Blink /Bmobile honours “The Architects”

Port-of-Spain,Trinidad - “The Architects of Our Past, Our Present, Our Future”. That was the theme of the Blink/Bmobile Sixth Annual Service Excellence Awards held at Hyatt Regency on July 2nd . The event honoured long serving employees as well as TSTT’s top performers for the past year.

Tribute was paid to over 130 employees who have worked at the local telecoms giant for periods ranging from twenty years to thirty five years. CEO Roberto Pe?n noted that the careers of these employees were the chronicles of the evolution of a simple landline service provider. He noted that today the company was a world class high-tech enterprise that introduced the Internet, Mobile services, and now 4G technology to the country. “And with security and TV entertainment, you touch the lives of our customers on a daily basis and you help make their dreams a reality. It is only fitting therefore that we make the time to let you know how special you are to the company” said Pe?n.

Senator and Public Utilities Minister the Honourable Emmanuel George also paid tribute to the employees. He praised their role in fostering greater access to Information Communication Technology (ICT) noting that ICT was the 4th pillar of the government’s development plans. “With the expanding availability of ICT in Trinidad and Tobago we see this as an essential part for the country to realise its full development potential.”

Among the eighteen top performing employees, Account Manager Alton Marshall of Enterprise Services won the coveted AUDI prize – a one year’s all expenses paid use of a new A6 - for his stellar performance in serving some of the country’s largest corporate businesses in his portfolio. Also Denyse Maharaj of TSTT Tobago Operations was presented with the top “Arise & Shine” Award for her commitment to customer service, support to fellow employees and for best embodying the company’s core values.

While there was much to celebrate, the company also took time to remember colleagues who passed away during year. Lemour Joseph, second place winner at the 2011 TSTT Employees Calypso competition, composed a special dedication to the eight fallen friends. It was a somber reminder of the unpredictability of the medical and social ills which claimed their lives.

The Sixth Annual Service Excellence Awards was well attended by staff and guests who came out to honour their friends and colleagues. After the formal part of the awards, attendees retired to the Ballroom for a sumptuous dinner and then danced the night away to the music of Imij and company.