1st National Bank edges Unicomer to win Large Business of the Year

The 10th edition of the St. Lucia Business Awards marked a special milestone for 1st National Bank the island’s oldest local bank. It secured the coveted Business of the Year Award for 2019.

The indigenous financial institution, owned and operated exclusively by St. Lucians, had just celebrated its 80th anniversary. 1st National Bank St. Lucia returned to winning ways as the St. Lucia Chamber of Commerce celebrated business excellence on Saturday November 9th 2019.

1st National Bank also won the Award for Service Excellence. 

Unicomer with four nominations won Awards for Corporate Social Responsibility and Employer of the Year. Abby’s Exotic Blend won the Small Business of the Year Award and a local inventor from Laborie Karlis Noel of Invictus won the Prime Minister’s Award for Innovation.

The Lifetime Achievement Award was given to Dr. Charmaine Gardner, the Managing Director of Carasco and Sons – a St. Lucian firm celebrating its 96th year of operations.

Here are the nominees and winners for the 2019 St. Lucia Business Awards.