Last Saturday, during the award ceremony of The Grenada Chamber Awards, four members of a total of eleven Budget Marine Grenada staff members went to the event organized by the Grenada Chamber of Industry & Commerce. They were very excited as Budget Marine Grenada comfortably walked away with the award for Excellence in Tourism for 2016, an unusual win for a chandlery to win in this category.
In the image: Lera Griffith and Simeon Joseph from Budget Marine receiving the award from the presenter Christine Finney.
Nicholas George, manager of Budget Marine Grenada stated: “I want all members of staff to understand that we could not have been nominated much less win this award unless it was seen from the outside that we are making a considerable contribution towards tourism here in Grenada. It just shows that it doesn’t really matter the number of staff you have or the type of business you are into, once you go the extra mile to ensure that visitors to this island are treated the way they are supposed to be, you will be recognized accordingly. We are very proud of receiving this award and will be setting it up prominently on the shop floor.”
Budget marine Grenada did an excellent job of continuous improvement despite the fact that Budget Marines’ leadership has already been solid and consistent over the past decade and Managements’ constant attention to detail and the staffs’ commitment to extraordinary customer service has resulted in loyal customers who make it their duty to return to Grenada every year to enjoy yachting.
Improvements made in the last year were adding 1200 Square Feet to its current retail space, teaming up with Spice Island Marine Services arranging training and preparation to create a service dealer partnership for products that Budget Marine sells, thus providing better before and after sales service to its customers as well as offering a free bus service to customers located on the southern coast of Grenada which enables them to visit the store once a week free of charge in comfort.
Budget Marine is also active in the community being a very strong supporter of Youth Sailing in Grenada and sponsoring numerous events, such as the Budget Marine Spice Island Billfish Tournament, the largest fishing tournament in the southern Caribbean which brings extra activity and business to the island.
We at Budget Marine are very proud of the achievement of our Grenada location. Tap yourselves on the back and you have all reason to be extremely proud of the service you have given!