Two Global Quality Awards in 2012

Richmond Development in St. Ann on top of the world again; wins second global quality award in 2012

The Richmond Housing Development in St. Ann has received a global quality award, making it one of the best developments of its kind in this hemisphere.

The European-based “Otherways Management Association Club-Paris (OMAC)” has awarded Richmond, St. Ann with the Global Award for Quality, Perfection and Ideal Performance, which recognizes firms from all over the world who have distinguished themselves in the field of quality and excellence.

The Award was presented on November 19, 2012 at a gala ceremony held at Cavalieri, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts in the Rome, Italy. This most recent accolade follows the prestigious International Quality Summit Award (IQS) Gold Award which was received by Richmond in May 2012, also for its demonstration of quality and excellence.

In his invitation to Steve Bennett, Managing Director of Richmond Development Company Limited to accept the award, President of OMAC, Charbel S. Tabet noted that Richmond would be among companies from 40 countries that would be recognized for exhibiting best practices in quality, excellence, prestige and customer satisfaction. OMAC is professionally related with more than 7100 companies whose products and services help in positioning them as leaders in their field in 160 countries.

“For us to be selected among the best in the world for the quality and excellence of our development in St. Ann for the second time in six months speaks volumes of what we have been able to achieve at Richmond, St. Ann. It is a fitting tribute to our team headed by our Chairman Lee Issa, project managers, staff and of course our homeowners” said Steve Bennett.

Mr. Bennett noted that when Richmond, St. Ann won the International Quality Gold Award in May, it was through nomination after a series of consultations by the global entity, Business Initiative Directions (B.I.D.), with company executives from 117 countries. These consultations were held over a twelve month period in Paris, London, Madrid, Geneva, New York and Frankfurt and on the basis of international quality regulations and criteria of the Total Quality Management Model, Richmond, St. Ann was designated to receive the award in the gold category.

“On the heels of that award in May comes this new global award for excellence from an international body which has an association with over 7,000 companies from 160 countries. For Richmond, St. Ann to be on the list of top achievers in this type of company means we are doing something very special in Jamaica,” said Mr. Bennett.

As Jamaica’s first green housing development, Richmond, St. Ann is an environmental dream. Homeowners are enjoying the beautifully constructed houses which feature pristine landscaped lawns, verges and parks, making it the ideal place to live. The developers have place a premium on using renewable energy to satisfy most of the energy needs in the development. Uniquely, all the street lights in the development are powered by solar energy, the first such community of its kind in Jamaica. In addition, every home is outfitted with a solar water heater as a standard feature for purchasers and initial work has been done to stimulate the home owners to go fully solar with their units, which is critical in an environment characterized by high energy and electricity costs.

The green community concept has been further enhanced by a special initiative which has been developed to cover how Richmond, St. Ann handles and manages it garbage disposal.

Commenting on the latest award, Steve Bennett said, “This development has been a dream come true. This is just what Lee Issa envisioned when he acquired sections of the old Richmond sugar estate in St. Ann and assembled a team of professionals to transform his dream into a reality. Today it is a model community which has become home to hundreds of Jamaican families at home and abroad”.

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Richmond, St. Ann, Priory
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18 Queens Drive, Montego Bay,
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20 Barbican Road, Kingston 6.
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International Quality Summit Gold Award 2012