will continue and increase. Based on research, ice cream is a product that is not usually adversely affected by downturns in economies or even pandemics. Our aim is to become a household name within Trinidad and Tobago and the wider Caribbean region. With this in mind, we will be branching out and creating additional locations and well as mobile units within the near future.
We started the company with TT$300 which was used to buy a box of bananas. After making a profit, we decided to do frozen breadfruit as no one else was doing it in the market. That then developed to three other frozen lines cassava, eddoes and sweet potato which were supplied to various supermarkets and green grocers . This was the start of our true vision of using renewable energy to grow crops 365 days a year.
We sell frozen vacuum sealed breadfruit and ground provisions. We believe that the ability to feed oneself as a Caribbean nation, is needed to reduce costly food importation and allow the revenue to benefit its own people.
ALTECH ENERGY was founded in 2018 and has assisted and educated many persons on how to reduce their carbon footprint through the use of renewable energy systems and introducing energy efficient measures. Powering even the simplest electrical devices using renewable energy technologies add to reducing our overall carbon footprint and this is the main aim of the company. We pride ourselves on ensuring that we can do everything within our power to take care of the planet on which we live.
ALTECH ENERGY offers Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency products and services specifically designed for each customers needs. All projects are tailored to suit the customers’ needs and encourage them to build on even the smallest projects.
Aquarian Legacy is a tribute to the 3 generations of women who started the wine making tradition before me. By using actual fruit we are able to utilize wild yeast in our process thereby increasing our flavour profiles as well as our alcohol content. We’ve sold over 650 units with another 125 units preordered for the Christmas 2020 Season.
We develop Handcrafted All Natural Fruit Wines made from actual fruits and free from sulfates. ABV ranges from 14-25%.
In 2021-2022 we’re looking to increase production to 16,000 units with 1,200 being used for marketing/advertising. In year 3 we’re looking to expand into the Barbados market. Opportunities to exploit: work from home, online ordering, increased attention to destressing techniques and an expansion of disposable income via the creation of online jobs.
Blue Town Market was created to provide a convenient way for residents within the rural communities of Bloody Bay and environs to gain access to fresh produce. The name inspired by the Blue Food festival held within the community of Bloody Bay speaks of the rich heritage within the community. Expanding our revenue source we are able to add value to our fresh produce by manufacturing healthy afro-processed products aimed at customers looking for a healthier option.
We sell fresh produce, dry goods and healthy agro-processed products.
Within 2 to 3 years our sales will increase from our range of products that will be available within groceries and stores nationwide.
Caribbean Craze was incorporated in 2017 and launched in 2018. Passionate about baking and business, Ulani was driven to create a product which appeals to the Caribbean culture of celebrating. The cookie-cup and drinks were made to add to the festivities of a celebration whether it is a small gathering, a big party or even birthday celebration.
We sell delicious cookie cups available in Vanilla, Coconut and Chocolate. Along with 2 drinks to pair it with Caribbean Coffee and Pink Craze. And other baked goods such as cupcakes.
Being employed full time, I operate Caribbean craze part time while also being being enrolled in higher education. My goal is to eventually make Caribbean Craze my full time job. Current monthly operations amount to a profit of 1500 – 2000TTD, full time operations with enhanced marketing and staffing can secure an estimated profit of 10,000TT monthly. We believe that our unique cookie cup product and an increased demand for products such as cupcakes will contribute to the growth of our business.
We started Caribbean Cure in 2016 as a group of passionate nature lovers who had cultivated a keen interest in Caribbean traditional natural health and wellness culture. Since then, we have evolved and found a passion in offering another way for our customers to add some natural goodness to their day through the use of organic healing teas. We work with micro-famers closely to ensure the very best quality ingredients are grown to perfection, while doing everything possible to respect the environment throughout the process. We minimally process our ingredients and hand blend them to perfection to create not only an incredibly powerful healing tea, but a tasty experience in every cup. We love what we do and believe in the magic of the Caribbean’s healing bounty, we don’t over polish or process the natural ingredients we use in order to preserve the healing goodness. We hope you love our products as much as we do!
