Trade Watch V9 No1 2015

Official E-Newsletter of the Caribbean Export Development Agency

VOL. 9 NO. 1 JAN-MAR 2015

NCB Homes Recognised for their Pursuit of Environmental Sustainability and Excellence

The NCB Group has added another accolade to its already outstanding collection of honours, after they were awarded the prestigious “Local Investor of the Year” and “Caribbean Regional Investor of the Year” awards at the annual Regional Investor of the Year Award (RIYA) in 2014. Now in its second year, the RIYA is hosted by the Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) and the Caribbean Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (CAIPA) in recognition of the achievement of pan-Caribbean foreign and local investors. Established in 2001, NCB Group is one of the most recognised and successful real estate developers in Cayman; and over the last three years the company has contributed some US$30 million into local activities. Naul Bodden, President of theNCBGroup shared that the company is “honoured to accept the award for Regional Investor of the Year because it acknowledges that our commitment to sustainability is an important part of the work we do and demonstrates that it makes an impact on our communities’ environment in positive and lasting ways.” NCB’s passion for building exceptional homes fuels their ongoing research into new and innovative materials, trends and construction methods. This tireless pursuit of excellence allows them to offer the highest quality, most energy-efficient and aesthetically appealing homes available in Cayman. The NCB one stop shop approach to residential home building covers concept design, planning approvals,

L-R Mr. Ryan Rajkumarsingh, Director, Cayman Islands Department of Commerce & Investment, Mr. Naul Bodden, President, NCB Group, Mrs. Pamela Coke Hamilton, Executive Director, Caribbean Export, and Mr. McHale Andrew, President, CAIPA surveying, actual home construction, landscaping and connection of property to utility networks, including power, water and sewerage. Today, the company covers eight distinct service lines: Construction, Development, Design, Project Management, Property Services, Electrical, Plumbing and Geothermal. The 100% locally owned company also builds with quality products with the future in mind. “We strive tomake sure every structure we build has as little impact as possible on the Earth by favouring sustainable construction practices, efficient building designs, environmentally friendly materials and through the integration of renewable energy sources such as solar and geothermal cooling,” stated Bodden. “It would be remiss of us to not be committed to environmental sustainability because the risk to our children, grandchildren and even great grandchildren is too high,” he concluded. The NCB Group does much more than simply ‘build homes’…they develop communities. When buying your own piece of Cayman from NCB Homes, you’re investing in the future of your family. NCB Group is leading the way in Cayman for environmental sustainability and they take their role as innovators very seriously, recognizing that the bricks laid in the present pave the way for future generations to come. As a pioneer of green technology into their multiple construction practices suchas solar installations, double-glazedwindows and ICF foam insulated concrete for homeowners and corporate structures, the potential of NCB’s environmental impact is demonstrated by its popularity. Some projects that have benefited from

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EDITORIAL Changing the Status Quo

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EXPORT DEVELOPMENT Intellectual Property Tools and the EPA

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EXPORTER SUCCESS Cricket: Sun, Sea, Sand and Sport

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ACCESS TO FINANCE Financing from the Angels

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OPPORTUNITIES Caribbean Export Opportunities

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