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Manufacturing & Services

This division covers the manufacturing of bread, meat products, plastic bags, printing and flexible packaging, specialty top end labels mainly for liquor, rum distilling, water and liquor bottling, aerosol products and liquid household cleaners. All these operate out of Barbados. There is also one operation in Guyana that processes shrimp and fish.

The services that fall under this division include wholesale tiles and sewerage services, a large commercial laundry and shipping agencies, stevedoring and the related tour business. The company has a 20% interest in the Bridgetown Cruise Terminals.

 Divisional General Manager

Mr. John Taylor

After completing his secondary education at Harrison College, John Taylor received a Higher National Certificate in Mechanical Engineering from the High Wycombe College of Technology in England. On returning to Barbados in 1977, he joined W.B. Hutchinson and was made Plant Manager of the plastics manufacturing division.

In 1984, in association with the leading soft drink companies in Barbados, Mr Taylor established Plastic Containers Ltd, the first company in the English Caribbean to manufacture plastic bottles for that industry. In 1995, Mr Taylor joined Goddard Enterprises Limited (GEL) as General Manager of its subsidiary company McBride (Caribbean) Limited (McBride). In 1998, in addition to his responsibility for McBride, Mr Taylor was appointed Managing Director of The West Indies Rum Distillery Limited. In 2000, Mr Taylor’s duties were expanded within the Manufacturing and Services Division of GEL when he was appointed Deputy Divisional General Manager. In addition, Mr Taylor was appointed a member of the GEL Management Committee. In March 2006, Mr. Taylor was promoted to the position of Divisional General Manager.

Mr Taylor is a Director of several companies within the Goddard Group and is a past Vice President of the Barbados Manufacturers Association.

 
  Companies in Manufacturing & Services   Country
  Anti-Septic Ltd.   Barbados
  Bridgetown Cruise Terminals Inc.   Barbados
  Caribbean Label Crafts Ltd.   Barbados
  Goddards Shipping and Tours Ltd.   Barbados
  Hipac Limited   Barbados
  McBride Caribbean Ltd.   Barbados
  National Rums of Jamaica Limited   Jamaica
  Precision Packaging   Barbados
  Purity Bakeries   Barbados
  The West Indies Rum Distillery Ltd.   Barbados
  Tropical Laundries   Barbados