Caribbean Cure sells Natural Caribbean-based teas. We are currently exporting to Grenada, Barbados, St. Vincent, St. Maarten, the USA, countries in Europe and Japan. Our sales have progressed and we have also evolved our blends and offerings. We have tailored many of our blends to suit specific markets and have also developed customized offerings to local and regional hoteliers. Over time our team has expanded our retail reach and we plan to continue expanding our sales base over the next few years. The Caribbean Cure is plans a growth spurt from 2021 by expanding our market reach and developing new product lines.
De Jeunésse is dedicated to producing handmade bath and body products from natural materials. A collection of gourmet cleansing bars and body butters, handcrafted in Trinidad and Tobago using natural ingredients that soothes and softens all skin types! We started in 2016 and ship anywhere in the world. Our mission to produce high-quality products that improve the look and feel of your skin.
We also offer a wide variety of products that can be personalized or customized, which include, but are not limited to artistic soaps, body butters and body scrubs. What make us unique is that in each of our packaging you can get a plant-able paper. When planted you may get kale, radish or even tomatoes.
Our current or past sales are an average of $100,000 per year. In the next 2-3 years, we plan on making body scrubs which is greatly needed in its designated market space. This market has space for growth as most scrubs are soured online. We plan on being the largest local distributor for this product.
For The Record Ltd. (FTR) incorporates a ‘green’ approach into every aspect of our operations. We re-purpose vinyl albums as a viable alternative to unsafe disposal practices, which often result in hazardous toxins contaminating our atmosphere and groundwater. Our clocks come packaged in boxes made from recycled paper and re-usable, eco-friendly tote bags. We encourage our clientele to reduce their carbon footprints and engage in green living. Our product lines include: Corporate, National Pride, Sports, Music, Portraits, Inspirational and Toute Bagai.
At FTR, we specialize in unique, handmade, customizable clocks made from up-cycled vinyl records. Established in 2016, we are a virtual establishment that prides ourself in our ability to engage our clients and make them a part of the creative process, while providing stellar customer service and a superior product. We also passionately support the ‘Buy Local’ initiative which seeks to garner support for local artisans and entrepreneurs.
Founded on agricultural traditions of generations past, Fresh Cuts is a local, family-owned and managed business taking a ‘fresh’ twist on urban farming. With a commitment to seeking sustainable approaches to agriculture and food consumption, our vision is to make good food more accessible and affordable, one household or business at a time. We aim to provide quality local produce that will both satisfy the appetite and supply healthful alternatives (substitutions) for the conscious consumer.
Within the next 5 years, Fresh Cuts envisions becoming the leading producer of high-quality local and traditional agricultural foods and products, as well as, the progenitor of a green food standard and a model for local circular economies.
We want everyone to EAT CLEAN and LIVE GREEN!
At Green Thumb Gardens we provide a service that allows our clients to produce food for themselves and their households in a safe and sustainable way. Due to recently fallen oil prices and the country’s heavy reliance on oil and gas, the focus on food production should be the top priority of every home. As there is a lot of imported food in the market it shows that we are at risk of running out of food if the oil industry fails and the country does not have enough money to import; while local production cannot meet the demand. Providing homes, schools and businesses with the services, tools and education to produce their own food sustainably, would ensure that they never become at risk of not having any food.
We design, install and maintain kitchen gardens and food production systems in any space.
In the upcoming years we plan to roll out our School Garden Initiative which was halted by COVID and develop more community gardens.
Indigenous Flavours Ltd. (IFL) was incorporated in 2017 and has been the leading innovator for pre-blended smoothie cubes to make your mornings healthy and easy. We started retailing the product but mainly do orders for wholesale and catering at the moment. Our business can now be considered B2B.
We offer Pre-Blended smoothie cubes comprising of fruit, vegetables and spices. It is all natural with no preservatives and no added sugars!
Currently IFL is venturing into product development and contract manufacturing. It is expected in five years time that
we are the leading food innovator for locally produced foods.
La Quelle’s emerged as an extension of the founder’s lifestyle from childhood, with the sale of chow, being a former athlete, home gardening and pursuing agricultural science. This combined with an entrepreneurial spirit, led to the sale of fruit and salad bowls to members of the Tobago workforce. Registered in 2018, the business focused on promoting healthy eating using locally grown ingredients.
We sell commodity healthy products such as gourmet granola, glazed fruits, trail mix nuts and frozen green papaya that is preservative free and infused with locally grown spices.
Our company upcoming milestones as COVID is impacted we have begun building relationship with hotels and health and wellness online stores to increase our channel distribution with a growth opportunity of 8- 10%. Also we will infiltrate the local market 65-70% and commerce exporting on June 2022 to Latin American, Caribbean we are dedicated to become a local franchise by 2024.
Modeste Home Growers was established in 2015 , it started with oranges and quickly grew to cover a wide variety of fruits and vegetables . We are now growing our own produce with the aim of producing 60 % of our own . Modeste Home Growers has supported charities and foundations and hope to continue doing so in the years to come.
We deliver fruits , fruit bowls , vegetables and provisions, both wholesale and retail.
We currently have over 8 crops at our estate and 2 others at another location, in the next two years we would be selling our branded organic produce to groceries and supermarkets.
Motion TV Marketing uses technology to help companies increase staff productivity and customer service. We are the sole distributors of the Wireless Notifier System that helps restaurants and retail chains increase staff productivity and customer service.
Visit us at www.wirelessnotifiersystem.com
The goal of Motion TV Marketing is to engage strategic partners to install the Wireless Notifier System in every major retailer and restaurant throughout the Caribbean and further expand to around the globe.
We were inspired by a safety concern at the beach to learn more about its dynamics and from there to live in harmony with the oceans, marine life and all of nature. Out of the experience we started to produce sustainable skin and hair care products celebrating the beaches and island life that can keep you in harmony with yourself and the environment as well as others around. Enjoy the My Beach, My Water life by being safe, well and in harmony.
We offer sustainably packaged natural skin and hair care products. In the case of our face & body-wash bars and shampoo & conditioner bars, there is no packaging at all! We aim to be the go-to local company for non-soap based shampoo and conditioner bars infused with locally produced honey, coconut oil, cocoa and cocoa butters and other local herbs, fruits, flowers and extracts.
Our sales for the period Nov 2019 to Sep 2020 amassed to TT$72,500. We have sold TT$4,000 in shampoo and conditioner bars in period July to Sept 2020 and would like to focus on these as there is only one other micro business that makes them locally. We believe that we can really make a mark in this area applying our methods and formulas tested over the last 6 months. We want to continue to expand our range of shampoo and conditioner bars and scale up production. In the next 2-3 years we see ourselves as the go to company for shampoo and conditioner bars in the Caribbean. We hope to be on the cusp of exporting our signature Caribbean shampoo and conditioner bars to the rest of the world, proudly infused with our local Caribbean produce and supporting local farmers.
We are committed to building a brand with a reputation for quality food production, implementation of best technology, research and development coupled with experienced certified beekeepers. Our organization provides a platform for job creation in the agricultural sector and for developing diversified products and portfolios in the agricultural industry.
We retail Honey, Fruits & Vegetable items.
Our average annual honey production is currently one barrel per year and we have development plans to increase annual honey production to four barrels per year by 2023. In addition to producing other value added products from beekeeping, fruits and vegetables, we seek to create jobs and develop a reputable brand.
Organo Gardens is a unique vegetable supply chain company, with an innovative hydroponic-farm producing living lettuce. Driven by a fresh perspective on Agriculture, for over 15 years we have been committed to the implementation & innovation of sustainable farming practices, that promote decent work environments with ergonomics, whilst impacting the environment positively, through the continual investment into circularity within our crop production methods. We are developing the Local Agri-sector into eliminating the importation of certain items, whilst aiming to
simultaneously develop our local crop production into exportable volumes. Ultimately we are contributing to our island’s gross domestic product.
Our “Living Lettuce” is grown free from harsh chemicals that can be detrimental to consumer health and hazardous to the environment. In pivoting through the Covid-19 pandemic Organo Gardens will now be providing Service Solutions for existing and looming hydroponic farmers e.g. Innovative Soil-less Seedlings & Specialized Hydroponic Nutrients for a wide array of crops.
Organo Gardens is the sole supplier of fresh produce and our Living Lettuce for the Trinidad Hilton, Hyatt Regency & Dianne’s Tea Shop, just to name a few. We are committed to accessing a healthier choice of vegetables which is highly appreciated by the health sector. We now hold local tenders for the supply of all fresh produce, plus our Living Lettuce for the North West Regional Health Authority, and soon the North Central Health Authority.
Founded by Engineers within the energy sector, RESSCOTT LTD creates its competitive advantage, and positions itself as the only Solar Engineering and Design Company in Trinidad and Tobago, in comparison to other contractors. The company has a strong reputation and network to execute its core business. Furthermore, our capabilities go beyond solar (including Transport, Lifting and rigging, Construction, Computer Aided Designs, Finite Element Analysis, Material Engineering and Inspection, Fabrication) to offer turnkey, less expensive solutions to the Commercial and Industrial sectors.
We offer Solar Energy and Energy Efficient products, Engineering, Designs and solutions for residential, commercial and industrial clientele.
Siel environmental services limited is a for profit social enterprise specializing in school-based waste education, waste training programmes and waste project consultancy. We essentially transform the way you think and act towards waste by giving you the tools and resources you need to make more informed waste decisions and motivate and cause positive environmental action.
Our products include: a children’s book on waste as we create eco heroes in our children; online course and training programmes such as home composting, waste efficiency for Small, Medium and Micro Enterprises (SMEs), a short course in waste management meant to transform the way you think and act towards waste ; virtual and in person waste workshops for companies to create and encourage a culture of sustainability; technical and behaviour change/environmental communication consultancy for waste projects as part of a larger waste diversion process.
Upcoming milestones: launch and sale of children’s book, the launch of our first 100% completely online course on Udemy and completion of our website. We have been thinking of developing a product made from organic waste in line with our teaching as well as our online waste marketplace to be launched next year. We would also like to export our first major service to Barbados and create our first premium-priced online course in 2021. Our aim is to dominate the waste education market.
Soular is a vegan natural foods company specializing in healthy snacks made from tropical super-foods that are naturally processed without additives and preservatives. Since beginning in 2013, our processing has been sustainable, carbon free and positively impacts the environment. Our company has won several innovation awards for our products and we continue to innovate as challenges arise.
We sell naturally processed vegan foods, of which cocoa and banana snacks form our core. These include sun dried bananas, cacao powder, our Mayan style brewing cacao and cacao nibs.
A finalist in the Shell Livewire Top Ten Innovators Award 2020, innovation remains at our core. We aim to leverage the exposure received and capitalize on the opportunities that 2020- 2021 has brought.
Our brand takes a unique approach to crafting our fine flavoured cocoa beans. One of our many concepts is to reflect the radiance of life by encasing eclectic blends of unique island flavours around our perfectly blended fine
chocolate. Our growing array of products will deliver a new and unforgettable experience to the customer base. We utilizes the freshest ingredients, always beautifully packaged and artfully presented.
We cater for novelty events, custom favors and special holidays. We sell handcrafted 70% dark chocolate bon bons made with local coca beans. We would like this brand to be able to successful compete with other luxury brands of chocolate and we have award winning cocoa beans.
Suncoast Farms was formed initially as an Agri management company for large scale pepper production. We uncovered an old rabbitry and immediately went ahead to operationalize it. Our research indicated that the market never had a stable supply to ensure demand is met and the health benefits of rabbit meat never properly marketed. Currently we have a breeding stock of 500 plus rabbits and provide rabbit meat to a select few meat shops. Our desire is to provide within early 2021 rabbit meat to the 4 main supermarket chains, namely Massy Stores, Tru Valu, Extra Foods and JTA.
We strive to provide local rabbit meat with no hormones or steroids. We believe our operations have the ability to grow into a regional name for rabbit meat serving the hotel industry across the Caribbean. Most hotels across the other Islands have a large European tourist market that has a huge appetite for rabbit meat. Lastly the current administration via the Ministry of Agriculture has lent support to this project with leasehold land and agricultural incentives. We look forward to further conversations.
Established in 2015, The Fashion Arch is a fashion business consulting company that works one on one with independent designers and creatives. The business supports, encourages and empowers its clients with a forward thinking approach to growth strategy based on real world experiences and insight. With the connections we have made over the years, we are able to create strategy that fits into a model not just for Trinidad and Tobago but the region, we build and grow brands, letting creatives create! We have served over 100 creatives via our sales events with $10-12K in vendor sales per event and worked with 20 clients through strategy contracts.
We provide branding and marketing strategies to creatives as well as sell locally produced lounge/ready to wear pieces that are suitable for online meetings/work from home. We also sell curated local items/wellness packages that assist with alleviating anxiety and tension brought on by the current stresses of the pandemic.
Being able to pivot and now include a physical product line (lounge and resort wear as well as wellness items) to our offering, we have seen a steady increase in our revenue despite the global pandemic and expect to see a greater increase by end of year. We have been able to generate over $20K in sales, with a steady increase, since our launch in June from our products and package items.
The Flour Bag Baking Company began as an experiment in consuming a gluten free diet in order to improve my mom’s health. After she experienced relief in her symptoms and reflecting on the amount of effort we invested into getting gluten free baked goods right, my family decided to explore the possibility of making this into a thriving business. We incorporated the business in 2018, but developed our line of gluten free mixes at the end of 2019. We now have 3 products on the market and have sold over 300 units in less than 1 year.
We sell gluten free baking mixes that take the guesswork and expense out of gluten free baking at home. These mixes include an Original Pancake & Waffle Mix, a Herbs & Spices Pancake & Waffle Mix and a Home-style Bread Mix.
We plan to officially launch our latest addition to our product line, our Gluten Free Home-style Bread Mix in time for the Christmas season, with plans to expand the line by launching 3 new products next year. The gluten free market has seen steady growth internationally with consumers looking for healthier eating options, so we are confident that our locally produced mixes can rival imported brands in quality and taste and that we can adequately supply the growing need of local market.
Tropical Hives Limited is a manufacturer, distributor and retailer of honey, hive products and apiary services. We are currently in our fifth year of business. From inception to the present day, we have been focused on expanding our operations to meet the demands of our ever-growing customer base. Our aim is a 50% increase in revenue year on year. And, as a business rooted in technology and social media, we currently engage with our target market through our online channels.
We produce honey, beeswax and other hive products
In 2-3 years I see the business developing new products for the export market.
Yummazing Creamery is a family business owned and operated by Aileen and Jewel; a mother daughter duo. Over 5 years go, these Trinibagonian ladies began introducing their family and colleagues to the results of their love of yogurt. What started out as a personal indulgence turned into a fund raiser and has since blossomed into a full fledged, registered small business, with a product that has been retailed at local gourmet stores, a restaurant, a dessert parlor, a gift and book shop and even a large pharmacy chain. Still, the main source of sales for Yummazing Creamery is direct customer orders.
We produce and sell real Greek yogurt in seven variants (pineapple, coconut, soursop, cherry, almond, prune and plain unsweetened). No preservative or thickeners are added in the making of this rich and creamy yogurt which comes in a standard 8oz. tub with other sizes available upon request.
There is currently untapped demand for our product and as such we are poised for expansion.
Shell LiveWIRE is Shell’s global flagship social investment Enterprise Development programme, with a vision to strengthen local economies by promoting entrepreneurship, innovation and meaningful employment. Since inception in Scotland in 1982, the programme is facilitated in over 15 countries and supports thousands of entrepreneurs willing to transition their bright ideas into sustainable businesses.